On Before Too Long, Everyone You Know Will Be Named Emma

@SarahP What kind of trade is occupied by a Jason?

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 11:17 am 2

On 10 Things My Yoga Instructor Said That Almost Made Me Quit Yoga

"Juice your spine."
"Hit the bottom of your ribcage as you draw your elbows down and you will unlock your karmic powers."
"This asana has protective qualities that will help guard your body against radiation from Fukishima."

This is why I no longer do yoga!

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 4:34 pm 4

On An E-Mail Announcement From the Proud New Mommy

@Daisy Razor Sadly, I do... see my comment below. This should have been a major hint that this woman's values weren't in line with mine anymore, if they ever had been to begin with. The reward for pushing is the baby...

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0

On An E-Mail Announcement From the Proud New Mommy

I am sad to say these are real - my former best friend demanded one from her husband. They still can't make ends meet, but she totally needed a third diamond ring because of all the hard work of making the baby - yuck.

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm 0

On The Natural Beauty and Cosmetics Advocate: Jessa Blades

@S. Elizabeth Actually, chemo can make people much more sensitive to certain cosmetic ingredients. I watched it happen with my mother. And since someone going through chemo wants badly to look and feel like herself again, it's a real kick in the teeth to find out that your old makeup makes you break out in painful rashes.

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 11:27 am 2

On The Natural Beauty and Cosmetics Advocate: Jessa Blades

I'm sorry, but some of the comments on here don't even seem aimed at the article at all. All she's talking about is makeup, not medicine. And while I agree that "toxins" can sound vague, it is absolutely true that women in the United States are being sold products that contain lead and formaldehyde. Which, regardless of your affinity for things all-natural, you should probably try to avoid.
One last thing, then I'm off my soap box - this is definitely not the only promotional piece the Hairpin has ever posted - see the article pushing natural deodorant from etsy, or just about any author pushing their newest publication.

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 10:06 am 9

On Ask Ladies About Engagement Rings

My grandma and grandpa got married when they were young and very poor. He invested well, and later became pretty wealthy. As they got older, almost every anniversary would bring a new fancy ring - emeralds, sapphires, and more diamonds.
I inherited the first little ring, and it has a lot of sentimental value. I love the story, too.

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm 1

On The 10 Other Reasons You Don't Have Abs

Sorry, but is AskMen different from Men's Health? If you want to ruin your day, check out their relationship advice... uggggh.

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 11:37 am 1

On Becoming a Better Lazy Vegetarian

Easy, and not impressive-sounding, but SO good and SO easy: Mix a can of canellini beans with a jar of marinara sauce and stuff it in a pita. Amazing. Gotta eat it right away, though, it gets messy.

Posted on March 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm 0

On The Comment Section for Every Article Ever Written About PETA

My favorite comments go like this: Vegans can't be healthy, I know a fat vegan - OR - Vegans can't be healthy, I know a really skinny vegan.

So, the take away is, vegans are shaped more or less like the rest of us? Awful.

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm 13