This Is What To Do If Your Pet Seems Like Its Grieving

Pets are a lot like humans, and just like their human counterparts, pets feel grief when they suffer a loss. If your pet is acting differently after a human or animal companion disappears from their life, you might not realize at first that your pet …
By Brandi Neal

This Is How Long The Next Mercury Retrograde Is Going To Last

For many of us, the phrase “Mercury retrograde” fills us with a special kind of dread as images of myriad potential communication and technology-related snags flood our fevered brains. But fear not, gentle reader: Like all things in life, Mercury ret…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This Is What You’re Body’s Trying To Tell You When You Randomly Wake Up Early

It's happened to all of us at some point or another; waking up after what feels like a good night's sleep, only to find that it's still the middle of the night. It can feel so frustrating to wake up hours before the alarm goes off, especially when we…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

9 Surprising Things You Can Do To Keep Mosquitos Out Of Your House

Summer is in full swing, and while that means lots of lovely hours spent reveling in the great outdoors, it can also mean lots of bugs, especially in more humid climes. And, more to the immediate point, balmy summers can produce more mosquitos than y…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Your Kitty Deserves One Of These Highly-Rated Litter Boxes On Amazon

One tricky thing about living with a cat is navigating the confusing world of litter boxes. Maybe you're wondering how you can give them the most comfortable environment to go in, while also minimizing the daily headache of a messy cleanup for yourse…
By Chelsey Hamilton

A Viral Thread About “Naughty” Penguins At A New Zealand Aquarium Is Giving Twitter Life

We interrupt the regularly scheduled dumpster-fire 24-hour news cycle to bring you this adorable display of petulant and perfect penguins. Just like high-performing students, penguins deserve to get recognized for their accomplishments, or lack there…
By Brandi Neal

A New Study Suggests Cheese Is Actually Healthier Than You Thought

There's a lot of conflicting information about what will help you live forever and what will take years off your life. If you were devastated by previous reports that cheese could ultimately contribute to your demise, new research indicates that chee…
By Brandi Neal

3 Subtle Ways To Improve Your Sense Of Empathy, According To Science

Few people would disagree that empathy is a good thing to have. But for some people, the ability to "feel" or share in the emotions of others, and understand them as if you were experiencing them yourself, doesn't come naturally. And while it's been …
By JR Thorpe

Starbucks Will Open A New Store Specifically Tailored To Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Customers

A recent press release reports that Starbucks is opening a Signing Store near Gallaudet University, a four year university for the Deaf and hard of hearing community in Washington, D.C. this coming October. The new Signing Store aims to “create a dis…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Make The Tastiest Popcorn At Home With One Of These Hot Air Poppers In Your Kitchen

What's more exciting than having a batch of freshly-popped popcorn ready to eat the next time a craving hits? If this sounds appealing, you'll want to find one of the best hot air popcorn poppers to have in your kitchen. While microwave popcorn is ar…
By Chelsey Hamilton

This Is How To Tell The Difference Between An STI & A UTI, According To Experts

Most of us briefly learned about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and urinary tract infections (UTIs) in high school health, but probably weren’t clued in to how common both these kinds of infections are — and how similarly they can feel. Accor…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

These 6 Lucky Zodiac Signs Won’t Feel The Wrath Of July’s Blood Moon

July's full blood moon occurring on Fri., Jul. 27 is the result of a total lunar eclipse — and you better believe the combination of those factors can have a powerful effect on your astrological experience. For some signs, July's full blood moon will…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

26 Cute Things You Can Get For Your Apartment That Are On Sale At Nordstrom Right Now

Isn't it great when you get gifts on someone else's anniversary? That's exactly what Nordstrom is doing to celebrate its 117th year in business. If you missed out on Amazon Prime Day, there are some home goods from Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale that y…
By Brandi Neal

Here's Your Love Horoscope For The Weekend

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer of…
By Mecca Woods

9 Things To Put On Your Desk That Can Help You Focus Better

Even if you don't have ADHD (like I do), learning how to keep yourself focused at your desk — at work or at home — can be a frustrating process, full of trial and error. What can be especially frustrating is that there's no one-size-fits-all solution…
By James Loke Hale

How This Summer's Mercury Retrograde Will Affect Your Mood, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Mercury retrograde has a frustrating way of creeping up on us and wreaking havoc on our plans. At least if you subscribe to that kind of thing: Among people who put stock in astrology — and a relatively high proportion of millennials seem to — Mercur…
By Claire Lampen

These Flasks Shaped Like Nintendo Game Cartridges Will Make You Nostalgic As Heck

Are you paying attention video game aficionados? Because now there’s a cool new way to transport your beverage of choice — and these flasks look exactly like your favorite Nintendo game cartridge from the '90s. As reported by Delish, for a mere 20 bu…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

Chandon Released Mini Sparkling Wine Bottles That Are Pure, Undiluted Instagram Bait

In a little over a week, we'll be in August, and past the prime of summer. It's hard to believe, but take this as a recommendation to get all the picnics and pool trips out of your system now. Summer is optimal time for Instagrammable outdoor outings…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Here's What Happens If Your Vaginal pH Isn't Balanced

Vaginas are amazing. They give life, they give pleasure, and they're resilient as hell. But, sometimes they run into difficulties — many of which can happen if your vaginal pH level is out of whack. From having unprotected sex to all of those product…
By Lea Rose Emery

8 Pieces Of Common Yet Dangerous Health Advice Your OB/GYN Wishes You’d Ignore

It's perfectly fine to get a few words of health advice, or some moral support, from friends, family, or even folks online. But when it comes to certain issues relating to women's health, there are definitely a few things OB/GYNs want you to know are…
By Carolyn Steber