Jessica Stewin

A natural state of struggling

Suicide is generally a taboo subject. It’s hard to bring it up and when someone experiences such a brutal loss. The conversation consists of stumbling…


That’s hot!

Fat was once sexy. A full figure meant you could afford to eat and was thus a symbol of wealth. You likely wouldn’t imagine a…


Bringing home the bacon

Just hearing the word pig, we draw up images of mud-covered little oinkers making a mess on a farm somewhere. We likely would not think…


The Christmas push

Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier every year. Maybe it’s the looming credit card debt, the need to start shopping, the list of gifts…


Text this!

Ontario is the most recent province to implement laws to prevent drivers from texting, dialing or talking on their mobile phone while driving. The new…


Stuck in a pit of pessimism

In Judith Timson’s review of Bright-sided by Barbara Ehrenreich for the Globe and Mail, she describes the book as a slamming of persistent promotion of…


Well isn’t that neat!

The clear liquor you sipped from your water bottle in high school is more versatile than you thought! Just Google “uses for vodka” and you…