Maria Cassano

Maria is a born and raised New Yorker, though with her love of farm-fresh food and sprawling mountains, you’d never know it. She’s got a nasty case of wanderlust, but she still has loads of room left in her heart for things that are safe and comfortable, like knitting, tea, and corgi gifs.

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

ByMaria 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

ByMaria 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."…

42 Unique Gifts Under $25

ByMaria Cassano
As November comes to an end, it's time to heat up a plate of Thanksgiving leftovers and sit down with your holiday budget. Maybe your list of people is longer than you anticipated, or maybe you spent too much on holiday decorations (I've been…

The 6 Best Thick Yoga Mats

ByMaria Cassano
If you've ever felt the pain of a hardwood floor against your knees in Table Top Pose, you've probably realized the importance of a well-cushioned foundation. That being said, the best thick yoga mats aren't just about thickness. They combine all…

If You Frequently Practice Hot Yoga, These Are The Best Mats To Use

ByMaria Cassano
Despite the single adjective that separates them, yoga and hot yoga are two entirely different practices. As a result, your average yoga equipment probably isn't going to cut it. The best yoga mats for hot yoga have earned said title because they're…

Transform Your Dorm In One Shot With These 6 Super Cute Bedding Sets

ByMaria Cassano
Your sleep habits may or may not change when you go away to college, but your bedding definitely should. The best college bedding sets are an easy, affordable way to start over in style and make your new dorm, apartment, or suite feel like a…

If You're A College Student, You Absolutely Need One Of These Amazing Planners

ByMaria Cassano
For most people, college means total and complete autonomy over their time and choices. There's no one telling you what to do or how to manage your responsibilities. Yeah, the freedom is awesome, but the best planners for college students help you…

On A Budget? These Are The 6 Best — But Still Affordable — Essential Oils & Sets

ByMaria Cassano
When you're shopping for the best affordable essential oils, it's easy to get lured in by the lowest price tag. That being said, it's really important to make sure that you're not comprising on quality. Yeah, you're on a budget, but your safety…

When Life Hands You Lemons, These 40 Products On Amazon Will Instantly Make You Happier

ByMaria Cassano
You don't need a random writer on the internet to tell you that life can be hard, or unfair, or stressful. What you may need, however, are a few fool-proof ideas in your arsenal to combat those days when nothing seems to be going right. Good thing…

40 Problem-Solving Products On Amazon To Combat Mercury In Retrograde's BS

ByMaria Cassano
The sun is warm. The days are long, and there's ample time for beach novels and fire pits with friends. Then Mercury comes along to screw it all up. Or, rather, Mercury moves away to screw it all up, so it's a good thing there are genius products on…

29 Grooming Products On Amazon That Keep You From Feeling Gross

ByMaria Cassano
In my personal opinion, the human body — and all its functions, excretions, and habits — is a beautiful thing. That being said, certain stuff can make you feel a little less hygienic from time to time. Grooming is humanity's protection against that…

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

ByMaria 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…

These 32 Most-Useful Products On Amazon Solve Gross Everyday Problems

ByMaria Cassano
We're all grown-ups here. We can talk openly about the seemingly-gross stuff that all of us have to deal with from time to time. Absolutely no one is immune to sweating, pooping, and basic household germs, which is why I'm thankful for the genius…

34 Genius Inventions On Amazon That Will Help Manage The Germ Jungle You Live In

ByMaria Cassano
Having your own space is a beautiful thing. It means decorating the way you want and keeping your things exactly the way you like them. But when you're solely responsible for the cleaning, you realize just how quickly mold, germs, mildew, and dust…

41 Genius Products On Amazon That Are Quickly Racking Up 5-Star Reviews

ByMaria Cassano
For the most part, I like to experience things for myself. I'd much rather get a first-person perspective than make a judgment based on the accounts of others — that is until we're talking about brilliant Amazon products with five-star reviews. If…

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

ByMaria 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…

45 Products On Amazon Under $20 That Are Just So Damn Good

ByMaria Cassano
Arguably one of the best feelings in the world? Stumbling across a genuinely awesome product, looking at the price tag, and audibly asking yourself, "That's it!?" Personally, this happens to me a lot more often now that I'm well-versed in the…

50 Hidden Gems Under $10 On Amazon To Treat Yourself Or Someone Else To

ByMaria Cassano
I'm of the belief that if you're going to treat yourself (or someone important to you), you might as well leave the shopper's guilt behind. That being said, for those moments when you just can't quiet the voice of responsibility, there are loads of…

If You Struggle To Stay Organized, These 43 Genius Amazon Products Might Be Your Saving Grace

ByMaria Cassano
In a mere 10 years, I've somehow gone from someone who couldn't find her floor through the layer of clothes to someone who can't work unless her desk is spotless. Yes, I'm sure some of it was genetically inevitable (my mom's an organizational…

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

ByMaria 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."…