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Beat the heat to avoid summer burnout

By Christie Melhorn, August 3 2017 — After Calgary’s brutal winter, you may want to spend as much time outside as possible during the current heat wave. However, it’s easy to overdo it under the sun. The following tips will prevent you from passing out at 8 p.m. on Friday after one beer because of heat…

Spend time in Calgary’s green spaces this summer

By Christie Melhorn, July 28 2017 — With consistent golden sunshine and just enough rain to let the city’s plant life thrive, this summer in Calgary has been stunning. Back in March, when the city was glazed with ice and the trees were bare, I happened upon a floral studio off 17 Ave. and remembered…

Campus club makes Alberta’s back-country accessible to students

By Christie Melhorn, July 27 2017 —  Alberta’s lush landscape of turquoise lakes and dense greenery is world-renowned. In 2011, National Geographic listed Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park as one of its top 15 hikes in the world. While few would argue about how relaxing a day in Banff or Kananaskis is, the grind…

Stampede showcases Calgary’s strongman community

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — The Calgary Stampede boasted a new attraction this year alongside its world-renowned rodeo and deep-fried goods­ — the Strongman Competition. The competition took place from July 14–16 and was divided into amateur and professional divisions. Contestants lifted several heavy objects, including atlas stones, axle bars and even Stampede…

Chocolate can improve your mood and your grades

By Christie Melhorn, July 20 2017 — Chocolate is often demonized as a fattening junk food. While snacking on Mars bars all day will show in your need for new pants and an aching stomach, moderate doses of minimally processed chocolate are good for the body and soul. Chocolate usually consists of cacao beans, cacao…

Skip the Stampede hangover this year

By Christie Melhorn, July 7 2017 —  Whether you’re committed to wearing cowboy boots during Stampede or want to burn every pair you see, Calgary’s laid-back vibe over the next 10 days can tempt even the most Stampede-averse folks to drink an 8 a.m. beer. However, you don’t have to suffer the bed-riding hangover that typically…

Relieve stress with summer fireside nights

By Christie Melhorn, June 30 2017 —  Sitting around a crackling fire on a late summer night feels inherently cathartic. Fire engages us on an intense sensory and emotional level. The way flames swirl is mesmerizing and gives off a warmth that mechanical heating systems can’t emulate. The orange glow gives off an ethereal vibe,…

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