Erin Groh

Born and raised in Newport Beach, CA, I’ve spent the last several years working my way up and down the California coast. I received my degree from UC Santa Barbara in Cultural Anthropology and Art History, specializing in Meso-American and Andean cultures (which has served me no use in my professional life, but makes me an excellent museum companion), taking a brief hiatus to study abroad in Italy my junior year. After college I moved to San Francisco for six years, before moving back to my beloved hometown.

I've been a vegetarian since I was 13, and I love to cook (but going vegan is out, because I could never give up my cheese). As much as I love my home state, I generally suffer from an intense case of wanderlust, and my goal is to hit every continent by the time I’m thirty.

You can find me here on BlogHer or on Twitter @ErinRoseGroh.

Does 'The Biggest Loser' Promote Anorexia and Bulimia?

The season finale for The Biggest Loser prompted strong viewer reaction to Rachel Frederickson who won $250,000  by losing 58.62 percent of her 260 pound starting weight. That's a record weight loss in the show's 15 seasons, and at-home viewers assessed it to be too much to be healthy.  ...more
heatherpc It was on the episode before the final the doctor told her that, before she lost even ...more

Does 'The Biggest Loser' Promote Anorexia and Bulimia?

The season finale for The Biggest Loser prompted strong viewer reaction to Rachel Frederickson who won $250,000  by losing 58.62 percent of her 260 pound starting weight. That's a record weight loss in the show's 15 seasons, and at-home viewers assessed it to be too much to be healthy.  ...more
I think I had the same look as Bob and Jillian when she came out. The consensus online seemed to ...more

Don't Like Barilla's Anti-Gay Statements? Eat This Pasta Instead

Yesterday, the CEO of Italian company Barilla said in an interview that "gays can eat other pasta" if they didn't like the fact that the company does not include LGBT people in its advertising. ...more
My favorite gluten-free brand is Trader Joe's corn pasta - taste more like regular pasta than ...more

Read Bloggers’ Stories from Dodge’s Journey to BlogHer!

UPDATE: This event is now full, but please scroll down to see other bloggers' journeys to BlogHer.Every blogger has a story about what inspired them to start their blog and Dodge wanted to hear them. That’s why we invited bloggers to enter the Journey to BlogHer contest by telling us about their journey to becoming a blogger and why they wanted to win a trip to BlogHer’12. The two bloggers with the best stories were selected to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the conference for themselves and for a friend of their choice.

Conference Corner: Tips for BlogHer First-Time Attendees (Newbies)

With two weeks left until BlogHer Food in Seattle and just ten short weeks *gasp* until BlogHer '12 in New York, the pre-conference jitters are starting to set in across the internet. Whether it's your first BlogHer Event this year or your eighth, we are all united by one thing... we all, always, feel like a #BlogHer12Newbie....more
A lot of people worry about what to wear to BlogHer. You'll see a lot of posts about this in the ...more

"Date Night" Inadequate Sentence in Domestic Violence Case

If a man puts his hands on his wife's neck in anger and throws her against a couch, at least one judge thinks that a date night at Red Lobster, bowling, and some flowers are enough to set things right....more
This story, Chris Brown being allowed to perform and then receive a standing ovation at the ...more

Bidding You Farewell

They say all good things must come to an end, and I suppose that’s true in some ways. Next month, a major chapter of my life will wind down to a close as I shut my laptop one last time, breathe a sigh of contentment, and bid my BlogHer co-workers a heartfelt goodbye. Or, I expect I will be breathing a sigh of contentment. It could be a sigh of fear, or apprehension, or incredulousness at my own brazen actions....more
Dancing with you and all the girls at the BlogHer Food '11 after-party was one of my absolute ...more

BlogHer Food '12 Twitter Roll Call!

Want to get to know your fellow BlogHer Food '12 attendees before you arrive in Seattle? Leave your Twitter handle and follow the others who have already left theirs so you can tweet about your conference plans.Find the official list on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlogHerEvents/blogher-food-12-attendee...more
I'm @ErinRoseGroh. Yay for BlogHer Food!more

BlogHer '12 Twitter Roll Call!

Want to get to know your fellow BlogHer '12 attendees before you arrive in New York? Leave your Twitter handle and follow the others who have already left theirs so you can tweet about your conference plans.Find the official list on Twitter at http://twitter.com/BlogHerEvents/blogher-12-attendees...more

$8-A-Dozen Eggs? An Organic Quandary

$8 for a dozen eggs? When I saw Jane Black’s post in The Atlantic I could not believe that anyone would pay that price. As I mulled it over I realized that I wasn’t even sure why these eggs were superior to normal eggs. And after re-reading the article I’m not sure they are. Or at least, I’m not sure they’re any healthier than the best organic cage-free eggs from the grocery store (under $3 a dozen at my store). The difference is that these oval wonders hail from a small local farm that is not caught up in the industrial food mill. This means, for one thing, no government subsidies, making it hard for the small environmentally-aware farmers to compete with the big guys by offering comparable prices....more
I'm curious to know where you are located? In the Bay Area, we're very lucky, in that we can get ...more