I believe the world's Monday Blues are now temporarily cured.
Rihanna and Drake have blessed us with not just one, but TWO music videos for their song Work. They are both slightly better than Elmo's music video. The first one is similar to Sean Paul's Get Busy music video hence why some people will refer to is as Get Busy Pt. 2. The second one is as racy as it gets finding Rihanna and Drake busting some very sexy dance moves. Check both out in all their glory (they've been combined in one video):
Who has the better music video - Elmo or Drake and Rihanna? Are the videos too racy? Comment below or tweet me @MissSaverinaS!
I have something to confess... I haven't seen more than half of the films nominated for this year's Academy Awards.
Slowly, I've been getting through little by little as they each come on Video On Demand. The only film I went to see in theatres was The Big Short which was 100% worth it. I ordered The Martian and Mad Max: Fury Road.
So what's still on my movie watching list?
1) The Danish Girl
3) Steve Jobs
5) The Revenant
6) Bridge of Spies
I know what you're thinking... That's one hell of a list to get through in less than a week. Yes, agreed. The major problem with this is that films #1, 2,4, 6 and 7 aren't on demand yet. :-(. With my luck, they'll either be on next week or the week FOLLOWING the Oscars. Ugh. Worst case scenario I could watch them illegally, but heck I'm above that. And if I wasn't, I'd be smart enough not to write about it.
So I suppose this weekend will be dedicated to watching Trumbo, Steve Jobs and Bridge of Spies. Let's hope that they're all worth $8 a movie (if I'm going to pay to watch these then they need to be in HD).
Have you watched any of the films nominated for Oscars? Comment below or tweet me @MissSaverinaS!
You didn't know that you needed this in your life.
Earlier this week, some tech savvy genius put together an awesome mashup of Drake and Chandler Bing making one epic Hotline Bling music video (yes, even more epic than the original). Check it out below:
Was it as amazing as you thought it would be and then some? Comment below or tweet me @MissSaverinaS!
If you've been following this journey closely from the beginning, you are well aware of my struggles to eat healthy (especially when it comes to late night snacking) and the promise of having experts at hand to help throughout this journey. Well, today we have both covered with my Q&A with holistic nutritionist Michelle Book (CHFA). Check it out:
What are some of your favourite snacks to have on-the-go?
I’m addicted to anything and everything hemp right now. Hemp is available in all shapes and sizes. You can try it as a raw seed on salads, hemp bars or bites on the go, hemp milk or protein. It’s a great vegan protein alternative for people who are allergic to nuts or chose not to eat meat or dairy. Studies show that hemp offers the ideal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids and is a great product to add to your diet if you want to stay heart healthy.
I, along with many other women, struggle with really bad PMS. Are there healthy alternatives to satisfy our cravings?
Yes, definitely. Woman who suffer from PMS often crave all kinds of interesting foods. If you crave a salty crunch, look no further than your local health food store for healthier alternatives to fried potato chips. You’ll find bean, lentil and root veggie chips that give you the taste you’re craving. If you have a sweet tooth, try dark chocolate, coconut chips or tea pops. You can find your closest CHFA member health food store near you by using the “Find a Retailer” tool on chfa.ca.
Do men and women process food the same? If not, what are some nutrition basics that all of the fellows should be aware of?
Our bodies are complex and metabolisms vary by more than gender. Many factors affect how different individuals process foods including lifestyle, weight and age. Largely, men and women have the same digestive “machinery”, but some nutrient needs are different including an increased need for iron in menstruating women. I encourage you to speak to a health care practitioner about what nutrition choices are right for you.
Who/what inspires you to make healthy lifestyle choices?
I have been very fortunate to work in an industry dedicated to helping people live better, healthier lives, which inspires me on a daily basis. Becoming a mom has also had a huge impact and has inspired me to be an even better example. There’s a lot of research that shows the habits of parents, particularly related to food and lifestyle, are carried on in their children. Making healthy choices helps me feel good about myself and the example I’m being for my family. I also look to chfa.ca for extra inspiration – there are so many tips on how to live a healthier and ultimately happier lifestyle.
Is it easy, or do you have temptations of your own?
I think everyone has temptations, the trick is finding out how to deal with them in a healthy way. I’m a true believer of what I call ‘garbage in, garbage out’. To me this means that any unhealthy things I expose myself too will show on the outside, whether it be my skin, my mood or energy levels. I try not to put anything into, or even on my body, that’s not going to be of benefit. It can be difficult to break a bad habit or to find a new routine, but small changes over time will help you accomplish larger long-term goals and I try to remember this in the face of temptation.
I am so incredibly happy that I chatted with Michelle because now I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Another great thing that came out of this was the PMS talk (sorry guys). Whenever I chat with other women, the one thing we have in common is falling off the healthy eating wagon when Aunty Flow comes for us. For the guys, I usually find that their diets are slightly different than women's -- specifically the carb component.
If you have any more questions or want more information about Michelle you can give her a follow on Twitter or check out her site here.
Feel free to let me know if there is anything that you'd like to learn during this journey by either commenting below or tweeting me @MissSaverinaS!
This was either the best or worst decision I have ever made. I am not entirely sure yet.
Kanye is one passionate dude and has 19.1 million "Dr. Phils" at his fingertips... Or at least that's what it feels like. If he has something on his mind, he takes it to Twitter. And we're not just talking about one or two tweets here and there. There are usually 10-20. Like I mentioned before, following him is something I probably should have thought through a little bit more.
Yeezy's rants range from feuding with Wiz Khalifa and mutual ex Amber Rose to giving desperate shoutouts to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google founder Larry Page asking for funding assistance shortly after announcing that he's 53 million dollars in debt. Oh, and you can't forget about how his highly anticipated album is exclusive to TIDAL. It will "never never never be on Apple". Or up for sale at all. Only TIDAL. According to BBC, that's not the case because it's estimated that it's been pirated over 500, 000 times.
His tweets are nothing short of entertaining. And I have to give credit where credit is due. If he believes in something, he goes for it. I wish I was more like that (perhaps not as extreme). That's probably why he is where he is today in terms of success. You have to keep the ball rolling. Never stop.
What do you think of Kanye West's social media madness? Does he have good intentions? Comment your thoughts below or tweet me @MissSaverinaS!