I graduated from UofMichigan with a degree in Communications. My biggest passions are writing, reading, and Olympic weightlifting.

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How To Tell If Your Christmas Tree Is Making You Sick

When it comes to my Christmas tree, I thought the only thing I had to worry about was keeping the string lights from setting it on fire. It turns out there's a whole new concern making headlines: Christmas tree syndrome. At first, this got me excited…
By Megan Grant

These "Fingerlings" Toys Are Sold Out Everywhere — And Twitter Is Getting DESPERATE

Readers, young and old, lend me your ears. There's still time to get those holiday gifts requests in; and if your list for Santa is looking a little barren, I've got what you need: teeny, tiny animals that hang from your fingers and even respond to y…
By Megan Grant

Your Artificial Christmas Tree May Be Doing More Harm Than Good

Rockin' around the artificial Christmas tree... Wait, that's not what I meant. O artificial Christmas tree, o artificial Christmas tree... Whatever. You get the idea. This year, I dusted off the box containing my fake tree, assembled it in my living …
By Megan Grant

21 Hashtags You Need To Follow On Instagram, Stat

By now, you probably know how to navigate Instagram like a pro. You follow all your favorite peeps and search your top hashtags like #makeupporn, #foodaddict, and #wanderlust to see the most beautiful travel pics, winter makeup looks, and epic grille…
By Megan Grant

Apparently There Are 3 "Best Ways" To Cut Toast, And The Third Just Tore Twitter Apart

Every now and then, if it was a special occasion or she wanted to be extra fancy, my mom would make me buttered toast sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, and she'd cut it diagonally. Diagonal meant something special. As an adult, I don't dare to cut m…
By Megan Grant

The Quality People Find Most Attractive About You, Based On Your Sign

Have you noticed that a lot of people compliment you on one particular characteristic or personality trait? Maybe it's your charisma or your curiosity, your intellect or your thirst for adventure. For those of us who follow astrology, it all comes do…
By Megan Grant

12 Reasons Why The Holidays Are Actually A Glorious Time For Introverts

Work parties. Secret Santas. Horrific shopping crowds. There's a lengthy list of things introverts hate about the holidays; but believe it or not, it's not all bad news. In fact, there are plenty of things introverts love about the holidays, the chil…
By Megan Grant

These 18 Obnoxious Requests From Wedding Guests Don't Even Sound REAL

Weddings are supposed to be one of the best days ever for the happy couple, which can prove to be challenging if you have dozens (or hundreds) or guests to appease. If you're lucky, everyone will keep their mouths shut, eat their chicken, and at leas…
By Megan Grant

The U.S. Postal Service Needs Your Help To Answer All The Letters For Santa This Year

One of our many holiday traditions is writing a letter to Santa Claus, in the hopes that he'll see it, mark you on his nice list, write back, and bring you all the presents you want and more. Well, the big guy needs a little help responding to all th…
By Megan Grant

Men "Wonder If Hugging Women Is Still OK" — And Twitter Is Roasting Them For It

These are trying times. Twitter is at its wit's end; global warming is changing the face of the planet as we know it; people are melting candy canes on their pizza; and, apparently, men don't know if they're allowed to hug women in the workplace. Th…
By Megan Grant

14 Things You'd Find In Every '90s Home That You'd Never Find Today

Did you ever take field trips in school where you would visit period homes and get to learn about how they lived "back in the day?" Rotary phones, record players, having to do everything by hand — that's how decades before us lived. But what are some…
By Megan Grant

Dads Of Daughters May Become More Politically Extreme, Regardless Of Party

There is no relationship quite as uniquely politicized as fathers with daughters; and if research is any indication, merely being a father of a daughter really can affect a man's political beliefs. According to some data, men with daughters are more …
By Megan Grant

Spotify Made A Secret Playlist Of Your Favorite Songs From 2017 — Here's How To Find It

If we're being honest, a lot of crap-tastic things happened in 2017; at the same time, a lot of brilliant things happened, too — like your Spotify playlist. Want to gather together your favorite jams of the year? If you're wondering how to get your t…
By Megan Grant

This Student Has To Dress Like A Christmas Tree All Month After A Twitter Bet Gone Wrong

People are getting brave on Twitter — maybe a little too brave. First, there was the girl who promised to donate money to a children's hospital for every like and retweet she got... until the tweet went viral and added up to hundreds of thousands of …
By Megan Grant

6 Things Only People Who Have Braved Trader Joe's On A Weekend Understand

There are two kinds of people on this earth: people who shop at Trader Joe's, and people who shop during the weekend at Trader Joe's. If you belong to the latter group, you're part of a special breed of human who can tolerate insane crowds, slow-movi…
By Megan Grant

17 Gifts For Your Brother That Are Cheap, But Still Super Funny

In the life of any person with a brother, there are three great challenges: finding someone to referee your childhood battles over whose turn it is on the computer, calling "dibs" on your leftovers so they don't mysteriously ~disappear~, and shopping…
By Megan Grant

This Ketchup Cup Hack Is Going Viral & You Will Be So Mad You Didn't Know It Earlier

Let me tell you the saddest tale ever: every once in a blue moon, I stop by my local fast food joint and order greasy, salty, delicious, amazing fries. Subsequently, I'm required to use about 300 of those little ketchup cups in order to obtain an ade…
By Megan Grant

The Top Baby Names Of 2017 Are Ridiculously Adorable, Even If You Don’t Like Kids

Every year, Nameberry tells us the most (and least) popular baby names of the year; and the most popular baby names for 2017 have brought us a few surprises. While some of the names are more traditional or have appeared on the top 10 lists for years,…
By Megan Grant

You Need To Try This New Hack For Measuring Out Your Sleep Hours

"Right, if I fall asleep within the next 60 seconds, I can get seven full hours of sleep!" said everyone everywhere. Bad news: you're doing it wrong. According to new sleep research, giving yourself thismuchtime to fall asleep and catch quality ZZZs …
By Megan Grant

Google’s New Tech Alerts You When Someone Looks At Your Phone Over Your Shoulder

If you want to know discomfort, all you have to do is sit on the subway and look at your phone. There is no feeling quite like that of trying to respond to a text message or scroll through your camera roll without the fear of some sweaty person sitti…
By Megan Grant