Jess Lahitou

Jess Lahitou

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Jess is a literature lover, former teacher, new(ish) mother, and politics junkie. Currently in Miami, this Colorado native is embracing the culture shock. Art Basel? Wynwood? Ropa Vieja? Yes, please.

Jess Lahitou Articles

Hi, this is Jess here, and I hope these recommends make your February warmer, more interesting, and more delicious. (Image Credit: Instagram/youngertv)

#RavsRecs: Jess Sets You Up For A Fabulous February

Welcome To #RavsRecs, a look inside the lives (and minds) of your Ravishly staffers, with a list of things that are probably unnecessary but definitely awesome.

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WTF Was Starbucks Thinking When They OK’d 2015’s #RedCup?

A tradition dating back to 1997, starting each November 1st, Starbucks introduces their holiday cup. So after 10 long months of waiting, forgive me for experiencing childlike letdown over this year’s Red Cup.

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Love Or Hate Trump, One Thing's For Sure: With Trump TV, We All Got Played

Just in case you thought Trump would go away after the election (provided Secretary Clinton wins), allow me to help you prepare for what might be h

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Smiling through the pain of crippling debt.

Red, White, & News: Political Issues Millennials Need To Know About

If you’re a 20 or early 30-something, odds are high that you or someone you know has boomeranged back into a parental basement. In 2012, an estimated 36% of young adults lived at home with one or more parents.

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An early look at just how bad (or not) some of Trump's nominees are so far.

Trump's Cabinet Pie Chart Analysis: Who Is Most Likely To Wreak Havoc?

Perhaps you’ve noticed that Democrats and Republicans aren’t getting along so well these days.

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Pharmaceutical companies, like tobacco companies, are in the business of making a profit.

Big Pharma & Big Tobacco: A Tale Of Two Deadly Scandals

Is there a difference between what the cigs biz did back in the 1950s and ‘60s and the way present-day pharmaceutical companies have aggressively marketed opioids like OxyContin?

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Sick and tired.

The CNBC Republican Debate: Surprisingly Like The Escaped Blimp

While watching the third Republican debate last night on CNBC, I thought to myself: Self, you’re going to have to write a straight review of this thing. The candidates are too wonky tonight to be caricatured, and even Donald Trump has reigned himself in significantly. The debate was billed as “Your Money, Your Vote,” and the questions hewed pretty close to the economy. Read: not many social-issues gaffe bait.

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We don't all love it.

Call Me A Killjoy: A Case Against Medical Marijuana

But the way I see it, concerning the issue of legalizing pot we have two questions: 1) Whether a person has the right to get high, and 2) Whether that right supersedes the rights of other potentially affected parties.

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For Your Gold-Medal Consideration: Leslie Jones And Her Twitter

What’s the greatest achievement of the Rio Olympics? Is it the success of Latin America’s first host nation, Brazil? Is it the extraordinary feats of the US Women’s gymnastics team? Is it the spellbinding brilliance of Usain Bolt’s superhuman speed? Or is it perhaps the Twitter feed of Leslie Jones?

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Stay informed, but also laugh a lot. (Image Credit: Angela George via Wikimedia Commons)

Top 11 Twitter Accounts To Follow To Up Your Politics Game

A few weeks ago, I thought we might actually celebrate the end of the 2016 election.

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