Lifestyle Archive: 2015

Two friends try a night of salsa

As avid fans of a good chips-and-salsa pairing, Steph and I were elated when Erika, our beloved Lifestyle Editor, suggested we attend a salsa class. After our enthusiastic yesses rang out across the Journal house, we realized we were in for a far different pursuit, though an equally spicy endeavour, indeed.Continue...

Single bells

Being single during the holidays is one cliché I’m ready to embrace.

After several years in relationships, I’m brushing the dust off my spinster calendar, because this year is my first...Continue...

Holiday gift guide — all under $20

Gift giving during the holiday season can be a major source of stress and confusion. As university students, we can end up in a giant web of present giving that can be quite damaging to our wallets.Continue...

New year, new you

With 2016 just around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking of New Year’s resolutions. But year after year, many of us find ourselves having trouble committing to the promises we set out to accomplish, whether it’s losing 10 pounds, getting better grades or quitting smoking.Continue...

Chocolate Christmas cheer

One of my favourite things about baking is that you can make any recipe personal. Everyone has their own way of doing things, their own family recipes and secret ingredients. This holiday season use this simple chocolate cookie recipe and make it your own.Continue...

I think I'm pregnant

Missed your period? Have nausea, swollen breasts or fatigue? These are just some of the symptoms that can lead someone to believe they’re pregnant.Continue...

An attempt at a one-week juice cleanse

It’s a warm November morning and I’m staying in bed as long as possible to avoid my first of multiple juices that I will be solely sipping on for the next week. As I drink my beet, apple, carrot, ginger liquid breakfast, I reflect on why I keep falling for health trends and put myself through this misery.Continue...

Ni Hao, Shanghai

A friend once told me that when you visit China for a week you feel as though you can write an entire novel about it.Continue...

Farm-to-table dining

Eating farm-to-table means building a relationship with food that you don’t get with processed or take-out options.Continue...

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: not so angelic

While December marks the beginnings of the Holiday season, it also celebrates the airing of the much-anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.Continue...

The psychology of stress

Muscle tension, headaches, heart palpitations, trouble sleeping — the physical symptoms of stress are familiar to far too many university students. But what we’re often unaware of are the underlying physiological processes that contribute to stress.Continue...

The shadow of social anxiety

University is a time to study hard as well as meet new people, go out and have fun.

Unfortunately, for those of us who experience social anxiety, venturing outside our houses with lots of...Continue...

Living with boys a blessing in disguise

While it may be 2015, people still find it shocking to hear that young women are living with guys — platonically speaking.Continue...

Sweater weather

Ever since “Hotline Bling”, many memes have come out of Drake’s fabulous dad-dancing moves. But let’s be real: the true star of that video is his turtleneck.Continue...

Campus food hacks for vegetarians

Being vegetarian in first year means resigning yourself to eating way too much stir-fry. I’ve been vegetarian for 11 years now, so I’ve gotten pretty good at finding things to eat even in the most meat-filled places. But eating on campus was a whole new ball game.Continue...

How to send nude photos safely

We live in a (cyber)world where just about everyone has a camera phone. This means a lot of fun and games for couples, including sexting and sending explicit photos. However, with all of this new technology, there are also a ton of hackers with a keen interest in obtaining these photos.Continue...

Just two guys pole dancing

While most students spent last Friday night out at bars or clubs, we spent ours swinging and dancing on poles.Continue...

Everyday workouts by Varsity athletes

It’s no secret that Queen’s has some talented athletes on campus. But while we see them during games and races, we rarely see their day-to-day training — which is what makes up the bulk of the experience of being a varsity athlete.Continue...

How to dress for success

As a Film and Media student, my business casual style isn’t as innate as a Commerce student.Continue...

Molten lava in a winter wonderland

As the air starts to cool, and the dreaded Kingston winds start to pick up, many of us find ourselves bundled up wishing for the warm summer months to return. Better yet, for the winter break to finally come packed with holiday treats.Continue...

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