Can We Stop Body Shaming Now?

  This is a dirty little secret, isn’t it?  Basically all of us do it – – judging others on their appearance, on whether they need to lose (or gain) weight, how his butt looks in jeans or how big her thighs and hips truly are. I’m talking about body shaming.  I’ll admit, I’ve done…

Shame on Us

The American Presidential Election of 2016 is turning into what some media outlets/pundits have called “Shame of Thrones.”  They aren’t far off the mark. While shameful and nasty behavior during elections is not totally uncommon – – in 1964, Lyndon Johnson systematically destroyed Barry Goldwater’s character via a smear team; in 2004 John Kerry was…

The One Where I’ve Reached My Fill with Tiny House Hunting

  I’ll admit it.  I love HGTV.  I’m their bitch at times.  I go through phases of not getting enough of their shows and then bypassing the channel like a Scientologist knocking on my front door.  You get me? So I’ve seen many, many episodes and alliterations of Tiny House Whatever and/or Whatever Tiny House(s)….

What Obama’s Signing of the DARK Act Into Law Means for You

In just a few words, the DARK (Denying Americans the Right to Know) Act (or S. 764) is yet another way for corporations and the government to take away our rights; in this case, the right to have our food properly labeled so we know what we are putting into our bodies and those of…

Getting Through Airport Security in a Breeze

Thanks to WhoWhatWear, I found an awesome article penned by a flight attendant on what not to wear when going through airport security.   As travel is difficult enough, what with longer lines, more security checks, overbooked planes and the Pokemon Go addicts, I say to take note. Ditch the Bulk. This really goes without…

Product Review: Zen Guru Acupressure Mat & Pillow

This little product proves that yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. I was fortunate enough to be gifted this marvel late last year by my  mother.  I have had back and neck issues since a car accident (don’t you just love drivers on their cell phones!)  and had begun experiencing extreme fatigue and joint…

O.J. : Made in America ~ Why You Should Watch This Documentary

Because O.J. Simpson Actually Did More Than Kill Two People So this is totally late because I watched this ESPN 30 for 30 documentary when it aired last month but . . . reasons. I enjoy a good documentary (see HBO’s phenomenal Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills in which the filmmakers…

Product Review: Pop Perfect Macrame Ballet Flats

Let me disclose.  I have never been that girl or that woman who salivates over shoes and forfeits meals in order to have stylish feet.  Nope, not me.  I like cute sandals and you seriously cannot underestimate a good pair of boots but Carrie Bradshaw I am not. I suppose it goes without saying that…

This Again?

Or, Jennifer Aniston Has Something to Say It is 2016, right?  You might think it was 1956 based on the media’s oh-so-sexist stance on women in the workplace and what makes us successful.  Guess what, media types?  Women actually aim higher than getting a new last name and popping out babies. Shocking! But seriously ….

As If You Needed More Reasons to Quit Soda

I get it.  I have an unnatural addiction to all things Dr. Pepper and/or Mr. Pibb (damn you, Pepper and Pibb).  I never developed a vice for coffee or sweets but these particular sodas?  Yep.  I used to drink 2-3 cans per day.  Gross, I know. I’ve gone cold turkey on them in the past,…

Life Lessons from Beverly Hills 90210

Yes, You Can Actually Learn Something on an Aaron Spelling Show About Wealthy, Spoiled Teens And no, I’m not talking about the horrific reboot with that dopey Wilson family and the “revamped” (and clearly sucky) Peach Pit with Dr. Pepper signs everywhere. (We get it, crappy reboot . . . Dr. Pepper was a sponsor.)…

What Your Mechanic Wants You to Know

B, an automotive service technician with over 20 years experience, shares these tips to make your car repair a little smoother: 1. Your owner’s manual does have a purpose besides taking up space in your glove box.  Checking it before taking your car in not only can answer a lot of questions but can also…

Find Your Perfect Swimsuit

No Matter Your Body Type, You’re Covered!   Am I the only one who hates swimsuit season?  Swimsuit season . . . pool party . . .terrifying.  Finding a suit that doesn’t already smush my small bust, or make my hips look larger or ride up . . .ugh.  And I live at the beach….