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.

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 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…

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…

It's Onesie Season, Y'all — And These Are The Coziest Ones You Can Buy On Amazon

By Maria Cassano
I tell people that I own three adult onesies because it's the official uniform when you work from home — but I'd own them even if I didn't. The best adult onesies for women are, in my opinion, a severely undervalued category of loungewear. Yes,…

31 Genius Things On Amazon Under $25 That Are Wildly Popular With Reviewers

By Maria Cassano
If you're buying something online, you can't hold it or see it up close. So how does someone make an informed decision about a purchase? Easy. Take it from the people who have held it and seen it up close. When it comes to awesome things you can buy…

32 Brilliant Gifts From Amazon With 2-Day Shipping That Don't Seem Last Minute

By Maria Cassano
Gone are the days of choosing between these two unfortunate scenarios: Waiting over an hour in a department store line, or waiting three and a half weeks for something you ordered online. Instead, Amazon has tons of last-minute gifts with two-day…

34 Weird Products On Amazon With More Than 3,000 Five-Star Reviews

By Maria Cassano
Sometimes the word "weird" translates to "unexpected." Sometimes it means "strange," and sometimes it means "utterly random." In the case of these weird but wildly popular Amazon products, "weird" means all of the aforementioned and more. But…

5 Great Essential Oil Diffusers That Don't Require Water To Work

By Maria Cassano
If you're looking into the best nebulizing diffusers, you already know that not all aromatherapy methods are created equal. Yeah, the price tag on a nebulizing unit might be a little more substantial, but for many, the low-hassle upkeep, quality…

69 Weird-As-Hell Products On Amazon That Are Actually Genius

By Maria Cassano
A single Amazon search can send you spiraling through a whole array of emotions. One product makes you ask, "Why does this exist?" while the next prompts the following email to your landlord: "Is it cool if the rent's late? I had to buy a thing."…