Georgina Lawton is a 24-year old writer, travel-addict and good eyebrow enthusiast who originally hails from London. She also writes for, or has been published in: The Guardian, The Times, Vice, Marie Claire UK, Elite Daily and other outlets. Read her ramblings on identity, culture and travel at: www.girlunfurled.com and stalk her Instagram photos: @girlunfurled

Latest Articles

Why You Should Try Immersive Travel During Your Next Vacation

Immersive travel is having its moment. And if you favor vacations that incorporate plenty of local interactions and culturally authentic experiences, you're probably inadvertently helping to popularize it. There are plenty of reasons why immersive tr…
By Georgina Lawton

How To Work Remotely While Traveling

Once upon a time, if you confessed to wanting to know more ways to work remotely while traveling, you might have been gently shamed, called a workaholic, and advised to take a real break. But in this digital age, staying plugged into our phones and l…
By Georgina Lawton

Salt In Moderation Might Have Some Unexpected Health Benefits

For many of us, a meal just doesn't taste right without an ample dash of salt to boost the flavor. But is salt bad for you? While it's true that there's plenty of evidence that not overdoing it is in our best interest, for all the negative press arou…
By Georgina Lawton

How Economic Woes Can Impact Your Mental Health

One thing's for certain: Money worries are common for Millennials. From student loans to the rising cost of living, it's safe to say that as a generation, we definitely don't have it made. But have you ever stopped to wonder how economic woes can imp…
By Georgina Lawton

What Your Everyday Habits Say About Your Personality

Anyone totally obsessed with personality quizzes will likely know that the reigning champ in psychology is The Big Five. This test holds that dimensions of personality can be divided into five main personality traits — and, as it turns out, we can al…
By Georgina Lawton

Do Period Tracking Apps Actually Work?

When period-tracking apps started to become popular, I really thought we might have finally found a reliable form of non-hormonal birth control. But do period tracking apps work? Well, the answer certainly isn't clear-cut, but new research suggests t…
By Georgina Lawton

How Your Partner Can Make PMS Easier To Deal With

No matter how much our culture would like to hide them under the proverbial rug, yes, periods are a thing, and no, they're often not fun. A lot of menstruating people experience the painful side effects of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and other premen…
By Georgina Lawton

This Is How Long You Have To Try The Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino

When Starbucks goes all out, the company really goes all out, right? Even with the tantalizing heap of beverages already available on the menu, the new Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino truly goes above and beyond in the realm of coffee-fueled treats. …
By Georgina Lawton

This Celestial Phenomenon's Name Is "Steve"

Strange events in the sky usually come with an even stranger name, but a mysterious celestial phenomenon called "Steve" has recently been discovered, and its name is even odder than usual. The internet, of course, can't get enough of it — and for goo…
By Georgina Lawton

More Proof That The "Motherhood Penalty" Exists

Whether or not you have children, no matter your age, earnings or lifestyle, is an extremely personal choice — but as we're reminded time and time again, it's often a choice for which women are penalized and men aren't. It may not, for example, sound…
By Georgina Lawton

Why Mindfulness Works Better For Some People Than Others

While recent media hype has highlighted the benefits of mindfulness — the psychological practice of bringing one's attention and external experiences to the present moment, often through meditation — new research shows that mindfulness may not work f…
By Georgina Lawton

When Is The Next Saturn Retrograde?

Star-gazing and planet-spotting is the gift that keeps on giving. Take Saturn, for example; although it turned retrograde on April 6, 2017, I was excited to learn that it's actually quite a common occurrence (that is, it's something we can celebrate …
By Georgina Lawton

IKEA Might Be Considering Something Big For Meatball Lovers

The favorite activities of plenty of Millennials I know (myself included) include eating delicious foods and shopping for gorgeous furniture and other home goods. So, imagine the collective squeals of joy taking place worldwide right now as news that…
By Georgina Lawton

Wait, Twitter Has A "Dislike" Button?

Of all the social media networks I frequent, I still feel that Twitter holds the most mystery; the microblogging site just isn't as second nature to me as Facebook, what with there being so much to learn besides hashtags. Today, for example, I was s…
By Georgina Lawton

The Real Reason Creative People See The World Differently

Being creative isn't necessarily a blessing. Yes, creative people are romanticized across film and media (practically every female rom-com lead is a magazine writer or TV personality, right?), but it's actually hard out there for visionaries. In fact…
By Georgina Lawton

Here's Where To Be To See The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

There's a special type of awe and wonder that surfaces within humans when we really take note of outer space — and what better way to feel utterly insignificant (in a good way!) than to watch the Eta Aquarid meteor shower? If you're wondering where y…
By Georgina Lawton

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Hot Flashes

When you think of the term "hot flashes," younger women aren't often what springs to mind; we typically associate hot flashes with menopause, which doesn't usually kick in your early 50s. However, new research explains that you shouldn't ignore hot …
By Georgina Lawton

How Pregaming Can Affect Your Health

Pregaming, preloading, predrinking (as we call it in the UK), or prinking (which makes me feel a little sick) is the practice of consuming alcohol before going to a social event. It's a relatively new phenomena, but there's already been a lot writte…
By Georgina Lawton

The Groups Most At Risk For Sexual Assault

In extremely worrying news, studies led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence have found that campus sexual assault disproportionately affects minority groups more than…
By Georgina Lawton

A List Of States That Have Ratified The ERA

Although it was passed 45 years ago today, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) has still not been ratified, enjoyed a turbulent and troubled history. However, the list of states that ratified the Equal Rights Amendment is, thankfully, getting bigger and…
By Georgina Lawton