Crystal Duan
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Crystal Duan is a West Coast-raised, Midwest-bred writer based in Los Angeles. She has a weakness for Pad Se Ew, hot cheetos and philosophical memes. You can find her on Twitter probably posting about politics or her shameless love of Nickelback.

9 Mugs To Buy If You're Obsessed With Fall

We all know the fall season doesn't just bring warmer, chic coats or pretty leaf scenery — it also brings lots of hot flavorful drinks. Nothing can spice up a cool autumn night like enjoying a homemade pumpkin spice latte or a mulled cider made just…
By Crystal Duan

9 Disney Princess-Themed Halloween Decorations You Need This Year

Ah, I get so excited every year when stores (the cyber kind and the real kind) start putting out their Halloween gear. That's what I consider the start of the best holiday season — the perfect time of year for us mega-Halloween stans to celebrate…
By Crystal Duan

6 Game-Changing Items Trader Joe’s Dropped In September

On any given day of any given month on any given ear, my favorite grocery store Trader Joe's can easily take a good part of my bank account. Every time I get bogged down during the week, I perk up at the thought of making my weekly (OK, it's more…
By Crystal Duan

How To Get Out Of Your Own Head, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Sometimes the outside world can be stressful, and even the best of us extroverts can't stand it out here. So instead, we retreat to our most comfortable spots — inside our heads. And while introspection can be a useful tool, sometimes it can get you…
By Crystal Duan

Bath & Body Works Dropped A Ton Of Spooky Scents For Halloween

October can't come fast enough — not only does it mean that autumn will finally be in full swing, but it's also the same month as the spookiest time of year. Are you ready for Halloween? Luckily, whether you are or not, stores are preparing…
By Crystal Duan

9 Pickled Things You Should Order On The Internet If You're A Real Pickle Fan

Some of our favorite foods are sweet. Some are salty. Others are sour. And then some are.. all of the above? How would that be possible? If you haven't had your initiation yet, welcome to the world of unusual pickled foods, where your taste buds…
By Crystal Duan

7 Lyrics About Autumn That Are Perfect For Your Instagram Captions

If you haven't fallen in love with fall yet, there are plenty of ways you can adjust to the new season. You can indulge in pumpkin spice latte products, look for the perfect pair of fall boots, break out your cold-weather wardrobe — and listen to…
By Crystal Duan

Disney Launched A 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Homeware Line & You'll Want Every Piece

Raise your hand if you, too, have gotten into a heated argument over whether The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Christmas or Halloween movie ... Ultimately, it doesn't matter. The classic animated flick by Tim Burton will never get old no matter…
By Crystal Duan

The One Pumpkin Treat You Need To Try This Year, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

It's never too early to start planning for fall, with Virgo season kicking off and the sounds of back-to-school advertisements starting to edge their way into our screens. And of course, what better way to ring fall in than to celebrate with the…
By Crystal Duan

6 Ways To Celebrate National Dog Day, AKA The Best Day Of The Year

As National Dog Day approaches on August 26, we are all collectively remembering how much we love our doggos. But how on earth can we repay them for the joy they give us just from existing? Never fear — there are plenty of ways you can celebrate…
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15 National Dog Day Instagram Caption Ideas That Are Doggone Hilarious

If you're a human currently living on this planet who does have a doggie, you know there're no other love in the world quite like it — who else can bring us such joy when we need it most after a long day? Our furry friends are sometimes better than…
By Crystal Duan

Target Just Launched Unicorn School Supplies That You'll Want As A Grownass Adult

Summer is ending, and your inner child is probably groaning up a storm that soon, beach days and pool lounging are going to be over. But that means it's the perfect time to think about the possibilities fall offers — and why not also embrace the…
By Crystal Duan

9 Things You Should Actually Do During Mercury Retrograde This Summer

Many of us can be scared of the effects of Mercury retrograde, which started July 26 and goes until August 19. But why should we spend those weeks living in fear all of your tech is going to fry or your close relationships are just going to fail…
By Crystal Duan

9 Fights You're More Likely To Have During This Summer's Mercury Retrograde

We're already in the trenches of Mercury Retrograde, which began July 26 and lasts until August 19. It may seem like everything in your life is now moving in directions you aren't familiar with. When Mercury, the planet that rules all things…
By Crystal Duan

8 Items Trader Joe's Dropped This Month That You Need To Try, Stat

Trader Joe's, every millennial's favorite grocery store, has an art to how it markets itself. It's been recently noted that the grocery store uses coffin cases to store and display its frozen goods, which is a genius tactic that makes grabbing food…
By Crystal Duan

This Month's Blood Moon Will Affect These 3 Zodiac Signs The Most

We humans have had quite the eventful summer this year. It's been a bustling season for lots of cosmic energy, what with two partial eclipses of the sun and one total lunar eclipse of the moon. Those always herald new energy in our lives and…
By Crystal Duan

The One Thing To Stop Being Embarrassed About, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Everyone has quirks that make their personality distinct. Sometimes those quirks can also make us self-conscious — you may feel like the only chatty one in the room, or maybe like you take things more seriously than other people do, or just feel at…
By Crystal Duan

The New Moon In July Will Affect Everyone, But These 4 Signs Will Get Off Easy

"Cancer season," as the era of late June to mid-July is known, may be an emotional time for many of us here on Earth. The fourth sign of the zodiac is the sign of the house and home that has us naturally reflecting on what comfort means to us during…
By Crystal Duan

11 Last-Minute Ideas For Your Fourth Of July Instagram Caption

Let's face it — a lot of famous people have said things about freedom, independence, liberty, and all that jazz, even when they aren't celebrating Fourth of July. It can get overwhelming to think about. For a country that's comparatively pretty…
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16 Creative Fourth Of July-Themed Song Lyrics To Use For Your Instagram Captions

Happy birthday, America! Whether you're decking out your annual flag-striped dress or breaking out a cool new flag pool float, there are a lot of ways to feel a little more patriotic this Fourth of July. Certainly you can use song (and a decent…
By Crystal Duan