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 way that… 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 »

Beauty IRL: On Finding Your Beauty “Holy Grail”

By: Megan Reynolds / February 11, 2015
Beauty bloggers are eternally on the hunt for their "holy grail" product, the one that will finally put an end to late-night Target runs and endless Ulta orders. You know, the one product that feels like it's just perfectly formulated for your individual needs, in the color that makes you look 10 years younger and that… More »

Here Are The Weird Ways We Cope With Stress

By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2015
A recent stress study by the American Psychological Association put together a profile of the most stressed-out person in America: she's a mom in her late 20s or early 30s who makes less than $50,000 a year, and she probably needs a hug. The study found that women are more stressed than men in general, and that America… More »

Please Give Me A Reason Not To Be Skeeved Out By Trendy IV Treatments

By: Claire Hannum / February 11, 2015
Hangovers can take us to the depths of physical despair, but no matter how I spin it in my mind, I just can't imagine having a pounding head and then begging someone to stick a needle in my arm on top of it -- yet thousands are regularly clamoring for elective IV drips that promise to improve their lives i… More »

Flu Going Around? Here’s How To Avoid It Like A Pro

By: Ask Men / February 10, 2015
All it takes is one sneeze. That’s usually followed by the sniffling, coughing and fever. Next, we start looking for answers through traditional medicine.  Sure, you can take the over-the-counter concoction of chemicals or stronger antibiotics, and hope the long list of side effects that are rapidly read through in their TV commercials don’t haunt… More »

Here’s The Exact Date This Month That You’ll Give Up On The Gym

By: Claire Hannum / February 10, 2015
We're told repeatedly that our New Year's resolutions are doomed to implode sooner rather than later, but naysayers always keep it vague. "Oh, you'll quit the second life gets stressful again," they'll say, but what the hell does that mean? Sometimes it's better to know exactly when to expect our own failure to steel ourselves for a grim… More »

Frisky Eats: 16 Candy-Colored Valentine’s Day Cocktails

By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015
Want to add a little romance to your drink this Valentine's Day? Bring the sizzle with these 16 colorful cocktails... More »

What Are We Feeling When We’re Feeling “Fat”?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015
Remember the “fat is not a feeling” hashtag? The phrase has been around for a long time, but it trended as a hashtag last October, when Facebook added “fat” to their “feeling” statuses, complete with a smiling face with implied double-chin and rosy, cherubic cheeks. I mean, it’s a cute little emoticon, but it made… More »

Wanderlust: A Pit Stop At The ER & Why You Should Travel With Health Insurance

By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 9, 2015
The only thing I didn't consider when planning this solo traveling adventure is that I might end up in hospital. Sadly, I did. I woke up in a pool of my own blood a few nights ago and was faced with a difficult choice: Do I go to the ER (which would be ridiculously expensive… More »

14 Valentine’s Day Crafts For Grown-Ups

By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015

I Understand, ComCast: 5 Rude Nicknames I Gave Customers While Working In Retail

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015
It came out today that ComCast has a really, really big problem with nickname leaks. As in, they nicknamed a customer “Super Bitch,” and then sent her a bill with “Super Bitch” printed as her first name. So, first of all, who’s the ComCast fuck-up who went ahead and actually wrote “Super Bitch” literally ANYWHERE… More »

9 Spring Totes For Just About Everybody

By: Megan Reynolds / February 6, 2015
It's cold out. The rodent in Pennsylvania saw his shadow. We must dig in our heels and hunker down in preparation for spring's eventual arrival. There are ways of coping with this. Pack a bag and panic-purchase a ticket to somewhere balmy, throwing all your floaty things into a bag and jetting off to a… More »

How To Make A Salad You’ll Always Want To Eat

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015
Making a salad at home is a pain in the ass and everyone knows it. Too much chopping! Too much washing! Too many partially-used ingredients sitting in your fridge afterward! BAH HUMBUG. NO SALAD. Just kidding. I love salad. Greens are the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, and we as much as we ca… More »

These Houses Are Specially Built For The Young, Broke & Fabulous

By: Claire Hannum / February 6, 2015
A Dutch construction company has a plan in place for post-grads who are broke and less than thrilled at the prospect of moving in with their parents. The company, Heijmans, calls these 25- to 35-year-olds who are finished with college, unmarried, and getting started in their fields the "the Not-Quite Generation" and has a pla… More »

Frisky Eats: 14 Delish Homemade Cracker Recipes To Aid Your Mid-Winter Snacking And Soup Consumption

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 6, 2015
PUT DOWN THE SALTINES, FRIEND. We both know you’ve been snacking on crackers for the last few weeks for one of three reasons: You’re sick and you can only eat crackers without wanting to vom. You’re sick and you’re trying to make your soup more tolerable. It’s snowy as fuck outside and all you have… More »

These Hot Drinking Trends Will Keep You Warm This February

By: Ask Men / February 6, 2015
Are you done with that New Year's resolution yet? Can we talk now? Ready?… It's February. It's freaking cold. The groundhog says there's six more weeks of winter. You've also got to find exactly the right Valentine's Day gift, totally last minute. Nothing good's on the tube, except "The Walking Dead." Screw this, you need… More »

Frisky Eats: 20 Sensual Chocolate Truffles For Every Valentine’s Palate

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015
You know what’s even better than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day? A box of homemade, custom-curated chocolates on Valentine’s Day! One great thing about truffles is that they are almost painfully easy to make – by and large, you melt chocolate with cream, mix in flavors, roll it into balls, cool them, and… More »

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