Daily Archives: February 21, 2012

The Prayer – Peter and Evynne Hollens

Taking a Risk – People

Wife Who Sent Husband’s Resume To President Launches Website

Professional Development Day

Writing From the Right Side of the Stall

I’ve never been much of a joiner.

Mostly because when money’s tight, the association memberships are the first things to go.  So I am currently not a member of PWAC, which used to stand for “Periodical Writers Association of Canada” and now stands for “Professional Writers Association of Canada” (presumably, because the writing biz these days is almost more about online content than it is magazines and newspapers).

But I do keep tabs on what the Toronto chapter of PWAC is up to, and when the opportunity presents itself I try to attend some of their evening or weekend seminars, which they kindly open up to non-members who are willing to produce a $20 bill at the door.

It’s mostly about the networking for me.  Living in the boonies as I do, I’m disconnected from the urban writer’s community (where everybody knows your byline) and certainly disconnected from their reputed…

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Fatigue. The new epidemic.

Are you exhausted? By 3 p.m. do you find yourself falling asleep at your desk and looking for your next shot of caffeine and/or other stimulant of choice? Are you irritable? Do you suffer from severe P.M.S., mood swings, weight gain and/or depression? Do you crave sweet and/or salty foods? Do you have menopausal symptoms? If so, you may be suffering from adrenal fatigue.

Adrenal fatigue simply means that your adrenal glands are not functioning optimally due to over use. Your adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney and are responsible for producing 4 vital hormones (cortisol, aldosterone, DHEA and noradrenaline/adrenaline) necessary for your overall health, energy and well being. One of the main hormones produced by the adrenals is cortisol. Cortisol is responsible for blood pressure regulation, glucose metabolism, inflammatory response, immune function and insulin release for proper blood sugar maintenance. Cortisol has been named “the stress…

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The ever changing face of beauty


The Ever Changing Face of Beauty is a very aesthetically appealing editorial shot by photographer Solve Sundsbo for the March issue of  W Magazine. Gorgeous Lara Stone is cut into four pieces and juxtaposed against men, animals and nature. The stylist Marie Chaix beautifully shows spring latest trends in each picture defined as ‘Bright Ideas’, ‘Flower Power’, ‘Inside Out’, ‘Ancient Secret’ and ‘His and Hers’.

Creative consultant: Jerry Stafford.
Hair by Sam McKnight for Pantene at Premier Hair and Makeup;
makeup by Lisa Butler at the Collective Shift;
manicure by Mike Pocock for Nail Rock at Streeters London.
Model: Lara Stone at IMG.
Director of Photography: Simon Chaudoir.
Digital imaging technicians: Claire Fulton and Luke Bennett at Spring Post.
Retouching: Jim Alexandrou and Dan Moloney at Digital Light Ltd.
Prop styling: Dragonfly Scenery at Patricia McMahon.
Animal handlers: Carol Jones and Trevor Smith at Animals Work.
Photography assistants: Ashley Reynolds, Myro Wulff.

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RIM’s PlayBook starts its second life today


Research In Motion delivered a major software update for its PlayBook tablet on Tuesday with the release of PlayBook OS 2.0. The upgrade brings overlooked features to RIM’s(s rimm) tablet, which has so far faced relatively poor sales and generally negative reviews. In addition to new applications and features, RIM is also launching a new video store for PlayBook users in the U.S.

A quick rundown of what’s in the second iteration of the PlayBook software includes:

  • Built-in email, calendar and contacts that integrate social networking from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • New BlackBerry Bridge features that turn a BlackBerry smartphone into a keyboard and mouse for the PlayBook
  • Print To Go and updated other document and productivity features
  • Support for a select number of approved Google Android(s goog) applications

Last month at the Consumer Electronics Show, I got a first look at the new PlayBook OS 2.0 and liked what…

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