A Prediction of Your 2016 Based on How You Spend New Year’s Eve

Let’s ring in the New Year with some pseudoscience. You know what they say. “How you spend your New Year’s Eve determines how you’ll spend the rest of your year.” I don’t know who “they” are (“They don’t want you to eat”) but I thought “they” might be on to something, so I opened an Excel spreadsheet, found my colourful calculator from Dollarama, and crunched … Continue reading A Prediction of Your 2016 Based on How You Spend New Year’s Eve

6 Movies About Starting Fresh

Bridget Jones’s Diary This movie has everything you want in a story about starting over: an embarrassing moment that precipitates ambitious goal setting, a love triangle, and a ridiculous exercise montage. It also has the requisite dry humour that make British comedies such a treat. When I was younger, I thought Renee Zellweger was English. Turns out she’s from Texas. Coming To America After deciding … Continue reading 6 Movies About Starting Fresh

6 Ways to Take Your Squad to the Next Level in 2016

The New Year is all about fresh starts and firm resolve. An important part of life is friendship, so actively working on keeping your relationships strong is a noble endeavour indeed. To help you with this lovely task, I’ve listed six ways to take your squad to the next level in 2016. Attire Hire a costume designer, or a young fashionista trying to build a … Continue reading 6 Ways to Take Your Squad to the Next Level in 2016

Netflix and Do You Have a Space Heater?

Toronto has officially had its first snowstorm of the season, so you can put all your dreams of a warm winter back on the shelf. While people decried the effects of global warming, there was also a consensus that the mild weather was, well, pretty damn good. But as the temperature starts to drop, another phenomenon will re-enter the conversation: cuffing season. What is cuffing … Continue reading Netflix and Do You Have a Space Heater?

10 Notable Toronto Moments of 2015

This year has seen Torontonians bond over its baseball team, and become divided over Uber and taxis. Whether you were for Kanye performing at the Pan Am games, or secretly felt bad for Meek Mill, at least one item on this list caught your attention in 2015. In no particular order, here are some of the moments that had Toronto’s tongues wagging.  Liberals Paint the … Continue reading 10 Notable Toronto Moments of 2015

10 Things To Finally Get Around To Before the New Year

Set Up the Find My Device Feature on Your Phone A lost or stolen phone sucks. A lost or stolen phone with sensitive financial or personal information is awful. If you have an iPhone, activate Find my iPhone so that you can locate your phone or remotely erase everything from another device. It will be expensive replacing a missing smart phone, but it will give … Continue reading 10 Things To Finally Get Around To Before the New Year

8 Useful Items to Pick Up on Boxing Day

Ah Boxing Day – or to be more accurate, Boxing Week. It feels like just yesterday we were talking about Black Friday, but here we are at yet another day dedicated to shopping. If you do plan on spending money today, try looking for some of these items. They aren’t all necessities, but they are definitely way more useful than a dozen pancake-scented candles.  A … Continue reading 8 Useful Items to Pick Up on Boxing Day

No Name Snowmen and One Tree Hill: the making of the twelfth day of GTA Christmas

For the twelfth day of GTA Christmas I needed “twelve cards for greeting”, but I only had six Christmas cards. They are hard to come by in a Muslim household. I had to call in the troops: my little brother and sister. “Neela! Nain! What are you doing? You want to do arts and crafts?” “Now?” Neela asked. “Okay.” “We’re supposed to have a Mario Kart … Continue reading No Name Snowmen and One Tree Hill: the making of the twelfth day of GTA Christmas

Christmas Eve in Nathan Phillips Square

Skating in Nathan Phillips Square sounds like a lovely idea for Christmas Eve. If it’s cold enough that is. Last night, Nathan Phillips Square’s ice rink was closed to skating due to unusually high temperatures for December. That didn’t deter skaters who still tiptoed their way onto the ice, rules be damned. A very frustrated gentleman was forced to give frequent reminders over the PA system that people were … Continue reading Christmas Eve in Nathan Phillips Square

An Unhelpful Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Up until yesterday, I thought Hayden Christensen played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films. Most people’s reactions have suggested that this is embarrassing, and I should keep it to myself. I know next to nothing about Star Wars, and if a friend hadn’t invited me to tag along, I would have gone another twenty years without the franchise entering my orbit (no pun intended). … Continue reading An Unhelpful Review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens