Maria Cassano

Bio

Maria Cassano is an associate commerce editor at BDG, where she writes and edits product-related content for Bustle, Elite Daily, The Zoe Report, and Mic. Prior to this role, she was a staff writer at Bustle, as well as a freelance writer and editor. Her work has been featured in over 15 publications, including Allure, Thought Catalog, Remedy Review, CENE Magazine, and Lonny. She's also the author of the new adult novelette, "The Five Days of Christmas." While she specializes in commerce and affiliate writing, she also has prior experience in travel journalism, interior decorating, food writing, novel editing, and alternative health. Maria has a BA in English from SUNY New Paltz, and also studied writing at Ursinus College, where she became a certified writing tutor and placed in UC's Creative Writing Award. Since writing is her passion, the lines between work and play are often blurred — but when she's not on the clock, Maria can be found traveling, playing guitar, gaming, baking, and planning her next home renovation project.

This $8 Yoga Strap Will Help You Make The Most Out Of Your Practice

By Maria Cassano
My favorite yoga instructor always says, "When you're practicing, props are an extension of your body" — and the best yoga straps on Amazon are no exception. While you can use a tie or a sock in a pinch, these specially designed straps really do…

44 Exceptional Products That Work So Well, They're Always On Amazon's Bestsellers List

By Maria Cassano
While I wouldn't necessarily call myself a rebel, I try not to do things solely because other people are doing them. Influencers don't hold much sway over me, and I still don't have an Instagram or a Snapchat. That said, if there's one popularity…

45 Exceptional Products That Work So Well, They're Always On Amazon's Bestsellers List

By Maria Cassano
While I wouldn't necessarily call myself a rebel, I try not to do things solely because other people are doing them. Influencers don't hold much sway over me, and I still don't have an Instagram or a Snapchat. That said, if there's one popularity…

75 Most Gifted Things On Amazon Under $50

By Maria Cassano
Whether you know someone like the back of your hand, or you're shopping for that rando in your office's Secret Santa exchange, finding a clever, trendy gift isn't easy. In fact, it's typically a crapshoot. You hope they'll love it, but it may very…

85 Cool Things That Don't Cost A Lot On Amazon

By Maria Cassano
For most people, budgeting and adulting go hand-in-hand. When you plan out your spending ahead of time, you ensure that your bills get paid and your fridge gets stocked — but without fail, there are always some unplanned, unexpected purchases that…

60 Genius Products Under $20 On Amazon If You're Cheap AF But Don't Want To Look it

By Maria Cassano
Maybe you're on a strict budget that doesn't factor in wedding gifts, housewarming presents, and your best friend's birthday. Or maybe the holidays are coming up, and you somehow got roped into a white elephant exchange with coworkers you barely…

60 Brilliant & Shockingly Affordable Products Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

By Maria Cassano
Think back to second grade, when your best friend in class got one of those stacking point crayons, and you just had to have one, too. The best random but brilliant products most added to Amazon wish lists are a little bit like that. Yeah, I'm a…

74 Genius, Cheap Gifts On Amazon That Are About To Fly Off The Shelves

By Maria Cassano
No matter the occasion, there's always a handful of people who are notoriously hard to buy for. Whenever you're scanning down your gift list and come across such a person, it's always helpful to glance through various products for ideas. This used…

75 Genius, Cheap Things On Amazon That Are About To Fly Off The Shelves

By Maria Cassano
No matter the occasion, there's always a handful of people who are notoriously hard to buy for. Whenever you're scanning down your gift list and come across such a person, it's always helpful to glance through various products for ideas. This used…

People With Sensitive Skin Swear By These Hair Removal Waxes

By Maria Cassano
The combination of heat and hair removal is often a recipe for irritation — especially if you're prone to redness, bumps, and rashes. But the best waxes for sensitive skin can help make hair removal a more comfortable experience. However, there are…

This Summer's Most Popular Bikini Styles Are Cheap As Hell On Amazon Right Now

By Maria Cassano
A lot of swimsuit trends come and go, but barely-there bikinis have been a swimwear staple for decades, and right now they're having a serious moment. From high-cut bottoms à la the 80s and 90s to string bikinis that throw back to the early oughts…

Here Are The Most Exciting Prime Day Deals (Save Up To 80% Off Before They Sell Out)

By Maria Cassano
Prime members have been waiting all year — but now that the best Amazon Prime Day deals are live, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the huge selection. Right this second, there are thousands of incredible items on sale for up to 80 percent off, but…

Here Are The Most Exciting Prime Day Deals (Save Up To 80% Off Before They Sell Out)

By Maria Cassano
Prime members have been waiting all year — but now that the best Amazon Prime Day deals are live, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the massive selection. Right this second, there are thousands of incredible items on sale for up to 80 percent off, but…

Tall Women Are Obsessed With These $22 Jeans On Amazon (Plus 10 Other Highly-Rated Pairs)

By Maria Cassano
If you're 5 foot 7 or above, the best jeans for tall women are few and far between. Still, rather than settling for a pair that unintentionally fits like cropped capris, you can turn to the internet for a larger (and longer!) selection of inseams.…

Sit Back And Support With The 5 Best Slippers For Foot Pain

By Maria Cassano
When you spend all day on your aching feet, the best slippers for foot pain can be a welcome change from your sneakers, heels, or work boots. That said, shopping for the right pair isn't as intuitive as you might think. Much like the insoles in your…

45 Odd And Brilliant Products On Amazon That'll Be Your New Favorites

By Maria Cassano
In my humble opinion, normality is overrated — especially when it comes to items on Amazon. Sure, you could shop for the same housewares and cosmetics you could easily get in-store — but you could also opt for the weird-as-hell products that are…

46 Odd And Brilliant Products On Amazon That'll Be Your New Favorites

By Maria Cassano
In my humble opinion, normality is overrated — especially when it comes to items on Amazon. Sure, you could shop for the same housewares and cosmetics you could easily get in-store — but you could also opt for the weird-as-hell products that are…

51 'Gross' Things On Amazon That Are Shockingly Popular

By Maria Cassano
In my opinion, "gross" is often just synonymous with "oddly satisfying" (think: Dr. Pimple Popper). Yeah, some people get embarrassed about bodily functions or icked-out by germs that lurk in their (and all of our) toilets, but in actuality, none of…

52 'Gross' Things On Amazon That Are Shockingly Popular

By Maria Cassano
In my opinion, "gross" is often just synonymous with "oddly satisfying" (think: Dr. Pimple Popper). Yeah, some people get embarrassed about bodily functions or icked-out by germs that lurk in their (and all of our) toilets, but in actuality, none of…

23 Weird Bras & Underwear On Amazon That Are Actually Genius

By Maria Cassano
When you get dressed in the morning, you probably don't think twice about your bras or underwear. Neither a stretchy triangle with three holes or a sling with padded cups are anything to write home about. Wrong. Amazon is loaded with weird but…