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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Maintain Weight Loss: One Woman's Daily Battle To Not Slip Into Old Habits

(7) Comments | Posted July 26, 2016 | 11:37 AM

In this new weight maintenance series, we interview some of our Lost It participants who have previously shared their successful weight loss stories. In this series, we revisit some of their fitness and eating habits, and find out how they really keep up with maintaining their new bodies...

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Caribbean Food Is Pretty Healthy, But Here's How To Make It Healthier

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 12:44 PM

Food in the Caribbean is diverse from island to island and while most chefs will tell you Caribbean cuisine is healthy for the most part, there are small ways to make it even healthier.

"Most Caribbean [people] will take a conscious approach and say, 'Yes, our food is healthy.' Science...

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16 Parks In Yukon, NWT And Nunavut For Adventurous Camping

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2016 | 3:15 PM

If you're a thrill seeker, adventurous camper or just looking for a new destination to add to your Canadian bucket list, camping in our great North is the answer.

Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut are home to some breathtaking national and territorial parks ideal for an experienced camper, but...

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Michelle Obama, James Corden And Missy Elliott Jam Out Hardcore On Carpool Karaoke

(29) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 9:59 AM

Now this is how you do carpool karaoke right.

On Tuesday, the host of the "The Late Late Show with James Corden" released a one-minute clip teasing one of the best carpool karaoke segments (in our eyes anyway) of all time.

Teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama herself, Corden and FLOTUS jam out to the likes of Stevie Wonder and of course, Queen Beyoncé. But there are a few things we learn about the 52-year-old Harvard Law grad right away: she has a great sense of humour, she knows all the words to "Single Ladies" (and the moves) and her Secret Service code name is "Renaissance." (The President's code name is "Renegade.")

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"For me they just came up with [the code name] and were like, 'Do you like it?' and I was like, 'Whatever,'" she says in the clip above. She also gives Corden a tasty code name as well.

The two also sing "This Is For My Girls," a track that was inspired by Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative. One of the artists on the track included rapper Missy Elliott... who just happens to hop in the car at the right verse.


The trio jam out to Elliott's other popular hit "Get Ur Freak On," which turns out to be one of our favourite karaoke sessions of all time.

Watch the full 14 minute glorious clip above.


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Mila Kunis Opens Up About Why She Never Married Macaulay Culkin

(12) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 12:48 PM

They dated 15 years ago (seriously, we can't believe it either), but in a recent interview, actress Mila Kunis finally tells us why she never tied the knot with actor Macaulay Culkin.

The "That '70s Show" actress first dated the "Home Alone" star in 2001 when they were both...

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James Corden And Michelle Obama (Yes, Seriously) Team Up For Carpool Karaoke

(4) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 10:45 AM

It may be a one-minute clip, but we already see this carpool karaoke segment with Michelle Obama and James Corden to be one of our favourites of all time.

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” released a mini teaser for an upcoming singing session with the First Lady. While...

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Here's Every Damn Detail About This Kim vs. Taylor vs. Kanye Drama

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 2:09 PM

By now, you've either fully grasped or somewhat glanced over the biggest celebrity feud of 2016: Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian vs. Kanye West. But for those of you who are lost, here are the details you need to know about, before jumping to conclusions.

In February rapper Kanye West...

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Gwyneth Paltrow And Chris Martin Are Officially Divorced

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 11:48 AM

After two years of "conscious uncoupling," Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are finally divorced.

According to People magazine, Paltrow, 43 and Martin, 39, reached a divorce settlement in May which was brought to a Los Angeles courthouse last week.

"The couple have entered into a written agreement...

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Saskatchewan Camping: 13 Wonderful Parks In The Prairies

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 1:42 PM

Fall asleep under the stars or go hiking through some of Canada's most epic trails — when you're camping in the province of Saskatchewan, it's more than just visiting a national or provincial park.

