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Magic Anti-Aging Chocolate Is Biggest Lady Cliche In Existence

By: Katrin Higher / February 22, 2015

Apparently there are some scientists who have invented “anti-aging” chocolate called “Esthechoc” and now moms in their 40s all across America are squealing with glee! OK, not yet because it seems like it may not even really be a totally proven thing.

Even though their very Euro-centric marketing campaign looks like they are… More »


Pizza Hut Australia Launched A Limited-Edition Nail Polish Line, And It Doesn’t Look That Bad!

By: Megan Reynolds / February 21, 2015

Pizza Hut worked hard to get my heart as a kid (do you remember BookIt?!) and now they’ve gone after the other thing I love the most: nail polish. Pizza Hut Australia has released a limited-edition line of nail polish. The colors were produced in a 30-set run, which were then gifted to winners of… More »


This App Will (Maybe) Make You Love Yourself

By: Claire Hannum / February 20, 2015

If you’re a believer in affirmations, or considering dipping your pinky toe into attempting them, an app has arrived to help you get started. 30 Days Self Love aims to empower users to genuinely love themselves, and encourages them to do so through telling themselves exactly that. It began when actress and model Sarah Karges grew tired of the negative thought… More »


Your Complete Guide To Caring For Your Feet

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015

Before I started marathon training, I almost never thought about my feet. Why would I, right? They’re all the way down there, on the ground. Never mind the fact that most of the jobs I’ve had in my life have required my feet to bear the weight of my body for eight-to-ten hours at a… More »


How To Shop For A Bathing Suit When You’re Not That Skinny

By: Megan Reynolds / February 20, 2015

Shopping for a bathing suit is a hellish endeavor, regardless of your size. The fitting rooms are small, weird and equipped with horrific lighting and mirrors that make you look like fresh hell. If you’re a straight size  — aka nothing bigger than a 16 or so — shopping for bathing suits might be slightly… More »


JNCOs Are Rising From Their Grave, Set To Make A Comeback In 2015

By: Megan Reynolds / February 20, 2015

Ready your body for the return of JNCOs the preferred jean of dirtbags everywhere. According to The FADER, a Chinese investor has given them a bunch of cash that’ll allow them to come back strong and powerful and wider-legged in 2015. For those of you unfamiliar, JNCOs are those wide-legged, high-waisted denim nightmares, sold at… More »


We Live In A World In Which You Can Crowdfund $30,000 For A Mannequin

By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

Welcome to 2015, in which you too can donate your hard-earned cash to help a mannequin travel across the ocean to be reunited with his (plastic) lover. What a world. Meet Léo, a mannequin for French underwear brand Le Slip Français, who fell in love with an American mannequin during Paris Fashion Week, only for her to be whisked back… More »


If Assholes Won’t Stop Caring About Cellulite, Women Will Just Have To Do It For Them

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

Iggy Azalea is quitting Twitter, and normally I wouldn’t care, but this tweet really got me:
Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 19, 2015

I… More »


Frisky Eats: An Intro To Clean Eating With Celebrity Chef Ariane Resnick

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

If your patience for that New Year’s health resolution is dangerously close to running out, here in the middle of February when you just want to eat macaroni and cheese and swaddle yourself in blankets on your couch, I have a motivation injection for you: Some tips from badass nutritionist and chef-to-the-stars Ariane Resnick! More »


I Am A No-Poo Traitor: A Eulogy For My Shampooless Existence

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 19, 2015

Welp, I made it a year. The great adventure is over for me. I’ve thrown in the towel.

I have used shampoo.

I feel like I need to write a eulogy for my no-poo experiment. After all, my original post and followup post about it were pretty fabulously popular for a… More »


12 “Uplifting” Quotes To Float You Down The Frozen River Of Denial This Winter

By: Claire Hannum / February 19, 2015

I’ve detested winter my whole life, but since it’s inevitable whether I like it or not, I made a little project last year of trying to at least appreciate the season’s finer points. (Sledding! Hot chocolate! Pine trees!) To really commit myself to this (ultimately fruitless) task, I tried to get hyped up by talking to the people in my… More »


Beauty Test Drive: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

I’ve never been into gel manicures, not only because they cost more than my lazy at-home DIY nail routine, but because the effort it takes to remove them kind of freaks me out. Gels aren’t known to be great for your health either, so I was mystified by Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel nail polish. It promises two weeks of gel-like color and… More »


Beauty IRL: How To Feel (And Look) Nice When It’s Shitty Out

By: Megan Reynolds / February 18, 2015

Some parts of this great country are experiencing pleasant, mild weather, but the rest of us are under an oppressive blanket of snow, ice and subzero temperatures, dreaming of warmer climates and trading in our snow boots for sandals. This time of year is the nadir of winter. Everyone wants the snow to end and… More »


Melt Your Stress Away With This Enchanting Little Film

By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Designer Shunsuke Umiyama‘s latest creation is the bamboo copTer, a mobile made from a classic toy. These tiny helicopters, also known as taketambo or bamboo copters, lift into the air when spun. In Umiyama’s mobile, they spin gently in the breeze, lulling the viewer’s mind into forgetting the world for just a moment. If you’re feeling high-strung today,… More »


Now We Can Bake Girl Scout Cookies At Home!

By: Claire Hannum / February 17, 2015

My fervent mission to build up a Girl Scout cookie stockpile just got a lot easier, because soon we can make them at home! Starting this fall, Wicked Cool Toys’ Girl Scout Cookie Oven can be yours for $60, which may seem hefty for what’s being marketed as a toy (puh-lease, this was definitely made for the cookie starved… More »


6 Things I Learned From Deleting All Of My Facebook Activity One By One

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Over the last five months, I’ve been going the Nick Briz Facebook escape route and, instead of “deleting” my profile with the possibility of coming back to it later, I’ve been deleting all of my activity on Facebook so that there’s just nothing there. Briz’s web site offers codes that you can plug in to… More »


Compassionate Fashion: 10 Cozy Must-Haves From Appalatch

By: Claire Hannum / February 15, 2015

Appalatch is a North Carolina-based apparel company “with a rebellious spirit to upend the clothing industry for good,” and it embodies every “practical Americana” cliche of my dreams, so I’m obsessed. The company is so committed to ethics that it eschews sustainability programs altogether. Instead, Appalatch’s website reads: “Sustainability shouldn’t be a buzz word that is hot today,… More »


Frisky Eats: 10 Beer-Based Recipes To Warm Up The Heart Of Winter

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 13, 2015

I don’t know about where you are, but here in Chicago, it’s 17˚ Fahrenheit. At this point in the winter, all I want to do is shroud myself in soft blankets and drink beer.

Which brings us to this collection of recipes! Who knew beer was so versatile? Of course, beer tastes the… More »


“Visible Belly Outline” And Me: A Reluctant Love Story

By: Megan Reynolds / February 13, 2015

I am of the mind that people should wear whatever they want, when they want to. Dress for yourself, dance like nobody’s watching, be free to be you and me. I don’t care if you leave the house in a giant sheet belted with an extension cord, anchored by a fake fur you found onMore »


12 Good Things About Being Stuck In A Rut

By: Claire Hannum / February 12, 2015

I’m in a strange emotional rut these days. The past few months have been some of the most eventful I’ve ever had. They’ve been full of revelations, confusions, major changes, and new conclusions about what life means to me — but instead of making me wiser, all these new thoughts and the baggage surrounding them have… More »


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