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.

Latest Articles

Here's An Excellent Reason To Book A Trip Right Now

On April 26, socially responsible travel booking company, Wander, launched its very own #AntiTravelBan campaign. The campaign offers travelers a chance to financially support causes that Trump’s propo...
By Elizabeth Enochs

Why You Need To Check Out The 2017 TED Conference

Like many people who enjoy the internet, you may have heard that this year’s TED conference begins April 24. You’re probably no stranger to TED talks, either, because there’s literally more than 2,400...
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As A Feminist, This Is Why I'm Vocal About Weed

I have a confession to make: I used to be totally against weed. This is partially due to my upbringing, but I can’t blame my parents entirely for the way I once felt about pot. The fact is, I didn’t s...
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Women's History Month Is Over — Now What?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve enjoyed watching posts about Women’s History Month dominate my social media platforms for the past month. Between the inspiring Instagram memes and the various stories...
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Signs You Need To Step Away From The News Cycle

Let me be very clear: No matter how stressful the news cycle can be, it’s of the utmost importance that we all stay informed. There is nothing wise about being willfully ignorant when it comes to curr...
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Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood Right Now

If you’re anything like me, then you’re probably always searching for simple ways to boost your mood. And if you’re not, then you probably should be, because bad days happen to everybody. The fact is,...
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Phrases People With Anxiety Are Tired Of Hearing

I’ve written quite a few articles about anxiety, and I’ve been managing my own anxiety for a long time. If extensive research and my own experiences have taught me anything, it’s that anxiety doesn’t ...
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15 People Share How They Cope With Anxiety

Whether your anxiety is typically tied to stressful life events, (like wedding planning and/or starting a new job) or it’s a near-constant part of your daily life, anxiety is something nearly everyone...
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Common Habits That Can Be Signs Of Anxiety

Speaking from both personal experience and extensive research, I can tell you that there are several upsides to having high-functioning anxiety. (No, seriously.) For one thing, recent research suggest...
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These Instagram Images Of The Refugee Crisis Are So Powerful

With more than 10 years of experience reporting on events like the U.S. military occupation of Iraq, the capturing of Mosul by ISIS, and the ongoing refugee crisis in Syria and throughout southeastern...
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31 Groundbreaking Women From History

Ever since Congress passed Public Law 100-9 in 1987, March has officially been known as Women’s History Month in the U.S. As a feminist and a woman, I obviously think this is great. Women have contrib...
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Proven Ways Being Single Is Good For Your Health

After the most fickle man I’ve ever dated dumped me last October, I decided to give up dating entirely for awhile. It’s not that I don’t love sex and relationships. On the contrary, I thoroughly enjoy...
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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...
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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...
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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. 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 t...
By Elizabeth Enochs

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. Wh...
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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-ch...
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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...
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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 tha...
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35 Little Ways To Save Money In 2017

It's a stressful time to be a millennial trying to plan for her future. Earlier this year, the Pew Research center Reported that millennials are having to move back in with their parents at a rate tha...
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NY Resolutions From Older Women To Younger Women

I don’t know about you, but personally, I really enjoy being friends with women who are older than me. In fact, almost half of my lady friends are closer to my mom’s age than my own. (My mom and I act...
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Why My Anxiety Made Me Stop Eating Animals

For as long as I can remember, animals have been a big part of my life. When I was growing up, there was never a time when cats, dogs, fish, and various bird species weren't hanging out on my parent's...
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31 Little Ways To Have An Empowering 2017

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, you know the drill. The dawn of a new year is supposed to be a time when we wipe the slate of the previous year clean and get to work on being our best selves...
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Here's Why I've Given Up Dating

If you’re currently in love or whatever, I’m genuinely happy for you. No, really, I’m happy you’re happy. You probably deserve someone awesome, and happily-coupled people like yourself give jaded sing...
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What To Tell Young Girls After This Election

None of my nieces are quite old enough to have political discussions with me, and I’m actually kind of grateful for that right about now. The fact that their parents and grandparents voted for Preside...
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Ways Anxiety & Depression Can Harm The Body

If you’re one of the 40 million American adults who suffers from anxiety, or you count yourself among the 19 million Americans who battle depression, then you don’t need me to tell you that mental ill...
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9 Things That Embody Thanksgiving In The '90s

I don’t know if it’s because I’m living in my hometown again, or if it’s because I have young nieces, or if it’s simply due to the fact that Thanksgiving is getting closer, but I can’t stop thinking a...
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What To Do If You're Dealing With Burnout At Work

No matter how much you might like your job, everyone deals with work burnout sometimes. As The Harvard Business Review (HBR) reported back in the spring of 2015, job burnout has been called the epidem...
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What Changed When I Went Makeup-Free For A Month

Last August, I got to travel around a pretty decent chunk of Southeast Asia — and I went makeup-free for most of it. After spending some time in NYC and seeing how many women rock the natural look up ...
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15 Times Michelle Obama Was All The #LifeGoals

Ever since she and President Obama hit the campaign trail nearly a decade ago, I’ve known that First Lady Michelle Obama has an impressive intellect, beautiful style, a winning demeanor, and a truly a...
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The Worst Advice I've Gotten About My Anxiety

While everyone gets anxious, not everyone understands what it’s like to deal with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is so much more than simply “feeling worried” — and you can’t just switch it off at will....
By Elizabeth Enochs

Creepy Things People Say To Single Women

If you're a woman, then you probably already know from personal experience that being in a relationship won't protect you from frequently experiencing street harassment, judgement about your lifestyle...
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"Autumn Anxiety" Is A Real Thing

 For many people, autumn is a magical time full of cozy, candle-lit nights and pumpkin-flavored-everything. Personally, I think autumn is the best season ever — it means I get to start wearing legging...
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I Asked 13 Women On Their Defining Election Moment

When I found out that the second presidential debate was at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri — and that I was actually going to get to write about it — I was super stoked. I mean, I adore ...
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What Animal Type You Are, Based On Myers-Briggs

 If you’ve ever caught yourself wondering, “what type of animal am I?” then we have at least one thing in common. I, too, have often wondered what kind of animal I would be if I weren’t a human. Perso...
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7 Unexpected Places To Find Free Porn For Women

For a number of reasons (my traditional Christian upbringing, crappy internet, fear of viruses, and a late-blooming sexuality), I didn’t actually start watching porn until the ripe old age of 21. I re...
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5 Futuristic Things Predicted Before Equal Pay

Although the U.S. has made some progress concerning equal pay since I first started writing about wage inequality over a year ago, we still have a long way to go — and I mean that quite literally. Res...
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7 Successful Women Who Overcame Being Fired

Although I’ve worked and left nearly a dozen jobs since I started making money over a decade ago, I can honestly say that I’ve never been fired. (Though I was laid off once because the restaurant I wa...
By Elizabeth Enochs

7 Bizarre Facts About The JonBenet Ramsey Case

This December will mark the 20th anniversary of the day that JonBenet Ramsey was found murdered in the basement of her family home in Boulder, Colorado. Though the American public at large remains as ...
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