Floor plans for your tiny house on wheels (photos)

Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of the tiny house movement is mobility. Many tiny homes can be built on a trailer, which allows for easy transportation from one place to another. A tiny house on wheels allows those…

Study shows that having a dog can protect your child from allergies and obesity

BY: DUSTIN BATTY Dogs have long been considered “man’s best friend,” the best non-human companion that any human could ask for. Indeed, animal studies scholar Donna Haraway describes the intricacies of the human-dog relationship in her Companion Species Manifesto, explaining…

Luxury trends are shifting as people become more self-aware and eco-conscious 

BY: JAMES HALE  Luxury. It’s a phrase that, for many, conjures images of extravagance: Growling sports cars, champagne in hot tubs, caviar, and priceless jewelry all spring to mind. For centuries, the basic concept of what luxury is has remained…

This bike shop will let you trade in your old car for a new electric bike

BY: PHILIPPE DE JOCAS We love our cars. From the day that the first Model T’s rolled off the assembly line, the Western world has developed a long love affair with the four-wheeled chariot of the people. Our love of…

How to fall in love with #HostelLife

My first night in a hostel I was 19, in Guatemala, thinking I had no idea what I had gotten myself into, and that I really needed a drink. So much has changed over the last 4 years. From being…

Inside one man’s motorcycle road trip across Asia and South America

BY: ADAM THRUSH What do Che Guevara and Tim Allen’s character in 2007’s Wild Hogs have in common? Still can’t think of anything? The answer: motorcycle road trips! They are some of the few things that possess the quintessential “cool”…

Naked and asleep: why sleeping nude is best

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Let it hang between the sheets. In fact, why cover at all? A recent study shows that uninhibited (that’s one way of putting it) sleepers enjoy more perks of life. In fact, they’re also wealthier than pyjama-wearing snobs.…

Women prefer good looks to personality, according to new study

BY: NADIA ZAIDI I have to say, nothing beats a good sense of humour. Nothing. Err, okay, maybe a nice head of hair and a chiselled jawline that rivals any Gillette model. Does this make me superficial? Nope. Apparently I’m…

The SPARCC initiative plans to reverse urban inequality

BY: ELIJAH BASSETT The mainstream discussion surrounding health care tends to centre around the very obvious related issues: emergency room wait times, access to health insurance, wait lists for life-saving procedures, and so on.  There’s no doubt that these are…

Tiny house designs: Life Hacks

Perhaps one of the most important – and the most fun – parts of building your own tiny house is designing the interior. Not only is this where you get a chance to express and showcase your own personal style,…

Tiny home quotes: 12 inspiring tiny house quotes

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  The mantra of the rapidly-growing tiny house movement is simply, “Less is more.”  People downsize, not necessarily because they can’t afford the “luxury” of a condo or a 3-storey house in the suburbs, – although the costs…

Safety apps: Top 5 apps for safer travel

BY: LISA MICHAELS  These days, travel is a part of many people’s everyday life. Whether it’s for business or pleasure the important thing is to always stay safe. There are always ways you can be cautious by using your wits,…

Stuck in a rut? 6 tips to help you get out

BY: JILL PHILLIPS  There comes a time in the life of nearly every human being when you start to wonder where (or even if) your life is going. You’re stuck in a rut and things seem meaningless – just the…

Fully-nude body positivity workshops helped me get over my body insecurities (NSFW)

BY: JESSICA BEUKER “Everybody get naked.” I glance around the room as nine women—nine strangers—start to take off their clothes. I apprehensively do the same. Heads are bowed towards the floor as we all silently lift our shirts. I glance…

This new genre of video games explores small and unique cultures that are on the brink of extinction 

BY: DUSTIN BATTY Many Native American peoples are witnessing the tragic decline of their culture as less and less of them grow up learning the traditional language, and some of the elder storytellers are unable to share their knowledge and…

This infographic maps out the 8 best road trips to take in North America

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Ask just about anyone who’s ever been on one – there is nothing better than a good ol’ fashioned road trip. Normally the thought of being stuck in a cramped vehicle for 15 hours at a time…

These Fitness Centres Give A New Meaning To “Workout”

You know what they say: find a gym you like and you’ll never work out a day in your life. A cheeky edit of the original saying concerning work, only 49% of Americans over the age of 18 met the…

Why we should all be practicing Friluftsliv – Norway’s philosophy of getting back to nature

BY: KIRSTEN POWLEY  By now we all know that Scandinavia has it down when it comes to happiness and society values. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Danes, notably the happiest people in the world according…

These cringe-worthy pimple popping videos are disgustingly good and it’s totally normal to think so

BY: BROOKLYN PINHEIRO If you’re listening to Justin Timberlake’s Sexy Back while watching tweezers extract a squishy substance from an outlined piece of flesh, there’s a good chance you’re stuck in the worm hole that is Dr.Pimple Popper videos. Dr.…

This Alaskan woman built a beautiful tiny home in the forest and is offering the plans for free

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  The tiny house movement is growing. As more and more people switch to the innovative and environmentally-friendly homes they, in turn, become cheaper and easier to construct. DIY blogger and stay-at-home mom, Ana White, has built a…