Monthly Archives: August 2013

PLAYLIST: Last Of The Summer Vibes

PLAYLIST: Last Of The Summer Vibes

I chose to showcase my favorite ambient vibes from around the globe while creating this mix of both old and new songs.  The minimal vocals and fluid beats are just a few of the reasons why these are my favorite chill songs for summer listening. Whether discovering music through my own research, or suggestions from […]

REVIEW: What Do Women Want? Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire

REVIEW: What Do Women Want? Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire

Admittedly, I was a little put off just by the title of this book, well, not the title but the author, Daniel Bergner. My first thought was, how dare a man write a book on what women want. How dare anyone write a book on what half the population wants, sexually. That was an unfair and […]

Is It Possible To Have A ‘Personal’ Style?

Is It Possible To Have A ‘Personal’ Style?

When Ladybud first pitched me the idea of writing an article on my personal style, I admit I was a little dubious. While I pride myself on knowing how to dress, I would hardly call myself fashionable. After some hemming and hawing I asked myself, and one very put-upon male friend (sorry, Graham), some hard […]

My Trip To Visit Freedom Fighters In Sheridan Federal Prison

My Trip To Visit Freedom Fighters In Sheridan Federal Prison

PHOTO: Dark Room Riot, FCI Sheridan This feeling in my gut is hard to describe. Driving through the luscious green valleys of Oregon’s wine country, I almost forget where I’m headed. It’s an idyllic scene, straight out of a dusty American novel. Rolling hills, winding roads and endless fields of farmland. Then it hits me… […]

Five Beauty Essentials

Five Beauty Essentials

When I was 19 or so, my boyfriend du jour told me how wonderful it was that I looked the same when I woke up in the morning as I did when we went out at night. And I thought, really? Doesn’t everyone? Oh, bless your heart, naïve-as-hell 19-year-old me. Here are some great tips […]

REVIEW: Zambeezi Organic African Beeswax Lip Balm

REVIEW: Zambeezi Organic African Beeswax Lip Balm

This lip balm will easily become a must-have in your pocket, in your car, your purse or your home. It glides on smooth and smells fresh of lemongrass, rosemary or citrus. It never leaves your lips with that intense “I need chapstick!” feeling, instead, when it wears off your lips just feel smooth. Zambeezi harvests […]

Will Heavy Cannabis Use Give Me Body Odor?

Will Heavy Cannabis Use Give Me Body Odor?

Dear Mary Jane Doe, I just read Jessica Rasmussen’s awesome deodorant article on Ladybud Magazine. It got me thinking about sweating. I just finished up with a fun indoor 4-day weekend with my boyfriend and nothing but muggy rain, rain, rain outside. Now that I am back to work, I think that maybe it seems […]

Dissecting Sanjay Gupta’s New View On Marijuana

Dissecting Sanjay Gupta’s New View On Marijuana

Ladybud Magazine Managing Editor, Angela Bacca, and I sat down to discuss Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Special on medical marijuana and why he changed his opinion on it. It also touches on a topic I recently discussed on the myth of the “marijuana withdrawal.” MARYJANE DOE: I just watched the Sanjay Gupta better-than-the-typical-mainstream-hit-piece on CNN, and I […]

Lessons Learned From DEA Agent Hank Schrader As Breaking Bad Begins Final Season

Lessons Learned From DEA Agent Hank Schrader As Breaking Bad Begins Final Season

Since the Drug War’s inception there have been a myriad of movies and television shows that have captured the many failings of prohibition. From HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, to Traffic on the big screen, they have all provided fictional glimpses into why prohibition can never be achieved. But I believe the best modern-day […]