Category: Thoughts and Lifehacks

StartupFest Kicks-Off in Montreal This Week!

Techie aficionados, investors and entrepreneurs alike are eagerly awaiting the kick-off to the highly anticipated StartupFest in Montreal. This year’s agenda is looking to be especially dynamic with a host of speakers and guests working on some of the most…

Hammered and/or empty fridge?

I remember clearly, as it was yesterday. The first time I moved out on my own: it was not summer, it was cold and rainy.  I didn’t know how to cook back then and my first grocery consisted of a…

6 + 12 + 1989 = 14

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre. Marc Lepine went on his anti-feminism suicide mission at around 5 pm on December 6th 1989, killing 14 women, physically injuring over 10 others and leaving a psychological mark on countless other…

How to apply the 4 rules of improv to everyday life

In Bossypants, Tina Fey explains why the rules of theatrical improv can help get you ahead in your career. But what if these rules were applied to your day-to-day life? Lynn Dell from the fashion blog Advanced Style said “You…

Fun With Internet Scams

Like most young writers, I am constantly scouring the internet for supplemental income. Turning on the news, reading any click bait or just sitting around coffee shops listening to pretentious folk talk about their iPads in the past few years…

Answering the Dreaded Question: “So, Where Are You From?”

Step 1, internal sigh. Step 2, assessing the askee and their agenda. Step 3, choosing the appropriate spiel. For a number of years now, I’ve decided to identify as a person with various cultural identities. Honestly, I just don’t know…

Webless Magic: A Spidey Feature

Bedros “Spidey” Akkelian is displaying a handful of traffic tickets.  He has received said tickets during a hypnotism experiment, attempting to pull the wool over an officer’s eyes after intentionally running a stop sign.  It doesn’t always work.  He burns a stop sign…

Unidentified Objects and Montreal

In the mid 1990’s, the internet found itself.  And I found MUFON.  This was the Mutual UFO Network, for people who believed that the truth was, indeed, out there and they’d seen it.  At the time, the website was MUFON.org…

How to Osheaga Effectively

Every year, we all wait, we all hope that this year’s line up will be better than the last. Every year though, the lineup is almost unnecessary, as throngs of Montrealers act nonchalant and underwhelmed, always expecting someone better, because,…

Are Tiny Houses Coming To Montreal?

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Tiny.  The movie follows a couple in their attempt to build a tiny house without any building experience, relying only on Youtube videos to guide them (Or at least that what it looked…