How puppies and preschoolers/toddlers are alike

Whether you believe it or not, animals are very similar to humans. Many consider their pets and especially dogs as part of the family and evidently, they should. To put it in perspective puppies particularly share many of the same qualities as preschoolers and toddlers. If you are thinking of having kids and want to make sure you are ready, getting a dog is a great idea as it will prepare you for it. Taking care of a dog takes a lot of patience, responsibility, and hard work; similar to having a child. But in the end, it is worth it as just like children, dogs bring a lot of joy. Puppies and toddlers share a lot of similar traits that I have picked up on and it is quite remarkable.

Both require a lot of love, attention, and care.

Just like kids, puppies require a lot of love, attention, and care. Puppies like to be held just like kids do, they like to be around people, and they love affection. Just like when a child is crying a puppy wants to be picked up, hugged and be cherished with love. Puppies are taken away from their mothers after 8 weeks so they can feel scared and miss their mother so making them feel comfortable, loved is important in order for them to feel at ease.

Both are therapeutic

Both kids and dogs bring a happy vibe that is contagious. When you see a child being silly, laughing, or happy it puts you in a better mood. Puppies have the same effect, in fact, dogs are used for therapy and can make one feel calmer and reduce stress. It goes to show that the simplest of things in life can bring joy and immediate pleasure.

Taking care of puppies and kids requires creativity

When taking care of a child and a puppy something that some people don’t know is that it requires creativity. What I mean by this is that when you need to get your puppy or child to do something that they don’t want to do it entails you to think outside of the box. In fact, you may have to be sneaky as kids and dogs can be stubborn. For example, if a child refuses to eat something you could try putting it in a sandwich. That way this proves that they actually liked the food that they claimed they didn’t like. With puppies, for example, if he or she isn’t eating a lot you can get a toy that they like and this will draw them towards the food. It works as an incentive just like when you want your puppy to sit you show them a treat and that encourages them to do what you want them to do. This is the same for kids as when they do something good you reward them. When preschoolers and puppies are getting potty trained, a common thing to do once they have gone to the bathroom is giving them a treat. Tactics like this will benefit you and your pup or child.

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Aaron Hernandez CTE reports!

Aaron Hernandez according to the latest of news had stage 3 CTE, per attorney Jose Baez. His brain was studied at Boston University. It is also in news that the family will sue the NFL and the Patriots. Evidently, there are four stages of CTE, and stage 4 is the most severe.

What’s the backstory?

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player committed suicide in April while doing a life sentence for murder. But the story today is that he was found to have a serious type of C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease that is associated with repetitive head injury. What makes matters more interesting is that it has been found in more than 100 past NFL players. Analysts at Boston University who investigated the brain came to the conclusion that it was the nearly the most serious case they had ever witnessed with someone of the age of 27.

C.T.E., or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, can be identified only post-obituary. Hernandez is the most current past NFL player to have taken his own life and then been diagnosed with C.T.E. Some other former football players joining Aaron are Dave Duerson, Junior Seau, Andre Waters, Ray Easterling and Jovan Belcher, among others. Seau and Duerson shot themselves in the chest probably so that analysts would have the capability to investigate their brains. With Hernandez, he hung himself in his own prison cell.

Other players with CTE

Seau, Duerson and Waters were all older than Aaron, past the age of 40, while Hernandez is one of the youngest former NFL players to have had C.T.E. In July, analysts at Boston University discharged information that showed that they had found C.T.E. in the brains of 110 of the 111 past N.F.L. players they had looked at.

The fact that Aaron Hernandez had advanced C.T.E. is tragic. All in all, the NFL must address this devastating occupational health hazard for all its players and do it immediately. It is also tragic that Aaron received the worst case of C.T.E. at his age. It is no wonder now why he took his own life as he probably couldn’t deal with the situation. It is also important that fans address their relationship to the NFL.

Controversy

But controversy still lies in the fact that he still killed someone. Does him having CTE make it okay to murder someone? But let’s also take into consideration that the brain chooses to murder. His brain was damaged, so yes, CTE played a part. But does that make him not guilty by reason of insanity or is he still responsible in the murder? Overall, they can only check for CTE on the dead. Plus, Aaron has always been violent so it is plausible that CTE exacerbated it.

