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The Stink Behind “Added Fiber” Products

UPDATE: Three years after this post was written, the FDA issued an update to how "fiber" is defined. I will write an article about these updates soon. Until then, here is a link to...

Better Life: Non-toxic Cleaning Products That Actually Work!

Ok... So maybe you're the type of person who wants to use greener, safer, and non-toxic products to clean your house, but you don't have time to go on Pinterest and wade through the...

Turn One Foundation Into Multiple Products

BB Creams, CC Creams, Tinted Moisturizers, and now...what...DD CREAMS??  That's it, I'm throwing in the towel.  The makeup industry has lost its mind and we're all losing our minds with them.  The only difference...

Win at Your Period: Diva Cup

Periods. They’re the pits right? They’re the lamest of the lame, the grossest of the gross, the thorn in your uterus! It’s like having the flu 5-7 days out of the month except that...

Manuka Honey: What’s the Buzz?

Any one who knows me understands that I am one clumsy beeyatch. I can't own cups made of glass, I stumble over pebbles, and I once managed to fall UP the stairs. I'm the...

Imposter Sugar Substitutes

One of my closest friends is a self-confessed sugar addict. This man could polish off an entire Costco-sized box of Snickers and not even bat a diabetic eyelash. For his birthday, my friend purchased...

Common Food Additive Could be Making You Sick

Anyone who knows me has heard my various rants about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Maybe Pink Floyd being my favorite band of all time causes...

Why You Should Avoid Skincare in Jars

Jars are terrible containers for most skincare products, yet the skincare industry uses them over and over and over again. Some of the most expensive products from Kate Sommerville to Yves St. Laurent are in...

Noom: The Truth Behind the Popular Weight Loss App (Part 2)

I can sum up my experience with Noom in one sentence: They recommend replacing salad dressing with lemon juice and eating ~300-calorie meals. I mean, that is some 1980's-Jane-Fonda-Jazzercise-nonfat-everything-antiquated nutrition advice. Before we get...

Why You Don’t Need Shaving Cream

If marketing companies had their way, we would be reduced to sniveling, needy, financially poor creatures with horrible self-esteem. While a lot of the time I respect how clever marketing folk can be, other...