TV is for Dummies…Or is it?

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Getting a much welcomed respite from work this week has afforded me many sweet indulgences. For one, sleeping in, which medical experts duly advise against, but I’m sure you’ll agree is one of the few heavenly pleasures us mere mortals get to enjoy, eating, although if I overindulge, I could very well develop love handles … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Extroverts

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On second thought, no need to put pen to paper on this one. Susan Cain explains it best. Preach, girl, preach! Photo: Julep67 Related articles Introverts are Not Failed Extroverts (psychologytoday.com) Extroverts and Introverts Need Each Other (marccortez.com) Introvert liberation (leavingbabylon.wordpress.com) Introverts, (gently) rejoice! We found a web series just for you (ted.com)

The 2012 Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium Series Food: A Serving of Science Recap

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Food: not only a source of nourishment, but a source of pleasure. There was a time when food was simple, and thus enjoyable. However, as of late, it’s become a real source of anxiety. With conflicting messages about food, coupled with the surge in nutritional fads, most if not all contradicting one another, it’s no … Continue reading

The Danger With Fashion: The Hidden Consequence of Dressing With Intent

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I don’t recall when I actually began to dress up. Nor do I remember simply waking up one morning decked out in pleated bow dresses and leopard pumps. What I do recall, however, is that the sartorial prescriptions of major retail chains and those of my unwitting peers were like gospel to me, and as … Continue reading

Clothing, Identity and the Case of the ‘Genderless’ Baby

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As much as clothing serves as a means of identification, it is equally useful as a way to conceal, or at the very least, render one’s identity ambiguous, which illustrates just how deep-seated our sartorial markers of class, gender, and identity are, and that, in spite of the changes fashion has undergone throughout the decades. … Continue reading

Extremes of Style: When Antifashion Becomes Fashion

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Fashion is the vehicle through which a particular beauty ideal travels from the towering skyscrapers housing the offices of the industry’s most influential glossies to our mass consciousness. Across the pages of fashion magazines lay perfectly symmetrical faces with flawless, porcelain skin, and long and lean statuesque models of near perfection. It’s odd then to … Continue reading