Is investment the way forward for your local business?

The top priority for business owners is to see their ventures succeed. As an entrepreneur and the owner of a small local business, you want nothing more than to make your enterprise grow. This is understandable, but you need to keep in mind that others are doing the same, leading to competition for the available resources.

One of the best ways to grow your business is through investments. You can decide to invest in time-honoured schemes such as stocks and bonds, or you can decide to invest in other businesses. Alternatively, you might want to invite big businesses to invest in your own small company. The decision is up to you, but you should have a good understanding of what each entails. Read the rest of this entry

10 Awesome Infused Water Ideas

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Are you looking to drop a couple of extra pounds or simply just want that extra boost to living a healthier lifestyle? The key to giving your body the jumpstart it needs is to drink more water. Yes, water! The best way to cleanse both the body and the mind is to drink your daily dose of H2O.

Drinking plain water is so last season, so why not give it the sensational twist it needs. There are a number of ingredients you can use to make water tastier while enjoying the added bonus of flushing harmful toxins from your body.

So what can you do to transform water from bland to mind-blowing?  It’s simple, infuse your water with different combinations of ingredients to reap maximum health benefits.  Adding elements like ginger, lemon, cucumber or even more adventurous ingredients like watermelon and raspberries are greatly beneficial to the new and improved you. Using filtered water will ensure that your beverage is clean and healthy.

If you are thinking about adding detox waters to your health routine, here are some easy ways to give it that extra bang. These 10 recipes will help you navigate what ingredients you should add to your water to get different beneficial outcomes. The best part is this is just a guideline so you can mix and match your ingredients to suit you. Read the rest of this entry

Poor Drainage Ruins London Rivers For Kayakers


Although the River Thames and others in London are much cleaner than in the period before the building of the network of sewers by Sir James Bazalgette in the 1860’s, there are still problems of pollution due to the heavy demands placed on the capital’s waterways. It’s having the effect of forcing leisure users such as kayakers and small boating enthusiasts out of London’s rivers at times.

The problem

Unfortunately, pollutants and contaminants are getting into the rivers, and on some occasions can cause them to be quite unpleasant for kayakers and other users in close proximity to the actual water.

Why are pollutants getting into the rivers? Read the rest of this entry

What You Probably Didn’t Know About Benji

One of the most wonderful things about doggie actors, is you never have to read about them doing something embarrassing. There’s no shocking scandals, no eating disorders, substance abuse. Dog actors are virtually immune to the paparazzi, unless they end up doing something ridiculously adorable. That’s a big part of the appeal for some of the well known stars like Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, and Wishbone is that they’re all wholesome. Their careers not only delight children, but families as a whole. However, when it comes to the most popular dog for family movie night, the fluffy star that steals the stage is Benji.

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The History of Benji

As dog actors go, Benji is fairly new to the scene, getting his start in 1974. As opposed to Lassie and Rin Tin Tin who got started in the early 60’s. Unlike the other dogs who are purebred, Benji is a mix breed dog. This loveable mutt seems to be in the right place at the right time, whether he’s saving orphaned mountain lion cubs, or rescuing children, Benji make for an unlikely, but ultimately adorable, hero. Since the creation of the sensation, there have been 6 different Benji movies, with the most recent, Benji Off the Leash being released in 2004. There was also a live action show Benji, Zax, and the Alien Prince that hit the screen in the 80’s. Since it’s creation, Benji has been raking in the rewards hand over paw, with three movies scoring in the top 10% for best movies of the year when they were released. Read the rest of this entry

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Finding the perfect gift for your child’s First Communion

A child’s First Holy Communion is a very special occasion, both for the child himself as he takes another step closer to Jesus as well as for the family. Such a momentous occasion should be celebrated and commemorated with special gifts for the child to remember the day. No doubt the friends and family you invite to the event will bring from First Communion gifts Canada families, but the most important and special gift for your child should come from you. The question is this: What do you get for your child as a First Communion gift? Here, we’ll discuss a few options for gifts that you can give to your child on this special occasion. The most important thing is to find a gift that is meaningful to your child and an expression of the love you feel for your child on this momentous day. A special gift will add to the meaning and sentimentality of the whole day. Read the rest of this entry

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