A former East Coast newspaper and magazine writer and editor, Brandi now lives in Los Angeles where the weather is the same every day. The editor of two anthologies, Brandi's writing has been published in more than a dozen magazines and journals. She enjoys wearing hats, all things related to Stevie Nicks, Lauren Graham, and Carrie Fisher, and spending time with her special-needs beagle who has to eat all of her meals in a dog high chair.

Latest Articles

If You Love Galleries On Instagram, This Update Is HUGE

Big news, everyone — especially Instagram users who love the app's gallery feature. Thanks to a new update currently rolling out, users can finally add tags to Instagram galleries after they've been p...
By Brandi Neal

Apps That Will Help You Up Your Instagram Game

A good Instagram feed makes your life look amazing, even if that Oscar party you attended served macaroni and cheese on paper plates, but had a red carpet for you to get some serious Instagram-worthy ...
By Brandi Neal

Cake-Stuffed Kit Kats Are Here To Make Your Day

One of the things I love to do when traveling is sample Kit Kat candy bars from other countries because they taste different, and different countries have different varieties. Case in point, cake-stuf...
By Brandi Neal

9 Habits Of Toxic People

Toxic people are basically energy vampires. They latch on to you like a leech, and drain your energy until you feel depleted, confused, and exasperated. Unfortunately, toxic people look just like regu...
By Brandi Neal

These Are The Best Times Of Year To Look For A New Job

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. W...
By Brandi Neal

Apps You Should Download For Long Car Rides

Summer is synonymous with road trips, and you're going to need something to keep yourself occupied during those long hours on the road. These apps to download for long car rides can help you pass the ...
By Brandi Neal

Shake Shack Is Introducing A New Chicken Sandwich

If you're bored with burgers and shakes, Shake Shack is stirring things up this summer with its new Hot Chick’n. That's right — Shake Shack has a hot chicken sandwich, which will make its debut Aug. 1...
By Brandi Neal

Don't Freak Out About *That* Mac & Cheese Study

If powdered mac and cheese is your go-to comfort food, a new study detailed in The New York Times reports that your powdered mac and cheese might contain a chemical that could adversely affect your he...
By Brandi Neal

McDonald's Just Introduced A Kale & Sriracha Sandwich

Kale, Sriracha, and McDonald's are three words I never thought I'd type in the same sentence, but hey: never say never. McDonald's Kale & Sriracha Mac Sauce Signature Sriracha sandwiches (try saying t...
By Brandi Neal

How To Make Your Own Snapchat Geofilter

Three years ago, Snapchat changed the social media filter landscape when it introduced Geofilters. Now, as the Snapchat Geofilter celebrates its third birthday, four designers explain to Bustle how to...
By Brandi Neal

Meet Your Next Summer Food Obsession

I think we can safely call 2017 the year of the unicorn. The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino started lighting up Instagram earlier this year, and the rainbow food trend quickly spilled over to cakes, co...
By Brandi Neal

How To Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

As if you need an excuse to enjoy ice cream. But, just in case you're looking for one — National Ice Cream Day this Sun., Jul. 16, is it. Ice cream is pretty worship worthy, and here's how to celebrat...
By Brandi Neal

Where To Get Free Ice Cream On National Ice Cream Day

Summer is always better with ice cream, and ice cream tastes best when it's free. This is why you're going to love these free ice cream deals for National Ice Cream Day Sun., Jul. 16. The allure of ic...
By Brandi Neal

This Is Your Worst Habit, According To Your Zodiac…

Would you go to the ends of the Earth to right a wrong? Can't resist the allure of a new pair of shoes? If you believe in astrology, some of your habits are pre-ordained depending on which sign you we...
By Brandi Neal

Your Fave '90s Cereal Is Getting A Delicious Makeover

While it's easily been 10 years since I've eaten Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, I can still sing you the jingle. Cinnamon Toast Crunch instantly brings me back to Saturday morning cartoons. Similarly, ...
By Brandi Neal

What To Do If Your Password Is Stolen

Keeping your data secure is probably one of the most important things in today's digital world, and might be something you think about the least — until your password is compromised. So, what if it ha...
By Brandi Neal

Here's Where To Find Chipotle's Test Kitchen

If you like to be in the know before everyone else, then you're going to want to make a trip to Chipotle NEXT Kitchen to try new menu items right now. So, just where is Chipotle's test kitchen in NYC ...
By Brandi Neal

Where To Find Frozen Margaritas At Chipotle

Margaritas probably aren't the first thing that come to mind when you think of Chipotle. But, it's time to readjust your thoughts about this casual dining Mexican restaurant. Because, Chipotle has fro...
By Brandi Neal

Can Wine Help You Live Longer?

Once, at a wedding in Napa, CA while on a private wine tour, I offered one of the elderly guests some water. "Honey," she said, "I'm French. We don't drink water, but you can get me some more wine." N...
By Brandi Neal

Depression Isn't The Same As Feeling Sad

You might think you know what signs to look for in yourself, or others, when wondering if you or someone you love is battling depression. But, things that might not look like depression, but actually ...
By Brandi Neal