Amy McCarthy is a freelance writer & editor living in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys lipstick, cooking, and fighting with celebrities on Twitter.

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5 Lame Rules You Have to Follow Over the Holidays

Going back home for the holidays is both a blessing and a curse. Your mom is going to cook some excellent food, there are presents involved, and it generally feels like a vacation away from real life....
By Amy McCarthy

I Tried Olive Garden's Pasta Pass, And...

When the chance to enjoy unlimited pasta for seven weeks was presented to me, I immediately jumped because I am not an idiot. Back in September, Olive Garden launched 1,000 "Never Ending Pasta Passes,...
By Amy McCarthy

Is Brunch for Jerks?

Today, the New York Times published an extremely controversial decision, and it’s not about Ebola, the Islamic State, or any other relevant or otherwise important news topic. In a piece titled "Brunch...
By Amy McCarthy

Camille Paglia Doesn’t Understand Rape Culture

It’s no surprise that someone who labels herself a “dissident feminist” would sometimes draw the ire of those who do our best to live inside a feminist framework. Writer and social critic Camille Pagl...
By Amy McCarthy

Times Of India Hits New Body Shaming Low

Not even the intricacies of foreign policy and financial markets are as heavily scrutinized as the bodies of female celebrities. Gossip rags hire entire staffs of photographers and writers to document...
By Amy McCarthy

Why I'm Quitting Being a Football Fan

I can’t remember the first time I ever watched a football game, likely because it happened right after being liberated from the womb. I’m an October baby, born right into the throes of college and Nat...
By Amy McCarthy

#WhyIStayed Is Powerful For Victims

After the release of the Ray Rice assault video, everyone had an opinion. Fortunately, the majority of people expressed support for Rice’s wife Janay, and called for him to be removed from the Nationa...
By Amy McCarthy

Why The Video Should Not Have Been Leaked

After TMZ released the full video footage of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice viciously beating his then-fiancé/now-wife Janay, the entire media world erupted about what this new footage means ...
By Amy McCarthy

10 Ways To Make Everyone At Whole Foods Hate You

Going to Whole Foods is practically like breathing and doing yoga for millennials and 30-somethings, especially now that we’re all so focused on living healthy lifestyles. Whatever that means for you,...
By Amy McCarthy

7 Essential Rules For Living With A Roommate

When you’re in your early twenties, having a roommate can be the difference between making it and having to admit defeat and move back in with your parents. Splitting the bills and having someone to s...
By Amy McCarthy

Why Don't Male Celebrities Fear Leaked Nudes?

As the recently leaked photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton have shown us, sex scandals don’t always have to involve actual sex. As our smartphones have increasingly become glued to our collecti...
By Amy McCarthy

For Anyone Who's Ever Been Harassed On the Street

In recent months, a lot of attention has been focused on the harassment that women experience on the street. Organizations like Hollaback! and
By Amy McCarthy

The Problem With Your Sexy Profile Picture

Women have always had to deal with a certain set of stereotypes related to their physical appearance. The “dumb blonde” trope is definitely not new, and there is evidence that shows that men and women...
By Amy McCarthy

This Artist's Selfies Are Cooler Than Yours

I feel like I’m pretty good at Instagram. I can use filters well enough to make my skin not look like sixteen ruddy miles of bad road, and I’ve learned how to accentuate my good features while downpla...
By Amy McCarthy

What If We Acted Like This In Real Life?

As the World Cup draws to a close, sports media will be forced to find another subject to discuss besides soccer. It’s been an interesting athletic event, full of exciting twists (
By Amy McCarthy

Fat People Don’t Have to Hate Themselves

Being fat in a society that is increasingly hostile to the way your body looks means navigating a lot of bullshit in your day-to-day life. Fat people experience harassment from strangers on the street...
By Amy McCarthy

Meet the Beyonce Voters

The cluelessness of Fox News hosts often makes the news, like Megyn Kelly’s assertion that Santa Claus is white and the constant idiocy of Bill O’Reilly. During a guest spot on the Fox News show Outnu...
By Amy McCarthy

Do You Tweet Like A Fifth Grader?

Social media is increasingly becoming the most dominant form of online communication, which has some people clutching their pearls over the dumbing-down of our society thanks to "text-speak" and a gen...
By Amy McCarthy

Another Reason To Have a One-Night Stand

Sex is something that is both pervasive and taboo in American culture. You can’t walk down the street or turn on the television without seeing sexualized images of (mostly) women, but there is still a...
By Amy McCarthy

Facebook Offers A "Lost Weight” Life Event

Facebook has always given its users the ability to highlight important milestones in their lives. You can indicate when you’ve started a new relationship or gotten married, had a child, or even gone o...
By Amy McCarthy