life hacks

14 Weird Taco Bell Food Hacks You Should Know About

If you hit up Taco Bell on the regular, you probably have some go-to items that you always order. For me it's the Mexican pizza with no beans, and two crunchy tacos. However, if you want to leave your taco comfort zone, there are some weird Taco Bell…
By Brandi Neal

Here’s A Foolproof Way To Always Keep Your Coffee Hot

If you're a coffee drinker of the Lorelai Gilmore variety, like me, then you know that coffee has three temperatures — scalding hot, lukewarm, and freezing cold. It's hardly ever just right. Perhaps you've wondered how to keep your coffee hot without…
By Brandi Neal

10 Life Upgrades You Can Do For Free In 2018

The great Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter once said, "Let me upgrade you," and that's unofficially-officially the theme for 2018. There are so many ways you can improve all aspects of your life. And a lot of life upgrades, or tiny things can vastly in…
By Katie Mitchell

The Reason You’re Sweating So Much In Your Sleep — And How To Stop

If you've ever woken up in the middle feeling like you just got out of a pool with all of your clothes on, then you know how disruptive night sweats can be. If you're wondering why you're sweating at night, there are many things that can cause night …
By Brandi Neal

Taking Two Or More Showers A Day Is Probably Doing You More Harm Than Good

If your routine is getting up and jumping in the shower before work, then hitting the gym in the evening and taking another shower, you're going to want to read this. If you've ever wondered if it's bad to take two or more showers a day, science sugg…
By Brandi Neal

If You Need A Tech Detox, You Should Probably Download This App ASAP

Your smartphone is likely the one thing you can't live without, while simultaneously being the thing that causes you the most stress. You might know that the app Burner allows you to text people without using your real number. Now, the Burner app can…
By Brandi Neal

“Lagom” Is The Swedish Mindfulness Trend You Need To Know About

As a Libra, also known as the scales, I am forever seeking a balanced life. So, I was super psyched to hear about lagom. You're likely wondering: what does lagom mean? This Swedish lifestyle trend is all about achieving balance, something millennials…
By Brandi Neal

Weird But Useful Apps You Need To Download, Stat

If it feels like there’s an app for everything these days, that’s because there kind of is. The internet is constantly abuzz with news on dating apps, apps for keeping track of periods, apps for protesters, social media apps, ride-sharing apps, and l…
By Elizabeth Enochs

You Need To Try This Secret Pumpkin Spice Drink At Starbucks Immediately

Ready or not, fall is fast approaching. Case in point, the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is already upon us. If the PSL is not your jam, but you still want your pumpkin fix, here's how to order a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea off the secret menu. …
By Brandi Neal

Here’s How To Make Your Laptop Battery Last All Day

Let’s say you decide to take a weekend trip upstate, or to the beach, or heck, even to your parents’ house. You throw together a weekend bag, with your toothbrush, a change of clothes, and your laptop, because GLOW isn’t going to binge-watch itself. …
By Melanie Mignucci

14 Facts That Might Save Your Life One Day

As a child, I spent a significant amount of time reading survival books. I was convinced that knowing how to escape quicksand, build a fire in the wilderness, and identify various types of poisonous snakes, was information I would need on a daily bas…
By Madeleine Aggeler

8 Easy Ways To Stay Cool This Summer Without Air…

It's summertime, and the livin' is, err, hot. With temperatures soaring across the country, if you don't have central air, you may be ready for summer to be over. These ways to stay cool this summer without air conditioning are of particular interest…
By Brandi Neal

12 Amazon Echo Tricks You Didn't Know You Needed

My husband and I were gifted an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas last year. Admittedly it’s not a thing either of us had every thought we’d need; however, the number of Amazon Echo tricks and hacks I’ve discovered playing around with the thing since it …
By Lucia Peters

The Average Cost Of A Vacation Is Cheaper Than You Think

In today’s economy and work culture (or work-yourself-to-the-bone culture, as the case may be), it often feels like there’s a catch-22 surrounding vacations: Either you’ve got enough time to travel, but no money to do so, or you’ve got enough money t…
By Lucia Peters

How To Get Free Doughnuts On National Doughnut Day

Say what you will about the appeal of other breakfast pastries — for any sugar addict, doughnuts are clearly the superior choice. Why else would National Doughnut Day exist? This year, the sweetest unofficial holiday is taking place on Friday, Jun. 2…
By Claire Warner

How Fidget Spinner Toys Can Help Distracted Adults

People have been bemoaning the latest craze — fidget spinner toys — on social media. Honestly, while my feed has been peppered with cries for help from friends with kids and teachers, I'd never heard of these things. But, it turns out that fidget spi…
By Brandi Neal

27 Little Ways To Make Time Go Faster Before The Weekend

As kids, every school day was spent counting down the hours until the sweet freedom of class dismissal. As an adult, not much changes. It doesn't matter how hardworking you are — when the weekend is so close you can practically taste the rosé, you're…
By Claire Warner

How To Pit An Avocado Safely

It's avocado season again, and with mountains of the ripe, pear-shaped fruit practically begging to be turned into guacamole or added to a salad, learning how to pit an avocado correctly should be top of any amateur chef's to-do list. The round, sli…
By Lily Feinn

24 Little Ways To Improve Your Health

A few years ago, I decided a friend's house party was the perfect opportunity to show off my dancer's split. Unfortunately, I hadn't done a split, let alone taken a dance class, in years, so I spent the next week limping around with a pulled muscle a…
By Claire Warner

Finding Things To Do This Weekend Just Got Easier

It's a scene that plays out on Saturday afternoons across the world: Sitting in your living room with your BFF or significant other on a well-deserved day off, you realize you don't have any idea how to find things to do nearby unless it involves goi…
By Claire Warner