Lifestyle

Reflections on a summer of adventure and growth

Last year, a friend reminded me that undergrad would likely be the only time in our lives when we get four-month summers. Having always wanted to travel, I decided it was time to take a leap and put my savings into action.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: What's the United States' beef with Canadian dairy?

President Trump seems to have a “huge” problem with Canadian dairy—as if there's anything to hate about cheese and ice cream.Continue...

Opening up about my silent struggles with mental illness

Growing up, I was under the impression mental illness was the result of some trauma or difficult upbringing, leaving me safely unaffected.Continue...

Productivity Distilled: How to conquer an overwhelming week

Here’s a situation every Queen’s student knows all too well: it’s Monday morning and you have a massive list of things you didn’t get to last week. You glance at your calendar to find more jam-packed weeks ahead with no time to slow down.Continue...

Tri-colour Sex Diary: Spicing up a long-term relationship gone wrong

Long term relationships can be hard. It's difficult to constantly keep things interesting while balancing school, a job and a million other responsibilities.Continue...

The Journal's October 2018 horoscopes

It’s Libra Season , which makes it the perfect time to work on finding balance in your life and establishing routine. Now that you’ve more or less got a grasp on your classes, social life, and goals for the coming year, focus on the little details of your daily life. Tending to small, reoccurring things helps keep your stress levels down.Continue...

Journal staff's preferred self-care practices

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Journal asked its staff to share some of their favourite ways to destress.Continue...

Hearty homemade mac and cheese recipe

When I’m stressed out, nothing consoles me like a big bowl of creamy, homemade macaroni and cheese—Kraft Dinner doesn’t cut it.Continue...

Queen's Takes the Real World: The journey from Queen's to law school

When I graduated from Queen’s this past June—my best friend by my side and in identical convocation robes, my mom wiping her tears as I strutted down the stage—I remember thinking this Hallmark moment couldn’t last forever.Continue...

Five days of post-worthy student perfection

As an avid Instagram and YouTube consumer, I’ve noticed social media personalities commenting on fitness, diet, and the student lifestyle. Their messages seem positive, but leave no room for error. I wanted to see if this picture-perfect existence is actually attainable.Continue...

'Forever' isn't the TV show you're expecting

The set-up for Forever, Amazon’s newest half-hour comedy starring former SNL powerhouses Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen, is a married couple decides to shake up their annual fishing trip and try skiing. The punchline is a delicate and understated rumination on the value and drawbacks of monogamous relationships.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Carbon tax versus cap and trade

It’s hard to look at the news and miss the discussion on carbon pricing.Continue...

Recapping Apple's lackluster iPhone XS and XR reveal

This month, Apple announced a line of new products, including the iPhone XS, XS Max, and a more affordable alternative, the iPhone XR. If the tech giant’s release of new phone models is news to you, you’re not alone—the launch flew largely under the radar, and for good reason.Continue...

Queen’s students share their wild celebrity encounters

For most people, getting the chance to meet a famous person sounds like a dream—but, under the wrong circumstances, that dream can easily turn into an awkward nightmare.Continue...

The benefits of Queen's intramural sports

Earlier this month, with five minutes to spare before my first philosophy lecture of the year, I was sprinting down University Avenue to make it to class on time.Continue...

What TV shows to watch based on your favourite Queen’s courses

Watching television makes for a great study break, but deciding what to watch can be time consuming. Ironically, your classes may hold the key to your next TV show.Continue...

Facing our fears in float therapy

In high school, I had nightmares where I was horrifyingly buried alive. A few years later, I was asking Kingston’s Immerse Spa to drop me into a pitch-black sensory deprivation tank. You can imagine my internal shock.Continue...

In defense of a 15 dollar minimum wage

This coming January, Ontario is set to join Alberta, New York and California in increasing its minimum wage to $15.Continue...

Setting goals to make the most of time on exchange at Queen’s

On Sept. 1, following a tedious 24-hour journey from Narita Airport in my native Japan, I finally arrived at Queen’s to begin my semester as an exchange student.Continue...

Five TV shows you should watch this fall

The arrival of fall means we finally get to try out all the new shows coming to television and welcome our old favourites back into our lives.Continue...

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