Maddy Foley
Maddy Foley is a New York-based, Midwestern-born writer, bookseller, farm grrl and glitter expert. Currently at Columbia University's School of Journalism.

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You Need To Read The 13 Books Nominated For This Prestigious Award

The best thing about the announcement of literary prize nominations? Book nerds everywhere simultaneously add, like, ten new books to their reading list. Pencils at the ready? The 2017 Man Booker Priz...
By Maddy Foley

Lyft Is Testing A New Feature That Is A Taco Lover's Dream

Your Lyft ride home from the party just got 100 times tastier. This Thursday, Lyft will begin testing a new feature called "Taco Mode," which will allow riders snag a ride to the closest Taco Bell dr...
By Maddy Foley

Here's Where You Can Buy The New Harry Potter Books

Twenty years after first being introduced to The Boy Who Lived, Harry Potter fans can finally feel the pressure of a Hogwarts curriculum, thanks to two soon-to-be released books: Harry Potter - A Jour...
By Maddy Foley

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Goodreads Account

If you're serious about reading, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Goodreads, the literary mega-app and website. But if you've been wanting to elevate your book game to the next level...
By Maddy Foley

The One Tweet That Sums Up How We Feel About The New Harry Potter Books

Two new books have just been added to your back-to-school reading list: Harry Potter - A Journey Through A History of Magic and Harry Potter - A History Of Magic. That's right, Muggles, after 20 years...
By Maddy Foley

This Is Going To Be Your New Ice Cream Cookie Obsession

Stew Leonard's, "The World's Largest Dairy Store," has started serving ice cream in cookie dough bowls, like the true dairy geniuses they are. Beginning in March 2017, the dairy and grocery superstor...
By Maddy Foley

Donna Brazile's New Book Promises To Dish The Dirt On The 2016 Election

Former Democratic National Committee Chair and Democratic Party strategist Donna Brazile is publishing a presidential election tell-all, set to come out one year to the day after the 2016 presidential...
By Maddy Foley

What To Know About Rat Lungworm, That Parasite You've Been Hearing About

When it comes to anxiety-inducing news, it often feels like when it rains, it pours. Unfortunately, dudes, today is no different: a brain-infecting parasite called rat lungworm has begun spreading thr...
By Maddy Foley

You Can Now Buy Soylent At Some 7-Eleven Locations

Growing up in "middle America," I associated 7-Eleven with summer-time Slurpees, always in my favorite Ú Red Cherry and Coca-Cola, swirled — always consumed in the sunbaked parking lot. The next gener...
By Maddy Foley

Pizza Hut Just Made Everyone's Dreams Come True

Some days, you're committed to treating your body like a temple and filling it with kale and avocado toast and vitamins — and some days, you're willing to commit a mild to moderate crime for just one ...
By Maddy Foley

Weird Facts About The Declaration Of Independence

For generations, the Declaration of Independence — aka a piece of paper from which a whole country sprung — has jumpstarted the American imagination. What lurks beneath the parchment? What secrets lie...
By Maddy Foley

Weird Facts About The Fourth Of July

Oh, the Fourth of July. America's birthday, the United States' most patriotic holiday, the time of year that seems to embody the height of the hot, sweaty, alcohol-soaked summer season. Craving a bit ...
By Maddy Foley

Read "Aftercare Instructions" With Bustle's Book Club

Each month, Bustle's American Woman Book Club explores the multitude of narratives that fall under the umbrella of the "American woman" identity. Readers from across the country come together on Goodr...
By Maddy Foley

Harry Potter Is Finally Being Translated Into Scots — Take A Look!

Hogwarts, it is unfortunate to admit, is fiction. Its homeland, the Scottish Highlands, is not. The first in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, has been translated into ov...
By Maddy Foley

How To Spend The Fourth Of July Inside

Since its inception, the Fourth of July has been a day of doing everything outside. Barbecuing? Outside! Beer drinking? Out of doors! Socializing? In nature, the way our founding fathers intended! But...
By Maddy Foley

This New Ring Is Perfect For Those Who Forget Their Passwords

Within daily routines, there are a lot of things to keep track of: car keys, house keys, office key cards, credit cards, public transportation cards... and that's just the beginning. And for most of u...
By Maddy Foley

The Most Downloaded eBooks Of Summer, According To Scribd

Can we engage in a moment of honesty? This year has been hard. Really, really difficult. And nothing is more indicative of that than this summer's most popular audiobooks and eBooks. Any guesses as to...
By Maddy Foley

Start Reading Mary Kubica's Latest Thriller Now

Everyone has their own definition of the ideal summer book, but personally, I like my hot weather picks heavy on the drama, with a side of mystery and a li'l dash of murder. Luckily, Mary Kubica's new...
By Maddy Foley

Yoga Quotes To Post On Instagram For National Yoga Day

For plenty of people, every day is Yoga Day. But since 2015, on the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the world has celebrated both the Summer Solstice and yoga. So, in anticipation,...
By Maddy Foley

