Monthly Archives: April 2016

Month: April 2016 10 Uses for Dish Soap

  Dish soap can be used for so many more chores than just dishes.  Dish soap is actually one of the most versatile cleaners in your arsenal.  Find out all the varied places that dish soap can help around the house. 1.  Mopping A mild dish soap is a surprisingly good floor cleaner.  All that is needed is 1-2 tablespoons of dish soap mixed in with a bucket of water.  Floors will be clean and shiny in no time at all. More » Photo Credit: Janis Christie/Getty Images. Photo Credit: Janis Christie/Getty Images 2.  Stain Removal Some of the most

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Month: April 2016 Identity Theft – 15 Signs Your Identity Was Stolen

  A thief could be feeding off of your identity for years before you find out—and when you find out, it’s only when you apply for a loan or to rent an apartment and get rejected on the grounds of bad credit—which the thief has tanked. Another way people find out by accident that their identity has been stolen is when they’re denied admission to a school. And yet another tip-off that you’re a victim is when you get calls from a collection agency demanding you pay up for products you never bought or even heard of. The way your

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Month: April 2016 My Computer Has Been Hacked! What To Do Now

   10 Things You Need to Do After Being Hacked You opened an e-mail attachment that you probably shouldn’t have and now your computer has slowed to a crawl and other strange things are happening. Your bank called you saying there has been some strange activity on your account and your ISP has just “null routed” all traffic from your computer because they claim it is now part of a zombie botnet. All this and it’s only Monday.If your computer has been compromised and infected with a virus or other malware you need to take action to keep your files

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Month: April 2016 10 Signs Your Computer Might Have a Malware Infection

  Our computer is like a member of our family, when it doesn’t “feel good” or something is wrong with it, we can usually tell. We might not know exactly what is bothering it, but we have a feeling that something is wrong and we want to do everything we can to make them all better. How Can You Tell if Your System is Infected With Malware? Let’s look at 10 signs that your computer might have a malware infection:   1. It’s Running Much Slower Than Normal If your computer is normally setting speeds records jumping from app to

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Month: April 2016 Diabetes – Where You Live Affects Your Diabetes Risk

  Across the United States, living in close proximity to healthy food options and fresh markets is linked to lower rates of diabetes, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.   In regions with above-average population of people of color, the effect was especially significant given that type 2 diabetes has been shown to disproportionately affect non-white Americans.   According to the latest available data from the American Diabetes Association, the populations at the greatest risk are American Indians and Alaskan Natives (15.9 percent), non-Hispanic blacks (13.2 percent), and Hispanics (12.8 percent). While this information may

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Month: April 2016 Cocoa May Help Patients with Diabetes, Heart Failure

  Chocolate bars are not normally something one thinks diabetes and heart failure patients should eat, but researchers are now saying patients have shown improvement after consuming a dark chocolate bar and a beverage enhanced with epicatechin, a flavonoid found in dark chocolate, every day for three months.   According to UPI, the test subjects’ skeletal muscle mitochondria had major damage due to type 2 diabetes and heart failure. Damage to the heart and skeletal muscle often results in impaired physical capacity, and patients frequently suffer from shortness of breath, lack of energy, and difficulty walking.   After three months

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Month: April 2016 Real estate markets near Toronto, Vancouver seeing outsize growth in prices

  New Housing in Toronto continues to be a seven-figure proposition (over $1 million dollars) for even an average home, sending more and more people into satellite cities in search of better deals. The Building Industry and Land Development Association said Thursday that the average new detached home in the Greater Toronto Area reached $1.049 million at the end of March, up 15 per cent from a year earlier. A decade ago, the comparable price for a detached home was $439,294. In another report out Thursday, Re/Max said the existing home market in cities neighbouring Toronto is getting a huge

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Month: April 2016 Average new detached home price surpasses $1million in GTA

  A new detached home in the Greater Toronto Area will cost you over $1 million dollars, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) said Thursday. According to BILD, it’s the first time the average GTA-wide price has passed the $1-million mark. As of March 31, the average price hit $1,045,659. In just 12 months, the average price has grown by a staggering 21% — doubling in the last decade.   “The demand for detached homes is far outpacing supply as the GTA’s population continues to grow,” BILD president and CEO Bryan Tuckey said. “Our region has record-low levels

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Month: April 2016 Spring vegetables – how to cook them, what to look for, and when to enjoy them

    You don’t have to get too fancy with spring produce. After a long winter of brassicas and root vegetables, it’s often enough to simply embrace the crunch and fresh flavours of farmers’ market and produce aisle finds. Here’s a look at six spring vegetables, and some easy ways to prepare them.   ARTICHOKES Don’t be dissuaded by the prep work involved with artichokes. As cooks in their native Mediterranean know, these beauties are well worth the minimal effort. They can be baked, braised, fried and stuffed. But a good introductory way of enjoying them is by steaming them

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Month: April 2016 96 Castlewood Road, Toronto – $2-million Lytton Park home that proves the teardown business is alive and well

  LISTED AT  $2,049,000   SOLD FOR  $2,025,000   Address: 96 Castlewood Road Neighbourhood: Lytton Park   The property: This home, built from the ground up just over a year ago, has a custom-built kitchen, oak finishes and a basement with a walk-out to the backyard.   The history: After buying the property for $1,085,000 in 2014, the seller tore down the existing bungalow and built this place in its stead. His original intended buyer, a colleague’s brother, had a change of heart—so the house went on the open market. The fate: The buyers are a family who were drawn

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