Getting Fit For Summer! Make it Painless With These 4 Tips

It’s safe to say that this past winter will go down in history as being one of the laziest on record. We’re already inspired to eat more, sleep more and cuddle under blankets more when the temperatures start to drop, but sitting at our desk for 5+ hours a day brought a whole new level to our lounging habits. Summer is upon us and now’s as good time as ever to start shedding those winter pounds and get back into a fitness routine. Here are my best tips: 1. Make friends with myfitnesspal.com Image credit: blog.myfitnesspal.com Tracking your calories and […]

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Falling on the Sword: Why Smash Twitter is So Angry Right Now

Toxicity? In MY video game fanbase? It’s more likely than you think. Image Credit: thegamer.com Super Smash Bros. is a lot of things to a lot of people.  For some, It’s an intense competitive fighting game. For others, it’s a casual party blast. For me, it’s probably one of my favourite games of all time, with over 400 hours sunk into it. But for many online, Smash is an excuse to wage flame wars on twitter over which characters join the roster. Nintendo’s premier crossover fighting extravaganza never fails to get the internet buzzing with hype whenever a new character […]

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5 Must-Try Bubble Tea Shops in Toronto

[Image by: Rosalind Chang via UnSplash] There’s so many amazing spots in Toronto to grab bubble tea, but they’re often overshadowed by well-known brands like Chatime and Coco. Sometimes I feel hesitant to try new places because I’ve developed this brand loyalty to the two spots I’m most familiar with. After making an active effort to order drinks from other stores, I’m here to share my current top five bubble tea spots, plus my favourite drinks from them. Shuyi Tealicious View this post on Instagram A post shared by Paolina | Toronto Food Blog (@paothebao) Shuyi Tealicious has such a […]

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Letterboxd – Your New Hub For Discussing Film

Image Credit: Letterboxd One thing I really miss about pre-pandemic life is going to the movies. The anticipation, the delicious but insanely expensive popcorn, and the pre-show trivia games and trailers are all highlights of the theatre experience. I’m a person who also loves to theory-craft with friends after a movie, and that might be the part I miss most about going out to my local Cineplex. Thankfully, that social aspect hasn’t totally been lost because of a perfect little place online that scratches that itch of roasting your favourite movies with friends – Letterboxd. Letterboxd is a social network […]

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Why Shrek 2 is One of the Best Films of All Time

I wanted to do something different for this week’s article and I decided to share my thoughts on my ALL TIME FAVOURITE movie, Shrek. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve watched this movie along with any other spin-offs related to Shrek. I’ve watched the Shrek films so often that my friends and family associate the movies with me :’D  I think it may be a bit of an unhealthy obsession and I wish I could talk about all four of the movies today but we’ll just focus on the 2nd one for now. Image Credit: […]

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Staple Face Masks for Anyone’s Style!

With more than half of our faces required to be covered in public spaces, face masks are now a staple element of our outfits that can be creatively styled to perfection! Today I’ve decided to share some of my favourite masks with you, these options are versatile and can appeal to anyone’s fashion sense, this blog will feature less talking and more showing! So let’s get into it 🙂 Funky Patterns: (Image Credit: Joy Khan, SpiritLive, 2021) I didn’t choose the pattern life, the pattern life chose me!  I absolutely love these animal print inspired face masks, they are amazing […]

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78inc. (Cont.) : Human Capital

Nowadays, starting up a business or campaign can be as easy as creating a business page on Instagram and growing from there. But to create a sustainable business, more people have to be involved and growth is inevitable.  Hearing more from both Reena and Aashiq, here’s how they handle networking, finding clients, and dealing with the industry. What is the importance of a good team and strong partnership? “I stress on self awareness, understand everyone is an individual and has personal aspiration and emotion. And what’s important may vary to each person at different places.” Though the co-founders split their […]