These Rawhide Chews For Dogs Have Been Recalled

Moms and dads of dogs, be aware: There's a nationwide rawhide chew toy recall, and it's now been extended to 10 additional brands. This is a good time to check on your pup's toys and see if any of you...
By Maddy Foley

Resolutions To Help Amazing Feminist Causes

Well. It's been a year. A truly apocalyptic, devastating, nightmare of a year, and because there's really no historical precedent for this, there's no saying what exactly is on the horizon. But as is ...
By Maddy Foley

What Mercury Retrograde Means For Your Resolutions

There's been so much discussion about 2016 and how awful it's been that a lot of us, I think, may have forgotten that life has kept going. 2017 is really, truly on the horizon. I mean, like, yeah, 201...
By Maddy Foley

The Origin Of Santa Claus Is Kind Of Weird

Think about it: An old man in a red, fur-trimmed suit sneaks into your home and leaves presents for children. Like, that is weird, right? Santa Claus is one of those cultural touchstones so embedded i...
By Maddy Foley

Nurx Is Giving Away Birth Control In Trump's Name

The holiday season is a time for giving, and that's exactly what this healthcare app intends to do: Nurx is giving away free birth control between now and Dec. 25 — and what's more, they're doing it i...
By Maddy Foley

The Weird Rationale For Taking Cold Showers

As someone who is just constantly sick throughout the winter, I'm always looking for immunity boosters. Supplements, miso soup, bone broth — but apparently, all I've been missing is, uh, chilly water....
By Maddy Foley

PSA: Vine Might Be Coming Back

Sometimes I wonder if Vine was secretly my favorite social media platform. Yes, my interactions with it were purely voyeuristic — no way I'd be brave enough to make my own video — but I could spend ho...
By Maddy Foley

These Harry Potter Winter Coats Are Pure Magic

Real talk: there's no way robes alone keep Hogwarts students warm during the winter. Magic can do a lot of cool stuff, but it can't make the snow not, you know, cold. My theory? These Hogwarts winter ...
By Maddy Foley

J.K. Rowling Reveals Tina And Queenie's Houses

As any avid Harry Potter fan knows, we move through life sorting people into houses. Mariah Carey? Slytherin. President Obama? Ravenclaw. But with the addition of Ilvermorny, the American wizarding sc...
By Maddy Foley

This 'Harry Potter' Theory About Santa Is Crazy

Happy holidays, season's greetings, etc. It's been a tough year, so I thought I'd bring you a gift. A magical gift. A special gift that will have you debating minute details about a fictional universe...
By Maddy Foley

How To Like Comments On Instagram

This has been a banner year for social media. Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat have consistently been one-upping each other with new features, new toys, new filters that make us look like really cute...
By Maddy Foley

You Holiday Shindig Needs These Napkins

The holidays are the perfect time to try out your new fancy persona. You know, the kind that showers every morning and has sheets that are not from Target and uses actual cloth napkins. And folds thos...
By Maddy Foley

Where Do Christmas Lights Come From?

There's something about Christmas lights that immediately make you feel cozy and safe. But although it seems distinctly contemporary, the tradition of hanging twinkling lights outside during the holid...
By Maddy Foley

Google's Santa Tracker For 2016 Is Live

Technology, in many ways, has been great. We've got smartphones, hover boards, wireless ear buds that make us look like spies — and now, they've figured out how to track Santa with Google. Because it'...
By Maddy Foley

The Bad Sex in Fiction Winner Is Here!

If you thought your litany of Tinder messages contained some weird innuendos, just wait. The winner of the 2016 Bad Sex In Fiction Award has been announced and wow... it got strange.   Hosted by the L...
By Maddy Foley

Browser Extension Fights The Normalization Of Hate

If you've turned your attention to the news at all over the past few weeks, there's a good chance you've seen the phrase "alt-right." An abbreviation of "alternative right," the movement has made head...
By Maddy Foley

This Is The Best Cheese In The World

Picture this: You're in the heart of Spain's Basque Country, but you're not outside enjoying the views or the culture. No, you're in a giant room, filled with long tables, hundreds of people, and lite...
By Maddy Foley

How To (Mostly) Delete Yourself From The Internet

For most people, running away has at some point been a fantasy, if only for a moment. The concept of disappearing into thin air has become slightly more, uh, complicated, though, with rise of the inte...
By Maddy Foley

New Pokemon Might Be On The Way!

Now, I think we all learned our lesson in middle school — rumors and gossip are nothing but trouble. And generally, I stand by that assessment. But every so often, a rumor comes along with such factua...
By Maddy Foley

How To Carve A Turkey Like A Grownass Adult

Fam, this has been one true nightmare of a year. If ever there was a Friendsgiving that overloaded its attendees with food, it should be 2016's. And I'm not just talking, like, a lot of sides and 20 b...
By Maddy Foley

These "Evil Kermit" Memes Are So Relatable

Arguably the best, brightest spot in the very bleak past two weeks has been the rise of the "Evil Kermit" meme. Highlighting our inner pettiness and the true root of our poor decision making, best "Ev...
By Maddy Foley