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Album Review // February 11, 2013 The Joy Formidable has done it again with their newest venture, Wolf’s Law, released January 18th. The album opens with the song, “The Ladder Is Ours”, and immediately it’s as though you’re in the audience at the L.A. Opera listening to an overture of a Phillip Glass production — the eerie and dark mood taking over your senses. You have walked into a dream…
Health Recipe // February 10, 2013 A couple of weeks ago during California’s cold snap, I was looking for a lunch recipe for the week. The winter temperatures had me craving something warm and filling. I like to make a large batch of something healthy yet tasty and bring it to work with me – it makes it easier to have a week’s worth of lunch ready instead of throwing…
Lifestyle // February 10, 2013 I adopted a dog about a year and a half ago and quickly found out that they are barking, shedding, biting, needy, nosy, drooling little things that will pee all over your living quarters and possibly your favorite pair of platform heels. They’re also the most loving, trusting, happy, wiggling, funny, cuddly and loyal creatures you’ll ever find. If visions of puppies are dancing in…
TV Recap // February 4, 2013 “I don't know what the next year of my life is going to be like at all. Sometimes I just wish someone would tell me, ‘this is how the rest of your life should look’.” – MarnieIn an episode that included everything from talk about mustard and butt plugs to rehab and love, Marnie’s revelation was one of my favorite moments in “It’s A…
TV Recap // January 28, 2013If I was into writing essays like Hannah I could probably write a ten-pager listing the reasons why my girls and I are nothing like these Girls. Still, one of the reasons I’m a fan of this show is because I can relate to being a twenty-something who’s done a thing or two I will look back on years from now and wonder what the…
Made Music Mixtape // January 28, 2013 There's a certain amount of audacity required to call yourself a Made Woman. To us, a Made Woman evokes the idea of a boss, an independent thinker, a woman who doesn't take too much BS. If you ask friend of Made Woman Mag, DJ No Req, she's also a bit...gangster.DJ No Req put together a 25-track, 55 minute live mix that represents his…
Fitness // January 27, 2013We’ve reached 2013 and I’m sure the one common resolution on most people’s list is to get in better shape. Having been a NCAA Division I athlete, I promised myself that I’d never pay to workout. Why pay to workout when Cal was footing the bill? However, when I graduated, I finally saw what everyone else was doing. They were signing up for Yoga ($35/class), Barre…
Recipes // January 27, 2013As we all resolve to live healthier in 2013, many of us are on the hunt for ways to cut calories and bid farewell to our favorite fattening foods. This can be especially difficult during the winter months, when comfort foods seem to be calling your name.  Fortunately when it comes to cooking, there is a long list of methods to reduce fat and caloric intake…
TV Recap // January 22, 2013 Last week we saw Marnie make a dumb move; in “I Get Ideas,” it’s Hannah’s turn. Hannah has always been the queen of gigantic missteps, but last week it looked like she was headed in the right direction when she broke up with Adam.  She also made it a point to tell her new boo, Sandy, that, with him, she would do things differently:…
TV Recap // January 14, 2013As if she directed it herself, Lena Dunham snagged two Golden Globes for Best Actress and Best Series on the same night of the season 2 premiere of her polarizing HBO comedy, Girls. And as expected, Twitter chimed in with people either praising her or doling out all kinds of hate. There are those who love Girls; those who don't like Girls  and the self-indulged…
Lifestyle // January 14, 2013From Guest Writer Nailah Blades, Polkadotcoaching.comIt's the first month of the 2013, which means that if you were a corporation you’d be starting the first quarter of the year: your Q1. This also means you would have all of your super smart business and financial analysts reviewing the past 3 months -- your Q4-- and evaluating where you netted out.It’s important to take a step back…
Made Mommy // January 14, 2013The stick you just peed on confirms that you are pregnant. Congratulations!!! Now, you can eat just as much as you want because you are eating for two, right? Ummm…guess again…The + on that stick does not give you a hall pass in the kitchen, at the takeout window, or at the froyo-by-weight counter. Now, more than ever, you have to think about what you…
Best of 2012 // December 31, 2012 “You can’t wait for someone to deliver your dream.” These are the words of Dawn Richard, and judging from the chat I had with her yesterday, it’s safe to say it’s also her life’s motto. Since just 2005, we’ve watched in awe as the Nolia-bred powerhouse beat out thousands of contestants to secure her spot in the platinum-selling girl group Danity Kane, survived…
Best of 2012 // December 31, 2012You may have seen Huffington Post's list of "30 Things A Woman Should Know by 30" getting a lot of buzz on the internet. Or maybe it was the Thought Catalog version... Either way. Men have shared what they think we need to know ASAP. Now it's our turn....1.     How to do simple fixes on your car and around the house (i.e. change a tire, fix a…
Best of 2012 // December 31, 2012Do you eat between 400 and 600 grams of fruit a day? That is the recommended daily amount. We all know the good ole’ food pyramid and how we’ve been taught to eat since elementary school. But when was the last time you actually ate a whole five servings of fruit in a day? It’s important to eat our fruits and vegetables, and yet…
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