The province's two national parks — Prince Albert and Grasslands — are not only suitable...

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Amy Schumer Reveals Her First Sexual Experience Wasn't Consensual Or 'Good'

(8) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 11:47 AM

Amy Schumer is opening up about a disturbing sexual incident that happened to her in her past.

The 35-year-old comedian revealed to writer Allison Glock for Marie Claire's August issue that her first sexual experience was not a good one.

"I didn't think about it until I...

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Solo Travel: 12 Destinations Perfect For Travelling Alone

(2) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 10:22 AM

The idea of packing your bags and boarding a flight alone can make some people anxious, but for people who love to travel solo, exploring a new space by yourself can be rewarding.

"There are so many options today for the solo traveller be it a cruise or a...

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Tim Hortons Launches Bottled Iced Capps Because Everyone's Melting

(12) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 11:31 AM

If you've always wanted to put a cap on your Iced Capp, the day is finally here.

On Wednesday, coffee-giant Tim Hortons announced the arrival of new bottled Iced Capps at major grocery stores across Canada. The coffee-based drink will feature (Canadian) milk, creamy coffee, and of...

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Weight Lost: How One Toronto Woman Dropped 130 Pounds

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 2:53 PM

Who: Melissa Kesselring
Occupation: Office manager
City: Toronto
Age: 37

By The Numbers: 285 pounds at my heaviest, currently at 155 pounds, for a total weight loss of 130 pounds.

The Weight Gain: I have been struggling with my weight since I was a child. My...

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Director Of New 'Tarzan' Film Cuts Out Gay Scene Because It Was 'Odd'

(6) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 11:58 AM

The director of the new summer blockbuster "The Legend of Tarzan" recently revealed he cut a gay scene from the film.

Speaking to the U.K.'s The Times, David Yates said he wasn't sure how the audience would respond to a scene where actor Christoph Waltz kisses...

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Best Restaurants In Toronto That Aren't Vegetarian, For Vegetarians

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 2:55 PM

Being a vegetarian in Toronto isn't limiting when it comes to dining. With vegetarian restaurants that offer everything from breakfast to fancy dinners to every day lunch meals, the city has a diverse list of veg-only spots.

But when you're out with you co-workers or friends or a partner...

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This Woman's Incredible Weight Loss Time-Lapse Video Is Mesmerizing

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 12:54 PM

In a blink of an eye, this woman's body completely changes shape from top to bottom.

31-year-old Justine McCabe of Los Angeles documented losing 124 pounds in a year on her Tumblr page and took selfies every day to prove it, the Daily Mail reports.

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Beyonce Releases Powerful Statement Following Tragic Shootings Of Two Black Men

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2016 | 11:05 AM

Beyonce released a powerful statement about the "robberies" of black lives and the violence currently going on in the U.S. on her website.

The 34-year-old "Freedom" singer's response on Thursday follows two recent tragic deaths of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, who were both...

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New Oxford Dictionary Words In 2016 Include 'LMAO,' 'Glamping,' And 'Hockey Mom'

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 12:54 PM

They are words a majority of us have been saying and texting for the past few years.

"LMAO" (laughing my ass off), "LMFAO" (laughing my f**king ass off), "ROLF" (rolling on the floor laughing), and even "glamping" (glam camping) have finally been added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)...

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Best Bras For Big Boobs: 8 Bras Worth The Investment

(5) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 5:13 PM

Finding a good bra is one thing, but when you are big-busted, finding a bra that properly fits is a whole other ballgame.

The days of fitting into cheap bras at La Senza or Victoria's Secret are of the past, and women with large busts...

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Using Lube During Oral Sex Makes Everything More Pleasurable: Expert

(17) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 4:39 PM

With so much focus on saliva during oral sex, one sex expert says there's another liquid you should be thinking about: lube.

According to sexologist and author Jessica O’Reilly of The New Sex Bible, your oral sex game will change if you use the wet stuff.


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