LIFESTYLE




Is The Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library A Good Idea Or Piracy?

On March 24th The Internet Archive launched what they are calling a “National Emergency Library”, and through it they starting making 1.4 million books available for free online. Is what they are doing a good idea though? Or are they violating the authors copyright?

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Home Decor Changes To Make During Your Isolation

Let’s face it, many of us just don’t have the time to make even the most minor of changes to our homes. When we’re not working, we want to spend our time relaxing or with our families. And now that we have the time, we can’t go out to the store to get that new shade of paint or pick up that new couch we’ve had our eyes on for a long time. There are things however we can do, with the tools we have at home, and now that we have the time we can give our homes that fresh, new look we’ve been wanting.

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Patrick Stewart Set To Post A Shakespeare Sonnet On Twitter Every Day

Patrick Stewart is well known for playing Captain Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation and its spin-off Star Trek: Picard, as well as playing Professor X in the X-Men series of films, but he is also a well known Shakespearean actor. While most of the world is in isolation due to the Covid-19 virus and looking for ways to keep themselves entertained, Stewart has decided to give them another things to look forward to. He’s set to post a new reading of a Shakespeare sonnet every day until the pandemic crisis is over.

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Museums, Galleries, Concerts and Plays To Enjoy At Home

Let’s face it, being stuck at home isn’t exactly a lot of fun. Sometimes you run out of books to read or movies to watch, and you want something a little different. Thankfully we live in a time where the internet can help us out with that. From virtual tours of museums and galleries, to live concerts and plays, there are plenty of things you can do from home that you wouldn’t have been able to do even a few short years ago. Here are some of our favourites. 

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Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

A good book will stay with you once it’s done. You’ll think about it over and over, and want to talk to others about it. A truly classic book won’t fade either, and in many cases you’ll want to pick it up soon after you’ve finished it. Here are some novels that fit that mold, which everyone should read at least once in their lives.

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Coachella Is The Latest Event Postponed Due To COVID-19 Concerns

From sports, to concerts, U.S. political rallies and even film releases, events all across the globe are being cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and now the most celebrated music festival in the US has confirmed that it will not be taking place next month. Officials for Coachella released a statement yesterday that the annual event will be moving from April to October in attempts to curtail the virus outbreak.

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Home Decor Mistakes To Avoid

They say your home is your castle, and how your decorate your castle says a lot about who you are. Even so, there are some things you should avoid doing when choosing how you present your home, because not only do they give off poor signals to your guests, but they can also effect your daily mood. Here are some top things you should avoid.

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Tate Britain To Finally Exhibit Second Side Of Aubrey Beardsley’s Two-Sided Painting

Tate Britain is preparing an exhibit of Aubrey Beardsley’s work, who is considered by many to be the enfant terrible of 1890s London. As part of the exhibit, which will showcase nearly 250 drawings by the artist, is the artist’s only attempt at oil painting. As you would come to expect from Beardsley’s work, the piece is rather odd, and in this case in more ways that one.

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Fun Family March Break Travel Ideas

March Break is around the corner, which means you need to start planning some fun day trips or week long vacations to keep your children’s minds active. The problem is, finding sorting through all the possible destinations and coming up with a plan in the first place. Here are some of our top ideas for things that will be fun for the whole family.

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From The Rolling Stones To Justin Bieber, The Top Concert Tours Of 2020

There comes a time every year when you take a look at the concert listings to see who might be coming to your city. Sometimes you want to catch a purely nostalgic act, or sometimes it’s the latest big star, but typically every year has some act that you wouldn’t mind plunking down a little of your hard earned money to see. Here are some of the big names that will be touring this year.

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Author Dan Brown Set To Release Children’s Book / Classical Music Album

Dan Brown is well known as the author of The Da Vinci Code series of books. The hero of those novels is Robert Langdon, who uses a series of skills to solve ancient mysteries. The novels have been a huge hit over the years, but for the moment Brown is moving away from the series to focus on a new project that uses a different set of skills. This fall he’s set to release a children’s picture book, that will be accompanied by a classical music album. 

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The Only Child Is A Creepy Psychological Suspense Novel

Thanks to Parasite making history this year at the Oscars, the spotlight on Korean films and other works of art is stronger than ever. The most recent of these is the new novel by best-selling Korean author and screenwriter Seo Mi-ae called The Only Child.

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Spirit Talker Shawn Leonard Brings His Unique Gifts To Television

If you heaven’t heard of Shawn Leonard before, you are in for a treat. He’s a Nova Scotia-based Mi’kmaq medium who has traveled the countryside talking to people and helping them find closure with their deceased loved ones, and now he’s starring in a new 13-part TV series on APTN where he takes a journey throughout Atlantic Canada to connect more people to their loved ones in the spirit world.

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The 2020 Canadian International Autoshow Starts This Weekend

If you are looking for ideas of things to do this upcoming long weekend, one thing you may want to consider is the Canadian International Autoshow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that starts this Friday the 14th of February and runs until the 23rd. You’ll find plenty of things of interest for the whole family, and the cost of admission won’t break the bank. 

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Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Opens In Toronto On May 1st

Starting in May, Toronto will be home to a monumental Van Gogh Exhibition. The immersive, digital art experience will be making it’s world premiere in the city as it takes over 600,000 cubic feet in the heart of downtown.

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