Apps to Make the Student Life a Little Easier

Relying on smartphones has become our commodity. Where earlier we used to rely on various gadgets to relieve stress or for other random chores, now everything is just a touch away. Whether its unwinding time or you need to reach somewhere on time. From making notes to keeping a record of your budget, your smartphone is the first thing that you reach out for! Here are a few amazing apps that will change your life better. And if not change at least it will make life easier!

 

gFlash

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This amazing app works great for students. It allows them to create flashcards for a test or quiz. You may download the relevant information straight from Google Documents or Excel spreadsheet to organize the preparation material. Its simple and quick! You may get several options of multiple choice questions, matching the columns or video aid embedding!

 

MyHomework

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My homework is a helpful study partner that helps you reminding and check to list the submissions! Isn’t that great? It instantly gives you access to your due assignments and dates for upcoming papers, homework, and tests. Once you are done with it, you may delete it from the list by swiping right.  It’s like having a study friend, with no strings attached and absolutely no competition!

 

Any.Do

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This stylish, yet simple to-do list app makes adding and completing tasks easy and satisfying. Any.Do allows you to create as many lists as you need, prioritize your items, add notes, and set reminders. Separating items into four lists—today, tomorrow, upcoming and someday—ensures you’ll never forget something again. No more mental checklists.

 

RescueTime

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The Internet can take you down into its world with absolutely no guilt trip of time. If you’re like the rest of the internet-addicted world, and you probably spend way too much time trolling over Facebook memes or Scrolling through your favorite Insta celebrities, when could you be getting work done?  Here is your savior! RescueTime keeps track of the time you spend on apps and websites and then reports back to you. The results are often shocking, so prepare to cut down on your Twitter usage.

 

Shoeboxed

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Use less paper, save trees! You may cut down on the amount of paper in your life with Shoeboxed. Instead of balling up receipts and saving them in, well, a shoebox, the app will scan and extract all relevant information and organize it into the most common tax categories. And yes, it also generates expense reports.

 

 Two Foods

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It is widely known that we are what we eat. The most important decisions that we make through the day are half comprised of what to eat during the day. The battle between healthy eating and eating outside takes a serious toll on the mind! Two foods is a simple app that allows you to make a comparison between two foods that your brain is debating upon. The comparison is made on the basis of money, nutritional value and health properties. Isn’t it cool? That’s like your personal food advisor on your phone!

 

See how gadgets have made our lives easier?  So without a doubt, download all these apps and make your life easier in a touch. If you have more apps that you use to make your life easier, do share your thoughts in the comments section or tag us @stcathys.  

10 Life Hack All Students Need to Know

Make this lifestyle a little bit better.

From an abundance of papers to general living difficulties, it can get pretty hard to adjust to living on your own after living all these years in a well-equipped household. Starting university life can be so exciting yet equally challenging. Even the tiniest of things could become so bothersome that you end up resenting the independent life. Struggles to maintain a good work-life balance is a tedious task on its own. Moreover, running a house for oneself in a tiny space takes a lot of patience and hit-trial experimentation to get tasks done.

It is the same with everyone and you are not alone in this. We have got ten amazing life hacks that can make your life super simple. SO take a deep breath and start on.

 

Create more space in your cupboard

We all know how cramped up the dorm closet hanging spaces are. And with all those piles of clothing that you bring to university to play dress to impress; small spaces can really become a headache! However, we have got a super sustainable solution to it. So the next time you drink a soda don’t throw the can tabs. Use can tab to make double hanging space.

 

Get hold of the pen thieves

The most easily lost stationary item is the pen. And almost everyone gets confused with their own and end up owning others. Here is simple hack; switch the cartridges. Get a pack of red and blue ones and switch their cartridges to escape the confusion in future. People will think twice to attempt a robbery on your pen treasure!   

 

Deep Sleeper Alert

It is really hard to get up on time when your parents have been your alarm clock through the past eighteen years. So the next time you set your alarm on the phone, place the phone inside a glass. It will give it a surround boost and makes sure that your dorm partner also wakes up with you!

 

 

Chilling a beer real quick

If your beer had to stay out because of inadequate space in the fridge, and you want a cold one real bad, that too in a few minutes. Wrap a damp paper around it and place it in the fridge for a while. It will be chilled in no time. You may Thank us later, after having your cool!

