Lifestyle Archive: 2017

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Books that will change how you think forever

How do you know when you’ve read a really good book? I know it when I find myself wondering about it, long after I’ve turned over the last page. Just like the people we love, the best books are the ones that stay in our lives for a long time. Here are some of my favourites that I’ve recently read, and fully recommend for various occasions this summer.Continue...

Bringing Big City Cookie Dough to Kingston

With the rise of viral food videos over the past year, thanks to pages like Tasty and Goodful, everyone has become a devoted food blogger. From Instagram posts of smoothie bowls to Snapstories of unicorn Frappaccinos, food photography has become a social media staple. Recently, edible cookie dough has been on-trend – especially with restaurants like Junked Food Co. in Toronto and DŌ in NYC selling cookie dough by the scoop.Continue...

The Bachelorette used racism as plot fodder

The first time I watched the Bachelor was in 2015: the first semester of my second year, my housemates insisted I watch the show with them in our kitchen. I agreed, not expecting myself to find it engaging in any way.Continue...

The official Journal guide to avoid drowning in sweat this summer

Summer is a glorious thing. There is no class, no stress and, most importantly, no snow. How on earth did we, as humans, come to deserve such a beautiful time of year with no strings attached?...Continue...

How a one question a day journal helped me improve myself

What if you could know exactly what you were wearing, eating or thinking about on this very day exactly five years ago? Well, I am about to find out.Continue...

Diary of a frazzled frosh

I remember arriving at Queen’s with painful clarity.Continue...

A summer of bodysuits

The bodysuit: a.k.a. the most versatile piece in your closetContinue...

Your End of Summer Bucket List

With the clock ticking down to when we’re forced to walk like zombies to 8:30 classes, make sure to fully embrace the rest of your summer and the freedom of the days we have left.Continue...

The return of Kesha

Since 2013, Kesha has been locked in a legal battle with her former producer Dr. Luke, a man whom she accuses of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse while they worked together on his record label.Continue...

Grandma Liblik's Spanakopita Recipe

Throughout the school year, it's hard not to miss home-cooking. While we often have the luxury in the summertime of having dinner at home, we need to start preparing ourselves for when we are back in school without mom or dad to whip up our favourite meals. While we all have our family favourites, I always look forward to my grandma's spanakopita.Continue...

Best iPhone apps for the long commute to your summer job

Every day, so much of our time is wasted on mindlessly waiting around – we don’t even realize how much time we’re misusing.Continue...

A sentimental girl’s guide to 1 Second Everyday

After about a year of trial and error, I have finally gained some skills in documenting my life like the millennial I am. With these tips and tricks, you too can be on your way to a great, sentimental video.Continue...

To the Kingston Pier; I will wait for you

This summer, I plan to take full advantage of the beautiful and peaceful place that has been an essential part of the city I’ve called home for the past three years.

Just kidding – the pier is closed for the summer.Continue...

“Dear White People” review

In a time of continuous racial tension around the world, a show on a mainstream streaming website might be the most appropriate way to give people an understanding of different individual’s backgrounds.Continue...

Update on US politics

Another month has gone by and things still haven’t calmed down in the realm of American politics.Continue...

Diaries of a Queen’s grad

Something that’s gotten me back on my feet since graduating is being constantly asked, “So, what are you doing now?” I didn’t know what a terribly mean question that was until about two days after my last exam of 4th year.Continue...

A Beginner's Guide to Modern Day Vinyl Collection

Vinyl records are having a moment right now. A long, nostalgia-induced, hipster-fuelled moment . The formerly cast aside vinyl record has become a staple in dorm rooms and Urban Outfitters alike.Continue...

Monica Heisey’s journey to success

By all measures of success, Monica Heisey is killing the writing game.Continue...

An ode to the death of Tilt

A late night Quarter Pounder meal from McDonald’s, Ed Sheeran concert tickets, a 2-6 of Smirnoff vodka I was too lazy to pick up myself, and supplies for post-finals jungle juice – what do these four things have in common? I used Tilt to pay my housemates back for all of them.Continue...

How to get the best deal on Airbnb

Do you want to travel the world but your bank account is telling you it’s not in your budget to stay in the Paris Ritz Carlton? No worries, with Airbnb you can achieve your dream of travelling the world without bankrupting yourself.

Like with anything else in life, it is important to know the best tips and tricks to make sure you have the best – and safest time – possible.

Having stayed in nine Airbnbs across five countries, I’ve picked up a few tricks to successfully select an Airbnb and make the most of the experience.Continue...

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