Erin Kelly is a writer, runner and triathlete living in New York City.
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In the Bustle Booth with Thasunda Duckett

When influential women hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Thasunda D…
By Erin Kelly
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The North Face Is Partnering With The Girl Scouts On A New Initiative, And It Makes Us Want To Be Scouts Again

The first time I ever spent a week away from home without my family was the summer before sixth grade, after I mustered up enough courage to attend a sleep-away Girl Scouts Camp. Though I had my best friend in tow for moral support, I was absolutely …
By Erin Kelly
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The North Face’s ‘Move Mountains’ Campaign To Celebrate A New Generation Of Female Explorers

When I think of my role models, a few people immediately come to mind. First, there's my sister, who is a special education teacher and demonstrates patience and care with her students every day. There's also my former college professor who managed t…
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Des Linden Didn’t Just Win The Boston Marathon — She Reminded Me Of The REAL Reason I Run

About two weeks ago, I saw something on my Facebook newsfeed that stopped me mid-scroll: the weather report for the upcoming Monday showed a light monsoon with teeth-chattering temperatures. On any other Monday, this type of disheartening weather wou…
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Take A Power Walk With Colleen Briggs, Who Will Inspire You To Turn Your Passion Into A Career

More than half of America's 100 million full-time employees don't feel a real connection to their jobs, reporting unhappiness in the workplace. Since most of these people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, this is a huge problem, and o…
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5 Things To Do If You Want To Spend More Time With Nature

I consider myself an active person. I’m always up to try a new adventure or experience, I like to run and bike outdoors, and I never mind walking instead of taking the subway when my destination is just one or two stops away. But if I’m being honest,…
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5 Ways to Bolster Your Heart Health This Valentine's Day

For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day is about chocolate, candy hearts, and celebrating over a fancy candlelit dinner. And while all of these things can be terrific, Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be limited to strictly romantic activities. Whether y…
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Here’s How To Turn Your Passion For STEM Into An Exciting Career

‘Women in STEM’ is a hot topic in today’s news cycle, as more and more individuals are recognizing the gender gap associated with professions in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries. As the movement to get girls involved in…
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8 Dating Deal Breakers And How To Get Out, Stat

Kind. Witty. Must love dogs. Popular dating apps typically ask for what you are looking for in a partner, so it’s only natural to think about what you like or appreciate about a potential significant other as you swipe or scroll through dating profi…
By Erin Kelly
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9 Healthy Habits You Can Squeeze Into Your Busy New Year

We’re all familiar with the idea of a New Year’s resolution, but at this point, you’re probably also familiar with the fact that most of the promises we make to ourselves fall flat before January is even over. I’m definitely guilty of letting my reso…
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Every Life Hack You Need To Shut Down Excessive Sweat

There are tons of things that make me sweat, like public speaking, running a 5k, and sometimes even making the most simple decisions, like choosing a restaurant for a social outing. Sometimes, however, it’s not stress or strain that causes my palms a…
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What Should You Do If You're Sweating Too Much?

By Erin Kelly & Allison Gore
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12 Things That Only Super-Sweaty People Understand

Sometimes, our bodies refuse to cooperate with us — like when our legs simply won't take another step while out on a run, or when we let out one of those shockingly loud sneezes that only seem to occur when the entire office is completely silent. Tho…
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2 Women Behind The Instagram Accounts That Inspire Adventure

Let’s be real: It’s easy to experience FOMO when scrolling through your social media feeds. You know what I’m talking about! From accounts that show individuals hiking in the picturesque mountains one week and lounging on the beach (in a different co…
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The Illustrated Guide To Planning A Mindful Thanksgiving

Friendsgiving is the holy grail of friendship holidays. Not only is it a chance to enjoy lots and lots of delicious food, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate your close friends and show them how thankful you are for their existence. I definitel…
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4 Big Takeaways From The Bustle Upstart Awards

As an employee of Bustle, it’s not uncommon for me to be surrounded by wonderfully smart, driven, and inspiring women. In fact, it happens every day! But on Thursday, Oct. 19, my girl power antenna was raised to another level at Bustle’s third annual…
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Despite The Wage Gap, Tech Professionals Still Encourage Young Women To Join The Industry

If you do a quick Internet search on gender diversity in tech, you’re bound to find some discouraging messages out there, not to mention some alarming statistics. But we probably didn’t need to tell you that. News headlines rattle off some pretty har…
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3 Badass Women Who Are Redefining What It Means To Work In STEM

It’s no secret that there is a deficit of female engineers in the U.S. Reports reveal that nationwide, just 14 percent of engineers in the workforce are women. Some blame the lack of diversity in STEM on negative public perceptions of the industry, w…
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A Day In The Life Of A Female Engineer

To be totally honest, until recently, I had an extremely limited knowledge of what it actually meant to be an "engineer." Luckily, though, I have since educated myself more on the profession, and set out to find out what a day in the life of someone …
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​7​ ​Things To​ ​Know​ ​Before​ ​Visiting​ ​The​ ​Car Dealership

As someone who’s been living in a major city for the past nine years — Boston, now New York — the concept of owning a car is completely foreign to me. Sure, I know how to drive, but my transportation habits typically consist of schlepping to and from…
By Erin Kelly