 

Tangled Cables

All the cables popping up through one night stand can get really messy and tangled! Use paper clips to sort the cables out. You won’t get confused!

 

Less time for prepping?

If you are short on time to know about a certain topic, Google the topic name and ppt along with it. It will give you available power point presentations on the topic which are easier to skim.

 

Make Google Docs your best friend!

Do your assignments on Google docs rather than relying on any other source in order not to lose your work. It easier, it’s secure and it’s shareable!

 

The first draft must be handwritten

Go old school and jot down the first draft of your assignment. It will help you remain focused on the topic.

 

Take breaks during assignments

Taking a break during assignments can refresh your mind and increase your productivity.

 

Slip a cutting board on a drawer

To make room at your pantry counter, slip a board on the drawer and cut your veggies conveniently!

 

All these hacks have been tried and tested and not a mere Google search. You must try these to make your life streamlined.

Do you have a life hack better than this, that works out wonders for you? Leave it in the comment section or tag us at @stcathys.

5 Study Hacks you’ve Been Missing Out On

 

Get those A’s.

Studying can sometimes get really tricky. It shouldn’t be hard generally but depending on the circumstances and situations it can take a toll on your brain. There are times when you can cover the hardest of subjects within no time and then there are instances where your mind lingers on and on the simplest of things. That’s all about the mood of the brain and how it wants to react to the situation. It is like a stubborn child dragging in the aisle of the supermarket.  

Take a walk

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It is said that exercise boosts your memory and brain functions. Taking a walk before studying can freshen up the brain by ten times. Exercising induce endorphins, a happy hormone, that leaves the brain fresh and healthy for that time. So the next time you are going to start studying, kick start your brain by a twenty-minute brisk walk inside a room. It’s even better that you go out and take a stroll, change of scenery and a bit of fresh air can also do the magic.   

 

Chew a gum

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Chomping on a gum doesn’t hold any side effect. It is also known to be a brain booster, of course not for its nutritional value but it keeps the brain attentive. Scientists have deduced that it makes the brain work promptly. The act of chewing keeps the brain awake and focused. The downside to this hack is this will only work for shorter periods. But if you have the stamina to chomp for hours, go ahead you have got this!  

 

Speak out loud, rather than reading

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Speak your lessons aloud! It is said that it is 50% more likely to remember something if you speak out loud instead of simply reading it over and over again. This might seem a little crazy to you but the brain processes the information quicker when interpreted at loud volumes.

 

Reward yourself with a treat

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Give yourself with a milestone treat! Assign yourselves short milestones and finish them in time. Keep a pack of gummy bears, kisses or any small treat that you like. And pop one after every milestone. That will keep you motivated and the greed of treats will keep you going. Keeping a high sugar treat will also be an instant boost to the brain.

 

Teach Yourself

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This one always works! Act like you are a teacher delivering a lesson. Think of an imaginary class in front of you and prepare the topic and deliver the lesson. You may also ask questions, give hints to your imaginary students and answer on their behalf. You may jot down the key points on board to engage your students (your own brain).

 

These are the top five hacks that have worked for us for ages. If you have any hack that works exclusively for you, feel free to share it, there is a possibility, that it could come handy for any other student as well.

What are your favorite hacks? Let us know in the comment section below or tag us in your creative methods @stcathys.

Need Help Procrastinating? 5 Shows You Need to Be Watching on Netflix

Because sometimes you just need to Netflix & Chill.

Having extra time on hand can be exciting as well as annoying. If you are traveling back home and have activities planned for the semester break, then nothing is better than that. Lazing around for no specific reason can also be enjoyable for the start but then the mind gets to fog and the mental cobwebs tend to take over. So make this break thrill full and make Netflix your best friend. Confused with where to start and what to watch? We have it all sorted for you! Go through the top five shows that you need to binge-watch this time around and we bet you won’t regret it.

 

The Punisher

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Frank Castle, after the deaths of his wife and children, hunts down the killers for the revenge. In doing so, he comes across the deeper conspiracy linked with New York’s underworld. Widely known as ‘The Punisher’, he digs more deep to find the truth about the injustices that didn’t only affect his family but more. He makes allies with Billy Russo, a private military guy to fight the criminals and to surface their conspiracies.  

