Lifestyle

Graphic by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Chronic stress in the pandemic: Why we feel this way and how to cope with it

Flip-flopping restrictions. New sub-variants. Never-ending uncertainty. These are the parameters that have defined our lives for two years. It’s normal to feel stressed out and unsafe nowadays, yet it does…
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Learning inclusivity: a review of a UVic Ed Student Equity workshop

It takes a lot to make me feel uncomfortable, but being made aware of my privilege in society will certainly do the trick.
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Ten books to read about the diverse world of sex-positivity

Sex-positivity is the mindset that sex should be healthy and pleasurable for everyone. It gives people the space to empower and explore their sexuality with curiosity, not judgment or shame.…

Swiping right on virtual dating

Without the usual social scenes at Canoe Club or the Sticky Wicket in Victoria, it can be hard to create opportunities to meet new people. The pandemic has encouraged a…

Three tips for navigating relationships during university

Relationships will always have their challenges, but for students with busy schedules filled with homework, class, jobs, friends, hobbies, and everything else in between, where do we find the time…

Assessing, preventing, and managing HPV

That same mindset also applies to sex and the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), especially as restrictions are lifting — just in time for Valentine’s Day. One such STI…

Five tips for transitioning to a plant-based lifestyle

A plant-based diet is one that does not include any animal by-products. That includes foods like milk, eggs, meat, fish, and honey, as well as anything made with these ingredients.
New years resolutions list by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Avoiding the tradition of failed New Year’s resolutions

New Year's resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. So much so that one of the early references to them, from an 1883 opinion piece in the Worcester Journal, wrote "they…

These zero-proof cocktails will keep you sipping pretty all dry January

Ditch the alcohol for 2022 and try these three recipes The last thing I did before the first lockdown was buy a nice bottle of bourbon. I lingered in the…