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December 31, 2021

Nine top tips to help cure a hangover

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Relaxing with drinks and friends is fun at the time — until you wake up the next morning with nausea and a major headache. Not to worry, because while you will suffer today, there are a couple of ways you can make things tolerable.

One of the best hangover cure tips is to try and drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you consumed. While there are plenty of myths about hangover cure foods, water is probably the most effective thing you can consume when you have a hangover.

This is because the largest symptom of a hangover is intense dehydration — primarily because the ethanol in that Champagne causes you to urinate out a lot of potassium, narrowing your blood vessels and causing an almighty headache.


Amazon’s Halo View fitness tracker is only $60 right now – CNET

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The most important New Year’s resolution? Know thyself. Whether you’re beginning a fitness journey, aiming to get more sleep or just want to stay on top of your health, the new Halo View from Amazon is a budget-friendly option to help get you to your goals. With the ability to monitor your heart rate, your sleep and other personal insights, you can get a detailed look at how things are going — and with access to nutritional advice, workouts and more through a Halo membership, it’s never been easier to take charge of your health to get you to where you want to be. Amazon is taking an addition 25% off the Halo View fitness tracker today, and giving a full year of Halo membership with purchase.

Key features of this fitness tracker include a color touch display that can receive text notifications or start live workouts from your wrist and a battery that will last up to seven days on a single charge. Plus, it only takes two hours for a full charge, so you’ll be able to stay on the go. Like other popular fitness trackers, the Halo View is swim proof (up to 50 meters), so you can wear it in the pool or the shower without any issues. Other fitness trackers may have more bells and whistles, but if you’re looking for a solid option at a low price point, grab this deal before it’s gone. 

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.


Cricket world in stitches over South African duo’s height difference TOPSHOT – South Africa’s Marco Jansen (L) bumps fists with South Africa’s Temba Bavuma (R) during the fifth day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and India at SuperSport Park in Centurion on December 30, 2021. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze / AFP)

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A South African batting partnership has given cricket fans a delightful chuckle due to the pair’s startling 40cm height differential.

Fans were left in stitches as a South African batting partnership had a massive 40-centimetre difference.

The Proteas took on India in the first Test of their three-match series at Centurion Park in South Africa this week.

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On the fifth and final day, the 162cm Temba Bavuma was patiently plugging away trying to hold on for a draw.

But as his teammates fell, the South African vice-captain was joined in the middle by debutant Marco Jansen.

The giant left-arm pace bowler stands at a whopping 203cm, according to The Sun.

It made for comical viewing as the pair came together out in the middle.

TV camera operators struggled to even get them in the same shot in they chatted at the end of overs.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Irfan is widely accepted to be the tallest first-class cricket player of all time, with the bowler measuring up at 215cm.

But plenty of witty fans took to social media on Thursday during the Bavuma-Jansen partnership, with some hilarious memes shared on Twitter.

The camera angle as they walked off for lunch together highlighted the stark difference in height.

But after the break, Jansen nicked behind for 13 before two further quick wickets — Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi both got ducks — wrapped up a 113-run win for India.

Bavuma finished unbeaten on 35 from 80 balls.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reposted with permission.


December 30, 2021

A beach umbrella alone isn’t going to protect you from sunburn

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I am cursed/blessed (depending which way you look at it) with pale skin, which practically goes red in the full moon and tans so glacially it takes me an entire summer to darken as much as some of my friends do in a single afternoon.

One morning last summer I sat on my balcony to do some work, enjoying the outdoors and confident I was safe from sunburn because I was in total shade.

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A physical barricade, like a beach umbrella won’t actually protect you from harsh UVs. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Except not long after, that dreaded red blotchiness started to spread across my chest, and within hours it had blossomed into a full-on (and moderately painful) burn. The lesson? Shade is no protection against mankind’s No.1 enemy: the sun.

That was proven by a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2017, which found that a beach umbrella is not a good substitute for sunscreen.

Researchers recruited 81 volunteers willing to risk a sunburn. All the men and women ranked somewhere between Type I and Type III on the Fitzpatrick scale, classification of human skin colour. To translate that into emoji, they all looked something like this:

Volunteers of the study all ranked somewhere on the Fitzpatrick scale.

(Fun fact: the different emoji skin tones are actually based on the Fitzpatrick scale.)

In the summer of 2014, the volunteers sat outdoors for three-and-a-half hours between 10 am and 2 pm, on the shores of Lake Lewisville in Texas. Even more cruelly, none of them were allowed in the water.

Half the volunteers applied an SPF 100 sunscreen all over bodies 15 minutes before the sun session and were instructed to reapply it at least every two hours. (FYI, there’s no evidence you need to bother with anything higher than SPF 30.)

The other half sat under a large beach umbrella.

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Afterwards, the researchers examined regions of all the volunteers’ bodies — their faces, upper chests, the backs of their necks, and their arms and legs — and found that the umbrella group were significantly more likely to be sunburned, even though they’d huddled in the shade the whole time.

That’s probably because, while beach umbrellas do block direct UV rays that cause sunburn, they don’t block scattered or diffused UV rays. So you can get burned even if you stay in the shade.

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Not even sunscreen alone will be enough protection from the sun. (Getty)

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And you can also get burned even if you wear sunscreen: the volunteers who slopped were not immune from sunburn (particularly on their faces — perhaps because less sunscreen is generally applied there or because sweat smears it off).

