Probiotics Vs Prebiotics: What is the Difference?

The world of probiotic and prebiotic supplements can be soooo confusing and, all too often, draining to your wallet and sanity. On top of that, a new study comes out every week with new...

Sorry Vegans, Cats are Carnivores

Let's get one...thing...straight.  Cats are obligate carnivores. For those of you who don't know what that means, it means this: "An obligate carnivore is an animal that must eat the tissue of other animals in...

DIY Laundry Detergent

I have systemically, over the past few months, been working to replace as many store-bought products in my house with homemade versions. Sometimes those experiments have ended horribly, but most of the time I've...
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The Healthy Cause of Your IBS

As someone who was "diagnosed" with Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) as a youngster, I deeply feel the pain of anyone who has suffered from it. Why did I put the word diagnosis in quotations? Because...

Coffee 2.0: Upgrade Your Coffee Game

If anyone is actually reading this blog, they would already know that I ripped coffee a "new one" in my previous post Brew Like a Pro. To reiterate, the statement I made was, "If...

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...

Real Techniques Brushes

You ever throw down $30 on a makeup brush only to have the hair come out on your face after a few applications? Or maybe you’re clumsy like me and have accidentally stepped on...

Amanda Eggimann: Best Hair Ever

My hair and I haven't always had the best of relationships. I've dyed it every color under the sun (including at one point, purple, black, and blue all at once), bleached it, straightened it,...

Oil Vey!

Just the other day I met a woman working at a perfume counter who could have been forty or eighty-years-old. She had some of the usual symptoms of being older: grey hair, a 40ish-year-old...

America’s Test Kitchen: Your New Cooking BFF

What I do with makeup, products, life hacks, and health, the lovely America's Test Kitchen people do with food. They've devoted their lives using science and experimentation to find the best, most efficient, and...