Monthly Archives: July 2013

PLAYLIST: Road Trippin’

PLAYLIST: Road Trippin’

My friends and I used to take some pretty epic road trips. We would roll up a couple joints, cruise over the Golden Gate Bridge in my ’89 Chevy Celebrity and wind our way up the Pacific Coast Highway blasting these songs as we drove off to somewhere we had never been before. When we […]

Jillian Dworak’s Five Beauty Essentials

Jillian Dworak’s Five Beauty Essentials

Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss I have personally been searching for natural, organic, vegan, no-chemical beauty products. Just thinking of all the cancer-causing chemicals I have been applying to my face since I was a little girl playing with my grandmother’s makeup really got me thinking. So when I discovered Juice Beauty I instantly fell in […]

REVIEW: Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Vegan Split Pea & Barley Soup

REVIEW: Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Vegan Split Pea & Barley Soup

Many staff members and writers at Ladybud Magazine have very sensitive digestive systems and we’re always looking for foods that are easy to process but palatable to all kinds of folks. One of our very favorites is Dr. McDougall’s Vegan Split Pea & Barley Soup because it’s hearty, healthy and easy to prepare. It comes it […]

RECIPE: The Gonzo High Octane Edible

RECIPE: The Gonzo High Octane Edible

by Jessica Catalano and Marta Anna Teresa Podkul The plan was simple: dinner and a hike, right? One could say a deep conversation was the main culprit to our trouble. Yappin’ away about the universe and life, you’d think we would keep track of time but time kept track of us. Twilight transitioned into darkness, […]

Pushing Skepticism Without Shafting Cannabis Reform

Pushing Skepticism Without Shafting Cannabis Reform

Over the last few days, I have cracked open emails on my laptop that start with sentences like the ones below: Marijuana corrupts the moral fiber of youth. Aliens placed the cannabis plant on our planet to accelerate our evolution. THC cures Alzheimer’s disease. I certainly prefer these to the emails that hawk pills designed […]

Google Supports Medical Marijuana? It Appears To Be The Case.

Google Supports Medical Marijuana? It Appears To Be The Case.

In a somewhat surprising move, Google decided to give a Michigan-based medical marijuana organization, Michigan Compassion, a $240,000 grant in AdWords money. The donation came in the form of a Google Grant, not cash, which is basically AdWords for non profits. AdWords are paid-for search terms a company or organization bids on in order to increase […]

This Is (Really) Your Brain On Drugs

This Is (Really) Your Brain On Drugs

PHOTO: Rachael Leigh Cook “Your Brain On Drugs, Any Questions?“ We have all seen the “this is your brain on drugs” commercials. I call them the “egg” commercials. There’s an egg, and a person says, “This is your brain.”  Then the person cracks an egg into a skillet and says, “This is your brain on […]

International Summit On Cannabis Brings US Cannabis Industry And Former Mexican President Together

International Summit On Cannabis Brings US Cannabis Industry And Former Mexican President Together

PHOTO: Memorials in Mexico from deaths resulting from Drug War policy. A little after high noon a press conference for the “International Summit on Cannabis” began as Harborside Health Center CEO and recent federal cause célèbre, Steve DeAngelo, welcomed the rather thin turnout of media assembled in one of the ballrooms at the venerable Sir […]

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

PHOTO: Women outside a Danone yogurt factory in Bangladesh Even though the Supreme Court has said corporations are “persons,” there are many who feel they have rights, but, unlike real people, very few obligations. As economist Milton Friedman said: “The sole purpose of business is to provide a financial return for their owners. By doing […]

[NSFW] If You Want To Keep Up, You Need To Go Down

[NSFW] If You Want To Keep Up, You Need To Go Down

PHOTO credit: Diane Fornbacher & Anonymous Model Last month, researchers at Oakland University in Michigan did a study of roughly 250 men to get to the bottom of the burning question, why do men perform cunnilingus on women? The hypothesis was simple, “among men who perform cunnilingus on their partner, those at greater risk of sperm […]