Erin McKelle
Erin McKelle is an activist, writer, and social media strategist. She has written for a variety of publications and worked for a variety of nonprofits, including Everyday Feminism, Adios Barbie, and The Huffington Post.

Amanda De Cadenet Is Redefining What It Means To Be "Messy" In New Book

I remember the moment when I first discovered Amanda de Cadenet; I was procrastinating on research I needed to do for a college essay, browsing on YouTube. I’ve always loved pop culture, so when I saw a video that promised to deliver direct answers…
By Erin McKelle

The 15 Best Foundation Alternatives For Spring

For years, I used nothing but heavy foundations every day in an attempt to hide my acne and redness. However, I recently saw the light during a shopping trip to Sephora, where I tried on a lightweight foundation alternative that I fell in love with.…
By Erin McKelle

17 Body Image Quotes That'll Make Your Day Better

Bad body image days are often the worst. It can be difficult to work your way out of a negative self-image moment, particularly if you're being bombarded with articles about dieting, bikini bodies, and thinness day in and day out. That's why I seek…
By Erin McKelle

Small Talk Isn't Just A Human Thing

When we're trying to make a connection with someone new, catch up with old friends, or simply be polite to a stranger, we make small talk. But although this habit of talking about random pleasantries may seem like a completely human activity, it…
By Erin McKelle

This Is Where It's Hardest To Grow Up A Woman

Growing up as a woman is probably a difficult feat in any country, but there are some nations where being raised as a girl is harder than others. A new report from ONE examined the best and worst countries to grow up as a woman, which was released…
By Erin McKelle

How To Turn Your Facebook Reactions Into Trump

If you're having fun using Facebook's expanded range of reactions in addition to the "Like" button, you'll be delighted to learn that you can give yourself the gift of even more types of reactions. The browser extension Facebook Reaction Packs gives…
By Erin McKelle

This Is What Today's Teens Think Of Windows 95

I often reminisce about the good ol' days where we had desktop computers that were larger than our heads and we had to find ways to entertain ourselves while our dial-up connection was oh-so-slowly bringing us to the World Wide Web. If you also look…
By Erin McKelle

15 LiLo Hair Moments That Made Redheads Proud

One of my favorite redheads of all time is Lindsay Lohan. I remember being in elementary school and watching her movies (shout-out to The Parent Trap), thinking that Lindsay Lohan's red hair made her stand out in a way that was unique but that also…
By Erin McKelle

Finally, A Phone Charger That Works For Everything

The Apple versus Android debate has burned fiercely ever since smartphones became a part of our daily lives, with people seemingly able to proclaim their allegiance for one side or the other. Now, though, they may not have to: The Mcable universal…
By Erin McKelle

11 Times Dita Von Teese Was A Body Pos Badass

If there's one underrated beauty and body positivity icon out there, it's probably Dita Von Teese. I recently rediscovered how awesome this makeup guru, entrepreneur, and entertainer is when I read her new beauty book Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate…
By Erin McKelle

11 Little Ways To Manage Your Stress

Stress is something that all of us probably experience more of than we would like to in our lives. Luckily, though, there are a lot of little ways to manage stress that can help you to cope with it in during your day-to-day existence. I'm guessing…
By Erin McKelle

McDonald's Now Offers A Creme Egg McFlurry Here

McDonald's is celebrating Easter in the best way possible — by creating a new sweet menu item, of course! McDonald's has created a new Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry, which is the combination of a McFlurry with one of the world's most beloved Easter…
By Erin McKelle

The One Step You're Missing For Oral Sex

It doesn't sound like the sexiest thing around, so if, upon encountering the phrase "dental dams," you wondered, "What are dental dams? And what the heck do they have to do with oral sex?" — well, that would be understandable. But today is the day…
By Erin McKelle

And The Best Cities In The World To Live Are...

We all probably consider the city we personally inhabit to be the best city in the world to live in, but how does your place of residence stack up in actual research? Mercer's 18th annual Quality of Living survey has the answer, with recently…
By Erin McKelle

9 Rare Events Happening In 2016

As we start to kiss winter goodbye and say hello to warmer weather, this is usually the time of year that people also start looking for fun things to do. We've all been cooped up in our homes trying to escape the cold for the last few months, so…
By Erin McKelle

Millennials Fear This Time Of Year The Most

Spring brings a lot of welcome changes, but there's also a pretty big negative that arrives at this time of year: Tax season. And apparently, it's especially bad if you're a Millennial — a new survey from NerdWallet finds that Millennials dread tax…
By Erin McKelle

5 Things That Happen When You Live Together

When you move in with a significant other, there are a lot of things that you need to get used to: Their organization system, their sleep schedule, sharing your space, and maybe even acquiring a new immune system. Yes, you read that latter item…
By Erin McKelle

How To Get Gmail Features For Non-Gmail Addresses

Are you loyal to your Hotmail, Yahoo!, or Outlook email address, but still wishing you had access to a couple of Gmail's more notable features? Good news: A new Google service called Gmailify brings the best Gmail features to non-Gmail email…
By Erin McKelle

These 2016 Trends Are From Another Decade

I always get really excited for a new year; not just because it's a chance to start over, but because it's time for fashion evolution. A new year means new trends, and 2016 fashion trends are not disappointing so far. Although we usually think of…
By Erin McKelle

Hershey's Kisses Will Now Include This New Flavor

I think it's safe to say that most of us are ready for spring to get us out of this snow and cold, am I right? Well, good news on that front: If you've already eaten all of your treats from Valentine's Day, you'll be excited to learn that Carrot…
By Erin McKelle