Apr
15
2015

WATCH: These Young Sisters Know How to Rock

What are sweet-looking girls doing playing electric guitars, anyway?

WATCH: These Young Sisters Know How to Rock

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Whatever boys can do, girls can do better... Alright, so maybe not better, but just as well. At least that's what's being said of three sisters from Monterrey, Mexico whose metal band "The Warning" has been gaining well-deserved attention.

The Villarreal girls, whose range in age from 10 to 15, play their own material as well as solid - if surprising - covers of songs like Metallica's "Enter Sandman."

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Their riffs are impressive as their hard work ethic. In between school work and hanging out with friends, the girls practice for three hours every day. Three hours. What started as a fun hobby has naturally evolved into dreams of stardom.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the sisters afford tuition and travel costs of around $30K that would allow them to attend Boston's Berklee College of Music's esteemed summer program.



Of course not everyone has been so supportive of their musical style.

What are sweet-looking girls doing playing electric guitars when they should wearing pink lipgloss and flaunting their midriffs like Britney and Miley before them?

“Sometimes people think it’s kind of impossible we play rock because we are girls and we are young,” said Daniela, the eldest Villarreal sister.

But one listen is enough to convert even the most hardened skeptic. There's no denying these girls have got "it."

“Rock is for everyone. Music is for everyone,” said middle child and drummer, Paulina. “Girls have the same ability as boys do.”

And even if Metallica's isn't your bag (personally, I would have preferred the Pixies), seeing these girls break the mould—and then stomp all over it with talent and panache—has got this mama head-banging and fist-pumping in her kitchen.

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Apr
15
2015

RECALL: Heinz Chicken with Broth Infant Food

Spoilage Hazard

RECALL: Heinz Chicken with Broth Infant Food

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) has recalled Heinz brand Chicken with Broth baby food with the following product code:

Brand | Product Name | Size | Code(s) on Product | UPC

  • Heinz | Chicken with Broth | 100 mL | 2016SE26 and 2016DE12 | 0 571660 7

Owing to potential loss of seal, the product may be spoiled and could cause illness in infants, including symptoms of upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. If an infant has already consumed the product, monitor for symptoms.

While no incidents have been reported to the CFIA, customers are advised to discontinue use of the above product, which has best before dates of September 26, 2016, and December 12, 2016.

For further information, contact Heinz Canada at 1-888-570-1675 or via email at HeinzCanada@Stericycle.com

The CFIA is currently investigating and the recall may expand if other products are similarly affected. Contact CFIA for more information at www.inspection.gc.ca/contactus.
Apr
14
2015

Pink Slams Body Shamers in Way Only Pink Can

Having her cheesecake and eating it, too

Pink Slams Body Shamers in Way Only Pink Can

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When it comes to pop/rock/whatever stars, Pink marches to the beat of her own drummer — always has. So it's no surprise that when she was the subject of some body shaming on social media, she didn't take that shit lying down.  

Sadly, celebrities are not immune to body criticism, not even when they are attending a benefit for a dear friend to raise money for cancer research as Pink was. But people ought to think twice about putting bodies under the magnifying lens, even when it's under the guise of "concern."

“While I admit that that dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

“In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either:)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous, and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake."

While I love Pink's on-point response, the fact that she took the time and energy to defend her shape suggests that the comments did provoke her enough to warrant a public response. She even talked about her hubby's reaction to her body ("more to love") and her four year-old daughter Willow's love of her "squishy" belly. 

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No wonder we are attuned to the most minor fluctuations in our weight, and spend the best part of our lives yo-yo dieting and binge eating and binge exercising.

No wonder so many of us grapple to love our bodies once we become moms...

Let her fans come to her defense if they must, but Pink herself should not have to engage or dignify for a second such statements with a response. 

Surely a singer and performer as awesome as her has better things to do than pour over comments about her body—be it at its softest or its firmest—such as enjoying life with her family and eating cheesecake to her heart's content.
 
And you know what? So do we.
 
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