Fantasy is free. More
I’m not religious, but I’ve heard that masturbating is a sin. More
Backpacks have made their comeback finally. They’re such a useful accessory. Honestly, probably the most useful accessory. More
As somebody who does not particularly enjoy running, sometimes I need a little extra motivation. While I don’t love wearing cute or “flattering” (i.e. slimming) exercise wear, I do really love putting on a pair of efficient shoes that also has an appearance I find appealing. It’s just oddly nice to look down and see my feet moving quickly in a color I love; it just encourages that extra bit of productivity, for some reason.
So, for you fellow flash-loving folks, I’ve found some spectacular, bright running shoes! More
I’m a pretty huge fan of H&M, as I am often on a fairly low budget for clothing, yet really love shopping every once in a while. Over the past couple years, I have been especially impressed by their selection of organic clothing (the only suit I own, an off-white one, is actually from the collection they released in 2010). Now, the newest H&M Conscious Collection is out and it looks really fantastic for summer/fall. More
As we’ve heard from breast cancer survivors before, finding clothing that fits well after a mastectomy or double mastectomy can be very tough. Coupled with the emotional changes that a survivor goes through, these frustrations can be extremely difficult to come to terms with, as they’re a constant reminder of the traumatic experience that person has gone through. But two women are trying to change this. More
When you walk into any given clothing store in your local mall, you’re likely to see mannequins that are inhumanly thin — not standard-size model thin, but unattainably, disproportionately thin (plus, they usually have those weird, pupil-less eyes). It’s odd … More
When you’re on the hunt for cheap Christmas gifts (or Hannukah gifts, or white elephant gifts), it’s easy to turn to standards like chocolate, cookies or mall-bought body sprays and candles. Don’t. You can give something unique no matter what your price range, and we found you 25 great Christmas gift ideas to prove it. More
There’s a misconception that small businesses are always selling things for high prices; in fact, lots of smaller stores will actually bargain with you on prices and have their own great sales. So, why not put down the 15 all-the-same ornaments from the giant bargain store and instead hop downtown, uptown or even online to find some great gifts? Plus, you’ll be getting a one-of-a-kind gift for the one-of-a-kind people in your life. Everybody wins! More
Etsy artisans are rocking some killer Black Friday sales — including many that are ongoing through November 26, aka ‘Cyber Monday.’ Yesterday I rounded up some of my favorite Etsy shop sales on clean beauty products. Today, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales from Etsy’s ‘plants and edibles’ section —- think infused honey elixirs, vegan fudge, organic teas and heirloom seeds. More
I’m not ashamed to admit that, frequently, I cut corners to save money on personal care items. I buy white-label just about everything. I stopped using shampoo. I scoff at the idea of a $12 skincare product. 12 American dollars? Who am I, a Kennedy? But I have come to realize that, in this life that are just worth it, there are some products worth springing for, either for your health, your comfort, or the the betterment of the planet. More
Happy national bicycle month, ladies! I clicked around, asked around and gathered together some of the most awesome, adorable, brilliant, silly, classy and practical new bike accessories. These should get you psyched to bike this spring, whether you’re heading to the office, the beach, a dinner party or a date. More
Are you spending money on the life you want, or the life you lead?
Today is arguably the one day of the year most focused on shopping and consumerism in America (funny, too, that it immediately follows the day we’re all supposed to be thankful for what we have, but that’s a different post …). It marks the beginning of the season when everyone’s spending habits go berserk. Ostensibly, we’re all out there buying gifts for other people—but, come on, tell me you’ve never passed a holiday sale on something you’ve been wanting for yourself that was too good to pass up. A lot of us follow the ‘X gifts for other people, one for me!’ philosophy of holiday shopping. Which is why I think this spending advice from personal finance writer April Dykman is especially pertinent right now. More
The day after Thanksgiving, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is weight loss. And if you’re debating about whether or not you should hit the gym to make up for yesterday’s edible indiscretions, if the alternative is getting up and moving long before the sun shines for Black Friday, you may actually want to skip your run and go shopping instead–it burns more calories than you think. More