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Volume 12 Number 03

THREEEASYDIYPROJECTS Almost everyone wants to have a beautiful home, but not everyone has the time or resources to make it a reality. However, by keeping things simple, you can slowly create your dream home one DIY project at a time. For starters, if you have an unused fireplace, turn it into a focal point by filling it with candles, logs – even books. If you’re still one to light up a fire every once and a while,

focus your attention on the mantle and add accessories that vary in size, shape and colour. Update your kitchen with a shiny new countertop appliance, a pullout spray faucet for the sink or – if it’s in the budget – new countertops. If a new cooking surface sounds divine, but the price doesn’t, check

out Pinterest for ideas on how to transform your counters without actually switching them out. Lastly, consider updating your artwork. When left in place for too long, art becomes

part of the background. Swap out your old pieces for something new and eye-catching.


Buddha bowls are big right now, and it's easy to see why. They're delicious, nutritious and fun to make. It doesn't hurt that they look beautiful, too!

CHICKPEAS: 1 1/2 cup chickpeas (15.5 ounce can) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 to 1 tablespoon liquid smoke 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1. Pre-heat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. 2. In a bowl, toss the chickpeas with the oil, liquid smoke and spices. Add more or less liquid smoke based on your preference. 3. Transfer the chickpeas on to a

LEMON TAHINI DRESSING: 3/4 cup tahini 2/3 to 3/4 cup water 3 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic Salt and pepper, to taste 1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high-powered blender. For a thicker sauce, use 2/3 cup water. For a thinner sauce, use 3/4 cup or more. You can also adjust the lemon juice, garlic and spices according to your taste buds. 2. Blend until smooth. To store leftover tahini sauce, use an air-tight container and keep in the refrigerator.

BUDDHA BOWL: Whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, etc.) Smoky chickpeas Vegetables Healthy fats (avocado, almonds, etc.) Lemon tahini sauce 1. To construct your Buddha bowl, combine whole grains, healthy fats and vegetables of your choice. Ideas for veggies include leafy greens, carrots, broccoli and sprouts. Add the smoky chickpeas, tahini sauce and a sprinkle of sesame seeds (optional).

baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy, tossing once halfway through.

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HOWGENZDISCOVERSMUSIC How people have discovered music throughout the generations may have changed, yet a love of music and the importance of it in a young person’s life remains. Perhaps members of Generation Z – meaning people born after 1996 – don’t buy vinyl albums or CDs anymore, but they have a multitude of possibilities when it comes to finding new music. Many Gen Z-ers use social media to learn about songs and artists that are on the rise. YouTube is also a popular way to find new tunes, and the fact that most songs are accompanied with music videos allow fans to feel even more connected to musicians. Streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify keep a steady feed of new music flowing into those white earbuds, but don’t think young people only go online to find music. Many say they still listen to the radio, which gives them access to the most popular music of the day, which they can then stream or download in any manner they choose.

THELINKBETWEENNUTRITIONANDCHRONICPAIN A study on the relationship between nutrition and chronic pain has showed a definite link between healthy eating and pain reduction. Of the individuals studied, 75 percent of those who switched to a healthier dietary plan reported a significant reduction of pain. The study, published by healthcare journal Practical Pain Management, also measured changes in pain of three other groups. The first, which altered specific dietary nutrients such as fibre and fat showed a 40 percent improvement in pain. Supplement-based changes in another group showed a 24 percent improvement. Lastly,

fasting therapy showed only short-term pain reduction and repeated trials showed negative effects on overall health. The study concluded that nutritional interventions would be of particular benefit in clinical settings as the implementation and practice could improve quality of life for people experiencing chronic pain.

DIGITALLYDECORATEAROOMINSECONDS The app Curate by international auction house Sotheby’s is the newest addition to the digital decorating realm – and it just might be the best. Its ease of use means you can decorate a room in seconds. Once downloaded – for free – you don’t even need to be hooked up to the internet to reap its benefits. All you need is your smart device and an empty room. The first step is to select a room type and a decor type. Then, use your phone’s camera to properly scale the app’s furniture to your space – and voila! You now have an image of your decorated room that you can take with you when you go shopping. FITNESSTREND: BROADWAYCARDIO If you love to dance, sing and work up a sweat – Broadway cardio may be your new best friend. Run almost like rehearsals for a Broadway show, classes are open to any level – so you can give it a try even if you’ve never danced a day in your life. Not only a great workout for the body, but Broadway cardio is also a challenge for the mind as participants need to remember choreography and song lyrics at the same time. Also, if you’ve ever tried singing while running you’ll know how challenging it can be. The creator of an Ottawa-based Broadway cardio class said the whole point is to have fun as you dance your way to fitness. Plus, you get to live out your dreams of being a Broadway star surrounded by supportive individuals who share your dream with you.

1. In this puzzle, each letter represents a different number. Can you work out what number (0-9) each letter stands for? The leftmost letter can not be zero in any word.

R O S E +G R A S S

= F L OW E R S

2. Norma travels to work by car. Helen walks and Joan travels by train. Who travels to work by bicycle - Diana or Lucy and why? 3. ACCEDE, ARTIST, GAZEBO, GLOOMY, STATUE. Which one of the following words belongs in the list above and why? BORDER, DANCER, FRIEND, OBJECT, PRINCE. 4. If a camel is 5 years old, a giraffe is 6 years old and an elephant is 14 years old, how old is a gorilla? 5. Seven men keep a different number of pigeons. Keith has twice as many pigeons as Roger, who has a third as many as Jim, who has ten fewer than Frank, who has five times as many as Bernie, who has two more than Joe, who has half as many as George. How many birds does each man have if the total number of pigeons is 240?


m 60, Frank 70.

gorilla is 12 years old. 5. Joe 12, Bernie 14, Roger 20, George 24, Keith 40, Ji

mal, so the

A=5, E=2, F=1, G=9, L=0, O=7, R=8, S=6. W=3 2. The third letter of each name is the same as the third letter of the method of transport, so Lucy travels by bicycle. 3. The second and fifth letters of each word in the top list are consecutive, so OBJECT. 4. The numerical value (A-Z=1-26) of the second last letter of each word is the same as the age of each ani

= 1 0 7 3 2 8

+ 9 8 5 6 6

8 7 6 2

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