Erin Kelly is a writer, runner and triathlete living in New York City.

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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…
By Erin Kelly

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…
By Erin Kelly

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…
By Erin Kelly

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…
By Erin Kelly

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…
By Erin Kelly

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…
By Erin Kelly

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 …
By Erin Kelly

​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

6 STEM Veterans Share Their Best Advice For Women Interested In Tech

As a college student or teenager, it can be incredibly intimidating to approach and network with more experienced professionals. And, okay… as a young professional myself, I haven’t found the experience to get that much easier. After all, the whole i…
By Erin Kelly

3 Adventurous Women Who Will Inspire You To Think Outside Of The Cubicle

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is probably one of the most common questions asked in grade schools throughout America. As a kid, I remember wanting to be an animal trainer. To me, the job seemingly entailed playing with animals all day, w…
By Erin Kelly

5 Tech Pros Share The Advice They Wish They Knew Starting Out

Hindsight is such a crazy concept. Having the knowledge that I have now could have been SO incredibly helpful (and, let’s be honest, saved me from some embarrassing situations) when I was younger. Not only could I have avoided small slip-ups, like dr…
By Erin Kelly

7 Things You Can Do To Ensure A Healthy Vagina

Let’s get real: We should celebrate our vaginas more often! After all, the muscular tube that leads from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women is pretty freakin’ awesome. Not only are vaginas self-cleaning, but they are strong en…
By Erin Kelly

How 3 Women Made The Career Jump To Coding

Have you ever considered a career change? I’m not talking about the occasional daydream that you’ve won the lottery and relocated to a remote village in France during a particularly rough day at work. I’m talking about that gut feeling you have whe…
By Erin Kelly

9 Myths About Your Vagina, Debunked

Every woman remembers their first time. Don’t you? For me, it was the summer before my senior year of high school. My gig as a camp counselor had ended, and I was spending some time at my family’s beach house. It was a pretty cushy vacation — I fille…
By Erin Kelly

Meet Three Women Helping Young Girls Get Involved In STEM

When it comes to women in STEM (the acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering and math), the numbers are pretty disappointing. While women hold 57 percent of all professional occupations, they make up just 25 percent of the tech work…
By Erin Kelly

How Should You Shake Up Your Summer?

We’ve all heard the question “What’s your song of the summer?” But this year, we want to pose a new question: “How should you shake up your summer?” Every year, it seems like we wait forever for the summer months to arrive. And then, in the blink of …
By Erin Kelly

How Should You Shake Up Your Summer?

By Erin Kelly & Allison Gore

Why Wellness Is About Feeling Good Over Looking Good

On Instagram, everything is perfect. At least, it looks that way. Take Lee Tilghman’s Instagram account, for example. The recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the popular @LeeFromAmerica social handle posts picturesque views of must-vis…
By Erin Kelly

How Instagram Could Inspire Your Next Adventure

There are two things that Raya Encheva, the travel and lifestyle vlogger behind the popular Instagram account @RayaWasHere, wants you to know. The first is that no, she’s not rich, and no, her parents don’t pay for her travels. The second thing you s…
By Erin Kelly

How Travel Vlogger Raya Encheva Balances Wanderlust And Wellness

We all know how amazing travel can be — but it can also be a source of stress. Between flight delays, cramped quarters, and unfamiliar territories, sometimes the road (er, flight trajectory) to vacation can feel like anything but. That’s why it’s imp…
By Erin Kelly