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Mar 28, 2011

Body Blog: How Much Soy is Too Much Soy?

Soy is found in just about EVERYTHING these days. So much so that soy consumption in the U.S. has skyrocketed since the early 1990s. Sales climbed from $300 million in 1992 to over $4 billion in 2008. It's cheap to produce (mainly because the government subsidizes its growth) and is in tons of packaged products.

Mar 18, 2011

Budget Stylista: Thinking Spring (Jackets)

For many of us, this week brought the first real warm, gloveless days of the year. Ah, how I love that first day of 55 degree weather, when we all think 55 degrees means summer and you actually see people walking the streets in shorts and flip-flops, pretending they are perfectly cozy when they're really covered in goose bumps and their leg hair is growing back. Not that they'll admit it, or suck it up and rock their puffy jackets on a day like today. Not. A. Chance.

Mar 14, 2011

Body Blog: Drink for Thought

We all know that drinking adds extra calories. I mean, how many times have we heard someone tell us "If you want to lose weight, cut out alcohol"? But let's face it, for a lot of us, that is pretty much asking us to give up going to college.

Budget Stylista: Get Bright With Yo Bad Self

This spring is all about bright bottoms, and mixing and matching big, bold colors. I love pairing two complementary colors together - think bright blue and orange, or pink and green. It just makes everything more exciting.

Mar 11, 2011

Budget Stylista: Put a Sparkle in Your Step!

While Fall brought us sequined minis, handbags and blazers, Spring appears to bringing the 'quin in for our tootsies. From pumps to oxfords to flats and beyond, it seems that just about every style of shoe can get a dance recital makeover.

Mar 4, 2011

Body Blog: Step Away from the Artificial Sweeteners!

I have something to share with you. Something many of you don't want to hear (ignorance is bliss, right?), but something you all need to hear. Something that goes against everything we've been taught our whole lives. Something that is going to rock your world. You ready for it?

Feb 28, 2011

Feb 17, 2011

The Know: Kick Those Chocolate Cravings to the Curb

Here's a fact: there are few times in a day when I would pass up the temptation of something chocolate. Save for when I first wake up… er... scratch that. Let’s try this again: There is NEVER a time in the day - not even once, not even a half second - where I wouldn’t want something chocolate.

Feb 11, 2011

Budget Stylista: Make a Fashion Statement

The number one reason I love the statement necklace: no effort required. In your most lazy moments you can throw on jeans, a white tee and a statement necklace and it looks like you put time and effort into your ‘fit instead of hitting snooze fifteen times.

Feb 4, 2011

Budget Stylista: Blizzard Chic

The weather has been bat sh*t crazy. And totally unpredictable. Sort of like your emotions right around your period. And even though Thundersnow is a fun word to say (especially when said like this: THUNDERSNOOOOOW!!!!) the very cold truth is that actually walking around in Thundersnow is the opposite of fun.

Jan 27, 2011

The Know: Sushi with My Girls!

There isn't much to say about Sushi With My Girls. To be In The Know about it, is to read it. You will either agree that it's pretty amazing or you'll know someone who would agree it's pretty amazing.

Jan 20, 2011

The Know: Peanut Butter Heaven

I love peanut butter. As in, please don’t judge me but I could sit in front of the TV with a spoon (or my finger?) and eat it like a bowl of ice cream. Or strawberries. If only peanut butter had the same fat and calories as strawberries. Then I’m certain all of life’s biggest problems would be solved.

Jan 14, 2011

Budget Stylista: The Trouser Jean

I love skinny jeans just as much as the next person. They are great to tuck into boots. Great with long tunics. Great for so many things in my 'drobe. But when I feel anything but? Skinny jeans... not such a fan.

Jan 13, 2011

The Know: Get on the Urban Decay Waiting List!

We all know the total euphoria of finding a brand new must-have, I'm-totally-obsessed-with-that-since-I-saw-it-in-Glamour-and-checked-it-out-at-Sephora-and-it-made-my-skin-look-effing-flawless beauty product. I don’t care what anyone (boys) says, I stand my ground that these things can be life changing.