Lifestyle


Health // June 17, 2013 Sex is a normal, healthy and (hopefully) fun part of life. And when you are ready to get busy you, always take all the necessary precautions, right? RIGHT?? Unfortunately, even when we do play it safe, sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs/STIs) are always a risk when engaging in sexual activity. Most women know about HIV/AIDS, but what about those “sneaky” STDs/STIs that don’t show…
Lifestyle // June 17, 2013 Each month this summer Lindsay Jones of Foodflirt.com will pick one ingredient that is usually overlooked and share her tips on how to use it. Spice up your dishes and your life by trying something new! Read the other entries here. What exactly is that white and green, bulbous thing sitting on the produce shelf with celeryesque stalks decorated by fine, feathery fronds? Why, it’s…
Entertainment // June 3, 2013We’re all used to the never ending buffet of cable TV and in-your-face visuals of the movie theater, but there is something timeless and impactful about storytelling on the stage. When my cousin invited me to see The Scottsboro Boys, at the Ahmanson Theater in downtown LA, I didn’t know much about their story. But I was quickly drawn into the lives of the nine boys trying…
Health // June 3, 2013 Summertime is fast approaching, and although we are super excited about debuting our new short shorts and fancy sandals, the extra heat and sun can do extreme damage to our skin. Instead of shelling out top dollar for high-end cosmetics, here are some of the best DIY beauty face masks to treat blemishes, moisturize and keep your skin soft, smooth and radiant all summer long.…
Entertainment // May 20, 2013 Powerhouse vocalist Cheesa first came into our homes on last season’s The Voice. The Honolulu native swept Cee Lo off his feet at her blind audition with her rich and soulful voice.  He gushed, “You could go on from here to be everything you were meant to be.” Now at 22, Cheesa has released her debut album Naked via her own independent label. It’s reminiscent…
Fitness // May 20, 2013Ladies: Memorial Day is around the corner and if your commitment to staying in shape has fallen by the wayside, then it’s time to hit the gym and get bikini ready. These simple, tried and true exercises will help tone your abs, butt and total body so that you can wear your swimsuit with confidence this summer.Running: We were born to run, Ladies! This simple, yet heart-pumping…
Healthy Recipes // May 20, 2013 What happens when a passionate home chef, who prides herself on creating amazing baked goods and meals for her man, discovers that her guy is allergic to gluten?First, panic ensues, to be quite honest. I know, because “she” is me and this became my reality about two years ago.Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you’ve heard the term “gluten-free” recently. In…
Lifestyle // May 6, 2013Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s such a great opportunity to show your mother how special she is to you. In the spirit of showing love, co-founders Serena Watson and Lindsey Day shared their reflections on Mother’s Day and what it means to them:  Serena WatsonMy first example of what it is to be “Made” was my mother, Gladys. I grew up watching…
Entertainment // May 6, 2013Thanks to YouTube, anyone with a computer and an internet connection can upload a video of anything, anytime they want.  While this means the world has been inundated with cat videos, it has also revolutionized entertainment and launched some careers - I mean, Justin Bieber was discovered there. There is a lot of crap, but there are also some people who have perfected entertaining through their…
Fitness // May 6, 2013 It may be time to try that group fitness class you’ve been considering. With no workout to plan, you won’t have a chance to talk yourself out of sweating. Plus, the social aspect of group exercise gives you the added accountability of your instructor and peers--again, so you don't skip your workout. And, by incorporating various class formats into your weekly fitness routine, you keep yourself…
Entertainment // April 22, 2013 If the widespread use of techno beats and cheesy lyrics weren’t enough of an indication, R&B music today simply isn’t what it used to be. The R&B acts of the 80’s and 90’s set the bar high (Jodeci anyone?), and the timeless vocals, iconic fashion and -- of course -- the dance moves, simply can’t be forgotten.  While you can find amazing R&B groups in recent…
Health // April 22, 2013 As the weather changes, we often begin to spend more time outdoors doing many different activities like cycling and swimming. Summer is a great time of year, but as things pick up it’s easy to forget to take care of the details, like dental health.  To help you out, here are a few simple precautions to protect your oral health.1. Wear A Mouthguard - As we…
Drink Recipes // April 22, 2013 Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, making cocktails for girls night or showing off your amateur bartending skills for family, everyone needs a good arsenal of drink recipes. So roll up your sleeves and get your shaker ready, here’s how to make some of our favorite cocktail recipes to spice up your next weekend, date night or party.1. Sparkling Pink Grapefruit CocktailThis cocktail is a…
Entertainment // April 8, 2013 I often consider myself the queen of procrastination. Deadlines and due dates motivate me best when anticipation of their looming approach stimulates my adrenaline. It’s better than an espresso.We all know the internet provides countless opportunities to waste time -- from stalking obscure friends on Facebook to watching a video compilation of adorable kittens on YouTube. But if you want to do some serious damage to…
Fitness // April 8, 2013 You may think you need gym equipment to help you get in your best shape. Think again... Things that you have around your home can make some unlikely devices that double as fitness equipment. You’re not alone if you have an aversion to gyms. Some people prefer working out alone, outdoors, or (let’s say it…) for free. Some social circles may not accept you if you…
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