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A New Study Says Teens Who Get Allergies Are At Risk For Anxiety

If you have seasonal allergies, you've probably been feeling under the weather for a few weeks. But seasonal allergies — also called hay fever — aren't just an annoying nuisance. Hay fever can lead to irritability, decreased focus, and even an increa…
By Ayana Lage

This Tool Will Tell You The Best Day To Get Married In Every City, Based On Weather Data

Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, but no one actually wants their wedding to be filled with bad weather. It makes it harder for your photographer to snap great pictures of you, your guests might damage their nice clothing and shoe…
By Ayana Lage

This Is Why You’re Getting SO Many Emails About Privacy Policies This Week

Checking the mail and finding a surprise package is fun; receiving unexpected emails is, objectively, the worst thing in the world. No one enjoys an unnecessarily full inbox, but if you've been online this week, your inbox has likely been flooded wit…
By Ayana Lage

Your Eggs Benedict Habit Might Have This One Health Benefit, According To A New Study

If you love whipping up an omelette or Eggs Benedict, I've got good news for you. A new study says eating an egg every day can lower your risk of heart disease, and the findings are exciting for anyone who can't live without brunch. The study, publis…
By Ayana Lage

You Can Now Get A Goth Unicorn Pool Float That’s As Dark As Your Heart

After surviving the winter that wouldn't end, we're looking ahead to warmer days. There was once a time when summer meant vacation, spontaneous trips to the beach, and sleeping all day. Unfortunately, life as an adult means that most of our day to da…
By Ayana Lage

These New Vitamin Quick Sticks Will Give You An Instant Boost Whenever You Need It

For the many of us, taking a daily vitamin is on the same list as deep-cleaning our carpets and writing handwritten cards — things we wish we did regularly but can't make time for. Even if you decide you want to take regular vitamins, it's overwhelmi…
By Ayana Lage

This Graduation Cake Was Censored For Saying “Summa Cum Laude” & Twitter Is Dying

Graduating from high school is a notable achievement, and graduating with honors is even more of an accomplishment. But one student's family tried to celebrate his graduating with highest distinction, and ended up with a cake for the ages. The story …
By Ayana Lage

A White Woman Called The Police On Two Black Men Barbecuing. Here’s How Oakland Is Responding

In April, a video of an unidentified white woman calling the police because she saw two Black men using barbecue grills at a public park in Oakland, California, went viral. Since then, the internet has been taken over by memes of the white woman — wh…
By Ayana Lage

Women Are Reportedly Taking MDMA Wrapped In Brie At Parties In The UK

The Internet has seen its fair share of dangerous trends in 2018. From eating Tide Pods to snorting condoms, people do extremely risky things for reasons unexplained. The newest trend that's gone viral is unique in that it isn't happening online, and…
By Ayana Lage

What Watching The Royal Wedding Uplift Black Church Culture Meant To Me

I was eager to watch the royal wedding for superficial reasons — seeing Meghan Markle's dress for the first time, listening to mundane commentary from news anchors, seeing which celebrities attended the affair. For all the glamour, royal wedding cere…
By Ayana Lage

This Viral Tweet Explains Exactly How To Take Care Of Someone Who’s Having A Panic Attack

Panic attacks can be terrifying — not only for the person experiencing them, but also for the people trying to help. Depending on someone's panic disorder symptoms, they may be hyperventilating, feeling as if they're going to die, having trouble swal…
By Ayana Lage

The CDC Says Your Fave Salads Are Safe To Eat Again

It's been a scary few weeks for salad lovers. In April, an E. Coli outbreak was linked to chopped romaine lettuce, and it's been connected to 75 hospitalizations and at least one death. There was never an official recall, but the Centers for Disease …
By Ayana Lage

This Video Of The Royal Wedding Cake Being Made Is Mesmerizing

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are only hours away from tying the knot, and while everyone's excited for the ceremony, anyone who's attended a wedding can tell you that the reception is where it's at. There's been speculation for months about Harry a…
By Ayana Lage

7 Last-Minute Royal Wedding Party Ideas Worth Waking Up Early For

We're only two days away from the royal wedding, so it's safe to assume Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finished with their planning (we hope). But if you're a commoner who's procrastinated on planning a watch party, you still have time to decorat…
By Ayana Lage

The 15 Funniest Yanny Or Laurel Tweets That Will Let You Relive All The Drama

It's a loaded question akin to whether pineapple belongs on pizza: Do you hear Yanny or Laurel? In case you somehow missed it, a clip of a computer-generated voice saying either Yanny or Laurel went viral earlier this week, and the Internet has been …
By Ayana Lage

This Company Recycles Water Bottles From Flint To Make Seriously Amazing Glasses

"Flint still doesn’t have clean water." Ali Rose relates this matter-of-factly over the phone, but her exasperation about what's happening in the Michigan city is apparent. Even though Flint officials say the levels of lead in the water no longer exc…
By Ayana Lage

This Is Why Some People Hear Yanny, But You Hear Laurel

We all officially lost hope back in 2015 after the Internet spent weeks debating whether a dress was blue and black or white and gold, so I'm having a bit of déjà vu this week. If you've been online at any point since Monday, you've likely heard the …
By Ayana Lage

Here’s Why Water Tastes So Gross When You’re Sick

We know that we're supposed to rest and drink water when we get sick, but it's often easier said than done — and if you're like actor and model Ruby Rose, water might even taste off to you when you're feeling under the weather. Rose took to Twitter t…
By Ayana Lage

The Royal Wedding Afterparty Will Have Food Trucks & What They’re Serving Sounds Amazing

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding this coming Saturday will be full of glamor and extravagance unlike anything most of us have ever seen — experts are predicting the royal wedding will cost around $45 million USD, although a lot of those funds…
By Ayana Lage

There’s No Official Royal Wedding Hashtag, But Here’s What You Can Use Anyway

Before a first date with someone, it's important to get their last name. Not just because it's generally a good idea to Google people before you meet them, but it's important information in case you end up marrying them one day and have to incorporat…
By Ayana Lage