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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25 Mimosa Recipes For Summer Brunch

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 2:54 PM

If you're a fan of brunch like we are, it's fair to say mimosas with OJ and bubbly can get kind of dull.

Of course, we're always fans of the classic, but with summer around the corner, it's time to take your basic mimosa to the next level. With different...

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This Laundry Detergent Ad From China Is Pretty Damn Racist

(19) Comments | Posted May 27, 2016 | 11:17 AM

How did this even happen?

A new ad from Chinese detergent brand Qiaobi has to be the most racist ads of 2016. In the video above, a young woman is seen seducing a black man, who's painting in her home, only to trap him in a washing machine...

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7 Healthy South Asian Food Swaps That Still Taste Delicious

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2016 | 4:51 PM

If you're a fan of greasy onion pakoras or sweet, sweet jalebi, it doesn't mean you can't find healthy alternatives that still taste great.

Registered dietitian Robin Arora-Desilet of Radnut says if there is one downfall of the South Asian diet, it would have to be the...

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20 Margarita Recipes To Drink For The Rest Of Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 5:30 PM

Margaritas don't have to be frozen and full of lime. If anything, this is one cocktail that really let's you experiment with flavours and ingredients.

From mango jalapeno margaritas to watermelon margaritas on the rocks to even frozen strawberry margaritas with Sriracha (yes, Sriracha), we've rounded up some margaritas...

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Indigenous Mom-Son Duo Graduate From UBC Just One Day Apart

(9) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 1:52 PM

Randy once scrubbed toilets, while his single mother raised seven children in East Vancouver. On Saturday, the two will become university graduates together.

Randy Robinson, 31, will be graduating from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, while his mother Jocelyne Robinson will...

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24 Toast Recipes That Go Beyond Boring PB&Js

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 10:31 AM

Whether you need a quick breakfast idea or a party appetizer, toast is the answer.

During the month of May, TOAST, a weekend pop-up shop in Toronto's Distillery District, will be serving up toast will all kinds of toppings and spreads. But if you don't live in...

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Chewbacca Mask Lady Can't Stop Laughing With James Corden, J.J. Abrams

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2016 | 10:43 AM

This woman's laugh is seriously contagious.

In a hilarious skit for the "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Monday, the now-famous Chewbacca mask mom (or Candace Payne) attempted to give the host a ride to work.

And in true Chewbacca mask nature (seriously, you...

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How To Keep A Pitcher Of Beer Cold

(4) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 1:47 PM

Warm weather is one thing, but warm beer? That's a no-no.

If you're planning a BBQ or potluck for the long weekend, this easy party trick will make you the most popular person in sight. In the video above by Howcast, we learn how to easily keep a pitcher...

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French Bulldog Shows Us The Most Amazing Way To Eat Watermelons

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 11:25 AM

Turns out we've been eating watermelons wrong this whole time.

In an ideal world, we too would like to be tiny enough to fit inside a watermelon and just eat our way through, but in the meantime, we'll just live though this tiny French bulldog.


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Drake On Ellen Talks Rihanna, Hooking Up With A Fan And Gets Pranked

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 1:19 PM

It's a rare sight to see Drake doing candid interviews, but on a recent episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the Canadian superstar let it all out.

On Wednesday's segment, the 29-year-old Toronto native sat down with DeGeneres to talk about everything from his friendship with Rihanna (yes, we...

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35 Great Canadian Road Trips For Summer

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 12:29 PM

Summer is just around the corner and with a long weekend coming up, it's the perfect excuse to hit the road.

For quick mini-vacations, staycations and day trips, hitting the road with your pals, family or partner and exploring what our vast land has to offer is one way...

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Birthday Gifts For Her For Spring And Summer

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 11:34 AM

The sun's out and if you have a birthday girl to celebrate this summer, it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift.

If you're shopping for a girlfriend, wife, mom or a best friend this summer, we've rounded up some of our favourite gifts appropriate for the season....

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Weight Lost: How A Young Teacher Lost Almost 80 Pounds

(9) Comments | Posted May 17, 2016 | 10:35 AM

Who: Layal Semaan
Occupation: Teacher
Age: 26
City: Toronto

Total weight lost: 78 pounds and counting.

What was your weight like growing up as a kid?

I always carried a few extra pounds around. I was never the athletic type.

When and how did...

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The Queen Celebrated Her 90th Birthday With 900 Horses, Celebrities And Family

(3) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 4:14 PM

The Queen may have turned 90 almost a month ago, but the official celebration didn't happen until this past weekend.

In an elaborate birthday party (yes, we're going to call this a party) like no other, Queen Elizabeth II was joined by 1,500 performers, 900 horses and members of...

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Justin Bieber Spotted At Tim Hortons In Montreal

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 1:50 PM

Justin Bieber just loves being Canadian.

Spotted (well, Snapchat-ed) at a Montreal Tim Hortons over the weekend, a short video of the Biebs in action was posted on Instagram by user optimistinopposition. According to the Instagram user, Bieber was at a Timmies at René-Lévesque Boulevard, in front...

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28 Radish Recipes Featuring Salad, Cake And More For Summer

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 9:31 AM

It's crunchy raw and can be salty pickled: radishes are one of the most versatile spring ingredients.

For types, you can experiment with everything from daikon to watermelon radishes to the cherry belle radishes (the red ones you see all the time).

If you're not a fan of...

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Amal Clooney's Birthday Gift To George Is Something You Would Give Your Dad

(11) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 1:58 PM

When you're a celebrity and basically have everything, it's always nice to hear about gifts that are somewhat basic.

George Clooney, who turned 55 on May 6, revealed he received an unusual gift from his wife Amal Clooney.

"We have a beautiful front lawn at our house in...

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10 Delicious Ways To Cook With Hot Peppers

(1) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 1:48 PM

If you can handle the heat, adding hot peppers to a meal will give you an instant flavour boost.

From jalapenos to chili powder to dried habanero (watch out for the burn) adding small amounts of spice to your soups, curries or sauces is a great way to add...

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Slutty Book Club: Two Pals Take On Feminism, Literary Classics And Kim Kardashian

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 11:16 AM

It started out as a comedic connection at a local stand-up show and ended in a digital friendship like no other.

Sara Starkman and Nikki Saltz first met at Saltz's stand-up show in Toronto and soon began discussing a web series about feminism, literature and well, sluts.


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I Wasn't Always A Proud 'Curry Scented Bitch'

(14) Comments | Posted May 11, 2016 | 5:54 PM

Rapper Azealia Banks' racist and homophobic comments towards former One Direction member Zayn Malik may have just started the fire, but South Asian women on social media are keeping that flame going.

After an initial Instagram post accusing Malik of copying her style in a new music...

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