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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11 Canadian Women Who Were 'Firsts' In Their Fields

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 2:54 PM

Women in Canada have come a long way.

Although most Canadian women didn't get the right to vote until 1921 (women of colour and aboriginals didn't get to vote until the late 1940s and 1960, respectively), the early Canadian feminists of our time strived to make...

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#BeingAsian Is A Hashtag That's Too Real For Many Of Us

(2) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 10:50 AM

Once in a while Twitter users will come up with a hashtag that reflects so many people's everyday lives.

On Tuesday, notes, Asians across the Twitter world took up the hashtag #BeingAsian to highlight some of the hilarious truths about having an Asian background and some...

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The Queen Only Has Jokes At Her First Post-Brexit Appearance

(2) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 1:29 PM

Her Majesty is all about the jokes lately.

Queen Elizabeth II made her first public appearance since Britain voted to leave the European Union last week and spoke to Northern Irish politician Martin McGuiness in Belfast, People reports.

"Hello! Are you well?," McGuiness asked the 90-year-old...

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Weight Lost: This Edmonton Mom Of 4 Dropped 142 Pounds For Her Kids

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 5:12 PM

Who: Shannon Mozak
City: Edmonton
Age: 37

By The Numbers: 335 pounds at my heaviest, currently at 193 pounds, for a total weight loss of 142 pounds.

The Weight Gain: As a child I was always the heavy kid. Some of my earliest memories include being teased...

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This Couple's NYT Wedding Article Is Giving Twitter A Major Headache

(5) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 12:54 PM

They've been described as everything from "exhausting" to "pretentious" to even "insufferable."

Nathaniel Peters and Barbara Jane Sloan, the subject of a recent article in the New York Times' Vows section is causing a Twitter frenzy after the couples' um, unique, story is going viral for...

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Beyonce And Kendrick Lamar Give BET Awards The Performance Of A Lifetime

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2016 | 10:58 AM

Now here's a performance we're going to be talking about for many years to come.

Beyonce surprised audiences by kicking off the 2016 BET Awards with an unannounced show with rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Performing "Freedom" off of Bey's "Lemonade" album, the duo took over a water-filled stage (similar to...

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British Columbia Camping: 17 Majestic Sites Across The Province

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 5:15 PM

You're not just camping among the mountains in beautiful British Columbia — at many sites, you're as close to the ocean as you can get in Canada.

The province has several types of parks (including award-winning Stanley Park), according to tourism site Hello BC; national ones include the...

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Sweet Potato Toast: The Latest Way To Make Gluten-Free Sandwiches

(3) Comments | Posted June 24, 2016 | 11:21 AM

Put down that slice of bread because this summer, it's going to be all about sweet potato toast.

The so-called trend, which is popping on up blogs and Instagram, is simply replacing bread with slices of sweet potato as toast. Yes, you actually can toast a piece of sweet...

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This Is How Much A Best Friend Is Probably Costing You

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 3:56 PM

You'd never want to put a price on friendship (nor should you), but when you think about how much you're spending with your friends, it tends to add up.

According to a new infographic by U.K.-based loan provider Amigo Loans, the average cost of friendship can reach...

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James Corden And Anna Kendrick Sing Through An Epic Love Story

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 11:15 AM

Some love stories have a very predictable narrative, but if you're James Corden and Anna Kendrick, it's anything but ordinary.

Singing through an epic love tale on a segment of the "The Late Late Show with James Corden," the TV host and "Pitch Perfect" actress go through some...

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40th Birthday Gifts: 25 Ideas The Woman In Your Life Will Love

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 3:39 PM

Turning the big 4-0 shouldn't be scary — in fact, it's a time in your life when you're well into your career, have a good support system and can splurge on yourself if you so desire.

If your family member, partner or friend is celebrating her 40th birthday this...

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Honeymoon Destination Ideas In Canada: 20 Romantic Getaways

(9) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 1:32 PM

Forget the tropical beaches and mountain-top hideaways — there are plenty of romantic getaways right here at home.

From private cabins in British Columbia to gorgeous lakeside views out East to the busy city life in Quebec, Canada can easily be your next honeymoon (or anniversary) destination.

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Anton Yelchin's Cause Of Death Revealed By Coroner

(15) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 11:30 AM

Following the tragic death of actor Anton Yelchin over the weekend, the cause of his death has now been confirmed by the coroner's office.

People magazine reports that the 27-year-old "Star Trek" actor died of blunt traumatic asphyxia, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office....

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James Corden And Selena Gomez Ride A Roller Coaster For Carpool Karaoke

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 11:30 AM

It's one thing to do karaoke in a car, but it's another thing to do it while sitting in a roller coaster.

On the latest segment of carpool karaoke by James Corden of the "The Late Late Show with James Corden," the TV host picked up singer...

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Australian Woman Finds A Bunch Of Frogs In Her Toilet After Flood

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2016 | 11:42 AM

Imagine lifting your toilet seat to find this.

According to a now-viral post on Imgur posted on Sunday, an Australian woman had found 37 (well, we counted 37) frogs in her toilet after a recent flood.

Posted by Reddit user everything-idiotic, some of the comments about the...

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15 Of The Most Stunning Camping Sites In Alberta

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 4:24 PM

There's nothing like camping among Alberta's ancient mountain tops and breathtaking blue lakes — you truly feel like you're one with nature.

With five major national parks including Banff (Canada's first national park) and Jasper (submerged within the Canadian Rockies), the province's camping sites have everything from challenging trails...

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Oprah Winfrey Still Indulges In Bread And Wine After Losing 30 Pounds

(4) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 11:56 AM

There's nothing like a celebrity getting candid, especially when they're talking about their love affair with carbs and alcohol.

In an interview with Us Weekly for her new upcoming drama, "Greenleaf," on OWN, Oprah Winfrey told the magazine she still has an obsession with bread.

"There is...

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Adding 'Traffic Lights' To Menus Means Consuming Fewer Calories: Study

(3) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 12:19 PM

While some restaurants in Ontario will start posting calories on menus in 2017, a new study suggests a simple traffic light beside food items will steer you to make healthier choices.

According to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, adding

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Toronto's Wexford Collegiate Students Want To Bring 'Hamilton' To Canada

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 5:13 PM

It's one thing to memorize the lyrics of popular musicals like "Hamilton," but it's another thing to put together a whole production, costumes and all.

For Toronto's Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts, a public arts school located in the city's east end of Scarborough, performing the musical for...

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9 Oral Sex Tips For All Types Of Oral Sex Lovers

(14) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 2:52 PM

Whether you're not sure what the best technique for oral sex is or you're just looking for a new way to do it, it's time to switch up your game for even more orgasms.

"Oral sex is deeply intimate and despite being extremely common, it maintains a degree of...

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