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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8 Worst Things You Can Do In Your Grooming Routine…

Open any magazine while you're waiting in the grocery store line, and chances are you'll find an article outlining the common grooming mistakes you're probably making. It's a frequent topic, but nothing about it is new. In 1550 BC, Moses gave the Isr…
By Maria Cassano

20 Weird But Amazing Things On Amazon That’ll Even…

I'm a pretty particular person, so I normally end up attracting more of the same. My friends are all detail-oriented and have super high standards, which is wonderful—until their birthdays roll around. Then it's a nightmare. Thankfully, Amazon has so…
By Maria Cassano

25 Random But Brilliant Products Skyrocketing In…

Amazon's Movers and Shakers page might as well be called "The Internet's Trendy AF List." That's because it shows you exactly what products are trending on Amazon, and which things people are buying right this very hour. Now, I don't usually consider…
By Maria Cassano

34 Bizarre But Actually Brilliant Products That…

There's a very fine line between bizarre and brilliant. Just look at people like Einstein and Freud — odd beyond belief, yet astonishingly innovative, and the huge selection of bizarre but brilliant products on Amazon seem to fit into a similar categ…
By Maria Cassano

The 24 Most Helpful Things You Can Buy When You’re Feeling Anxious AF

I'm a very organized person. This is both a good and bad thing. On one hand, I'm usually ready for anything that comes my way. On the other, when life throws me a curveball and I'm not prepared, I freak. That's where deeply calming products for anxie…
By Maria Cassano

21 Bizarre But Brilliant Products With A Cult…

From Star Trek to Star Wars to the kind of people who know every secret combo on the In-N-Out menu, I’m always tempted to try out things with a cult following. This includes the lesser known products on Amazon with thousands of reviews. Unless you sp…
By Maria Cassano

8 Awesome Planners That Will Make Life Easier

I work entirely from home. For the most part, it's amazing, but it does mean that time management and self-motivation are 100 percent up to me — which is why having one of the best planners is necessary. Nothing stresses me out more than a desk full …
By Maria Cassano

5 Essential Oils That Just Might Help You Fall Asleep Faster

I'm that person who walks around with an arsenal of essential oil bottles, and the most common phrase out of my mouth is "I've got a blend for that." This includes the best essential oils for sleep. If you're tossing and turning at night, the right b…
By Maria Cassano

5 Hair Dryers That People With Curly Hair Swear By

I was a teenager during the 2000s, a time when it seemed like everyone was straightening their hair. Needless to say, it took me a while to embrace my curls. Now, the best hair dryers for curly hair have my full attention. Why? I'm of the belief that…
By Maria Cassano

These 27 Brilliant Life-Hack Products Are Total Game-Changers

I've lost myself for hours in the depths of YouTube, jumping from one life-hack video to the next. It's an admitted addiction of mine, but it’s those life-hacking products out there that are total game-changers. If it makes my existence easier and mo…
By Maria Cassano

25 Of The Weirdest Things Added To Amazon Wishlists That Are Actually Helpful AF

In the few years I've been writing about online products, there's never been a shortage of weird things on people's Amazon wish lists. I've found toilet paper with politicians' faces on it and a cotton candy flavor called, "Unicorn Farts." In fact, t…
By Maria Cassano

This Weird Grooming Tool Will Make You Want To Toss Your Razor

First, I want to say that I'm grateful we live in an era where hair removal is not seen as a necessity. When I feel like having a furry, warm self-growing blanket on my legs, I let it grow. When I feel like removing it, I rely on the best epilators f…
By Maria Cassano

6 Natural Toothpastes That Prove Natural Products Can Be Just As Good

Natural beauty and hair products are becoming increasingly popular these days. But if you're already opting to use natural shampoos and moisturizers, why not switch to a natural toothpaste, too? The best natural toothpastes whiten, freshen, and clean…
By Maria Cassano

27 Innovative Things On Amazon Anyone Who Appreciates Clever Things Will Love

I consider myself both a minimalist and a neat freak, but I'm also kind of obsessed with the newest technology and the coolest trending beauty products. Contradictory? You bet. That's why I love innovative and clever products that I'll actually use o…
By Maria Cassano

These Cooling Gel Pillows Are Every Hot Sleeper's Dream Come True

If you flip your pillow like it's a pancake and regularly wake up drenched, the best cooling gel pillows were made specifically for you. Personally, I hate feeling hot, but it's especially bad when you're surrounded by cushions and fabrics on every s…
By Maria Cassano

11 Pairs Of Breathable Underwear Your Butt Will Thank You For

I'm pretty sure no one likes the feeling of a warm, damp butt, but it turns out that sticking to the best breathable underwear can be important to your health down there, too. Ideally, you want more airflow and less trapped moisture, especially if yo…
By Maria Cassano

26 Amazing Products Your Boobs Will Thank You For

Since the release of the Ta Ta Towel, the internet is blowing up with things your boobs will thank you for buying. That being said, though, there's always been a market for fascinating things you can buy for your breasts. Why shouldn't there be? A go…
By Maria Cassano

This Weird Toothpaste Will Seriously Whiten Your Teeth

It's been used in water filters and stomach ache supplements for decades, but in the past few years, the activated charcoal trend has blown up like nobody's business. Now it's in face masks, air fresheners, sponges, and... the best charcoal toothpast…
By Maria Cassano

Everyone's Feet Sweat, But These 12 Socks Can Help Keep Yours Drier

The whole point of socks is to keep your feet comfortable, and one way they do that is by absorbing the sweat that would otherwise end up embedded in your shoes. That being said, not all socks are created equal. The best socks for sweaty feet do both…
By Maria Cassano

11 Pairs Of Cooling Underwear That'll Keep Your Butt From Overheating

There's a lot of things I love that make you sweat, but the truth is I cannot stand to overheat. I absolutely hate the feeling of your clothes trapping in all that heat in sweat, even when I'm working out. Luckily, there's the best cooling underwear …
By Maria Cassano