So the only sure-fire way to avoid sunburn is to… stay indoors.

“Umbrella shade alone may not provide sufficient protection for extended sun exposure,” said the study’s lead author Hao Ou-Yang, a doctor from Johnson & Johnson, which conducted the research (and is a sunscreen manufacturer).

“Although using SPF 100 was better than simply sitting in the shade, neither prevents sunburn completely. That’s why it’s essential to use a combination of sun protection methods.”


Warm Up This Winter With These Delicious Cream Liqueurs

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Cream liqueurs are a wintertime favorite for good reason. They’re a little indulgent, work well in coffees and hot chocolate, and give you the same warm and fuzzy feeling as your favorite sweater.

While Baileys Irish Cream is arguably the most well-known in the realm of cream-based beverages (it is the original, after all), it’s not the only one worth drinking. In fact, a growing number of distilleries are dabbling in cream liqueurs and pushing the boundaries of the style. Some call upon nontraditional spirits, like rum, while others use unusual additions like saffron, peanut butter, and mango to put their own spin on the liqueur and create new flavor profiles.

While there’s nothing wrong with your beloved Baileys—it’s popular for a reason—here are six other options to help you spice up your bar cart.

The Best Cream Liqueurs (Besides Baileys)

Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur
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1. Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur

This single-batch Irish cream from County Cork, Ireland has the Goldilocks factor. It’s not too viscous, not too syrupy, and not too sweet. It has a well-rounded flavor with notes of butterscotch, vanilla, stroopwafel, and honey-tinged whiskey, and it’s perfect for drinking all on its own. We’re also fans of the swing-top bottle—it looks just like an old-fashioned milk container.


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Somrus Chai Cream Liqueur
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2. Somrus Chai Cream Liqueur

Unlike other distilleries, Somrus uses rum rather than whiskey in its trio of cream liqueurs: coffee, mango, and chai. While each is good in its own right, we’re partial to the chai for its prominent pistachio, cardamom, and saffron flavors that pair beautifully with (and help neutralize the spice of) Indian and Caribbean dishes.


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Bacardi Coquito
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3. Bacardi Coquito

Coquito, which means “little coconut” in Spanish, is a boozy Christmas drink typically found in Puerto Rico. It’s similar to eggnog but generally not as thick. Bacardi’s version is a 13-percent ABV liqueur that combines the brand’s white rum with cinnamon, coconut cream, and vanilla.


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Black Button Distilling Bespoke Bourbon Cream
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4. Black Button Distilling Bespoke Bourbon Cream

If you drizzled bourbon over a butterscotch-infused crème brûlée, it would give you a pretty good idea of what Black Button Distilling’s Bespoke Bourbon Cream tastes like. It’s a delightfully smooth standalone sipper, but it also works well in dessert cocktails like a chocolate martini or a mudslide.


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Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream
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5. Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream

If you’re looking for liquid dessert, this is it. Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream from Pennington Distilling Company in Nashville, TN makes very sweet concoctions. Each of the four offerings—original, mocha, peanut butter chocolate, and pumpkin spice—is made from the brand’s whiskey base with cream and more than 30 flavors added in. We’d recommend using them in coffee or a dessert recipe like bread pudding.


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Cutwater White Russian
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6. Cutwater White Russian

While not strictly a cream-based spirit (it’s a ready-to-drink canned cocktail made with Cutwater vodka and coffee cream liqueur), this White Russian is worth a mention for the convenience it provides. Creamy with bold vanilla, espresso, and chocolate notes, it’s like a boozy malted milkshake, except you can grab it off a shelf at your local liquor store. You can sip it from the can, but we’d recommend pouring it over ice.

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25 Best Online Casinos in Canada With High Payouts

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Canadian gamers have no shortage of casino sites to choose from, and whether they’re after slots, tables, or live dealer options, the list of choices seems almost endless.

While this variety is no doubt a blessing it can also be a curse.

Knowing which online casinos are worth your time, and which are not, can be a time consuming process – one that can cost you both time and money.

Because of this, we’ve taken the time to review and research the options available, using our findings to compile a list of the best online casinos for Canadian players.

Quick overview of the top reviewed casino sites:

Spin Casino won our ‘Best slots site of the year’ award due to their cutting edge slots, high RTP games, and frequent new releases.

  • Number of games: 400+
  • Score: 99%

PlayOJO nullifies the narrative of wagering requirements as a core tradition of online casinos, and was a clear choice for our ‘Best wagering requirements’ award.

  • Number of games: 2000+
  • Score: 97%

Royal Panda is the most well-rounded Canada casino we tested.  Hosting every type of casino game, from table games, to bingo, to baccarat, to sports betting. Making it a clear choice for our ‘Best variety’ award.

Number of games: 1000+

Score: 95%

Jackpot City is famous for their big jackpots and high limit slots.  Making them an obvious choice for the ‘Best high roller casino’ award.

Number of games: 400+

Score: 93%

Casumo has the best welcome bonus offers of any casino site.

