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MARINA Shines, Even Without Her Diamonds

Marina Diamandis dreamed of one day having her own band. As the frontwoman, naturally, it would be named after her, though she’d skew her last name with creative license (as I likely just did in those opening sentences). The first…

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The Dry Shampoo Diaries

I have a confession to make; about 90% of the time, I am held together by a delicately balanced combination of caffeine, cannabis, and dry shampoo. Photo by Alex Holyoake on Unsplash Dry Shampoo a product that I have come…

How to Use Your Home Equity to Improve Your Retirement

Everyone thinks that you’re going to be living the easy life in retirement. While that may be true to some extent, retirement can actually bring its own share of financial hardships. When you’re not making a steady income anymore, you…

5 Things I Learned About Dating When I Was Single

Today I am a boring married lady. But, before I exchanged wedding vows with my husband a few months back, I spent more than a decade in, and out, of the wrong relationships. With experience like that comes some good…

‘Hustlers’ Is Practically Perfect

The movie Hustlers contains multitudes. Based on the true story of a gang of strippers who got rich scamming Wall Street guys, Hustlers is most obviously a revenge fantasy about the working-class striking back at the 1%. But while that…

Preparing for Winter (yes, we said it)

Winter is still a little way off, but now that summer is saying its last goodbye, we’ll soon start to notice the weather beginning to cool, the nights drawing in, and you might have already begun to see the leaves…

TIFF 2019: Why ‘Marriage Story’ Is Unmissable

Is anyone better at capturing the subtleties – and the absurdities – of upper-middle class people’s lives than Noah Baumbach? After seeing Marriage Story, I think not. Loosely based on Baumbach’s own divorce, Marriage Story is an epic two-hander about…