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Podcast

Do it for the platform

Ok you guys, this week’s podcast is all about happiness, reconciliation and to be continued’s. While The Bachelorette didn’t deserve a recap on the pod this week, that’s because they already did it for us, FOR THE WHOLE SEASON, on this week’s episode. Essentially word on the street is that programming got pushed back a week for The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise so they needed to record some filler – cue the FRIENDS style flashback episode for half on…

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Travel

Seamless Travel: Allways

Well Raptor-palooza is finally winding down and I’m prepping to escape the city of Toronto for a sister’s weekend in NYC. I am really looking forward to a quick and relaxing trip where we can take in great meals, some shopping and a couple shows. But before we can reach out destination we have to get through the airport – which can often be frustrating and a massive time suck. I am already a shaky flyer so the airport anxiety…

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Podcast

LUKE P. FOR POOF

This week we recap The Bachelorette first since I clearly cannot stop discussing the Luke’s, specifically Luke P. for Psychopath and go on a tangent over my love for Mike (#MikeForBachelor). Then we run down the week’s celebrity news topics and you’ll get my thoughts on the over/under of Bradley and Gaga and Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt’s lifestyle brand opportunity. We end of a lighter note with Kardashian speculation and proof (poof), a possible Taylor Swift and Katy Perry…

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Podcast

The Tale of Two Tylers

Download this week’s podcast via iTunes here and be sure to rate and review FIVE STARS! We’ve got a quick rundown for you this week starting with Arie and Lauren Luyendyk going in to labor with their bb girl who has more Instagram followers than all of us combined! Wishing them all the best and can’t wait to hear the name slash see the Insta profile update. Then we discuss Kit Harrington and his recent stint in a wellness center…

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Podcast

Psalm Westeros

We start this week talking about a little sports gossip with Drake on the sidelines at the Toronto Raptors game and the Milwaukee Bucks head coach not being happy about it. Then we jump to Psalm West and his upcoming dynasty, before getting you up to date on ScarJo and Colin Jost’s engagement details. I try my best to wrap my mind around James Charles, Tati Westbrook and Jeffree Starr’s latest drama (spoiler alert: it does not go well) and…

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Podcast

We Were On A Break!

In this week’s episode of the Ya, We’re Basic. podcast we are recapping a few fan my favorites from the new season of The Bachelorette – What Up Hannah! – and make early predictions for who will go far. Then we shift to breakdown WTF happened between Tati Westbrook and James Charles and touch on all the alleged receipts from straight men in James’ DMs. Finally we discuss the Plays of the Week, running down everything from Kim and Kanye’s…

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Wellness

3L a Day Water Challenge

Ok fam, I had the best time with Keltie O’Connor making a fun YouTube video for her channel. We became fast internet frands through Instagram but when she asked me to actually meet up and do a little wellness challenge with her, I was like YUPP, YES, I’M IN. The best part? She said I could pick the challenge based on my pop culture, celebrity knowledge and that we’d make it a fun and celeb-friendly program to follow. Check out her YouTube…

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TV

You should be watching these shows

Ok I know spring is coming and we all want to get up and enjoy the outdoors but before it’s officially allergy season, I want you to take some time to take in these shows. These are shows that have been vetted by only me, admittedly, but you know I know TV and you know I wouldn’t advise you to check them out unless I actually felt confident about it. If you haven’t watched or have not been watching these…

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Lifestyle

Women Making Waves – Yvonne Chan The Mama Coach

It’s a new year and with that I have a new set of incredible women I’m eager to share in the Women Making Waves feature. I started this feature as a way to share badass chicks who are doing cool shit in their respective fields. The response was super overwhelming in the past year and I am excited as we grow Ya, We’re Basic. to involve more wonderful women on the site and the podcast. So without further delay, I’m…

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TV

IDK who’s lying: RHOBH Edition

I seriously don’t know what’s going on. Having marathoned this current season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this past weekend, I had an idea of the Dorit-Teddi-LVP situation but not a true understanding of just how confused I was going to end up. Everyone has receipts. Everyone is omitting fact that implicates their part in the matter. And everyone is neglecting to tell me IF THE DOGGO FOUND A FOREVER HOME. Let’s retrace what happened here: Dorit adopted a…

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