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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photo of the Day: The Siberian Tiger

Siberian Tiger

The Siberian Tiger (also known as the Amur tiger) is the largest of all of the wild cats in the world.



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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kidz Gear's Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone {Giveaway}


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Kidz Gear's Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone
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Sponsored by: Kidz Gear

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
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Kidz Gear’s Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone are an ideal choice for reading, foreign language and phonics lessons. Make your Skype calls and interactive gaming even that much better with this awesome headset.


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* A perfect choice for reading, foreign language and phonics lessons.
* Includes lightweight, flexible boom microphone designed to clearly pick up omnidirectional sounds.
* Designed with the proprietary KidzControl™ Volume Limit Technology to limit volume to the safest of levels.
* These headphones have a 3.5mm (1/8") audio plug and work in any audio device that supports microphones (this includes most tablets and smartphone devices).
* The adjustable headband and padded leatherette-style ear cushions make the headphones extremely comfortable for children of all ages.
* Backed by a One-year Limited Warranty.


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TWO (2) lucky readers will win a pair of Kidz Gear's Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone. This Giveaway is open to United States residents only, 18+. Giveaway event will end on October 3rd, 2017 at 11:59 PM (EST). Winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Canada Joins Forces with 3 Major Brands to Launch Canadian Promotional Campaign in Support of Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi

TORONTO, ON. (September 19, 2017) — Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada announced today that they are teaming up with three of Canada’s most well-known brands -- Canadian Tire, Nissan and Royal Philips -- for the launch of an extensive Canadian promotional campaign in support of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opening on December 15.

“We can’t wait to share the inspired, original campaigns and experiences our partners have created to complement the launch of one of the most ground-breaking, imaginative stories in the Star Wars saga,” says Greg Mason, Vice President Marketing, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada.

With their specific, custom-designed campaigns and innovative programs, the three respected brands in Canada will enhance the overall marketing campaign for the latest episode in the Star Wars Skywalker saga.


CANADIAN TIRE

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited, (TSX:CTC.A) (TSX:CTC) or "CTC," is a family of businesses that includes a retail segment, a financial services division and CT REIT. Our retail business is led by Canadian Tire, which was founded in 1922 and provides Canadians with products for life in Canada across its Living, Playing, Fixing, Automotive and Seasonal categories. PartSource and Gas+ are key parts of the Canadian Tire network. The retail segment also includes Mark's, a leading source for casual and industrial wear, and FGL Sports (Sport Chek, Hockey Experts, Sports Experts, National Sports, Intersport, Pro Hockey Life and Atmosphere), which offers the best active wear brands. The approximately 1,700 retail and gasoline outlets are supported and strengthened by our Financial Services division and the tens of thousands of people employed across the country by the Company and its local dealers, franchisees and petroleum retailers. For more information, visit Corp.CanadianTire.ca.

NISSAN CANADA INC.

Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. NCI directly employs 306 full-time staff across offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC). There are 194 independent Nissan dealerships, 41 INFINITI retailers and 45 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.INFINITI.ca.

ROYAL PHILIPS

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips' health technology portfolio generated 2016 sales of EUR 17.4 billion and employs approximately 71,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter.

About Star Wars: The Last Jedi


In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres on December 15, 2017.



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Monday, September 18, 2017

Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” New Trailer Debut

ON COURSE TO CURSED – When aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) ends up in the Land of the Dead in Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” his family takes him to the Department of Family Reunions where a busy clerk (voice of Gabriel Iglesias) informs him that he’s cursed. To return to the Land of the Living, Miguel will need a magical marigold petal and the blessing of a family member—but, according to the clerk, the family member can include any condition she likes—even forbidding music forever. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in theatres on Nov. 22, 2017. Check out the new trailer


Voice Cast: Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, Selene Luna, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, Octavio Solis, Gabriel Iglesias, Cheech Marin, Blanca Araceli

