Lifestyle

Green tea takes over the world

Have you noticed lately that all your favourite foods are turning green? First it was your tea, then your smoothies and now your donuts. What is the culprit of this food revolution? The answer is matcha.Continue...

Best date spots in Kingston

Kingston has proved to be home to an abundance of options that will almost guarantee a second date — no matter what kind of atmosphere you’re looking for.Continue...

The panic of losing control

I sat down on my bed and felt a wave of dizziness. My throat closed up and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. My heart was pounding, my body was shaking and I was immobile, frozen in position as I struggled and failed to concentrate on slowing down my breathing.Continue...

Why cooking communal dinners is the best thing your house can do

If you’re a busy university student looking for a way to eat a delicious home-cooked meal every night, the solution might be right in front of you – get your housemates to start preparing communal dinners.Continue...

Taking my seat: Gerry Ritz says Barbie, I say empowering female leader

Causing controversy in the Twittersphere on September 19, Conservative Canadian Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz referred to Catherine McKenna, Minister for the Environment and Climate Change, as “our climate Barbie.”Continue...

Fast and easy monkey bread

Monkey bread is a classic recipe from Buzzfeed’s famous cooking channel Tasty, from the savory pizza version to tiny sweet cinnamon rolls.Continue...

Sex in the Limestone City: Canada's approach to sex education needs improvement

Growing up, I was raised in a Catholic home and attended Catholic school for both my elementary and high school careers.Continue...

Student start-ups: 'Influence Digest'

For Queen’s alum Saarim Asady, what started as a personal blog has transitioned in the span of a year to a successful money-making online publication, featuring articles about mental health.Continue...

Don't dismiss pop music just because it's mainstream

Gone are the days when emotional pop songs from artists like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men topped the charts AND received public acclaim. In today's music landscape, if you want your music to be considered 'good,' the typical advice is to avoid the pop genre at all costs. But why is music considered ‘bad’ just because it’s made for a majority of people to enjoy?Continue...

Dealing with the loss of my dad

Ever since my dad passed away 10 years ago, I’ve been trying to understand it.Continue...

Are horoscopes worth the hype?

Around the fifth or sixth time of not having my foretold surprise business deal become a reality because Saturn was rotating Jupiter, I knew something was up.Continue...

10 things to do in Kingston this fall

Autumn is, without a doubt, one of the best times to be in Kingston. Once October hits, sweater weather sets in, everything is pumpkin-spice flavoured and campus looks gorgeous.Continue...

The good, the bad and the unnecessary: iOS 11

For all my iPhone users out there, you’ve probably watched the shiny announcement video and heard rumblings about the new big features. But how will the iPhone's software changes actually affect the day-to-day phone use of a university student? Let's break it down.Continue...

The tenth anniversary of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'

Whether you love them or love to hate them, the Kardashians have been a part of most of our lives for the last 10 years.Continue...

A guide to ordering take-out in Kingston

It may only be Week 3 but odds are you’re already getting sick of cooking for yourself or waiting in the never-ending lines at the caf. But did you know Kingston actually has one of the highest restaurant-per-capita rates of any city in Canada?Continue...

The strength of 'This Is Us'

Family dramas that feature the complicated lives of several lead characters is nothing new – just look at Parenthood , Six Feet Under or even Gilmore Girls . What makes NBC series This Is Us different is the fact that it’s one of the first TV shows to address issues like obesity, adoption and the negative effects of fame head on.Continue...

The smart way to drink coffee

Between Starbucks, Tim’s, CoGro and countless other on-campus outlets, it’s safe to say Queen’s students have infinite access to a variety of coffee beverages. While caffeine consumption isn’t inherently bad, poor coffee-drinking habits can certainly take a toll on a university student’s wellbeing.Continue...

The psychology of 'friends with benefits'

The concept of "friends with benefits" – the relationship of our generation – is something we see in movies, TV shows and even in our friend groups. But is this set-up actually as beneficial as the name implies? What’s the driving force behind this common partnership?Continue...

Welcoming a new Powerpuff girl to the squad

Growing up, my sister and I established a solid after-school routine: come home, grab our Dunkaroos snack and turn on our television to catch the latest episode of The Powerpuff Girls.Continue...

A review of BoJack Horseman

For a show that centers around a cartoon half-horse half-man, BoJack Horseman prides itself on its use of a realistic perspective when talking about issues like the political climate, sexuality and mental health. Season four, which was released on Netflix September 8th, was no different.Continue...

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