Tag - March/April 2021

Susan Aglukark

Accidental Artist Susan Aglukark’s extraordinary life and career Profile By Jennifer Hartley Photos by Denise Grant Photography “Feel the fear and do it anyway. ” Those were the final words to the 2017 University of Toronto graduating class by their honorary doctorate recipient: Dr. Susan Aglukark. She ought to know — she...

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Cozy Up with Hearty Recipes

Put a new spin on a classic favourite Springtime can still bring cool temperatures. That’s why it’s still the perfect time to try recipes made with wholesome, nutritious, and hearty ingredients to warm the body and soul. It is the best time of year to make stews and soups, but if you are running out of ideas, you can always put...

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This Is Your Brain on Music

Daniel Levitin Penguin Random House Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Daniel Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van...

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Elder Abuse – You have a Role to Play

By John Johnson and Sabby Duthie Prominence Publishing Elder abuse is widespread and very real. The authors of this book have combined their years of experience, one as a retired lawyer and the other as a former retirement homeowner, to share real-life stories of elder abuse. The book brings to light some of the more obscure...

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Stylish water filter bottles travel well

Although big water filter jugs are great at home, sometimes we need a portable water filter bottle while on the road. The Water to Go ™ collection comes in large and small sizes. Each bottle has a built-in filter that eliminates up to 99.9999 per cent of water-borne contaminants — including bacteria, parasites, viruses...

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A double duty cleaning marvel

Just in time for spring cleaning, this genius mop and vacuum all-in-one marvel is available in Canada. The new Shark VACMOP™ combines powerful suction for vacuuming dry debris and a spray mopping function for sticky surfaces, all in the same lightweight unit. And better yet, it’s rechargeable, so you can clean anywhere without...

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Affordable way to defeat porch pirates

Until now, doorbell cameras could be costly and complicated to install, but now the very affordable Kangaroo hops to the rescue. Just peel and stick to your door area and its motion detection sends alerts in real time to your smartphone when someone is approaching and takes a series of quick photos so you can see who it is. It...

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Buying Car insurance

Your Finance By Jessica Fullerton, B.A., LL.B. Three things to consider when buying car insurance in Ontario Most of us spend more time researching and shopping for the latest electronics and gadgets than we do when we are looking into car insurance. And when it comes to insurance, the focus is often on the monthly premiums –...

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A Celebration of Sex After 50

Dr. Douglas E. Rosenau and Dr. Jim and Carolyn Childerston Thomas Nelson Here’s a great book for our generation (over 50). The print is large enough to read and you don’t have to wade through a lot of information that doesn’t apply. The authors have included a wealth of medical information for readers whose bodies aren’t young...

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Elizabeth Grant to-go

2021 marked Elizabeth Grant’s 98th birthday, and she’s still going strong running her company of over 70 years now, along with her daughter-in-law and her granddaughter at the helm. A famed Canadian brand name in skin care, best known for the development of miracle serum Torricelumn™ — a proprietary and exclusive antiaging...

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