Janine James

Janine James

Bio

Janine is a Bay Area native with an infinite love for dogs with beards, cider, and upcycling. When she isn't crafting up a new piece of writing you can usually find her binge-watching horror movies on Netflix or splurging at a local farmers' market.

Janine James Articles

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I Don’t Want To Be A Mom, And I’m Not Going To Change My Mind

Contrary to popular belief, maternal instincts do not strike every woman like a freight train. I’ve never been a “kid person,” and to be honest, I don’t really enjoy their company. Sure, I have met some cool children over the course of my life, but deep down, I just know it’s not for me.

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A creepy doll is always a good place to start. Image: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWP8Ag8n5Lo">YouTube</a>

7 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Won't Leave You Freezing

We all have that one friend who reuses the same cat ears every Halloween.

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image: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw7mysen4T0">YouTube</a>

Dear Internet, Stop Trying To Make Clown Contouring Happen

Just when you thought the highly YouTube-able practice of contouring was on its way back into the trend vault for another 10-15 years, we’ve been blindsided by a new variation on the technique: clown contouring.

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Missing The Mark: Lack Of Diversity In Alternative Modeling

The alternative modeling world isn't exempt from the problems that plague the fashion industry at large — namely, the underlying racism and fat-shaming.

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Deal with it.

8 Things Girly Girls Are Tired Of Hearing

There is still such a stigma associated with being ultra feminine from both men and women in our society...and it’s stupid.

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Succulents galore! Image: <a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/5-bio-bsu-botany.jpg">Wikipedia</a>

Holiday Gifts For Broke People To Give

Create a box filled with your loved one’s favorite candies, chips, canned fare, hot sauces, and other snack-worthy treats.

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Casting The Zola Story

We've got some good picks.

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#5: Get crafty.

6 Upsides Of Unemployment (That Don’t Involve Becoming A Shut-In)

Become besties with Mad Men, Empire, Game of Thrones, New Girl, American Horror Story, and so many more.

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No blood. No gore. Still spooky.

7 Scary Movies...For Scaredy-Cats

‘Tis the season to be scary, but not everyone is partial to guts, gore, or things that go bump in the night. If you can’t stand the sight of chainsaw-wielding maniacs or hate, hate, hate jump scares, don’t fret!

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