Claire Warner
Claire is a freelance writer whose work has been featured in Bustle, Ravishly, the Daily Dot, YourTango, and the Good Men Project. She splits her time between living in the South and a dreamscape off in her own head. Favorite topics include LGBT issues, feminism, and cats. Mostly cats.

Jupiter Retrograde Is Going To Make Tough Conversations Even Tougher This Summer

Thanks to a certain celestial neighbor which will not be named (OK, fine, it's Mercury), the thought of any planet in retrograde may make you want to run screaming for the hills. Fortunately for us Earthlings, retrograde doesn't always signify chaos …
By Claire Warner

“Lost Wage Rampage” Is A Genius Video Game Where Women Find Their Missing Pay

Have you ever wanted to take a baseball bat to the patriarchy? With Lost Wage Rampage, the "riot grrrl driving game" from game designer Jane Friedhoff, you can go one step further: run it over with your car. Released on Feb. 20, the online escapade t…
By Claire Warner

A Teen’s Video Documenting Her Brain Cancer Treatment Is Going Viral 2 Years After Her Death

A little more than two years ago, teenage vlogger Charlotte Eades passed away due to an inoperable brain tumor. She had been diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer when she was just 16 years old. In 2014, she began documenting …
By Claire Warner

Spring Is Coming 20 Days Early This Year — But For A Grim Reason

By February, winter always feels like it's long overstayed its welcome. If you're ready for your buns to get some sun, I have good news: In 2018, spring is running super early in the western part of the country. Rejoice, for sundress and crop top sea…
By Claire Warner

Um, The “Shirtless Tonga Guy” Says He Already Has A Few Modeling Gigs Lined Up

In a plot twist everyone saw coming, the glistening pecs that stole our hearts during not one, but two Olympic Games, will morph into their final form: the pecs of a male model. That's right — the shirtless Tongan guy of international Internet fame t…
By Claire Warner

Your Behavior In High School Can Predict How Much Money You Make, A New Study Says

As it turns out, your mom was right when she told you that finishing your homework before breaking into abandoned houses to get into shenanigans with your crew would pay off in the long run. According to a new study in the Journal of Personality and …
By Claire Warner

11 Things People Will Romanticize About The 2010s In The Future

No movie set in the '80s is complete without big hair and shoulder pads pointy enough to take an eye out. No TV show flashback can truly be considered '90s if it doesn't include Nirvana and cargo pants. Years from now, what stereotypes from the 2010s…
By Claire Warner

You Can Turn Your Literal Human Face Into An Emoji With Samsung’s New AR Avatars

Do you pepper every conversation with Bitmojis just for the delight of seeing your cartoon avatar onscreen? Hang on to your turmeric latte, because I have got a treat for you. The new Samsung Galazy S9 introduces AR Emoji, which transport your charmi…
By Claire Warner

Researchers Found That An Alarming Number Of U.S. Gun Owners Don’t Store Them Safely

Just in time for the latest reinvigoration of the gun control debate, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have some unnerving news. According to a survey published in the American Journal of Public Health, 54 percent …
By Claire Warner

Twitter Is Obsessed With The 11-Year-Old Boy Who Sang The Olympic Anthem At The Closing Ceremony

You don't need to be a sports fan to enjoy the Olympics — particularly the ceremonies that mark the beginning and end of the games. After two weeks of mind-blowing athletic feats, the Winter Games in PyeongChang ended with a different kind of spectac…
By Claire Warner

This Video Of A 4-Year-Old Pimple Being Popped Is Absolutely Gripping

What happens when you combine an ancient pimple and a marriage with no boundaries? An explosion of pus that will make even the most avid pimple popper avoid food for the rest of the day. Last year, Facebook user Wade Powell posted a video of a four-y…
By Claire Warner

Here’s How Often You Should REALLY Be Brushing Your Teeth

As an anxiety-riddled child, I was convinced that if I missed the opportunity to brush my teeth even once, I would wake up in the morning with a mouth full of rotted nubs where my teeth used to be. Fortunately for my peace of mind, dental hygiene isn…
By Claire Warner

Here’s How Olympic Athletes Spend Their Days Off When They’re Not Training

This February, as you watch dozens of world-class athletes perform feats that make you sore just watching them, you may wonder what Olympians do in their spare time. Training for the Olympics requires years of intense training, not to mention absurd …
By Claire Warner

Here’s The Number Of Hours You Have To Sleep If You’re An Olympic Athlete

Athletes may be famous for what they do when they're awake, but how much Olympians sleep is just as closely regulated as everything else in their lives. At the elite level, the difference between taking a place on the podium and fading into obscurity…
By Claire Warner

The Amount Of Food Winter Olympians Eat In A Day Is About To Make You Hecka Hungry

Watching people dart around ice rinks and whoosh down snowy slopes at speeds approaching the sound barrier, we all end up wondering the same thing: How much do Olympic athletes eat? How many calories does it take to fuel the feats of physical prowess…
By Claire Warner

8 Royal Wedding Games You Can Play While Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Tie The Knot

Considering the United States was founded on breaking up with England like a rebellious adolescent, you'd think that Americans wouldn't be so focused on the royal family. The states, however, celebrated as hard as the rest of the world when Prince Ha…
By Claire Warner

11 People Explain Why They Invested In Cryptocurrency, Despite The Risk

In 2017, you couldn't throw a virtual stick without hitting an article about the meteoric rise of bitcoin. But while its skyrocketing value may have encouraged many people to buy the digital currency last year, that's not the only reason people inves…
By Claire Warner

A Guy Tweeted About Women “Pretending” To Like Football & Twitter ROASTED Him

As I tuned in the Super Bowl on Sunday, unable to comprehend the ever-so-complex ways grown men tossed a ball back and forth on the field for no apparent reason, I wondered: Is it possible for women to truly understand football? The answer, obviously…
By Claire Warner

The Exact Flu Medicine You Should Take, Based On Your Symptoms

When you're laid up with the flu, surrounded by a nest of sweaty blankets and four hours deep into a day of Friends reruns, two questions become all-consuming. First, what type of medicine do you take when you have the flu? Second, how do you get you…
By Claire Warner

More Teens Identify As Transgender Or Gender-Nonconforming — But Healthcare Hasn't Caught Up

According to a study of nearly 81,000 students, more teens are identifying as transgender or gender nonconforming than previously thought. The number is still fairly small — about three percent of the people who were surveyed — but it's enough eviden…
By Claire Warner