Tag: united states

08
May

Artist transforms discarded aluminium cans into stunning sculptures

As the saying goes, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”; which is the case with Detroit-born artist Noah Deledda. Most people don’t give a second thought to their used aluminium cans after tossing them into the recycling bin. Noah, however, has found a wonderfully creative way to turn them into beautiful sculptures.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

14
Nov

Taco Bell is now testing a Kit Kat stuffed quesadilla

Taco Bell is testing its latest food mashup in the US: a quesadilla stuffed with, not cheese, but a Kit Kat. Released last month, the fast food restaurant announced that it’s experimenting with Chocodillas in Wisconsin.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

23
Aug

Some of the best images from the solar eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, millions of people across the northern hemisphere tried to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. In fact, according to Netflix, they lost 10 percent of their usual viewership during the solar eclipse.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

03
Feb

Spotify reveals users’ most embarrassing listening habits via billboards

Were you the one who used Spotify to play “Sorry” 42 times last Valentine’s day? If you had unlimited access to people’s listening habits, the results would be more intriguing than you could imagine.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

16
Jun

Talking cat collar turns kitty’s meows into speech

Is your cat trying to tell yo something? According to Arden Moore, author of The Cat Behavior Answer Book, cats are capable of making at least 30 sounds. Cats are also have at least 19 variations on the simple meow. In an attempt to bridge the gap between cat owners and their felines, Temptations Lab has made a cat collar prototype that turns kitty’s meows into human speech.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

03
May

Turn a loved ones ashes into stained glass orbs

Having to say goodbye to a loved one is a difficult process. How one person decides to have their remains handled may seem strange to some; in the end, it is a personal thing. However, if you’re considering cremation, turning ashes into stained glass orbs is an artful way of keeping your loved ones memory alive.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

01
Dec

The joy of X-mas with Advent calendars for adults

Do you remember when you were a kid, and everyday in December leading to Christmas you’d open up your Advent calendar to get a treat? Now that you’re all grown up you can relive that joy and anticipation – with Advent calendars for adults!Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

19
Oct

Infographic: The most Instagrammed destinations in North America

From beautifully prepared food to sunsets and parks, travellers are passionate about documenting the world around them using Instagram. But which types destinations are seen most on Instagram? Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

12
Oct

The differences between Canadian & US Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy food, friends, and family. As millions of Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, I couldn’t help but wonder the differences between the Canadian and American holidays?

I know that in the United States, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November; here in Canada it’s celebrated on the second Monday in October. In both countries it’s a time to get together with family. Did you know that even though turkey is the most common meal on Canadian Thanksgiving, it isn’t mandatory grub? Plenty of families have ham, dim sum, chicken or whatever they feel like. And while Americans and Canadians both celebrate Thanksgiving, there are several other differences between the their traditions and practices.

I’m not saying our holiday is better— just that Americans should know as much about Canadian Thanksgiving as we know about theirs. To help understand Canadian and American celebrations, check out this infographic from Canadian Pharmacy Online.

A tale of 2 Thanksgivings: Canadian vs American Thanksgiving celebrations

These neighbouring countries both celebrate this uniquely North American holiday, but each have their own twist on the celebration.

European History & Traditions

For Canadians, the first Thanksgiving feast was in celebration of Martin Frobisher’s safe passage to Newfoundland in 1578 on his quest to find the Northwest Passage. The celebration is also called Jour de l’Action de grace in Canada’s other official language, French.

Americans, on the other hand, escaping persecution from England, Pilgrims and Puritans sought religious freedom in colonial America. The Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock and the harvest meal with the Wampanoags became the traditional Thanksgiving story.

First Nations/Native American traditions

First Nations’ crop feasts include sharing a harvest meal and ceremonial dancing.

Squanto of the Wampanoags taught the Europeans to fish and farm.

1st official Thanksgiving

  • Canada: April 15, 1872
  • United States: November, 1863

Official day it’s held today

  • Canada: 2nd Monday in October
  • United States: 4th Thursday in November

Traditional meals

Traditional meals include roast turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, sweet corn and fall vegetables, but there are some regional differences.

Served on either Sunday or Monday in Canada, you can get stuffing with breadcrumbs and rice, wheat-based rolls, sweet potatoes pureed, and pumpkin pie with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.

In America it’s stuffing with cornbread and oysters or rice, cornbread rolls or muffins, sweet potatoes baked with marshmallows on top, and pumpkin pie with custard.

Shopping

10% of Canadians take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday US deals.

55% of Americans shop Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals spending over $12.3 billion in 2013.

Televised Sports

Thanksgiving Day Classic: 2 Canadian Football League games. 2013 viewership: 1,686,000.

Thanksgiving National Football League Game: 3 games. 2013 viewership: 60 million.

Other Traditions

Urban Canadians spend time in the countryside having woodland walks and hikes, taking family pictures in nature, or apple picking.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was watched on TV by over 50 million people in 2013; about 3.5 watched it live. All balloon handlers are Macy’s employees.

Did you know?

Cranberries were used by Native Americans as medicine and were known to prevent scurvy.

Magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned to Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday. She also wrote the the popular nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Only male turkeys called Toms gobble. Female turkeys called hens crackle.

Every year, a turkey presented to the US President gets pardoned. The turkeys then retire to George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.

Be healthy

You can avoid indigestion by relaxing and eating slowly. Take time to rest after a meal before any physical exercise. Antacids are effective in relieving discomfort.

Eat smaller amounts of food: Risks for heart attack and gallbladder attack are increased after a big meal.

Designate a sober driver to make sure you arrive home safely.


Source: http://thejibe.com/blog/15/10/infographic-canadian-thanksgiving-opportunity-retailers

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

05
Jun

Adorable, brutally honest circle of life illustrations

Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, insects and other invertebrates each have their own unique circle of life. And while all animals need to be safe and to reproduce, they also need to eat; one animal feeds off of another to survive—that’s just how it is.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

25
May

Bloomberg reveals the deadliest jobs in America

What do you think are the deadliest jobs where you are? Since America introduced the Occupational Safety and Health Act back in 1970, workplace standards have improved. However, while job fatalities have declined by more than 60 percent since then, some jobs remain far more dangerous than others.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

19
Jan

Fancy cheeseburgers inspired by US cities

Did you know that there’s a Cheese and Burger Society? I sure didn’t. But it’s not a silver spoon society that sits around in smoking jackets, sniffing cheeseburgers. They’re all about promoting recipes to delicious cheeseburgers that represent the unique flavours of America.Continue Reading..

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.