Kaitlyn is a lifestyle writer at Bustle, a novelist, a wilderness enthusiast, a semi-retired Z-list actress, a traveler, and proud dog mom.

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If You Love Books, You Need To Download These Apps ASAP

The modern book lover is not only a fan of literature, but also technology, as well as the bridge between the two. As a modern book lover myself, I have first-hand experience with people being confuse...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

If You Didn't See The Solar Eclipse On Monday, These Photos Will Soothe Your FOMO

If you did not experience the eclipse anywhere within the path of totality, the best part of the whole experience for you was probably going inside after it was all over and looking at all the total e...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” Is The Unlikely Star Of The Eclipse

With the Great American eclipse underway, you'd think the sun and the moon were just about the biggest celebrities on the planet. But, according to Twitter, Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" music video ...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

What To Do Immediately If You Accidentally Looked At The Eclipse

You didn't mean to, you knew you weren't supposed to... but one thing led to another, and you ended up looking at the sun without glasses during the 2017 solar eclipse. Now you're totally freaking out...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here's What To Know About That "Eclipse Water" Everyone's Talking About

If you're always on the hunt for an excuse to practice your spirituality, the eclipse is a great time for you. And if you're planning on orchestrating any solar ceremonies, you'll want to make sure yo...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

More Than Just The Sun Will Be Visible During The Solar Eclipse

It's finally here — the "Great American Eclipse" is already starting to cast epic shadows across the United States. And while the darkened or bitten sun is surely the main event, you'll also want to b...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

These 3 Solar Eclipse Doomsday Theories Will Make This Monday Extra Creepy

For most of us, the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is a good thing — an exciting thing, something to look forward to and make special plans for. The concept of a nationwide sky show that brings eve...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The Total Eclipse On Monday Might Not Be "Total" For You, Even If You're In The U.S.

If you've never seen a solar eclipse before, it's probably pretty hard to imagine what it might look like. Theoretically, you can understand that the sun's light is going to be blocked and so it'll be...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How To Ace Your Instagram Captions During The Solar Eclipse

Come on, be honest: Even though the solar eclipse is on Monday, you're already thinking about what you're going to caption your solar eclipse Instagrams. You know how I know this is true? Because I am...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Outside The Path Of Totality During Monday's Eclipse? Here's How You Can Still Get A Great View

The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is fast approaching, and if you don't live in a state that falls within the "path of totality," you're probably starting to get worried about how you're going to get the b...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The Solar Eclipse Is Probably Going To Be Huge For Your Love Life

If you believe that solar activity has an affect on your love life, you probably have a lot of anxious feels about the upcoming solar eclipse and your heart on Aug. 21. Even the sight of the monthly f...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The Solar Eclipse Could Affect Your Cell Phone Service

For many people, the concept that Aug. 21's upcoming solar eclipse could have any affect on technology seems very Y2k paranoid. And as someone who ended up with too much zombie pepper spray and non-pe...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How A Solar Eclipse Could REALLY Make You Go Blind

I know, it sounds like clickbait, but there's a lot of truth to what your mother always told you about how looking at a solar eclipse can be dangerous. Astronomers and opticians agree: the threat of t...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How To Look At The Solar Eclipse On Monday Without Going Blind

A major total solar eclipse that will be visible in the U.S. is set to occur Monday, Aug. 21, and you won't want to miss it. While solar eclipses happen every 18 months and technically aren't that rar...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

All Travel Junkies Need To Download These Apps Immediately

It seems contradictory to pair travel with an app because part of the joy of traveling can be being off the grid and unplugged — I get it, being attached to your phone while using an app, does in theo...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How To Make Your Own Eclipse Viewer For Monday

Once upon a time there was light in my life, but now there's only love in the dark, nothing I can say, it's going to be a total eclipse of the ... sun? Starting in the late morning of Aug. 21, 2017, t...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Crazy Things People Believed About The Solar Eclipse Throughout History

Think about how many bizarre things people have believed and still do believe about the full moon. It's a non-phenomenon that happens every single month, and there are a lot of stories. People through...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Still Need Eclipse Glasses? Here's Where You Can Buy Safe Ones

On Mon., August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep over the United States mainland for the first time since 1979. This means that almost everyone in American will get some kind of epic sky sho...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here's How To Figure What The Solar Eclipse Will Look Like Where You Are

While the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017 will look super cool for everyone on the American mainland, it will be even cool-er for the people in states that are considered to be in something called "the...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

