Jenna V. Loceff’s Five Beauty Essentials

Jenna V. Loceff’s Five Beauty Essentials

I am not a typical girlie girl who takes long showers every morning, shaves my legs and blow dries my hair, but I do have an arsenal of products I couldn’t live without. Acure Argan Oil I know Argan Oil has recently come on the scene as the magic cure-all; from repairing split ends to minimizing wrinkles and softening […]

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

You Are What You Eat: Naturopathic Medicine Works

“I noticed a dime size spot on her scalp when she was about a year and a half.” For little Eliza, foods she has eaten have broken down her immune system and left her susceptible to a difficult and little-studied disease—Alopecia Universalis. “I thought it was from sleeping on one side more than the other,” […]

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

LADY BUSINESS: Jane Klein, Growing a Cannabis Activist Empire

Photos by Angela Bacca unless otherwise noted.  Is it embarrassing in this day and age to say that I really didn’t know who Jane Klein was besides being the wife of a world famous cannabis botanist? I, like most cannabis enthusiasts am familiar with her husband, Ed Rosenthal. For about forty years, Ed’s been a […]

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Fighting Against My Own Nature As an Introvert to Make Change

Make no mistake about it, I am an introvert. I like to read, write and watch old television shows by myself. My husband often complains that I hole up in my room, ignoring the whole family. This may be true. This is because I am an introvert and I crave solitude. However, when I watched […]

REVIEW: Essie Nail Polish

REVIEW: Essie Nail Polish

Admittedly, I am a little late jumping onto the nail polish bandwagon. Last year, total U.S. nail polish sails spiked to $768 million, a 32% spike over 2011,with no sign of slowing in 2013. Essie Nail Polish is my newest beauty obsession. I have rationally never been one for nail polishes, I can’t sit still for […]

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

Women, Stop Hating Other Women

The term “Uncle Tom” is an old term still used today to describe members of the Black community who disregard their own people and culture to conform to majority-white culture. In the spirit of equality, it seems that women have jumped on the band wagon of hating their own as well. Women have a tendency […]

Why Isn’t My Cannabis Tincture Working?

Why Isn’t My Cannabis Tincture Working?

Dear Mary Jane Doe, My local supplier got busted and the cops took all of the extracts. I was using a vegetable glycerin extract to calm my nausea. The bottle I used to get worked great to make my breast cancer treatments (kinda) bearable. A friend gave me some of her own supply – a […]

REVIEW: SEX POT: The Marijuana Lover’s Guide to Gettin’ It On

REVIEW: SEX POT: The Marijuana Lover’s Guide to Gettin’ It On

Photo: Kenneth Locke of author Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman By Helen Jane Evans Not your average guide to, well, anything, SEX POT: the Marijuana Lover’s Guide to Gettin’ it On by Mamakind, is a veritable vocab-volumizing, stoner and sexaholic stimulating (and if read aloud to some friends) oral orgy of organic orgasms. The book, which came […]

REVIEW: Kitten – Cut it Out EP

REVIEW: Kitten – Cut it Out EP

Kitten is going to be a trend setter. When I first heard this, I thought it could be some cool indie foreign band. It’s a blend of synth with just the right amount of nostalgic angst so many artists are trying to capture. The music is catchy but honest, effortless and soulful. I was blown […]

Musicians: Not Special

Musicians: Not Special

Musicians. They’re just not that special. If you’re a musician and you’re reading this, I just blew your fucking mind. I bet nobody has ever dared to even suggest something so ludicrous to you. Here, let me say it again, “Yo dude, guess what? You’re not that special.” First off, let’s identify this tenacious and […]