I love me some authentic Greek food. I’ve always been a fan of this type of cuisine, and rest assured, if you’re in the mood for the good stuff, be sure to visit iOS estiatorio & wine bar on Upper James St. in Hamilton, Ont. My family and I have been to iOS twice now, … More In the mood for some Greek food? Check out iOS
I’ve made mention of the challenges that present themselves with being a daily blogger here on my site before, but for the sake of this post, I want to revisit the topic. It can be tricky to come up with new and interesting content to write about on a daily basis, and sometimes, I find … More Yes, you really should check out The Good News Network
Time is a fickle thing. At times we wish time would move faster, depending on the situation we’re in, and at other times, we’re asking ourselves where the hell time has gone to. If you’re like me, chances are you’re finding yourself relating to the second component of the sentence above more so than the … More Where the heck is the time going?
Maintaining an active lifestyle can be a challenging concept to practice. Most of us are incredibly busy, and with no sight of slowing down in the near future, it’s understandable that physical activity can be shunted to the back burner over time. What kind of sucks, though, is despite how hectic our lives can be, … More Here’s how to be more active everyday
I love Emma Watson. I think she is an incredibly classy, female-empowering, sophisticated woman, and she’s also a great actress to boot. So, when I saw she was one of the main characters in the movie Regression, I made a mental note to watch it. Regression is a “2015 psychological thriller mystery film directed, produced and written by Alejandro Amenábar. The … More Have you seen Regression?
Once again, here I am reviewing another horror movie. I’ve made my love for these types of movies quite known here on my blog, and further, what constitutes a good horror flick, in my opinion. Unfortunately, The Influence did not meet my criteria for what makes a good scary movie. In fact, I would argue … More No, you shouldn’t watch The Influence
Skincare is something that is relevant to many of us. As the saying goes, we only get one set of skin, so it’s wise to invest in it and care for it as best we can. As important as skincare is, it’s unfortunately rather expensive to practice an effective skincare routine. A majority of beneficial … More Skincare: is it worth the splurge?
Searching and applying for jobs can be a rather monotonous process. It’s difficult enough to come across something that has relevance to your skills, interests and credentials, and even when you do, it’s seldom to hear back from an employer, causing feelings of frustration and insignificance. If the above statement is an accurate summation of … More Job applications: a how-to guide
My sister is a small business owner. Her business, Earthly Delights, consists of ready-made, frozen meals, bath products, and also woodworking, so it’s safe to say she’s a pretty busy lady. My sister’s business has tremendously taken off this year in terms of her meals, specifically her soup. Several stores in Ontario now carry her … More Why aren’t we talking about the challenges of owning a small business?
I wrote a post a few days ago about Secret Santa gift exchanges and how they’re a fantastic means to save a couple of bucks during the holidays. I’ve been thinking about the costs affiliated with Christmas quite a bit since I wrote that blog post, and in brainstorming other ways to save some costs … More Get crafty this Christmas
I’m a sucker for medieval movies. I’m not sure what it is about a knight in armour, valiantly fighting in battle, but whenever I come across a movie with this trope, you can bet I’m tuning in. Hence why I’m offering my review of The King. Netflix’s The King tells the story of young Hal, or … More The King: a Netflix win
Clothing is an inevitable component of our daily lives. We wear it daily without giving it much thought, but unless you’re part of a nudist colony, clothing is something we arguably should be paying a little more attention to in the concept of fast fashion. Fast fashion essentially perpetuates consumeristic tendencies and waste. To keep … More Stop supporting fast fashion
Casts, for anyone who has ever had to wear them, aren’t exactly a pleasant experience. They’re bulky and uncomfortable, you can’t get them wet, and, after a while, they start to get a little rank, both in terms of appearance and smell. While I’ve never broken a bone, I have had to wear a cast … More Say goodbye to itchy, awkward casts
With the current state of the world, it seems as though hearing news regarding endangered and borderline extinct animals is becoming normal. With climate change and global warming making their presence known across the globe, in addition to the consequences brought forward with human interference, it isn’t difficult to figure out why the populations of … More Good news: the humpback whale population is on the rise
Christmas is often recognized as the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, this isn’t the case because of the financial stress that often presents itself before and throughout the holiday season. Feelings of guilt and worry consume many of us come Christmas because of costs, and unfortunately, the consumeristic attitude … More Here’s why Secret Santa is the best way to do Christmas
For my family, a passion for motor sports is a given. My dad has always been a gear head, and in time, I’ve become interested in the automotive world with his influence. My dad owns a few classic cars himself as well as a pulling tractor, so it’s easy to understand why him and I … More Ford v Ferrari: is it worth seeing?
