Product review: bareMinerals Stroke of Light Under Eye Concealer

I’ve been pretty committed to my Tarte Shape Tape concealer, however, since my supply is running quite low, I needed to broaden my concealer options according to what I had on-hand. Enter my mom’s makeup stash. Yes, desperate times call for desperate measures. I noticed that she had the bareMinerals Stroke of Light Under Eye … More Product review: bareMinerals Stroke of Light Under Eye Concealer

Kavanaugh vs. Blasey Ford aftermath

Remember the whole Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford situation in which Blasey Ford, despite her decision to come forward with her sexual assault testimony against Kavanaugh, was silenced by Kavanaugh’s successful entry to the Supreme Court? After Kavanaugh was voted into the Supreme Court, Blasey Ford began to encounter harassment and death threats for her … More Kavanaugh vs. Blasey Ford aftermath

A rise in reports of sexual assault

“Statistics Canada says police-reported sexual assault cases went from 59 per day to 74 in three months.” This statement comes from a CBC article released Thursday. The article explains that despite a spike in reported assaults, an increase in criminal charges hasn’t occurred. “After sexual assault allegations against movie executive Harvey Weinstein first surfaced in October 2017 … More A rise in reports of sexual assault

Profile: Robert Pickton

Arguably Canada’s most famous serial killer, Robert Pickton was born Oct. 24, 1949. He and his brother, David, owned a pig farm in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, nearly 20 miles east of Vancouver. In 1996, the brothers registered their farm with the Canadian government. The “Piggy Palace Good Times Society” claimed to “organize, co-ordinate, manage and … More Profile: Robert Pickton

Why do we hate vegans?

Let me begin by stating that this post stems from an article from Medicalxpress and doesn’t encapsulate my own personal views of vegans. From my own perceptions, however, a lot of people have it out for vegans. the article explains how many vegans encounter criticism via social media for their dietary preferences, with some vegans … More Why do we hate vegans?

The Haunting of Hill House: final thoughts

Alas, I have finished the ten-episode first season of The Haunting of Hill House. Seriously, if you haven’t familiarized yourself with this Netflix original series, I highly recommend doing so. I’m pretty bummed it’s only ten episodes, because that’s how damn good this show is. But, at the same time, perhaps it’s best that it’s … More The Haunting of Hill House: final thoughts

A sad societal state

In case you haven’t seen any news over the past, say, five years or so, let me begin by stating that the state of our world is complete shit. Yes, complete shit. I said it. Whether you’re arguing this from an environmental perspective, a social perspective, a human rights perspective, an economic perspective, whatever perspective … More A sad societal state

How to stand up for yourself (respectfully)

Being pushed around sucks. One might think that this typically happens during our childhood years, during which it is commonly referred to as bullying. Spoiler: it still happens when we’re adults, and it’s still called bullying. Standing up for oneself is such an important thing to do in warranted situations, but sometimes, depending on the … More How to stand up for yourself (respectfully)

Here’s to women

The other evening, around the dinner table, my mom, sister and I got into a discussion pertaining to just how incredible women are. Specifically, how women are absolute troopers for going to work with a smiling face, through menopause and PMS and menstruation and all of the other joys the female body has to offer. … More Here’s to women

No pain, no gain: how pain impacts us differently

Pain, although inevitable, is an interesting thing to me, personally. I find it quite fascinating how pain, experienced anywhere on our bodies, or in our minds, can be transmitted to our brain and cause it to signal the pain to our consciousness. Probably not the textbook definition of how pain is processed, but close enough. … More No pain, no gain: how pain impacts us differently

Why do people stay in unhappy relationships?

We often ask ourselves this question, specifically when we observe a relationship that is not only unhappy, but further unhealthy. It is difficult to understand why people remain in unsatisfactory relationships, however, according to a University of Utah release, the answer could come as a surprise. The University of Utah study examined whether people who … More Why do people stay in unhappy relationships?

It’s healthy to sleep with your pup

A recent Phys.org article will have dog lovers rejoicing. A University of Alberta study has cultivated results that suggest sleeping with a dog could benefit chronic pain sufferers. The findings contradict other medical advice that recommends sleeping without a dog for people who experience long-term pain. “A small study published earlier this year of people … More It’s healthy to sleep with your pup