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  • The third season of the CBC show “Recipe to Riches” launched last night and with it a new lineup of delicious eats that will be available through select Loblaw banner stores.

    The reality cooking competition sees home cooks pitting their beloved family recipes against one another in five categories for the chance to have their recipe turned into a President’s Choice product, plus a cash prize of $25,000 with a chance at a $250,000 cash prize at the show’s finale.

    President’s Choice Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cups.The opening episode was a battle for dessert glory and saw BC native Jesse Meredith’s Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cups take the cake. Each package contains 10 pieces and retails for $7.99.

    Our editors had the opportunity to taste test his winning recipe ahead of the show’s debut. Here’s what we thought.

    Hilary: I was pleasantly surprised by this chocolately treat! Although chilled, store-bought desserts can often be a recipe for disaster, these Mini Raspberry Cheesecake Chocolate Cups were just right. The chocolate was

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  • Are selfies causing head lice among teen girls?

    Anecdotal evidence suggests more teen girls are seeking lice treatment as a direct result of selfies. (Thinkstock)You may think that cozying up with your pals to snap a selfie is fun, but the possibility of head lice could be lurking.

    Anecdotal evidence from lice treatment centres suggests that more adolescent girls are seeking lice treatment as a direct result of selfies.

    "We have definitely seen an increase in the number of teen girls that we are treating over the last few years," Shawnda Walker, owner of Toronto-based NitWits, tells Yahoo Canada Shine.

    Walker explains that 98 per cent of head lice cases result from direct head-to-head contact. Only a tiny number of people get lice from sharing products such as hairbrushes or hair ties.

    "But it's not just selfies that are to blame," she says. "Looking at photos or iPads together is a huge part of how teenage girls behave and their heads are right beside each other."

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    Walker says she hasn't seen an increase in the number of teen boys seeking treatment in recent years because lice are repelled by

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  • Gracie Latkovski, 9, has cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis, but that hasn't stopped her from developing a love of dance.

    "I love dancing and want to show that I can do anything everyone else can because I believe in my dreams," Gracie, who began dancing at the age of 3, tells FOX19.

    The Kentucky youngster loves to twirl around in her wheelchair to choreographed routines. Her older sister, Quincy, dances with her at Dance Unlimited in Louisville, Kentucky.

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    This weekend, the sister duo were named National Champions at the 10th annual Jamfest Dance Super Nationals in Covington, KY after impressing judges with their moving routine to the song "Reflections" from the Disney film Mulan.

    "Seeing both my girls on stage together inspires me and shows they have the heart of a true champion," says proud mom Christin Latkovski.

    Watch their inspirational title-winning performance here.

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