Lifestyle Archive: 2009

New Year's Playlist


I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. All I can guarantee is a substantial hang-over come January 1st—but a New Year playlist? Now there’s an idea I can get behind! Let these...Continue...

Artist in Profile with Moneen!

1. Who are you?
Kenny Bridges.

2. What do you do?
I sing and play guitar for Moneen.

3. Where can someone find...Continue...

Issue in Photos

View all images from volume 137 issue 24.Continue...

The trouble ahead for health care

According to some U.S. anti-public health care propaganda, the Canadian government draws up lists of who is going to die and who will receive organ donations, and bureaucrats tell people which doctors they can see.
We all know that isn’t true, but how good is Canadian health care?Continue...

Johnny Walker vs. Java Joe

Most studies agree alcohol is okay in moderation, but booze can hardly be considered a healthy substance. Some of the serious health problems caused by excessive drinking include liver damage, short-term hypertension, decreased testosterone production, increased estrogen production and vitamin deficiencies.Continue...

Old man winter won’t keep us inside

Ice Skating. Skating is a fun way to work your leg muscles and burn up to 200 calories an hour. Victoria Park and City Park skating rinks are open on weekends and during the evenings on weekdays. Springer Market Square downtown is open all day until 10 p.m. seven days a week, starting in December once temperatures drop below freezing.Continue...

The pedometer diary of a student

In an effort to lose weight and power-walk their way to fitness, many people have turned to pedometers as their own personal trainers. Because Queen’s students typically walk a significant amount, I decided to see if the amount of walking we do day-to-day amounts to a decent form of exercise.Continue...

Meeting the demands of our mental health

In any given academic year, one in 10 Queen’s students will seek counselling through Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS) at the La Salle building on Stuart St. That’s 1,800 students from the months of September to April, with spikes during the week before exams.

HCDS Director Mike Condra said only eight out of the 16 counsellors at HCDS are full time. The rest only work during peak times. Three of them are psychologists, the rest have masters degrees in either psychology, counselling, social work or education.Continue...

The European anti-diet

“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” This is Michael Pollan’s blunt dieting advice in his book In Defense of Food, a new work in the diet literature roster advocating healthy basics rather than fad diets.

In the age of counting carbs and calories, Pollan provides the refreshingly simple prognosis of cutting processed foods out of your diet and consuming wholesome, nutritious food.Continue...

Easy ways to fight the flu

No more Five-Second Rule

We’ve all committed the crime, but Clemson University scientists dropped a piece of deli meat on a tiled floor and found it picked up 99 per cent of the bacteria within five seconds. Toss that runaway Skittle in the garbage. It isn’t worth the germs.Continue...

Questioning the sanitation craze

Walking around campus, it’s hard to deny we live in an age of commercialized sanitation. Because of the H1N1 pandemic, hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at the entrance of nearly every building on campus. But is this a good thing? Although hand hygiene is an important means of preventing the contact transmission of viruses and flus such as H1N1 some question our obsession with sanitation.Continue...

Gym junkies get a new playground

What has stood for two years as a shadowy construction site tucked away behind the JDUC is now a magnificent new exercise pavilion for the Queen’s community. The much-anticipated Phase I of the Queen’s Centre is finally open.Continue...

Decked out desserts for dummies

Decked out desserts for dummiesContinue...

Local Talent

After local band Crimes in Paris rocked their mustaches and instruments for the Ale House Movember Party this past Saturday, I talked with their bassist Rudy Olsson about highlighting...Continue...

Vanier Cup Photo Gallery

Photos from the Vanier Cup.Continue...

A Very Indie Holiday Mix

Please don’t turn on your radio. You might be subjected to the terrible, terrible sounds of the Christmas carol. Take my advice, download these songs, make adorable personalized CDs and...Continue...

Issue in Photos

View all images from volume 137 issue 22.Continue...

Storytelling Foer grown-ups

The eating of animals isn’t a new subject, nor is it a subject suddenly illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer’s latest book, appropriately titled Eating Animals.

What’s new is the malleability with which Foer approaches the facts of the farming practice, which steer away from the typically mundane animal-rights rhetoric into a compelling non-fiction piece.Continue...

Introducing Ellie Goulding

What’s this, a blonde synth-pop minstrel songstress? How
innovative…how original, you scoff. But wait friends, this one’s got
something special up her sleeve. Forget the...Continue...

Yate Cup Gallery

Yate Cup GalleryContinue...

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