Maddy Foley
Maddy Foley is a New York-based, Midwestern-born writer, bookseller, farm grrl and glitter expert. Currently at Columbia University's School of Journalism.

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How To Free Space On Your iPhone For The New iOS Update

After months in beta testing and an official introduction at Apple's annual "special event" on Sept. 12, the iOS 11 update is finally being released to the very eager public this afternoon. If you don't have the minimum amount of GB of space on your …
By Maddy Foley

How To Celebrate The First Day Of Fall

The shelves may be overflowing with Pumpkin Spice products and the first few seasons of Gilmore Girls may be streaming from, like, 90 percent of our generation's Netflix accounts, but still — fall hasn't officially started. The weather may be chilly …
By Maddy Foley

Occulation Is Gonna Shake Up Your Astrological World

On the evening of Sept. 18, as the cooler weather of fall creeps in and Halloween grows ever closer, those of us in the earthly realm will bear witness to a rare celestial occurrence: the occultation of three planets and a star. But, what exactly is …
By Maddy Foley

A Harry Potter Documentary Is Coming This Fall To Join The New 'History Of Magic' Book

The Harry Potter fandom has been buzzing for months about the upcoming Harry Potter exhibition, opening in October at the British Library. But for those who can't quite make it across the pond, the BBC has announced a companion "Harry Potter: A Histo…
By Maddy Foley

The iPhone's Animoji Update Will Be Available This Year, But When?!

When Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage in the new Apple Campus' Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA on Sept. 12, he was joined by millions of anxious tech nerds live-streaming the event from across the globe. Amongst the day's most notable introdu…
By Maddy Foley

The iPhone X Can Recognize Your Face When You Look At It, But It’s For A Good Reason

The future, the one that filmmakers and comic book writers in the 1950s imagined for our decade, might finally be on its way. In their annual September Keynote address on Sept. 12, Apple announced the addition of facial recognition recognition softwa…
By Maddy Foley

Apple Just Announced The Release Date For iOS 11, So Mark Your Calendar

Ah, September — the air cools, the leaves change, and tech nerds around the world wait breathlessly for the annual Apple keynote address, during which the company announces its latest round of technology innovations. Following Apple's official introd…
By Maddy Foley

This Is Not A Drill: Pumpkin Spice Oreos Are Back

The air is crisp, school is beginning to get back in ession, and leaves are turning hues of gold and red and orange. But, it can be difficult to determine when the change of seasons actually takes place — I mean, the fall equinox on Sept. 22 seems pr…
By Maddy Foley

This Hermione-Inspired Campaign For Gender Equity In Education Needs Your Help

Potterheads know this to be true: a wizarding world without Hermione is not a world at all. Like, it ceases to exist. This year, as witches, wizards and muggles everywhere head to school, the Harry Potter Alliance will launch a new gender equity in e…
By Maddy Foley

"Beauty Queens" Is The All-Female "Lord Of The Flies" That Already Exists

Scott McGehee and David Siegel of Warner Bros. announced their plans yesterday to adapt William Golding's 1954 novel Lord of the Flies in a new film, with one key difference: the school boys stranded on an island would be replaced with girls. But Bea…
By Maddy Foley

Here's Which Halloween Candies Are Totally Dairy-Free

Consuming copious amounts of sugar is one of the hallmarks of Halloween. But for those with food allergies or dietary restrictions, partaking in the candy tradition can be marred by anxiety. So, for those amongst us who don't consume dairy, you might…
By Maddy Foley

20 Or So Dead GoT Characters Are Still Alive In The Books, Says George RR Martin

If asked to described the aesthetic of HBO's Game of Thrones, the majority of fans would almost certainly include words like "gore," "violence" or maybe just "blood." Now in its seventh season, the show, based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire a…
By Maddy Foley

Missing The Eclipse? These Time-Lapse Videos Are Like Experiencing It All Over Again

When The Great American Eclipse swept through the continental United States on Aug. 21, it felt, for a few hours, like the whole country had been put on pause as millions turned their attention to the sky. But if you missed the eclipse, or just wante…
By Maddy Foley

It Could Take Days For Solar Eclipse Vision Damage To Appear

The Great American Solar Eclipse plunged a huge portion of the United States into darkness today and more than a few folks may have risked glancing up at the sun without the proper protective gear. So, if you're one of those folks, you might be wonde…
By Maddy Foley

Uses For Your Solar Eclipse Glasses After The Eclipse

Demand for them may have been through the roof, like, yesterday, but now that The Great American Solar Eclipse has come and gone, your eclipse glasses are not so necessary. So what can you do with your solar eclipse glasses now that the eclipse has c…
By Maddy Foley

People In The Path Of Totality Are Sharing Stunning Images Of The Eclipse & Twitter Is Freaking Out

The day is finally here: The Great American Solar Eclipse is happening and it's blowing peoples' minds. Missing out on the action? Check out these Twitter reactions from peoples along the path of totality. It'll almost be like you're there. Sort of. …
By Maddy Foley

When You Should Plan On Watching Monday's Solar Eclipse

The current news cycle may be saturated with horrific tragedies and frankly terrifying hypotheticals, but there is one story that has continued to tread water: The Great American Solar Eclipse. So when can you see the total solar eclipse in 2017? Thi…
By Maddy Foley

Here's How Long You'll Be Able To See Monday's Solar Eclipse

It's been in headlines for months, and people have been making plans for view it for years. But, considering it's so anticipated, it's worth asking how long the 2017 solar eclipse is — because, shocker, it's a lot shorter than you may realize. On Au…
By Maddy Foley

Author Celeste Ng's Resistance Is Fueled By These 4 Books By Women

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educating themselves and others on the issues, or otherwis…
By Maddy Foley

If You’re A Foodie, You Should Download These Apps Immediately

If you're what can be classically referred to as a "foodie," you don't just like food — you love it. You live for it. You want to marry it, if it were legal. You love food! So, why shouldn't you boost your foodie lifestyle into the 21st century? Answ…
By Maddy Foley