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A Jerky Ride

Published February 19th

Apple cider vinegar has the ability to help with a lot of different ailments and conditions. From kidney stones to acne breakouts, this miracle vinegar can do just about anything. It has been known to get rid of colds, help with dry skin, and numerous other health issues. Learning about the different ways that it can help you and your family stay healthy will make you want to run out to the store and stock up on this amazing vinegar product. Apple Cider Vinegar Acne damages more than your appearance. It damages self-confidence too. Acne occurs when hair follicles are […]

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Perfectionist Cookers

Published February 19th

There are a number of rice cookers on the market that are not very expensive but can handle a big job. Aroma makes an 8-cup digital rice cooker and food steamer that is less than $30.00. It can hold up to 8 cups of rice and has the ability to steam both vegetables and rice. It is very easy to use and had programmable digital controls with automatic keep-warm settings. It is a great choice for chili, soups, and much more. It comes with a steam try, rice measuring cup, recipes, and a serving spatula. If you are looking for […]

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Dear Coffee

Published September 17th

If you are anything at all like me you can’t survive without your morning cup of coffee. While some people are okay with a typical coffee maker some prefer a delicious and hot cup of espresso in the morning. Buying an espresso machine will help to save you money on the cups of coffee you purchase at the local coffee house every morning. There are some espresso machines that are better than others. Here is a short list of some of the best on the market. KRUPS Espresseria Fully Automatic Espresso Machine This KRUPS espresso machine has one of the […]

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Food Processors: Life Enhancers

Published September 17th

While blenders are very similar to food processors, they are not all the same. Food processors have more capabilities and can turn ingredients into a meal fast. If you have never purchased a food processor before then you may not know what to look for. If you are looking to purchase a food processor or a pressure cooker here are some reviews that might help you to find what you are looking for. Food Processors If you are looking for the best food processor on the market then the Cuisinart 14-cup food processor comes pretty close. It is constructed of […]

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The Best Cup of Joe is…

Published September 17th

There is nothing quite as amazing as that first cup of coffee in the morning. Whether you drink it black, with cream and sugar, or with a hint of hazelnut, it is a staple for most adults in the morning. While some people like to make their traditional pot of coffee, others get a little more modern and use espresso machines. Using an espresso machine keeps you from having to make that trip to Starbucks in the morning. Here are some of the best espresso machines on the market so you can decide for yourself. Mr. Coffee Espresso Machine The […]

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Rice Well Done

Published September 17th

It is pretty much a known fact that rice goes with just about every meal. Whether you are cooking Chinese food or cheesy broccoli and rice, it always makes a delicious addition to any meal. While you can cook rice on a typical pan, the best way to cook rice is with a rice cooker. If you have never purchased or even looked at a rice cooker before, you may find it to be challenging. Here is some more information about some of the best rice cookers on the market and the pros and cons of using them. Buffalo Rice […]

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Vacuum Sealing Vs. Other Ways Of Storing Food

Published February 2nd

A new vacuum sealer can be a pricey investment, though it will definitely help you save money in the future by reducing food wasting. The prices range a lot, from around $50 up to few hundred dollars. You might be tempted by saving money and relying on aluminum foil, plastic wrap, zipper lock bags or plastic containers to help you store the food better. However, vacuum packing is considered to be the best way to store the foods as it literally sucks air out of the bag and then seals it tight. Why removing air is so important? Because oxygen […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad FICO Score?

Published January 27th

Millions are afraid of the big bad FICO Score. It is confusing for most with seemingly subjective rules for scoring. What increases your score? What decreases your score? How long does it take to build? How about rebuild if it has taken a hit? There are as many answers as there are situations because credit is personal. There are a few points that most experts can agree on. Here they come. Pay on time: Everyone, everyone advises consumers to pay on time. There are surprising bills that many do not realize will hurt their numbers: utility bills. We pretty much […]

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What Exactly Is a Copyright? What Exactly Is a Patent?

Published January 1st

If you happen to be a writer or are drinking tons of espresso every night struggling to be one, you should know about copyright. You wouldn’t want anybody claiming credit (even worse, payment) for the hard work you’ve finally completed and published, would you? ..Not after all that Espresso! What Is a Copyright? Essentially, copyright is a way of protecting the original works of writers, authors, song writers, playwrights or any other originally-created work with authorship. These generally include works that are literary, musical, artistic and dramatic by nature and other works that are set in a tangible medium of […]

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How Intellectual Property Law May Have Destroyed Men’s Shaving In America

Published July 13th

Over a hundred years ago The Gillette Safety Razor Company patented its method of manufacturing cheap but effective safety razors which allowed men to shave safely and effectively at home. This had a dreadful effect on Barbershops who previously had a monopoly on shaving. The incredible success of this product proved to be a double edged razor, sorry, a double edged sword. As the Gillette Company realized that their patents would only run for twenty years the quest was on for new and improved variations on the shaving experience. This quest for new intellectual property rights has led over the […]

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Razor Manufacturing Giant Gillette Filing A Patent For 3D Printed Razor Blades

Published July 2nd

If you have been keeping tabs on the newest groundbreaking technology and innovations than you have probably been exposed to 3D printing technology. 3D printers first came around a few years ago, but recently the technology has been molded for many different manufacturing uses. The newest use for 3D technology is razor blades. That’s right, 3D razor blades. Gillette has filed a patent that states they will experiment by stepping away from the typical additive manufacturing for their prototypes and take their hand at 3D printing. This posed many challenges for manufactures in the past, but Gillette is confident that […]

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Copyright Infringement In The 21st Century

Published January 3rd

Finding yourself in a situation where a person feels like their rights have been infringed upon due to someone else stealing their intellectual property is definitely a tough spot to be found in. There are several forms of intellectual property theft, one of them being copyright infringement. Copyright infringement encompasses many aspects; everything from redistribution of works with or without monetary gain, displaying of copyrighted materials without permission, and making derivative works without proper consent. Copyright cases are fairly difficult to prove in court for several reasons: Proving damage and/or quantifying the damage is difficult. Copyright infringement, unless direct and […]

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What Is Fair Use?

Published November 29th

What is fair use? Below are explanations and interpretations of fair use from some of the top universities and libraries in Canada and the U.S. Canada Fair dealing requirements for UBC Faculty and Staff University of Toronto – Fair Use Policy   United States Columbia University Libraries – Fair Use Checklist American Library Association – What is fair use? Stanford.edu – Copyright & Fair Use Library of Congress – Copyright and Primary Sources (Interesting fact: The Library of Congress is currently the largest library in the world) Cornell University Law Schol – Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair Use University of […]

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Anti-Piracy Movement To Sue Canadians For Illegal Downloading

Published November 28th

Piracy has been a highly-contest legal issue since the days of Napster. Nowadays, however, piracy is a lot more high-tech; hiding sneakily below the surface with blocked IP addresses, rerouting of information, and off-shore main frames. The people fighting piracy, however, are also getting more high-tech. This ongoing fight between the powers that be has turned into a game of cat and mouse, with the mouse generally winning. The chase is now coming to Canada. While it’s much more common to see people prosecuted for piracy in the United States by way of massive lawsuits they can never hope to […]

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