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Cute Puppies Are The Secret Key To A Happy Relationship

Science may have discovered a possible answer to the question that partner-seeking humans have forever been asking: What’s the secret to a happy relationship? While things like communication, honesty,...
By Mia Mercado

This Badass Senator Breastfed Her Baby While Giving A Speech In Parliament

Babies, like any human beings, need to eat. This is true even when that baby’s mother so happens to be a member of Australian parliament. So, when her baby was hungry while she needed to move a motion...
By Mia Mercado

This Pride-Themed Sandwich Has Sprinkles & Mayo Because Who Knows Why

Pride Month gives us 30 days worth of chances to celebrate and show support for people who are LGBTQIA+, a community whose voices have so often been, and unfortunately still are, silenced. Pride Month...
By Mia Mercado

This Man's Response To Violating The Dress Code In A Heat Wave Is Perfect

Most every working adult knows the struggle of trying to dress appropriately for the office during the hot, hot heat of summertime. You don’t want to subject your coworkers to seeing you sweat profuse...
By Mia Mercado

This Woman Unearthed A 17-Year-Old Letter About Her Father's Hopes For Her

Beneath the layers of corny jokes and reminders to get your car’s oil changed, parents are just people, too. After finding a notebook her father used while learning English, one woman shared a message...
By Mia Mercado

9 Surprising Ways Women Are Using Tech to Help With Self-Care

2017 has been the year of self-care and for good reason. While news cycle exhaustion and stress certainly aren't positive in their own right, they've at least been a catalyst to create more conversati...
By Mia Mercado

This Tattoo Can Help Monitor Blood Sugar Levels

Science has given us many great things: space travel, no more polio, flavoring-changing gum. Now, science is revolutionizing the reason people might get tatted up. A group of scientists have recently ...
By Mia Mercado

Bisexual People Make Up The Largest Proportion Of LGBT Americans

A new report from Pew Research Center on LGBT+ Americans takes a look at the current landscape of gender and sexuality in the United States. From shifts in demographics to shifts in societal views, th...
By Mia Mercado

Being In A Bad Mood Might Actually Be Good For You

You ever get in such a garbage mood that you can see how admittedly garbage your mood is, but you still just want to revel in the garbage for a bit? That’s where I was yesterday. Thankfully, I’ve got ...
By Mia Mercado

Where To Buy White Skittles For Pride Month

In honor of Pride Month, a number of companies have released campaigns to show support for the LGBTQIA+ community. While many brands have chosen to incorporate the iconic rainbow flag into their produ...
By Mia Mercado

Female Mentorship Helps Keep Women in STEM

Gender disparity in the workplace is apparent across most every field. It’s no secret that female representation is especially lacking in leadership roles and jobs related to STEM (Science, Technology...
By Mia Mercado

7 Stats On Period Problems Around The World

When we talk about problems related to our periods, we might start with the obvious: cramps, acne flare ups, changes in mood. However, period problems around the world reveal a reality in which someth...
By Mia Mercado

We Finally Settled The Sourdough Vs. White Bread Debate

Bread is, to put it scientifically, delicious. However, the debate over which breads are bad for you health-wise may have just gotten a little more complicated. A new study on whether white bread or s...
By Mia Mercado

Why People Are Upset About Equinox Gym’s Pride Video

June is Pride Month, which usually coincides with companies releasing advertisements in support of the LGBTQ+ community. However, this often doesn’t happen without a few missteps. On Monday, Equinox G...
By Mia Mercado

Over 100 Students' ACT Tests Got Lost In The Mail

In what is a literal bad dream come true, a group of students in California had their ACT tests lost in the mail and will have to retake it. About 125 students from University High School in Los Angel...
By Mia Mercado

What This Body Cam Study Says About Racial Bias

Talking about racism within the criminal justice system is, to put it simply, hard. It’s hard in the way we can’t seem to agree as a society that it exists in the first place. It’s hard in the way tha...
By Mia Mercado

"Thunder Thighs" Is The Body-Pos Summer Anthem

Before we start, I’m going to need you to make sure you’re in a space sufficiently equipped for booty bouncing and stank facing. You’ll also need to prepare your mind and self for some full out dancin...
By Mia Mercado

Today’s Babies Reflect The Changing Racial Demo In The U.S.

About every eight seconds, a baby is born in the United States. While it’s essentially impossible to know who that baby will be — on account of the fact that it is a baby and I can’t predict an indivi...
By Mia Mercado

14 Trader Joe's Products The Internet Is Obsessed With

There is a certain right of passage everyone must go through before they fully become an adult. While things like making a down payment on a car or doing your taxes on your own are all significant par...
By Mia Mercado

An Athlete Sexually Harassed A Reporter On Live TV

While live on TV during a post-match interview on Monday, a tennis player repeatedly tried to kiss a reporter without her consent. After his loss in the French Open, 21-year-old French tennis player M...
By Mia Mercado