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.
Latest Articles

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

The "Selfie Kid" From The Super Bowl Explains What Was REALLY Happening With His Phone

Technically, the Eagles won Super Bowl LII, but the undisputed winner of the halftime show was none other than a 13-year-old boy. In case you were the only American on the planet who didn't tune in to Sunday's sporty shenanigans, Justin Timberlake's …
By Claire Warner

Twitter Is OBSESSED With The "Selfie Kid" From JT's Halftime Show & Now He's A Meme

Meeting your idols is always nerve-wracking, but meeting one during the biggest sporting event in the United States? That's downright terrifying... for the average mortal. The kid who took a selfie with Justin Timberlake during the pop star's Super B…
By Claire Warner

You Didn't Imagine That Weird Super Bowl TV Blackout — Here's What Really Happened

Yes, you remembered to pay your cable bill, and no, your laptop didn't choose today to go kaput. During the second quarter of the 2018 Super Bowl, the much-anticipated commercials were interrupted by a 26-second black screen. Naturally, everyone who …
By Claire Warner

Wine Might Have Yet Another Unexpected Benefit, According To Research

We all know the drill: After a night out with friends and a couple bottles of wine, you wake up in the morning with the ability to solve three of the seven unsolvable Millennium Prize Problems. What's that? This has never happened to you? Well, accor…
By Claire Warner

Sports Drinks Don’t Actually Help When You’re Sick — Here's What To Try Instead

Most of my adult life has been spent realizing my mother was right about pretty much everything, up to and including whether I should bring a jacket, but at last, it looks like maternal wisdom was wrong about something. According to a Texas A&M pharm…
By Claire Warner

This Airline CEO Made More Than His Female Predecessor — So He Asked For A Pay Cut

Plenty of people, including yours truly, complain about the vast pay gap between men and women, but not many are able to actually do anything about it. Enter easyJet airline CEO Johan Lundgren, who will reduce his salary to match his female predecess…
By Claire Warner

7 Foods That May Be Making Your Flu Symptoms Even Worse — And What To Eat Instead

There's little as frustrating as huddling on your couch in a nest of blankets and used tissues, knowing there's nothing you can do to mitigate your misery — or is there? Relief may come from an unexpected corner. Oddly enough, some foods may make you…
By Claire Warner

These Cannabis Valentine’s Day Cards Have Some ~Dope~ Puns

Forget boxes of chocolates and chicken nugget bouquets. (Yes, they exist, but that's for another time.) This year, cannabis Valentine's Day cards will get you the most (pot) brownie points on Feb. 14. In honor of the annual celebration of romantic lo…
By Claire Warner

Starbucks’ Millennial Pink Latte Is About To Take Over Your Entire Instagram Feed

The countdown to Valentine's Day has begun, and with it comes the pink-ifying of anything and everything retail. In Japan, that includes the lattes. In honor of the most romantic holiday of the year, Starbucks has introduced the Pink Medley Tea Latte…
By Claire Warner

The “Dear David” Writer Just Uploaded A Video Of His Cat That Will Legit Chill Your Bones

At some point in every cat owner's life, they wonder whether their beloved kitty has been possessed. What else are you supposed to think when you wake up at 3 a.m. with Colonel Flufferton perched on your chest, staring unblinkingly at your neck? In t…
By Claire Warner

Women Fought To Get A Body-Shaming Billboard Replaced With An Empowering Message — And Won

When was the last time you went to the gym? If the answer is anything less than "I'm currently at the gym right now," quick! Look down! Your body may have transformed into a rusty barrel while you weren't paying attention. At least, that's the implic…
By Claire Warner

Here’s Why Next Week’s Full Moon Has Such A Weird Name

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie on Jan. 31, you may be wondering why people are calling it the "super blue blood moon." Yes, it seems like every month, the Internet is all aflutter with some new lunar lunacy — supermoons! wolf moons!…
By Claire Warner