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The Gift of Life

Posted By: KJ · 4/23/2014 6:35:00 PM

This incredible bucket list story has captured the world. A 64-year-old heart recipient is on a mission to complete her young donor’s unfulfilled bucket list. A second chance at life for both donor and recipient. How awesome is that?

You know what’s even more awesome? Donating a heart. Or a lung or kidney or eye or whatever. The bucket list story came out just after a friend of mine signed up to be an organ donor upon her death. She thought the process would be harder, expecting extensive forms, consultations, maybe some tests, etc. Nope. 5 minutes online. Click. Done. She’s ready for harvest!

Organ donation has truly caught up with the times. Many of us drivers become organ donors with just a little check in a box on our license application. Now we can all easily save a life or 5 when our number is up.

25% of eligible ...

The MOTHER of ALL INVENTIONS!

Posted By: KJ · 4/8/2014 11:02:00 AM

Every once in a while you stumble upon something that is really jaw dropping.  For me, innovations and inventions usually do that and this one takes the cake.

Some people don't have to imagine what it's like to have a child who can't walk.  I have never had to experience that but I know it would be an incredible hardship when you first get the news, but like life... you have to deal with it as best you can.

And that's exactly what Debby Elnatan did.  Only she took it a step further (pardon the pun).  A Northern Ireland company has turned Debby's idea for a walking harness into a product that will transform the lives of countless disabled children.

Debby is a music therapist and came up with the concept to help her young son Rotem, who has cerebral palsy.  Watch this short video of Debby's amazing invention and ...

The things we do in cars!

Posted By: KJ · 3/28/2014 3:59:00 PM

Not-so-safe driving survey: what’s your distraction?

Distracted driving is a hot topic right now considering the heavy fines being introduced for texting and driving. Texting and driving has been an accepted “no no” for a while, so it’s a good thing that not a whole lot of people do it anymore. Only 20% according to a study of popular things to do while driving. Unfortunately another 26% read their texts while driving, which isn’t much better.

Top ten things people do while driving:

  1. Singing out loud - 56%
  2. Talking on the phone - 50%
  3. Eating - 50%
  4. Reading text messages -26%
  5. Sending text messages - 20%
  6. Taking photos - 13%
  7. Reading emails - 12%
  8. Sending emails - 9%
  9. Watching TV/movies - 7%
  10. Putting on makeup, 7%

Other activities include:

  • Changing clothes
  • Putting on deodorant
  • Flossing teeth
  • Working on a laptop
  • Reading (we’re looking at you, Rob)

All of these ...

THIS is how you say GOODBYE to WINTER!

Posted By: KJ · 3/21/2014 12:05:00 AM

 SPRING IS HERE!!  Ya, right.  Technically it is... but if you look outside it's taking it's sweet damn time.

Like you, I'm equally as frustrated with Winter and want it banished.  It's worn out it's welcome.  Here's the door, feel free to use it.  Maybe that's why I like this video so much?  I mean what's not to like about a snowman being blown up in slow motion?  And he "Blowed up real good!"

Together, we can send a message to Winter 2014 and share the hell out of this blog so a ton of people can see it and share the same vibe BRING ON SPRING!!

 

YOU WILL WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME!

Posted By: KJ · 3/18/2014 9:36:00 AM

Bring on the warm weather, I'm ready for Bubble Football!

Just caught wind of this game this morning and thought it was too great NOT to share with you.  It's a pretty simple game of soccer but the players compete inside giant BUBBLES.

"Bubble Football" was an idea from a guy by the name of Lee Moseley, 30, who used to work as an asbestos surveyor but packed in his day job to set up his dream company.  14 players encased in a zorb-like inflatable bubbles and then encouraged to bounce into each other as they fight for possession of the ball.

Check out the video below to see how it's played and read more about it by clicking here.

The Future of Food Orders Has Arrived!

Posted By: KJ · 3/4/2014 1:50:00 PM

Are you like me and constantly amazed when you see something people presently use in real life that you saw years ago in a Sci-Fi movie or TV show, that was purely "fictional" at the time?

Remember Captain Kirk with his communicator, that years later became a flip phone?  How about the Dick Tracy watch phone or Ripley from Aliens 2 with that giant kick ass loading suit she battles the Queen Alien in?  It's all stuff we can purchase today!

I saw this and was seriously blown away... Pizza Hut now has a table you can sit at to eat your dinner, but it's not just a table... it's a means to order your food.  With your fingers, you order the size, toppings and even pay your bill!  Have we come too far too fast or is this something you think is great (unless you're the one that takes ...

Would You Like 500 Calories With That?

Posted By: KJ · 2/28/2014 1:55:00 PM

Another mandatory health warning to ignore

Calorie counts will now be required for all fast food menu items in Ontario. And no, “a lot” doesn’t count. We’re talking about cold, hard numbers. Right on the board. Big Mac Meal - $8.99 [10,000 calories].  Yeah thanks, I know. We all know. But I didn’t know that a raisin bran muffin from Tim Hortons has more calories than a cheeseburger! Maybe a sodium count would be helpful?

Let’s face it: The number probably won’t cause much pause for thought any more than black lungs do on cigarette packs. Menu info for fast food joints hasn’t made much of a difference in NYC, so I don’t expect much here. People know. And if they don’t, we (they) have a much bigger problem.

Don’t get me wrong – I love information. Gimme gimme gimme - the more the better! Just like onion rings. I ...

Sticks, Stones break bones but words do REAL damage!

Posted By: KJ · 2/20/2014 1:12:00 PM

You've heard the phrase "Sticks & stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me".  thanks to Dr. Masaru Emoto, this old saying couldn't be further from the truth.

This is nothing short of amazing and I hope after you've watched this video you'll think twice about saying bad things to yourself, others and especially children - hey, we've all said things we regret at one point.

In a nutshell, Dr. Emoto takes 3 jars of rice with water.  He then invites people to say nice things to one jar, negative things to the second jar and ignore the third jar.  Watch and see the results of The Rice Experiment, it's incredible.

One thing is for sure after watching this, I'm going to be monitoring the self deprecating comments I make about myself and others because words can rot you to the core!

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