Emma Lord
Associate Web Culture Editor at Bustle. Emma is a Hufflepuff, cupcake addict, and parmesan cheese enthusiast living in New York. Mindy Kaling is her religion.

Latest Articles

Billy Bush's "Apology" Is An Insult To Women

On Sunday, May 21, Billy Bush finally came forward and spoke out about the infamous "grab her by the pussy" tape from 2005 that was leaked seven months ago, in which Bush joked around and did nothing ...
By Emma Lord

When Will Twitter Be Back?

Nothing feels quite as good as that ~Friday morning~ vibe — that is, unless it is abruptly squashed by Twitter being down. A lot of users are experiencing issues, according to user-generated reports o...
By Emma Lord

Why Twitter May Be Down This Morning

UPDATE: Twitter has posted on its support page:"Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter & Tweeting. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution." EARLIER: ...
By Emma Lord

Target Released Its PRIDE Line For 2017

Last week, Target brought back one of its most timely and colorful product lines yet — specifically, the new line of PRIDE products at Target, in preparation for 2017's Pride Month in June. The line i...
By Emma Lord

Behind The Avril Lavigne Conspiracy Theory

Avril Lavigne: Canadian, pop star, 2000s icon, and ... clone? At least that's what one Twitter user is saying, after an Avril Lavigne conspiracy theory has gone viral. Twitter has gone bonkers after u...
By Emma Lord

TFW You Are A Grown Woman With A Crush On Harry Styles

Listen, guys. I'm not a Directioner. I know One Direction's music by virtue of being a sentient human being in the 2010s, and of course I've enjoyed it immensely (my heart is beating, isn't??). But if...
By Emma Lord

"The Sims" Is Coming To Mobile At Long Last

Consider this a pre-apology to everyone I walk straight into on my morning commute while my nose is in my phone in the coming weeks, because The Sims will be available on mobile for iPhone and Android...
By Emma Lord

Prosecco, Champagne, And Rosé Pops, Oh My!

After a winter that seemed to last and last and last (and last), humanity has been gearing up for what already promises to be one hell of a summer. Between the introduction of rosé forties, the magic ...
By Emma Lord

I Learned My Worst Flaw At 25, But I Won't Change It

I was born two days later than I was supposed to be, but that was the first and only time I was ever late. I showed up so fast that the doctor barely made it back in the room in time to deliver me, an...
By Emma Lord

How To Change Your Gmail Password

Ah, the sweet, sweet smell of Twitter panicking over something that is happening on this internet. To be more specific, a whole boat load of people are dealing with the Google doc phishing link scheme...
By Emma Lord

What The Google Doc Phishing Scheme Link Looks Like

Good afternoon, everyone, the internet is burning down. Or at least that's what it looks like over on Twitter, where many people are reporting that they have received a Google doc phishing scheme link...
By Emma Lord

What Happens If You Click The GDoc Phishing Link

Buckle up, sad humans of the internet, because we are in for a bumpy ride: a Google Doc phishing scheme has been making the rounds through the internet today, spreading viruses on people's computers a...
By Emma Lord

How To Avoid The Google Doc Phishing Scheme

Welcome to 2017, where nothing is safe — not airline travel, not access to birth control, and now, apparently, not opening your darn emails, either. Many people are reporting on Twitter today that the...
By Emma Lord

Starbucks' Next Drink Involves Narwhals, Y'all

Where were you when the earth stood still, and someone had to tell you that narwhals are not, in fact, imaginary? The famous horned creature has come to knock the mythical ones off their pedestals wit...
By Emma Lord

Lily Evans Deserves Better Than Rowling's "Apology"

On his year of our Potter 2017, Joanne Rowling did what she always does on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts: apologized for a death. This year, however, was markedly different from years past...
By Emma Lord

Fans Think Riz Ahmed May Be The Next Star Of 'Hamilton'

This past month was a most glorious day to be both a nerd and a human being, because Riz Ahmed was named one of TIME's 100 most influential people — and the article about him was penned by none other ...
By Emma Lord

The Internet Is Trolling This Boyfriend's Adorable Gesture

Between today's apocalyptically hilarious photos of the doomed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas and Donald Trump saying that his life before the presidency was "easier," there has been no shortage of meme...
By Emma Lord

A Late Apology To The Runner In My Old Neighborhood

To the Redheaded Runner I used to pass in my neighborhood — I've never talked to you, but I've known you for over a decade now. I knew you when I taught myself to run around our Virginia streets to Li...
By Emma Lord

"Rosé All Day" Is An Actual Rosé That Exists Now

In a true full circle moment, the catchphrase of summers past has brought its own wine to life — in the form of this "rose all day" wine that is, quite literally, a rosé called "rosé all day". As Bust...
By Emma Lord