Local EDM group Tennyson is flying high

 

Are you wondering where the Canadian EDM talent lies in 2017?  Normally EDM artists fly solo, but with this dynamic duo, working alone is no option. This Canadian brother-sister act that can turn anything into music. The duo (Luke and Tess) are from Edmonton, Canada.  This teenage brother-sister duo is packed with immense musical flair and skills. Luke, 20, and Tess, 18, they make look angelic but they sure can put on a show. Luke writes the syncopated tunes, and Tess provides mind-numbing live percussion. A girl on drums is so kick-ass is it not? Skrillex is apparently a big fan of the duo, which is great for them trying to get to make it big in the EDM scene. Luke is heading to Los Angeles this year to get as creative as he can, so you can absolutely be expecting big sounds from Tennyson.

Luke and Tess- dynamic duo

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Luke and Tess a brother and sister act from Canada started busking the streets of Edmonton at ages of seven and nine, which is pretty amazing. They have gradually but surely matured into one of the most eccentric artists in the music scene with their blend of Jazz music and electronica gaining attention of producers like Ryan Hemsworth, Lido and as mentioned Skrillex. What makes them stand out is that they don’t sing about anything – their music is instrumental. It is wildly active, full of keyboard play and arpeggios. It is also very authentic sounding, which doesn’t make them imitators. As Emerson has said, imitation is suicide. Let’s face it; do we really need another David Guetta or Tiesto? Many artists these days are sampling other artist’s tracks and even though it is allowed it lacks originality.

Their sound

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The duo are known to use that really rather exasperating tone, in the structure of a loop, which is a repeating section of sound material. It creates repetitive ostinato patterns. As the basis for what is a very pleasant electronic lullaby. It is ultimately up to the listener and their taste or preference, but you will either find it annoying or compulsive and addicting. Or it will make you want to go for a ride (but fasten your seat-belt first).

The duo posted it on SoundCloud hoping that the song would spark a reminder for people to slow down. At times gloominess can be picturesque. So far, because of their age, they have not always been taken seriously: “It’s like the Series of Unfortunate events siblings started an electronica band,” according to one review. Or they’ve been greeted with an applause, as people should. Young talent is emerging these days and it will continue to.

 Started at a young age

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As mentioned, the brother sister team apparently started busking in Edmonton from the age of seven and nine, playing fronts of tunes by the Beatles, Coldplay and Weezer. That is undeniably amazing as those are some outstanding and exceptionally supported groups. When Luke was 12 they had recorded two collections of jazz music. At that point in 2012, he created his initially arrival of unique (electronic) material, and this year he chose to join his adoration for jazz and electronica, with his sister on drums. Combining two genres isn’t something that is totally out of the ordinary. Many successful artists have done it. Look at Avicii- he combined country and electronica, and it was genius.

Tennyson’s Influences

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It is always important to look at an artist’s influences, it tells a lot about their character, flare and their sound. Flying Lotus is one of Luke’s influences – along with Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Bonobo, and James Blake. In contemporary electronic music inspiration can come from anywhere. Sites like Soundcloud are loaded with craftsmen who draw on a number of impacts and thoughts to make something that they can call their own. However, Edmonton electronic act Tennyson emerge just on the grounds that they are the principal gathering to concede their sound may have started from the world’s most prominent purple dinosaur—Barney.

Subliminally [Barney’s Sleepy time Songs] influenced their music. They really found these old VHS tapes of when they were close to nothing and Luke was absolutely into Barney endeavoring to chime in, yet his mouth wasn’t created enough to state the words. Not that it’s a worry with the couple, as words regularly change into tests against Luke’s testy synths.

Originating from a group of traditionally prepared artists, Luke (creation) and sister Tess (drums/percussion) have dependably been entertainers. Tess says the two began playing piano and drums as meager children busking in the city of Edmonton, covering melodies by Weezer and Nirvana. “The first occasion when we played together, I was seven and he was nine, and we’ve been playing together from that point onward, to the point where it just feels normal,” says Tess. That is crude ability in that spot, as should be obvious they both knew this was their obsession and profession from the beginning.

