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On An Ode to the Diva Cup

I love the Diva Cup! In the beginning I once had to GChat with a pal with one hand while trying to sort out what was going on with the Cup in the other hand.

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm 4

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: In Like Errol Flynn

@Nicole Cliffe If you are ever in Victoria, BC: http://www.paradiseboutique.ca/ House made vintage-style bathing suits named after different stars!

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm 0

On That Baby Wants to Break You Up

@madge This happened to me when my half-sister was born when I was 7. Genetics be damned, I blame my permanent dark undereye circles on this childhood trauma.

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm 7

On An Interview With a Former Beauty PR Manager

Jane, Jack Black lipbalm is THE BEST (especially the lemon chamomile flavour). All other lip balms pale in comparison. I was also dubious until my best friend married a Sephora store director and I got some free tubes, and now I am hooked for life!

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm 0

On Your Guide to Blood Donation: The Lazy Person’s Charitable Giving

@Rock and Roll Ken Doll My experience was similar. As much as I would love to donate blood, it isn't physically possible for me. Even after trying things like the Applied Tension Technique! http://www.anxietybc.com/sites/default/files/documents/blood_and_needles.pdf

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm 0

On What It's Like to Get a Biopsy

@littlebopeepshow I totally agree. Maybe part of it depends which area of your cervix they take the biopsy? I had to get a colposcopy last week and I was really scared because I happened to read this article when it first came out (wish I'd read the comments!). Although I'm super squeamish, while the process was uncomfortable, it was not painful for me at the time and I'd been expecting IUD insertion level pain, which was excruciating for me. Afterwards I just felt period crampy. I would recommend bringing a friend, though, just in case. My boyfriend was nice enough to take the afternoon off of work and I really appreciated it. Also I took a couple painkillers an hour before, which may have helped.

I also opted not to look at the screen because who needs to see any of their internal organ magnified that large?!

Posted on July 9, 2012 at 1:20 am 0

On Ask an Indelicate Question: How Do You Go, Girl?

@greatkate i just moved in with my boyfriend only to discover our new place doesn't have a bathroom fan :(

Posted on July 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm 0

On Mascarapedia, Volume I

@aubrey! @celeec4@twitter @tootsky I have the same problem and I use Geisha mascara! It's the only mascara I've ever used that doesn't flake or give me raccoon eyes by the end of the day. Plus, it's easy to wash off! http://www.geishaink.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GEIS-0004

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm 0

On Mascarapedia, Volume I

I would love to see what Jane thinks of Geisha mascara! It's the only mascara I've ever found that doesn't leave black marks under my eyes by the end of the day.

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm 0

On Ask a Clean Person: What's Cookin'? Oh. Ew.

Oh, sticky traps are the worst! That was my landlord's solution in my old place too but when a mouse gets caught they're stuck on there until they starve to death and they make the saddest little whining noises. Once I realized how terrible the traps were, I got the mice off the traps using vegetable oil (traumatic for both me and the mouse) and set them free in the woods. So I guess that also confirms Jolie's advice for cleaning the mess.

Maybe suggest snap traps to your landlord or buy some yourself since they are cheap and much more likely to give a quick death!

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm 1