Maria is a born and raised New Yorker, though with her love of farm-fresh food and sprawling mountains, you’d never know it. She’s got a nasty case of wanderlust, but she still has loads of room left in her heart for things that are safe and comfortable, like knitting, tea, and corgi gifs.

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21 Nasty But Necessary Items Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

By Maria Cassano

10 Essential Oil Diffusers That'll Turn Your Room Into A Zen Oasis

I'm a bit obsessed with essential oils, to say the least. Needless to say, I've searched far and wide for the best oil diffusers, because if I'm going to make my space smell like an aromatherapy oasis...
By Maria Cassano

7 Chafing Treatments Your Inner Thighs Will Thank You For

Possibly the worst pain I've ever felt in my life was when I visited Disney World with my high school band. It was May, I was wearing shorts, and thigh chafe ensued. I desperately needed some remedies...
By Maria Cassano

The 8 Best Curling Irons For Naturally Curly Hair

Right now, tons of people are forfeiting their damage-inducing flat irons and embracing their naturally curly hair. That being said, some people opt for a sort of hybrid lifestyle concerning hot tools...
By Maria Cassano

23 Genius New Products People On Twitter Are Freaking Out About

By Maria Cassano

10 Things You Aren't Doing In The Shower, But Should Be

If you've ever opened up a magazine, I'm sure you've realized that a lot of people have a lot of opinions about your hygiene routine. You've probably been inundated with information about the things y...
By Maria Cassano

7 High-Impact Sports Bras CrossFitters Swear By

Some people assume that a sports bra covers any activity in the category of "sport." Unfortunately, that couldn't be further from the truth. The right bra for your yoga practice and the best bras for ...
By Maria Cassano

23 Hair Products People On Reddit Are Freaking Out About

By Maria Cassano

The 10 Best Sports Bras For DD Cups

Of all the bra types in the world, sports bras are some of the hardest to get right, and that's because they're just plain confusing to buy. It's hard to find the best sports bras for DD cups when mos...
By Maria Cassano

10 Curling Irons With Bristles That Are Super Easy To Use

Curling irons have always intimidated me. Something about wrapping my hair around a 400 degree metal lightsaber never quite sat right. Perhaps it's the fact that most require a protective glove, or th...
By Maria Cassano

11 Things You Are Not Doing In Your Morning Grooming Routine, But Should Be

I'm not here to judge your morning routine. Whether or not you shave, shower, or style is none of my business. When I point out the grooming steps that you're not doing, but should be, it's simply to ...
By Maria Cassano

10 Sets Of Luxurious Silk Sheets Worth Investing In

For tons of people (myself included), the bedroom is their sanctuary. It's the place where you recharge your body, watch your favorite shows, and forget about a particularly rough day at work. The bes...
By Maria Cassano

10 Cooling Neck Wraps That Will Help You Survive The Summer Heat

When I overheat, my whole demeanor changes. I basically revert back to the adult equivalent of that stompy kid in the toy store. Like it or not, the hot weather is here for a while, and the best cooli...
By Maria Cassano

These 10 White Noise Fans Will Lull You To Sleep

In college I had a roommate who was so attached to the sound of her fan, she bought an app on her phone that recreated it everywhere. Since I was living in the same room, I got pretty into the best fa...
By Maria Cassano

22 Bizarre But Brilliant Products That’ll Make Your Home & Bathroom More Hygienic

By Maria Cassano

7 Innovative Curling Irons That Were Made For Damaged Hair

All hot tools aren't that great for your hair — blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons included. That being said, there are features out there that cause significantly less damage than the hot too...
By Maria Cassano

23 Life-Changing Grooming & Beauty Products Trending On Reddit

By Maria Cassano

8 Dandruff Shampoos That’ll Keep Your Scalp Flake-Free & Comfortable

Dandruff is a really common issue, and, as with most common issues, there are a ton of products on the market aimed at treating it. But not all dandruff shampoos are created equal, and you shouldn't s...
By Maria Cassano

21 Weird AF Products Skyrocketing In Popularity On Amazon

By Maria Cassano

The 7 Best Butt Plugs For Beginners

There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of any activity, and anal play is no exception. If you're just starting to scratch the surface, the best butt plugs for beginners is a solid place...
By Maria Cassano

30 Beauty Products YouTube Vloggers Swear By

I genuinely don't know how I did anything before YouTube. From cooking to crafting an Adventure Time Marceline ax out of building styrofoam (that happened once), the tutorials on there are incredible....
By Maria Cassano