As they developed into adolescents, they took their first shot at a full venture, discharging jazz cover collections. Luke would likewise soon begin fiddling with electronic music. The electronic genre was something Luke was improving.  The situation was an afterthought and afterward he got increasingly into it and figured out how to function in the jazz music him and his sister have been improving.

Affected by any semblance of Boards of Canada and Radiohead, Tennyson began combining jazz with darker tones at long last discharging their 2012 self-titled presentation and the Blamer EP not long after. Both went generally unnoticed. Underrated, the team focused on their own sound while discharging a constant flow of new tracks on SoundCloud, in the end getting the consideration of maker Ryan Hemsworth with the moving merry go round and smooth midi keys on their remix of Angus and Julia Stone’s “For You.” Taken aback by the energy of their melodic creations, Hemsworth put Tennyson’s track “You’re Cute” as the first in his month to month Secret Songs arrangement.

What makes Toronto good/bad for EDM?

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In the world of electronic dance music, summer is high season. It consistently brings another celebration. The show starts in May and manufactures, similar to a crashing EDM track, into a touchy peak: the Veld Music Festival, a monster two-day bacchanal that colonizes Downsview Park each August. A year ago, almost 40,000 individuals pressed into the recreation center for the all-ages EDM celebration.

Ink Entertainment, the occasion coordinator, had enlisted 40 medical staff, eight EMS laborers, one MD, four ambulances, 280 security protects, 15 security chiefs and 26 paid obligation officers to stay nearby for the length. A proportion that shook out to around 130 shouting, stoned ravers for each calm grown-up. There were armies of tanked adolescents furnished with fake IDs, yet the more serious issue was the drug use: the celebration was overflowing with GHB, MDMA and cocaine. Throughout the end of the week, no less than 15 individuals took something that landed them in the doctor’s facility, and two kicked the bucket of overdoses.

One was Annie Truong-Le, a truly, petite 20-year-old poli-sci major at York University, who took something at Veld. She lost cognizance, was raced to a clinic and never woke up. The other was Willard Amurao, a burly 22-year-old Ajax man, who likewise took drugs at Veld. Police spotted him stumbling out and immediately called for EMS. Police bounded him to a stretcher. He went into heart failure in the rescue vehicle and was articulated dead at the healing facility.

Examination reports uncovered that both Truong-Le and Amurao had taken MDMA. This goes to show you that EDM has a bad reputation and label with drugs, but this is because EDM music maintains a relationship with the party scene. This doesn’t mean that people have to do drugs or that EDM music has to be established as negative. People can and should go to Veld to enjoy the music and not to experiment with drugs. These events are meant to celebrate and enjoy the music and to unite with others. It should be a joyous time and not where people are overdosing on drugs.

They Can’t Slow Down

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Luke and Tess have been playing music for as long as they can remember. Their dad, a drummer, impacted them to seek after the workmanship as children, playing jazz, blues, and works of art like the Beatles, and busking around town. For Luke, making music fell into place without any issues. As you would expect, he began seeking it at such a youthful age.

Before Luke grew up and had this attention to himself, he had these aptitudes. Tess joined Tennyson in her mid-teens. With Luke on production and console and Tess on drums, the band’s music recounts a story without words.

After the couple started posting their music on Soundcloud more than four years back, they increased such a following, that Ryan Hemsworth, a Toronto-based electronic performer and maker, discovered their music and imparted it to his supervisor, who wound up lifting the team up. As indicated by Luke and Tess, the Internet is truly what’s been in charge of their prosperity. Social media is such a power medium these days. It is great for marketing, sharing, communicating and advertising. As Marshall McLuhan said “The medium is the message.”

 

Durant refuses to attend White House as he doesn’t respect Trump.

