Loraine Balita-Centeno

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7 Comfort Food You Can Order in Toronto Right Now

It’s been a tough couple of months for everyone. People have lost jobs, businesses have closed, others who were lucky enough to keep their jobs have had to deal with a pay cut. Things are uncertain and everyone’s left to deal with this crisis in social isolation away from their support system. At times you just want to hug a tub of ice cream, crawl into a ball, and bury yourself under a warm comforter. When things become too much to handle people eat their feelings. We get it.

8 Amazing Must-Visit Sites in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe has been seeing an increase in visitors in recent years thanks to the worldwide smashing success of HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT). A Eurail ticket will take you to many of the shows filming locations including Dubrovnik, Split, and Ston in Croatia located in Southeast Europe. GOT fans might recognize Dubrovnik’s enchanting walled city and majestic port since these were used as the main filming locations for scenes set in King’s Landing, a fictional kingdom that is home to the show’s iron throne.

Hiking trails and natural wonders you can escape to near Toronto

Restrictions are slowly being lifted across the country. More places are starting to open up to visitors and like hundreds who had to spend months on lockdown, you could be craving for some fresh air and lots and lots of open space where you can run around ala Maria on The Sound of Music. The bad news is you can’t exactly do that in downtown TO because one, even parks there are crazy-crowded these days, and two people might think you’ve gone cuckoo after the lockdown.

'I Know Someday I Will Stop Being the Center of My Son's Universe'

My little boy — he thinks mama is the most awesome person in the world, who sees mama as his superhero. He is convinced he will spend the rest of his life following mama around. He doesn’t know yet that someday when he’s grown, I will stop being the center of his world. He doesn’t know this yet, but I do. I know that someday he will stop following me around and wanting to be with me all the time. I know that eventually, he will crave for independence and possibly wish for a life away from me. Someday he will stop needing me this much and depending on me like this.

Little-Known Areas In Each Province Of Canada That Are A Must-Visit

There’s more to Canada than the Niagara Falls and the CN Tower. With its vast geographical coverage that spans 3.8 million square miles or 9.9 million square kilometers, it’s the second-largest country on Earth. And within this vast territory are hidden gems waiting to be explored. Who knew you could find a long-lost North American Viking settlement, a charming hobbit village, the mythical unicorn of the sea, and a tiny desert, yes the smallest one on Earth, in Canada!

10 of The Most Chilling Cyber Crimes in History

According to a study by researchers from the Clark School's Center for Risk and Reliability and Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, hackers are trying to attack computers with Internet connection every 39 seconds. A separate study by research firm CyberEdge meanwhile found that among those organizations they surveyed 81% were affected by a cyberattack last year. These figures are expected to go higher as cybercriminals become smarter and stealthier.

10 Most-Visited Canadian Cities

Canada is a beautiful country replete with majestic wonders of nature and brimming with opportunities to connect with wildlife. But aside from its famous nature spots Canada is also home to many modern metropoles that have welcomed people of diverse cultures from all over the world. Cities like Toronto and Vancouver are melting pots of various cultures where people of different backgrounds share their cuisine, language, music, and arts. From the glistening lakes of Banff to the skyscrapers in downtown Toronto...

Ways In Which Climate Change Will Affect America

Climate change has been part of the political and environmental discourse for many decades. Yet, many remain unconvinced of its looming threat even with evidence of its devastating effects in modern-day life. Extreme unpredictable weather that has brought about destructive hurricanes, snowstorms, floods, and drought in different parts of the world is believed to be a direct result of climate change. Its effects in America cannot be denied and scientists predict that climate change’s impacts on t

Balcony Socializing is Now a Worldwide Phenomenon

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about humans throughout our millions of years on Earth, its that we find ways to survive. Amidst the devastating news about the coronavirus, about how it’s wreaking havoc on people’s lives, pushing healthcare systems to their limits, and bringing countries to their knees, are stories of people thriving even while in self-isolation. These are the people who choose to continue living despite the grim circumstances around them.

