Lifestyle Archive: 2009

Galen Eye Centre

Girl Talk Gallery

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Rugby Gallery

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Issue in Photos

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Can you keep a secret?

The Journal asked you to send in your secrets via PostSecret postcards. Here’s what we got.Continue...

Artist in Profile with Jon Amor

Who are you?
I'm Jon Amor, an indie-folk singer-songwriter, Queen's student and native of Ottawa, ON.

What do you do?

I resolve...Continue...

Twit Art

Confession: I just got Twitter. At first I was afraid. But now I’m fully embracing what the kids call "The Twitterati." The networking site has also helped me stay connected to the local culture...Continue...

Issue in Photos

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Jimmy Choo’s cheap and chic

The most innovative of fashion trends often take root in the most turbulent of times. The nylon stocking, for example, was introduced to the U.S. market in 1940, immediately following the Great Depression and preceding the Second World War.Continue...

Issue in Photos

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The evolving role of postcards

On an idle Sunday afternoon, I spent my day catching up with Frank Warren. After his recently released fifth Postsecret book, Confessions On Life, Death and God and his teeming mailbox, Warren has become an icon—a remote therapist whose client list includes not a single name.Continue...

Issue in Photos

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Kingston moves towards a sustainable future

Kingston may still have a long way to go before becoming a model for sustainability, but the City can add one good thing to its resume. This past September it was a finalist in the prestigious Communities in Bloom Sustainable Development Award.Continue...

Energy-Saving Tips around the house

Energy-Saving Tips around the houseContinue...

Movies making the environment matter

Not so long ago, when you thought of nature films, images of boring high school science classes and droning documentaries came to mind.

But with the environment front and centre, nature movies have become unabashedly popular as more people want to learn about our planet and the issues of preserving it.Continue...

Queen’s could profit from solar panels

If Joshua Pearce has his way, the aerial view of Queen’s University will be very different in two years’ time.

The mechanical engineering professor’s Applied Sustainability group is lobbying to install solar panels on the University’s available roofs.Continue...

Reconstructing environmental histories

There isn’t much room left to stamp Queen’s professor John Smol’s passport.

One of the leading environmental researchers in Canada, Smol’s studies on lake systems and the Arctic have taken him to almost 60 countries.Continue...

The reluctant environmentalist

In March 2007, Vanessa Farquharson started a one-year crusade to green up her lifestyle by giving up plastic bags, hot showers and Styrofoam—without being too smug.

Farquharson’s blog, greenasathistle.com, tracked her progress as she made one change every day for a calendar year to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.Continue...

Helping the planet one clothes pony at a time

Certain fashion trends die hard, but your old shopping habits don’t have to with the abundance of organic and vintage clothing available in Kingston.

Sustainable fashions are all the rage in today’s design world, with more clothing companies adopting the green philosophy and more shoppers opting for organic and vintage clothing to help the environment.Continue...

Unwrapping your packaging

Unwrapping your packagingContinue...

Environmental mythbusters

While cigarette butts may technically be biodegradable, various sources have estimated that it can take them anywhere from 18 months to 10 years to fully break down. According to Cigarette Butt Litter, a project aimed towards raising awareness about the topic, this is because 95 per cent of all cigarette filters are made out of a type of plastic called cellulose acetate.Continue...

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