Carolyn is a NYC-based beauty, health, and wellness writer. She has contributed to Health Magazine, Blisstree.com, Vitamin Retailer Magazine, Patch, and SarahScoop.com. She loves stand-up comedy and horror movies equally.

Carolyn’s Latest Articles

Signs Your Worsening Eyesight Is A Serious Issue

While it's normal for your vision to change slightly as you get older, suddenly worsening eyesight often points to a serious issue. Whether it's blurriness that's cropped up overnight, or the sudden appearance of floaters (those specks or particles that swirl in your eyes), vision changes are not something you should take lightly. Not only is worsening eyesight a signal that something is wrong with your peepers, but it's often a sign of an underlying health condition — and usually one that needs…

By Carolyn Steber

Surprising Things That Can Happen When You Stop Eating Dairy

If you love yourself some dairy — milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. — and it makes you feel good, then by all means keep it in your diet. But if you're lactose intolerant, or suspect milk products are messing with your health, then you might be excited to hear about all the surprising things that happen when you stop eating dairy. Of course the affects will be different for everyone. For example, a person with lactose intolerance will experience more changes to their health than someone who's not sensi…

By Carolyn Steber

Surprising Signs You Might Be A Narcissist

In any given day, almost all of us show some signs of narcissism, and that's totally OK. For some people, however, it can get out of hand. When that happens, it's not only super frustrating for you the narcissistic, but for everyone who bears the brunt of your selfishness. Which is, of course, the very definition of narcissism. "Narcissism can be most easily defined as a need to feel special or important," clinical psychologist Dr. Leslie Carr tells Bustle. "We can say that most people feel the …

By Carolyn Steber

Genius Ways To End Any Argument

While it's perfectly OK to have the occasional argument, there's nothing fun or healthy about disagreements that just won't quit. Whether you and your partner are fighting over something big, or something seemingly insignificant (like who should do the dishes), it's always good to know how to end any argument. If you keep a few tricks up your sleep, and know how to defuse such situations, you can get back to a happier, stress-free life — and maybe even save your relationship. That's because (uns…

By Carolyn Steber

Little Habits That Show You’re Still Not An Adult

While there's absolutely nothing wrong with having fun and occasionally throwing your responsibilities to the wind, it is important to keep an eye out for signs you're still not an adult. Whether it's little things like failing to ever (ever) cook yourself a healthy meal, or bigger things like skipping out of work, these bouts of immaturity can take a toll on your life. Once you realize you're sort of letting yourself down, however, it becomes all the easier to turn your life around and start on…

By Carolyn Steber

Old-Fashioned Party Games We Should Bring Back

I've been to many a party that focused on beer pong, and many (more recently) that centered around a snack table. While these themes are fine — and very enjoyable — it's always exciting to throw a get together that's a little less predictable. And one of the best ways to do this? By trying out some old-fashioned party games, of course. Classic games not only bring on the nostalgia, but they pretty much guarantee a good time. I mean, have you ever played a rousing round of "cake quilt"? And whe…

By Carolyn Steber

Little Habits That Can Be Signs Of ADHD

If you feel like your constant lateness and total disorganization is getting in the way of your life, it may come as a relief to know that these "bad habits" may be signs of adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). While it's likely you struggled with it more as a kid, the symptoms of ADHD can stick around, affect you into adulthood, and truly make life difficult. So, how do you know if you have it? Well, you can start by taking a closer look at those problems you experience in eve…

By Carolyn Steber

Habits You Think Are Polite But Are Actually Rude

Most of us do our best to as polite as possible. Often that means holding the elevator door, letting another car into traffic, or being that one awesome guest who washes the dishes after a dinner party. But did you know that some sweet habits like these — which are meant to be polite — can actually be considered rude? While elevator door holding and dish washing hardly ever fall onto the list, there's definitely a pretty hefty pile of habits we all think are polite — even though they most defini…

By Carolyn Steber

Skin Care March Madness Is A Thing & It's Glorious

If you're gearing up and getting teams in order for traditional March Madness, then you might also be interested in playing a different type of game. Maybe something a bit more... beauty related? If so, take a look at the genius idea behind the March Madness skincare and beauty tournament. According to founder Stephanie Williams, the fun idea came to her in the midst of storm Stella. While she was snowed in and completing her NCAA brackets, it occurred to her how great it would be if there exist…

By Carolyn Steber

11 Things That Can Make You Smell Better

While you're probably pretty used to having a specific scent downstairs, it is possible that certain things can change the smell of your vagina. While this may be a sign of a health concern, there are several weird (and totally OK) things that can alter your pH and change things up in the odor department. But before we get to any of that, let's talk about scents that may be a sign something's wrong. As Vagisil's Intimate Health Gynecologist Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy says, "... a strong odor ... m…

By Carolyn Steber