Gillian Farber
My name is Gillian Farber and I am a 25-year-old Communications graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University. I was born in Toronto, Ontario and was brought up in Thornhill, a suburb just north of the city. Throughout my University career I was a feature writer for the Wilfrid Laurier student newspaper, The Cord. Recognized as one of Canada's most important and read student publications I wrote on a weekly basis about student life on campus. The past two years I have been teaching English in Gwangju, South Korea's sixth largest city and enjoyed myself beyond what I would have reasonably expected. I believe I have gained a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge of the world around me through both my travels across Europe, Asia and choosing to work and live abroad for two years.

Entries by Gillian Farber

7 Summer Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2017 | 2:52 PM

I don't know about you but I feel like winter was especially long this year. Living in Canada, winter's dreaded cold months are something we put up with but never really get used to. That being said, as soon as the cool air turns to warmer, brighter and longer days...

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Why Did I Assume She Was His Nanny?

(27) Comments | Posted March 16, 2017 | 4:44 PM

I don't know about you but I feel like a real asshole assuming the Asian woman in the viral video collecting the kids during the 'so wrong but so right' BBC interview with the professor, was his nanny.

I didn't even think twice when I was telling my co-worker...

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7 One-Of-A-Kind Gifts For The Holiday Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2016 | 12:16 PM

The holiday season is among us, and that means it's time to work your way down the list of friends and family who deserve gifts from yours truly, this year.

So, while there are plenty of articles online about gift ideas for him and her, this one will at least...

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Self-Care Keeps Me Healthy (And Sane) Amid The Holiday Chaos

(1) Comments | Posted November 30, 2016 | 12:20 PM

'Tis the time of year not only for eggnog and Christmas movies, but also for companies to bombard you with lists of items that they tell you you need for the holidays. All too often, we tend to fall into a dark holiday "consumer trap," where trying to buy everything...

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I Didn't Know How Addicted I Was To My Phone Until It Broke

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 2:17 PM

It was Sunday and it was snowing. It was sort of unusual for the weather to be so cold in April but I was leaving two days later on a trip to Europe so I could put up with this nonsense for another 48 hours.

I didn't really want...

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How Consumers Can Do Their Part To Protect Our Earth

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 4:44 PM

April 22nd will be the official 46th year of the "Earth Day Movement" that continues to motivate, inspire, fuel passion, and most importantly encourage people to action. In 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, helped shed light on important environmental issues while giving a voice to an emerging...

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8 Gift Ideas For Every Personality On Your List

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2015 | 2:36 PM

Aside from cooking enough food for an army, choosing the right gift for your loved ones is probably the most stressful part of the holidays -- for me, at least. It seems like even the family dog is expecting a gift! Only difference with the dog is he can't reveal...

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Charity Isn't Just About Giving Money

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 5:08 PM

It's sometimes hard to justify giving money to charity -- especially when you're considering saving for a college fund, paying back credit card debt or dreaming of a much needed vacation. Even the phrase "donate to charity" seems to have taken on a somewhat pretentious title, a myth if you...

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10 Unique Gift Ideas for Every Type of Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 5:12 PM

Attention please! Mother's Day is in a few days and if you're reading this, you most likely have not purchased your wonderful mom a gift yet. Although part of you knows your mother would be happy with a homemade card and a hug, let's not forget the fact that she...

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7 Bold Summer Drinks to Kick Off Patio Season

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 5:30 PM

After enduring a long, brutally cold winter, nothing indicates summer more for a Torontonian than their first cocktail outside on a patio. "Patio weather" has not only become a common phrase for us Canadians but it's actually developed into its own season. Whether it's a cold lager you fancy, a...

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10 Unique Ways to Stay Fit Without Joining a Gym

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 1:16 AM

It's finally spring in Toronto! The last snow has fallen (we hope) and Torontonians can now happily come out of their winter hibernation and explore their blooming, bustling, metropolitan city. Unfortunately for us Canadians (not sure if this will include those west coast citizens) we don't really have many options...

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Planet of the Apps

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 4:03 PM

The world is becoming increasingly mobile...literally. Seven billion people worldwide own a mobile phone and one in every five people use smart phone devices. It's no surprise that marketers have jumped on a new opportunity of being able to advertise directly to the palm of your hand; a pocket size...

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How to Find the Perfect Jeans

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2015 | 11:17 PM

They are your comfort place. They can take you from an elegant night out to a casual breakfast the next morning. They are dependable, flexible and steadfast. They are common yet unique, comfortable yet sexy and durable yet cool. They may be hard to find but when you have a...

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Five Logical Ways to Recruit More Women in Technology

(2) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 5:09 PM

"Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." This humorous yet honest quote said by Charlotte Whitton, the first female mayor of Ottawa, brings to light the stark divide between men and women in today's workplace....

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The "Ideal Female Body" Seems to Change With Every Timezone

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 11:59 AM

When I was younger, my friends and I would nonchalantly joke about what type of plastic surgery we would get, if we could change anything about our bodies. At 15 years old, this innocent game of 'What would you rather...' held no real impact or meaning in our lives and...

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A Jew's Guide to Unique Christmas Gifts

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 5:01 PM

The holiday season is fast approaching, and if you are like me, it's hard to find the right gift for the right people. Growing up Jewish I never felt the excitement of waking up on Christmas day to heaps of colourful presents sitting under a big green tree. Instead, while...

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The Addictive Nature of Instagram

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 12:16 PM

Food and travel envy exist. They are crippling conditions that are hardly ever cured and almost always invasive. The worst offenders tend to have an Instagram account.

There's nothing worse than seeing Instagram pictures of your friends travelling the world while you are hovering over your smartphone screen wrapped...

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Five Great Expectations When Planning a Wedding Abroad

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Two years ago I moved overseas with one suitcase and no job. I am now leaving with a fiancé and a full time career working for the same company in my home town of Toronto. Some may call it luck but I just call it life.

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This Father's Day Give Dad Food Fit For a King

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 5:42 PM

Dad doesn't really ask for much. This is usually a good thing until those two days a year when I, the eldest of three siblings, find myself aimlessly browsing up and down the aisles of some sporting goods store, kitchen appliance shop or staring blankly at home hardware supplies trying...

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New Age Music With A Side of Meat Loaf

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 3:49 PM

It felt like yesterday when my father would routinely pick up my friends at 8 a.m. Monday morning and drive us to school on his way to work. But a car ride with my dad wouldn't be the same if he wasn't blasting some oldies tune from the '60s and...

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