Blog Profile / xoJane

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Claire's Final Edition (For Now)

13 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Hello, my dearest cats and kittens, and welcome back to a somewhat bittersweet installment of Recipe of the Week. You all had some great, gorgeous green-centric recipes last week, and we'll get to those in a minute, but first we need to have a little talk.Writing Recipe of the Week here at... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Boyfriend Turned Out to Be a Slumlord

13 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

In March of 2016, Malcolm and I decided to move in together. We’d been dating for just about four months. It was alarmingly fast, but it felt right. We spent just about every waking second together.We met on Tinder and had an instant connection, even though our personalities were a bit mismatched.... Continue reading

Losing My Father and Sister Far Too Soon Changed the Way I Both Live and Work

16 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

After about two hours of crying, praying, and searching our own souls for answers, my family and I had finally gotten news on Daddy’s condition. He had sustained two gunshot wounds to the back of his head and two to his upper back. His medical team said it was too much for him to survive, and the... Continue reading

How to Make Dark Circles Magically Disappear...After A Magic Night With David Blaine

17 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

Is there a magic trick to getting rid of dark circles? I'm going to go ahead and say no, not least of all because the person I know with the worst dark circles ever happens to be a magician.That's David Blaine:Okay, so I live in Chinatown now, right? But for the... Continue reading

What It Feels Like to Be Fat, Female, and Foreign in Tokyo

18 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

I don’t know if you’ve ever had the pleasure of tearfully explaining to a salesgirl that, no, the largest size in her ultra-trendy boutique won’t fit your fat ass no matter how many times she nods encouragingly and shoves clothes at you, but that’s a glimpse of what my life was like working and... Continue reading

CREEPY CORNER: The Tale of Hoichi the Earless

20 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

FUN FACT: I spent a good part of my 20s creating a play for young audiences called Mukashi Mukashi. It was my baby. My weird, creepy puppet baby. If you or someone you know were of elementary school age between 2007 and 2013, and lived in either Los Angeles or St. Louis,... Continue reading

Even if Reiki Is 'Fake,' at Least I'm Happy

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

A man is lying face up on a massage table, his eyes closed, his lips in a gentle smile. He’s wearing sweatpants and a T-shirt that says “Life is Buddha-ful.” I stand near him with my hands hovering over his body. There are four other people doing the same thing, their hands outstretched, palms... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Served on a Jury for a Domestic Violence Case

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

Jury duty happens. I’ll admit it: when the official-looking envelope arrived, my first thoughts were not excitement to participate in the democratic process. They were, How can I get out of this so I don’t waste too much of my life?My previous experience with jury duty consisted of me checking the... Continue reading

I Baked This Aphrodisiac Cake and I Want to Have Sex with EVERYONE

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I love to bake and I love sex.While I write about sex professionally, I'm more likely to be found giving my friends tips on how to make the chewiest chocolate chip cookies than I am to be giving tips to have the best sex of your life. It has long been my dream that someday I would be able to... Continue reading

How Eating My Birthday Cake Alone in a Restaurant Ended My Closest Friendship

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I was excited to turn 23 this year. Something about it made me giddy inside; the whole year was going great for me, so I had a good feeling that this birthday would be better than the previous birthdays. This year, I decided to celebrate it in one of my favorite steakhouses.I don’t have the... Continue reading

Beautifully Wrapped Gifts That Come That Way for People Who Can't Wrap to Save Their Lives

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I know it might be hard to believe, but I’m actually pretty good at gift wrapping. I know that my ADHD tendencies, my gross beauty habits, and my generally type B personality make this seem improbable, but it’s true. The reason I'm so good at gift wrapping is because of my mom. When I was younger,... Continue reading

10 of the Weirdest Vacation Rental Properties That Are Actually Affordable Enough to Stay At

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Our world is chock-full of ineffable creations, both man-made and natural. We get it—it's a colossal world out there, so massive that it can deem daunting when deciding what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime (not to mention your fragile bank account). Don't let... Continue reading

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Accidentally Spilled Clam Juice in a Rich Lady's Purse and Didn't Tell Her

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I had my first waitressing job at 16 years old, working at a small mom-and-pop seafood restaurant along the beach in southern New Hampshire. It might have been small, but this place raked in the dough from tourists who wanted a true New England summertime meal. It was a gold mine for... Continue reading

How Spending 15 Minutes with Viola Davis Made Me Love Being a Black Woman Even More

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

When my editor asked me if I wanted to spend my Saturday in Rhode Island with Viola Davis, I was too in shock to even answer at first—but quickly came back down from the clouds and gave her an ecstatic YES! Like many young Black women, I proudly watched Viola become the first African-American woman... Continue reading

Why Is No One Else Seething Over the Rampant Fat-Shaming in Christopher Guest's 'Mascots'?

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I'm a huge Christopher Guest fan. Excuse me — Baron Christopher Guest. The writer-director of Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, This is Spinal Tap, and others, has a way with turning real-life situations into mockumentary gold. Which is why, when his newest offering, Mascots, debuted... Continue reading

Donald Trump's Lawyers Are Trying to Erase Him from the Trump U Trial, And I'm Calling Shenanigans

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Should Donald Trump be allowed to erase himself from the Trump University trial, scheduled to start on November 28 after years of back and forth? His legal team is certainly hoping so — they just filed a motion to "exclude evidence and argument" about Donald Trump from the proceedings, including... Continue reading

Stop Taking Important Phone Calls in the Bathroom at Work and Try This Instead

2 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Last week, I was in a predicament. It's one of those things that's going to sound like a humblebrag, but it was nerve-wracking at the time. I had to go to a fashion preview in Midtown, then do a Skype interview for a volunteer repro-justice position I'm really excited about, then head downtown for... Continue reading

10 Things We Didn’t Write About but That You Might Want to Comment On, Like How the Internet Broke for a While

3 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

Do you prefer to read only good news, or do you purposely seek out depressing, aggravating news? We've got all of the above in this week's roundup of current events that we didn't mean to not write about but... well, you know how it is. You'll probably be especially motivated to give your take on... Continue reading

COTW: Siri, Open Tinder

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

I uninstalled the three dating apps I had on my phone a few weeks ago, and to be honest, I don't even miss them. I've been spending more time working on myself and my friendships and my job, and it's been pretty much equal parts great and fulfilling, so far.But just because I deleted Tinder and... Continue reading

I'm Riding a Bike for the First Time in Years and I Need Tips So I Don't Run Over People

4 days agoLifestyle : xoJane

For the first time since I was 10, a bicycle is my primary means of transportation. Mr. Louise and I got used bikes to get around Yamaguchi because it takes too long to walk to the grocery store, and the train only runs sometimes. While at first the romance of breezily biking... Continue reading

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