When To See The Solar Eclipse So You Don't Miss Any Second Of This Rare Event

On Monday, Aug. 21, we'll experience the first total solar eclipse over the American mainland in 38 years. The sight will literally be spectacular and astronomical — two words that aren't generally th...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Gifts For The Person You're Only Kind Of Dating

There's really nothing like the holidays to put weird pressure on a new relationship. When you're just getting to know someone and you've only hung out a few times, the last thing you want is any outs...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Super Inexpensive Gifts That Are Still Thoughtful

By this time of year, your pockets might be feeling a little lighter than you had hoped they would. Without meaning to, maybe you've been overextending yourself — and those finances that you thought y...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Secret Santa Gifts You Can get Shipped Overnight

So you agreed to be part of a Secret Santa group this year and you feel really relaxed about the whole thing. You feel so relaxed, in fact, that it's the night before your gift-swap... and you're real...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The New Emojis Are Here!

I think we can all agree that the introduction of emojis to Apple's iMessage has changed the way we all communicate. It's given everyone a way to express themselves when they can't find the words. Now...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The Best Secret Santa Gifts For Guys

I know it may not seem like it, but Secret Santa — as stressful as it can seem — totally saves everyone each holiday season. It takes away all of the pressure of finding time to shop for all of your f...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

What To Get Your Brother For The 2016 Holidays

So, it's the holidays, you're feeling in the giving spirit, and you want to get your brother a super solid gift this year. You want to make him feel loved, and maybe most importantly, you want him to ...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here Are 21 Surefire Stocking Stuffers For 2016

Personally, I think stocking stuffers are the most fun gifts to shop for; with the glory of the internet, it's never too hard to find the best stocking stuffers in 2016, no matter who you are shopping...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Funny & Cheap Gifts To Get Your Secret Santa

Despite how lovely the thought behind Secret Santa parties and gift exchanges are, it's no secret that finding actually funny and cheap Secret Santa gifts is pretty tough. No matter how much money you...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Healthy Eggnog Recipes For The Holiday Season

The holidays are definitely a time to indulge. Think about it: what better time to go ham on the sweets, forgo the top button of your pants, and swap out the milk in your cereal for eggnog (what? Did ...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

20 Gift Ideas For People Who Have Everything

We all have that one friend who is impossible to shop for. Seemingly, they have every possible luxury and doodad and gadget. Every time you think you've thought of something super creative and special...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Here Are Some Cheap Gift Ideas For Guys

Getting the perfect gift for a guy is not only complicated, but nerve-wracking. The things you probably want to get them (like a vintage record player, first edition book or weekend trip to the caribb...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How To Enjoy The Holidays Alone

Whatever the case — whether you're spending the holidays solo by circumstance or by choice, there's no reason to put a gloomy spin on the experience. Spending time with yourself can be incredibly rewa...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Innovative Gift Ideas For This Holiday Season

Finding the right gift for the people you care about is super stressful. While gift giving isn't about you, you can't help but feel like you want to put give them a gift that's much more special and p...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Hilarious Gifts For Your Bestie This Holiday

This holiday season, take the oppotunity to show your best friend how much you love them. But, instead of tagging them in a bunch of throwback pictures from when the two of you wore eyeliner in your l...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The Best Gift Ideas For Dad This Holiday Season

Finding the perfect and thoughtful gift for dad is no easy feat. You want to get them something that they're going to like, but you know, as your parent, they're going to get mad at you if you spend t...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Black Friday Gift Ideas That Are Stress-Relieving

While romantic comedies and car commercials seem to be under the impression that the holidays are a light and jovial time for all, the reality of the matter is that, for many, the holidays are an extr...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

The Best Black Friday Deals On Amazon

There are two types of people in this world: the people who look forward to Thanksgiving for the family time and the festivities, and the people who look forward to Thanksgiving being over so that the...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Bet You Didn't Know This Thanksgiving Trivia

While Thanksgiving is totally my favorite holiday, I admit I don't know much about why we partake in a lot of the Thanksgiving traditions that we do — which is why little-known Thanksgiving facts can ...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

These NYC Restaurants Stay Open For Thanksgiving

Despite what most holiday movies tell us, there's no rule that says Thanksgiving has to be celebrated in the family home. You're not bound to squish your knees under the leaf-extension of your dusty d...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

How To Get Your Snapchat Spectacles

After what felt like a very long wait, Snapchat Spectacles are finally here! Only, they're not exactly. Like anything technologically delicious that we've been pining after, there's a catch: The glass...
By Kaitlyn Wylde