Kevin Durant  has announced that he will not be attending the White House should President Trump invite the Golden State Warriors. According to reports, Durant does not respect Donald Trump as President of the U.S. According to the Bleacher ReportDurant stated, “I don’t agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that. That’s just me personally, but I know my guys well enough, they’ll all agree with me.”

Voicing his opinion

Ever since Kevin Durant was a youngster, he dreamed of taking the Larry O’Brien Trophy to the front steps of the White House. Many people love to dream and set goals for themselves and this is one of Durant’s.

Trump’s hostile command has been looked at as negative as what he believes in, many disagree with. Over the past few years and his recently marked remission to what occurred in Charlottesville Virgina, it has caused a lot of athletes and politicians to speak freely of their frustrations with Trump. Oppression  is something that Durant and many others are firmly against. Violence recently broke out in Charlottesville, leading to the death of Heather Myer, 32. So keeping this in mind, Durant trusts that Trump has played a role in the heightening of racial strain in the U.S.

Not impressed

Kevin Durant has every right as a person to express his views and opinions of Donald Trump. His disdain for Trump is something that he is confident in expressing. He definitely has the right to criticize Trump as it is unjust for oppression to continue in a world where many have overcome so much of it. Many agree that ever since he has made his way into office, or since he ran for president, certain countries have been so divided and it’s not a coincidence. When Obama was in office, conditions were looking better. There was more aspiration in certain communities. This is because there was an African American President and that was a breakthrough. It’s with all this hatred towards Trump that many wonder why he won the presidential campaign in the first place?

Durant is not alone

Durant is not the only one that disagrees with Trump’s actions, as fellow Warriors players also expressed their discontent. Since the Warriors won it all, there have been doubts over whether the team would make the traditional White House visit. Even opponent, friend and NBA star LeBron James feels that Trump is not ‘making America great again.’ LeBron feels that the direction that the U.S. is heading is not the right one.

Lebron James and wife Savannah appear on the cover of Vogue 

Both Lebron and wife Savannah are in Vogue Magazines 125th anniversary collectors issue. Why is this? 

In a rare interview together, the couple spoke about how they met and the beginnings of the Lebron James Family Foundation. The foundation was set up in 2004 and aims to provide educational support for students in their hometown of Akron, Ohio. This is why many recently have grown a strong admiration for the couple.

The giving couple 

Their commitment to supporting education for the kids of Akron is so inspiring. There are other reasons for calling him king James. Lebron James wanted to go to College, so doing this was very motivating for him. 

They are one of many people’s favourite couples out there. Many love them even more for giving back to their hometown Akron, OH. You can tell they have a strong relationship. Lebron obviously loves his wife and thinks she is a goddess. He will do anything to make her happy. Even if she calls the shots in the relationship. 

The gentle giant 

Good on king James for doing this. They hoth deserve to he on Vogue. We could use a lot more people like Lebron. Many are unaware that Lebron is a good samaritan. He will compliment his opponents such as James Harden. So despite people thinking he has a big ego, Lebron should be proud of what he can bring to his kids each year. 

Couple of the year 

Lebron and Savannah have redefined hometown commitment with their high- impact education program in Akron.

They are doing great things with the youth of Akron. They should be proud for being role models for all to learn from. For that, many are thankful and share their kinds words on social media. 

On the court we all know and recognize Lebron James is the leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers. But at home in suburban Akron, Lebron knows who’s boss. His wife, Savannah. Lebron and Savannah’s parenting style is just one of the heartwarming facts brought to our attention in this month’s Vogue. 

Later this year, the couple plans to open a public elementary school specifically for at-risk children. 

To conclude

The foundations goal now is to expand graduation rates among low-income students with low test scores. The program has increased in the number of students with James offering free tuition to the University of Akron to those who see it through high school. 

Tim Hortons coffee expands to Spain

Tim Hortons is opening up shops in Spain, for many that are not aware it is the biggest cafe market in Europe. Many are calling it an ‘aggressive global expansion’ and ‘Canadian Imperialism.’ But is expansion always a good thing? Expansion isn’t always a good thing, since the menu has been too focused on fast-food.Coffee price increase

They have also increased prices on coffee. Getting really close to the under $2 for a large coffee barrier. Now $1.98 in Ontario. So yes coffee drinkers, your double double is going to start costing a little more. So much for saving money right? It’s not really a surprise as so many things have gone up in price in Canada, Ontario. Houses, going to the movies, clothing, shoes, etc.

