As bloggers, we get a fair amount of free stuff from companies and the publicists who represent them. This is both common knowledge and common practice in the industry, as it allows writers to see new products and figure out whether or not we should recommend them to readers, as well as giving the businesses a better chance at exposure. So is the idea of us selling those free gifts ethical? More
Look. I think most of you already understand implicitly why plagiarism is wrong. But Jennifer has thrown down the gauntlet, so I accept. More
If there’s three things we love, it’s adorable animals, runway gimmicks and tiny versions of regular things. During Toronto Fashion Week, they collided at the Korhani fashion show as several models came down the runway toting precious micropiglets. Sadly, in addition to being cute, pigs are also extremely intelligent and sensitive, so carrying them down a runway to deafening Soft Cell while hundreds of people cheer is probably the most terrifying thing imaginable for them. Also, the micropig industry is fucked up. So! Here is a slideshow of the Korhani runway accompanied by ominous facts about pig keeping from this government issued pamphlet of Guidance on the Legal Obligations of Pig Keepers. Fun fact: you can’t bury dead ones! More
If I had a nickel for every time someone asked “what do you eat?” upon learning I’m a vegan, I’d be able to afford a whole lot of nice dinners out at Candle 79. More
So this has absolutely nothing to do with makeup or pretty things but I just had to share it with you. It is of the eco-friendlier persuasion at least. It’s a coffee cup. Not just any coffee cup. It’s THE coffee … More
I was listening to NPR a few months ago and they were discussing the WIC program now including an additional allotment for produce. This has led to an increasing number of Farmers’ Markets accepting things like WIC and Food Stamps. They were … More
Since there’s been this Ditch the Disposables Challenge we talked about the other day I thought I would share some great replacement options. I used to have a pretty powerful paper towel addiction. It was ugly. It took a serious re-wiring … More
I really like the idea that products not tested on animals and free of Parabens and synthetics ingredients are becoming so widely available. If it’s better for some, then why shouldn’t it be better for everyone is my question? Everyone should … More
Have you seen those new commercials for High Fructose Corn Syrup? No, I said it right, for, like in favor of HFCS. Here’s the one that I found particularly hilarious. Umm right because far be it from me to actually … More
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So unless you have been living under a rock I’m sure you’ve heard about the BPA controversy that has been swirling aroung for the past couple of years. BPA refers to bisphenol A which is chemical compound that is toxic … More
Apparently PETA is not the only group that will get naked to titillate passers-by. LUSH employees staged a naked butt-a-thon, my title not theirs, in order to educate the public on the ills of excess packaging in cosmetics and personal … More
Okay I have something personal to discuss with you. It’s um about…um you know, your special lady time. Aunt Flow, “THE CURSE”, the rag, your menses or whatever you want to call it. I personally find “the rag” to be the … More
Everyone has something, some little guilty pleasure that makes them feel just oh so good. Some have more than one. I have a few but I’ll just talk about the only acceptable one; pedicures. There is just nothing that … More
Planet Green has an article I saw today about making your own organic baby food. If you’re healthy on the inside that translates to outer beauty. The best way to get those habits started early is to get your kids used … More