Mehak Anwar
Mehak is a college student in Boston but will always be a West Coast girl at heart. Her interests include feminist theory and racial politics, the Kardashians, defending Starbucks over Dunkin, and being a dog person.
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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Smartphone Could Do

There's a reason smartphones are called smartphones, and in 2016 that reason is pretty darn clear — these devices can do a lot. But besides reminding us of our doctors appointments, assisting with workouts, and showing us where mysterious Pokemon lur…
By Mehak Anwar

10 Need-To-Know Instagram Terms

Language is constantly shifting and evolving, and with the near-constant addition of different social media networks to our day-to-day lives, language can become even more complicated. Each different social networking app has its own lingo, so if you…
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How To Turn Your Smartphone Camera Into A Pro Tool

Although smartphone cameras aren't quite yet capable of all the magic that can happen with a DSLR, there are lots of ways to turn your smartphones into professional cameras: Plenty of attachments, apps, cases, and additional tools exist that will boo…
By Mehak Anwar

How To Get More Snapchat Views

In a world where social networks like Snapchat are starting to dominate the way we communicate, being a social media wizard for your platform of choice — or all platforms, if that's how you roll — is a skill worth having. If you had to pick one socia…
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7 Game-Changing TED Talks About Relationships

Most people have some sort of relationship with someone out there, whether it's with friends, parents, professors, sock monkeys, or significant others. Sometimes, these relationships can be fraught with complications and hard to understand — but luck…
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10 Funny Google Product Easter Eggs

I like finding secret tricks and hidden features on the internet as much as the next gal, which is why I've spent countless hours of my life trying to discover as many Google product Easter eggs as I can. You might already be familiar with the concep…
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Here's What We Should Talk About After Orlando

On Sunday morning, a man opened fire inside a gay nightclub in Orlando called Pulse, where over 300 people were celebrating Pride Month. He killed 49 people and injured 53 more in the deadliest mass shooting perpetrated by a single individual in U.S.…
By Mehak Anwar

TED Talks That Will Change Your Ideas About Love

If there's one thing that everyone loves, it's love, and what better way to celebrate love than watch TEd Talks about love? Whether you're into the science of love, the mathematics of love, or how love and literature connect, there's sure to be a TED…
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10 Inspiring South Asian People To Know About

If you've ever watched television, you've seen probably South Asian people represented almost entirely as stereotypes: Cab drivers, terrorists, shop keepers, or just the weird dude with the weird name and the weird accent. But it only takes a little …
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How To Use Snapchat Replay

If you're on Snapchat, you're all too familiar with the feeling of receiving a snap so short but so interesting, important, or hilarious that you just need to watch it again. When the snap disappears, it's like losing a part of your soul or going thr…
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15 Graduation Gifts For Feminists Of Color

Graduation season is upon us, so if you're close with someone who's graduating, chances are you'll want to pick up a graduation present for them to congratulate them. But while there are tons of generic presents floating out there for high school and…
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The One Way Your iPhone Can Affect Your Health

If you're like most people, you probably carry your phone with you wherever you go, whether it's in your pocket, your purse, your backpack, or one of those fancy wallets sized to contain smartphones. If this sounds like you, you might be excited to l…
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How To Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone Camera

As Apple continues to update its iOS and new iPhones are being released with better specs each year, iPhone photographers everywhere are celebrating their favorite device's camera's quality. They've got good reason to, as well: Professional photos an…
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TED Talks To Help You Rethink Sex And Sexuality

Sexuality is an incredibly broad topic; subtopics within sexuality can range from sexual orientation to marriage and infidelity to desirability and love. With so much to learn about, what better way to do it than by watching as many TED Talks about i…
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The Strangest Cults You've Never Heard Of

If you're like me, you have a relentless fascination with cults. It's not unusual for humans to be obsessed with cults and cult history, but there's no denying that some get more airtime than others. That leaves strangest cults no one has ever heard …
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5 Issues You Didn't Realize Are Feminist

When we talk about feminism, a few different topics come to mind: Body positivity, abortion, sex positivity, and LGBTQ rights, to name a few. But there are a lot of issues you didn't realize are feminist beyond the ones we discuss most often, and it'…
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5 Feminist Ways To Celebrate Earth Day

Each year, April 22 marks the anniversary of Earth Day, an event which began in 1970 as a way to talk about environmental concerns, protest all the harm being done to our planet, and promote conservational efforts. So, as we get ready for the event t…
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5 Fitbit Hacks To Up Your Fitness Game

Wearable tech has been steadily gaining momentum for the past several years, and in our app-driven, smartphone-fueled world, that includes devices geared towards gracking out health. After the first Fitbit debuted in 2008, high tech health and fitnes…
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How To Use All The Instagram Editing Tools

There's a saying that has become particularly relevant in the age of smartphone cameras: "Everyone's a photographer." While some people may push back against this idea, the democratization of the art form is undeniable — which is why it's so useful t…
By Mehak Anwar

5 Little Ways You May Perpetuate Rape Culture

In our present society, there are a lot blatant of tropes, behaviors, and traditions that perpetuate rape culture: The idea of a sleeping beauty, dads who maintain the idea that women can be owned, and men not taking "no" for an answer, for example. …
By Mehak Anwar