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.
Latest Articles

Where You Can Buy Hi-C Ecto Cooler Today & Prove You Ain't Afraid Of No Ghosts

If you've heard rumors that Hi-C Ecto Cooler is still alive and well, you were probably skeptical. I know I was. But it's true — every '80s and '90s kid's dream really did come true. Thanks to the recent Ghostbusters reboot, finding where to buy Hi-C…
By Crystal Duan

How To Make Your Own Nickelodeon Slime & Relive The Best Part Of The ‘90s

I didn't even know there were literally this many sorts of DIY recipes out there. I used to be a skeptic, that the bulk of my wildest '90s childhood dreams could never be relived. But I'm so glad I was wrong about this particular one: you can make yo…
By Crystal Duan

The One Thing You Should Splurge On During Vacation, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Do you feel like you need a good getaway? Don't we all. If there's a time to relax, it will be as February ends (it's been hard for some of us signs!) and the spring comes in. I personally can't wait for the first smells of Aries season to start to d…
By Crystal Duan

Here's Where To Get Dunkaroos Today, So You Can Continue Living Your Best '90s Life

In the early '90s, much before many of us could even conceive of any complex feeling beyond "YUM," Betty Crocker gifted us with a wonderful creation: Dunkaroos. They were the most wonderful cookie snacks a being could behold; they consisted of a snac…
By Crystal Duan

The 3 Qualities That Make You Truly Unique, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If you're like me, you're probably reading through all of these astrological sun signs descriptions wondering, where the heck do I fit into all of this? Who am I in this world? What is the next thing I should prepare for? Why do these say everyone's …
By Crystal Duan

The Easiest Way To Make Yourself Happy, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

The blues got you down lately? What with the dark moon hovering over us and throwing all of our feels into a frenzy, and the ever-present dreadful sadness and grumpiness we can experience due to winter's seasonal affective disorder, it might be kind …
By Crystal Duan

These 4 Zodiac Signs Are Going To Have A Better Month Than The Rest Of Us

Wow, this month is going to be a doozy for a lot of us. The dark moon that is coming up on Feb. 15 will be influencing our general sense of sanity and prompting lots of reflection. That's going to apply universally — everyone, regardless of their ast…
By Crystal Duan

Here’s What The Dark Moon In February Means For Your Sign

If you're new to astrology, you must have heard people buzzing about the "dark moon" taking place this month. And you want answers: what is it, and what does the "dark moon" mean for your sign? First things first — "dark moon" is the term for a new …
By Crystal Duan

11 Gifts You Got For Valentine's Day in the 2000s

If you even remember them, the 2000s were a glorious time of jean jackets, butterfly clips, Silly Putty, and more. They were the innocent days of AOL Instant Messenger, dial-up internet, and MySpace HTML coding. I personally went through my own phase…
By Crystal Duan

What To Expect For Your Love Life This Valentine's Day, Based On Your Sign

You may be checking your daily horoscope and monthly horoscope, but are you freaking out prematurely over what's going to happen for your Valentine's Day horoscope? Many people don't know what to expect for their love lives on Valentine's Day, and lu…
By Crystal Duan

13 Valentine’s Day Items At Target That Are Too Cute Not To Buy

Oh my god. Valentine's Day (or "Singles Awareness Day," potato, poh-tah-to) is coming up faster than you want to admit. How is it already February? Thankfully, gift-giving is simpler than ever — hence, list of Valentine's Day items you can buy at Ta…
By Crystal Duan

13 Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $20 For All Of The Baes On Your List

When my last paycheck came in and I looked at my bank account balance, my smile slipped a little when I realized, once again, that I'd gone a bit over my spending budget for the last couple weeks. That means cutting my costs, and it just so happens t…
By Crystal Duan

A Paris Zoo Had To Be Evacuated After Dozens Of Baboons Escaped

Get a load of this monkey business — according to CBS News and the AP, a Parisian zoo evacuated visitors after dozens of baboons escaped from their enclosures Friday afternoon. Not only did the Parisian Zoological Park have to be evacuated of all vis…
By Crystal Duan

If You Have The Flu, You Should Stay Home From Work Even Longer Than You Think

One of the hottest viral trends of 2018 is this great flu epidemic we have going on. This year's batch is a doozy — the flu this year is considered "moderately severe". The strain is called H3N2, and it's one of the most intense the country has exper…
By Crystal Duan

This Adorable Indoor Greenhouse Is Super Easy To Set Up & PERFECT For A Small Apartment

As a friend of many succulent parents, I've never quite gotten the hype of plants. I can barely keep myself alive, much less another living, breathing being that apparently can feel itself being eaten. But never fear, there's a solution coming within…
By Crystal Duan

Someone Developed A Banana With A Peel You Can Actually Eat — Here’s What It Tastes Like

You know how seedless grapes are god's gift to the earth? Well, now if you have money to blow and a desire to go overseas, you can take your fruit intake to the next level with the latest innovation: Japanese scientists have developed bananas with an…
By Crystal Duan

A Woman Asked Siri If Her Crush Would Text Her Back & SIRI RUINED EVERYTHING

Siri is a really nice bot, I'm sure. She's been there for me when I've needed to look up the capital of Antarctica, and when I've needed to play "Wagon Wheel" from my Apple music. But apparently there's a darker side to Siri if you try to abuse her f…
By Crystal Duan

12 Women's March Signs That You Can Print On Your Way Out The Door

The fact that it's already been a year since the first Women's March on Washington and its sister marches in other cities is shocking. Now it's 2018, and once again we're faced with so many signs to make, and so little time. If you don't think you'll…
By Crystal Duan

There Is An Instagram That Is Literally Just Boys Holding Bread & What A Time To Be Alive

For anyone out there who loves boys and carbs, you're in luck. If you've ever started cutting a nice, freshly baked (or bought) loaf of bread, paused, and been like, "You know. I wouldn't mind sharing this with somebody," there is now an entire Insta…
By Crystal Duan

Millennial Pink Kit Kats Are The Valentine's Day Treat You & Your Instagram Deserve

Millennial pink is a color that has been on trend for awhile (I mean, it's not a crayon yet for God's sake so it has a decent shelf life, right). There are so many millennial pink things to feast your eyes on, from mugs to candles to chairs to water …
By Crystal Duan