 

The Haunting of Hill House

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It all starts on a dark, horrific night when Hugh Crain along with his five children flee their huge, gothic hill house and only leaving his wife Olivia behind. Olivia dies that night and it is considered that it was suicide.  Since then the stories of the haunted hill house have been running wild and aloud. On the other hand all the five children all grow up dealing with something related to the trauma. Steven ends up writing a memoir about the haunted house, Luke ends up abusing drugs to relive the pain. The Crain siblings grew up to be hardly on speaking terms until a tragedy hits them and forces them back to be together in the haunted house. The intense scares and tension building in the series keeps you glued to the screen and makes you jump several times in a go!

 

Peaky Blinders

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Set in the aftermath of World War I, Peaky Blinders is a crime drama about a British crime family, the Shelby’s. After Tommy Shelby returns from the war, he sets about trying to expand the family’s control of Birmingham, stealing a shipment of guns to give his gang an edge in the world of crime. The show follows Tommy and his family as they move up in the world, butting heads with other crime families and the British government. 

 

Russian Dolls

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This is about a chain-smoker, residing in the busiest of the cities, New York named Nadia. The story revolves about a mysterious time loop that, goes over and over again, she foresees on her 36th birthday and eventually dies. This concept of reincarnation makes you glued to the TV and wouldn’t want you to switch the channel until you are done with all of the available episodes.

 

Black Mirror

image 5Black Mirror is a contemporary reworking of the Twilight Zone. This reworked series comes with the hint of the modern world. Each story features its own caste of unique characters. Directed by the most promising directors, Joe Wright and James Watkins have outshone their capabilities.

 

These series are promising enough to get you glued to the TV. So grab an unlimited supply of popcorn and soda and enjoy your semester break binge-watching these amazing Netflix shows. If you have to add something to the top list, let us know in the comment section below or tag us in your creative endeavors Instagram at @scathys.  

 

These Tweets Depict How We’re Feeling at This Point in the Semester

It’s a Lifestyle.

University life is more to attending lectures. The life of a student is all about juggling through assignments, lectures, career fairs clubs and societies. Life of a student may generally vary from person to person. The toppers will be mostly found in the library, the average scorers are somewhere between the library and sports areas where some of them maybe always found lazing around in the university lawns. Despite such differences, typically, students go through the same kind of mental situations and experiences. And none of them will deny it.
Here are a few tweets which rightly depict how all of the students feel at some point in a semester.

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When in stress, Netflix it away! This one here talks so honestly about the student-Netflix relationship. No wonder this ultimate love-hate relationship is inseparable.   

 

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Who would approve of constant reminders of the bad that you did in past? No one! This one is really mad at the cumulative exams for the horrific past mistakes.

 

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And you thought to fill in the university applications and handling rejections was worst? Wait, till you reach there. Such stress, much wow!

 

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Talking about study breaks, It takes so much more than getting back to desk in time. This one speaks for all of us. Doesn’t it?

 

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As much as we want to get into a university, we hate being tested. And we will go to any length to get rid of an exam. Absolutely any length! This one just did. Check for yourself.

 

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Even if you are prepared for the finals, there is always a news ready to explode your mind off at the professor’s desk. This one feels you all here.

 

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Exams are not the only stress that students endure. Budgeting is bigger. This one here shares the dilemma of being on a stressful budget.

 

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If only all the formulas could get into the mind like A-B-C and *POOF*. Congratulations you are Ph.D. in Chemistry now! If Only!

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When despite of all the failures your parents are proud AF of your existence and you play it so well.

 

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This one still dreams big and doesn’t let go of them this easy!

 

Couldn’t you just relate to all of these? This is how the student life is so similar and it can be conveniently related in one aspect or another. Do you have more fun Tweets to share or relate to? Send them in the comment section or reach to us @stcathys to add your collection of relatable tweets.

Brain Fog? These Brain Foods Will Clear That Right Up!

 

Get that brain working for you!

Having trouble with memorizing things? Does it go all hazy whenever you get to wear your thinking helmet on? Well, it is the silly brain fog taking over the thinking capacity of your otherwise awesomely working brain. You might feel trouble while concentrating and remembering things. It could be due to a number of things, but since we live in an age where we eat pesticides and inhale chemicals, diet plays the most imminent role for effective cognitive functioning. The brain needs nutrient-rich food to function properly. Cutting on bad calories such as sugars and excessive carbohydrates can lead to better and clearer functioning mind.


So when your exams are near and you feel even a slight if brain fog, switch to these amazing foods for a focused and improved mind.