Number of games: 2000+

Score: 91%

Best Online Casinos in Canada Reviewed

Spin Casino – Best Canada Casino for Slots

1. Spin Casino – Best Canada Casino for Slots

  • A wide selection of games
  • Works with top software providers
  • Has an android and iOS mobile app

Spin casino is the highest scoring Canadian casino in our review. What really stands out as you explore the site is their impressive slot collection. You’ll find all the biggest slot software names and the newest releases with some really fun stories, easter eggs, and graphics.

Additionally, since Spin Casino is licenced by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission of Canada (KGC), you can be sure you’re playing at a safe and secure site that offers fair games.

What many players enjoy about the site is that they can play from their mobile devices. At Spin Casino, you can use the casino’s app or website to play games without issues. That said, you’ll have a great mobile gaming experience and have access to everything on the desktop version.

Whether you’re a new or existing player, you can find an offer where you can significantly pad your bankroll.

PlayOJO – Best Wagering Conditions in Canada

2. PlayOJO – Best Wagering Conditions in Canada

  • Ox wagering requirement on all bonuses
  • Licenced by the MGA
  • Seven-figure progressive jackpots
  • Hundreds of games are available
  • Not the most generous of bonuses

PlayOJO has hundreds of games in its catalogue, including table games, slots, and live dealer options. There are also numerous progressive jackpot slots titles, and with a little visit from Lady Luck you might just land a life changer.

This site gives players generous daily bonuses. The casino calls these offers ’Kickers,’ and every 24 hours, the offer is reset to give players another chance.

Another great thing about the site is the daily tournaments. The higher you rank on the leaderboard, the more prizes you’ll win. This casino allows players to use several different payment methods that have low minimums to manage their money.

That said, one thing that makes PlayOJO stand out is its wagering conditions. Unlike some other sites that resort to high playthroughs, PlayOJO doesn’t feature any.

As you work off the bonuses you can opt for withdrawals without doing anything extra – and unlike other sites they’ve even got no win cap if you happen to hit it big.

Royal Panda – Best Variety of Casino Games

3. Royal Panda – Best Variety of Casino Games

  • Easy to navigate website
  • Large progressive jackpots
  • Compatible with mobile devices
  • Top-notch gaming alternatives
  • Website’s response time is slow occasionally
  • If you’re after large progressive jackpots then Royal Panda is the place to be. The site features many popular slot games like Gonzos Quest, Book of the Dead, and Age of Loki along with several live dealer options.

Bonus-wise, the online casino offers deposit options for both new and existing customers. What’s more, the wagering requirements attached to most promotions are very reasonable.

Royal Panda is also compatible with mobile devices and regardless of the medium you use to foster gameplay (mobile or desktop), you’ll find a sleek design that’s easy to navigate.

This Canadian casino also uses the Random Number Generator (RNG) software to ensure that all games are safe and fair. Along with its licence from the MGA this casino site is safe and secure.

Jackpot City – Best Canada Casino for High Rollers

4. Jackpot City – Best Canada Casino for High Rollers

  • An extensive catalogue of games
  • Seven-figure progressive jackpots
  • Regular promotions and bonuses
  • Licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority
  • Hard to meet bonus requirements

Players love this casino because of the enormous jackpots up for grabs. Jackpot City offers the chance for massive payouts with progressive jackpot slot titles whose payouts can potentially (but very rarely) rake in millions.

Also, there are several promotional offers available. For instance, you can claim a 100% match bonus of up to C$1,600 with the welcome offer.

However, do keep in mind you’ll need to meet a 70x minimum wagering requirement to withdraw – something we found quite high, so be prepared to put the gaming time in.

You can also find hundreds of games to play from the best software providers in the iGaming scene. Another significant aspect of this online Casino is its loyalty program, which will give you many perks and rewards.

Jackpot City’s mobile app and web-based version have features and games available on desktop. At Jackpot City, games are separated into sections for easy selection. In addition, there’s a good variety of banking options to aid CAD deposits and withdrawals.

Casumo – Best Welcome Bonus of Any Canadian Casino

5. Casumo – Best Welcome Bonus of Any Canadian Casino

  • • All games from top software providers
  • MGA-licensed
  • No transaction fees
  • Accepts multiple banking options
  • No phone customer support

Casumo offers many daily and weekly bonuses. These offers can land you free spins on slots, bonus funds to play with, alongside many other rewards.

Of course, the piece de resistance and the reason we named it best deposit bonus is for its high C$1800 ceiling on their 100% first deposit package. The 30x playthrough is manageable too – and the 183 day expiry is one of the industry’s best.

Overall, this is a grand casino with over 2,000 games in its library. Compared to some other gambling sites, Casumo has the game variety department sorted. With all the great things about this site, you can also play most of the site’s games directly on your mobile device.

When you’re ready to play, you can process site-related transactions through one of the many banking options. What’s great about these options is that there are no transaction fees on any of them.

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6. Genesis – Best New Canada Casino

  • 12+ software developers featured
  • 1700+ slots
  • Interac E-transfer accepted
  • Great live dealer options
  • Quality loyalty program

With over 1700 titles in its collection, Genesis has one of the largest catalogs of slot games around. Along with popular titles like Fire Joker and Big Bass Bonanza, the site also hosts several lesser-known slot games, including Train Money and Moon Princess.

Genesis has a fairly extensive live dealer selection, one that includes several versions of baccarat and blackjack. Additionally, the live dealer section has many other, less common, games, including Monopoly Live and Deal Or No Deal.

