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It's official: Austin traffic stinks to high heaven. This year I'm going to be spending a LOT of time rotting in claustrophobia-inducing,...

Which Cooking Oil is Best for You?

Whether you’re sautéing, baking, frying, gravy-making, biscuit-buttering, stir-frying, hair masking, moisturizing, or performing any other bizarre activity using some sort of fat,...

Makeup Geek: The Eyeshadow You Need

Short Attention Span Sum up: Makeup Geek products are cheap as hell and SUPER high qualityHighly pigmented, extremely blendable,...

Top 8 Kitchen Tools For Cooking Survival

So you want to cook...now what? Y'all know home cooking can save you a billion dollars, tastes a jillion...

Four Ways to Pump up Your Iron Intake

I don't think you guys understand how hard it is to pull myself away from nonstop video game playing (I'm on summer...

Imperfect Produce: Perfectly Imperfect? Or Too Good to Be True?

Ever wonder what happens to the fugly produce that farmers can't sell to grocery stores? Well, traditionally the poor, ugly, undesirable produce...

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Why Lush Cosmetics is a Scam

I was horribly fooled by the overpowering cuteness and delicious smells. Like a lamb led to the slaughter, I was tricked by fizzy bath bombs, organic and natural labels,...

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...

Seven Reasons Why It’s Not Your Fault You’re Overweight

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple years, you most definitely have heard of Nicole Arbour and her infamous "Dear Fat People" rant.  If you...

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Physicians Formula Organic Mascara: Win or Fail?

My name is Lana, and I am a mascara addict.  I have been this way since I was about 14-years-old and have never been...

Do You Believe In Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of the Supplement Industry.

All you hear today is how doctors are horrible and how evil the pharmaceutical industry is. They're making us fat, they're force-feeding us dangerous...
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Imperfect Produce: Perfectly Imperfect? Or Too Good to Be True?

Ever wonder what happens to the fugly produce that farmers can't sell to grocery stores? Well, traditionally the poor, ugly, undesirable produce...

Miss Manga Mascara

***Update to post: I've been using this mascara on-and-off for months now, and every time I wear it someone asks, "Are those your real...

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...

Are MeUndies for You?

Haven't heard of MeUndies? Then you probably don't listen to podcasts. Do me a favor and go listen to like four podcasts....

The Devil’s Toothpaste: Crest Pro-health

If Satan owned a toothbrush, he’d use Crest Pro Health toothpaste to brush his teeth. It is pure, unadulterated evil. This toothpaste sold its...

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The Real Cost of Skincare Packaging

Jar Jar Binks isn't the only "jar" that ruins things (I'm not sorry for the terrible joke).  Jars are the worst possible containers for...

Seven Reasons Why It’s Not Your Fault You’re Overweight

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple years, you most definitely have heard of Nicole Arbour and her infamous "Dear...

Train Like a Poor Russian: Kettlebells

I will forever be in debt to the Russian people for vodka, pants sexily tucked into boots, and for the sake of this blog...

Pink: If Sexism Was a Color.

According to marketing geniuses out there, women are little, itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, young girls. You would think that the blindingly obvious marketing stereotyping would be...

The Keto Diet: My Experience

The recent popularity of the ketogenic diet has a lot of people asking questions such as "What is the Keto diet? Does the Keto...

Why Frozen is the New Fresh

"Eat fresh fruits and veggies!  Fresh produce!  The fresher the better!  Choose fresh over canned and frozen!  Canned and frozen has waaaay less nutrients...