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Treat yo’self Thursday. Go out and eat something you’ve been craving. #tyt

Treat yo’self Thursday. Go out and eat something you’ve been craving. #tyt

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Are you dreading the prospect of waiting for hours when you next transit through the States? - THE DAILY GOOD

While travelling is always exciting, waiting in lines for hours at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection quite frankly sucks. Well now there is an app to make your jet-setter life easier. Meet the Mobile Passport App.

If you are travelling through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the next few months, you can complete an electronic custom declaration form on your iPhone up to two hours before your flight’s scheduled arrival time, or complete it upon arrival at the airport terminal. The Atlanta airport is currently the only terminal where you can try this and it is only available to American and Canadian citizens at the moment. For all the others, rest assured, the app should become widely available all across the United States by 2015.

Download the Mobile Passeport app on the iTunes store

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The Neighbourhood Interview

Philadelphia’s host to Made In America happening this weekend at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Big names include Kanye West, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Kings Of Leon, The National, Pharrell Williams and none other than The Neibourhood.

Last summer’s hit song “Sweater Weather“, brought them recognition for the great band that they are. Check out an interview we made with them just before their 2013 Osheaga set.

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YOU’RE NOT HELPING - THE DAILY GOOD

Aspiring comedian and writer Ryan Patricks released his first book, in June, called : You’re Not Helping. With a 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon, we’d describe it as a self-deprecating sense of humour that can and will be offensive. Writing about what most of us think on a daily basis, you can be sure that at some point during the book this question will come along; is that me?

Not convinced yet? Just read the comments left by other readers on the book’s Amazon page.

http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Not-Helping-Ryan-Patricks/dp/0989715493/

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How I learned to stop questioning the unexplainable and enjoy the ride

He nodded, closed his eyes for a moment and swiveled to face me. I laid my hand in his and realized I had been waiting, palm open, for quite some time. “And when is your birthday?”

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“Stop second guessing yourself. You allow too many people to influence your mind after you make a decision.”


Read more about how an encounter with a palm reader can change the perspective you have about your life

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This combo looks like the perfect mix!

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MUJI IS COMING TO CANADA - THE DAILY GOOD

“MUJI is simplicity – but a simplicity achieved through a complexity of thought and design,” says the company’s website. The Japanese home store is coming to Canada in mid-December. Toronto will be the new home of the Japanese version of IKEA, and the 256th store to open outside of Japan.
If you are already growing tired of Target and the likes, you may want to schedule a visit at the store anti-label and minimalist aesthetic store. The store will be one of three stores to take over the city. For a teaser of what’s coming into town, have a look at their website at: www.muji.us/store/

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FROM CALI SIDEWALKS TO LONDON RUNWAYS

The palm trees look black at sundown, the sky is orange, the clouds pink. The sound of wheels on dusty concrete slowly dies down. The boys in printed tees and faded black denim start toward the boardwalk, putting the Venice Beach skatepark to sleep for the night. They’ll be back tomorrow for another round, and the day after that until, maybe, the end of time. Skateboards and skate shoes change with the seasons and the decades, but the skaters?

Nah, they stick around.

The Dogtown skaters inspired a generation of urban kids to wear wide-legged shorts and unbuttoned button-downs, mesh jerseys and baggy jeans, printed tees, patterned pants and plaid shirts wrapped around the waist. Now, they’re inspiring a generation of high-fashion designers to do the same.

Read more how the counter-culture has become couture culture…

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US OPEN TENNIS - THE DAILY GOOD

Flushing Meadows, host of the iconic US Open tennis tournament, will be crowning a new champion this year as Nadal forfeited due to a wrist injury. In a year of false dawns and abrupt shifts in momentum, no one has taken a commanding lead while three different men and women have won this year’s Grand Slam singles titles. Last stop of the Grand Slam events, expect some surprises amongst top ranked players, as youngbloods will try to prove themselves early on.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga showed that he belongs at the top when he defeated Djokovic, Murray, Dimitrov and Federer to win in Toronto but will he be able to repeat for a second time this year? Eugenie Bouchard has been struggling after being the only woman to reach 3 consecutive semi finals in the major tournaments this year. Canadian Milos Raonic remains a popular pick but Djokovic is still favored to win. The veterans on the women’s side show another story, Serena did not make it past quarters in 2014 majors and Sharapova has been struggling on hard court. Meanwhile Venus is playing her best tennis in years and could be the surprise of the tournament at 34 years old. What will win the US Open, youthfulness or experience?

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ORGANIC FOOD, PRACTICE SAFE SNACKING

Foodies seem to be everywhere these days, and being one seems to be more common than ever. And while we’re all inclined to scarf down the bacon hotdog gravy chicken nugget igloo that they build on epic meal time, its important that we don’t lose sight of what food really is, where it comes from, and what role it plays in our lives.

Being a foodie is all good fun, but that should mean being food conscious and aware, not just spending lots of money on a fancy meal or venturing into extreme grease territory aka double down land for our next tweet. So while everyone else is instagramming their last snack (cereal- no filter) let’s take some time to understand a couple fundamentals of food production and labeling. It’s time for the talk; It’s time to discuss why you should always practice safe snacking.

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT 49: ALEX GARCIA VS NEIL MAGNY - THE DAILY GOOD

Our favorite UFC fighter, Alex Garcia, will be fighting against Neil Magny this evening at 8pm at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you can’t attend the event in person, you can watch the fight on Fox Sports 2 Prelims or on the UFC Fight Night Fight Pass Prelims website.

Garcia, who is also known as the Dominican Nightmare, has been training to become the mixed martial art champion that he is now since 2005. He’s been fighting professionally since 2009 and has won various Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments and the AFC champion title before relocating to Montreal. Known to be a well-rounded fighter, he’s a master of the triangle grappling technique.

Garcia wants to get a financial bonus with this fight. He has warned his opponent on social media to be ready to be smashed! Sounds promising so don’t miss the fight!

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JUDAH FRIEDLANDER FAN OF WWE WRESTLING

World-renowned extra dark black belt holder Judah Friedlander didn’t land on our radar solely based on the release of his kick-ass karate instructional book How to Beat Up Anybody or through his role in 30 Rock as head comedy writer Frank Rossitano, no. Instead, we picked up this title-winner on the stand-up comedy scene.

So what can we expect from his upcoming performances? Well, there is only one thing we know for sure: “If you like puppets and songs that rhyme, please pick something else. There’s nothing wrong with puppets singing cute songs or puppets doing impressions of giraffes, but if you wanna see that please go to another show. That’s all I’m sayin’.”

Read more about this hilarious guy

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GOAL Benefit Concert at the Corona Theatre this Sunday - THE DAILY GOOD

This Sunday, join us in helping GOAL to raise funds for the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre. GOAL organizes soccer tournaments every year in order to raise funds for underfunded and underprivileged organizations. This year GOAL has chosen to donate all the benefits of the concert to the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre, a centre dedicated to help the residents of Little Burgundy. By buying tickets for this amazing GOAL benefit concert with We Are Wolves, Xavier Caféïne and Eagle Tears, you are contributing to fund the community centre’s literacy programs (amongst others). The show starts at 8pm at the Théâtre Corona Virgin Mobile in Little Burgundy. Enjoy some rock music and the complementary beer you’ll get when you buy your ticket for $10 + tax. And don’t forget to get some raffle tickets while you are at it. For more information, check out their website

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