Bikram Yoga: The Perfect Winter Workout

Ok, it’s official. I hate working out in the winter time. In summer, it’s fun because you can instantly show off your progress with your body. You can toss your workout clothes in a bag, trot to the gym, and get your fitness on without a care in the world. In winter, however, the idea […]

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Skinny Shaming: A Skinny Girl’s Perspective

In a time where curves are celebrated rather than disgraced, our society has run into a rather new problem: Skinny shaming. This is the act of victimizing someone for their thin or skinny body frame, and its not okay. In recent months, lyrics from Nikki Minaj to Meagan Trainor have been criticized for shaming those […]

Steph Modified is a female tattoo artist who’s skills can go toe to toe with any of her male peers, making her an obvious choice for the Sugar & Spikes “Tatted Uprising” feature.

Tatted Uprising – Steph Modified

In the male dominated industry of tattooing, it is a refreshing change to meet Steph Modified. Born and raised in New York City, the professional tattoo artist’s personal style bears a likeness to Tank Girl. When it comes to her adopted last name, “Modified,” she embraces the meaning full on. Her passion for all forms […]

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Fashion Camp, STYLE, WHATS NOW

The 6 Basic Rules of Vintage

Kate Hudson wore it on the red carpet. Ariana Grande has, too. Rihanna has been spotted in it for years. It’s become a trend of sorts, but one that comes with lots of assumptions, tons of misdirection, and no small measure of disdain. And to do it is one thing—but to do it well is another. […]

Body & Soul, LIFESTYLE

My Body is a Temple… Duh.

My best friend sent me a link called “Why Put a Bumper Sticker on a Ferrari?” via Facebook, and after texting me a self portrait of her wearing a beauty mask (made of God knows what) and a caption that said “Gettin purty” she asked me if I received the link she emailed that could essentially […]

Body & Soul, LIFESTYLE

Real Women Have _________

“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.” Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women I absolutely HATE swim suit shopping. […]