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778-895-7795 IN THE COLD! (continued): • Because Canada has long winters, it is no wonder that they have a lot of people who like to ice fish. It is home to the greatest number of participants in the sport. In the year 2000, Canadian anglers spent a combined total of 4,489,296 days ice fishing! • A small fishing village on the south shore of Nova Scotia, West Pubnico, was named for the native Mi’kmaq word, Pombcoup, which means: “a hole that has been cut in the ice for fishing.” • More than 60% of the fish Canadians catch beneath the ice are caught and released. They eat less than one third of their catch. They practice CPR: “catch, photograph, release!” • Minnesota is nicknamed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” There are actually 11,842 lakes in the state that are 10 acres or larger (4 ha). With so many lakes and cold winters it is no wonder that ice fishing is a popular sport. • Minnesota is known for its abundance of ice shelters set up on the state’s lakes. If you’ve ever flown into or out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport you have probably noticed all of the dots on the lakes! Each year it is estimated that around 150,000 ice fishing shelters are set up. The state’s Department of Natural Resources estimates that about 30% of the fish caught in the state are caught when the lakes are frozen.

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• Ice fishing is a risky sport and the depth of the ice is something to be taken very seriously. In 2009, over 100 people were stranded on the Great Lakes. They became stranded when ice broke away where they were fishing. The Coast Guard rescued all, however, one died in route to the hospital due to hypothermia. This life threatening condition occurs when body temperature falls below 95° F (35° C). • It is imperative when ice fishing to get expert advice. Knowing the area and the ice conditions can make the sport fun; not knowing can lead to disaster. It is recommended that ice thickness for someone fishing alone (not really advisable) be almost four inches (10 cm). For groups, where more are standing on the ice, the ice should be about 7.5 inches (18 cm). When vehicles are taken on the ice, which does happen in some cold climates, the ice should be 11-12 inches (28 cm).

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Jan. 28: in 1915, the U.S. Coast Guard was created from the Life Saving and Revenue Cutter services. In 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, killing all seven of its crewmembers, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe. Jan. 29: in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was first published in the New York Evening Mirror. In 1936, the first members of the Baseball Hall of Fame - Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner - were named in Cooperstown, N.Y. Jan. 30: in 1933, Adolf Hitler was named chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg even though the Nazis held a minority of seats in the Reichstag. In 1948, Indian political and spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi was murdered by a Hindu extremist.

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IN THE COLD! (continued): • Icebergs are much thicker than the ice that freezes over lakes in the winter. Icebergs are chunks of ice that developed on land, then break off and float in a lake or ocean. The word “iceberg” originates from the Dutch “ijsberg”, which means ice mountain. • Icebergs are found in all shapes and sizes, from very small pieces to ice islands that can be the size of a small country. The term “iceberg” actually refers to ice larger than 16 feet (5 m) in diameter. Smaller icebergs are known as growlers and bergy bits. Even though they are smaller, they are harder to spot and therefore very dangerous for ships. • Even though most icebergs are found floating in oceans of salt water they are made of pure fresh water. Most of the icebergs on earth are found in the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica and in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Most icebergs originate near the west coast of Greenland.

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Queen Victoria holds the title of the longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom. She ruled from 1837-1901; for 63 years and 7 months. The current queen, Queen Elizabeth II, has been in power for almost 61 years. • Born on May 24, 1819, at Kensington Palace in London, Victoria was the only child of Prince Edward (Duke of Kent) and Princess Victoria Mary Louisa of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Christened “Alexandrina Victoria” and called “Drina” by her family, the future queen’s formal name from birth was Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria of Kent.

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• When Queen Victoria was 21 years old she married German Prince Albert, who was her cousin. In her first years as queen her main advisers were her Prime Minister Lord Melbourne and her uncle, King Leopold of Belgium. • After marrying Prince Albert, he became her major confidant and advisor. He helped her learn to rule in the constitutional role where the monarchy had much influence but the powers were mostly with Parliament. • The British Empire became very powerful during Queen Victoria’s reign. She ruled about one quarter of the world’s landmass and approximately one quarter of the world’s population; about 450 million people. The land under British rule was so large that many said “the sun never set on the British Empire.” It stretched around the globe from Canada to the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and India. India was considered the “Jewel in the Crown” and Queen Victoria was given the title of Empress of India in 1876. • Queen Victoria’s long reign became known as the Victorian era: a time of great industrial, scientific, political, military, and trade advancement for Great Britain. • The Queen and Prince Albert had 9 children and 42 grandchildren. The queen was called “Grandmother of Europe,” by managing the marriages of her children and grandchildren into other European royal families.