 

Leafy Greens

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It is said, ‘the healthier the diet is, the clearer the mind will be’. Leafy greens are the safest stop for the healthy diet regime. A brain of a person eating greens performs as effectively as a five year’s younger’s brain. So next time when you are in doubt for what to eat? Pick a salad!

 

Avocado

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Avocados help in maintaining a healthy blood flow hence promoting an increased brain function. Avocados also are a rich source of fatty acids which help in protecting the neurons.  

 

Salmon

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We all know salmon is richly packed with omega 3 fatty acids which help in efficient cognitive functioning of the brain.

 

Beans

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An instant source of energy to your brain is carbohydrates. Beans help stabilize blood sugar levels. Research shows that lower levels of folic acid may hinder the learning process of the brain. Beans are also a rich source of vitamin B12 and Folic acid.

 

Eggs

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Choline, a nutrient, specifically found in eggs helps in retaining and improving cognitive functioning. If you have new information to absorb, eggs may play a key role in helping so. The nutrients found in eggs helps in learning and memorizing quickly.

 

Nuts

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Nuts are a great and healthy snack. Nuts high in Omega 3 is a great support to your brain as they affect instantly to boost the nutritional value to charge the mind up. Eating a handful of walnuts can improve your memory. So next time think twice before opening a bag of crisps for munching.  

 

Coffee

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All the coffee drinkers have a fair idea, how difficult it is to produce without having a mug of coffee. Caffeine makes your brain alert and pin targets special areas in the brain that are mainly involved in attention, monitoring and planning.

 

Complex Carbs

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Taking complex carbs in your breakfast can improve your efficiency twice as taking fats. A research was carried out and it was deduced that ‘A high fiber early morning meal taker was twice as alert than a normal breakfast eater’.

 

Dark Chocolate

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As yummy as it sounds, dark chocolate can help greatly with brain fog. A piece of dark chocolate daily can help improve concentration as it releases endorphins. It acts as an antioxidant and stimulates to help focus. According to research people who ate chocolate weekly showed better exam results and performed better in reasoning.  

 

Blueberries

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Blueberries are the king of antioxidant properties amongst all the fruits and vegetables. They are prescribed to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients as they help in improving cognitive thinking and improve memory.

 

Water and a lot of exercises can also help you clear your mind as well. An ample amount of water intake flushes out antioxidants and maintains a healthy body.  So the next time you think the cloud is about to take over, you know exactly what to pick! We would love to hear your feedback on what would you choose for reducing brain fog.

Any tips or suggestion to add? Let us know in the comment section!

Ways To Get Through This ~Crazy~ Montreal Snowstorm

Snow in April? Yeah, that sounds about right.

It is widely and rightly said that you can’t ever control the weather. All thanks to the evolved technology and advanced meteorological systems, that at least now we are intimated well in time for the upcoming weather situations. Being on the North, the temperatures in Montreal are always extreme. The temperature in winters generally goes down till -30 Celsius, and that’s an absolutely freeze anything around. Snowstorms in Montreal are really crazy. They can come on quickly, switch direction without notice and build up intensity within no time.
So if you are residing in Montreal, be ready to witness an extreme situation and prepare yourself in advance for few things to get through crazy Montreal snowstorm, because “WINTER IS COMING!”

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Be Prepared

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Check all your water pipes. Below 7 Celsius the pipes tend to get frozen. Check if any of those need extra foam insulation. Once the temperature begins to drop, let your faucets drip so that the water keeps running through the pipes. Charge your cell phones and power banks. And use phones on low power mode just in case of power failure you have enough battery to make emergency calls. Bank on extra cells and batteries for the same reason.

 

Stock Up on Comfort Food

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As soon as the news of a snowstorm will hit the news the store aisles will become crowded. It is very important that you stock up your house with an ample amount of groceries. Check for weather reports for almost how long the storm will last and shop accordingly. The grocery items must include dry grocery as well as a lot of water supply. It is smart to make a list so you don’t run out of anything in your pantry. If you have a pet, make sure you shop for their commodities in advance. Include a few canned items, in case there is a power or gas outage you still have something readymade to eat.

