Elizabeth Enochs
Elizabeth Enochs is a writer, copy editor, and nature enthusiast from a small town in Missouri that you've probably never heard of. She's scared of Tinder, addicted to coffee, in love with travel, and watches way too much TV. In addition to Bustle, her work has been featured on sites like HelloGiggles, Thought Catalogue, HealthcareSource Blog, HuffPost Women, Flurtmag.com and a few others.

Elizabeth’s Latest Articles

Household Items That Can Be Bad For Your Health

Speaking as someone who was raised by a recovering hippie, I’m rarely surprised when a national news source announces the many ways in which seemingly benign household items can be bad for your health. Thanks to my mom, I knew about the potential health risks of antiperspirants long before celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Bradley Cooper started talking about why they don’t use the stuff. I’ve known about the dangers of using plastic water bottles and certain makeup products for years, too. But …

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Annoying Things I've Heard As A New Vegetarian

I don't know why it took me 26 years to become a vegetarian. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had an aversion to meat. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve eaten my fair share of cheeseburgers and bacon strips. (Often simultaneously.) I also happen to think that salmon tastes delicious. Still, everything from the texture of meat to the way it looks raw has always been off-putting to me. I mean, meat is literally defined as “the flesh of an animal.” On top of that, eating meat can be super-unsafe and unhe…

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"Weird" Things Are Normal When You Have Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety for as long as I can remember, so I can tell you from personal experience that there are some incredibly weird things that are actually normal when you have anxiety. Anxiety can make the prospect of leaving your apartment seem genuinely terrifying, and it can make relaxing during sex (or anything else) seem like a superhuman feat. Anxiety can cause all kinds of weird thoughts and completely unwarranted feelings of guilt, too. Personally, there are times when my anxiet…

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Comments I'm Tired Of Hearing As A Bi Woman

Two months ago, I officially came out as bisexual on the internet. I wrote about a few of the things studies can tell us about bisexual women, (we smoke the most weed, we’re particularly susceptible to mental illness, etc.) and I posted it on Facebook. I’d written about being queer before, but this was different. This was the first time I’d posted an article specifically about being bisexual where my family and friends could easily access it. (I don’t think any of them were terribly surprised, b…

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10 "Untranslatable" Foreign Words About Love

Valentine’s Day is officially behind us for another year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t find new ways to express your love for partners, pets, friends, and/or family members on a daily basis. Whether you’re single, dating, married, or somewhere in between, everyone hopefully has someone they love in their life — and it’s important to let them know how you feel. Luckily, Expedia UK released their “Language of Love” illustrations — so it looks like we all have 10 “new” words for expressing h…

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28 Reasons Real People Support Planned Parenthood

Last Saturday, anti-choice activists gathered in front of nearly 200 Planned Parenthood clinics across the U.S. to call for the complete defunding of the 100 year-old organization. In response, pro-choice activists all over the nation showed their support for Planned Parenthood (and affordable, accessible healthcare in general) by organizing some counter-protests of their own. I got to participate in the counter-rally that happened in St. Louis, Missouri — and it was amazing. Speaking as someone…

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Hobbies That Are Great For Reducing Anxiety

Unfortunately, none of us are immune to anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, financial status, age, or literally anything else that can define a person’s position in society. The fact is, no matter who you are, life will never stop being unpredictable and anxiety-inducing from time to time. So whether you’re one of the 40 million American adults who deals with an anxiety disorder, or your anxiety is almost always tied to a stressful life event, (like breakup…

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How To Make Money As A Writer

Speaking as someone who earned a bachelor’s degree in writing even though many people advised me not to, I’m thrilled to report that writing is officially my day job — and I couldn’t be prouder of that fact. However, making money as a writer comes with it’s own set of unique challenges. If you’re an extrovert, working from home might not be the healthiest choice for you. If you don’t enjoy writing nonfiction or journalism, then you’re probably going to have a much harder time finding work as a w…

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Why You Should Try Doggy Style in 2017

I think it’s safe to say that most of the sex I’ve had has been in doggy style position. Doggy isn’t the only way I like to have sex, by any means. The first time I had sex I hopped on top of my then-partner, and it was pretty great. On top of that (ha), my most recent ex-boyfriend did a great job of showing me just how intimate and downright sexy missionary position can be. That said, when I’m properly aroused, doggy style is hands-down my favorite sex position. So if you’ve never tried doggy s…

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How I Spend Money Differently At 26 Than 21

I feel like I’ve changed a lot in the past five years, and I’m mostly thrilled about it. Five years ago, I thought jealousy was a sign of passion. I hadn’t yet realized that Confederate flags are inherently racist, in part because I grew up seeing them so often. I thought I had to smile all the time if I wanted people to like me. I was still a few years away from coming out of the closet as bisexual. I’ve come a long way since 21 — but lately, the part of this transformation that I've felt parti…

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