Director: Lee Unkrich

Co-director: Adrian Molina

Producer: Darla K. Anderson



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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sharing Sunset Photos on #InternationalSunriseSunsetDay

Today, we celebrate the 4th annual International Sunrise and Sunset Around the World Day in honor of late Paul Walker. It would be his 44th birthday. This event is hosted by one of his best friends, Jesse Brisendine, via his Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/1Year1000Challenge/

On Tuesday, September 12th, You take a photo of the Sunrise and/or Sunset from wherever you are in the world. Want to help his legacy live on? You can make a small donation to Reach Out WorldWide. CLICK HERE if you would like to participate and get involved.






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Top Post Summer Skin Issues & How to Fix Them


As we head into the cooler months the weather change impacts our skin. We may notice changes to texture, tone, perhaps some breakouts and over all ruddiness and damage from being outside enjoying the summer. Here are some of the most common post summer skin issues I see in my practice along with some solutions for them.

Thanks to Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Margarita Lolis explains to us how to fix summer skin issues.

1. Sunspots and wrinkles.

Days at the beach or pool can lead to sunspots even if you apply sunscreen. We cannot reach every spot and sometimes we forget to reapply after swimming. Also, even when wearing polarized sunglasses, we may put them on our heads; temporarily squinting leading to crow’s feet.

If you’re noticing some new spots, freckles and wrinkles reach for a retinoid. Your dermatologist can offer prescription strength creams. Deeper wrinkles like the ones between the eyes usually require something like Botox but, you can minimize the appearance with creams that feature glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid. These are wonder vitamins for the skin stimulate skin shedding and cellular turn over. A serum used at night will help; but be patient and use it regularly to see a gradual change. Chemical peels and intense light treatments (IPL) can handle any discoloration.

2. Clogged pores and dullness.

During the summertime, we perspire plus we are exposed to daily pollution in the air. When you combine these factors plus daily use of make-up, pores get clogged. Beneath the skin are our sebaceous glands which secrete an oil called sebum. Sebum sticks to dead skin cells like glue and funnels these dead skin cells through the pores. This is a process that is supposed to help you maintain healthy skin. The problem is when the weather and elements speed up the process pores become clogged. The dead skin cells get trapped along with bacteria and this leads to dull, ruddy skin with breakouts. An exfoliating face wash with glycolic acid or salicylic acid helps tremendously. Your dermatologist can create a skin care regimen based on your specific skin type and issues so you don’t deregulate pH levels in the skin which will only make things worse leading to…

3. Acne flare ups.

Consistent heat and humidity combined with cell phone use and touching our faces after touching dirty surfaces, leads to a post-summer breakout. These breakouts can be cystic which means bigger, deeper, more painful pimples. It also can lead to a cycle of breakouts that include, treat, pick, peel, scar, and heal only to see another pimple and another. Over the counter acne treatments such as face washes with sulfur, black charcoal masks and soaps, spot treatments with benzoyl peroxide can certainly help. However, when the breakouts are consistent a dermatologist can assess your skin and present solutions that may even involve nutritional changes, vitamins and light therapy for mild or moderate acne.

4. Dry lips.

We all know about winter time lip chapping. In the summer lips can get incredibly dry. Using a lip balm with SPF is very helpful but unless we are applying it regularly while at the beach, pool, or working out outdoors, one swipe under lip gloss isn’t enough. Drinking water, and keeping alcohol consumption to a minimum helps keep us hydrated. When we are dehydrated, we see it on our lips. Pay close attention to any freckles or discoloration to the lips after prolonged sun exposure. If you see any odd changes, see your dermatologist.

5. Ashy, flaky, itchy, skin.

If you are often in chlorine or salt water you’ll find your skin to feel rough and dry almost as if it is shedding. Also, going from extreme heat to cool air conditioning leads to skin going from perspiration to goosebumps. This rapid drop in temperature affects skin. Taking luke-warm showers and using a gentle exfoliating skin wash followed by a hydrating moisturizer keeps skin supple. Add a few drops of vitamin E to your lotion for added nourishment.

