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With arts festivals like Luminato and the Toronto International Film Festival and museums like the Art Gallery of Ontario, there’s no denying that Toronto is one of the most culturally vibrant cities in North America.

It’s the fourth largest city on the continent—bigger than Chicago—and great to visit any time of year. Plus, it’s close enough for a quick weekend getaway.

Read our guide to taking time off in Toronto here

Highland Park in the fall 😍 #Repost from @shagbarkroadjewelry with @repostapp

#MotivationMonday

Ghosts, murderers and zombies. Oh, my!

Halloween isn’t just about kids in costumes searching for candy. It’s also about scream-worthy outings for adults only. If you’re in need of a night out and want to get your spook on, start preparing now for these outings that guarantee an increased heart rate

What if I told you there was one item that could remedy bad hair days, protect your skin from wrinkles, accentuate your cheekbones, and add interest to an otherwise ordinary outfit?

Go ahead and pinch yourself, because it’s true. It’s called the “statement hat,” and it really can do all of those things.

Read “5 Fall Hat Trends You Need to Try” here

Looking to throw an NFL-worthy tailgate without the hassle of a mini grill and charcoal?

These gourmet food venues offer ready-to-go takeout ideas that will have your guests high-fiving. 

"…we’re living in a rape culture that normalizes and excuses sexual violence; sexual assault is not only rampant but perpetuated through misogynistic language, female objectification and glamorization of sexual violence."

Read “The Rape Culture on College Campuses” here

Celebrating #NationalDessertDay at #MIBBestOf2014 winner Three Tarts! #pumpkincake #nomnom#treatyoself (at Three Tarts Bakery & Cafe)

Hosting a Halloween party this year? This easy-to-make sweet drink will be a hit at kid and adult parties alike (we’re not opposed to spiking for a grown-up costume party). Serve with black and orange paper straws for a decadent drink that looks as good as it tastes.

Find three more tasty Halloween recipes from bloggers here

"Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve." #MotivationMonday #JKRowling