 

Stay Indoors

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It is very much advisable to stay indoors during severe snowstorms in Montreal because you wouldn’t want to face the deadly consequences. Since the visibility goes down to zero there are chances of meeting fatal accidents. Also, the roads might be blocked, to keep you indoors. Even if there is a need to go out, keep yourself warm. Dress up in loose, layered clothing. Lose clothing will keep the blood circulation efficient, increasing warmth. Mittens are better than gloves as the fingers stay close enough to be warm

 

Learn the Signs of Hypothermia

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Hypothermia is a condition where your body fails to produce an ample amount of heat to keep it warm. The body tends to dissipate more heat than it absorbs. It starts with shivering and may lead to high blood pressure due to the contraction of blood vessels. A person may feel out of breath and find it hard to make any decisions. Loss of control over bladder is also one of the symptoms.

 

Stay Hydrated

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Drink lots of water. The more hydrated you will be, the warmer you will stay. Once you get dehydrated there are more chances of catching frostbite and hypothermia. The low temperature during a snowstorm in Montreal tends to freeze around everything. Loss of water in the body cells will freeze them in a shorter span, hence causing frostbite.  A hydrated cell, on the other hand, will keep itself warmer. Consult a doctor to thaw. If it is impossible to reach to a doctor place your hands in warm water. It will be painful but will work for a while.

Keep Yourself Busy

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Find yourself interesting board games or cards to keep your mind off these dire circumstances. Enjoy your indoor time, stay warm and eat lots.

 

The snowstorm in Montreal can really take a toll on you, but if you will keep yourself ready, it will not bother you much and you may end up enjoying your indoor off time. Give time to yourself, read, pamper yourself, munch and Netflix it away. Do you have something more to add to it? How do you spend your indoor time in Montreal during snowstorms?

Let us know in the comment section below or tag us in your creative endeavors Instagram at @scathys. 

Montreal Spring ~Winter~ Date Night Ideas

 

If you are in a relationship, winters could actually take a toll on your couple life. Winter nights can become quite depressing and annoying as the cold months drag on long. Where it is very much necessary to keep the flame in a relationship ignited, there, long winters, especially in Montreal, can make you run out of spicy date ideas. And then most of us sit back at home and end up binge watching a random ongoing show at Netflix over a hot chocolate or pizza. Such clichéd date, isn’t it?

Since we wanted all of you to have an excited and joyful winter date nights with your sweetheart, we have amazing winter date night ideas up our sleeves. Don’t worry we made sure there is a little something for everyone in here. We bet it won’t be a disappointment.

Virtual Reality Garden at the Phi Centre:

The virtual reality garden is one of the most interesting permanent exhibitions. Integrated with the advanced of VR technologies this venture has to offer the amazing sensory experience to you and your partner and that too for free. So if you want to witness a new date idea head over to the Phi Centre and sink into the world of Virtual reality!

 

Disco Tubing

Are you tired of doing the usual old school tubing every winter? Here is something old in an extra brilliant fashion – Disco Tubing. Yes, you read it right! This is held at the Parc Jean-Drapeau, where a course of ten lanes and two giant super slides with six-meter high launch pads await you. And this is not it the Technicolor lights in the tubing makes the whole experience a whole lot sassier! So ask out your partner for this amazing activity and we are sure it won’t be a disappointment!   

 

The Secret Mount Royale Snow Shoe Adventure

To showcase the landscape and secret trails and points of Mount Royale a trekking activity is carried out by Les Amis de la Montagne. The activity is carried out in a group. However, you may request and book the whole activity for two as well. Otherwise, you may invite other couples that you may know of, to be a part of your group date and enjoy the day with them. And not to forget the yummy hot chocolate and snowshoe rentals altogether, that too in a very reasonable price!!

 

La Grande Tournée du Chocolat Chaud

Going on a hot chocolate date could be very boring and regular on winter date nights. But sometimes the regular can become classic by escalating it to the next level. There is an amazing showcase of most delicious chocolate creations throughout the city that Montreal ever has to offer. La Grande Tournée du Chocolat Chaud will wow your taste buds in every way imaginable. All the participating restraints offer their best of hot chocolates in prices as reasonable as $3, so you get to devour every drop of the goodness!

 

What are your favorite date nights for this snowy spring in Montreal? Let us know in the comment section below or by tagging @stcathys on Instagram.

How to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Montreal

New to Montreal and don’t know where to head to for the St Patrick’s Day? Well, here is all that you can do to make your day great with your gang. It is believed that if there is one thing that Montreal knows for real, is the celebrations of the St. Patrick’s Day. The whole city comes to life for the colored drinks, vibrant nightlife and a lot of interesting, eye catchy green costumes.