10 Must-Visit Ski Resorts From Around The World

Guaranteed snow, check. Reliable lifts, check. A variety of natural terrain, check. Accommodation and entertainment, check. These playgrounds for snowsport aficionados have everything you need for a fun ski vacation. Most of them have a variety of natural terrains perfect for both novice and experienced skiers. Hobby skiers and those who just picked up the sport can take level-specific lessons and have a fun family vacation with their top-notch accommodations, restaurants, and other amenities.

Calling All Architecture Lovers: 10 Amazing Facts About Chicago Buildings

The city looks like an architect’s playground cum canvas replete with structural masterpieces in every shape and form. These stunning structures built by America’s most famous architects make Chicago one of the world’s most awe-inspiring architecture cities. The intricate details in each building, the beautiful fusion of materials, and the bold use of quirky shapes in different sizes in these mega structures lend to the city’s aesthetic appeal. Chicago is indeed a giant design museum, showcasing

12 of The Most Expensive Countries To Travel To

There are places for budget backpacking travelers, then there are places like the ones on this list that are ready to burn a hole in your pocket and drain your bank account. We’re talking expensive hotel stays, exorbitant taxi rates, and pricey fine-dining to spoil your palate. If money is no object and you’re looking for a place to travel and spend serious amounts of cash, here are the countries that are mainstays in many most expensive lists based on studies like the ones published by Hoppa ...

Seven Desserts You Can Order in Toronto Right Now

Now more than ever people need to look after themselves for their sanity’s sake. You do what you have to to get through this crisis and if this means stuffing your face silly with all the desserts you can get your grubby hands on to help ease that coronavirus anxiety we’ve got great news for you. Many dessert shops are open and churning out scrumptious treats for your every dessert craving. And what’s even better is that they deliver to your doorstep via apps like Uber Eats and Skip The Dishes.

8 Underrated Parts Of New York City Every Tourist Has To Visit

Everyone wants to see the city that never sleeps, where too many blockbuster movies have been filmed, and TV shows have been made. You may recognize many of its streets from a scene in a movie or a series. It has lots of famous tourist spots for first-time visitors. But if you’re seeing the place for the second or the third time and you’ve already scoured the main attractions in the past,where else can you go? We’re giving you a list of some underrated places you may have not seen in movies, sh

Canada's 5 Best Grocery Delivery Apps

As the virus continues to linger in public places, waiting quietly for the next host, officials continue to urge people to stay indoors. Many are turning to online sites and apps to order items including groceries and medicine. Most can be downloaded onto your phone and will give you access to several supermarkets and pharmacies in your area. They have personal shoppers who scour the store to look for the items you need ...

10 Game Of Thrones Inspired Baby Names

The show has long been over but that doesn't mean the fight for the Seven Kingdoms should be too. At least not in your home and on the playground. If you're one of the millions who can't get over what many believe is the greatest show ever, you can relive every GOT moment. You can reminisce how it made you cry, scream, jump out of your seat every time you call your child in the playground or dictate her name over the phone (because how else will they know how to spell Ygritte?). Yes, you can jo

10 Best Tom Hardy Movies To Watch While Waiting For Capone

People the world over have been fascinated and intrigued by his larger than life persona. Al Capone, more popularly known as Scarface, lived a life of crime dominating the world of organized criminal syndicates in Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century. RELATED: 10 Locations From Hit Films You Can Visit Today His life was so enigmatic it has inspired several movies, including a new one starring Oscar-nominated actor Tom Hardy. But before watching Hardy’s mesmerizing portrayal of the noto

This is Why I, and a Million Other Moms, Stay Up Late

I’m writing this at 2 a.m. in my part of the world. I know tomorrow or more like later, the early morning rush will kick my butt. But I am willing to trade a few hours of sleep for this much needed alone time. You see right now I am staring into my mug of hot chocolate and thinking “Wow I really have time to stare into a mug!” Right now I can feel my body breathing, I can hear air going through my nostrils. I feel like I’m here, I exist. I have time to think.

Watch Out For These COVID-19 Scams

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, scammers continue to take advantage of people’s fear and panic. There has been an abundance of reports about fraudulent offers, phishing emails, and text messages from people pretending to be part of the government or other reputable organizations. Most trick people into giving sensitive personal and financial information, others dupe victims into sending money. The best course of action against these scams is to arm yourself with awareness and enough information...
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