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Just In Time For Halloween… A Tim Burton Inspired Cookbook!

Fans of Tim Burton’s movies may already know about Beetle House, the eatery… There’s one in New York City and one in Los Angeles, where “every day is Halloween.” The decor is spooky, the staff dress up like Beetlejuice and

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Three Incredibly Bonded St. Bernard’s Find A Forever Home

The Edmonton Humane Society says Goliath, Gunther and Gasket are settling in with their new family in Calgary. The society put out a call last week for someone up to the challenge of handling the three adult St. Bernards, their

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Keep Your Eye On The Sky After Sunset For The Next Days

If you’ve seen some shooting stars recently, it’s not uncommon at this time of year. That’s because we are under the influence of the annual Orionids meteor shower. This year, the peak date for activity is on the night of

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Listening To Music While Working Or Studying Can Help Increase Productivity

So, what is the best music for studying or concentrating? Author Dan Jacques wrote an in-depth article on that topic. Here’s a quick overview… The University of Wales undertook a study in 2011 to see how well students were able to

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You Can Stop Tweeting #SadBagel Now

With all of the heated discourse on Twitter these days, we needed a unifying distraction, and we found one! You can stop tweeting #SadBagel now. Apple has released a new version of its bagel emoji in the latest update to its

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Big Bird, Oscar The Grouch Puppeteer Caroll Spinney To Retire

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney told the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from

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Canadian Mint Introduces The “Armistice” Coin

The Royal Canadian Mint has delivered another amazingly detailed and unique coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The “Armistice” circulation coin features the image of a soldier’s helmet, which represents the number of

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[Video] Kenya Ice Kings Play Their First Away Game

Hockey is for everyone, but being part of an ice hockey team in Africa poses some challenges. Outdoor rinks don’t exist, thanks to the weather. Indoor rinks are scarce. There’s only one in all of East and Central Africa. Finding hockey

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[Video] Scottish Grandmother Reads A Children’s Book To Her Grandson And The World Takes Notice

A children’s book about a three-legged donkey is one of the top selling books in the United States, thanks to a viral video of Scottish grandmother, Janice Clark, reading Craig Smith’s “The Wonky Donkey” to her baby grandson. Her breathless

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Michael Bublé Early Retirement Rumours “Completely False”

Michael Bublé’s people were in ‘walk-back’ mode this weekend, after what’s being called a ‘misunderstanding’ between Michael and a journalist. His management team had to issue a statement Sunday afternoon saying that that contrary to many reports, Michael Bublé is

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“My Own Piece Of Art History” Even If Half Of It Has Been Shredded

The winning bidder for a Banksy painting that self-destructed during an auction last week has decided to keep it and go through with the purchase. Sotheby’s auction house said a female European collector was the successful bidder, agreeing to pay

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NCC Seeking A Name For The Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park

The National Capital Commission’s brand-new, Ottawa River South Shore Riverfront Park needs a new, less cumbersome name, and you can help. The NCC is inviting suggestions from the public to name the sweeping nine-kilometre-long green space that follows the river along

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Ontarian’s Will Be Able To Legally Purchase Pot In A Week

Starting a week from today, people in Ontario will be able to legally buy marijuana at a government-run online store. Orders will be shipped to customers for a $5 delivery fee using Canada Post. Visitors to the website must first

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According To Peta, The Real Star Of “A Star Is Born” Is Charlie

If you’ve seen Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’, you know the real star is ‘Charlie’ the labradoodle, Bradley Cooper’s own dog. Charlie is such a scene stealer that PETA has created a brand-new honour just so it could bestow

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Cow’s Milk Vodka? Why Not! Introducing “Vodkow”

Canadian Dairy farmers stand to lose market share, and perhaps even their livelihoods in the wake of the new USMCA trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Ovid McDonald, the founder of Dairy Distillery in Almonte, has come up

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