Senior Web Culture Editor at Bustle. Recovering nail biter.

12 Best Emojis From The iOS 9.1 Update

The only thing that could possibly save Wednesday from the tedious monstrosity it's designed to be is a batch of new emojis from the iOS 9.1 update. NEW EMOJIS! If I had to choose between having a bunch of sweet-ass new emojis or it magically being…
By Jessica Blankenship

Guess Who Won The Most Twitter Followers Tonight

What's so endlessly wonderful about Donald Trump tweets about the Democratic primary debate is how dependable they are. In a way, you gotta give it up to Trump for knowing how to get maximum visibility out of a debate he's not even a part of: take…
By Jessica Blankenship

The One Tweet Says So Much About The UCC Shooting

Thursday afternoon took a tragic turn when a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., put the school under lockdown, instantly sending the community into a panic. As the fatality count has been confirmed at nine people and the injury…
By Jessica Blankenship

Ahmed Mohamed Appears To Have Joined Twitter

A few days after being arrested for bringing a not-bomb to school, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed appears to have joined Twitter (account not verified, but I'm optimistic). The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed has been trending on the site amid widespread…
By Jessica Blankenship

Woman Gives Birth In Car Like A Boss

Every now and then, a video of a woman giving birth in a car will pop up and they never cease to be incredibly captivating. When you think about it, it makes sense. “Woman gives birth in car" is the perfect intersection of all the things we want…
By Jessica Blankenship

Did Your Instagram Follower Count Just Increase?

Social media users are currently a bit confused (although probably not too sad) after seeing new Instagram followers suddenly appear on their accounts for no discernible reason. The random increase in follower counts seems to have been affecting…
By Jessica Blankenship

Why Scott Disick Is Actually Not The Bad Guy

So it looks like (possibly for real this time) Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick broke up. The Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars’ relationship has been ever-dramatic fodder for tabloid speculation since...forever, but after 3 kids and, like,…
By Jessica Blankenship

The Most Disturbing Baby Videos You'll See

I realize, after having watched this video of babies throwing up in their parents' mouths, that there are exactly two ways you can respond to seeing this unholy shitshow: You can be horrified and scarred, or you can think it's absolutely delightful.…
By Jessica Blankenship

Whoa, Did SCOTUS Shame Single Parents?

A really good thing happened today. The Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, effectively bringing marriage equality to all 50 states. Everyone is celebrating (OK, not everyone) as one of the most embarrassing, glaring…
By Jessica Blankenship

Scalia Dissent Memes Are Already Taking Over

You guys. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is mad about the Supreme Court ruling marriage equality a constitutional right. Like, he's real mad. As if Obamacare being upheld wasn't enough to supremely bug him, Scalia delivered quite the dissent…
By Jessica Blankenship

7 Reasons You Should Definitely Eat Your Placenta

Before I got pregnant, like most unbearable little know-it-alls, I had a lot of ideas about what being pregnant and what giving birth is like, along with many expectations about the kinds of choices I would make about that whole deal once I was…
By Jessica Blankenship

Lena Dunham And Josh Duggar Are Very Different

When Lena Dunham’s book Not That Kind Of Girl came out last year, all media more or less came to a screeching stop to discuss whether or not something in the book — Dunham’s account of an experience she had as a seven-year-old with her then…
By Jessica Blankenship

Is Kim Kardashian Naming Her Baby "South West"?

Well, I have to applaud you on your speed, Internet, if not your originality. Kim Kardashian naming her baby "South West" is the almost assuredly not-at-all-true-but-funny-to-imagine joke that the good people of Twitter can't get enough of. You guys…
By Jessica Blankenship

When Is Kim Kardashian's Second Baby Due?

Kim Kardashian is pregnant with her second baby — finally! But when is Kim Kardashian's due date? As revealed in a teaser leading up to Sunday’s mid-season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the reality TV star and wife of Kanye West (maybe…
By Jessica Blankenship

John Kerry Breaks Leg In Bike Accident

John Kerry has broken his leg in an accident while biking outside of Geneva. The Secretary of State, 71, is in Switzerland participating in nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister. Kerry is said not to have lost consciousness in the incident and…
By Jessica Blankenship

Matt LeBlanc Singing Joey's Songs From 'Friends'

Since the series ended in 2004, Friends fans have been fixated on one single, rabid, unattainable, beautiful dream: a reunion. We will likely never stop asking if a Friends reunion is going to happen. Which, when you think about it, is merely an…
By Jessica Blankenship

What Is The Royal Baby's New Name?

So she's been born, but what is the new Royal Baby's name? Now that Kate Middleton has given birth to her second child with Prince William on Saturday, May 2 at 8:34 a.m. British Summer Time, the only thing anyone cares about is finding out what…
By Jessica Blankenship

Was Pashupatinath Temple Damaged In Earthquake?

On Saturday morning, a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, devastating the capital of Kathmandu, and causing incalculable damage to homes and businesses. Early estimates approximate this weekend's colossal quake could have resulted in at…
By Jessica Blankenship

Support For Jenner On Social Media Is Overwhelming

With Bruce Jenner's announcement on 20/20 with Diane Sawyer that he is “for all intents and purposes…a woman," social media came alive with an earth-shaking energy, all focused on pouring out as much support as possible onto the Olympic gold…
By Jessica Blankenship

Hillary Clinton Memes Have Obviously Taken Over

As you might expect, the Internet handled the announcement that Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2016 the same way it handles...well, anything: It memed the hell out of it. Sure, the news that the United States might be well on its way to…
By Jessica Blankenship