Chrissa Hardy is an editor for Wise Bread and her writing has been featured on The Bolde, BuddyTV, HelloGiggles, Happier, The Liberty Project, and Petcha. She's a former New Hampshire-ite currently residing in Southern CA. She suffers from separation anxiety, and can't bear to be away from her dog for more than 20 minutes. Her dog doesn't seem to care either way.

Why Does May's Full Moon Have A Different Name?

A full moon is coming, and it's got some serious flower power. But why, exactly, is the May full moon called the Flower Moon? Well, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac, it was given its name back in Native American and Colonial times, along with…
By Chrissa Hardy

How To Celebrate Easter If You're Not Religious

Easter is a classically a religious holiday, as it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Even other traditions generally included in the celebrating of it, including the Easter bunny and use of eggs, have pagan origins. But, can you still…
By Chrissa Hardy

9 Fun Ways To Celebrate Easter As An Adult

When you're a kid growing up in a Christian, or even mildly Christian-adjacent household, you have to celebrate Easter Sunday the way your family chooses to do so. You might have to dress up, attend church, and then sit down together as a family and…
By Chrissa Hardy

How To Fight The Pay Gap On A Daily Basis

There are a lot of reasons to fight the pay gap on a daily basis, and, good news — there are also a lot of ways you can do it. From calling representatives to voting, each method of fighting the pay gap is just as important as the last, and most can…
By Chrissa Hardy

13 Classic Mardi Gras Food Ideas For Your Fete

Are you ready to catch some flying beads and bask in the glow of purple, green, and gold light? It's time to celebrate Mardi Gras, but beyond heading to N'awlins and getting silly in the middle of the parades, you can ring in the prelude to Lent…
By Chrissa Hardy

Easy Mardi Gras Cake Recipes

There's nothing more classically Mardi Gras than indulging in endless plates of King Cake in every form it comes in. This is, after all, the celebration of feasting and debauchery that leads up to Lent, when you can't have anything quite as…
By Chrissa Hardy

7 Easy Last-Minute Women's March Sign Ideas

The time has come to march. Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, people all over the country — and all over the world — are marching to make sure their voices are heard. If you've made the last-minute…
By Chrissa Hardy

15 Things To Do Today To Feel Strong

At the end of 2016, many of us felt defeated, exhausted, heartbroken, and frustrated. If only we could point to one event that caused all of these wretched feelings — but sadly, this year has been jam-packed with colossal disappointments. From toxic…
By Chrissa Hardy

Funny, Last Minute Gifts For Dad

There are few things dads love more than a cheesy joke. Dad jokes are a staple of their adorable brand, after all. So since this year has been garbage for everyone, and you probably still need to find the perfect gift for dear old Dad, get him a…
By Chrissa Hardy

Why Friendsgiving Is Better Than Thanksgiving

Most of us can probably agree that 2016 has been a nightmare of a year, but thankfully, it's almost over. But before we begin the final stretch of this year, we need to gather around the dinner table for the best annual feast of all: Friendsgiving.…
By Chrissa Hardy

How To Change Your Facebook Photo For Election Day

We're in the home stretch, America. The next President of the U.S. is about to be elected, and unless something absolutely bonkers happens, it'll either be Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Even though the time to vote and encourage others to vote is…
By Chrissa Hardy

Delicious Ways To Celebrate Nachos Day

With the future of America hanging in the balance, most Americans likely feel stressed AF. One thing to look forward to before Election Day (Nov. 8 — please, please vote!), however, is Nov, 6's National Nachos Day, aka the most important day to…
By Chrissa Hardy

A Brief And Spooktacular History Of Halloween

Halloween, much like a fine wine, gets better with age. But when we bust out the candy corn (that we never end up eating), carve all the pumpkins, and rock a killer costume, we should know how the holiday first became a thing. The history of…
By Chrissa Hardy

Why Halloween Is Always Celebrated On October 31

There are holidays that always fall on a certain day of the week rather than a date: The first Monday of the month, for instance, or the last Thursday of the month. Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Labor Day — they're all great examples of this.…
By Chrissa Hardy

8 Halloween Costumes For The Eternal '90s Kid

There are few things I miss more in this world than the '90s — 'twas a simpler time, you see. We were blissfully ignorant to the dangers of children consuming buckets of sugar, kids spent their Fridays in front of the TV for TGIF, everything was…
By Chrissa Hardy

Funny 'Stranger Things' Halloween Costumes

The whole of 2016 has been an ongoing painful nightmare for many, so it's time we had some laughs. And, the best thing to come out of 2016? Obviously, Netflix's Stranger Things, with its lovable characters and addicting twists and turns. I know it…
By Chrissa Hardy

Easy 'Stranger Things' Halloween Costume Ideas

So you thought you had all kinds of time to plan your Halloween costume, and now you have zero minutes left and still want to rock an epic look. It CAN be done. It just so happens that in addition to being the best show ever, Stranger Things can…
By Chrissa Hardy

'Stranger Things' Costume Ideas For Couples

While most of 2016 has been one long nails-on-the-chalkboard screeching nightmare, TV has been a saving grace — and Stranger Things is the one show in particular, that has made this current clustermess of a year seem almost somewhat OK. From the…
By Chrissa Hardy

The Best Feminist Halloween Costumes For 2016

While 2016 has been an epic disaster overall — thanks largely in part to this election and creepy stalker clowns — it has also been an amazing year for feminism. Women are fighting back against the rampant sexism in this election, and in everyday…
By Chrissa Hardy

How The Trump Tape Made Me Relive My Rape

Every time Trump opens his mouth, I have a visceral reaction. He lies, he attacks, he insults everyone, so I've come to expect the feeling of utter disgust after he speaks. But the leaked Trump tape from 2005 wherein he describes grabbing women "by…
By Chrissa Hardy