Monthly Archives: December 2015

Month: December 2015 Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 2016

  To all our “Central Toronto Real Estate” blog readers, we wish you a Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year 2016. Please continue reading our blog articles in 2016 and please share our blog articles with your friends, families and co-workers. Please share your comments and with us and please give us your feedback.     Please call or text us at 647-294-1177 or send us an email if you need more information about “housing market” in Central Toronto communities. Again, with warm greetings and best wishes throughout year 2016.   Max Seal, Broker Team “Central Toronto Real Estate” Blog  

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Month: December 2015 How Your Skin Ages

  How is it that some older people seem to have very youthful, radiant skin, while others have wrinkles, discolourations, and uneven skin texture? Skin aging is the result of two different processes: intrinsic, or chronological aging, which is beyond your control, and photoaging from sun exposure, which can be prevented. The rate at which skin ages depends on many factors, including genetics, diet, lifestyle factors like tobacco smoking, hormonal changes, and environmental exposure to chemicals — and most importantly, exposure to sun.   Chronological aging: The skin is the largest organ of the body, and like other organs, it

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Month: December 2015 How To Cope With Dry, Cracked Hands

  If the words you associate with the winter months are “red,” “cracked” and “peeling,” you probably suffer from seriously dry skin on your hands. Cracks on your fingers can make even the simplest tasks — like typing, turning a page, or doing up a button — very painful. For advice on how to cope with chapped hands, I consulted Dr. Barbara Reed, dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado. With Denver’s dry climate, Reed has both a professional and personal interest in preserving the skin on her hands. “It’s a seasonal problem, and a bigger

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Month: December 2015 How to Set Up a New iPhone

  Whether your new iPhone is your first or you’ve been using Apple’s smartphone since 2007, the first thing you must do with any new iPhone is to set it up. This article covers activating an iPhone 6S Plus & 6S, 6 Plus & 6, 5S, 5C, 5, or 4S running iOS 9. RELATED: If your phone is already set up, learn how to sync content to your iPhone. Before you get started, ensure that your version of iTunes is up to date. This isn’t always absolutely required, but it’s probably a good idea. Learn how to install iTunes here. Once you’ve got

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Month: December 2015 Traditional Christmas Dinner Menu

As turkey is traditional for Thanksgiving, so ham is traditional for Christmas dinner menus. This menu features Baked Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, two easy recipes that are delicious. The ham you find in your supermarket is almost always fully cooked and ready to serve immediately. Most people prefer to heat the ham, and a glaze adds flavor and makes for a gorgeous presentation. One of the best tips I found about baking ham is to place the meat cut side down on the roasting pan and cover the ham with a foil tent. This preserves the moisture in the ham.

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Month: December 2015 13 Ways You Can Eat for Free

Tired of paying for food? Then, don’t. Here are 10 ways to put free food on the table, including restaurant meals. 2 of 14   Mystery Shop Free Restaurant Meal. Photo Credit: Diana Jarvis/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images Become a mystery shopper, and enjoy free (or even profitable) meals out on the town. Restaurants want to know how they’re doing, so they pay people to pose as regular customers. You go out to eat, and when you get home, you fill out a brief survey about the experience. Easy! Want to get in on the action?, Sign up with several mystery shopping

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Month: December 2015 5 Things to Do Before You Close Your Credit Card

So you’ve decided you want to close your credit card. Maybe your credit card issuer won’t lower your interest rate. Or perhaps the credit card no longer benefits you. Maybe you’re simplifying your wallet and need to let some credit cards go. Once you’ve made sure that closing your credit card isn’t going to hurt your credit score, there are a few other things to do before you close your credit card for good.   Make sure you really want to close it. Avoid closing your credit card because you’re angry with your credit card issuer or because you think

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Month: December 2015 Diabetes and hypertension often go hand in hand

  Dear Dr. Roach: My 72-year-old aunt has hypertension and Type 2 diabetes. She is not on any medications yet. If she took medication to correct her hypertension only, would her blood sugar levels normalize? Or, if she took medication to correct Type 2 diabetes only, would her hypertension be eliminated? I need to know what advice to give her as she wants to take the least amount of medications due to possible bad side effects. J.I.   Dear J.I.: High blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes often go together, to the point where we recommend people with high blood

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Month: December 2015 237 Seaton Street, Toronto – $1-million Toronto Moss Park home that shows what a little restoration is worth

LISTED AT $849,000 SOLD FOR $999,990 Address: 237 Seaton Street Neighbourhood: Moss Park   The property: This 130-year-old Victorian still has its original wide-plank pine flooring, a glass vestibule at the entrance, restored stained-glass windows and old-style fixtures in the bathrooms. The history: The sellers, a couple, bought the home in 2004 and decided to maintain its historical features. They brought in a 1920s kitchen—cupboards and all—and renovated the bathrooms to look as though they were designed when the home was originally built. The fate: Another couple, with plans to start a family, purchased the home. Like the sellers, they have a soft spot for

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Month: December 2015 Toronto housing market sets new yearly sales record in November, 2015 — and there’s still a month to go

  Toronto, Canada’s largest city, set a record for yearly sales as it broke new territory for the month of November, 2015 according to new data out Thursday. The Toronto Real Estate Board President said there 7,385 home sold through the multiple listing service last month, a 14 per cent increase from a year ago. It was the best November ever and pushed 2015 sales to 96,401. “Not only did we see a record sales result for November, but with one month left to go in 2015, we have already set a new calendar year record for home sales in the

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