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Organic: What’s in a Name?

It’s hard to go anywhere without hearing someone throw around the word “organic.” Gwyneth Paltrow can’t stop talking about her organic cleanses, organic cold-pressed juice shops are popping up on every corner, and Starbucks even carries organic coffee. And so you shop at Whole Foods (cough Whole Paycheck cough) to seek out these special items. But why do you spend more money to buy “organic”?  What does “organic” really mean? And what’s to stop everyone from calling their food products “organic”?

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Lady J | January 09, 2017

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Get Organized in the New Year

 

While it’s always sad to put away the holiday decorations, I was pretty excited this year to clear away the clutter and start fresh in the new year (probably because I put my Christmas decorations up in early November…). This year, I’m vowing to stay more organized at home and at work so things don’t fall through the cracks (like my car payment that was hiding in the “I’ll get to that later” stack of bills for months –

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Lady J | January 05, 2017

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Carrageenan: What’s in your almond milk?

Almond milk is a staple in my diet – I drink it by the glass, add it to cereal, and please don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee with steamed almond milk first thing in the morning. Almond milk can be as simple as mixing water with soaked almonds, and draining the pulp – but bottled almond milk sold in stores usually has at least a few artificial ingredients added to thicken and sweeten the milk.

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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Distracted Driving & Time-Saving Beauty Tips

We’ve all been there – you’re running late for work so you grab your makeup bag and do your morning routine while behind the wheel. Who needs a vanity when you’ve got a rearview mirror, right? While as many as 95% of all women in the U.S. wear makeup to work, nearly half of women leave all or part of their beauty routine to their morning commute. Although you’d normally get props for multitasking,

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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Fantasy Football & Pulled Pork Sliders

Fall may be over, but football season is here until February.  If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard someone talk about their fantasy football league in the last few months. And if you’re like me, you don’t really know what they’re talking about. It turns out that fantasy football is a competition among real people who select imaginary teams based on real players; the real people get points for their imaginary teams based on the game-day performance of their real players.

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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FDA Regulation of Homeopathic Remedies & Tripp’s Teething Essentials

If you thought you were having a bad day, just be thankful you’re not the CEO of Hyland’s teething tablets. If you’re not a new mom recently faced with the terror of teething, you may have no idea what these little magic white pills are. Hyland’s teething tablets are a homeopathic remedy for teething. One sunny day in October, my perfect, smiley son Tripp turned into a screeching baby pterodactyl. I turned to my usual tricks for calming him down –

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Lady J | December 30, 2016

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Renting: The Unwelcome Landlord

Featured Image: Caitlin Wilson

 

You’re finally home after a long day, changed into sweatpants and about to sit down for a rerun of Friends with a bottle of Malbec when you hear the front door opening – and you don’t live with a roommate. When the initial panic wears off and you realize it’s just your landlord, you start to feel kind of angry. Some landlords are rude, and feel like they can enter your apartment without notice,

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Lady J | December 29, 2016

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