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Clicks of the Day: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Thursday, January 5 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

  • Reddit Gets 2 Billion Impressions in December, Leaving Digg in the Dust
  • “Reddit raked in more than 2 billion pageviews in December, double the amount the site posted the year before. The network also disclosed that it got close to 35 million unique visitors for the period, meaning the average user viewed about 13 pages per visit. The average time on site for Reddit was 16 minutes. That also averages to 100 million monthly pageviews per Reddit employee. Reddit broke the 1 billion pageview barrier last February.”

    Whew. Extremely impressive stats.

  • Canadians increasingly worried about economy: survey
  • “A growing number of Canadians are more worried about the future of the economy, and how they’ll fare in the midst of what many consider a mild recession, according to a survey released by the Economic Club of Canada.”

    Lol. Well there’s got to be at least one “Canadians are worried about the economy” story per month I’d say.

  • Canadians seek early retirement, but many unprepared: study
  • “The survey of respondents spanning three generations shows on average Canadians want to retire at 61, and the younger they are, the earlier they want to retire… The problem is that the survey also shows six in 10 Canadians have less than $100,000 in household assets, not counting any equity they may have in their homes. Sixteen per cent have no assets at all.”

    That’s gloooomy.

  • Edmonton Symphony reduces prices to attract new patrons
  • “The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has joined forces with a deal-of-the-day website as part of an ongoing effort to attract new patrons, especially young people.”

    Hm, I’m intrigued. $31 for two tickets to “Late Night Romantics” concert. The deal ends tomorrow and this is kind of a tight couple weeks for Mike & I so I don’t think we’ll be buying it but if something like that shows up again I feel that I would! :) It is definitely intriguing! (And that is the point is it not?)

  • Calorie counters fooled by ‘side-salad illusion’
  • “Research out of Northwestern University finds that when an unhealthy entree is accompanied by a healthy side, people consistently underestimate the number of calories they’re consuming โ€” and this effect is three times stronger among those focused on losing weight. The study author calls it the “side-salad illusion,” and says it plays a huge role in why dieting can paradoxically lead us to pack on pounds.”

    Very interesting!

  • Sexual addiction among women real and growing: Psychologists
  • “Some fantasize about being sexual in public. Others cruise bars looking for anonymous encounters with strangers. Tolerance builds and things get boring, so the women have to engage in ever-riskier or more frequent behaviour to get the same “hit,” or even just to feel normal… Little is known about the prevalence of sexual addiction in women, but psychologists say the phenomenon is real and only now getting the attention given men.”

    Weird. Who would have thunk.

  • Ottawa to crack down on spam
  • “The federal government is pre-paring to launch a spam reporting centre (SRC) that will crack down on the illegal and annoying calls, texts and email messages that flood Canadians’ cellphones, inboxes and social network accounts such as Face-book and Twitter.”

    Hope it helps!

  • Bed bug sniffing dog is key to new local charity
  • “A new charity thrift store put couches, tables and chairs in more than 1,600 apartments for the homeless last year, accomplished with the help of small, but essential helper โ€” a five-year-old dog with a nose for bed bugs.”

    What a great story on a great dog!! :)

  • Social media threat to adopted children grows
  • “The ease with which birth parents can use technology to get in touch with their children without warning and without following established safeguards has alarmed adoption agencies.”

    Hm. Yes I would say that is alarming.

  • These predictions for the future from 1900 are eerily accurate
  • “In the year 1900, John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. decided to give clairvoyance a go by asking “the wisest and most careful” thinkers from “the greatest institutions of science and learning” what they thought might transpire over the course of the 20th century. And while Watkins doesn’t mention who these “wise and careful” minds are, it’s downright impressive how many of these predictions have actually come to pass in the 100 years (well, 112, now) since this column was written.”

    Really cool to read these predictions (and the ones that came true!)

  • ‘Stop Sugarcoating’ Child Obesity Ads Draw Controversy
  • “‘Being fat takes the fun out of being a kid,’ read graphics of a TV ad in which a young girl tells of how she doesn’t like going to school because she’s bullied over her weight.”

    I could see how this would be controversial, lol.

  • Sweden Formally Recognizes Piracy as Religion
  • “The act of peer to peer file-sharing is a holy act and information is sacred, according to the tenets of the Missionary Church of Kopimism. An offshoot of Sweden’s Pirate Party, the 3,000 members of the church have been attempting to be recognized as an official religion since 2010. After their third application, the Swedish government agency called Kammarkollegiet finally accepted Kopimism as a formal religion.”

    Say whaaat.

  • US Album Sales Rise For First Time Since 2004
  • “U.S. album sales rose more than 3 percent last year for the first gain since 2004 โ€“ a sign that rising digital sales are finally stemming the decade-long decline of compact discs.”