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

image 1Starting the pompous parade from the Fort and Ste-Catherine streets and ending on Metcalfe, this is one of the oldest events being held in Canada. Dating back to 1824, the tradition is carried out with the same zeal and zest with almost 500,000 attendees each year. That makes like more than half of the town’s population attending!! So you wouldn’t want to miss on the utter fun!

 

Hurley’s Irish Pub

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If you want to witness some real live Irish dancing, Hurley’s is definitely the place! Jam-packed with enthusiastic dancers breaking loose, its quite a task to fit yourself into the bar for St. Patrick’s day. But if you succeed in doing so, you won’t regret being there. The décor and live music and the happy crowd make it feel like a free landing at Dublin!

 

Mc Kibbin’s Irish Pub

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You may want to start your day by being at McKibbin’s brekkie, starting from 6 serving till 10:30 am. Accompanied by the steaming authentic Irish coffee the breakfast is served with live music to sensitize the taste buds to a total Irish experience. Unlike Hurley’s the place is more roomy with its all three floors available to serve you at best on a St Patrick’s day!

 

Le’ Trifle

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Irish Embassy Pub and Grill

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You may start the day boozy with a mere $15 breakfast which also includes Irish coffee.  The Friday I before St. Patrick’s Day, this place holds a live broadcast from rock station. On the St Patrick’s day, the pub opens early for breakfast and the rugby match, England versus Ireland is screened along with the live music in the afternoon and evening.

 

While Montreal has a notable Irish heritage, yet have relatively few Irish pubs to accommodate large numbers of revelers. That means those few venues can get messy, and full of crowds sporting green apparel, fast. However, no matter wherever you go in the world, you will reminisce the St Patrick’s day spent in Montreal. Because Montreal does it like none other!

17 Women Who Inspire to Celebrate International Women’s Day

You go, girl!

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are sharing quotes from 17 women who have pioneered change in the contemporary world across a variety of industries. From politicians and CEOs to astronauts and activists, here are 17 21st century women to celebrate this IWD!

 

Michelle Obama – First Lady, Lawyer

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Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

 

Malala Yousafzai – Bangladesh and Global Activist

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When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

 

Ginni Rometty – CEO IBM

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One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are.

 

Hillary Clinton  – Democratic Party Candidate for United States President, Secretary of State, First Lady

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Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Supreme Court Justice

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Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

 

Indra Nooyi – CEO Pepsico

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The distance between number one and number two is always a constant. If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you. I cannot just expect the organization to improve if I don’t improve myself and lift the organization, because, that distance, is a constant.

 

Amal Clooney  – International HR lawyer

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Courage, as they say, is contagious. People who have had the courage to to change their societies inspire each other and create rights for future generations.

 

Melinda Gates – Activist, Gates Foundation

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You can create all kinds of new tools, but if you’re not moving toward equality, you’re not really changing the world. You’re just rearranging it.

 

Angela Merkel – First Female Chancellor of Germany

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Yes, now little girls in Germany know they can become a hairdresser, or chancellor. Let’s see.

 

Jacinda Ardern – Prime Minister of New Zealand

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If you sit and wait to feel like you are the most confident person in the room, you are probably going to be left by yourself.

 

Sonita Alizadeh –  Afghani Activist & Rapper

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There is a lot of suffering and injustice in the world, and there is also a great deal of hope. When you step forward and start speaking about what you see and what you want to change, you can begin living in that hope instead of despair.

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – US Congresswoman

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Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I’m not going to do that. That takes away my power.

Oprah Winfrey – The Oprah Winfrey Show

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When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.

 

Priscilla Chan – Zuckerberg-Chan Initiative, MD

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You – and I have to remind myself of this – are capable beyond your wildest imagination.

 

Roberta Bondar – First Female Canadian Astronaut

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Society needs heroes to rejuvenate, re-energize and renew itself .

 

Sheryl Sandberg – Chief Operations Officer, Facebook

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Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

 

Kimberle Crenshaw – Colombia University Law Professor, Academic, Activist

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The better we understand how identities and power work together from one context to another, the less likely our movements for change are to fracture.

 

Which notable women did you hope to see on our list? Let us know in the comment section below or by tagging us on Instagram.