Unboxing Lew Hilsenteger: Q&A With A Successful YouTuber

Marco Pasqua | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada
Marco Pasqua

Unbox Therapy is a YouTube channel with 5.7 million subscribers -- centered around the "unboxing" of new gadgets while host Lew Hilsenteger provides honest feedback. As a fellow Canadian, and entrepreneur, I wanted to learn a little more about the business behind unboxing and being a YouTuber. So I asked him!

LOOK: Inside YouTube's Exclusive Studio For Canadians

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business

The downtown Toronto campus of George Brown College will house the newly launched 3,500 square-foot facility.

These Photos Of Abandoned Houses Will Break Your Heart

Freaktography | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Living

Late in 2015 a band called Disturbed released their dark cover of Simon & Garfunkel's Sound of Silence, the song quickly took hold of me and I couldn't get enough of this dark and well done cover of a classic song. Listening to the lyrics I chose to divide each section of the song to a different type of sadness to be found in abandoned houses.

5 Lessons In Managing Negative Publicity

Mary Charleson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

Somebody at Coors Light had a horrible, no good, very bad day last week. Several people at Rethink, a well respected Vancouver advertising agency responsible for the #BraveTheCold campaign, also likely had a sleepless night trying to put the breaks on creative that was set to launch that week, after negative publicity threatened to take over. And that doesn't even credit the hundreds of thousands spent on scripting, casting, filming and editing in the first place that became unusable. Ouch.

The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Dvorkin

Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.

How WestJet Earned Authenticity In A Jaded Airline Space

Mary Charleson | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

Leading brands know who they are, and more importantly who they ARE NOT. They are conscious of what matches their style and resonates with their audience. They find authenticity in the space that they occupy. Westjet is one of those brands.

The Canadian Invasion: CanCon Conquered The Music World In 2015

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.17.2016 | Canada
Joshua Ostroff

A long time ago, in a Canadian music industry far, far away, the federal government had to step in with CanCon quotas to save our singers and musicians from being buried by radio hits from our southern neighbours. Now I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. built a Trump wall to keep our artists out.

Facebook? Porn? No, This Is What's Eating Internet Traffic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Streaming has taken over the Internet and now accounts for more than 70 per cent of North American downloads at peak times, up from less t...

WATCH: Man Surprises Mom In Hospital One Hour Before Her Surgery

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living

Grab the tissues!

ESPN Pulling Videos From YouTube

CP | Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Business

Fans can go to ESPN's own websites for its videos, the sports network said Friday.

YouTube Launches Paid Service For People Who Don't Want To Watch Ads

CP | Ryan Nakashima, The Associated Press | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES — YouTube is launching a subscription plan in the U.S. called Red that will combine ad-free videos across its service with on-demand unl...

Selena Gomez Admits To Wearing Fake Hair In The Cutest Way Possible

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Style

Say it ain't so, Selena!

IKEA Had A Fashion Show And It Was Actually Pretty Cool

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Style

Get ready to host the most stylish dinner party your friends have ever seen.

You Can Now Be A Snapchat Filter For Halloween

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Style

This makeup will last you longer than 10 seconds.

This Sandwich Cost $1500 And Took Six Months To Make

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Living

We hope he enjoyed every bite.

Controversy Rewards People Like Nicole Arbour, So Stop Clicking

Ward Anderson | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

We set a dangerous precedent when we give tens of millions of views to videos so obviously phony as that one. We make it worse when we then invite the people who make them to go on TV and pretend they're somehow authentic. We wind up telling people that simply being a jerk is a viable talent to be paraded around.

A Life Coach's Take On Nicole Arbour, Fat Shaming and Bullying

Ken Rabow | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Hello Nicole -- you are not alone. There are lots of people who look like you. When they see someone like me who is overweight, they make judgments. You can't begin to understand what it means to be someone who needs to protect themselves with a layer of fat to feel safe.

Canadian YouTuber Slammed For 'Dear Fat People' Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Living

She says "fat" people should be shamed until they lose weight.

Is Your Business a Slave to Social Media?

Mary Charleson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

It's time to be strategic and forget about the rest. I'm not necessarily advocating that you pick two platforms and dump the rest. But you could certainly focus 80 per cent of your effort on those two that are well aligned, and put the others you've established in maintenance mode -- updating basic info from time to time.

The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

In an election campaign that is extraordinary in so many ways, one of the more noteworthy changes is that there could be as many as five English-language leadership debates. More surprising and perplexing still is the way the CBC has abdicated its obligation as our public broadcaster to provide coverage of these events. The CBC, with its unparalleled household penetration, was not among the motley assemblage of television and web outlets that carried the initial Rogers-produced debate last week, nor will it be involved in the Globe and Mail/Google/YouTube effort next month.

Learn How To Understand An Australian In Less Than 3 Minutes

Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

So THAT'S what all those *$!% abbreviations mean!

That Lemony Snicket Netflix Trailer May Be Fake, But We'll Still Watch It

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living

On July 5, a 35-second trailer (which can be seen above) was posted on YouTube, and has been viewed over 1.9 million times. Posted to an account named...

This YouTuber Shut Down Makeup Shamers In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Style

"I just want people to know that makeup is fun... If you want to go for a red lip and crazy-bold eyes, do it. There are no rules to makeup. [It's] there for days when you just wanna look hella good."

What You Should Consider Before Hiring a Social Media "Expert"

Lisa Borden | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

There is no shortage of "gurus" or "experts" in an exploding social media field, but do they really have the experience, skills and understanding to support your business and boost your social capital? If you are looking to hire someone as your internal community manager, or ‎to outsource your social media, please consider the following.

Lessons From #FHRITP About Public Shaming

Rania Walker | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

It follows you, it traps you and in this specific case (like so many others) it can ruin your life. There is no trash bin on social media. Yet it seems to happen time and time again. And the offenders are shocked all the same when they become the victims of their own ignorance. Here is a short primer on how to avoid a bout of public shaming. It's certainly not the authoritative volume on how to avoid and rectify situations like this, but let's use this as a friendly reminder of how to stay out of trouble.