Blog Profile / xoJane

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Archived Since:June 21, 2012

Blog Post Archive

How Monica Lewinsky Shaped My Attitude About Sexuality

3 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I was 11 years old in January 1998, when Monica Lewinsky became the most infamous woman in the world. It was 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning when I first saw her face on the cover of a newspaper. I had woken up early, because I was scheduled to write the Secondary School Admissions Test, a... Continue reading

What Kind of Women Think Maternity Leave Is Paid Time Off?

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Self-reflection. It was this joined two word phrase that really ticked me off. Ask any mother how much self-reflecting she did during her maternity leave and you will likely run into a few possible scenarios. You may recognize a look of confusion, or you will have the experience of someone laughing... Continue reading

Travel Culture Has Ruined Dating

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I'm in my late twenties and I'm single. Logging onto Facebook — seeing people I grew up with get engaged, married, and become parents — is a daily reminder that I'm slightly behind the curve. One of my good friends from high school is about to celebrate her 10th wedding anniversary this... Continue reading

Calm Down Internet, Here's What That Study on The Biggest Loser Actually Proves

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Earlier this week, a study was published online in the journal Obesity that caused quite a stir. The study, titled "Persistent metabolic adaptations 6 years after 'The Biggest Loser' competition," sought to determine whether the contestants of this outrageously popular show experienced long-term... Continue reading

I Feel Guilty All The Time, And It Sucks

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I've blamed Catholic school for as long as I can remember, and church youth groups, Bible studies, after service coffee mornings, but my brother and sister went to all that too, and they don't have guilt. They don't wake up thinking of what they did wrong, mistakes that they made five years ago.... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I'm a Nonbinary Trans Person, And I Was Sexually Harassed When I Used the Men's Bathroom

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

As a nonbinary trans individual, I am plagued by the bathroom wars that are going on in the South, partly because I personally struggle with the decision of which restroom to use. Do I go to the ladies' room despite not passing as female and risk getting harassed? Or do I go into the... Continue reading

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace Is a Very Real Problem

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

The only thing worse than experiencing a difficult pregnancy is experiencing a difficult pregnancy and then being fired for it, which is what happened to Tiffany Kantrowitz. She alleges that Dolce and Gabbana on Saks Fifth Avenue fired her from her position selling makeup because she requested... Continue reading

Man Creates Tiny Jurassic Park for His Tortoise, Greatly Improves My Week

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

A man named Oliver Turpin has made a Jurassic Park replica for his tortoise, greatly improving the tortoise's quality of life, as well as mine.Let's be real, sometimes the work week is just too much, and emergency animal videos and pictures are required. This video certainly does the trick. Not... Continue reading

I Got High AF on a Piece of Wearable Technology

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I was perched unceremoniously on the funky love seat in the dining room and people were looking at me expectantly. I was, for the first time, plugged into the Matrix known as Thync Technology, and I was tripping balls. It might have been the lingering Klonopin dose and the mild alcohol intake,... Continue reading

WORST ROOMMATE EVER: My Roommate Called the Cops on Me When I Changed the WiFi Password

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I live in a three-bedroom apartment with two other girls. We'd all decided to move in together of our own volition. This wasn't some random mash up of personalities gone wrong; we were friends.Actually, that's kind of a lie. I never really liked Shoshanna, she just sort of came as a package... Continue reading

The "Perfect Wedding Dress" Isn't Made for My Body

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

In June 2015, I officially tied the knot. As I look back on my wedding photos, I see joy in my eyes, love beaming off my husband's face, and my beautiful gown, which was big enough to cover the two ostomy bags attached to my body. My ostomy bags are my last reminders of one night that left my... Continue reading

My Great American CREEPY CORNER Road Trip!

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I'm in America, Creepy Corneristas!What am I doing here? Well, aside from suffering from a Jet Lag Insanity Circus (it's 3:30am right now and while my brain says, "SLEEP" my body says, "ISN'T IT TIME TO EAT DINNER AGAIN?") and attending a wedding, Mr. Louise and I are about to embark on the longest... Continue reading

This YouTube-Famous Vegan Vlogger Is a Brutal Cyber Bully, And She's Destroying My Online Community

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

As a Millennial living in the digital age (who also happens to be vegan), I spend quite a bit of time on YouTube. I follow a broad range of channels featuring everyone from beauty bloggers to fitness gurus to indie comedians. Recently, I noticed one of my favorite YouTubers, Pilates teacher Cassey... Continue reading

I'm Terrible with Money and It Makes Me Feel Like a Bad Feminist

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I've been interested in and excited about feminism for as long as I can remember. My parents have always been wildly progressive and supportive of both my sister and me, encouraging us to pursue any whim or passion our hearts desired, whether they were "meant for girls" or not. I went to an... Continue reading

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Your Favorite Shellfish

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Hello my dearest foodie friends, and welcome back to another sweet and sticky episode of Recipe of the Week. Last week, we blabbed about the magical meat that is bacon, resulting in a very delicious installment of this series.The winner, brought to us by evil katy perry, was a salty sweet combo... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Sick Father Refused to Take My Kidney, And Now It’s Too Late for Him to Get a Transplant

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I'm a daddy's girl — always have been, always will be. As a child, I looked forward to Thursday afternoons when my dad would work a half-day and be home by the time I got home from school. Every other day of the week, he worked long hours at his private practice as a general practitioner, never... Continue reading

Organic and Luxury Skincare Come Together in goop's New Collection

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

When the new goop skincare line was announced a couple of months ago, I had one of those moments when I thought, "wait, isn't that already a thing?" It just feels like a no brainer, like it should have been here all along.goop started off as Gwyneth Paltrow's weekly newsletter and evolved into a... Continue reading

I Quit My Job Without Another One Lined Up, And the World Didn’t End

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

When I graduated college five years ago, it's safe to say that I had no career goals.I'd spent the majority of my life wanting to be a dancer, and even after that became a stretch, I never really thought about how I would spend my working life. I picked up a marketing major because it was "smart"... Continue reading

8 Game-Changing Makeup Brushes I'll Actually Use Instead of My Fingers

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

For someone who loves makeup and beauty so much, I've never really been fastidious about the particulars of my routine. This manifests itself in many ways: I don't own an eyelash curler, my makeup organization is sorely lacking, and I though I've tried various tech-heavy beauty implements such as... Continue reading

Don't Let the Latest Yoga Sexual Harassment Scandal Stop You From Exploring the Practice

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Earlier this week, a longtime Jivamukti yoga teacher found herself at the center of a $1.6 million civil suit involving allegations of sexual harassment. Considering the intimate nature of yoga as a physical practice, that such charges have begun surfacing should come as no surprise. What is... Continue reading

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