Arti Patel
Arti Patel is an editor at the Huffington Post Canada covering lifestyle and viral content. A 2011 Ryerson University journalism grad, she generally covers health, women's issues, food, relationships, trends and coverage around diversity. Follow her on Twitter @artipatel
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South Asians Really Need To Stop Saying The N-Word

(11) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 4:56 PM

born and raised

I can't even count how many times I've heard the n-word used by a South Asian person.

Growing up in the City of Toronto and attending schools with racially diverse people, I don't think I really started noticing the use of...

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How Black Canadians Feel When You Say The N-Word

(28) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 3:52 PM

It's not just a word.

The n-word has roots dating to a Latin word meaning black and over the years, especially in countries like the United States, it was used as an oppressive and derogatory term and perpetuated stereotypes of black people as being "lazy," "dirty," and "worthless,"...

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Male Gym Rats May Have Less Active Sex Lives: Study

(2) Comments | Posted February 24, 2017 | 11:26 AM

Fellas, all that huffing and puffing at the gym may be hurting your sex life.

According to a recent study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise by the University of North Carolina, men who exercise vigorously may have a low libido, the...

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The He/She Project Shows The Challenges And Triumphs Of Being Openly Gay

(1) Comments | Posted February 23, 2017 | 4:02 PM

Daniel Pillai was raised to believe he had one clear path: He would be the perfect South Asian man and meet and marry the perfect South Asian woman.

And as a child of immigrants growing up in a South Asian community, steering away from this path isn't always easy...

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1 Out Of 5 Parents Apparently Aren't Having Sex: Survey

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2017 | 12:29 PM

Between careers, housework and keeping up with the children, some parents just aren't finding time for pleasure.

According to a recent survey by U.K.-based campaign Expectation vs. Reality, one out of five parents don't have sex, Parents magazine reports.

The magazine notes 31 per...

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13 Feminist Quotes That Will Inspire You

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2017 | 11:30 AM

Sometimes we just need some inspiration.

In the video above, 13 women — from activists to poets to former First Lady Michelle Obama — share some powerful messages about women's rights and equality.

"Strong men — men who are truly role models — don't need to put...

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Blogger's Eczema Post Reminds Us Social Media Shows Off 'The Good'

(1) Comments | Posted February 22, 2017 | 11:59 AM

We all fall into the ugly habit of believing everything we see on social media is real life.

And for many of us, this means scrolling through images of clear skin, flawless makeup and bodies that appear perfect. But British-based fitness blogger Carys Gray wants to debunk...

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Super Practical Sex Positions Everyone Can Try At Home

(6) Comments | Posted February 21, 2017 | 3:23 PM

Well, it doesn't get any more practical than this.

In a parody on sex positions, GQ made a new video showing so-called "practical" sex positions everyone should try at home.

And hey, if you can master any of these moves, we salute you.

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Drake To The Grammys: 'Hotline Bling' Is Not A Rap Song

(10) Comments | Posted February 21, 2017 | 2:33 PM

He may not have attended the 59th Grammy Awards last week, but Drake still has plenty to say.

The Canadian artist won two Grammys for his 2016 hit "Hotline Bling," in the categories of Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song.

But as the 30-year-old points out, his...

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Angelina Jolie Opens Up About 'Difficult' Divorce From Brad Pitt

(1) Comments | Posted February 21, 2017 | 11:01 AM

Angelina Jolie is finally opening up about her split from Brad Pitt.

Speaking to BBC World News on Monday about her new film "First They Killed My Father," which she directed, the 41-year-old actress said the divorce process has been "difficult."

“I don’t want to say very...

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Some Of The Coolest People To Come Out Of Hamilton

(42) Comments | Posted February 17, 2017 | 4:19 PM

There's quite the talent brewing in The Hammer.

Hamilton, a city in Ontario just west of Toronto, is home to some of the country's mega talent, especially in the world of comedy and sports.

In 2016, the Toronto Star noted the city was "having a moment,"...

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Couples Candidly (And Hilariously) Talk About The First Time They Had Sex

(3) Comments | Posted February 17, 2017 | 10:30 AM

Oh, this is good.

In the video above by Cut, several couples openly talk about the first time they had sex together. And not only do these lovebirds get super detailed for five minutes, they have some pretty hilarious stories, too.

"I think he kicked the...

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PSA To People On Dating Sites, Don't Start Messages Like This

(11) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 4:41 PM

Fellas, pay attention.

If you want to start a conversation with someone on a dating site, whatever your intentions are, you probably don't want to start it like this:

In an Instagram post by user heididianeolsen, it is clear what Tinder user "Evan" wanted out of...

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Trans Artist Vivek Shraya's Film 'I Want To Kill Myself' Makes A Bold Statement

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2017 | 11:09 AM

Her message is hard to swallow.

Forget cake and presents, for her 36th birthday on Wednesday, Toronto-based trans artist Vivek Shraya released a film and essay like no other.

Titled, "I want to kill myself," the short film takes viewers into a whirlwind of emotions; the...

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What Does Cisgender Mean?

(7) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 12:01 PM

You've probably heard and seen the word cisgender, but what does it actually mean?

Coined in the '90s, the term was originally used to complement the term transgender.

The Oxford Dictionary defines the term as: "Denoting or relating to a person whose self-identity conforms with the gender that corresponds to...

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7 Signs Your Best Friend Is Toxic

(5) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 11:55 AM

When you're friends with someone for a long period of time, it can be hard to let go of that friendship.

But sometimes friends don't always act like friends, and at some point, they could be doing more damage than good.

In the video above by Real Simple,...

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Asthma Sufferers Have A Hard Time Having Sex: Survey

(3) Comments | Posted February 15, 2017 | 11:34 AM

Good sex is all about proper breathing, but when you suffer from asthma, it can get in the way of pleasure.

According to a recent survey by Asthma U.K., two-thirds (68 per cent) of participants said their sex lives have been affected by their condition, the BBC...

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5 Female Role Models Your Children Can Look Up To

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2017 | 1:01 PM

In the world of celebrities and social media stars, it can be difficult to find role models for young children.

But the ladies below are leaders in their communities — outspoken when it comes to issues of women's rights and equality — and all can be considered some of...

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These Women In Their 60s Are Still Having Great Sex

(5) Comments | Posted February 14, 2017 | 11:45 AM

Your body may be changing in your 60s, but it doesn't mean your need for pleasure is, too.

In the video above by Refinery 29, several women get candid (and we mean candid) about the wonders of having sex in your 60s, and all the orgasms that come...

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Eating Fruits Like Blueberries Will Help You Lose Weight: Study

(1) Comments | Posted February 14, 2017 | 11:07 AM

In a perfect world, we should be able to eat mountains of junk food and never gain weight. And as one study indicates, eating more food can result in weight loss, it just means you need to eat the right type of food.

According to a recent study by Harvard...

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