Lifestyle Archive: 2014

Pumpkin plummet

Homecoming invites back to campus some of our beloved Gaels and with them some of our strangest traditions. We paint ourselves purple and sing in Gaelic. And now, we smash pumpkins....Continue...

QJ Sex: Drug-detecting polish

Four male students from North Carolina State University recently made news headlines with their invention of a nail polish that can detect a number of drugs commonly used for date rape...Continue...

The turkey dump phenomenon

There once was a boy. Let’s call him Quinn. He was smitten with a girl — let’s call her Mackenzie. Long story short, they spend a wonderful grade 12 year together, supporting each other...Continue...

Gone Girl: From page to screen

Full disclosure: I loved Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl , a psychological thriller about a marriage gone wrong.

After reading it, I commented that it was one of the best...Continue...

QJ Pop: Falling for this season’s TV shows

If you’re like me — a poor cable-less student — there’s a chance you’re feeling very left out of the exciting inaugural episodes of the fall TV season right now.

But if you’re also like me...Continue...

The healing power of furry friends

When exam season strikes, nothing is more distracting and funny than cat memes on the Internet.

But seeing a cat or dog in real life could actually help you focus more on your...Continue...

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Depression and therapy

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

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Time to talk

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Lifestyle is featuring personal stories from Queen’s students each day from Oct. 6-10. We’ll be continuing the initiative throughout the...Continue...

Thinking about drinking

Most of us are familiar with the pain of a 2 p.m. awakening from what may feel like a near-death experience.

A mouth drier than the Sahara in the summer, a headache that feels...Continue...

KingstonFest focuses on sustainability

It was a cold and rainy Saturday morning, but that didn’t deter the crowds from attending the first KingstonFest on Oct. 4.

Run by Sustainable Kingston, the event focused on...Continue...

Some kind of bun-derful

It’s time to break the silence: what’s up with all the man buns?

Don’t deny it, you’ve seen them too. This past September has been witness to record high numbers of man buns in...Continue...

Musiikki: Coffee house meets whiskey bar

At first glance, Musiikki Café isn’t immediately noticeable for its “hole-in-the-wall” appearance, but if you’re curious enough to venture in, you’ll be pleased with what you find....Continue...

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Strength, suffering and suicide

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

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Surviving self-harm and depression

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

Exchange diaries Edinburgh: Learning to love the city

Styna Tao is in Edinburgh on exchange this fall. She’ll be sharing her experiences every three weeks as a regular contributor to Lifestyle.

I arrived in Edinburgh on a...Continue...

Fall fashion: Layering is key to transitioning seasons

It’s always hard to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall weather. Even more difficult is to bid farewell and pack away all those shorts and crop tops you’ve been rocking from May to August....Continue...

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Destigmatizing depression

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

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Eating disorder support

WARNING: This piece talks about eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers.

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Lifestyle is featuring...Continue...

Queen’s faces of mental illness: MIAW 2014

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Lifestyle is featuring personal stories from Queen’s students each day from Oct. 6-10. We'll be continuing the initiative throughout the...Continue...

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Navigating new spaces

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Lifestyle is featuring personal stories from Queen’s students each day from Oct. 6-10. We’ll be continuing the initiative throughout the...Continue...

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