We live in a world that is very exterior-focused. By that, I’m referring to how socially constructed standards of appearances have pushed themselves so strongly into our consciousnesses that how we look and act has become integral components of how we live our daily lives. To be frank, I find this social pressure to be … More Just be yourself
I’m really not a big fan of Dr. Phil, but if there’s nothing else remotely appealing on television, I’ll tune in to the show from time to time. I was watching an episode the other day, and the young girl it focused on really got me thinking about relationships in today’s day and age. The … More This is why mobile phones are ruining relationships
A few nights ago, my sister and I engaged in a little experiment. We were chatting about how relatively anything is available via a simple Google search nowadays, and I wondered whether or not something inappropriate would appear if I attempted to search for it through my phones internet application. Sure enough, a quick search … More The dangers of internet accessibility
My love for Pinterest is no secret. I’ve been using it for a few years now, and although I initially used to to pass time in my three hour English lectures in university, I’ve come to realize just how handy this website/app can be in a variety of ways. Pinterest, in case you’re unfamiliar with … More Redecorating a space? Consider using Pinterest
I made mention of Morgan Harper Nichols, a wonderfully talented woman, not too long ago in a post. Because she is a poetic genius, I thought I would compose another post with some more of her work. Depending on the reception I get from these posts, this could become a regular occurrence, so let me … More Words of wisdom from Morgan Harper Nichols
If I had to choose a social media platform I favour over others, it would be Instagram. I’m not sure if this preference stems from my love for photography, or the fact that I’ve always appreciated visuals, but either way, Instagram is pretty neat. I was browsing through the Explore section on Instagram about a … More Here’s why you need to follow Morgan Harper Nichols on Instagram
I believe the act of comparing ourselves to others is an integral component of being human. It’s in our nature to asses our own needs in a way that compares them to the needs of others, and sometimes, we believe our own needs to take precedence over someone else’s. I saw a Facebook post from … More This is why we need to stop comparing our needs to others
Living in a world in which Donald Trump is president of the U.S., we’re arguably all quite familiar with fake news and the implications it can present when perpetuated in a false context. We’ve been informed of the danger of spreading fake news, and further of the damage it can result in depending on how … More Fake news and social media: a deadly combination
Mobile phones often get a bad wrap. Contemporary society places emphasis on the use of technology and innovation, and these innovations can contribute to separation issues when it comes to our phones. While the issue of addiction in the context of mobile phones is a prominent one, we’ll save that topic for another day. Yes, … More Boost your brain with these apps
Social media, as wonderful as it can be, can simultaneously be destructive towards those who make use of it. And by destructive, I’m referring to the inevitable occurrence of comparison that comes with social media. It’s extremely difficult to avoid comparing ourselves to others when we’re scrolling through our social media timelines. We compare ourselves … More Stop comparing and start celebrating
We live in an extremely self-entitled society. Now, more than ever, selflessness and generosity are scarce in occurrence, while greed and righteousness continue to rise in popularity. I’m not certain that there’s a distinct reason as to why self-entitlement is on the rise in the world we live in, but I’m not a fan, personally, … More Here’s why we’re killing kindness
A few days ago, my boyfriend and I were conversing about all of the social media postings as of late regarding changes to abortion laws in the U.S. If you use social media, you’ve likely noticed the onslaught of individuals advocating their stance on abortion across all platforms. I said to my boyfriend that while … More Social media: communication channels or argumentative platforms?
The other evening, my mom encouraged to take a look at her latest Chatelaine magazine. I’m not normally an avid Chatelaine reader, but after flipping through the June/July edition, I have to say I’m thoroughly impressed. The cover of this issue of the magazine features a striking woman in a bathing suit. The image is … More Have you heard about #ShowUs ?
My sister’s business, Earthly Delights, recently revealed some exciting news regarding its newest services, and what better way to share the news than with the internet. Earthly Delights, as a recap, is a small business that offers homegrown, chemical-free produce, natural wellness products such as bath bombs and scrubs, and artisanal woodworking. It’s my sister’s … More Earthly Delights: making mealtimes easier
Cyber bullying is a topic we’re all familiar with. We’ve either been subjected to it ourselves, or we know someone else who has. I find it somewhat surprising that despite the frequency of cyber bullying cases in today’s day and age, no one really seems to be addressing it. I realize it’s an incredibly complex … More It’s time to address cyber bullying
If you’re a Pinterest user, you can likely attest to just how useful this social media platform can be in a variety of ways, whether it be for recipe inspiration, home decor advice, or fitness regimes. Apparently, though, Pinterest can be used for a lot more than lifestyle reasons. In fact, a recent study from … More Can Pinterest help people suffering from chronic pain?
