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WEEKEND BREAKFAST -- LA POUTINE WEEK HITS MONTREAL!

With: Shaun McMahon
Show: Weekend Breakfast | Added on Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 | Duration : 3:31

WEEKEND BREAKFAST -- IS LA FETE DES NEIGES THE PERFECT PLACE FOR LOVE?!!

With: Shaun McMahon
Show: Weekend Breakfast | Added on Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 | Duration : 2:01

GOLDEN GLOBES -- IS THIS LEO'S YEAR... and WHAT'S WITH ALL THE BOOZE?

With: Shaun McMahon
Show: Weekend Breakfast | Added on Sunday, Jan 10, 2016 | Duration : 2:13

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23 ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS

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Not a fan of the mushy stuff? Check out these hilarious alternative Valentine's Day cards!

CLICK FOR FULL LIST (via Huffington Post)

Added on Saturday, January 30, 2016

NATIONAL PIE DAY RECIPE -- STRAWBERRY ICEBOX PIE

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Celebrate National Pie Day with this delicious Weekend Breakfast selection. Beautiful strawberries, easy crust and whipped cream. How can you go wrong?!

INGREDIENTS
10 graham crackers (2 1/2 by 5 inches)
1 cup sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice
2 quarts strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced (a few whole berries reserved for garnish)
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, blend graham crackers with 2 tablespoons sugar until finely ground; add butter and pulse until crumbs are moistened. Press mixture into the bottom and up the side of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until crust is lightly browned, 12 to 14 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine 3/4 cup sugar, cranberry juice, 2 cups strawberries, cornstarch, and salt. Using a potato masher, gently mash strawberries. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until very thick, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in remaining strawberries. Pour into cooled pie crust. Refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours (or up to 1 day).

In a large bowl, beat cream until soft peaks form. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over cream and continue to beat until soft peaks return (do not overbeat). Spread whipped cream over pie, leaving a 1 1/2-inch border around edge. Garnish with whole berries. (Or just buy some Cool Whip, lol)

Recipe via http://www.marthastewart.com/336963/strawberry-icebox-pie

Added on Thursday, January 21, 2016

100 MOST INTRIGUING BABY NAMES OF 2016

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Having a baby this year? Know someone who is? According to Nameberry.com, here are the 100 Most Intriguing Baby Names of 2016.

Abel: Biblical boy name with a capable sound

Adelina: The next Isabella

Agnes: Vintage A name set for a major comeback

Alice: Storybook heroine back in the Top 100

Amias: Undiscovered masculine name whose meaning we love

Apollo: A Greek god at home in the modern world

Arden: Shakespeare's forest makes this a literary nature name

Arlo: Upbeat Arlo is a folk singer — and an animated dinosaur

Athena: As smart as Sophia

Atlas: Mythological name that holds its own

August: The Oscar of 2016

Aurora: Ancient name seeing a new dawn

Beckett: Literary name and Hollywood favorite

Benedict: Ben name glamorized by leading man Cumberbatch

Blaise: Saint's name with a fiery image

Bodhi: Surprising spiritual name entering the mainstream

Brooks: Brooke is fading for girls, but Brooks is white-hot for boys

Cait and Cate: New ways to spin classic Kate, inspired by Jenner and Blanchett

Cassian: Roman rarity poised for 21st century discovery

Charlie: Modern parents increasingly prefer Charlie to Charles - or Charlotte

Charlotte: A Nameberry favorite turned royal baby name

Clementine: Edible appellation back in the US Top 1000

Cora: The "Downton Abbey"name most likely to succeed

Cordelia: Lear's loyal daughter, and a recent returnee to the U.S. Top 1000

Crosby: Irish surname name that's part-crooner, part-NHL

Cy and Si: Claire Danes picked Cyrus, the Timberlakes Silas, and Zoe Saldana simply Cy

Declan: Ryan and Brian's little brother

Delilah: Biblical bad girl rehabilitated

Delta: Southern belle baby name chosen by Dax Shepherd and Kristen Bell

Dinah: Undiscovered Biblical girls' name

Dorothea: Distinctive classic rich with great nicknames

Edith: 2016's Abigail, and Cate Blanchett's youngest

Eloise: Childhood literary heroine ready for the real world

Elsie: Rising nickname-name chosen by Zooey Deschanel

Emmeline: Alternative to popular Emma and Emily, and Meryl Streep's "Suffragette"character

Emmett: An "Em"name for a boy, boosted by "Twilight"and "The LEGO Movie"

Everest: Nature name with a hint of danger, featured on the big screen last year

Ezra: As Biblical as Noah, plus with the zippy 'z'

Fable: Modern spin on Mabel just right for a writer's child

Fay or Faye: A more inventive — and vintage — middle than May or Ray

Flannery: As literary as Harper, but far more distinctive

Flora: Halfway between Nora and Daisy, yet all the way more unusual

Flynn: Dashing Flynn, part-"Tangled," part-Finn.

