While we continue to Celebrate the Calgary Stampede with a week of surprises and lots of cash to be won, Calgarians are looking for ways to beat the heat.

Southern Alberta is in the grips of a heat wave, with temperatures close to 30 C in the city Tuesday, and expected to remain in the high 20s throughout the week.

We do anticipate over the next couple of days some late afternoon or early evening thunderstorms developing.” said Environment Canada meteorologist Bill McMurtry.

While that happens and the temperatures drop, here are some ways you can cool down under the glaring sun:

Set the Dial Higher

If you have central air, set your thermostat above 78 degrees (all temperatures cited here are in degrees Fahrenheit). You’ll save 5 to 8 percent on cooling costs with each degree above that mark. For a typical household, setting the thermostat at 80 degrees saves 10 to 15 percent; raising it to 85 degrees will save 35 to 55 percent.

Wear loose fitting light colored clothing.

Lighter colors attract less heat and with loose clothing it will allow for more air-flow to help keep you cool.

Change your routine.

As nice as that run may be early afternoon on a Saturday, summer is not the time for it! Adjust your activities so they are happening earlier or later in the day when the temperatures are cooler and the sun isn’t beating on you as harshly.

Snack on treats from the freezer

Munch on frozen grapes, berries or bananas, whip up some smoothies, or make homemade Popsicles with the kids.

Spritz yourself.

Keep a spray bottle in the refrigerator, and when the going gets hot, give yourself a good squirt. “As the water evaporates, it cools you.” says John Lehnhardt, an elephant expert at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Swig often. To replace the moisture that you lose as you perspire, be sure to drink. As you lose water to dehydration, your body temperature rises, so replacing fluids is essential to keeping cool. Avoid beverages that contain alcohol, caffeine, or lots of sugar, which are dehydrating.

Go for a swim

…even if its in a plastic pool in the back yard!

When we are planning to buy a car, whether it is used or brand new, we usually care about specific mechanical conditions, safety, comfort and some other subjective and objective variables. However, is the color a crucial factor within the decision making process?  Have you ever wonder how your car’s color can positively or negatively impact your risk of collision?

Well, it seems color is important factor to keep in mind.  Your car’s color could make it clearly visible to other drivers and pedestrians, however safety also depends on other factors such as: Weather and road conditions, age and experience of the driver just to mention a few of them.

The below is the proposed list of car colors arranged from the safest to the most dangerous, using the results of a study carried out by the Monash University Accident Research Centre in Melbourne:

white (safest)
pink
maroon
yellow
blue
cream
mauve
red
green
gold
brown
fawn
silver
orange
grey
black (most dangerous)

If your car is among the not so safe colors, don’t be deceived by statistics as it was said, not all factors involved in an accident are only related to the vehicle’s color. But you can keep it in mind next time you buy a new one!

Fortunately when it comes to online bingo, color is not an influential factor, only numbers and luck! So, if you want to try yours tonight, don’t miss the Nightly $500 Coverall who knows you can walk away with an extra $500 in your pocket for your Christmas shopping

As their song goes: “It’s amazing with the blink of an eye you finally see the light…”  That is what most likely happened last Tuesday to Steven Tyler Aerosmith’s front man.  As a result from food poisoning, Steven fainted and suffered cuts to his face and lost two teeth after falling in his hotel bathroom while in Paraguay for a concert.   Although artists are very demanding with their requests during a tour, definitely no one is exempt from suffering a mishap, especially when abroad.

Fortunately, the incident didn’t leave any other consequence rather than a few stitches and emergency dental work to repair Tyler’s facial injuries. According to some news report, this isn’t Tyler’s first big fall. In 2009, the singer was airlifted to a hospital after tumbling off the stage during a show in South Dakota.

That was quite a scary experience for Mr. Tyler… In case you want to experience the thrill of a really scary situation then head over Bingo Angels as there are only 3 days left for our Halloween Party and Witches’ Relay Tournament to be over! Get your share of this spooktacular promo before it is over!

Have a nice weekend you all and see you in the rooms!

Now you can have the time of your life not only playing online bingo at “Bingo Angels” but also playing the new “Dirty Dancing” game available on Facebook. 

The game, as you may know, is based on the iconic 1987 movie, and offer fans the opportunity to  play the role of staff members within the Kellerman Resort (where the plot of the movie takes place).

