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Keeping the Faith: When East Meets West

by Lakshmi Sadhu.  Corporeal as we are, visiting a physical place of worship is sometimes beneficial for reminding ourselves of our spiritual priorities, and for both stoking and keeping the faith.

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Toronto Light Festival – Highlights!

by Lakshmi Sadhu.  A free open-air light art event taking place in the Distillery District until March 12 to provide an escape from the dark and dreary days of winter.

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What would you do with $1 million?

by Erica Ly.  Upgrade from pack ramen to “the good” cup ramen? Pay back student loans? Travel around the world? Here are some of the most normal and craziest things people have done with millions of dollars – which do you agree with?

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The One Sport You Need to Try Before Graduating

by Erica Ly  From getting a proper workout and developing better discipline, to dunking your coaches in fountains in celebration, here’s why Dragon Boating may be the answer to your extracurricular fascinations.

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Reference Letters: The Untaught Protocol

by Lakshmi Sadhu.  If you have no reason to ask for a reference letter anytime soon, you’re probably wondering what could be so hard about asking a professor for a recommendation.

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Commuting Cheat Sheet PART 2

by Erica Ly.  At furst blush it might not seem that way, but there are some positives among the frustrations of commuting.

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The 5 Stages of Winter

by Lakshmi Sadhu  Experiencing winter in Toronto after growing up in a country where it’s hot all year round.

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The Switch

by Lakshmi Sadhu  When I first moved to Canada, I would find myself switching to an alarmingly different accent whenever I spoke to anyone other than my family, or friends from back home in India or Dubai.

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The Grinch’s Guide to Christmas

by Lakshmi Sadhu.  There’s something more potent than the flu stalking the streets. Symptoms include uncontrollable bursts of shopping, spasmodic episodes of carolling and, in really severe cases, decorating your porch with ginormous wreaths.

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Meditation: More Than Just a Stress-Buster

by Lakshmi Sadhu.  People either assume meditation is arcane or that they can’t meditate because of their inability to sit still for more than a few minutes – both notions couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Why is Everyone Sick?! (And How Can I Avoid It?)

by Erica Ly.  The soundtrack of fall: leaves crunching, the downpour of rain drops on the sidewalk, oh, and coughing – a lot of it. It isn’t even flu season yet, so what’s the deal?

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Philosophy: The Art of Living

by Lakshmi Sadhu.   To those with absolutely no experience in philosophy, it may come across as a rather obscure and esoteric academic discipline. I’ve been asked just what sort of employment I could possibly hope to secure with such a degree.

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Stereotypes and Canada’s #1 Business School

by Erica Ly.   Time travel back to end of high school, senior year. It is undeniable that when you told someone what program you were deciding to pursue, there was some kind of extreme reaction.

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All-night Art: Nuit Blanche 2016

by Lakshmi Sadhu.  It truly was a sight to behold. From dusk until the wee hours of dawn on October 1, hordes of caffeine-fuelled aficionados prowled the streets of Toronto looking for their next fix. In this case their drug of choice was art.