Plus Size Bras For Small Cup Sizes

I love bra and lingerie shopping, but then again, I lucked out. Right after puberty, I happened to have a friend who worked for Victoria’s Secret. She gave me a free professional fitting, and that was...
By Maria Cassano

9 Weird But Innovative Underwear On Amazon

If your family is anything like mine, then underwear is the go-to fallback gift idea for all birthdays and holidays. After all, you can never have enough of something that takes a constant beating, ne...
By Maria Cassano

35 Cult Beauty Products Reddit Users Swear By

Reddit is like the Wikipedia of online forums. You might not be able use it as a viable source for a research paper, but you can get one hell of an education from it. There are tons of forums and subs...
By Maria Cassano

15 Brilliant & Trending Korean Skin Care Products

I’m always insanely interested in the makeup and skincare trends that are going on in other countries, and this is especially true for the best Korean beauty products that are trending at the moment. ...
By Maria Cassano

8 Dermatologist Recommended Natural Acne Fixes

When it comes to my favorite beauty topics, anything with the words “all natural” thrills me like nothing else, and that includes the best all-natural acne solutions. I truly, firmly believe that most...
By Maria Cassano

17 Uniquely Sexy Gifts For Your Partner

There are gifts for your partner, and then there are gifts for your partner. Staples from her favorite makeup line or that new cologne he’s had his eye on are all well and good, but whether you’re new...
By Maria Cassano

12 Weird Skin Products Invented By Dermatologists

When it comes to your complexion, the general consensus from magazines on what you should and shouldn’t do is always changing. Trending ingredients come in and out, and all the while you’re left stand...
By Maria Cassano

25 Weird But Brilliant Trending Gifts For Parents

My parents might just be the coolest people I know. Granted, this is coming from a girl who knits and listens almost exclusively to dead musicians, but both my mom and my dad are ridiculously funny, u...
By Maria Cassano

13 Cooler Alternatives To Boring Gifts

Gifter's block: not unlike writer’s block, this pesky problem happens when you’ve got a tight deadline (like a housewarming party that’s an hour away) and zero gift ideas. Out of desperation, you reac...
By Maria Cassano

I Tried 8 Posture Bras To See Which Ones Worked

I wore a backpack over one shoulder all throughout high school and college, I look at the ground while I walk, I work almost exclusively from a computer, and I’m four foot eleven (so I get used as an ...
By Maria Cassano

8 Sex Toys Invented By Women For Women

Let's be honest: As great as sex can be, sometimes all you want to do is hang out in bed and make yourself feel good, all in the comfort of your own home. While shopping for your personal pleasure can...
By Maria Cassano

20 Amazing Gifts That Look Expensive, But Aren't

It happened, guys. Seemingly overnight, your friend group went from the type of people who drink Natty Light in the woods to the type of people who throw swanky dinner parties. Consequently, you quick...
By Maria Cassano

15 Genius Items For The Hypochondriac

I’m not a germophobe. Actually, I’m pretty much the exact opposite. I’m of the belief that the human body needs certain microorganisms in order to function at peak health. That being said, there are a...
By Maria Cassano

40 Weird But Brilliant Gifts Trending On Amazon

If there’s anything I’ve learned while lurking around Amazon’s popular purchases, it’s that people buy some really weird stuff. It takes time to pick out the bizarre trending items that are actually b...
By Maria Cassano

20 Weird Products For Allergy Sufferers That Work

Allergies feel a whole lot like getting sick, although in some aspects, it’s even worse. Allergies are caused by a hypersensitivity of the immune system to something that’s actually quite harmless, bu...
By Maria Cassano

21 Best Things To Buy On Amazon $30 & Under

If I had to guess, I’d say I receive at least three shipments from Amazon every single week. In addition to purchasing all my toiletries, housewares, and holiday gifts, I’ve worked closely alongside A...
By Maria Cassano

12 Weird But Useful Overnight Beauty Products

Whether you take any opportunity you can to nap, or think snoozing through the night is just a giant waste of time, sleep is just one of those things that everyone needs to do sooner or later. If you'...
By Maria Cassano

12 Genius Bathroom Accessories You Need Right Now

The bathroom — arguably one of the most useful (yet severely underrated) rooms in your whole house. Sure, you’ve got the toilet and the bath tub, but there are also products your bathroom actually nee...
By Maria Cassano

8 Products To Fix These Super Common Hair Mistakes

When it comes to health and beauty advice, I’m pretty good about following recommendations from specialists — until it comes to my hair. The most common hair washing mistakes are difficult for me to a...
By Maria Cassano