Lifestyle Archive: 2009

Save energy, save money

Students living in the Ghetto often face enormous utility bills due to the inefficiency of their old houses. However, there are ways to conserve heat and electricity.

Romy Bauer, a Kingston landlord, actively works with her tenants to help them be more environmentally friendly.Continue...

The Green Extra

A special publication of the JournalContinue...

From Fendi to fast fashion

Collections on the runway and the realm of high fashion are frequently associated with an industry of vanity—deemed a frivolous extravagance only attainable to a select few. Despite the seemingly detached quality of high fashion, its covert influence on the average person is very profound—and delving deeper into the circular nature of the industry makes runway fashion’s transcendence hard to ignore.Continue...

Issue in Photos

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Playing the name game

With the likes of Apple, Bronx Mowgli and Moon Unit, one thing’s certain—names are strange things. Poet W.H. Auden called them poetry in the raw and deemed them as untranslatable, but others attribute names the power to determine one’s personality when he or she grows up.Continue...

Issue in Photos

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Slack-o'-lantern

Don’t know what to dress as tomorrow night? Postscript has you covered with these last-minute ideasContinue...

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Turn on, tune in, log out

Thanks to an ever-growing dependence on technology, the once-complacent morning routine of a pot of coffee and the local newspaper may be a thing of the past—the Internet’s hold on users’ time and attention has created an online monopoly.Continue...

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Written in the stars or just the papers?

For generations, human beings have searched the stars for cosmic wisdom. Astrology has been a phenomena studied and practiced throughout the ancient civilizations of Europe, Asia and Africa, only to re-emerge in Western popular culture.Continue...

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The marvel of the fantastic frames

When news of Archie Andrews’s apparent marriage to Veronica Lodge hit last May, Twitter feeds and Facebook statuses flooded with posts addressing the fate of the iconic Betty/Veronica/Archie love triangle.Continue...

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Date-approved food for thought

Everyone’s been there—the first day of school, the first job interview and the first day of university. These life experiences have an important aspect in common: the unshakable hold of first impressions. Many psychological studies have found that the first impression of an individual sticks—and it tends to be extremely difficult to shake.Continue...

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How vital is your Vitaminwater?

“If you woke up tired, you need more sleep. If you woke up drooling at your desk, you need a new job. If you woke up naked with a headache, on a Ferris wheel at the Barrie fair, wearing a toga, you probably need answers, not to mention this product that’s packed with potassium and B vitamins.”Continue...

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Wake up and smell the proses

On an early winter morning in 2007 at L’enfant Plaza subway station in the heart of federal Washington, the soaring melody of a street musician could be heard through the morning rush—a man of average height, mediocre attire, playing a classical violin with its case open for some feeble pocket-change.Continue...

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