Ford: The chicest of the car names

Fox: An animal name as snappy as Max, as modern as Bear

Frances: A classic that's thrown off its dowdy image to feel fresh and wearable

Freya: A Norse goddess name long popular in the UK, and newly discovered in the United States

Grey: Color name possibility for boys, rising thanks to — or despite — "Fifty Shades"

Hank: Casual Jack-like name chosen by Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker

Harold: Former grandpa name now following Henry into wider use

Harvey: A name that's been out for so long in the U.S. that it's suddenly very in

Hawk: Fierce nature name worn by Jeremy Renner in "The Avengers"

Hazel: Once an out-there starbaby choice, now a vintage favorite

Holiday: Cooler than Holly or Noel, more approachable than Christmas or Easter

Huck: This year's Finn or Sawyer

Imogen: UK (and Nameberry) favorite slowly catching on in the U.S.

Inigo: Rare saint's name that deserves wider use

James: The most enduring of boys' names, now also a possibility for a daughter

Jane: Quirky television series "Jane the Virgin" makes classic Jane a cultural-crossing possibility

John: Top name for CEOs; appropriate for an upwardly mobile child

Juniper: Jennifer's daughter, and an energetic nature name on the rise

Justus: Ancient Roman name meets modern word name

Leilani: A Hawaiian name feeling more at home on the mainland

Leonora: Leonine girls' name that's familiar yet rare

Linus: Finally out from under the blanket

Louisa: Lovely, literary and back in the Top 1000

Luca: Handsome, Italian spin on Lucas and Luke

Lucia: A favorite with parents looking to bridge cultures

Luna: Spacey Harry Potter name that has stuck

Maeve: Authentically Irish, without the spelling and pronunciation challenges of some imports

Magnolia: The hottest new-old floral name

Magnus: An ancient royal name in Norway and Sweden, Magnus shares a meaning with Max that any little boy would love: the greatest.

Maisie: Sweetly vintage nickname name

Malala: Nobel Peace Prize-winner that deserves wider use

Margot or Margo: Sophisticated o-ending spin on classic Margaret

Marigold: A golden-hued "Downton Abbey"-inspired option

Marlowe: Harper, Harlow and now Marlowe are last names succeeding in first place for girls

Matilda: Roald Dahl's girl power heroine for a new generation

Nathaniel: Biblical favorite that never feels overused

Nova: New — literally! — and celestial

Ocean: Water-inspired nature names are hot, from River to Ocean

Olive: Starbaby favorite with ties to the natural world and a peaceful image

Ophelia: Once-tragic Shakespearean name, now an alternative to Olivia

Orson: An ends-with-son name that isn't overused

Paris: The City of Lights shines on, classic for boys or modern for girls

Poe: Poetic surname name boosted by new "Star Wars"hero

Poppy: Flower power pick big in the UK, finally catching on in the United States

Rafferty: Cool and confident surname name for boys

Robin: Back on the boys' side

Romy: Former one-person name ready for wider use

Royal: A name that rules, with ties to the World Series champs

Rufus: Neglected boy name that feels fresh and fashionable

Saint: A celebrity baby name sure to find wider use

Saoirse: Irish import boosted by rising actress Saoirse Ronan

Sophia and Sofia: The name heard 'round the world

Stellan: One of the best n-ending names for boys

Susannah: Classic spin on Susan currently given to fewer than 100 girls

Titan: Powerful mythological name now in the U.S. Top 1000

Xanthe: Mythological but modern, with the X factor

Zephyr: Breezy nature name with stylish -r ending

(CLICK for FULL STORY via TODAY.com)

Added on Saturday, January 09, 2016

ARE CANADIANS ACTUALLY MORE POLITE THAN AMERICANS?

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Two researchers at Ontario's McMaster University compared millions of tweets from Canada and the U.S. last year. Turns out... Canadians really ARE more polite. Just check out the different types of words used most in the resulting word bubbles.

CLICK FOR FULL STORY via HUFFINGTON POST


Added on Saturday, January 09, 2016

IS THIS REALLY THE BEST WAY TO SLICE A PIZZA?

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I thought it was just triangle vs square. Was I ever wrong!

Mathematicians Joel Haddley and Stephen Worsley at University of Liverpool in England believe they have cracked the code for perfect equality at the dinner table by cutting somewhat complex, curved slices — also known as monohedral disc tiling.

Check out the diagrams and tweet me @Shaun925thebeat with your thoughts.

CLICK FOR FULL STORY http://mashable.com/2016/01/08/pizza-cutting-science/#9w9gvFu.EsqT

Added on Friday, January 08, 2016

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