Madeleine Aggeler
Lifestyle News Writer. Former Peace Corps Volunteer. Big fan of puppy gifs.

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Why This Man's One Question To People Who Are Anti-Abortion Is Going Viral

Patrick S. Tomlinson has a question for you. Last week, one of the science fiction author's Twitter threads went viral for undermining a central argument against abortion: That life begins at conception, therefore, a human embryo is the same as a hum…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Scientists Discovered A "Moon Cave" That We Could Possibly Live In One Day

Let's be honest, humans have made a pretty big mess of Earth. We consume a devastating amount of natural resources, allow a tiny elite to control huge portions of global wealth while most people struggle through poverty, threaten each other with nucl…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Here's Why Some People Are Putting VapoRub On Their Vaginas — Even Though It's Dangerous

It's hard being a vagina. They do so much for us — they help guide our menstrual flow, give us sexual pleasure, and occasionally serve as baby highways, guiding fully formed humans from their mother's womb into the big, scary world — and what do they…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Sorry, But That Viral Tweet About The College Student Failing His Midterms Is Fake

On Thursday night, the people of Twitter were on a mission: To find Taiwan Jones, the Howard University student who reportedly failed his midterm, according to a series of viral tweets. Earlier that day, Roy Handy, a photographer from Atlanta, tweete…
By Madeleine Aggeler

The One Tonsil Stone Removal Video That Will Make You Regret Ever Being Born

To some people's delight, and other people's abject horror, extraction videos have become an internet phenomenon. Whether you like them or not, videos of pimples popping, blackheads emerging, and ingrown hairs being yanked from anonymous swaths of fl…
By Madeleine Aggeler

This Vinyl Box Set For Planned Parenthood Is The Perfect Feminist Holiday Gift

As an organization with the gall to focus on sexual education and women's reproductive rights, Planned Parenthood has long been a favorite target of conservative lawmakers and activists eager to shut it down. But never has the threat against the grou…
By Madeleine Aggeler

29 Million Of These IKEA Dressers Are Being Recalled After 8 Children Died

Nearly a year after furniture giant IKEA issued a major recall of its chests and dressers, another toddler was crushed to death by an unsecured IKEA dresser. Two-year-old Jozef Dudek died in May, after a Malm dresser in his parents' room fell on top …
By Madeleine Aggeler

No, Dressing Up Like Donald Trump For Halloween Is Not Funny

Halloween is just a few more planning weeks away, and a lot of us are desperately trying to come up with the most funny/creative/timely costume possible. If I had to guess, most Halloween parties will feature at least 12 witches, seven cats, three Bl…
By Madeleine Aggeler

8 Halloween Costumes You Might Not Realize Are Actually Racist

Hi, friends, thanks for joining me. Please, take a seat. Now, I know Halloween is around the corner, and you're all excited. I've seen the spooky memes, and witch references, and the GIF of that pumpkin guy dancing in a graveyard. But before you stoc…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Custom-Fit Condoms Are Now A Thing, & They’re A Huge Win For Sex Positivity

Many people have a love-hate relationship with condoms. They're one of the only forms of contraception that guards against most sexually-transmitted diseases, but some say they can be uncomfortable, ill-fitting, and decrease sensation during intercou…
By Madeleine Aggeler

That House The "Watcher" Left All Those Creepy Notes For Is Officially Back On The Market

What do you look for in a family home? A quiet neighborhood? A good school district? His and her sinks? If you're answer was "six bedrooms, a two car garage, and a psychopath stalker," you're in luck! The infamous "Watcher House" in Westfield, New Je…
By Madeleine Aggeler

This Cheese Advent Calendar Is The Only Thing You Need On Your Christmas List

Fall is here, which means some enthusiasts (and Mariah Carey) have already begun planning for Christmas. While most of us can't even begin to start thinking about the winter holidays until after we have finished observing the High Holy Fall holiday (…
By Madeleine Aggeler

This Girl's Answer To A Sexist Homework Question Made Her The Hero Of The Internet

There's an old riddle that goes something like this: A boy is in the car with his dad when there's a terrible accident. The man dies, and the boy is rushed to hospital, but when he's wheeled into surgery, the surgeon says, "I can't operate on this bo…
By Madeleine Aggeler

This Is What People Envy Most About You, Based On Your Sign

For skeptics, zodiac signs reveal one thing about them, and one thing only: the time period in which they were born. For the believers, a person's star sign can reveal almost everything about them, from what their strengths and weakness are, their li…
By Madeleine Aggeler

If You Don’t Think Taking Columbus Day Off Is A Big Deal, Read This

On Monday, Oct. 9, schools and offices across the United States will be closed for what is sometimes called Columbus Day. Increasingly, communities across the country have moved to replace the holiday with Indigenous Peoples Day to honor those who su…
By Madeleine Aggeler

A Woman Reported The Same NSFW Picture To Twitter 3 Times, But Got 3 Different Responses

It seems that Twitter is no closer to fixing its online harassment issues than it was before. On Thursday, writer Maura Quint shared screenshots of three different responses she got from Twitter after she reported a user who sent her dick pics from t…
By Madeleine Aggeler

The Speculum Is Finally Getting A Redesign So You Won't Dread Every Visit To The Gyno

Finally, after 150 years of uncomfortable gynecological exams full of cold prongs, painful stretching, and repeated commands to "scootch down," the speculum is being redesigned. For those of you who don't know what a speculum is or who, like me, hav…
By Madeleine Aggeler

15 Women On How They Fight The Feeling That They Aren't Good Enough

Last week, a Reddit user called SparkyP asked a question all of us have struggled with at one point or another. "I've been feeling absolutely worthless, ugly, and doomed lately, like I'll never be good enough for anyone or anything and that nothing I…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Burger King's 'IT' Commercial Shades McDonald's With "Never Trust A Clown" Slogan & People Are Lovin' It

There is nothing better than a good feud — the colorful insults, the passive-aggressive shout-outs, the opportunity to extensively debate which side you're on. History is chock-full of fantastic rivalries (Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr, Bette Dav…
By Madeleine Aggeler

The 6 Reasons Why You're More Tired In The Fall (And How To Counteract Them)

Fall is finally here, the most glorious time of year! Leaves are turning, the weather's finally cool enough to break out your favorite sweaters, and indoorsy types such as myself can finally stop pretending we enjoy lounging in the sun. (It's sweaty!…
By Madeleine Aggeler