Edwardian Baby Names: Audrey, Marjorie and Nora

The Edwardian era, though short, brought us many names that had hardly ever charted prior to the turn of the last century. Beginning in 1901 with the death of Queen Victoria, the end of this period is often disputed, but it’s assumed to have ended sometime around the First World War. Namesake King Edward VII... Continue Reading →


Sephora gift guide

Haley Sedgwick & Jessica Andersen Photo by Haley Sedgwick We decided to check out the best selling products at Sephora this holiday season, to create our own shopping guide for those looking for gift ideas, or to just try a new look over the break! Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face palettes (The Estee... Continue Reading →

Vanity sizing: does it measure up?

In American Eagle, you’re a size 12. In Old Navy, you’re a small and in H&M, you’re a completely different size again. If you experience this problem while shopping, you’re not alone. In fact, since the 1930s, sizes have changed drastically. A size-12 dress sold at Sears in 1937 was measured as a bust size... Continue Reading →

More stores are shutting their doors

(Submitted photo) Aeropostale, Macy’s, GAP, HMV, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Sears and JCPenney – all of these retail stores have something in common: store closures. With online shopping becoming the go-to for consumers these days, it’s not surprising that retail outlets are falling by the wayside. A survey conducted annually by comScore and UPS found that consumers... Continue Reading →

ASF #1: Darcie vs. Darcey vs. Darcy

I created a series of graphs comparing popularity of different spelling variations of names in England and Wales over a 10 year period. This is the first of these graphs, comparing Darcie, Darcey and Darcy, all of which rank in the E&W top 100 currently.

Remembering 2007

Hip huggers, denim miniskirts with cropped leggings, frosted lip gloss and chunky highlights in your hair – 2007 was quite a year. It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Tobey Maguire last donned his blue and red Spidey tights, 10 years of high schoolers everywhere “cranking that” with Soulja Boy, and... Continue Reading →

If you go with GO

It’s September and you’re travelling home from college for the weekend. Asking your parents for a ride can cost $40 or more. Using a system like Megabus may be cost effective at about $14 a trip, but, from St. Catharines, Megabus only reaches areas within the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton, leaving some students stranded... Continue Reading →

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