Although Canadian players won’t be able to fund their account using cryptocurrency, Genesis does support several payment methods, the most convenient of which being Interac E-transfer.

E-transfers allow users to instantly send money from their bank account to their Genesis account. Interac e-transfer is also available for withdrawals, although we found the processing of up to 5 days to be a bit on the long side.

LeoVegas – Best for New Slot Releases in Canada

7. LeoVegas – Best for New Slot Releases in Canada

  • Over 2,000 games
  • Regular promotional offers
  • Has free play modes on some games
  • Compatible with mobile devices
  • Limited payment options

LeoVegas has a game library with over 2,000 titles, one of the most extensive catalogues from an online casino. As a fully licensed casino, games are powered by some of the best providers in the gambling industry.

LeoVegas also has some of the top progressive slots with payouts that can reach seven figures. Additionally, new bonuses crop up weekly, so there’s always an offer to claim.

A remarkable feature of this casino is that it allows users to play some games for free. This addition enables newbie gamblers to know more about the games they want to play before risking their hard-earned cash.

Once you feel comfortable, you can deposit in CAD using several safe and secure payment methods. However, there aren’t many options as you can only use InstaDebit, MuchBetter, Neteller, MasterCard, Skrill, Visa, and PaySafeCard.

That said, while we advocate for more alternatives, the available mediums are pretty efficient.

Ruby Fortune – Best Live Dealer Casino in Canada

8. Ruby Fortune – Best Live Dealer Casino in Canada

  • Licensed by the KGC
  • Numerous games from top providers
  • Generous perks from the loyalty program
  • Slow withdrawal times

Ruby Fortune offers players access to numerous games. These offerings are powered by top developers who take pride in making immersive and innovative games.

At Ruby Fortune, all the features on the desktop site are available on the mobile app and the website. However, what’s disappointing about this Canadian casino is the few banking options it accepts.

That said, players with optical issues can deviate from the white background to a dark theme that’s much easier on the eyes. However, sign-up is required to activate this addition.

However, the rewards program at Ruby Fortune provides players with many generous perks like profitable leaderboards, premium support, and random draws. This program is quite generous especially since there aren’t many bonuses and promotions at this online casino.

Casinonic – Frequent Bonus Offers for CAD

9. Casinonic – Frequent Bonus Offers for CAD

  • Recurring promotions and bonuses
  • High-quality games from top software providers
  • Retro-styled and modern games
  • Licenced by the Government of Curacao
  • There’s a cap on free spin wins

Casinonic has over 3,500 games in its collection from the biggest names in the gambling industry. You can find titles from fair and immersive companies like Microgaming, NetEnt, BetSoft, and many others.

In addition, all the games in the Casinonic library use an RNG to help randomize outcomes, which adds another extra level of fairness.

That said, you can play gaming alternatives without hitches on the desktop and mobile versions of this Canadian casino. So, whether you like retro-styled games or those that are a tad bit modern, you can find an alternative tailored to suit your gambling aspirations.

There are frequent promotional offers available for both new and existing players. Additionally, when you’re ready to make a deposit or withdrawal, you can use one of the many accepted payment options.

However, the wagering requirements on the welcome package come in at 50x which is a tad high—though certainly not the worst—so a bit of sleeve rolling will be involved.

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10. Bodog – Best Sports Betting Site in Canada

  • 600+ slots
  • Large number of sports betting options
  • Cryptocurrency and e-transfer accepted
  • Attractive welcome bonus

Bodog is the Canadian version of Bovada, one of the world’s largest and most popular sports betting and online casino sites.

The site offers a wide array of sports betting options including hockey, football, UFC, horses, and much more. Several e-sports options are also available.

Bodog is also popular amongst online poker enthusiasts as their catalog of tournaments and games is fairly robust. The site also features a players forum where gamers can log and discuss all things related to online gambling.

The forums also allow users to post complaints, suggestions, or comments. And while in Canada you don’t have as many sportsbook app options as American states like Pennsylvania do, you can still play via the mobile site to make bets on the go.


• 3300+ games available
• Quality welcome bonus
• Daily races
• 20+ game developers featured

• Launched in 2004
• 1100+ games available
• Prepaid credit card accepted
• Quality VIP program

• Lots of free spins to claim
• Decent welcome bonus
• Ancient Greek theme
• 1800+ slots

• 900+ slots
• Decent reload bonuses for existing customers
• Large selection of roulette games
• 50+ live dealer options

• 100% crypto casino
• 2600+ games
• 10 minute withdrawal processing time
• Multiple races daily

• 13 game providers featured
• Quality mobile site
• 1300+ games

• Live chat support
• 200+ slots
• Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin accepted

• Good collection of progressives
• 470+ games
• 70x wagering requirement of welcome bonus

• 12 blackjack options
• Several keno games available
• Live chat support
• 400+ slots

• Attractive welcome bonus
• 12 video poker options
• 400+ slots

• 22 payment methods
• Large welcome bonus with free spins
• Several sports betting options
• Quality collection of slots and table games

• Founded in 2013
• C$10 minimum deposit
• InstaDebit supported as a payment option

• 200+ slots
• Bitcoin accepted
• Multi-hand blackjack available
• Jacks or Better video poker available

• Several 3D slots games
• C$45 minimum deposit on card payments
• Live chat available for members


What to Look for When Choosing a Casino Site in Canada

Safety and fairness – The most critical thing we considered is the site’s licence. We made sure that the casinos we recommend aren’t only legal but safe for players. In addition, whatever game you choose to play must be provably fair by releasing randomized outcomes.

