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I’m Risking Arrest The Day After Earth Day For This Important Reason

Lee Ziesche is a filmmaker and organizer working with Seeding Sovereignty to tell the stories of communities fighting to stop the expansion of fossil fuels. In this op-ed, she explains how she uses her activism to campaign for renewable energy. In Ma…
By Lee Ziesche

9 Intimate Spring Dates That Don't Involve Drinking

As someone who's dated more than I've been in actual relationships throughout my life, I know that drinking on a date can be a great icebreaker when you're first hanging out with someone. But the problem with our super alcohol-friendly culture is tha…
By Amanda Chatel

A ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Wants To Spend His Winnings On Endless Taco Bell & Honestly, Goals

Taco Bell is already affordable enough that it's all too easy to justify getting it, so dedicating $100,000 to eating it every day could probably last the rest of your life and then some. But, who would aspire to such a goal? Well my friendlies, ther…
By Brandi Neal

8 Overrated Activities That Don’t Actually Build Closeness In Your Relationship (& What To Do Instead)  

Building and maintaining closeness in your relationship is one way to ensure your relationship lasts. There are so many little things you can do to deepen your bond with your partner every day, like have a conversation before you both go to bed. But …
By Kristine Fellizar

This Feminist Font Advocates Gender Equality With Each Letter & You Can Download It For Free

Organizations and campaigns like #TimesUp and #MeToo aren't only raising money and awareness, but they're inspiring women everywhere to take action, too. But Leslie Simms, Chief Creative Officer of global advertising agency Young & Rubicam (Y&R), cam…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

5 Ways Your Sex Life Changes As You Get Older — For The Better

We’re taught to believe that our sex drives and sex lives decline as we age. But many find that their desire for and enjoyment of sex actually goes up as they get older, and there's research to support this. If we can stop pretending that sex is some…
By Suzannah Weiss

Now You Can Get A Zodiac Candle With A Scent PERFECTLY Tailored To Your Sign

With over 220 sales and an average review of five stars, Etsy shop owner Mary Claire White, who runs Falling Into Place, is not your run-of-the-mill candle artisan. She offers a number of different styles with varying scents and looks, but it is one …
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

6 Ways To Practice Affirmative Consent In Your Sex Life

In the wake of the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses and the #MeToo movement, activists have been calling for a new model of consent: affirmative consent. This means that rather than simply teaching people “no means no,” we teach them “yes …
By Suzannah Weiss

The Reason Kate Middleton Leaves The Hospital RIGHT After Giving Birth Makes A Lot Of Sense

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to her third child with Prince William April 23, according to a tweet from Kensington Palace, which also revealed the Middleton also went home today. Why does Kate Middleton go home so soon after giving …
By Brandi Neal

9 Signs Your Relationship Won't Make It Past The 7-Year Itch

When it comes to long-term relationships, you've probably heard about the seven-year itch. It's basically the idea that long-term couples will fall into a sort of relationship slump around the seven-year mark. One or both partners may start to feel r…
By Kristine Fellizar

How To Talk To A Partner Who's Emotionally Distant, According To Experts

One of the best parts of being in a relationship is having someone to share everything with: experiences, milestones, opinions, and, perhaps most importantly, feelings. While some people are super emotionally open, not everyone is naturally comfortab…
By Laken Howard

There's A Royal Wedding BOOZE CRUISE & It Docks Right By Windsor Castle

Up until this moment, there was only one respectable way for Americans to celebrate Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's upcoming nuptials: smacking the snooze alarm until whichever one of your roommates is the designated Morning Person eventually comes …
By Emma Lord

13 Women Reveal The Exact Moment They Knew They Had To Dump Their Partner

One moment, everything may be wonderful in your relationship; the next, something can happen and that’s it — you know it’s over, or about to be. Of course, other times, you may ignore signs and red flags that the relationship is not headed in the dir…
By Natalia Lusinski

8 Signs You Rely Too Much On Others To Boost Your Self-Esteem

When it comes to how to have healthy self-esteem, it is a lifelong pursuit that involves collecting emotional data from the world around you to create a balanced view of yourself. Unfortunately, sometimes it's possible to get a little bit bogged down…
By Eva Taylor Grant

7 Things To Do If You're Having A Hard Time Being Vulnerable In A Relationship

At the beginning of a new relationship, you and your partner will have so much to learn about each other. Although it's easy to open up about the fun, lighthearted stuff — like your go-to guilty pleasure movie or your most embarrassing childhood memo…
By Laken Howard

Hot Sauce Gin Is Here & It Will Either Be Your New Favorite Drink Or Your Downfall

Some like it hot. For the folks out there left feeling blue about the rosé craze, or maybe had one too many dollaritas, the fine folks at FIREBOX might have just released your new bar cart standard. Introducing: Hot Sauce Gin. Shying away from the s…
By Callie Tansill-Suddath

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

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

Lilly Pulitzer Cupcakes Are Here For A Limited Time & They Are Too Cute For Instagram

What a time to be young and Instagrammable and be alive, everyone. The iconic DC-based bakery Georgetown Cupcakes, brought to national renown thanks to TLC's DC Cupcakes, has announced that they are bringing back a popular and oh-so-pretty partnershi…
By Emma Lord

8 Old-Fashioned Wedding Stereotypes That Should Have Been Canceled A Long Time Ago

Nothing gives you stress hives quite like planning a huge event, and weddings are the tip of that iceberg. There are far too many details to think of, from the song you'll choose for your first dance, to how to keep your Great Aunt Bertha away from t…
By Megan Grant

How To Celebrate Meghan & Harry's Wedding, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The good news is another royal wedding is happening on May 19. In just a few weeks, Meghan Markle, who we in the States know as the queen of Suits/our hearts, sniff, will be a princess (well, close to one — IT COUNTS, right?) as she marries Prince Ha…
By Crystal Duan

Here's How To Tell EXACTLY Where You Are In Your Menstrual Cycle

You’ve probably heard that there are four stages of the menstrual cycle (menstrual, follicular, ovulation, and luteal, in case you were wondering) and that what stage you’re in affects your fertility. But how do you know what stage you’re currently g…
By Suzannah Weiss