For most people, a life without warm bread and starchy pasta is a kind of unimaginable hell. I harbor deep sympathies for those diagnosed with the three conditions that require strict avoidance of gluten (the proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley that give bread that heavenly elastic quality we’ve come to love). If you’re not one of those people who has been told my a certified health professional that gluten is slowly killing you from the inside out, but have instead chosen to jump on the gluten-free bandwagon by choice, I hate to break it to you, but your deprivation (probably) isn’t doing you any good.
With the recent release of Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix, and its overwhelming popularity, it’s not hard to see the impact that superheroes have on our culture. The show is a great example of the clever, in-your-face, modern superhero entertainment Marvel has been providing us with for almost ten years now.
The online world of geek podcasting is pretty vast and filled with just about any niche you can think of. However, the one downside - especially for us ladies - is that many of the top fan shows that exist are run by dudes.
Odds are, you probably didn’t have the best sex education. It’s more likely that you fidgeted through a couple health classes over the years where the most you could hope for were a few pieces of vaguely detailed info on how to use a condom and successfully avoid STIs. And sure, your parents might have explained things to you once or twice, but let’s be honest, that was probably so traumatic that you just blocked it out. Aside from these imperfect introductions into the world of sex and relationships, most of us have had to muddle through to the best of our ability, picking things up from movies, TV, the Internet, friends, dirty books covertly checked out from the library, and, of course, our own fumbling first experiences. But even with all of the information out there, it can be hard to find truly helpful advice, relatable storytelling, and fresh perspectives on the timeless questions of love, romance, sex, relationships, hookups, breakups, and everything in-between. Have no fear, though, because the following podcasts offer the perfect antidote to all the complications, contradictions, and misinformation you've most likely picked up along the way. I promise that your confused, hormonal 9th grade self will thank you.
Navigating the dusty isles of the grocery store can be a daunting enough task itself. Combine that with the often overwhelming options of “health foods” that promise to help you lose weight, gain muscle, or generally keep your body in peak condition. While many of these foods do provide nutritious benefits, many provide nothing more than false promises.
Every once in a while, comic book characters are in for a serious makeover, whether it’s because sales are dragging, or there's been a fundamental change in the comic book universe that requires men to be ladies (it happens) or just simply because someone got bored and drew Batman with boobs.