What Taylor Swift’s Music Means to Me

It was the year 2009. MP3 players and my mom’s playlist were my primary sources of learning about music. I heard “Love Story” by Taylor Swift for the first time. I was getting star-shaped stickers for doing well in my classes. Life was easy. Life was good. I had heard country music before. I was familiar with the acoustics and the drawls of the vocals. Nine-year-old me knew this was not the country music I was used to.

Engaging in Self-Care Without Breaking Your Bank Account

Self-care: we’re talking about it everywhere. Depending on your algorithm, you probably see at least one advertisement about buying products targeted toward self-care every day(hello sheet masks)! But what happens when your bank account is crying from the commodification of self-care? And what if I told you, you don’t need that very expensive essential oil to engage in self-care? Self-care is what promotes self-love, and what defines self-care is unique to each individual and deeply personal. B

Fittedfast: The innovative solution to help local businesses thrive

Online shopping has been one of the new habits we’ve formed as a result of the pandemic. While this may have worked in the favour of giant international businesses, for local businesses COVID-19 has been a time with many challenges that threatened their existence. As a result, Fittedfast, a student-led startup, became an innovative solution to help the local community remain resilient in the face of adversity. In what is described as the “Uber Eats for clothes for local businesses here in Toron

Are we the lab rats of pharmaceutical companies?

Pharmaceutical companies use various tactics to encourage the overuse of allopathic care In this digital era, there is no dearth of information and access to that is made easy with the advent of different communication mediums. The world of patients and diseases also can't save themselves from this information overdose. People are now self-diagnosing themselves with their symptoms and asking their doctors for medications accordingly, even though the physicians are trained professionals who can

Work permit extension bodes well for former international students

With the pandemic still ongoing, former international students who have graduated and hold a postgraduate work permit (PGWP) have been struggling to find a job. This has adversely impacted the points they need to be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada. On January 8, 2021, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Marco E.L. Mendicino announced a new policy to help struggling former international students to extend their PGWP, given they meet certain requirements.

Bohemian style interior design

Have you ever thought of revamping the interior design of your home? In a way where you could express your individuality through it? If you’ve answered yes to the question then Bohemian style interior design might just be your style! Just like the famous song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – your apartment will reflect an ‘out-of-the-box’ style with no limits to how the art can be interpreted. Bohemian style will make designing or renovating your interiors a super fun and colorful experience! This style w

Fabric vs. leather sofa – which should you pick?

When it comes to the living space of your home or even the lounge area at your office, you might be faced with the dilemma of choosing between a fabric sofa and a leather sofa. The decision is yours to make and it sure can be quite confusing! To assist you in making a well-informed choice, allow us to take you through a detailed comparison of fabric and leather sofas. Combining materials such as cotton, wool and linen with synthetics can make the sofa convenient to clean as it can be vacuumed r

Budget friendly interior tricks

We all want our homes to look stylish and feel lavish, but our budgets may not always allow us to have so. Little changes can however make big differences and you can get a ‘high-end’ looking interior even on a tight budget! You can have an expensive looking place while being thrifty and all it will take is a trip to your attic or store room where you keep your old supplies, creativity and some bargaining skills. Here in this blog we discuss a few tricks you could implement to make your interio