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The WordPress.com Blog

Have you ever come across a blog post that you enjoyed so much you wanted to easily share it with the readers of your own blog? Sure, you can copy and paste the link and perhaps even a snippet of text with your own comments, but overall it’s not a particularly enjoyable experience. We wanted to change this and make sharing other posts with your readers as easy as posting to your blog.

Today we’re introducing a new like and reblog feature enabled across the whole of WordPress.com. When you’re logged in to WordPress.com and viewing a post you’ll notice a new link in the admin bar at the top of the page. If you really enjoyed the post then you can click the “Like” link to signify this. This will then show the author how many readers liked the post.

You Like ThisOnce you’ve liked the post, the link will…

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Insurance Talk with Paula

Honda Civics once again proved to be popular with Canadian car thieves this year, as two models top the list of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in Canada.

The annual list, released by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), found that the 2000 Honda Civic SiR 2-door has replace the 2009 Toyota Venza 4- door as the number one most frequently stolen vehicle nationally.

The top 10 most frequently stolen vehicles in Canada are:

  • 2000 Honda Civic SiR 2-door
  • 1999 Honda Civic SiR 2-door
  • 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS 4-door 4-wheel drive
  • 2007 Ford F350 SD 4-door 4-wheel drive
  • 2005 Cadillac Escalade 4-door All-wheel drive
  • 2006 Ford F350 SD 4-wheel drive pick-up
  • 2002 Cadillac Escalade 4-door 4-wheel drive
  • 2005 Ford F350 SD 4-door 4-wheel drive
  • 2004 Ford F350 SD 4-door 4-wheel drive
  • 1999 Acura Integra 2-door

Seven of the top 10 are 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicles, including four…

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A Month Later…

February 22 marked my one month anniversary of quitting smoking!

My Mileage as of Today!
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 66O—————————->
Amount Saved: $264.00
Smoke Free Days: 33 …..2 Hrs: 5 Mins: 10 Seconds: 21

My Benefits of Quitting

There are many great reasons for quitting smoking. For me, the most important benefits of quitting include…

  • Short term health benefits
    (Have more energy, better concentration, better smell and taste, whiter teeth and fresher breath)
  • Long term health benefits
    (Reduced risk of cancers, heart attacks, stroke and death)
  • More money to save or spend
    (On yourself and people who are important to you)
  • Freedom from worry
    (When will I get to have another pack? What do I do when I am in a public place and I get a strong craving?)
  • Living longer
    (Be around when my kids grow up, get to know my grandchildren, grow old with my spouse, enjoy things that I have worked hard for, enjoy my retirement)
  • Approval from people who are important to me
    (Including my spouse, friends, family, kids, co-workers)
  • Approval of myself
    (I’d like myself better without an addiction, I’d be a better role model for my kids or a better spouse, I’d feel more in control of my life)
  • Reducing the risk to others
    (Ensure that family and friends are no longer exposed to second-hand smoke, or pick up the habit themselves)

The following benefits of quitting are very important to me:

  • Better at deciding what are the real priorities in my life.
  • I will have better endurance while exercising.

Today I feel like I have accomplished one of the toughest life challenges that I will ever experience! I am continuing Champix therapy and experience minor cravings once in awhile (especially when hanging around other smokers on a night out!).

With the money that I save I use it to reward myself. For example after the one week mark, I spent the extra cash I saved on a pedicure and manicure and at the one month mark I went on a ski adventure for the day.

Quitting smoking is not easy! But it is definitely worth it!! I will be back soon to up-date everyone on my success!


The internet has changed the way we listen to music, read the news and shop. Why not help us find a job?

Hire a Sophist

To all of those without meaningful employment, the job market can bring up instant anxiety. It is difficult to make sense of the unpredictable ways of HR, not knowing if you have enough education, skills, experience. For many the job hunt is a grind, where only a few get lucky, and rest are left scratching their heads figuring out what went wrong.


There is another way.

E-Freelancing is all about taking the middleman out of the job market, it connects employers and job hunters irregardless of distance. All that stands in-between you and a paycheck is the way you present yourself and the skills you possess. E-Freelancing sites such as E-Lance, oDesk, and Guru provide the opportunity for young people to find an endless amount of jobs in their area of expertise. Whether it be writing, graphic design, photoshop or even WordPress 🙂 Once you have a job in mind, it is…

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My Battle with Nicotine Addiction

I have won the battle!

I started smoking about seven years ago and my last cigarette was on January. 23rd, 2013.  

My journey started with a visit to the Dr. office to obtain a prescription for Champix (varenicline). I knew that a persons willpower had little affect on their ability to quit smoking! Science has proven this fact numerous times! According to Dr. Sharon Hall, a psychology professor whose research at the University of California’s San Francisco, ‘Heroin addicts say it is easier to give up dope than it is to give up smoking,” 

Therefore, I started my remedy and set my quit date to be day eight of taking Champix.

Here is a quick Bio on my smoking habit and my new life as a non-smoker;

According to the Canadian Cancer Society I smoked less then 8% of the smoking population 😮Image

My Mileage 

Smoke-Free Days: 10 
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 200 
Amount Saved: $80.00 
Life Gained:
Days:10 Hrs: 17 Mins: 7 Seconds:44

 The withdrawal symptoms that I experienced in the first 4 days AKA druing “|Heck Week”

  • sore and dry throat and mouth
  • nervousness
  • occasional dizziness
  • tired depressed
  • feeling spaced out and loss of concentration 

My Key Short Term Benefits 

  • more energy 
  • better concentration
  • better taste and smell
  • more time and money of course 🙂

On day ten I am still tempted to ignite the old friend! I am aware of my triggers and I am still developing alternative coping strategies. For instance, I fill those dull periods within the day by baking delicious treats. Image

I would love to hear from other quitting warriors! or anyone else that can relate to my journey!