Lifestyle Archive: 2013

Savoury cranberry cheese bread

With an abundance of holiday sweets around, their powers of temptation start to reach a new height. It can be a bit overwhelming to balance a helping of healthier options at this time of...Continue...

An easy appetizer: Cranberry baked brie

With the Christmas season being quickly thrust upon us, I knew that I needed something easy, delicious and comforting to serve as an appetizer when I invited my friends over for a savoury...Continue...

Six Boxing Day tips

For the uninitiated, Boxing Day may seem disorienting. It’s a day that simultaneously gives me a headache and an adrenaline rush – but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Picture long line...Continue...

For sharing: Chocolate peanut butter toffee

Exams are upon us, holiday parties are looming and we could all use a pick me up. What could be better than a delicious salty and sweet treat – especially when it only takes minutes to...Continue...

Fine dining in the west end: Days on Front

Walking into Days on Front is a real contrast to the run-down plaza it’s situated in. Don’t let the exterior confuse you. Its non-descript location in Kingston’s west end allows Days on...Continue...

Six timeless wardrobe pieces for men


With the year coming to a close, there’s no better time for a wardrobe update. These garment pieces will be sure to have some serious staying power in your closet. This year, modern slim...Continue...

Getting into the spirit: Six holiday movies to watch


The holidays are all about cozying up with a cup of cocoa and experiencing those classic feel-good flicks. If you grew up in the 90s, some of these films will have you reminiscing back....Continue...

Exchange Diaries: The final countdown

The final countdown is on. With two weeks to go, there’s just enough time left to cram in some last-minute sightseeing and travelling. Luckily for me (and my budget), I won’t have to go far to see...Continue...

Brunch it up: Pomegranate kale salad and smoothie


When I’m back home for the holidays, my diet seems to consist of a lot of overeating. I’m talking about full course meals, holiday desserts and indulgent sugary holiday drinks....Continue...

Holiday abroad in Canada

Traveling can be the perfect reward after term papers and exam studying. I remember when I was studying abroad at the castle in first year, the looming decision was whether to stay over the...Continue...

Beauty how-to: winter lip care

Our makeup needs often change with the seasons. The cold weather and dry indoor air can make for especially dry chapped lips. However, with a few of these tips, you can ensure your lips...Continue...

Five things Zooey Deschanel taught me

  1. Positive space can start with yourself and your efforts. With the creation of hellogiggles.com , a site that caters to traditionally-female issues,
  2. ...Continue...

Hot cocoa peppermint float

A classic holiday-inspired drink has never seemed more adventurous. That’s right. I’m talking about the cocoa float. This drink is the perfect reward for exam studying or – better yet –...Continue...

Eco-friendly wrapping guide

Gifting and wrapping is the perfect time to show off your creative side.

I’m the type to cringe every year while looking at all the discarded wrapping paper and material that...Continue...

QJScience: Ocean acidification

In an alarming statement, scientists say that at its current rate, acidification of the oceans will increase by 170 per cent by the year 2100.

Since the Industrial Revolution, ocean...Continue...

Have a holly, jolly Chrismukkah

Is it even really a holiday without brunch? The answer is no, my friends.Continue...

Five-step guide: Breaking in new boots

With this new, wintery weather, everyone is looking to warmer clothes to carry them through this last month of term.

And right now is also a great time to invest in some pieces for the...Continue...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire review

The girl on fire, Katniss Everdeen, is back again – and the stakes are higher than ever.

Catching Fire , directed by Francis Lawrence, captures all of the elements of the book:...Continue...

Exchange Diaries: The Canadian reputation

The French love Canada. I knew we had a fairly respectable reputation abroad, but I seem to have underestimated how positively Canadians are perceived.

Take this encounter, for instance...Continue...

Exchange Diaries: A vegetarian in Hong Kong

For those who don’t know me, I’m a vegetarian.

My maternal grandfather, who I’ve never met before, became a vegetarian in the name of animal rights during a time when the animal rights...Continue...

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