At 7:01 p.m., the line went dead and I started swearing in both official languages.
Browsing: Tried That For You
Every time I pack for a trip, I hear my mom’s voice in my head. And she isn’t saying “be safe,” or other stuff moms could remind their stubborn daughter.
“I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping,” a close friend of mine confessed over the phone. “I mean, when am I supposed to go?”
In Canada, exercising is considered a requirement of responsible adulthood, much like flossing, eating your food guide serving of veggies and getting enough sleep.
Locked Up Abroad, Science Vs, Ear Hustle and Transfer (in French)—four podcasts you should listen to this fall.
We were anxiously waiting for the “fridge guys,” aka the repairmen who were about to assess the dead freezer compartment.
So, what did I buy in France this year?
Over the years, the North American experimenter attitude rubbed off on me. I don’t just give a Gallic shrug to new ideas or solution.
Whenever something feels culturally strange in North America, I learned to ask myself the following question: is this an actual thing or just a corporate money-grab excuse?
“Terrible, Thanks for Asking”, “Heavyweight”, “Homecoming” and “S-Town”. Never heard of these podcasts? This is why you should try them.
I bought a new winter parka. Now, I suspect you legitimately don’t give a damn…
A child abduction case, a murder on an island, investigative journalism and inspired entrepreneurs: I have a great podcast recommendation for every taste!
I keep on thinking about that strange night and my reaction. At what point are you supposed to call the police or call for help? Have you ever dialled 911?
The joke is on me now—I have just flown with literally two kilos of salt in my luggage.
A year after my first article on podcasts, I’m still hooked to this media format.
Maybe I’m getting old or terribly bourgeoise but I’m starting to appreciate a bit of luxury in my life.
You know what’s cool with tech gadgets? They fill a need you didn’t even know you had and they make you shout “wow, cool!” like a kid stumbling upon a new toy.
Not feeling well? Don’t have a fancy medical degree? Don’t worry, Canada has your back. Here is a quick how-to guide on what to do if you need to see a doctor.
We’ve all experienced a few “what the hell was I thinking” moments, times were you were convinced you could totally make it work, no matter how far stretched the idea was. Or maybe that’s just me.
Occasionally, when I’m done feeling inadequate as a mother and when I’m tired to worry about the state of the world, I decide to freak out about money.
If you are commuting and wasting time stuck in traffic or waiting for the never-show-up-on-time bus, I have a solution for you: load your mobile device with awesome podcasts.
A couple of years ago, I decided to give radio another chance. Not the annoying radio stations with their pre-formatted playlists and ten-minute commercial breaks—I turned to podcasts.
“Take a look!” the esthetician encouraged me. Ah, this is why there was a big mirror on the wall. I took a look under her watchful eye, careful to strike the right balance between “appreciative of the work” and “porn-star-in-training”.
My poor dry hands are a constant reminder that winter is here, and that the season is tough on the body and the mind. I can’t do much for my spirits but eating Lindt chocolates and taking long walks when there is still light out (i.e. before 4 p.m.) and when it’s not too cold. For my body, I can buy “fixes”. Sort of.