Game selection – When you’re at an online casino, the point is to play games. Therefore, there must be numerous alternatives on display. Consequently, we made sure that we looked at the casino’s lobby to determine if there were enough games to appeal to various players.

Bonuses and promotions – To draft this list of best Canadian online casinos, we looked at bonuses and promotions the site offers to its customers. We also checked to see if these offers are available to new players and if existing players could qualify. In addition, we consider the frequency of promotions, the size of the incentive, and the requirements you’ll have to meet.

User experience – The last thing we looked at is the user experience you’ll have at the casino. We considered the site’s layout to see if it’s easily navigable and whether moving through sections was intuitive. Additionally, our checks included the themes on display, currencies they accept, and the number of payment methods for transactions (deposits and withdrawals).

Beginner’s Guide to Online Casinos in Canada

Are Online Casinos Popular in Canada?

Yes, since gambling has become more accessible, more people have started to play at online casinos.
Gambling laws in Canada are also some of the most relaxed globally, which has earned the country a great deal of revenue in the past year alone. As more online casinos launch, it’s expected that this amount will continue to grow.

What Are the Most Popular Games in Canada?

Everyone has a favourite game. However, here are the most popular options amongst Canadian gamblers:

Slots – The most extensive section of games, by far, at Canadian online casinos is slots. There are many different types of slot games, as you can find multiple reels, progressive jackpots, and video slots, all with exciting themes.

Blackjack – Canadian gamblers love several variations of this game, including the classic and live versions.  Blackjack is the most popular table game at online casinos due to its simplicity.

Roulette – As a popular table game, many people head to the roulette table to try their luck. Common roulette variations include French Roulette, American Roulette, and European Roulette in virtual & live formats.

Poker – Another fan favourite due to the incorporation of select strategies, you’re likely to find at least one poker variation at an online casino. Many sites also have a live dealer option for this game, attracting those who crave a real-world gaming experience.

Are Canadian Online Casinos Safe?

Yes, online casinos in Canada are 100% safe as long as they’re licenced and regulated. Casinos with a licence have to follow strict regulations to protect user data as they engage in gambling activities.

How Do I Know if a Casino Is Licensed?

All the casinos we listed in this article are fully licenced, and you’ll be safe playing at them. However, if you ever want to check who issued a casino’s licence, it should be displayed at the website’s footer.

Are Online Games Rigged?

No, casinos with a licence are fair due to strict regulations and testing from reputable gambling bodies. In addition, these sites use the RNG for an extra blanket of fairness.

How Do I Choose the Best Canadian Online Casino?

The first thing you should look for at an online casino is its licence, which tells you if the site is safe or not. After that, everything else is up to personal preference.

For example, if you want to bet on casino games and sporting events, look for a website that incorporates a casino, sportsbook, and racebook. If table games are more your style, look for a platform with different variations and tournaments.

Additionally, you can look at the site’s layout, customer support options, device compatibility, payment mediums, and the incentives offered.

Do Online Casinos Accept Canadian Dollars?

Yes, many casinos accept CAD and many other currencies, including cryptocurrency. However, it’s always a good idea to check before you sign up on your preferred casino site. Thus, consider looking for what payment methods are available and the currency they accept.

What Software Providers Do Online Casinos Have?

The best online casinos in Canada offer games from top providers such as Playtech, Evolution Gaming, Microgaming, NetEnt, and many more.

These companies are industry leaders who have developed immersive and innovative games for many years. Therefore, you can be sure to have a great gaming experience playing games from these reputable providers.

What Is Banking Like at Canadian Online Casinos?

At a legal Canadian online casino, you can be rest assured that your banking information will be kept safe. You’ll be able to use popular payment options to fund your play and receive funds when you make decent winning combinations.

Ensure to check the banking methods the casino accepts to see if they fit in your preferred choice. Depositing and withdrawing funds from your account should be an easy and safe process.

So What’s the Best Canada Casino Online?

Many excellent online casinos use software from the best providers to deliver immersive and exciting gameplay for Canadian players.

This article has gone over the top ten reliable, legal, and safe online casinos that accept Canadian players. These sites offer generous promotions, a large selection of fair games, and a pleasant experience for players.

With these criteria in play, Spin Casino ranked as the best online casino in Canada. It’s fully licensed, ensuring that safety and fairness are prioritized on every wagering-related activity. You can also expect to see frequent and generous promotions for both new and existing players.

That said, the other sites also meet our stringent requirements, albeit sporting a con or two. So, whichever casino you choose, ensure that you do your research and gamble responsibly regardless of how great your fortunes are turning out to be.

As a rule of thumb, we always emphasise the riskiness of gambling and why it should never be seen as an activity to solve nagging financial problems. The saying “the house always wins” isn’t just a catchphrase as it should help shape your wagering adventure.

Are you suffering from a gambling problem, or do you know someone that does? If so, it’s crucial to call the Gamblers Anonymous at 1-626-960-3500 to seek help from one of the numerous advisors on ground. Speaking to these professionals is instrumental in making gambling a safe venture for you and your loved one. You also have to be aware that gambling sites and other related products are for those aged 18 and above.

