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The Guinea Pig: Summer Essentials! Lemonade and hot dogs

The semester is coming to an end, and soon many of us will be hitting the beach instead of hitting the books. For my last few posts, I feel obliged to prepare you for the warm weather with suggestions for a healthy, delicious break. Read on if you want some of the best food and beverages… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: Summer Essentials! Lemonade and hot dogs

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The Guinea Pig: Vegetarian chicken tenders

Please don’t eat me. Meat substitutes aren’t always appetizing. For example, I ate a Burger King veggie burger recently and it was a salty, mushy mess with little flecks of bell pepper in it. But not all my experiences have been so gag-worthy. Quorn – Chik’n Tenders, 12 0z. bag, $5.99 Those who practic meat-free diets… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: Vegetarian chicken tenders

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The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

by Amanda Waltz, blogger Over the course of doing this blog, I’ve realized something—I never do store brands. And why not? They’re just as good, if not sometimes better, than name brands. They’re cheaper. What’s not to love? So for this peanut butter edition, I’m going into unexplored retail territory and reviewing a quality Wegmans brand… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

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The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

by Amanda Waltz, blogger When it comes to chips, double-dipping may be the least of your problems. Salty potato chips already have a bad, but well-deserved, reputation as being unhealthy and not nutritious. Tortilla chips are less greasy and seem better for you, but they’re also high in fat, hydrogenated oils, calories and carbohydrates—even the baked ones… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

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The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

by Amanda Waltz, blogger Volumizing Conditioners I have oily, flat hair. To try and combat this, I went through a miscalculated anti-conditioner phase in college. Bad idea. Not only did my flat oiliness not go away, but I added dullness and some mean split ends on top of it. Whether it’s frizzy, or it’s pin-straight like mine, conditioner can provide a lot… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

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The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

by Amanda Waltz, blogger All-Natural Toothpaste So here’s the problem —sodium lauryl sulfates. The EPA has found no conclusive evidence that it’s a danger to humans, but others claim the detergent-like agent – used in a number of household products – has connections to health problems like soft tissue damage and skin irritations. Most, if not all, commercial toothpastes contain… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

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The Guinea Pig – I try, you buy

Anti-dandruff Shampoos With cold weather comes dry, itchy scalp and its bastard friend, dandruff. Most of the time it can be remedied with a good shampoo, but many contain ingredients that do more harm than good. Treatments like Head and Shoulders and NeutrogenaT-Gel contain parabens, formaldehyde-based preservatives, and added fragrances and colors that can cause irritation.… Continue reading The Guinea Pig – I try, you buy