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The Huffington Post released a top 10 ranking of the world's most hipster neighbourhoods and our very own Mile End landed itself the second spot on the list. Montreal in general is a pretty hipster city, so we're not too surprised that one of our boroughs made it so high up on the list.

Between the independent cafes, art galleries and endless manicured beards and plaid shirts, Mile End really is the hipster epitome of Montreal. No, of Canada! It's also where indie band Arcade Fire got their start. And as the article nicely points out "you'll get the chance to spot a rare breed—the French Canadian hipster—in its natural habitat." Who knew we were such a commodity?

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Photo cred - Sieuw Grégoire

Cold and snow are here, officially, and we're all a little blue and chilly (in the bad way) about the serious drop in temperature. What we could all use right now is a little comfort, which is best found in food, of course. Huffington Post knows that every person needs a little comfort food when winter hits, and so ranked The World's Best Hearty Food and Where to Eat It, with poutine getting the 3rd spot.

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Photo cred - Le Huffington Post Québec

What would happen if an attractive young woman decided to walk around completely topless in downtown Montreal? Would men become so aroused they would become dangerous raving animals? Would infants yell "my virgin eyes" and proceed to cry? Would other women be incredibly disgusted and call the woman a series of vulgar terms? One journalist decided to put the speculation to rest, and actually find out.

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Photo cred - Sara

Food is a big deal in Montreal, like, a really big deal. The city's obsession with eating is apparent from the diverse selection of high and low brow eateries, our gourmet food trucks, and the insane edibles bursting out of Montreal kitchens. We know we cook up a storm, though the world at large may not have clued in. Huffington Post will hopefully change all that.

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