Several casino sites listed in our reviews might not be available in your region. To this end, you might want to go through your jurisdiction’s local laws and rules to have an idea of online gambling’s legality. Since our reviews are unbiased and geared towards regular players’ needs, we may receive a commission for casino site features. However, this doesn’t affect our online casino ranking as we always make concerted efforts to bring to you sites that deliver a wholesome casino experience at all times.

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Dwayne Johnson Says There’s ‘No Chance’ He’ll Return to ‘Fast and Furious’

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Dwayne Johnson has a reputation for being a very likable guy—he really goes out of his way to connect with fans on social media—but there’s one person he definitely does not get along with: Vin Diesel. The pair had a falling out during the filming of 2016’s The Fate of the Furious, in which Johnson played the role of Hobbs. That feud has been simmering ever since, but it returned to the spotlight this fall when Diesel posted on Instagram asking “little brother Dwayne” to return to the franchise. In a recent interview with CNN, Johnson made public his response to that request: Absolutely not.

“I was very surprised by Vin’s recent post,” Johnson told CNN. “This past June, when Vin and I actually connected not over social media, I told him directly—and privately—that I would not be returning to the franchise.”

That makes Diesel’s post, which came months after he and Johnson apparently spoke in person, even more bizarre. For Johnson, however, these kind of tactics are exactly why he and his Fast and Furious co-star didn’t get along in the first place.

“Vin’s recent public post was an example of his manipulation,” Johnson said. “We had spoken months ago about this and came to a clear understanding.”

Diesel, for his part, speculated to Men’s Health in June that Johnson didn’t appreciate his “tough love” approach on the set of The Fate of the Furious. Johnson disagreed with that view.

“I laughed and I laughed hard,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “I think everyone had a laugh at that.”

Despite the conflict on the 2016 film, it wasn’t Johnson’s last appearance in the franchise: He went on to star in 2019’s The Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. In the CNN interview, he made it clear that he has no hard feelings toward the rest of the cast or the series in general—a sentiment he made clear to Diesel when they spoke earlier this year.

“I was firm yet cordial with my words and said that I would always be supportive of the cast and always root for the franchise to be successful,” Johnson said, “but that there was no chance I would return.”

Diesel will return for the final two installments of the Fast and Furious franchise, Fast 10 and Fast 11. The first of the two films is slated for a May 2023 release date, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although he’s leaving Fast and Furious in the rear view mirror, Johnson has been staying busy with other projects. His latest film, Red Notice, has smashed Netflix streaming records and become the platform’s most-watched movie of all time. (Check out our interview with the film’s director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, here.) His upcoming superhero flick, Black Adam, is scheduled for a summer 2022 release.

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7 fitness goals to set for the new year and beyond – CNET

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After an indulgent holiday season, New Year’s resolutions often focus on weight loss. But do you really need to start another diet that won’t work or last? Maybe it’s time to have a different approach. What if instead you concentrated on setting fitness-specific goals? I’m talking about committing to running your first 5K race or learning how to do a pull up.

A goal requires planning — make sure it’s attainable and that you have a clear vision on how to achieve it. The best part about these goals is that you don’t have to limit them to New Year’s resolutions. They can become habits you work toward everyday. Whether you’re ready to take on your first marathon or want to achieve your first handstand, there are many ways to reach your target and even go beyond. Take a look at some of the coolest goals you can add to your fitness regimen this year.

1. Create a consistent workout schedule


Creating a regular workout schedule is a good goal if you have a hard time maintaining an exercise program throughout the year. It’s inevitable that there will be busy periods when it seems impossible to step away for fitness. Planning ahead with a realistic exercise schedule can help keep you accountable. 

One way to stay consistent is by scheduling shorter workouts, such as HIIT exercises, into your regimen. Choosing the same time daily and sticking to it is also a good way to remain committed. Another helpful method is having a workout buddy to keep you going. With the many interactive fitness apps that exist, it’s easier to find a group of people or a friend for moral support. 

2. Achieve a proper push-up


Push-ups only require your body weight, and they’re one of the best workouts to gain upper body strength. I’ve been strength training for over a decade, and I still do push-ups consistently. They’re an excellent core exercise targeting your chest, back, shoulders and arms. However, push-ups are often done improperly. To do them right, have your form reviewed by a trainer. If you don’t have access to one, you can practice by doing planks, negative push-ups, incline push-ups and push-ups from your knees.

It’s more important to strive for quality push-ups with good form than to just do higher reps. Once you learn to do them well, you can make them more challenging by increasing the volume, slowing down the pace, adding weight or changing the angle.

3. Accomplish your first pull-up


Achieving your first pull-up is a badge of honor — even if the last time you did one was during PE in elementary school. Women may have a harder time with this exercise than men because they tend to have less upper body muscle mass. However, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible for women to master. It just means they need to practice additional exercise drills to help them achieve this goal. 

According to John Gardner, a NASM-certified personal trainer and the CEO and co-founder of Kickoff, there are various ways to achieve a pull-up. “Using a resistance band helps you understand the technique if you’re unable to perform a pull-up on your own, as well as doing a dead hang — or holding on to the bar for a long period of time,” Gardner suggests. Other ways to help you achieve your first pull-up include adding planksinverted rowslat pulldowns and hollow holds to your workout. 

