Scientists Say Alcohol is Bad for Your Memory… They Think

Scientists Say Alcohol is Bad for Your Memory… They Think

  Hold on to your hats. Researchers have conducted yet another study on the health effects of alcohol consumption. In case you didn’t know, alcohol is bad. Except when it’s not so bad. It depends on who’s conducting the research and what year it is. Even-numbered years are bad. Odd-numbered years are good. Given that we’re now in 2014, alcohol now falls on the “you’re-a-dumbass-if-you-drink” side of the health scale..

Feline Friday: When A Stray Adopts YOU

Feline Friday: When A Stray Adopts YOU

Meet Vanna. You may remember her from my previous posts, when I first blogged about the tiny white creature that popped out of my hedges at the beginning of July. At the time, this little fur baby had no mommy and no owner to take care of her; she was literally starving to death. Of course, I wasn’t going to have any of that. So I started feeding her, making sure.

Words of Comfort for Life’s Crappy Moments

Words of Comfort for Life’s Crappy Moments

  You know those days when you just don’t feel like getting up in the morning — when all you want to do is crawl back under the covers and hide from the rest of the world?     And those days when everyone gets on your nerves and you’re really not sure why?     How about those days when you’re just so overwhelmed by life that you wish you were someone else?.

The Great Duchess Hair Twirl and Four Other Life-Changing News Stories You May Have Missed This Year

The Great Duchess Hair Twirl and Four Other Life-Changing News Stories You May Have Missed This Year

  To say that this year has been eventful is an understatement. So many major news stories dominated the media, it’s been difficult to follow them all. With all these goings on, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you missed some of the important news stories that hit newspapers across North America over the past year. But rest assured, I’m here to bring you up to speed on all those big stories that have a direct.

Feral Cats: The Great Kitten Dilemma

They say that feral cats are best left outside. To be honest, I’m struggling with this advice. You may remember my post last week, when I introduced you to a (yet-to-be-named) feral kitten that was roaming in my backyard. She was tiny, she was starving and she wasn’t going to last very long without help.

When the Tour de France Becomes the Tour de Selfie

When the Tour de France Becomes the Tour de Selfie

Once upon a time, people started taking pictures of themselves with their smartphones. These photos were called selfies. First, there was the plain old mirror selfie. Then came the duckface selfie, the drinking selfie, the glam selfie, the Snapchat selfie, the butt selfie and of course, the celebrity selfie. But, over time, people posing seductively in front of the bathroom mirror with a duckface and drink in hand became boring.

My Cat Food Brings WHAT to the Yard?

My Cat Food Brings WHAT to the Yard?

I made a new friend this weekend. Actually, I made more than one but there’s one that’s more important than the others. This new friend started talking to me last Friday, from behind the hedges surrounding my backyard. I didn’t see his face right away; he was too scared to come and introduce himself. Eventually, though, I did get to meet him face to face although I still don’t know.

World Cup: Play Soccer, They Said… It’ll Be Fun, They Said

World Cup: Play Soccer, They Said… It’ll Be Fun, They Said

  I think the world has come to an end. Or at least the world as Brazil knows it. If you haven’t heard the news today, the Brazilian team suffered a crushing defeat at the feet of the Germans in the World Cup semi-final. Final score: 7-1.

Three Funny 4th of July Pics You Have to See 

Three Funny 4th of July Pics You Have to See 

It’s party week for North Americans: Two countries are celebrating birthdays and that’s bringing people together for massive drinking and displays of patriotic pride. July 1st was Canada Day and although I neglected to write a Canada Day post on Tuesday, I did celebrate it with friends and family. It was a day of barbecued chicken wings, smores over an open fire and some homegrown fireworks. While the display was.

The Number One Way to Improve Your Golf Game? Get Rid of Those Ugly Pants

The Number One Way to Improve Your Golf Game? Get Rid of Those Ugly Pants

A study conducted in 2011 by Sports Marketing Surveys, a European research firm, revealed that there are over 60 million golf enthusiasts* in the world. Amazingly, over 29 million of them are in the U.S., with roughly 6 million in Canada. *Definition of a golf enthusiast: someone who plays at least one round of 18 holes per year or practices a few swings on a driving range sometime between January.