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Neuroscience has proven that thoughts get materialized in the brain and become part of you. Your thoughts define who you are, and also influence your decision making. If we apply this neuroscience principle to nutrition, we could say that in the brain there are encoded thinking paths of how you think about food. These thinking paths determine your food choices. Think about the following, someone who is born in Japan has different food choices than someone who is born in a western country like Canada or the USA. The SAD (Standard American Diet) consists mostly of high portions of animal products, low portions of fruits and vegetables, as well as processed and packaged foods. The thinking paths on western culture are around these foods choices, unfortunately these food choices are causing obesity and many other health concerns. We need to change the way we think about food to be able to make better eating choices, improve our health and lose weight. How do we change our eating choices? Neuroscience also has proven that you can change thinking paths encoded in your brain and transform them into better and positive behaviours. When I work with my clients on losing weight, we also work on changing the way they think about food, which allows them to make better food choices. If you change the way you think about food, you will change the way you eat and therefore you will have different results. In other words if you are convince that the way you are eating is not giving you the health and weight you desire, then change the way you think about food and you will enjoy excellent health and manage your weight. Change your mind to change your eating choices, stop dieting, lose weight, keep it off, look younger and live longer. As a natural nutritionist and a life coach, I have helped clients to change the way they think about food to make better food choices and as a result their health improved and they lost weight. As I mentioned on our previous article, losing weight should not be the main goal, it should be a pleasant and a normal by-product of the road to the primary goal: Great Health.

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Shelley is a gentle, calm little cat who lost her first home at the age of seven months because she had trouble coping with children. She was then adopted into an adult home where she lived happily for the next six years. She lost that home when her people moved. At Katie’s Place she is a quiet resident who never makes any trouble. She never pesters us but if we visit with her, she’s delighted. Shelley has settled into her communal room serenely enough -- she’s serene by nature! Yet she doesn’t seem to be happy. She stays out of everyone’s way but she seems resigned rather than contented. No doubt she’s lonely for a bond with a human family like she once enjoyed. She’s a tenderhearted but undemanding little soul who deserves more than life has given her. This endearing little cat with the plush, soft coat will be a joy to someone in a reasonably quiet home. Sweet Shaylynn was brought to the shelter by a kind human who found her hanging around without any obvious home. This outgoing and

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“FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL ...”: Lauren Miller, who also co-wrote the movie, and Ari Graynor (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) star in this expectedly edgy comedy as former college mates who aren’t any better matched years after graduation. Nevertheless, they try to put their differences aside to make a go of a phone-sex business. The venture’s success leads them to form a friendship - but inevitably, something arises to threaten their smooth sailing. Co-stars include Seth Rogen (Miller’s husband), Justin Long, Nia Vardalos and filmmaker Kevin Smith. *** “THE PAPERBOY”: An impressive cast gives life to a sinister story, as director Lee Daniels (“Precious: Based on the Novel `Push’ by Sapphire”) brings novelist Pete Dexter’s backwoods Florida 1960s crime tale to film. Matthew McConaughey and David Oyewolo play reporters determined to prove that a less-thanupstanding resident (John Cusack) is innocent of a sheriff ’s murder; Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron also star as others who assist them. Scott Glenn and singer Macy Gray appear as well. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray) “SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN”: The recipient of much acclaim at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival - to the tune of two awards - this documentary traces the literal search for Rodriguez, a musician whose meantto-be-huge album barely caused a ripple in the 1970s. Its reputation grew over the following years, though, thanks to a bootleg that got play in South Africa ... and inspired two of the artist’s devotees to determine what became of him, despite suicide rumors. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by Rodriguez and director Malik Bendjelloul; Q&A session. *** “DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO”: The literally hard-driving action franchise continues with this made-forvideo adventure, casting Luke Goss as a convict - known as “Frankenstein” (as was David Carradine in the original “Death Race 2000”) - who has to win one more race to earn his freedom. Since the “course” is the Kalahari Desert, the challenges awaiting him are many, especially since others are eager to see him lose his life as well as the competition. Ving Rhames, Danny Trejo (“Machete”), Dougray Scott and series regular Robin Shou also star. DVD extras: “making-of ” documentary; audio commentary by director Roel Reine; deleted scenes. **

