Jessica Learish
A southern girl whisked away to sunny California. Food & beer nerd. Currently eating: Chicken Pho. If it involves ice cream or basketball, I'll probably be there.

Fall Crock-Pot Recipes For Busy Weeknight Feasts

When fall foods start to hit the grocery store shelves, my dinner game gets pretty imaginative. I mean, there's nothing more inspiring than a well-concocted fall feast — I mean, entire holidays are created out of the bounties of the autumn harvest.…
By Jessica Learish

Ranking U.S. Presidents By Temperament

With Election Day upon us, responsible voters are considering every question on their ballots from local elections to ballot propositions to municipal code adjustments, and more. But, as a human with internet, you know that it’s the 2016…
By Jessica Learish

15 Creepy Food Ideas For Halloween

What's up guys and ghouls — October has arrived, and Halloween is only a few weeks away. If you're hosting a Halloween extravaganza or just looking to make your dinner table seasonally spooky in the days leading up to All Hallow's Eve, you should…
By Jessica Learish

10 Ways To Celebrate National Dessert Day

National Dessert Day is upon us, which means you have carte blanche to consume as much sugar as your little frosted heart desires, at least for the rest of this glorious day. If you're in the market for ways to celebrate National Dessert Day, look…
By Jessica Learish

22 Reasons Fall Is Better Than Summer

Call me crazy, but I'm glad summer is finally over. Don't get me wrong — I love the sunshine — but a person can only stand so many consecutive 90-degree days before they start dreaming of all the reasons fall is better than summer. There are many…
By Jessica Learish

10 Feminist Halloween Costumes For Couples

Halloween is swiftly approaching, which means the whole country is about to go full-on Comic-Con in pursuit of fun and Instagram likes. It also means that you are probably brainstorming what you will dress up as this All Hallow’s Eve. If you have…
By Jessica Learish

16 Punny Halloween Costumes That Are Totally 2016

The year 2016 has been, admittedly, kind of a huge mess. Between the cartoonish election cycle and the ridiculous number of untimely celebrity deaths, we need this Halloween to be a lighthearted one. Let's resolve right now to make Halloween 2016…
By Jessica Learish

10 Fall Quotes About Leaves

There are half a million reasons experiencing a rush hour traffic jam in my brain to explain why fall is the best season. The colors of the leaves and the clothes and the sky at sunset are the stuff that keeps my inner hippie very much alive. When…
By Jessica Learish

10 Fall Equinox Facts You Should Know

The astronomical first day of fall, also known as the Autumnal Equinox, is this Thursday, September 22. Common knowledge and a rudimentary understanding of Latin dictate that, functionally speaking, day and night are about the same length and the…
By Jessica Learish

10 Recipes For Celebrating National Guacamole Day

The American people have voted, and I am ready to announce a winner — in a matter so universally agreed upon that no special interest group could stop its celebration, voters have chosen a candidate so obvious not even an extra financial burden…
By Jessica Learish

How To Mute Someone's Instagram Story

Since Instagram introduced Stories, everybody follows that one account that has fully embraced the function. Maybe it's a crush who uses Insta Stories to share his or her gym routines, maybe your boss uses Stories to post a daily waterfall of…
By Jessica Learish

5 Feminist Fantasy Football Team Name Ideas

Fall means one thing for a lot of people — the return of football season, and, more specifically, Fantasy Football. For the uninitiated, each Fantasy sports participant acts as the general manager of an imaginary NFL franchise and drafts football…
By Jessica Learish

How To Autosave Instagram Stories

The features in Instagram's latest update center around improvements to the fun and function of Instagram Stories, and now Instagram allows you to automatically save your published stories to your camera roll if you are so inclined. So, how do you…
By Jessica Learish

How To Change The Text Color In An Instagram Story

There's a new Instagram update in town, and your Insta Stories are about to get that much more colorful. Now, you can change the font color of the text in your stories to any hue you can imagine. So, how do you change the color of the text in your…
By Jessica Learish

Your Tweets Are About To Get A Makeover

There's a big change coming to the world of micro-sharing. Twitter is about to bestow a few extra characters upon us with which to subtweet, humblebrag, and otherwise overshare our snappiest thoughts. But how many characters will tweets have with…
By Jessica Learish

7 'Stranger Things' Halloween Costume Ideas

Netflix’s super successful series Stranger Things is many things — an ode to classic scary movies, an '80s fashion spectacle, and a social media juggernaut. People love Stranger Things, which is exactly why you should probably get on finding some…
By Jessica Learish

How Paralympic Swimmer Mallory Weggemann Won Gold

Imagine walking into the doctor’s office for a routine procedure — one you’ve received twice before without complication — expecting to walk out a couple hours later feeling better only to be transferred to a hospital, permanently paralyzed below…
By Jessica Learish

9 Free Things To Do This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend is about five minutes away, and if you're trying to save some dough or suffering from the rent's-due blues, you may be in the market for some cheap thrills this three-day weekend. And by cheap, I really mean free Labor Day…
By Jessica Learish

Gene Wilder's Last Project Was One For The Kids

The news of Gene Wilder's passing saddened the public on Aug. 29 as the man who many knew as the visionary chocolatier Willy Wonka died from complications of Alzheimer's Disease at 83 years old, Variety reports. The last time we saw Wilder's…
By Jessica Learish

8 Cheap Labor Day Road Trip Ideas

As a post-grad grownup, the cruel reality of a life without summer vacations is somehow highlighted just as much by the giddy back-to-school festivities as it is by the sound of your neighbor's high school-aged children playing video games in the…
By Jessica Learish