4. Participate in your first race


If you’ve decided this is the year to run your first 5K, half marathon or marathon, come up with a strategy to achieve your goal. A 5K is going to require less training and preparation than a longer distance race, such as a marathon, but if it’s your first time tackling this distance you still need to know what to expect. 

Training for your first race — no matter the distance — sets you up for success and gives you confidence to complete it. When I first started training for my first marathon, I remember how daunting the distance seemed at first. But I followed a training plan that prepared me. I trusted the process and was able to accomplish that goal from my bucket list. 

There are a variety of training plans online to choose from. If you’re looking for something more personalized, there are running coaches who can design a custom plan based on your experience and goals. 

You can start by researching coaches through the USA Track and Field directory or the Road Runners Club of America to find one in your area. Remember that fees vary per coach depending on how hands-on they’ll be and how long of a training plan you’ll need.

5. Start strength training


Strength training builds muscle, gets you stronger, protects your bones, reduces risk of disease and more. The beauty of strength training is that your fitness level doesn’t matter and it’s never too late to begin. If you’ve never strength trained before or you feel intimidated stepping into the weight room at your gym, seek out a trainer who can show you some basic moves. Most gyms provide either a free or reduced-cost training session for new members. Having a trainer do an assessment first will determine your fitness level and address any health concerns before you start an exercise regimen. 

Once you’re cleared to strength train, you’ll learn how to properly do key exercises and how to fit them into a weekly schedule that matches your fitness level and goals.  

6. Deadlift twice your body weight


During my fitness journey, one of my most empowering experiences was being able to deadlift twice my body weight. The deadlift is one of the best exercises to build your posterior chain and get stronger. Before lifting any weight off the floor, it’s important to make sure you have good form to avoid lower back injuries.

If you’re just getting started and want to understand the basics of how to do the movement, you could take a strength training class at the gym. If you’re working out from home with a set of dumbbells, you can download a strength training class through a fitness app, such as LesMills Bodypump workout, where the instructor can properly demonstrate the exercise.

Once you’re already well-versed with the deadlift and you have a goal to lift twice your body weight, it’s recommended that you hire a personal trainer or strength coach who can guide you. Having an expert assess your form and challenge your abilities will also be a good motivator and learning experience. 

7. Do a handstand


Handstands are most commonly seen in Crossfit, yoga or gymnastics, and are an impressive feat. This exercise requires a lot of core strength, decent upper body strength and good shoulder mobility. To determine if you’re ready to take on a handstand, you should be comfortable being inverted and holding up your own body weight. 

You should avoid handstands if you’re pregnant, if you have high or low blood pressure, or if you have shoulder, back or wrist issues. If you aren’t sure if you should be doing inversion exercises, check with your doctor first. Regardless of your physical condition, it can be helpful to seek out an expert to guide you through this process and to determine if you’re a good candidate for the handstand.

There are multiple drills you can do to improve your chances of achieving a strong handstand. L.A-based certified personal trainer Morgan Rees says there are various ways to achieve your goal. “Having a wall or cushion behind you is very important to avoid any accidents,” she recommends. Rees says practicing stepping forward onto your hands and lifting your legs up against the wall while upside down is essential. 

Focusing on your form is also crucial. You should concentrate on keeping your arms by your ears, pushing through your shoulder as well as squeezing your butt and engaging your core. Once you’ve mastered this drill, you can try slowly moving your legs away from the wall and seeing if you can hold the handstand without needing the wall’s assistance. 

Most importantly, do not rush through this exercise. Though some may grasp it faster than others, it requires practice. Once you are a handstand pro, you can spice up the move with new variations of the exercise such as handstand push-ups or walking handstands. 

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.


Why rising Aussie star longed for home Australian Open Tennis. 01/02/2010. Aleksandar Vukic vs Yen-Hsun Lu on court 12. Australian Aleksandar Vukic during todays match. Picture : Michael Klein

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Aleks Vukic will end this year with a career-best ranking, but he explains why it was also the toughest of his career.

There was a taste of home for Aleks Vukic at the very end of what was the toughest year of his tennis life.

And this Sydneysider knows what tough is.

Vukic grinded away in some of the world’s most obscure – and sometimes dangerous – locations to give himself a shot at the kinds of breakthroughs he’s achieved in the past 24 months.

Now 25, he is at a career-best ranking of No.156, having spent nine-straight months on the road after playing in the Australian Open main draw for the first time.

A purple patch across his last seven tournaments propelled him to his new ranking after he also went within one win of qualifying for the French Open in consecutive years.

The last of them was an ATP Challenger event in Champaign, Illinois, where Vukic played college tennis and was a three-time All-American.

He lost a second final in three weeks to American nemesis Stefan Kozlov, but it still qualified as one of the highlights of his year.

“You don’t get too many of those moments and even though I lost, it felt awesome,” Vukic told News Corp.

“There were probably five or six guys who played with me that were there, then some of the people from the community and a few of the coaches as well.

“That’s the feeling I’ll hopefully get here (in Australia) as well.”

There were extra challenges beyond Vukic having to be away for so long because of Covid-19-related border restrictions.