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Substance Abuse in Film

When I first moved to the city, one of the things I had to learn to adjust to was the sudden influx of people I was exposed to daily, that were dealing with issues of homlessness and drug addiction. Our campus sits in a very central part of Toronto, and we run into people who face these challenges every day, yet it is something we rarely speak about. Most Ryerson students are aware that we have a safe injection site not a block away from our student center, and most of us (in non-covid times of course) pass it on […]

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4 Canadian Media Products You Should’ve Seen By Now

While it may sound like a paradox to some, I have prepared a list of four outstanding pieces of Canadian media that you should watch as soon as possible. Don’t worry, I’m not gonna talk about Schitt’s Creek (I haven’t even seen it)! I’m sure Schitt’s Creek is great, but my goal is to put you on to some Canadian content you may have never heard of before.  I won’t mention films from directors I’ve already spoken to (as much as I want to). Click my profile below to read conversations with Evan Morgan (The Kid Detective) and Yonah Lewis […]

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Why Does the US Keep Remaking International Films?

At the 2020 Academy Awards, Parasite (2019) made history as the first foreign film to ever win Best Picture, posing a brighter future for many international movies that fail to receive recognition among the wider American audience. Parasite’s win caused a momentary shift in this pattern, prompting many to explore unfamiliar titles and have a greater appreciation for non-domestic and non-English language cinema. Parasite’s historic win, Image Credit: The Playlist Western production companies caught on to Parasite’s popularity, however, with HBO almost immediately picking it up to remake into a limited series. While many were excited, others criticized it, ultimately […]

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A Coming of Age Story – A Review of Beans

Every year I look forward to attending TIFF Next Wave and spending a fun weekend with friends watching films chosen by a committee of twelve high school students. It’s a festival that supports and helps to grow the next generation of film enthusiasts and filmmakers. Their stories are the ones being told on the screen. It gives otherwise marginalized voices in the film industry a chance to share their stories and give them opportunities to explore the industry through their eyes. Nothing exemplifies this more than the movie Beans, directed by Tracey Deer. I heard a lot of buzz around […]

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My Spotify Playlists Were Robbed?

Imagine waking up one morning to find your playlists decreased by over 100 songs. Well, that was the case for thousands of International K-Pop fans, including myself. On March 1st, we woke up to the removal of over 100 songs by various Korean artists under the company of Kakao M – a company that runs the biggest streaming platform in Korea called Melon. Fans described this situation as the K-Pop Version of Infinity War and the memes for the pain we are going through are too good to not share. Image Credit: Koreaboo.com The details are still unknown but essentially […]

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Albums to Listen to While Doing School Work

I’m not sure about you, but I find it hard to stay on task when I am in a silent environment. When I study, I like it to be silent, but when I’m doing basic school work, I like to occupy my brain some other way. I like to use this time to listen to new albums or to listen to my go-tos. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite albums to listen to while doing school work (no particular order). If you really want to focus on what you’re doing while simultaneously having some background music […]

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5 Recipes To Add More Hemp Into Your Diet

Image credit: Allegra Smith-Herriott Hemp. An environmental powerhouse and an underrated superfood. Growing up on a hemp farm, I have been immersed in the health food industry from a very young age. I have also been forced to experience and eventually acquire a taste for hemp.  Now hemp food products and recipes have come a long way. I was no doubt a guinea pig for endless recipe experiments that more often ended up in the trash. Hemp can have a very strong flavour making it difficult to consume. But hemp has tremendous health benefits and should undeniably be a staple […]

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Meet 78inc., TZ

In a generation where the ‘grind mentality’ is commonplace, people are scared that they wasted their lives before they’ve even begun. Career changes feel like setbacks, day-to-day obstacles feel like climbing Mt. Everest, and dragging through the days feels hopeless sometimes. I’m guilty of feeling all these things, and I know too many people can feel it too. Which is perfectly valid.  For a while now, I’ve been struggling to figure out what I should be doing with myself, what the right move is for my future. Recently, I was lucky enough to have two people come into my life […]

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