Blog Profile / xoJane


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Archived Since:June 21, 2012

Blog Post Archive

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Your Show-Stopping Potluck Dish

5 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Hey peeps and pups, and welcome back to another fresh and fruity installment of Recipe of the Week. Last week, you all shared bushels of berry recipes, and the most popular comment -- brought to us by GreyEagle -- was vastly entertaining.Sad blueberries:Step 1: see blueberries on sale at store, get... Continue reading

How I Sneak Into Music Festivals

5 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I'm absurdly good at sneaking into music festivals.Coachella 2016 marked the fifth major music festival I've gotten to attend in the past two years for exactly $0.The first time it happened was at a massive rave called POP at the Oakland Coliseum. My roommate and I had heard that POP was easy to... Continue reading

I've Spent My Entire Adult Life in One Relationship — Am I Supposed to Feel Like I've Missed Out?

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

In a few short months I'll celebrate my 30th birthday and I'll admit that typing those words just seriously freaked me out. At the age of 30, I will have been in a committed relationship with one man for over nine years. As a liberal, sex positive, educated feminist, I didn't expect to end up... Continue reading

Lipstick Is Never JUST Lipstick, As Proven By Maybelline's New Bolds and These Inspired Fragrances

7 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Perfume is a lie. We wear fragrances to help control the way people perceive us. On our worst days, we can trick others into thinking we’re confident, assertive, vulnerable, or sensual, all by choosing the right scent. But as much we’re lying to others, we’re also lying to ourselves because... Continue reading

"The Sex Factor" Is the Best, Saddest, NSFW-est Reality Show of ALL TIME

9 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Like many women, I watch porn. It can be a super-fun way to learn new sex moves and realize that hey, amputee sex is totally a turn-on. I am obsessive about this fantasy (sometimes) until I change websites and get really into butch German lesbians erotically shaving their heads while masturbating,... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Quit My STEM Major Because of My Eating Disorder

9 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I've told this story a hundred times, and each time it's different, though the logistics never change: a nerdy girl from Russia gets into one of the best US colleges to study applied math but midway through junior year changes her major to writing and then graduates. It's a boring story, so I... Continue reading

CREEPY CORNER: The "Noose House", the High Street "Ghost House" — What Scary Stories Haunt Your Hometown?

9 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

"Do you know about the Noose House?"My friend Amy posed this question to me after we'd made our nightly visit to CD World to ogle/impress her crush Sammy Music Store Worker. Zipping through the streets of Dallas in her 1985 Mercedes (I coveted that car so much), blasting something '90s and British... Continue reading

The Supreme Court Isn't Restricting Gun Access, But It Is Giving Me Hope

9 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I'll admit it – I'm a pessimist. More than that, I was beginning to think that our U.S. lawmakers, politicians, and everyone in between had lost their minds and America was destined to slide back into the Wild West era of gunfights in the streets. Unfortunately, my paranoia is warranted.... Continue reading

I'm a Radical Parent Choosing to Raise My Family in a Red, Southern State

9 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

In all my wildest imaginings of where I would find "home," I never envisioned myself in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nonetheless, this is the place I have chosen to call my home and community.I've lived many places throughout my life, mostly in the Northern states. I grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. As a... Continue reading

My Standards for Stunt Food Are High: An Entirely Serious Review of Burger King's Mac 'n' Cheetos

9 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I'm sure that, by now, you have seen or heard about the latest crazy taste sensation that is sweeping the nation: Burger King's Mac 'n' Cheetos. I have been excited for these orange nuggets of glory for some time now, and on June 27th, 2016, I finally got to mash 'em up in my chops.I was about... Continue reading

I Had A Private Tutorial With The Creator of Her Own Lash Line To Step Up My False Eyelash Game

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

“You’re not gonna put on lashes? Like, none at all???!!” I’ve heard some version of that exasperated inquiry at some point during almost every theatrical production I’ve been in. The revelation that I don’t like wearing false eyelashes has stopped pleasant conversations dead in their tracks... Continue reading

I Worked as Movie Extra for Years, And It Got Me Nowhere in My Acting Career

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

It's 4:30 a.m. on a brisk spring morning in 2013, and I begin my frantic walk to the train. I double-check that I have my three forms of ID, collection of costume pieces, and various ways to pass the next 14 hours. After three years as a background actor in NYC, my system is solid. But I have... Continue reading

Highlighting Fiends (Like Me) Are Gonna Lose Their $h!t Over These "Liquid Metal" Drops

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Well, I hope you're all enjoying my summer of exclusively covering highlighters because I sure am. Had I known that 2016 was going to be the Year of the Glow™, I would have made some room on my bathroom shelves! We all know that the best reason to clean and organize your beauty products is getting... Continue reading

Keeping My Stuff in Storage for 3 Years Has Helped Me Live More Authentically

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I moved back to St. Louis from New York three years ago. (Cue the tears) It was a very hard decision after vowing never to live here again after leaving for college. For at least half of my time here I’ve been very resistant to the fact that St. Louis, a region rife with racial tensions,... Continue reading

The SCOTUS Decision on Texas Abortion Law Was a Good Start, But We Have a Long Way to Go

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

The Supreme Court struck down two key provisions of Texas' HB2 yesterday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, addressing major barriers to abortion access in the Lone Star State, and all I can think about is the perilous nature of the high court, and of abortion rights at large. Don't... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Had to Tell My Boss About My Poop Problems

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

As I sit here ready to eat my arm and struggling through my "liquid diet" for my first colonoscopy at the tender age of 27, I can't help but laugh to myself about my current situation.The truth is, losing almost 20 pounds and feeling the need to be near the bathroom at all times is no laughing... Continue reading

The Most Persuasive Girls in the Room: A Peek Inside the World of High School Debating

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

It's nine o'clock on Saturday morning in an uptown Toronto boardroom. It's a sunny day in late June, the sort of day you associate with picnics and the park. Pop culture representations suggest all teens should still be sleeping in at this hour on a weekend; however, I'm with a group of young... Continue reading

I'm OK with Being the "Old Lady" Hanging Out with a Bunch of "Kids" — It Just Took Me a While to Get Here

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

"Does it ever make you self-conscious that you're the 'old lady' hanging out with all those kids?"A friend asked me this a few weeks ago when I was telling her about the unexpected ways my life had panned out in Hong Kong. At the time I laughed it off, offering some quip about how I've always been... Continue reading

My Flings with Gay Men Taught Me that Sexual Attraction Isn't Black and White

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

You could argue that my taste in men is somewhat biased. I've always had affection for people out of my league. 1987 was the year I started daydreaming of famous gay men. My romantic obsession with Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys scored me no points with my peers who were into more obvious... Continue reading

I'LL TRY ANYTHING ONCE: I Tried Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads to Fight the Patriarchy

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Recently, as my friend Jillian and I discussed our periods, we started griping about the cost of menstrual products. New York may be wising up to the unfairness of one gender spending at least $10 a month simply because they are female, but we aren't holding our breath for Mississippi to do... Continue reading

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