Why I ditched birth control & how to prevent pregnancy without it

Today, I’m going to tell you why I ditched birth control and how to prevent pregnancy without it. First of all, I believe that every woman should be fully informed of ALL her options before making a decision concerning what type of birth control she wishes to use. And I don’t just mean fully informed…

Beyond no ‘poo: Water-Washing UPDATE

On New Years, I started a hair care experiment using ONLY WATER to wash my hair. I’m calling this water-washing. SEE POST ONE. No shampoo. No conditioner. No anti-frizz. No anti-humidity spray. No curling mousse. No baking soda. No apple cider vinegar. JUST. WATER. Well, filtered water. I wouldn’t wash treated city water, because there…

Authentic Oxtail Pho (Phở đuôi bò) & my Vietnamese grandmother

Pho, or Vietnamese noodle soup, has gained much popularity in the U.S. over the last couple of decades. The big cities on the west coast, populated with so many Asian immigrants and with a constant influx of tourists, have turned pho into a hip, cool dish to eat. Many of my school friends would have…