Little Wins

This 9-Year-Old's Viral Twitter Account Devoted To Petting Dogs Will Soothe Your Entire Soul

Finding a dream job at any age is commendable, but a Twitter user younger than Google Chrome has landed the best gig known to man. Gideon Kidd, who is nine, has nearly 100,000 followers on his "I've Pet That Dog" Twitter account. The premise is as…
By Ayana Lage

There's A New Avocado That Stays Ripe Twice As Long — Here's Where To Get Them

Excellent news for anyone who has ever known the struggle of waiting seemingly forever for an avocado to ripen and then missing the extraordinarily brief window in which it’s edible, leaving them sadly guacamole-less: Avocados that stay ripe longer…
By Lucia Peters

If You Want Your Pool Float Game To Be On Point This Summer, Here's What I Recommend

British summer has hit so you have in and around three to five days to get out and enjoy the sun. Everyone knows there is nothing more refreshing than a cooling dip in the pool, lake, sea, river, or wherever you can get yourself wet. Just don't…
By Aoife Hanna

3 Hacks To Feel More Motivated, According To Science

Everybody gets a case of the Mondays sometimes (even if it's Wednesday), and can't quite push themselves enough to get something done. It turns out, though, that ways to be more motivated when you want to achieve something, whether it's committing…
By JR Thorpe

27 Tips To Get Over Your Fear Of Public Speaking, According To Michelle Obama's Speechwriter

Public speaking can seem like a daunting feat for some. The ability to cleverly write and passionately deliver a speech implies a lot of subtle pressure, making it a nerve-wracking pursuit. But for many of us, it's a skill we still wish to acquire,…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

The EU Is Now Considering A Ban On Plastic Straws

Over the past few years, public awareness of just how much single-use plastic we produce and discard has been rising, and out of that awareness has come policy changes to cut down on plastic waste. From California's wholesale ban on plastic grocery…
By James Loke Hale

The One Thing You Need To Know Before You Try Acupuncture For The First Time

You may know the gist of acupuncture: you lay down and relax, while a trained acupuncturist places needles into your skin in specific points on your body. Many people are skeptical about acupuncture, but the truth is, studies have shown it can be…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

8 Tips For Bonding With Your Cat The First Week You Get One

There are a lot of stereotypes about cats out there, and as a cat person with three of her own little fur babies, I find many of them to be quite annoying. The worst one, by far, is that cats can't bond with humans and don't see us as something they…
By Jessica Booth

Here’s How Having A Daily Routine Can Seriously Boost Your Mental Health

Anyone who's ever experienced sleep issues has likely been told that maintaining a regular sleep-wake cycle is the number one way to get their sleep schedule back on track. But a new study has found evidence that maintaining a daily routine can…
By James Loke Hale

Sephora Is Launching A Clean Beauty Category Because Sometimes Labels Are Hard To Decode

Although there are over 300 brands sold in and on Sephora, you've likely never heard any beauty enthusiast not want to shop there. The brand has an incredible way of organizing products, so you can find exactly what you need — plus a little extra.…
By Kali Borovic

13 Poems To Read When You Wake Up Instead Of Immediately Getting On Social Media

Your morning routine can make an enormous impact on how you feel for the rest of the day. For me, one of the best thing's I've ever done for my morning is sign up for the Academy of American Poets's Poem-a-Day email. Now, every morning a poem lands…
By Melissa Ragsdale

7 Ways To Sleep Better, According To Experts

While forgoing sleep in favor of plowing forward was once a badge of honor, the Better Sleep Council has declared that sleep is the new status symbol. What's more, they offer tips for ways to sleep faster by preparing your five senses for the actual…
By Brandi Neal

Tom & Abby From ‘Queer Eye’ Just Got Married & The Details Will Make You So Emotional

Tom Jackson was first introduced into the Hollywood fold as a subject on Netflix’s Queer Eye, which premiered in February 2018. But for Tom, a redecorated room and closet makeover wasn't all that he received, as the Queer Eye alum reunited with his…
By Ashley Rey

11 Profile Picture Hacks That Actually Work On Dating Apps

When you're single and looking to mingle, there's absolutely no shame in turning to online dating (aka the ol' millennial standby) to help you find someone. There's also no shame in doing some research to figure out how to get more matches on dating…
By Laken Howard

7 Small Habits Highly Successful People Have In Common

Have you ever gazed across a room at someone you think of as highly successful, and wondered how the heck they got where they are? How they found the time and energy to write a book, or run a marathon, or climb the corporate ladder — whatever the…
By Carolyn Steber

Thinking Positively Can Affect How You Remember Something Even Before It Happens

If you have any social anxiety, chances are you look at any upcoming social events, from parties to reunions (or even the small interactions with your local supermarket checkout person) with a bit of trepidation and foreboding. But new research…
By JR Thorpe

7 Easy Ways To Get Back In Touch With Someone — Even If It's Been A While

Even though, in the age of social media, it feels like it's easy to know where your friends are and what they're up to, your 20s are still a prime time to lose touch. With all the milestones and career changes and moving to different cities, it can…
By Eva Taylor Grant

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,…
By Brandi Neal

11 Successful Women On How They Compartmentalize

When it comes time to focus on one part of your life more than another, compartmentalizing is key. However, it may not always be easy. For instance, you may need to focus on preparing for a big meeting at work, yet you and your significant other had…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Tips For Reading As Much As You Want Without Spending All Your Money

If you're a book lover, there's a good chance that you spend a borderline irresponsible amount of money on books every month. And look, I get it. I, too, am easily seduced by shiny hardcovers, even though they cost a trillion dollars each and they…
By Charlotte Ahlin