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Arti Patel

Editor, Lifestyle

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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Waiting Hours In A Sweaty Line For The MMVAs Is Totally Worth It

It's that time of years again in downtown Toronto, where anxious teens from across the city (and province), huddle together in their tents and sleeping bags to wait in line for the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs). I've been to two MMVAs in my lifetime, and looking back now, I can tell you the line is definitely worth it.
06/05/2014 04:31 EDT
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I've Decided To Stop Shopping Until May

Last year I challenged myself to not buy new clothes for five months. While I just wanted to save in general, a financial expert I spoke to said closets end up being the biggest piles of "debt" and if you really look at what you own, you can actually see how much you spend. That day I went home and looked at my closet and it wasn't a pretty sight.
01/08/2014 12:14 EST

20 Most Annoying Digital Habits

They love posting countless selfies and pictures of food, babies and pets. Or maybe they're the more passive digital technology addicts who just can't stop looking at their devices, even at the dinner...
10/16/2013 08:36 EDT

Is Cleavage At Work Appropriate?

When it comes to workplace attire, there's no question the majority of women have lots of options. In the last 20 years, there's been a movement for variety, and with offices ranging from "business ca...
10/08/2013 02:29 EDT

Will A New Indian Miss America Actually Change Anything?

Moments after Indian-American Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2013, a flood of haters on Twitter (surprise, surprise) were quick to point out the beauty queen's non-white ethnicity. She responded with a simple message of embracing diversity and rising above racism. But while an Indian Miss America can certainly be a positive role model for other South Asian kids who are picked on for their brown skin, is being part of a beauty pageant the best way to send this message? As the history of pageants go, they've always been degrading.
09/16/2013 05:15 EDT

25 Words Women Are Tired Of Hearing

Every now and then we come across words that grind our gears. And no, we're not just talking about a list of really derogatory and sexist words and phrases — because that list can go on forever. It's...
09/10/2013 04:07 EDT

I'm Scared Of Holes

Eight years later, pictures of tiny, hollow holes sits in my head, and since then, every time I see anything similar, I immediately have to close my eyes and take a deep breath. My body gets stiff, my mind tells me I'm running out of air and even as I write this article, I'm starting to fidget.
09/09/2013 04:22 EDT