There was his freak injury in April while sightseeing in Italy – a back-related hamstring issue sustained while running towards stairs – then he contracted Covid in August and was ruled out of the US Open.

So while Vukic deliberately picked nicer places to play in this year, the longing for home was ever-present.

“When you’re travelling to these random places, everyone has goals to try to crack a certain ranking and you’re doing it for a purpose,” he said.

“But you also know that if you grind for a little bit, you can come home for two weeks to reset.

“It was more the unknown this year of not being able to come back that made it tough.”

Vukic is the second-highest-ranked Australian man outside the top 100 and in prime position to score a wildcard into next month’s Australian Open.

But while four Australian women have already secured a wildcard, Vukic and co. are still waiting on the men’s side.

“From what I’ve heard, they’re waiting until after the first week (of tournaments),” he said.

“The more exposure you get to these top events and top guys (the better). I have as much chance as anyone who can get a wildcard to do well.

“I’m obviously there for the experience, but I’m also trying to make the most of it.”

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December 29, 2021

7 Knives Every Cook Needs in Their Kitchen

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One of the greatest joys seasoned (and wannabe) home chefs can experience is unboxing a brand new knife and immediately cutting into a slab of meat or slicing vegetables razor thin. The effortlessness of plowing through prep work with a sharp knife tailormade for certain tasks is akin to reaching culinary nirvana. You see there’s no one knife that does it all. There are a number of knives every home cook needs in their kitchen.

So if you’ve planned on making a resolution this new year to maybe cook more or just whip up some healthier meals, there’s no better motivation than spending a little money on one of these high-quality kitchen knives. We’ve selected a range—from santokus to slicers—that’ll make your time in the kitchen more efficient and enjoyable. Here are the knives every home cook needs.

7 Knives Every Home Cook Needs in Their Kitchen

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1. Kilne Chef’s Knife

Well-known and respected in Canada for bringing high-quality blades to consumers at affordable prices, Kilne just entered the U.S. market this fall—which is probably why you’ve never heard of them. Add this classic French-inspired chef’s knife to your roster. Crafted from German chromium-molybdenum-vanadium steel with a full tang—solid steel from tip to tail—makes this all-rounder strong and balanced. This knife does it all in the kitchen, from delicate cuts to heavy-duty chopping or slicing.


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2. Made In Nakiri Knife

The Nakiri is a wonderful blend of a chef’s knife and cleaver. Supremely useful in the kitchen, it’s squared-off shape and straight blade (no rocker) makes it ideal for chopping and slicing veggies. Made in France by fifth-generation bladesmiths, it has an 11.5 inch total length and weighs only 7 ounces for awesome agility around your cutting board.


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3. New West KnifeWorks 7″ Teton Edge Santoku

The Japanese santoku kitchen knife design has been popular in the West for decades now and it’s clear to see why: The multi-purpose blade configuration combines the best of traditional chef’s knives and a small cleaver to make it worthy of its name, which means “three virtue” of slicing, dicing, and chopping. This beautiful rendition, which is made in Idaho, has a blade crafted from high-performance S35VN steel that uses an etched rendition of the Teton mountain range in Wyoming in place of the traditional dimples, which help keep food from sticking to the blade while prepping. The super-tough handle is made from G10, a fiberglass epoxy composite that comes in multiple color combos.


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4. Cutluxe Shinobi 12″ Slicing Knife

This massive knife might not be one you use every day (unless you’re running a barbecue restaurant), but when you need it, it’ll turn any big slicing jobs into easy tasks. The intricate 66-layer Japanese Damascus blade is forged from high-carbon AUS-10 steel that’s honed to a wickedly sharp edge using the traditional Honbazuke method, which is a three-step process that ends with a fine polish. The G10 handle offers a comfortable and ergonomic grip that’ll pull you confidently through any tough kitchen task.


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5. Case 6″ Boning Knife

Not every knife in your block has to be some super-fancy, high-dollar purchase. You can still get great-quality knives at rock bottom prices, like this boning knife from legendary knife maker Case. A staple for thousands of butcher shops around the country, this classic blade is made from durable, long-lasting stainless steel that’s mated to a solid walnut handle. This simple-but-effective cutter will quickly debone everything from ham to venison and can even pitch in for some slicing duty.


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6. Middleton 4″ Echo Paring Knife

Created by bladesmith Quintin Middleton, who makes bespoke blades for such culinary luminaries as Emeril Lagasse and Michael Antony, this light and nimble paring knife is a wonder to wield. It has a featherweight feel and an amazingly sharp blade crafted from a stainless steel called AEB-L, which is known for it’s toughness and corrosion resistance. The special steel also allows the blade to be forged to an extremely thin degree, giving it a delicate, deft feel when taking care of a multitude of small kitchen jobs.


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7. Benchmade Table Knife Set

Toss out your old steak knives that are, by now, dull and uninspiring. Because when you slap down a perfectly cooked ribeye that’s slightly charred on the outside and red-pink on the inside, you owe it to the cow to cut into that meat with a worthy knife. This four-piece set—which is customizable—is made from Benchmade’s special SelectEdge stainless steel and comes with a small serrated edge near the tip for separating tougher cuts of meat like game. This versatile blade is also at home helping out with prep as it’s sitting on the table next to your sizzling steak. Intrigued but don’t need the whole set? You can also pick up a single knife for $160.

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