    Hallelujah!!

  • A Daily Email for Aspiring Writers Is Truly Inspired
  • “Every morning between January 2 and March 30 Figment will hit subscribers’ inboxes with a different writing prompt, reminding aspiring writers to put their thoughts into words every day and giving them fresh guidelines to get started.”

    Cool. I’m debating whether or not I want to sign up.

  • Is Yoga a Crock?
  • “Yoga can give you brain damage… Yoga is fake exercise… Admittedly, yoga attracts some of the worst people on the planet: The image obsessed girls mentioned above, super-hippies, and self-righteous spiritual types.”

    Lol, interesting discussion.

  • Timberlake, Biel get engaged
  • “Justin Timberlakeโ€™s grandmother has confirmed the singer’s engagement to Jessica Biel, revealing he broke the news to her on Christmas Day.”

    This screams upcoming Hollywood divorce.

  • [Video]: NPH Gets Humped on the ‘Price is Right’
  • Wow, that contestant is craaaazy.

  • [Video]: Global News re-visits viral video; Rob Leth gets ‘pwned’
  • “Global News has posted an extended version of its 2008 news-story-turned-viral-video.”

    I completely remember seeing this back in 2008 and didn’t realize that this reporter was Rob Leth!!! Haha. I sift through a bunch of Rob Leth stories every week for the affiliates, lol. Hilarious video!!

  • [Video]: Baby Deer and Baby Kitten in Love
  • Sooooo cute!!!!!


Thor Photo of the Day:

Thor looks kind of crazy here but she’s fine, lol. Drying off after a bath!


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Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • We got a taste of Venezuela ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช today at the new(ish) @avila.arepa in @oldstrathcona! ๐Ÿ˜Š Arepas are corn buns filled with various toppings. We tried pork and beef arepas, as well as these yuca fries and beef patacones (fried plantains). And we had the cochino fritos - delicious fried pork bites! The restaurant was super busy. It was nice to see Edmontonians embracing Venezuelan food! ๐Ÿ˜‹
Fuller review on the blog soon!๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป
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  • We loooove the ramen & curry at @kazoku_yeg. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ @mikethykingโ€™s a regular. โค๏ธ
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  • That yolk though. ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿณ New on the blog and just in time for the weekend: check out my a review of the Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ brunch and dinner tapas at @bodega_yeg Highlands! If you havenโ€™t tried it yet, you really should. Link to the review is in my bio! โ˜บ๏ธ
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  • Keeping warm tonight with homemade Budae Jjigae: Korean โ€œarmy stew!โ€ ๐Ÿœ Itโ€™s my favourite Korean soup with spicy broth, spam (๐Ÿ˜), tofu, mushrooms, noodles, kimchi, onions, hot dogs and sausage. Typically comes with beans but I donโ€™t like beans so. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Love eating this with rice too!
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  • Brunch two days in a row? OK. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Todayโ€™s brunch was at the new @pip_yeg in @oldstrathcona. Avocado toast & eggs benny get four thumbs up over here! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Farmerโ€™s breakfast & french toast were good but not favourites.
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  • Huevos a la flamenca + migas con huevos with @becausemimosas during our super cute & super delicious Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ brunch at @bodega_yeg today! ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ˜Š (Translation: baked eggs with chorizo, ham & potatoes + sautรฉed bread crumbs, bacon, fried eggs & beef sausage).
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  • Soup is my most comforting of comfort foods but Iโ€™m also totally comforted with any potatoes. ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป like the fried potatoes from @tzin104 - They are packed with flavour - garlic, onions, smoked paprika salt, with โ€œangryโ€ aioli. ๐Ÿ˜ (While at Tzin, you also NEED to try chef @corndoghatfireโ€™s bacon dish). Whatโ€™s your go-to comfort food?? ๐Ÿฝ
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To commemorate the milestone, Iโ€™ve written about and shared the podcasts over on my blog (link in bio ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป). Thanks to our listeners and to the great guests weโ€™ve chatted with over the past year! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Weโ€™re excited for another year of social media strategizing (๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“)
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โœ”๏ธ TNT rolls โœ”๏ธ New Style Sashimi
โœ”๏ธ Pressed Salmon Sushi ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ 
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Iโ€™m giving away a $150 gift card to @therecroomca! ๐ŸŽ‰ To enter, help me spread the word about #TheRecRoomโ€™s upcoming Family Feast event for a chance to win. The @southcommonyeg location is putting on a family style dinner on Sunday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $35/person. 
Tag a friend to let them know about the event to be entered for a chance to win a $150 gift card! ๐Ÿค‘ Iโ€™ll draw a winner on Thursday from all entries received across my blog, FB, IG, and Twitter!
Learn more about the feast & get additional entries over on my blog (link in bio ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป)
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