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What Black Women Think About The Idea That Their Votes “Save America”

When U.S. Senator Doug Jones narrowly won a special election last winter against conservative opponent Roy Moore, a hero emerged — and it wasn’t Jones. Exit polling numbers showing Black women voters had put Jones over the top quickly went viral…
By Ayana Lage

Let’s Stop Asking “Does That Make Sense?” After Everything We Say In Meetings

Some people are unduly bothered by filler words in conversation. These are the people who rage when they hear "literally" used figuratively, or call you a Valley Girl for saying "like" while talking. It seems like a tremendous waste of energy,…
By Ayana Lage

This Virtual Home Redesign Service Is Basically “The Sims” But For Your Apartment

For most of my life, my decor style has been an amalgamation of whatever's on sale at Target and under $100 at IKEA. I replace my furniture every two years or so — mainly because I've never felt a need to buy quality furniture that lasts for a…
By Ayana Lage

You Can Now Buy A Pool Float With A Hole For Your Boobs & It's Actually Kind Of Genius

When brands make April Fools' jokes, they usually aren't that funny — we just roll our eyes and spare a chuckle if we're feeling generous. But a British lingerie brand has turned their April Fools' prank into a legitimate product, and it's a…
By Ayana Lage

A New Study Says Flight Attendants Are More At Risk For Cancer & The Reason Why Is Alarming

Being a flight attendant looks like a pretty sweet job at first glance — but it's so much more than getting to travel the world. Flight attendants and cabin crew members work long hours, don't see their families often, and often have not-so-great…
By Ayana Lage

Anthropologie Just Launched A New Wellness Collection & You'll Want All The Things

If you're feeling stressed out by pretty much everything right now, you're not alone. It's a hard time to watch the news, leave your house, make life decisions, or feel useful in general. Thankfully, self-care is all the rage these days, and brands…
By Ayana Lage

The One Thing To Know If You Get A Tick Bite

The weather is nice and the opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless — what could go wrong? Of course, the trade-off for spending time outside is dealing with nature, which can be a terrifying prospect. Mosquitoes and ants are annoying, but…
By Ayana Lage

I Can’t Stop Thinking About Planning My Wedding — Even Though I’ve Been Married For 2 Years

Two and a half years ago, I married a very good man and had a beautiful wedding to celebrate the whole shebang. Happily ever after, right? Here's the awkward thing: I can't stop thinking about planning my wedding, even though I'm approximately 900…
By Ayana Lage

This Subscription Box Sends You “Ugly” Fruits & Veggies At A Serious Discount

You can get a monthly subscription box for pretty much anything these days, and it's not really a novel concept anymore. But most of the things we receive thanks to monthly memberships aren't things we actually need, which makes the whole thing feel…
By Ayana Lage

Starbucks Just Launched Cold Foam Tea Lemonade In "Sunrise" & "Sunset" Flavors

It's the first day of summer, which means many those of us who aren't up to beating the heat are officially in for a miserable time until fall arrives. There are still reasons to celebrate, though — not only will we have excuses to lounge around…
By Ayana Lage

4 National Selfie Day Deals & Freebies To Take Advantage Of On June 21

National Selfie Day is Thursday, June 21, and it's an excuse to post pictures of your face all over the internet, even though you should post pictures of yourself year-round if that's what you're into. But like most holidays of dubious origin,…
By Ayana Lage

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

Whole Foods Just Wiped Out Its Instagram History & Only Follows Beyoncé, Cardi B, & Sting

Deleting all of your Instagram posts is akin to unexpectedly moving across the country — it's an extreme measure that'll have people wondering whether you're going through a hard time. It's why people are worried that beloved supermarket Whole Foods…
By Ayana Lage

4 Disgusting Things That Signify A Healthy Digestive System

The human body is amazing, but it can also be pretty disgusting. Think about all of the gross things your body does when it's functioning properly: earwax, flaky skin, and vaginal discharge are all signs that things are great internally, but it's…
By Ayana Lage

Here’s Why You’re Seeing All These Recipes For “Moon Milk”

Posting a picture of what you're eating and drinking is practically an art form. It's not always easy to make your latte look aesthetically pleasing, which is why moon milk is the latest Pinterest and Instagram trend people are obsessed with. It's…
By Ayana Lage

Target Pulled A Father’s Day Card That People Called Offensive From Its Stores

With Father's Day only a few days away, merchandise themed towards the holiday is everywhere. Target has responded to criticism about a "baby daddy" Father's Day card, and the chain is pulling the cards as a result, BuzzFeed reported. The card has a…
By Ayana Lage

Science Says An Extra Half Hour Of Sleep Can Actually Make A Huge Difference In Your Day

Some people jump out of bed every morning ready to take on the world — but then there are those of us who smash the snooze button until we eventually stumble out of bed. It sometimes feel impossible to get enough rest every day, but it may not be…
By Ayana Lage

4 Reasons Straw Bans Are Actually Kind Of Problematic

Single-use plastic is on its way out — Sea World, Royal Caribbean and IKEA have all recently banned plastic straws and bags, according to The Washington Post, and cities around the globe are starting to ban plastic straws in restaurants at a rapid…
By Ayana Lage

These Common Medications Can Put You At Risk For Depression, A New Study Shows

It's difficult to actually pay attention to the long list of side effects that come with most medications. When a drug says it can increase your risk for dozens of conditions, it's easier to just ignore the side effect label and hope that the…
By Ayana Lage

This Viral Twitter Thread Breaks Down Exactly Why That Iconic G7 Photo Looks So Familiar To You

The current reaction to world politics seems to be "laughing to keep from crying," so it's not super surprising that a dramatic picture of President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel immediately got people talking. An op-ed in The…
By Ayana Lage