Pet Bits Q: What’s a Munchkin? A: Aside from characters in the “Wizard of Oz,” the kind of Munchkin I suspect you’re referring to is a cat breed, referred to as the Dachshund of the cat world. According to the International Cat Association (TICA), the breed descended from a spontaneous mutation in a stray. This isn’t a particularly new mutation; it’s been documented many times over decades. Still, this breed with a long backbone and short legs remains controversial for its awkward appearance and potential medical problems as a result. TICA accepted the Munchkin into its New Breed development program in September 1994, and nine years later into TICA Championship status. Munchkins are surprisingly active and agile, given their body shape, and quite sociable.

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Answers IN THE COLD! (continued): • “Iceberg Alley” is the name given to an area from Baffin Bay, off the west coast of Greenland where many massive icebergs break into the water, to the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on the east coast of Canada. The Newfoundland and Labrador area is known as the Iceberg Capital of the World.

TEA CUPS While many China cabinets and hutches contain tea cup collections in the homes of wealthy and not-sowealthy North Americans, these fine breakables are not just for special occasions. Many homes around the world use their tea sets on a regular basis. • The reason most tea cups are considered “China,” is that they originated in that country. The first tea cups did not have handles and were called tea bowls. Some of the early tea bowls used in Europe were more like deep saucers and were used so that the tea cooled quicker. • Saucers, as we know them, to accompany tea cups did not appear until 1700. Tea cups with handles were not seen until Robert Adams came up with the idea in about 1750. • The English embraced Mr. Adams designs. They thought tea bowls were messy and people often burned their hands on them. Robert Adams designed cups that were taller and wider than the base and the saucers he introduced, more flat like small plates, were welcomed as a place to let a hot cup rest. His designs quickly became the standard for what became known as the “English Tea Service Set.”

• Approximately 90% of the icebergs that are in the waters near Newfoundland and Labrador originated from the glaciers of western Greenland. They are among the fastest moving icebergs in the world. Even so, by most standards, the four miles (7 km) per year that they tend to move seems slow. It takes an estimated two to three years for the massive icebergs to cover the 1600 nautical miles (2963 km) and reach the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. If icebergs reach the Atlantic Ocean before melting, they melt rather quickly in the warm waters. • After the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, near Newfoundland, the United States, Canada, and eleven other countries formed the International Ice Patrol. The patrol uses airplanes and radar to track icebergs that make their way into the major shipping lanes. The U.S. National Ice Center monitors icebergs larger than 5,400 square feet (500 sq/m) near Antarctica using satellite data. Icebergs are not just studied and watched to protect ships, scientists use them as tools for studying ocean processes and climate.

• Since the English started the tradition of putting cream and sugar in their tea, Mr. Adams also started designing tea pots, sugar holders, cream/ milk containers, and even matching tea spoons. His sets were made from porcelain that was strong but looked beautiful and delicate. English porcelain tea cups have a translucent look when held up to a light.

• A way that some inventive Canadians have chosen to use the abundance of icebergs floating in their waters is in creating vodka and other alcoholic spirits. The Iceberg Vodka Corporation, based in St. John’s Newfoundland, produces spirits “made from naturally pure 12,000-year-old icebergs harvested off the coast of Newfoundland.” They use Ontariogrown sweet corn in making their beverages as well. They also make Iceberg Rum and Iceberg Gin.

• The Chinese still prefer to drink tea from potteryware. They use what is known as “purple clay” from the Yixing, Jianqsu, and Jinqdezhen regions of China.

• The largest iceberg ever recorded was found near Baffin Island in 1882. Eight miles long and three miles wide (13 km long/6 km wide), its height above water was 65 feet (20 m).

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