Lifestyle

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Sarah Sangha explores aromachology with Vellum Wellness
Alyssa Hirose

Life Story: Sarah Sangha knew from an early age that she wanted to be a journalist, and after earning a degree in political science from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2012 and a diploma in broadcast journalism from BCIT in 2014...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Ania Wysocka created an app, Rootd, to comfort the panic-stricken
Nick Rockel

Life Story: In her fourth year of an international relations degree at UBC, Ania Wysocka started suffering from panic attacks. For someone who had enjoyed public speaking and always saw herself working for an international organization, life became very different.

May 13, 2020
How to be your own bartender: "Quarantini" advice and a recipe
Alyssa Hirose

After nearly two months of accessing your work remotely, setting up video calls and doing every puzzle you can get your hands on, you deserve a drink. And not one of those sad high-balls crafted from the dregs of your...

May 8, 2020
How to be your own hairdresser: Cutting your bangs (with video)
Alyssa Hirose

You’ve read the DIY blogs. You’ve watched the YouTube disasters. Now it’s time to make the cut. For all the brave souls taking scissors into their own hands during this difficult time, independent senior stylist and Blanche Macdonald Hair graduate Lara...

May 5, 2020
How to be your own barista: Tips, tricks and tools of the trade
Alyssa Hirose

Crafting your own caffeinated beverage is cheaper, safer (#thanksCOVID-19) and more brag-worthy than hitting up your local café—unfortunately, it’s also a lot more daunting. Shahnee Zaver, general manager at Vancouver’s Caffe La Tana, offered us her wisdom on being our...

May 4, 2020
The ultimate not-boring household item home workout
Alyssa Hirose

Jeremy and Tara Martin, co-owners of Vancouver-based gym Loaded Athletics, have come up with a home workout that puts other routines to shame: not only will this circuit keep you fit, it will also remind you when you’re running low...

Apr 24, 2020
34F Profile: Designing Success
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + 34F Design Erica Wickes is a person who makes things happen. Whether it is climbing the ladder from college graduate to CEO or building the skills to be as diverse in business as possible, her approach is the same: have vision, step out of your comfort zone and do it...

Apr 23, 2020
How to be your own cybersecurity expert: Avoid scams, use MFA, be a hero
Alyssa Hirose

Cybercrime doesn’t make the most exciting television—the world only wants hundreds of versions of the same police procedural, apparently—but it can have a devastating impact on our everyday lives, especially with so much work now taking place online. Derek Manky...

Apr 23, 2020
Virtual school 101: 5 tips for parents with performance anxiety
Alyssa Hirose

Our homes have transformed into schools and workspaces, and the pressure is on to be as smart as Mr. White, as sweet as Miss Honey and as cool as Mr. S. A lot of parents are finding themselves more responsible...

Apr 16, 2020
How to be your own physio: Posture, stretches and managing pain
Alyssa Hirose

Move over, tennis elbow: there’s a new gang of activity-related injuries in town. I’m talking laptop neck. And trackpad hand. And kitchen chair butt. Yep, working from home has risks besides stepping on Lego or eating a week’s worth of...

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