Lifestyle Archive: 2014

Brunch power rankings

We’re halfway through brunch season, and the playoff picture seems to be cementing itself.

Throughout our years at Queen’s, we’ve amassed a treasury of knowledge on Kingston’s...Continue...

The danger of deprivation

With only a few days left before exams kick off and final papers are due, sleep is the last thing on many students’ minds.

It’s a time-honoured tradition on campus, as many forgo...Continue...

Keep on giving

While the gift card might be an easy solution to the endless question, “What should I get them?”, it’s actually ruining the holiday season.

The so-called “Christmas game” revolves around...Continue...

Post-Movember ’staches: grow or no?

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Alex Watt, ArtSci ‘15

Thinking about ditching that Movember ‘stache? Before picking up the razor, consider the benefits of...Continue...

Grey Cup game menu

After running over the Edmonton Eskimos last weekend, the Calgary Stampeders are facing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this Sunday for the 102nd Grey Cup. What better way to celebrate than by...Continue...

Flavourful fall soup

Nothing is more comforting during the long, barren winter than a homemade soup, especially when dealing with an abundance of essays and exams. This soup will warm you up, keep you full...Continue...

International impact: Queen’s Global Village

Queen’s Global Village is an excellent example of an organization run by dedicated students looking to extend their impact from a local to global scale.

This year’s Queen’s Global...Continue...

Super fandom and celebrity obsession

“You know a lot of girls be … thinking my songs are about them.”

Sometimes I’m sure Drake was thinking of me when he wrote these lyrics for his 2009 single “Best I Ever...Continue...

QJ Sports: Toronto Raptors’ hot start

After an inspiring return to the playoffs last spring, it seems like everyone on this side of the U.S. border is ready to make the Toronto Raptors their new favourite team.

Despite their...Continue...

QJ Politics: Canada-China deal

On Oct. 1, Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) with China. It allows businesses in both countries to invest with more ease within...Continue...

Blogging to success

“You should never feel confined to fashion rules because last time I checked, there are none.”

This is the latest of quotable phrases in Emilie Etc., a fashion and lifestyle blog...Continue...

QJ Science: Wake up your brain

When I wake up in the morning, the first part of my routine is usually the same: I get out of bed and groggily stumble downstairs in search of the holy grail — a cup of coffee.

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Me, myself and I

At 16, I left home to pursue my love for dance. At 18, I flew overseas, from England, by myself and at 19, I spent a summer in Mongolia — all alone.

While these experiences have...Continue...

QJ Pop: YouTube meets print

I like to picture the publishing industry as a middle-school girl just on the periphery of the cool kids.

She’s very ambitious, lovely and intelligent, but infinitely dependent on...Continue...

QJ Sex: Consenting to kink

If you have a burning question about sex, sexuality, sexual health, or anything else the SHRC covers, drop us an anonymous line and have your question answered by The Expert Sexpert in the QJ...Continue...

Flu season and the savvy student

Overwhelmed lecture halls, communal living spaces and high amounts of social activity make university campuses a perfect breeding ground for the seasonal flu virus.

Despite the...Continue...

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Loving my body again

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Lifestyle featured personal stories from Queen’s student each day from Oct. 6-10. We’ll be continuing the initiative throughout the year with more...Continue...

Toronto Fashion Week: A blogger's experience

Starting my blog in high school at the tender age of sixteen, I never would have thought that “RachSpeed” would have such an impact on my life.

Fast-forward to my fourth-year of...Continue...

Reflections on vanity

I’ve always been fascinated by vanity.

As a girl growing up with two brothers, I was perpetually ridiculed for any superficiality and overt fashion or makeup choices I made...Continue...

Bring back basic

Standing in the Starbucks line, I’m mentally preparing myself to order my pumpkin spice latte.

I can’t help but feel self-conscious because it’s so overdone, so mainstream — it’s...Continue...

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