Players can build  the resort, organize  activities, choreograph dance routines, spread romance to guests through pink “romance waves” all to tunes of the legendary soundtrack. Sounds like fun! If you want to check it out you can visit this page and give it a try! In case it is not what you expected to be, you can always come back to BingoAngels check out what is on schedule, play some games here and there and spread your love and friendship in the chat room!

If you missed the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards let me tell you that it was a night full of surprises and new faces!  “Modern Family” the sitcom about three assorted couples, very descriptive of our times I’d dare and my favorite TV show swept the board!  It won 4 Emmys for: Directing, writing, and outstanding supporting actor and actress. “Mad Men” was the second best of the night as it won “best drama” series for a fourth straight year.

On the other hand, “The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons (Sheldon), my second favorite show, won his second Emmy in a row as best lead actor in a comedy. Melissa McCarthy of “Mike & Molly” won the award for lead actress. And Canadian actor Barry Pepper won best actor in a mini-series for his role as Robert Kennedy in “The Kennedys(Just to mention a few of the many winners of the night).

Another relevant appearance of the night was Charlie Sheen who of course was not part of the nominees but was in charge of presenting the award for lead actor in a comedy. Although his speech at the beginning seemed to be the prelude of a controversial one, he did nothing but congratulate his former colleagues and wish them the best.  Coincidence or not, this “motivational” moment comes just before the premiere episode of a new season of “Two and a half Men” with Ashton Kutcher replacing Sheen, which by the way will be broadcasted tonight.

Doing an overall review of the whole Emmy night by network HBO was the biggest winner with 19 Emmys, followed by 14 for PBS, 11 for CBS, 9 for Fox, 8 for ABC and 6 for NBC. Hopefully, our night at Bingo Angels is  as successful as it was for HBO at the Emmys!

It seems like Canada is finally ready to give a step forward into new passport technology and catch up with the rest of the G8 and more than 100 countries.

Although the electronic passport has been in the works since 2004 it won’t be until 2012 when this new ePassport is set to be launched. The new ePassports will be very similar to the old ones except they will have an electronic chip encoded with the individual’s name, gender, date of birth and a digital picture. 

Canadians will be able to choose between the current 5-year passport or one that is valid for 10 years. The cost of the new passports is yet to be decided, nonetheless Monique Boivin, Manager, Strategic Communications at Passport Canada, recognized the ePassport is more expensive to produce, but said Passport Canada would consult the public before seeking Ottawa’s approval to raise its fees.

In the mean time, the old Canadian passports will remain valid until they expire.  If you are Canadian and want to read further on this matter I invite you visit Passport Canada And if you want to be informed on what is going on in the Bingo Angels online bingo world don’t forget to check our current – daily promos!

Have a lovely Friday and a GRREAT weekend!

Confused about which cooking oils are heart-healthy and which aren’t? Was it Canola, Sunflower, Soybean, Palm or Corn?  Going through the many options we have at the supermarket shelves can be overwhelming sometimes. So which ones are the best? Here are two to pick:

1.       Olive Oil: Use olive oil in dishes that benefit from its rich flavor. Drizzle it on steamed vegetables, mix it into a salad dressing, use a little to sauté vegetables. Or use it in baking in place of butter.

Olive oil contains monounsaturated fat which is supposed to help keep “bad” cholesterol low and boost levels of “good” cholesterol. In addition, if you use extra-virgin olive oil you will have “extra antioxidants bonus” as extra-virgin olive oil is high in antioxidants called polyphenols that have been linked to heart health.

 2.       Canola Oil: it is extremely versatile, is great for sautéing, roasting, baking and making salad dressings.

Canola oil has a neutral flavor and a high smoke. The smoke point is something you have to take into consideration as it is the point at what nutrients are destroyed and potentially health-harming compounds are formed. That is why it is great to sautéing. Canola oil generally doesn’t have many antioxidants, as olive oil does, but it is the richest cooking-oil source of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat that has been linked to heart health.

So, let me ask you this question again: What is the best oil to buy? Now let me ask you another question: What is something you can’t ever have enough of? Online bingo that’s right! Check out our Wednesday promotions so you can keep experiencing all the fun we offer!

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