Alexandra recently graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in political science and a "To Read" list that is 93 books long and counting. Loves to read anything she can get ahold of—shampoo labels, cookbooks, and political tomes alike. Enjoys writing about anything from banana bread to foreign policy.

Meet "Tinder For Politics"

Ever found yourself wishing there was an easier, more fun way to figure out which political candidate deserves your vote? Well, happy days: Thanks to VOTR, an "Tinder For Politics" app, you can find your Senate soul mate using — wait for it — an…
By Alexandra Bruschi

He's Sorry About That Comment On Women's Raises

If you’re still in an uproar over Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s comment on Thursday that women in the tech industry shouldn’t ask for raises, there’s some good news to calm your indignant soul. On Friday, Nadella made a public apology for his…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Dietary Supplements Might Contain Fatal Stimulants

Ever wonder what's really in your favorite protein powder? Well, so did a team of Harvard scientists — and what they found wasn't very encouraging. A study published Wednesday reveals that popular retailers have been selling various dietary…
By Alexandra Bruschi

What's Better Than a Sports Car?

The newest, fastest four-door sedan on the market comes with a sleek metallic finish, leather interiors, and… a charging outlet? You read correctly: At a Thursday night Tesla event in Hawthorne, California, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled the…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Alabama Abortion Law Gives Lawyers To Fetuses

Texas isn’t the only state taking harsh measures against women’s rights (though that might be hard to believe given its latest anti-abortion laws). This past spring, Alabama passed a law that required any minor wishing to bypass parental consent for…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Forget Ebola. Get A Flu Shot

It’s become pretty clear that Americans are scared of Ebola, more so than residents of any other country. Despite Center for Disease Control (CDC) assurances that Ebola is unlikely to spread in a developed country like the U.S., NBC News found that…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Facebook: Sorry We're Not Sorry

Who knew that selfie-addicts and compulsive status-updaters could be such a valuable resource? Facebook did, and that’s exactly why it plans to continue some version of Facebook's now infamous emotional experiments on Facebook users everywhere.…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Dear Secret Service, This Is Getting Silly

The Secret Service has been off its game this past month. Between allowing Obama to ride in an elevator with an armed security contractor, failing to stop a White House intruder before he got all the way to the East Room, and losing the agency's…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Suffer From Acne? There's An App For That

Your beloved iPhone can track your sleep cycle, find you a cuddle buddy, and now… help you fight acne? On Thursday, a San Francisco firm called Spruce Health has launched a new telemedicine iPhone app that can virtually treat your acne. The bright,…
By Alexandra Bruschi

A Leap Forward For The Transgender Community

Finally, the government is starting to take transgender discrimination seriously. On Thursday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first two transgender discrimination lawsuits against two parties: an eye clinic and a funeral…
By Alexandra Bruschi

This Space Pioneer Shut Down Sexist Comments

Even in outer space, you can’t escape sexism. At least, that’s what Yelena Sorova, the first Russian woman to travel to the International Space Station learned recently: In the middle of a press conference about her recent mission to the ISS, a…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Wanna Smell Like... Che Guevara?

The latest trend in men’s cologne is downright revolutionary… literally. Thanks to the teamwork of a Cuban company and a French perfumer, consumers around the world will soon be able to purchase Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez-scented colognes, the AP…
By Alexandra Bruschi

A Comment Section... At The Movies?

Hate when people talk during movies? If yes, then you’re going to want to avoid catching a film if you're ever in China. Certain theaters in Shanghai and Beijing have now installed live commenting systems that let China's audiences project their…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Some Hateful Ads Are On Their Way

If you ride the New York City buses and subways, it's time to prepare yourself for a politicized change of scenery. Starting next week, anti-Islamic ads will be installed on 100 NYC buses and in two subway entrances — at East 59th Street and…
By Alexandra Bruschi

The iPhone 6 Parody You've Been Waiting For

If smartphones are getting smarter, their bodies are definitely growing with their brains. With the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models boasting 4.7 and 5.5 inch screens respectively, a whole lot of people around the world have been wondering whether the…
By Alexandra Bruschi

The First Australian To Get An iPhone 6 Did What?

The day you've been waiting for is here. On Sep. 19, Apple officially launched the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and people can’t get their hands on the new phones fast enough — or, apparently, keep their hands on them long enough. Literally…
By Alexandra Bruschi

This Ice Cream Spoon Melts Your Scoop

Tired of breaking your arm trying to get the perfect scoop of Rocky Road out of the tub? Well, your days arm-wrestling with a rock-solid tub of ice cream are over, thanks to the latest breakthrough in scooping technology. The new 15.0 % Ice Cream…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Of Course George Zimmerman Is Back

If you were happy to never have to hear about George Zimmerman again, we’re sorry to say that he’s back in the spotlight after yet another run-in with the law. This time, Zimmerman allegedly threatened to kill a man in Lake Mary, Florida during a…
By Alexandra Bruschi

Yummy, Melty... Black Cheese?!

If you’re tired of the standard white bread and yellow cheese hamburger combo, you should consider heading to Japan. Building on the success of its Kuro burger — an all-black burger introduced for a limited time last year — Burger King Japan will…
By Alexandra Bruschi

How Does Vasalgel Measure Up To The Pill?

By now, you’ve probably heard about Vasalgel, the new male birth control method scheduled to hit the market in 2017. In short, it's a dream come true — a non-condom way to prevent pregnancy that puts some of the responsibility on the guy, for once.…
By Alexandra Bruschi