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A bad gift isn’t the end of the Christmas experience

It’s Christmas morning. You’re sitting with your family, gathered around the Christmas tree, enjoying each other’s company. The floor is littered with gift wrapping, and the time for opening presents is coming to an end. As you take the last sip of luke-warm hot chocolate, you can feel the holiday cheer begin to fade as you realize that Christmas has […]

by Brian Phillips· · Arts and Life, Life, Uncategorized ·
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Unethical life hacks to use sparingly

University is a busy time for everyone. Students are constantly juggling school, jobs, relationships and extra-circulars, not to mention trying to figure out what to do in life once university wraps up. With the constant busyness of life, it’s no surprise that “life hacks” circulate online daily. They provide shortcuts to make everyday tasks faster, easier or more convenient. But […]

by Brian Phillips· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Bandwagoners vs new fans

Bandwagoners vs new fans

Fall is an exciting time to be a Toronto sports fan. The Blue Jays secured their wildcard spot this past weekend. The Raptors are gearing up for another season after reaching the conference finals last season. The Leafs’ exhibition games are underway with a coach who is coming hot off a win at the World Hockey Championship. The Blue Jays […]

by Brian Phillips· · Opinion ·
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Seven days of Soylent

What is it? Soylent is an all-in-one food replacement drink. Not meal replacement, but a food replacement. Creator Rob Rhinehart promises it contains all the essential nutrients the body needs to keep going. He argued that it doesn’t contain the fruits and vegetables we need, but vitamins and minerals. We don’t need bread — we need carbs. We don’t need […]

by Brian Phillips· · Features, Food, Life ·
Keurig Kold ain’t so hot

Keurig Kold ain’t so hot

Anyone who considers themselves a coffee lover is probably familiar with Keurig single-serve coffee machines. I am a big fan of them as they are quick, relatively inexpensive and practical for getting a quick on-the-go cup of java. Recently, Keurig announced a new product for a different kind of beverage lover: the Keurig Kold. This single-serve Keurig machine is similar […]

by Brian Phillips· · Opinion ·
Calling the fallacy of ads

Calling the fallacy of ads

Planting trees is not as glamorous as people believe

by Brian Phillips· · Opinion ·
Cord Weekly Update – Sept 30 2015

Cord Weekly Update – Sept 30 2015

by Brian Phillips· · Video ·