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Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

Lady Health: Top 5 Strains to Curb Appetite

PHOTO: ‘Blue Dream’ by Andy Haggis The popularity of using cannabis as a dietary tool has taken over social media and self-proclaimed gym enthusiasts alike. Contrary to weed’s signature munchy-inducing reputation, certain strains produce a cannabinoid that actually suppresses hunger. THC-V (or tetrahydrocannabivarin) is a psychoactive cannabinoid that curbs appetite and responsible for the “psychedelic” […]

INFOGRAPHIC: How Big is the Drug Trade?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Big is the Drug Trade?

Did you know that estimates indicate the United States consumes as much as 40% of the world’s illicit drugs? Or that Pablo Escobar wrote off businesses losses from rats chewing on his giant bags of money? A recently published inforgraphic, available on the Top Criminal Justice Schools website, shows some interesting facts about the global […]

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

IMAGE: Ruby Cup founders Veronica d’Souza, Maxie Matthiesen and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer Recently, I wrote about how women experiencing their cycles should at least consider switching from cotton-based products like tampons to re-useable menstrual cups. Beyond the health and financial implications of not using tampons (reduced risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and less ongoing/monthly expense), there are […]

Who Was Che Guevara?

Who Was Che Guevara?

To heal life or to take life. That was the decision Ernesto Guevara had to make in the mid-1950s. As most people know, he chose the latter. What took a doctor and turned him into a revolutionary, a famous icon, and a so-called murderer? Who was this legend and why is he everywhere? Ernesto Guevara […]

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 […]

Just The NIP: That Time My Boobs (Allegedly) Scarred Children For Life

Just The NIP: That Time My Boobs (Allegedly) Scarred Children For Life

by Tori Sproat I remember the first time I did it. I was sitting at lunch with my brother, his family, my parents, and my husband when it happened. I thought I had timed the lunch appropriately so this discomfort could be avoided, but that’s the funny thing about being a new parent – just when […]