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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These Creams Will Help You Say Goodbye To Uncomfortable Chafing For Good

If there's a single thing that's more enjoyable than sunshine itself, it's the feeling of your skin chafing together on a humid day... not. Thankfully, the best chafing creams prevent this common, actually really terrible phenomenon. And they're seri…
By Maria Cassano

These Quality Yoga Blocks Are The Key To A More Stable Practice

I can name a thousand and one things that I love about yoga, but my absolute favorite? It's okay to be imperfect. It's also okay to rely on props to enhance and deepen your practice when you could use some help. A good instructor will teach you to ac…
By Maria Cassano

61 Sick Products That Cost Less Than $10 On Amazon

The word cheap has two (very different) connotations. There's the "Wow, what an awesome find" type, and then there's: "Well, that took a fraction of a second to combust in my hand." Thankfully, quality and affordability are both possible with these g…
By Maria Cassano

35 Sleek Versions Of Useful Everyday Products On Amazon That Minimalists Will Love

The older I get, the more I find myself subscribing to the idea that less is more. I enjoy carrying a smaller purse and I avoid clutter in my apartment like the plague — but that doesn't mean that I like being unprepared. Sleek Amazon products for th…
By Maria Cassano

42 Instantly Calming Products On Amazon That Are So Brilliant

The most valuable lesson I've ever learned in terms of my own well-being? Stress can be managed. Yes, stressful situations are inevitable, and your body's first response is to tense up, but there are things you can do to override it and calm yourself…
By Maria Cassano

Tired Feet Are No Match For These Comfy AF Socks

If you spend entire shifts on your feet, you've probably invested in a solid pair of shoes by now. But when it comes to swollen ankles, sore arches, and lower back pain, people seriously underestimate how much pain relief they can experience with the…
By Maria Cassano

50 Hidden Gems Under $25 On Amazon Prime

I'm a bit of a subscription addict. Makeup, cooking, clothing — you name it, I've tried out the monthly box for it. But no matter how many subscriptions I opt into, try out, and cancel, there's one I'll never, ever be without. Amazon Prime is absolut…
By Maria Cassano

If You Have A Low Cervix, These Are The Menstrual Cups To Use

I'm one of the biggest advocates when it comes to menstrual cups. For me, the switch meant less cramps, fewer leaks, and a low-hassle option that's a whole lot more eco-friendly. That being said, all bodies are built differently. The best menstrual c…
By Maria Cassano

73 Random But Brilliant Products Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

In my opinion, the most genius inventions are the ones that are so darn random, you never even saw them coming. Take, for example, a pan that only bakes corner brownies, or an outlet cover with a built-in shelf. These random but brilliant products ar…
By Maria Cassano

20 Weird AF Products Skyrocketing In Popularity On Amazon

Every time I shop online, I find myself checking out the Amazon products skyrocketing in popularity to see what's trending, and I'm always surprised by the things I find. You'd think that people would be bookmarking and wish-listing insanely clever p…
By Maria Cassano

These Sweat-Proof Yoga Mats Are The Key To A Less Slippery Practice

The whole point of a yoga mat is to provide more traction and protection than the floor ever could. Unfortunately, as soon as the sweat starts dripping down, most mats start failing you. The best yoga mats for sweaty hands are made with special mater…
By Maria Cassano

61 Dope Gifts On Amazon Prime That Men Actually Want

I consider myself a little obsessed when it comes to gift giving. I have Pinterest boards, secret notebooks, and discreet pictures I've taken of labels when someone points out a cool product — you name it, I've done it. That's why, when it comes to g…
By Maria Cassano

42 Smart & Practical Products On Amazon That Are Worthy Of Their 5-Star Ratings

On a site like Amazon, reviews are pretty much everything. Sure, a solid description and professional pictures never hurt, but once a product picks up momentum in the reviews section, there's no stopping the sales. Four stars are a pretty solid indic…
By Maria Cassano

For Those Who Need Inspiration, Here Are 101 Best Gifts Under $25 For Men On Amazon

Remember when you were 6 and socks were the absolute worst gift you could get? Oh, how quickly priorities change. Now I'm all about practicality, and if I had to guess, I'd say that most men (and well, all adults) in your life feel similarly. Good th…
By Maria Cassano

43 Brilliant Things On Amazon Every Adult AF Man Needs

Some people have a defining moment that marks the beginning of their adulthood. Maybe it was when they went off to college or filed their own taxes for the first time. Maybe it was the day they filled their Amazon cart with all the products every gro…
By Maria Cassano

51 Hidden Gems Under $25 On Amazon Prime

I'm a bit of a subscription addict. Makeup, cooking, clothing — you name it, I've tried out the monthly box for it. But no matter how many subscriptions I opt into, try out, and cancel, there's one I'll never, ever be without. Amazon Prime is absolut…
By Maria Cassano

33 Brilliant Inventions On Amazon That Solve Your Annoying Rain & Humidity Problems

I have a love-hate relationship with warm weather. While everyone is getting geared up for sunshine and ideal barbecue climates — two things I do love, don't get me wrong — I'm preparing myself to be hot, frizzy, and generally damp for five months. I…
By Maria Cassano

70 Things On Amazon Prime That Are Sick AF

I'm not exaggerating when I say that Prime is my life. Not only do I write about hundreds of their products on a monthly basis, but I do roughly 95 percent of my personal shopping on there, too. Needless to say, in the last few years, I've come acros…
By Maria Cassano

5 Menstrual Cups That Will Make You A Convert

I try to be as honest as I can when it comes to my position on products, so I rarely use the phrase, "This thing changed my life." When it comes to menstrual cups, however, my life really did change. That's why I'm a massive advocate for the best men…
By Maria Cassano

52 Hidden Gems On Amazon Practical People Will Love

You might think that after two years of writing articles about genius things on Amazon, I would have seen it all by now. But it's quite the contrary. Amazon is a seemingly endless supply of trending products, recent listings, and epic but low-key ite…
By Maria Cassano