Kelly Davio

Kelly Davio

Bio

Kelly Davio is an editor of Tahoma Literary Review and a freelance writer in the Seattle area. She writes the column “The Waiting Room” for The Butter, contributes regularly to publications like Women’s Review of Books. She writes about lifestyle, beauty, books, women’s issues, illness, and disability. 

Kelly Davio Articles

5 Things Every Germ-Conscious Woman Needs in Her Purse 

Unfortunately, public restroom soap is a bacterial nightmare. It’s so filthy, in fact, that a recent study found that a quarter of all public soap pumps are so contaminated with fecal bacteria that washing with their contents leaves your hands more germy than if you didn’t wash at all.

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Steroids are powerhouses when it comes to combating a range of medical issues, but steroids change your face.

5 Ways Steroids Change Your Face (And What To Do About It)

Steroids are powerhouses when it comes to combating a range of medical issues, but the physical changes can be extreme. Steroids change your face.

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"You need any help with that?"

5 Types Of Men At The Gym (And How to Drive Them Away)

The bad news is that, no matter what you do, you’re unlikely to get any personal space at the gym — even when there are plenty of machines available, it is a law of the universe that some man will choose to work out no fewer than six inches from you.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Sunscreen

We’re here to help you sort through the fact, fiction, and marketing jargon behind your summer sunblock.

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This can be you!

The Chronically Sick Girl’s Guide To Holiday Party Survival

The holidays aren’t easy on anybody, but if you’re among the millions of US women who live with one or more chronic illnesses, you may find the social obligations this time of year more draining and dismal than merry and bright.

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One Woman, 4 Fake Tans And Why You May Want To Skip That Bottled Bronze

If you’re like me (which is to say stark white), you may find yourself looking to warm up your retina-searing paleness before hitting the beach. It’s a public service, really. Think of the children!

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Why I Opted Out Of Thanksgiving

I stopped hosting the holiday at my house, and instead of inviting a barrage of people over for face-stuffing, I turned Thanksgiving into a quiet day at home—just me and my partner—and yes, plenty of pie and mashed potatoes.

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Style Watch: The High Rise Of The Granny Panty

If you’ve gone shopping for underwear recently, odds are you’ve noticed a new trend toward higher waistlines, lower leg cuts, and a great deal more fabric on the rear view. It seems that skimpy is out, and Grandma’s Fruit of the Loom value pack is in.

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Time flies, right?

3 Things You Need To Know Before Applying To College

College application season is nearly upon us and it’s an exciting a time for high school seniors, as well as a nerve-wracking time for parents. You've no doubt you’ve gone through your budget, talked about majors and programs, maybe visited a few campuses with your kid.

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House Hunters International Lied To Us: The Reality of International Realty 

I knew that House Hunters family of shows had been accused of being entirely staged, but still, I had hopes that the two of us would find our own plucky agent who’d supply us with wonderful apartments to choose from, then we’d calmly, collaboratively pick one while sipping ale at a local pub.

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