How good is Tim Hortons coffee?

In my sole opinion, I find that the coffee isn’t always that great. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it isn’t. When I ask for a double double, it sometimes tastes like a triple triple. I find that Starbucks is always fresh and tastes great. So based on the degraded quality of Tims coffee as of late, I would say Spain can have it! As people from countries that know what real coffee should taste like, what are they doing going to places that have better coffee?

Tims is without a doubt a popular but not a defining worldwide institution. Rather, it is a franchise of thousands of doughnut shops. It has obviously expanded past donuts, but that’s how many recognize it as. Tim Hortons is not the only thing that is part of the Canadian experience. Rather, it is a place that sells a breakfast sandwich that to put it nicely, could be made a lot better. Tims is not an anti-Starbucks option that makes you a more authentic Canadian. To be more authentic, because you associated with Tim Hortons is actually sad. Especially since it is now American. So to be paying more for coffee is unfair. I would rather purchase Starbucks for a little extra money. And for Spain, well good luck and enjoy the coffee, as I hope they do make it better.

Tim Hortons isn’t the only company, where people have complained about the food. Subway has had the same issue. But of course Tim Hortons has good ideas by having roll up the rim, and giving away free donuts.

Should Tim Hortons fix their coffee?
Maybe they should try fixing the taste of their coffee In Canada before expanding? Nowadays, many compare it to the taste of sewage water. Obviously it is a tad too late for that, but they could still make improvements to their coffee. How is something supposed to be the best or grow if improvements or changes are not made. Same with human beings. We are constantly growing, and progressing. I’m sure many would agree that Tim Hortons improving their coffee is a top priority. Is the coffee bad for you? I can’t say for sure, but it has been an area of discussion. Also as when I have had it sometimes I had stomach aches.

Life Lesson 101 

What is the point of surviving in this world if we don’t bring any meaning in our lives? We live to work towards something. We work to set goals and then accomplish them. We have passion and drive for particular things in our lives. But something obviously motivated us to bring us to that passion. 

Life is filled with both good and bad. In order to appreciate the good or experience true happiness, we must experience failure and sadness. Perfect examples of issues that many people face are with work, relationship struggles or just a lack of self-confidence.

 

When these types of situations come up, it’s easy to fall into the trap of self-doubt, and negativity and feel like giving up. The result is that it feels like there is no silver lining and you feel like you are surrounded by this fogginess and lacking any stimulation or incentive to move forward.

 

Now it is never fun or fair to be in this situation, but for many it happens and it is a part of life. So if you find yourself stuck in this trap, an easy and creative way to help get yourself out of this black hole, is to read inspirational sayings and quotes. Words can be so powerful and uplifting. They are like little reminders that can help you move forward when you are feeling down or get stuck in negativity. Thinking negative is normal, but shouldn’t consume your mind or your thoughts.

 

The most important part is that the people that have written these quotes, you will respect what they have to say and what they have struggled with. It will show you that if they conquer so can you.

 

So to put a little kick in your day here are a couple of the best inspirational words, sayings and quotes. They’ll inspire and motivate you, help you achieve what you thought was unlikely, and enable you to tackle life’s challenges.

 

The best inspirational saying and quotes:

1. “If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run then walk. If you can’t walk then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”- Martin Luther King Jr.

2. “Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards”- Soren Kierkegaard.

3. “The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.”- John Lennon

4. “My definition of stupid is wasting your opportunity to be yourself, because I think everyday has a uniqueness and everybody’s good at something.” – Pink

5. “The solution to sadness is not to look at it as a negative. The solution to sadness is understanding it. The solution to sadness is listening to it and walking it out of your heart the same way that it walked in. You can’t expect it to overtake you by walking in, and to leave by disappearing. It took steps in. It needs to take steps out.” – Najwa Zebian