James is a queer and transgender writer on a mission to watch every horror movie ever made. They are a Scripps alum and former small-town general assignment reporter, and now write about pop culture, general geekery, LGBT interests, and fat positivity. They own a small tan velociraptor.
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Here’s How Having A Daily Routine Can Seriously Boost Your Mental Health

Anyone who's ever experienced sleep issues has likely been told that maintaining a regular sleep-wake cycle is the number one way to get their sleep schedule back on track. But a new study has found evidence that maintaining a daily routine can benef…
By James Loke Hale

You Can Now Drink In Restaurants In This Part Of Disney World For The First Time Ever

The most magical place on Earth is becoming a little more magical for folks who dig enjoying a fruity wine or crisp craft beer. The Disney Parks blog officially announced that Magic Kingdom guests will now be able to purchase alcoholic beverages at a…
By James Loke Hale

The Royal Wedding Lunch Menu Sounds So British & SO Tasty

The royal wedding is finally here, and among the excitement about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle making it absolutely clear how much they adore each other is the excitement about the details of their lavish wedding, including of course the best thing…
By James Loke Hale

16 Home Decor Items You'll Want To Buy At The Huge Urban Outfitters Sale Right Now

"Cozy" may be a word commonly associated with curling up by the fire and napping the winter days away in warm flannel sheets, but just because it's summer doesn't mean we have to give cozy up yet. And Urban Outfitters is having a home and decor sale …
By James Loke Hale

What These Engineers Are Doing To Make Facebook More Accessible To Visually Impaired Users

For many of us, accessing our favorite social media sites is as easy as opening our browser or mobile app. We log in and expect it to simply work. But for blind and visually impaired users who work with screen reader software, accessibility is far fr…
By James Loke Hale

Meghan Markle Will Make This Subtle Feminist Statement At The Royal Wedding

The royal wedding is tomorrow, and Meghan Markle reportedly intends to make a subtle feminist statement when she enters St. George's Chapel on her way to marry Prince Harry. After Markle said in a rare personal statement from Kensington Palace that h…
By James Loke Hale

5 American Traditions You Might See During The Royal Wedding

The royal wedding is practically here, and everyone is preparing for what possible surprises the day may have in store in the best way they know how — by scouring the internet. With Prince William and Kate Middleton, we all knew to expect a classic a…
By James Loke Hale

Heathrow Airport Will Celebrate The Royal Wedding With Free Cake & Music At These Terminals

If you're traveling through London's Heathrow Airport on the day of the royal wedding, you can expect to be greeted as though you're, well, royalty. According to a press release, Heathrow will be greeting an expected uptick of passengers who arrive o…
By James Loke Hale

This Is How Fighting With Your Partner Can Impact Your Physical Health

Scientists have long had theories about how marriage can affect our mental health, as well as theories about how mental health and physical health are connected. And now a new study from Pennsylvania State University has found evidence that sews thes…
By James Loke Hale

5 Ways To Delete Your Old Embarrassing Tweets

It's a universal truth that social media posts don't always age gracefully. While there's certainly upsides to being able to share our every bite-sized thought instantly on Twitter, there's also downsides, and those include, well, the fact that your …
By James Loke Hale

#MillionsMissing Is Raising Awareness Of This Chronic Illness Through Social Media

You may have noticed the hashtag #MillionsMissing trending on social media, or may have seen some landmarks lighting up blue over the past few days. That's because May 12 is International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Aw…
By James Loke Hale

You Can Now Get A Bathing Suit With Meghan Markle’s Face On It

With the royal wedding officially one week away, there's still time to plan your celebration, and, of course, there are tons of ways to celebrate. You can throw a viewing party, eat some royal wedding-themed foods, have a fundraiser to donate to the …
By James Loke Hale

7 Ways The Royal Wedding Might Honor Princess Diana

The most talked-about wedding of the year is coming up in just a matter of days. That's right, the royal wedding (and its entourage of fancy hats) is right around the corner, and some folks may be wondering how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be …
By James Loke Hale

This Is How Climate Change Is Making Your Allergies Worse — Like, Way Worse

If you've noticed your spring allergies seem a little more...shall we say, enthusiastic, this year, you're not alone. According to recently released data from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the misery we're witnessing right n…
By James Loke Hale

Here's How To Make Sitting On A Plane More Comfortable, According To Experts

I love flying. I do not, however, love how super cramped and achy my entire body gets after even a short flight, and frankly can't imagine what kind of superhuman powers someone who endures long flights on the regular has to possess. But for those of…
By James Loke Hale

The FDA Says There’s A Shortage Of EpiPens In The U.S. & Here’s What You Should Know

Heads up, folks with allergies: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially added Mylan EpiPen Auto-Injectors to its list of drugs in shortage, the FDA announced May 9. Mylan is experiencing manufacturing delays that are straining its …
By James Loke Hale

Millennials Aren’t Afraid Of The Doctor — They’re Afraid Of The Cost Of Care

When I snapped the ACL in my left knee just days before I was supposed to leave home for my final semester of college, my first thought was not about whether or not I could afford the $200 emergency room fee. I was 22 and like many middle-class mille…
By James Loke Hale

This Woman Thought She Had A Super Runny Nose — But It Was Actually Fluid From Her Brain

Look away, fellow hypochondriacs, because it turns out you're totally capable of leaking brain fluid out your nose. A Nebraska woman recently found out that what she thought was a persistent runny nose was in fact a cerebrospinal fluid leak that had …
By James Loke Hale

This New Google Feature Tells You How Much Time You ACTUALLY Spend On Your Phone

These days, there seems to be no end to smartphones' power. They're tiny yet mighty, and while it's pretty great to be able to do practically anything from our mobile devices, that convenience does come with a downside: It's becoming increasingly dif…
By James Loke Hale

Sorry, Friends, But This Is How Much Longer Allergy Season Is Here To Stay

Allergy season sucks. There's no two ways about it. And what's worse is that allergy season hits right as winter tapers off, which means that those of us with seasonal allergies start experiencing the worst symptoms right around the time the warm spr…
By James Loke Hale