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, including MovieMaker Magazine, Teaching Tolerance, Freshly Hatched, Common Dreams, Coast Magazine and more. 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

Fourth of July Quotes That Are Super Patriotic

Independence Day is fast approaching, and people have a lot to say about the Fourth of July. These Fourth of July 2017 quotes are super patriotic, even if you aren't overwhelmed with pride to be an Am...
By Brandi Neal

Where To Donate On The Fourth Of July

If you're part of team resistance, then you know that the Fourth Of July can be a day of action. If you want to help, there are some places to donate on the Fourth of July that will help you support t...
By Brandi Neal

Transgender Artist Details Her Transition In A Series Of Uplifting Comics

"It doesn't matter how or when you realize you're trans," Los Angeles-based artist and Up and Out comic creator Julia Kaye wrote on Twitter. "Your gender identity is valid. Your narrative is valid." C...
By Brandi Neal

Hyatt Introduces New Build Your Own Breakfast Bowls

It can be hard to find genuinely delicious meals when you're traveling, and I know from personal experience that getting any food into your mouth while on the road is a win. However, Hyatt's heard you...
By Brandi Neal

Oh Good, More People Millennialsplaining Money

After an interview with an Australian billionaire about Millennials' affinity for avocado toast went viral, discussions about Millennial-spending habits became a hot topic, again. And, experts say eat...
By Brandi Neal

A Single Mom Received This Hateful Note On Her Car

Instead of addressing you directly like an adult, some people revert to leaving cruel notes like immature middle schoolers. A woman in Colorado knows this all too well, but she didn't expect that a ha...
By Brandi Neal

How To Spend Fourth Of July Productively

For many people, July 4 is the official start of summer, and the day the U.S. government has designated as the celebration of our independence. This year in particular you might not feel like there's ...
By Brandi Neal

Rosé Now Comes In A Boozy Popsicle Form

As I sit here typing this in Los Angeles, the temperature is climbing above 90 degrees, and I don't have central air. What I would really like is a cool drink, and a popsicle. Well — ask, and you shal...
By Brandi Neal

Why Do Mosquitoes Like Some People More Than Others?

So, you're at an outdoor summer party, and you're being eaten alive by mosquitoes, but your bestie isn't. This hardly seems fair. Why are you a mosquito magnet while your friend seems to be able to do...
By Brandi Neal

The Science Behind Why People Lie

Do you remember the first time you realized someone was lying to you? The reasons behind why people lie can run the gamut from saving face to not wanting to hurt your feelings to personal gain. But, t...
By Brandi Neal

Lone Star Tick Symptoms To Look Out For

Planning to take a hike in the woods this summer? Be on the lookout for a new threat in the form of a tiny tick that seems to have supernatural powers. If you get bitten, Lone Star tick symptoms can m...
By Brandi Neal

This Starbucks Drink Sounds Perfect For Summer

Watermelon is synonymous with summer. This light, invigorating fruit conjures up images of long, lazy beach days with friends, and endless backyard barbecues. If you want to capture the excitement of ...
By Brandi Neal

What Really Happens When A Fly Lands On Your Food

If you're eating, and a fly lands on your food, you likely swat the pest away and continue with your meal. I'd like to apologize up front for ruining your future meals because what really happens when...
By Brandi Neal

What New York City's First Pride Parade Looked Like

The annual New York City Pride Parade is happening June 25, 2017. And, with LGBTQ civil liberties threatened under the Trump administration, this year's events feel even more significant than ever. Th...
By Brandi Neal

Unique Cheeses All Cheese-Lovers Should Try ASAP

If you're a cheese-lover, you probably already know about your basic and standard cheeses: Mozzarella, Provolone, Burrata, Brie, and so on. So, if you're looking to get a little adventurous, there are...
By Brandi Neal

Why Your Fave Candy Bars Could Disappear From Stores Soon

If Butterfinger, BabyRuth, 100Grand, SkinnyCow, Raisinets, Chunky, OhHenry!, SnoCaps, SweeTarts, LaffyTaffy, Nerds, FunDip, PixyStix, Gobstopper, BottleCaps, Spree, and Runts are your go-to movie snac...
By Brandi Neal

This Baby Threw So Much Shade She Broke Twitter

Have you ever wondered what babies are thinking? A woman from Maryland posted pictures on social media of her 8-month-old niece reacting to her recent medical procedure, and people are turning the ado...
By Brandi Neal

You Can Listen To Couple's Therapy Sessions On This Podcast

Perhaps you and your partner have thought about going to couple's therapy, but you want to know what to expect before taking the plunge. Well my friends, there's a podcast for that. You can now listen...
By Brandi Neal

This Teen's Yearbook Quote Came For School Dress Codes

I spent a lot of time in detention in high school for dress code violations, so I love this teen's yearbook quote and its a mic drop point about school dress codes. Tori DiPaolo, a senior at West Milf...
By Brandi Neal

Why These Religious Leaders Are Supporting Planned Parenthood

In today's divisive political landscape, leaders on the religious right have been vocal that you can't be both pro choice and religious. Well, that's simply not true. Haling from various denominations...
By Brandi Neal