When you work in healthcare, it can be expected that you’ll likely spend the entirety of the day on your feet. There are a few professions that consist of the same demand in terms of not being able to sit a whole lot, but doctors, nurses and personal support workers take the cake in terms … More Have you heard about Nike’s newest shoes for healthcare workers?
I don’t purchase books too often, but when I do, it’s typically because I have a hunch that the book in question will be one that endures several re-reads from me, based on what I can pull from the synopsis. And that’s exactly what’s happened with a book I recently snagged from Indigo’s titled ‘The … More This is why you need to add ‘The Turn of the Key’ to your winter reading list
I should likely start this post by stating that while the title indicates that my advice pertaining to this topic is absolute, it certainly isn’t. I’m no therapist or counsellor, but perhaps my approach to the topic can help someone who is struggling. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s begin, shall … More Coping with bad news: a how-to guide
You’ve arguably heard the phrase “mind your business.” It’s a concept that’s instilled in us from a young age due to its logic, and for the most part, I like to think most of us abide by its teachings. In addition to minding our own business, it’s worth recognizing the effectiveness of minding our own … More Mind your problems
Forcing yourself to be happy when you’re not can be a pretty challenging feat to overcome. Whether you’ve been in a slump for a week or a month, it’s difficult to plaster on a smile and go about your day as if everything is fine and dandy, especially if you haven’t been feeling like yourself … More What to do when you’re feeling down
I don’t consider myself to be someone who typically likes Christmas movies. I’m a bit of a Grinch that way. I’m not really sure why, but there are only a handful of Christmas movies I actually enjoy watching, and none of them are romantic comedies. You can likely imagine my surprise, then, when I went … More Ignore the reviews: Last Christmas is worth seeing
Every year, we hear news regarding the accidental death of a child or a pet that has been left in a car. And, every time we hear about something so tragic, we arguably ask ourselves, ‘why does this keep happening?’ This question could very well be avoided thanks to a newly developed sensor, says an … More Preventing accidental deaths in vehicles with new technology
Looking for jobs isn’t something I would consider to be enjoyable. It can be discouraging and frustrating, and that’s without the actual applying aspect. Applying for jobs is even worse than looking for them, in my opinion, due to having to alter a cover letter each and every time you submit your resume to a … More Here’s how to write a strong cover letter
I think it’s safe to say that bubble bath is something most of us enjoy using no matter our age. Sure, our first introduction to bubble bath was likely when we were a child, but it is something that can continue to be used throughout life whenever we’re feeling like we need a little boost … More Looking for some decent bubble bath? Try Dr. Teal’s
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
In case you haven’t heard, rapper T.I. has created quite a stir as of late as a result of him sharing some rather unbelievable details pertaining to his parenting antics. An article from CTV news explains how during an episode of a podcast called “Ladies Like Us” the rapper explained how he accompanies his daughter … More Here’s why T.I.’s parenting of his daughter propagates social patriarchy
Today is Remembrance Day, as we likely all know. A day to respect, remember, and revisit notions of significant sacrifice that were made by strangers for our own wellbeing. Remembrance Day is something we’re made aware of every year. We wear poppies, we see commercials aired on television to honour our veterans, and we stand … More Maintaining remembrance on Remembrance Day
On Nov. 4, a few of my good friends and I went to Turtle Jack’s on Upper James St. in Hamilton for dinner. I was seriously looking forward to meeting them, considering we haven’t seen each other for a couple of years, and we decided on Turtle Jack’s because of its reputation as a well-established … More Getting mousy at Turtle Jack’s
For many of us, wearing a poppy in the days leading up to Remembrance Day is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, as I’m sure many of us can attest to, keeping a poppy on clothing can be tricky, and every year, I’m certain I lose more than I did the previous. I have good news, though; keeping … More This is how to keep your poppy on your clothing