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  • There's a lot of buzz about Burger King's purchase of our beloved Tim Hortons.

    We'll leave the talk of tax breaks and fast-food identity issues to the news team — read all about the deal here, here and here — we're just preoccupied with the mouth-watering potential of a Doughnut Whopper.

    A Doughnut Whopper? Make it happen, Tims/BK.A Doughnut Whopper? Make it happen, Tims/BK.

    While the two chains aren't likely to combine menus — according to reports, no changes are currently expected to either brand, although Bloomberg proposes that Burger King recruit some breakfast-menu help from the Canadian coffee-shop chain — we can dream, right?

    Things we'd love to see on a Burger King/Tim Hortons menu:

    • Doughnut Whoppers. Move over, Krispy Kreme burger. We'd like to see a flame-broiled patty between two sour-cream glazed doughnuts. (Also: bagel burgers.)
    • Chili fries. Finally. Use Timmy's classic chilli to top your order of fries.
    • French Toast flavoured Timbits.
    • The ultimate breakfast sandwich: A Timmy's biscuit, egg, cheese — and a Whopper patty. (Vegetarians, you might finally be
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  • London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson, 25, doesn't just make people look their best, she also makes her chin look like famous cartoon characters.

    Her Instagram account has to be one of the coolest we've seen in a while, filled with photos of beloved Disney, Pixar and Looney Tunes characters painted around her mouth.

    When she smiles, so do they.

    Courtesy Laura Jenkinson/InstagramCourtesy Laura Jenkinson/Instagram
    "I'd seen loads of other fantastic make-up artists on Instagram and I wanted to do something similar and on a bigger scale so I started doing about one a week," she tells the Daily Mail.

    Using theatrical makeup — and the occasionally tube of lipstick — Jenkinson insists her method is actually quite simple.

    Courtesy Laura Jenkinson/InstagramCourtesy Laura Jenkinson/Instagram
    "I find a picture and then just hold it up to the mirror as a guide and draw straight onto my face — it's easier than you think! Ironically, drawing onto someone else is more difficult — I think it's more straightforward drawing onto my own face."

    While it's tough to pick favourites, we're pretty enamoured with her takes on Aladdin's

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  • With September just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about packing school lunches again.

    And if you're attempting to keep your kitchen — and kids' lunches — plastic-wrap-free, Calgary native Toni Desrosiers has a solution for you: reusable, eco-friendly food wraps.

    Desrosiers, 35, founded her company, Abeego, with her husband, Colin, in 2008.

    "I've always been innovative in my own life by solving particular things that I need personally, so that’s really how Abeego began," she tells The Globe and Mail.

    "I was unhappy with plastic food wrap and packaging as it was available on the market. We’ve used natural materials to store food for thousands of years so I wanted to uncover techniques from the past to store food and invent something that was going to suit a modern-day need."

    Desrosiers used her background in holistic nutrition to her advantage and started researching the history of food preservation. Her miracle solution to replace plastic-wrap: beeswax.

    An Abeego sheet.An Abeego sheet.According to

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