It’s time to accept this fact: A really great marriage is rare – Quartz

Love and marriage narrative:
1 marry for love.
2 marry for lifelong commitment
3 marry for companionship
The rest are having children, financial stability and recognize by the government. 
The article stated that nowadays marriage are for love.  Oh dear, love it sounds so superficial if it’s definition:
a profoundly tender, passionate affections for another person.
Love becomes more self serving rather than helping one other to live through life.  Love includes personal growth and happiness.  We become so developed within oneself that we forgot the significant other and the community as whole.   We become determined to comfort selves that we are too frightened to ask for help when we are really in crisis.   We resort to DIY and quick remedies.   Happy or content marriages need a great deal of hard work.  An occasional permissism is okay.  When is being imperfect become a taboo?
For the folks that are single,  be who you are. It’s a cool place to be.

http://qz.com/254477/its-time-to-accept-this-fact-a-really-great-marriage-is-rare/

Ten channels pick-and-pay cable could kill in Canada | canada.com

http://o.canada.com/entertainment/television/ten-channels-the-crtcs-pick-and-pay-proposals-could-kill
What you might possibly lose?
Bio Channel
Treehouse
Showcase
Mystery
Family
Travel & Escape
Local News
CTV2
Vision TV

All right,  if we as TV subscribers were to lose these channels,  no big deal!
Take a look, we are not into educational subscription.  Nor liking local news because we can get that online.  If we have every channel la a cart, it’s a hassle!  We like commercials! ? What’s this world become?  Especially US ones? What’s with folks liking to watch advertising on TV?  Can you watch YouTube or Facebook?  Do not waste more precious airspace! TV is already dull with reality and subpar scripts,  please no more lame US commercials.  Reference above! 

A Photo History of American School Lunches – Bon Appétit

This author is not fond of counting calories. Though its interesting to stumble upon an article about the history of children’s school lunches.  The caloric intake in the past were: 2400-2800 for gals. 3400-3800 for guys. 
Nowadays, the guidelines are as follows:
kids ages 1 to 7 often require 34 to 41 calories per pound of body weight daily, children ages 7 to 12 need about 27 to 34 calories per pound and kids age 12 to 18 often require 13 to 27 calories for each pound of their body weight daily. Exceptions may occur in overweight and obese children.(1)
Kids in general do more than adults. Unfortunely, as they get to their teens, they become stationery. As a result, the caloric intake should be less. At the same time, we will need to take into the  account of their development. The caloric intake should be customized rather than standardized.

According to UN, developing and undeveloped countries are not getting enough calories. Either way, obesty and malnutrition costs a great deal of health bucks. Prevention, education and tools are the key to deal with good eating habits.

1. http://www.livestrong.com/article/224234-what-is-the-recommended-caloric-intake-for-children/#page=5
http://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/trends-news/slideshow/history-of-school-lunch/?slide=9

Cyclist accuses Toronto property company of ‘stealing’ her bike | Metro

http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/1126471/cyclist-accuses-toronto-property-company-of-stealing-her-bike/
Note: I am for healthy bike rides, but please the city need to implement bike locks for a fee in DOT. 

Sorry one can’t just lock their bike/park just anywhere ie poles.  Its safety issues such as ppl walking, ppl with limited mobilty, or strollers need spaces.  I have seen bikes falling down on Yonge St, for ex.  I had to walk around in a crowded street, darn it annoyed!?!? We need proper parking spaces for bikes for a charge ppl.

If You Think Only Poor People Need Welfare, Wait Till You See What Really Rich Folks Do With It

Highlight:
This is a plague of what in 1958 economist and diplomat, John Kenneth Galbraith, called the affluent society. In an analysis that was to move American conscious and help launch the war on poverty in the 1960s, Galbraith declared that the management of the modern economy by the affluent for the affluent will fail. Even worse, affluent had the affect Galbraith writes of comfortable disregard for those excluded from its benefits and its culture. One such effect Galbraith noted was resistance to government’s help for the poor, still true in our times. Galbraith argued though that is was from the state alone that effective action against poverty can come.

http://www.upworthy.com/if-you-think-only-poor-people-need-welfare-wait-till-you-see-what-really-rich-folks-do-with-it?g=2&c=ufb4

Education just now cost more in U of T!

Starting in the Fall of 2015, University of Toronto will be scrapping the Bachelor of Education degree! You really want to trim the time of teacher’s ed training! Sorry, in no time will I recommend students pay for tuition to study a masters for education. It’s a big leap. A even bigger leap!
Let’s get some details about what U of T’s ed program will be about in 2015.
OISE has decided to stop offering any bachelor program at all and instead admit more students into its two master’s programs, which will prepare them to be teachers but also give them an extra semester — five rather than four — and more focus on research, said Dean Julia O’Sullivan.

In summary, it’s 80 hours of field work, on your own independently more to yourself onwards.
Who will suffer? Students and what can we do? Not much unless you are willing to move to another province to get your education degree and do the proper certification when you come back to Ontario.

http://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2014/05/02/u_of_ts_teachers_college_scraps_bachelor_program.html

Photographer Takes to GoFundMe to Raise Money for a New D4s, Sparks Outrage

http://petapixel.com/2014/03/05/photographer-takes-gofundme-raise-money-new-d4s-sparks-outrage/

Wow can this pro be anymore sad? Now lets fund a car for work online? Tacky! Crowsource our work salaries too, so some certain head hono doesn’t need to fund anything from his wallet!