3 Films that Prove Feminist Movies in the Horror Genre Exist

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The horror genre is an amazing place to explore the horrible stuff society does to the “other,” so, its ability to depict feminist storylines is rife with opportunity.

Now, not all horror is created equal. There are plenty of films that are not feminist friendly. The whole “have sex and get murdered” slasher shtick is hardly progressive (but sure is a lot of fun) and gory torture porn is nothing more than a boring, story-empty 90-minute waste. But there are many classic films in the genre that allow female characters to …

13 Fun and Functional Drink Coasters for Entertaining

Clever drink coasters for your home.

Get your home ready for the holiday entertaining season with these clever drink coasters to protect your furniture.

In our household, as in many US households, autumn and winter are the indoor entertaining months. Spring and summer are the outdoor entertaining months, but the cooler weather removes that most excellent option for outdoor entertaining and forces hosts to entertain guests back inside their homes. Between Halloween and New Year’s Eve, most of our homes will have had enough relatives and friends traipse through to wreak havoc on …

The 7 Best Beauty Products for a Post-Workout Glow

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So, you made it to the gym, or the mountain, or the pool or your exercise location of choice? Getting there is half the battle, so congratulations! These are 7 of the best beauty products to keep in your gym bag after an intense workout.

Now you’ve had a great workout and are feeling energized, but perhaps also sweaty and grimy. You don’t have time to run home and shower so keep these beauty products on hand to feel refreshed without much time or effort. Reward yourself for your hard …

SC Johnson to Disclose All Proprietary Fragrance Ingredients

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SC Johnson’s “secret” corporate fragrances are about to be let out of the bottle.

From perfumes to dishwashing and laundry detergents to candles, chemical fragrances are in practically everything.

But manufacturers do not have to disclose which chemicals are used in their proprietary fragrances, protected by the U.S. Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. And some of these products can contain dozens of chemicals in just one fragrance.

Now, major personal care brand SC Johnson (Glade, Pledge, Shout, Windex) has announced it’s going to disclose all of its fragrance ingredients used in its products. Similarly, …

6 Stellar DIY Nail Art Designs in Only Three Steps

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Easy DIY nail art to jazz up your digits.

Painting your nails all one color? Pffft! While nail art is all the rage, I always lean toward DIY nail art as opposed to going to a salon. One, because it saves oodles of money, and two, because I don’t want toxic chemicals on my tips.

Below are 6 fabulous DIY nail art designs and suggested non-toxic nail polishes to go with them:

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Tutorial + Image Source: Dit&O

1. Glitter Ombre

  • Paint your base

10 Haikus About Real Food: Foodie Underground

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ColumnThe beauty of real food boiled down into simple words.

Eat real food, and eat well.

Usually Foodie Underground is a lengthy column about some version of the six words above. Sometimes I feel that every week I am just trying to find a new and creative way to say the exact same thing: eat real food. One week it can be an argument for buying dirty vegetables, another a dive into the world of direct trade coffee. But ultimately, the message remains the same. And when you write the same message all …

California Bans GMO Salmon Production

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GMO salmon have been a point of contention for a while now as the FDA sits on the issue. But California is taking major steps to keep so-called frankenfish out of their neck of the woods.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill banning the commercial production of GMO salmon in California waters in an effort to protect native species.

AB 504 will protect California’s native chinook and coho salmon species, like those prevalent in San Francisco’s Humboldt Bay. The salmon are already dealing a crippling drought, according to the bill’s author …

9 Simple DIY Wine Rack Projects You Can Make Yourself

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Super clever and simple do-it-yourself ideas for making a wine rack.

Are you a wine aficionado or want to make your friends think that you are a wine aficionado?

Step one is to stop drinking wine from a box. Step two is to get a wine rack, or better yet make your own wine rack. Step three is to learn all about wine, but that really is the business of another post. This post is all about creative ways that you can make your own wine storage racks.

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