When it comes to the face, peeling foreheads and noses points to sun damage. Oftentimes people wait until something is visible to them or when an is followed by a dry patch. Dermatologists can look at things with a more discerning eye plus magnifiers that enable them to flag something that could escalate into something more. If everyone put October on their calendars as the month to see a dermatologist for a skin check we would see many skin conditions be solved quicker. This includes melanomas.

About the expert:

Dr. Margarita Lolis, M.D. is a board-certified cosmetic, medical dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon with over 20 years of experience. In her practice, she addresses common skin concerns such as acne prevention and treatment in both teens and adults, sun-damage, skin discoloration, wrinkles, changes to skin texture and loss of volume. On the medical side, she is a trusted expert in melanoma and over-all skin health. Dr. Lolis prides herself in honoring facial symmetry to deliver a natural look to her clients. She always recommends a healthy skin care regimen plus lifestyle habits that are aligned with her holistic approach to beauty.

As an anti-aging, functional medicine physician, Dr. Lolis masterfully addresses age management, starting with internal issues, such as hormone and gut health, nutrition, and detoxification leading to a vibrant appearance from the inside out.

A graduate of Yale University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Lolis has authored numerous book chapters and medical articles in leading dermatology journals, and completed a melanoma research fellowship prior to residency.

Dr. Lolis is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Anti-aging. Her practice, Skin, Laser, and Surgery Specialists is in New York City and Bergen Country, New Jersey.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

This Is Us: Music from the Series #ThisIsUsMusic

Are you a fan of the television series "This Is Us"? If you are, then you probably know that Season 2 premieres Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9pm on NBC. I've been watching it since the beginning and I'm also a big fan of the actors/actresses.


Anyway, I'm pretty excited to announce that This Is Us (Music from the Series), featuring Top Songs from NBC Hit Show’s First Season, is going to be available on September 15 from UMe! I've always enjoyed the music that I hear from watching the show. Sometimes it makes me feel emotional.


There's a lot great tunes in this album, but I think my favorite song would probably be "Willin'" by Mandy Moore (Song on YouTube here). She is an amazing actress and has an amazing voice.


I also like the song called THE WIND (by Cat Stevens). As I remember, the music begins when Rebecca (Mandy Moore) tells Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) that the washing machine is done. With the closing scene of the episode, Rebecca goes to make herself something to eat and the scene plays through memories of the family going of the usage of the washing machine over the years.

Album features 20 songs curated by “This Is Us” Creator/Executive Producer Dan Fogelman and his team, music supervisor Jennifer Pyken and composer/musician Siddhartha Khosla.

Preorder the album here: https://UMe.lnk.to/ThisIsUs

See the full track listing below of This Is Us (Music from the Series):

1. Death With Dignity – Sufjan Stevens
2. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
3. Willin’ – Mandy Moore
4. Can’t Find My Way Home – Blind Faith
5. Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Stevie Wonder
6. The Calvary Cross – Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson
7. Watch Me – Labi Siffre
8. The Wind – Cat Stevens
9. Come Talk To Me – Goldspot
10. Blues Run The Game – Jackson C. Frank
11. If Only – Maria Taylor (featuring Conor Oberst)
12. Northern Sky – Nick Drake
13. If I Ever Was A Child – Wilco
14. Because Of You – Gene Clark
15. Evergreen Cassette (Tape Mix) – Goldspot
16. Without You – Badfinger
17. The World’s Smiling Now – Jim James
18. Photograph – Ringo Starr
19. We Can Always Come Back To This – Brian Tyree Henry
20. This Is Us Score Suite – Siddhartha Khosla

Here are some of my favorite scenes from Season 1:







Disclosure: I participated in the One2One Network campaign. I received streaming links to the album to review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.



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