Emma Cueto
Emma Cueto is freelance journalist based in Boulder, CO because mountains are never a bad reason to do anything. She spends her time reading, writing, cooking and complaining about the weather.
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How Is The Election This Close?

If you're feeling like this election is too close for comfort, you are far from alone. There are plenty of people out there on Twitter asking "How is the election this close?" And really, as long as we're subjected to this godawful close election, we…
By Emma Cueto

Is Nevada Winner Take-All On Election Day?

Because America likes to throw an extra twist into our presidential elections, it's not enough for us to just tally up the popular vote — we have to throw this electoral college into the mix, including some states that divide their votes and some sta…
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Read These Funny Tweets If You're Feeling Anxious

The last year has been ... not super great for anyone's peace of mind, and now all of that is reaching a climax here on election night. But to help you keep your cool, here are funny election night tweets and jokes to alleviate your anxiety. Because …
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Behold These Glorious Donald Trump Cake Memes

We have seen many faces of Donald Trump over the past year as he campaigned for president, but thus far, none of them have been made of cake. But someone sent Trump Tower a "victory" cake of Donald Trump's bust, Donald Trump cake memes have been unre…
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The Most Tweeted Foods Reveal More Than You Think

There are a lot of ways to try to measure what Americans are eating — including... Twitter? Yep: Recently, a new study found what the most popular foods are on Twitter based on the number of people posting about them. And what the researchers found d…
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How To Endorse A Candidate On Facebook

People have been discussing their political opinions on Facebook since... well, since there was a Facebook, and now you can take that one step further by officially endorsing candidates on the site. So how do you endorse a candidate on Facebook? For…
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This Video Is Trump's Campaign In A Nutshell

At some point in this election, I became pretty convinced that Donald Trump was just making things up as he went along, saying whatever popped into his head whether it made sense or not. And that's precisely what makes the video "Donald Trump Solves …
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Jolly Fish Press Closes Its Doors In Surprise Move

Some bad news in the world of book publishing today: Jolly Fish Press is apparently closing down, effective after the October 31. And, sadly, it seems that the Jolly Fish authors found out about this sad development when Jolly Fish posted the announc…
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The 'Good Sex In Fiction' Award Is SO Needed

You may have heard of the Bad Sex in Fiction Award, but isn't it about time we started rewarding good sex in literature? That's exactly what Erotic Review decided, prompting them to create the Good Sex in Fiction Award. And while the Bad Sex in Ficti…
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What Happens To Your Body When You Hold Your Pee?

By adulthood, we've all mastered the art of holding our pee — but that doesn't always mean it's a good idea. So what exactly happens to your body when you hold your pee? The answer might have you making extra trips to the bathroom. The good news is t…
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Why Pizza Boxes Have Those Plastic Tables In Them

As a kid, I remember using those little plastic tables that came in pizza boxes as tables for my Barbie dolls. In reality, though, it turns out those plastic things in pizza boxes actually have a real purpose — and it's not doll furniture. (Which is …
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What Are Starbucks "Barista Originals"?

You've heard of Starbucks' secret menu, but this fall there's another set of beverages that aren't on the regular menu that you can enjoy: Barista Originals. So what are Starbucks Barista Originals? Other than awesome, that is? Basically they're the …
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Why Waiting Periods For Abortions Are Pointless

One common anti-abortion tactic in many states in recent years is to implement mandatory waiting periods; the assumption is that, given a few days, women might change their minds about wanting an abortion. However, a new study finds that most women a…
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Why Isn't Invisible Ink Working In iOS 10?

Back in the '90s, invisible ink used to be that stuff that came in a bottle that you could write with on paper and then it only showed up under certain light. Nowadays, invisible ink isn't in a bottle, but in your phone — so what do you do when Invis…
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This Megastructure Star Conspiracy Theory Is Wild

Although it might seem like the most bizarre thing in the universe right now is the 2016 presidential election, the universe is big enough that, statistically, there must be something weirder happening out there. And as it turns out, there is: The "m…
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This Catcalling Story Has The Best Ending

If there's one place you really don't appreciate being catcalled (though let's be honest: in reality, there's way more than one), it's at your job. But that is exactly what makes this story of a man who got kicked off a flight for allegedly catcallin…
By Emma Cueto

These Tweets Sum Up The GOP's Trump Problem

In the wake of the release of a 2005 tape in which Republican nominee Donald Trump was recorded talking about "grabbing [women] by the p*ssy" and kissing them without their consent, the Republican Party is having what might generously be called "an i…
By Emma Cueto

Why Don't More Women Run For Office?

It's no secret that there aren't enough women in elected office in this country — we're still working on getting even one woman into the White House — but the underlying causes are harder to pin down. New research from Brigham Young University, thoug…
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How To Get Free Stories From Your Fave Authors

Looking to have quality fiction show up in your inbox? Then you will be excited to hear about the new Season of Stories from Penguin Random House. And what is that you ask? It's a free, serialized newsletter that will send you stories from some of yo…
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JK Rowling's New Pottermore Story Has Some Issues

Harry Potter author JK Rowling continues to give the world new insights into our beloved wizarding world through her website Pottermore, but some of these updates are better thought out than others. For instance, a new Pottermore update makes some pr…
By Emma Cueto