J. Fergus

J. Fergus

J. loves writing about the vices of life — decadent food, strong drinks, potent cannabis, and increasingly invasive incredible technology — as well as culture and relationships. You might have seen their name in Foodbeast, Tastemade, Chowhound, and The Spruce Eats. They use they and she pronouns, but they're always Mx. Fergus.

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Food & Drink

How to Drink Absinthe and Live to Tell the Tale

We’re all familiar with the mechanics of drinking, but not everyone is acquainted with the nuanced art of drinking absinthe.
Culture

Do You Want Your Home to Smell Like Scotch Country?

Norlan takes a whiskey-inspired approach to oil diffusers, complete with scents from the Scottish Highlands as well as the Isles of Islay and Skye.
Food & Drink

Are Whiskey Stones Better Than Ice? Breaking Down the Best Ways to Chill Whiskey

Reminder: There’s no wrong way to drink whiskey, so the right chilling method will vary from palate to palate.
Food & Drink

Rum 101: An Introduction to the Different Types of Rum and How They’re Made

Once you start to understand the nuances of how rum is made, you can discover which types you will enjoy the most.
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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts

Do you really need to wash every day? According to experts, you might if you have a certain type of hair. First, though, you have to know what type of hair you have.
Food & Drink

How Full Harvest and Misfits Market Are Saving Ugly Produce

From food banks to green juice companies, everybody loves ugly produce. Here's why you should be embracing the movement, too.