How to recover deflated investments and plan for a greener future.

Many Canadians have been sideswiped by stock and real estate market declines over the past year. Families concerned about their investment portfolio often approach me for advice in search of a magic formula that will quickly grow their portfolio back to its original value. They often seem trapped like a deer in the headlights, unsure of what to do next. Should they sell? Should they buy? Are stocks going up or down?  How about real estate?

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World Record for Most People Dyeing Eggs

Guinness World Records Live! Partners with Cedar Fair’s Carowinds theme park in Charlotte, NC to recognize a new record for the ‘Most People Dyeing Eggs’ with 317 people participating over Easter weekend.

(PRNewsFoto/Guinness World Records)

Yoga or Pilates? Which is right for you?

Yoga and Pilates share a lot of the same benefits: slimming, flexibility, balance, strength building, so which is best? Well, it’s a personal preference really, so here is a menu of reasons why each are masters in their own respects.

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Dogs Help Kids Boost Reading Skills

Now there is one more reason to get a dog for the kids: researchers from UC Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine reveal that Fido can help improve children’s reading ability. This finding was reported on “ABC World News.”

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Chilean Senate Votes to End Shark Finning

Matt Rand, director of global shark conservation for the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement today in response to the Chilean Senate passage of Chile’s first-ever ban on shark finning, requiring that ships catching sharks have to land them with their fins naturally attached (meaning that the shark’s whole body must be taken to port). The Chamber of Deputies is expected to begin consideration of the bill in a few weeks.

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Hand Sanitizers Carry Unproven Claims to Prevent MRSA Infections

Don’t believe claims that hand sanitizers and antiseptic products prevent MRSA infections. These statements are unproven, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterium that can cause severe—even life-threatening—infections that do not respond to standard treatment with the antibiotic methicillin. FDA has warned companies that these unproven claims break federal law.

Learn more about MRSA and which companies received warning letters at

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm251816.htm

CANADIAN FAMILY IN DISTRESS

The Chamas Family has manifested their discouragement and disillusionment with the Canadian government with a bold statement of distress. Following the article in the Journal de Montreal of yesterday, April 19, 2011; Mr. Chamas has demanded a full retraction of the false and defamatory statements. The conspiracy of the government in their ongoing campaign upon this family has reached a limit that defies logic. In response to several new events including a seizure on March 24, 2011 at the residence by the CRA of all the valuables in the house, and the pending deportation of the family, the family has erected a flagpole and hung 5 Canadian Flags upside down under a Quebec flag.

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Written by Craig Knight

111 years – Porsche hybrid today and yesterday

Marking a North American premiere at the New York International Auto Show, Porsche today showed two new versions of its highly acclaimed Panamera four-door sports sedan, including the company’s most fuel-efficient car ever — the 2012 Panamera S Hybrid — and its highest-performance Panamera ever, the 2012 Panamera Turbo S.

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Wacom Introduces Bamboo Stylus for iPad

Drawing on its experience and pedigree achieved through the development of professional and consumer pen tablets and interactive pen displays, Wacom today announces Bamboo Stylus, a new input device created specifically for use with the Apple iPad. The authentic and satisfying feel of the Bamboo Stylus is achieved through subtle design elements, such as a sophisticated black and silver design with satin-textured metal body and balanced weighting. The tip of the stylus is 25 percent narrower (6mm vs. 8mm) in diameter than some of the other most popular solutions on the market today. Combining ergonomic comfort and a firmer feel, the Bamboo Stylus offers a premium digital inking experience for handwriting notes, highlighting text, editing documents, drawing, sketching and much more.

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