Rebuilding My Website: I Need Your Feedback

Rebuilding My Website: I Need Your Feedback

Things have been pretty quiet on the Times Squared site lately. The reason? I’m working on migrating my blog and website to WordPress. For a non-techno geek like me, this isn’t simple. In fact, I’ll be thankful if I don’t bring down my whole site in the exercise. So far so good though, and now I’ve reached the point where I need advice and/or feedback — which is why I’m.

Feline Friday: Adopt Me

Feline Friday: Adopt Me

This week’s edition of Feline Friday comes with a name: Velcro. Velcro is a 10-week-old kitten that I met during one of my weekly visits to the pet store. Before I go any further, let me say that the pet store that I frequent has a partnership with the local SPCA to find homes for needy felines. Last week, there were a few cats up for adoption, including Velcro, the store’s.

Do You Remember When…?

Do You Remember When…?

I’m having flashbacks today. No, not hot flashes. Flashbacks. You know the kind where you see random images of yourself as a kid and the way things used to be back in the day. Not sure why this is happening today, but I’ll assume it’s because it’s Throwback Thursday. Regardless, it’s kinda fun thinking about the way my life was 30+ years ago. Not that I’d want to go back, mind.

How to Create a Beautifully Useless Cauliflower Dish

How to Create a Beautifully Useless Cauliflower Dish

I haven’t touched arts and crafts for ages. In fact, it’s been over 8 years since I last sat at a table with my daughter to colour, paint, twist or glue items together into some semblance of a craft. I could say it’s because I no longer have the time but the truth is, I’m not very good at it. My talent is limited to accidentally melting objects into weird shapes without realizing that the house is in.

Feline Friday: Hide-And-Seek Kitty

Feline Friday: Hide-And-Seek Kitty

This week’s edition of Feline Friday comes with a little story: a story about how my cat loves to play hide and seek. If you’ve been following my FF posts, you’ve seen my little panther, Sam. He’s a handsome black kitty with big round eyes who also happens to be a master of camouflage. I’m sure you’ll recall his statue imitation skills which I posted last Friday. Sam is also.

Forget Selfies & Belfies, I’m Going for the Kneelfie

Forget Selfies & Belfies, I’m Going for the Kneelfie

Selfies are soooo 2013. People don’t care about those anymore. The hottest things on social media these days are butts: big butts, small butts, medium butts. If you have one, you can take a picture (if you can twist far enough without wrenching an essential part of your anatomy) and post it for friends, families and strangers to see. Unless, of course, Instagram objects to the size of your butt and asks you to.

Nighttime Headaches: Why Your Brain Gets Angry With You While You Sleep

Nighttime Headaches: Why Your Brain Gets Angry With You While You Sleep

Headaches. We all have them, right? Right. They can pop up anytime, anywhere, usually when it’s most inconvenient. We think we know what causes them: we’re exhausted, we’re stressed, we drank too much the night before, we’ve over-exerted our eyes and brain by watching too many episodes of Breaking Bad. So we stop what we’re doing, pop an Advil or two and head off to bed to get some rest..

Feline Friday: Find the Statue

Feline Friday: Find the Statue

Steve of Burnt Food Dude started this meme because he wanted everyone to know that he doesn’t hate cats. Since I’ve got lots of cats, I figured I’d join in. Get the InLinkz code *********

It’s Almost Summer, Time to Do Stuff… But First, Let Me Go on a Safari

It’s Almost Summer, Time to Do Stuff… But First, Let Me Go on a Safari

Every year, I go on safari. Not an African safari, mind you, but a real, true-to-life Canadian one in the wildlife reserve of Montebello, Quebec. Now before I go on, let me say that this isn’t a sponsored post. I didn’t receive any compensation for this article; I simply enjoy the experience enough that I want to share it. So, on with the program. Omega Park is a safari park located approximately 45 minutes outside.

Everything I Know About Mowers I Learned From the Operating Manual

Everything I Know About Mowers I Learned From the Operating Manual

Yep, I’m an instructional-manual kind of girl. But you probably already guessed that from the title of this post. At the very least, you would’ve concluded that I’m not a man. (Operator’s Manual? WTF is that?) Whenever I get a new gadget, I do nothing until I read the documentation. This means reviewing everything from the safety warnings, to the assembly and start-up instructions, to the troubleshooting guide where I.