The Thestral Frappuccino Is Here For 'Harry Potter' Fans

Nobody was more conflicted about the popularity of the Unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks than Harry Potter fans. I mean, on the one hand, a drink that looked like the manifestation of a Pygmy Puff's so...
By Emma Lord

9 Resolutions For Single Women

There are enough people in this world who are going to try to tell you how to live your life, but if you're a single woman, that number seems to double. Everyone has opinions about your single-hood — ...
By Emma Lord

This Feminist Baby Comic Is Going Viral

In the year 2016, it's become more clear than ever that we all need to collectively step it up as a human race, and infants are no exception. As illustrator and painfully funny human Loryn Brantz demo...
By Emma Lord

We Need A Marauders Prequel, Yesterday

Dear Queen Joanne Rowling,  I have very few bones to pick with you. Sure, you did not accept the self-insert Harry Potter fic I wrote at 11 as canon and instead let Jack Thorne write Harry Potter and ...
By Emma Lord

You At The Beginning Of 2016 Vs. You At The End

This just in, and continuing to just be in, endlessly and in perpetuity and to the great dismay of the keyboard you've been bashing your head on since June — 2016 is a terrible, terrible year. And now...
By Emma Lord

Why Is Twitter Down?

In the most aggressively Monday move of all time, it appears that the social media platform Twitter is down across several continents as of the morning of Dec. 12. All of us manically refreshing our b...
By Emma Lord

13 Brilliant Gifts For 'Hamilton' Fans

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all gifts for Hamilton fans are created equal. But if you're past patiently waitin’ and passionately smashin’ every expectation, you want to make sure...
By Emma Lord

21 Cheap Best Friend Gifts Under $20 For 2016

The holidays are right around the corner, and in the aftermath of all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday insanity you may be realizing that you don't have the perfect gift for your besties — or even th...
By Emma Lord

Amazon Go's Stores Are An Introvert's Paradise

No, it's not a surprise bonus episode of Black Mirror, but it is, perhaps, the best thing to happen to introverts since the invention of Seamless. Amazon just announced the 2017 opening of Amazon Go, ...
By Emma Lord

Baked By Melissa Introduces Breakfast Muffins

As a person who has faithfully carried around an "Eat Cake For Breakfast" tote for the past five years and is proud to honor it by frequently doing just that, nothing pleases me more than sharing that...
By Emma Lord

The Danger Of Ron & Hermione's Relationship

As a child of the '90s, I learned a lot from Harry Potter's Hermione Granger that I will forever hold close to my heart. From her, I learned to be unapologetic about my knowledge and confident in my o...
By Emma Lord

Kid Uses 'Harry Potter' As A Reason To Miss Class

I've put a lot of thought into wondering just how the Harry Potter generation will parent their children, given that most of our world views were profoundly affected by the Potterverse. But while we w...
By Emma Lord

This All-Female Biker Club Delivers Breast Milk

Psst, Hollywood. I found your next big box office success, and it's based on this all-female biker club that delivers breast milk to babies in need in the New York City area. The Sirens Women's Motorc...
By Emma Lord

Starbucks Is Making Snickerdoodle Hot Cocoa, Y'all

As if the majesty of introducing not one, not two, but 13 holiday cups for us to enjoy this holiday season wasn't enough, it turns out we are all getting #blessed a fourteenth time by Starbucks' Snick...
By Emma Lord

23 Gifts For Your Coworkers For 2016

Once we've finished shopping for all the difficult people to shop for in our lives (here's looking at every dad ever), we come out of our post-Google haze and remember that we haven't bought gifts for...
By Emma Lord

How 'Harry Potter' Takes On Toxic Masculinity

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Newt Scamander is a rare bird — rarer even, perhaps, than the Thunderbird he recklessly smuggles into Manhattan in Fa...
By Emma Lord

Hold Up, Someone Made A Wine Advent Calendar

I challenge anyone to question the magic of Christmas now that this wine advent calendar from VineBox exists in this known universe. Rather than following the traditional 24-day advent calendar, it fo...
By Emma Lord

Being Sexist May Be Harmful To Men's Health

Bad news for President-elect Donald Trump: according to a meta-analysis of 78 research studies, being sexist may be harmful to men's health. The American Psychological Association shared a press relea...
By Emma Lord

This Infographic About 'Hamilton' Is Going Viral

By now you've already heard about an incident over the weekend that has since been blown far out of proportion. Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of the musical Hamilton, where he...
By Emma Lord

These Pics Of Young Joe Biden Are Like Whoa

Hello, I'd like to get into a time machine, go to the future and divorce my future husband, then get BACK in the time machine and find young Joe Biden to propose immediate and irrational marriage to h...
By Emma Lord

15 Little Ways To Practice Self-Care Today

The more things change, the more they stay the same — and the one thing that will always fall into that latter category is stress, stress, and (you guessed it!) stress. Finding little ways to practice...
By Emma Lord