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7 Signs Climate Change Is Absolutely Real

Despite the overwhelming evidence that Mother Earth is having a hot flash and it's all thanks to human activity, convincing a denier that climate change is real is easier said than done. Currently, the United States is led by a man who once attributed global warming to Chinese efforts to "make U.S. manufacturing noncompetitive," and whether or not he still believes it is a hoax, he's already begun rolling back many of Barack Obama's climate policies. With the country's highest office occupied by…

By Claire Warner

8 Ways To Pay It Forward

Doing something good for someone else without expecting anything in return is known as paying it forward, and it's a great way to stay on the right side of karma. While this is a good idea every day, April 28 is International Pay It Forward Day. Ways to "pay it forward" include myriad small gestures that create a ripple effect of kindness. "We believe that small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can literally change the world for the better," the Pay It Forward Day website, which aims…

By Brandi Neal

Feminist Quotes About Motherhood For All The Badass Moms In Your Life

Here’s your reminder that Mother’s Day is a little more than two weeks away. As you’re preparing to shower all the moms in your life with gifts and love on Sunday, May 14, why not start celebrating early with some feminist quotes about motherhood. Moms and mother figures are, after all, likely one of the first empowering female figures many people have in their lives. Empowerment is arguably one of the defining characteristics of motherhood. You make or adopt a human, and then you raise the huma…

By Mia Mercado

A New Theory Of Why Exercise Makes You Happy

You've probably heard of "runner's high," that momentary euphoria caused by a rush of endorphins following aerobic activity — but now there's yet another reason to get moving. If you've ever wondered exactly why exercise makes you happy more generally — not just in the moment — a new study suggests that working out produces lasting positivity in your life well after the high has faded. The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, posits that not only will exercise …

By Lily Feinn

This Cultural Appropriation Apology Is Going Viral

You’d think by now, people would know that music festivals are not excuses for cultural appropriation — and yet, once again, certain Coachella attendees chose to don Native American headdresses as part of their festival “fashion” this year. On Instagram, one girl apologized after being called out for cultural appropriation at Coachella, and it’s giving people hope. Obviously, one would prefer that the cultural appropriation not take place at all, but the relatively civil exchange between the wom…

By Lara Rutherford-Morrison

Where To Meet Someone IRL This Weekend, Based On Your Sign

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 MyLifeCreated.com, to tell us all about how astrology is affecting our lives each week. This week's topic: where to meet people IRL this weekend (April 29-30) during Bustle's App-less April. If you're looking for love IRL this weekend and participat…

By Mecca Woods

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We Achieved All These Feminist Victories During Trump's First 100 Days

April 29 marks President Trump's 100th day in office. Doesn't it feel like it's been longer? Only 1,360 to go. It hasn't been easy — but you can definitely pat yourself on the back for these feminist victories during Trump's first 100 days in office. It's no secret that millions of Americans are not on the Trump love train as he waves his executive order pen with glee and attempts to sign away rights for immigrants, women, the LGBTQIA community, and more. And, what do you do when you don't like …

By Brandi Neal

The #1 Thing I Learned After Deleting My Dating Apps Has Nothing To Do With Dating

Whether dating apps are causing a "dating apocalypse" or are merely the easiest way to get a date, there's no denying these tools have been total gamechangers in the dating scene within the last few years. And even though dating apps are most popular among millennials, according to a recent Bustle survey with dating app Happn of over 1,000 dating app users, 78 percent of women and 85 percent of men still want to meet people IRL. That's why for the second year in a row, Bustle is deeming April, "…

By Kaitlyn Vagner

These Six Brothers Grew Out Their Hair To Donate It To Kids In Need

Once in awhile, we get a much-needed reminder that the world is more than a breeding ground for megalomaniacs, Twitter trolls, and stress-induced adult acne. This week, that reminder came in the form of Phoebe Kannisto and her six sons, who grew their hair out 17 feet to donate it to children with medically-related hair loss. On Monday, Kannisto and her sons, 10-year-old Andre, eight-year-old identical twins Silas and Emmerson, and five-year-old fraternal triplets Herbie, Reed, and Dexter went…

By Madeleine Aggeler