Wendy is a Lifestyle Fellow at Bustle and a graduate of Columbia Journalism School. Lover of words and all things cheesy. Fave TV couple: Marshall and Lily from HIMYM, but only after Clark and Lois. Send pitches to wendyluwrites@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter at @wendyluwrites.

Wendy’s Latest Articles

9 False Things We've Thought About Solo Sex

Let's talk about sex. More specifically, let's talk about solo sex and the misconceptions about masturbation most of us grew up learning from family, our social circles at school, and the media. Socialization from culture, our religion, friends, and parents are all sources from which we learn about sex, Vanessa Marin, sex therapist and founder of Finishing School, tells Bustle. Whether it's because sex is an awkward topic or because it's just more fun to make up stuff about it, many of those le…

By Wendy Lu

How To Have The Best One-Night Stand

Maybe you've had several one-night stands and they've all been flops. Or maybe you're just curious about what having sex with a stranger really feels like. Whatever the reason may be, you've come to the right place. "A one-night stand is like a vacation," Zoë Kors, a sex and intimacy coach, tells Bustle. "It can be very therapeutic to be intimate with someone who exists outside the structures of our regular lives. It’s a great way to step out of the bubble for a moment and play." One-night sta…

By Wendy Lu

This Rethinks The Web For People With Disabilities

For many people with disabilities, accessibility doesn't necessarily equal accommodation. When it comes to using the internet, for instance, computers aren't usually tailored for people with certain disabilities, like severe visual impairment or upper-body paralysis. But eSSENTIAL Accessibility, a resource that allows people with disabilities (PWD) to use the web with ease so that they can go about their daily lives and focus on more important things, is hoping to change all that. "A lot of folk…

By Wendy Lu

How the United States Ranks In Gender Equality

I always thought of the United States as one of the most progressive countries in the world, but sadly, that's not the case when it comes to women's rights, transgender rights, and egalitarianism in general. Thinking about ways the United States is behind on gender equality makes me frustrated because, honestly, it's 2017 and we shouldn't have to worry about getting paid fairly and other issues of everyday sexism. According to the World Economic Forum, the United States ranks 23 out of the 30 d…

By Wendy Lu

How To Tell If You're A Good Kisser

Kissing is a beautiful, magical experience, but it can also be overwhelming and downright confusing, especially if you're kissing someone new for the first time. So what are some signs you're great at kissing? "What makes a makeout session great is the willingness to be present in the moment without an agenda for getting to a particular destination," Zoë Kors, a sex and intimacy coach, tells Bustle. "Kissing is a destination in and of itself. When we view kissing as a necessary prelude to sex, w…

By Wendy Lu

How To Respond To Gender Bias At Work

Company culture is a major buzzword in the world of hiring and business. When it comes to improving work productivity and employee relations, gender bias is often something that is easily overlooked. Knowing how to respond to gender bias in the workplace isn't as clear-cut as it may seem, but it's still essential for workers. "Gender diverse companies have higher returns than non-gender diverse companies," Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder of Ellevest, tells Bustle. "They have lower risk, greater in…

By Wendy Lu

Starburst All Pink Packages Are Coming Soon

Here's some exciting news to brighten up your week: Due to popular demand, Starburst is releasing Starburst All Pink packages filled with pink Starbursts — and only pink Starburst — starting in April. Yep, that's right: Soon, you'll be able to get an entire package filled with strawberry goodness — which means no more fighting with your roommate or little brother for the best of the best. Now, there's more than enough to share. Here's the catch, though: These all-pink fruit chew packs are only …

By Wendy Lu

Venus Retrograde Is Right On Schedule

You've probably heard a lot about planets turning retrograde over the last several months. Now, that list includes Venus, the planet of love, relationships, and personal values. If it feels like the Venus retrograde dates for 2017 are late, that's because the planet did not turn retrograde at all last year; in reality, though, Venus retrograde is exactly on time. In case you're new to the astrology scene, planets turning retrograde isn't quite what it sounds like. They don't physically turn bac…

By Wendy Lu

Facebook Photo Ideas For International Women's Day

By now, you probably know that the strike called "A Day Without A Woman" is coming up on March 8, which is the exact same day as International Women's Day. Whether you're planning to participate in the women's strike or volunteer in the community that day, a great way to voice your support is to change your Facebook profile picture for International Women's Day. Since the late 1980s, International Women's Day has been a global opportunity for people everywhere to highlight the contributions tha…

By Wendy Lu

How To Play Snake On Facebook Messenger

If you love playing games with friends on social media, then you might want to get in on this: Snake, the iconic mobile game from the 1990s and early 2000s, is now available to play on Facebook Messenger. Huzzah! Like its nostalgic counterpart, learning how to play Snake on Facebook Messenger is pretty easy. Although the game's interface is quite different from the old version that we're all used to, the objective of the game is exactly the same: Move the snake around without bumping into itself…

By Wendy Lu