Canadian Agriculture Day was on Feb. 12, and although a few days have passed since this tremendous social media initiative occurred, I still wanted to draw attention to it as it is such an important day of celebration in our country. Before I delve into the topic any further, I wanted to mention ag Twitter. … More Celebrating #CdnAgDay
A new commercial from Gillette, a well-known men’s hygiene company, is creating quite a stir across social media platforms as of late. The advertisement, titled “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be” is a short-film style commercial that makes reference to patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and the #MeToo movement regarding non-consensual sexual harassment, assault, and violence. … More Way to go, Gillette
Watching television with my parents the other night, I was pretty taken aback, in a good way, with an advertisement from Bell Canada for their #BellLetsTalk campaign. I tried to find the commercial we saw on Youtube but wasn’t able to. Hopefully, my brief description will help you to visualize what we saw. The ad … More Prioritizing mental health
Body shaming is, unfortunately, a rather integral component of social media today. Just the other evening, I was watching a video posted to Instagram, by a male, scrutinizing a woman for her physical appearance. The comment section was absolutely topic, and reading such hurtful, awful words encouraged me to recognize how sad it is that … More Why are we still body shaming?
The relationship between social media and body image is one I have revisited on several occasions, on here, on a project I did for university, and for one I completed in college. Despite my frequency in dabbling with this topic, it continues to spark conversation. And not in a good way. An article from York … More Social media impacts how we see our bodies, but not in a good way
When I noticed that #GenderEqualityWeek was trending on Twitter this week, I was pleasantly surprised that this initiative is occurring right at home on Canadian soil. This is the first time this movement is occurring in Canada, and thus far, it’s received a very positive response via social media (do a quick search, you’ll see … More Canada’s first-ever Gender Equality Week
Because I’m a massive Game of Thrones fan, it’s safe for anyone to assume that I’m also a massive fan of a majority of the cast, specifically Emilia Clarke. This woman is so damn classy, goofy and wonderful, and her ability to be all of these things simultaneously is one of the few reasons I’m such … More Profile: Emilia Clarke
This year’s 70th Emmys took place on Monday evening in Los Angeles, so I figured it would make sense to summarize the winners to save time for all of you. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Amazon took the lead in terms of most Emmys won. Receiving five for the evening, the show was recognized for its comedy … More The 2018 Emmys
I’m assuming you’ve already heard the news, but in case you haven’t, Nike caused quite the stir when they debuted Colin Kaepernick’s face as the lead of their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick’s personal slogan for the campaign reads “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Kaepernick is best known as … More Nike’s sales are only going up
This past Sunday, Serena Williams was fined $17,000 for supposedly violating three match codes in her loss to Japan’s Osaka. The referee at the match fined Williams $10,000 for verbal abuse towards chair umpire Carlos Ramos; $4,000 for being warned for coaching; and $3,000 for breaking her racket, according to an article from Global News. … More Here’s why the Serena Williams fine is so sexist
I came across a video on my Facebook newsfeed, and its content was so awesome, I wanted to talk about it with you. Give it a watch; it’s definitely worth a few minutes of your time, and it’s hard not to be in a good mood after watching it. McMaster University has developed a program … More McMaster University is doing it right
I’m not one to share my political views and opinions via social media, specifically Facebook. Personally, I don’t see the point, because my views are my own and don’t require approval or criticism from others, and further, I’m not one to enjoy arguments with others through social media. It’s easy to spew facts and insults … More Politics and Social Media
Looking for some new music the other evening, I pleasantly stumbled across a young woman on Youtube named Jennifer Owens. In my search for a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, I discovered Jennifer’s cover of the song and was absolutely astounded by this young woman’s angelic voice. I wouldn’t say I … More Jennifer Owens
An article from Women’s Health recently caught my attention as it discusses some insensitive comments that were made by the Kardashian siblings towards Kim, regarding her recent weight loss. The article reports that siblings Khloe and Kendall claimed Kim looks like a walking Face Tune doll, and according to other sources Kim’s Instagram stories), the siblings … More Here’s How The Kardashians Are Supporting Eating Disorder Culture