Melanie Kozak
Melanie is about to graduate from the University of Maryland with degrees in women's studies and journalism. She's just a small town girl living in a lonely world who can't afford a train ticket so she's stuck in Maryland. She enjoys writing about social justice and culture. Hobbies include food, friends, fishing and feminism.... and alcohol.

What To Do To Sleep Better

Ever dream of that perfect night's sleep? Or maybe you can't be dreaming of one because you're not sleeping to begin with. Well, thankfully, this infographic from housewares company Moshells can teach you how to become a successful sleeper. And even…
By Melanie Kozak

How This Couple Met, 'Drunk History'-Style

On Sept. 6, 2015, comedian-magician Justin Willman and photographer Jillian Sipkins got married. Like many couples, they didn't want to spend their entire reception recounting the "Tell us how you first met!" story — so instead, they made a video to…
By Melanie Kozak

10 Hacks For Better Cell Phone Reception

Losing cell phone service is a bummer, especially when you're 164 weeks into someone's fascinating Instagram feed. Wouldn't it be great to be able to beat the "dead zones" and learn how to not lose cell phone service? Well, a new video from Grant…
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The New Polaroid Camera With Ink Free Printing

The days of Polaroid cameras are not dead. In fact, they're better than ever, thanks to a shiny new device that just dropped: The Polaroid Snap camera prints photos without ink, giving you the immediate gratification for which Polaroids are known…
By Melanie Kozak

Is This Taco Bell's Version Of The Double Down?

Between all-day McDonald's breakfast, the Burger King Peace Burger, and Chipotle planning to start delivering to a whole bunch of college campuses this fall, it's been a big week for fast food news. And now we've got something new to add to the…
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What Embarrassing Thing Is Your State Searching?

We've all Googled some bizarre, embarrassing things; for me, it's mostly just been the lyrics to songs I've apparently been singing wrong for the last 10 years. But hey, the good news is that if you've ever Googled something weird, you're not alone:…
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Will These Tips Help You Live Longer?

Who doesn't want to live forever? Unfortunately modern science hasn't been able to tell us the secrets to immortality yet — but luckily some of the oldest people on the planet have shared their secrets wtih Glamour about what it takes to live a long…
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The McWhopper Is On An Important Mission For Peace

When it comes to rivalries, there are many historic examples that come to mind: The Hatfields versus the McCoys; Coke versus Pepsi; MTV versus actual music; and, of course, Burger King versus McDonald's. But now, it seems that last pairing might be…
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Get A Personal Pep Talks At The Click Of A Button

Next time you're feeling so down that not even the best Kelly Clarkson song can improve your mood, check out the Pep Talk Generator, a creation of the women collective Babe Vibes. Whether you want to admit it or not, we all talk to ourselves. It…
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Why High School Sports Teams Matter For Girls

Cleats and sneakers are going to be the new shoes of choice for high school girls in New York over the next few years: According to WeNews, the New York Department of Education has vowed to add almost 500 new sports teams, the majority of them…
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How To Get Sonic Slushes Super Cheap Today

It's summer. You're hot. It's gross. So obviously you want something cold and full of sugar. Well, good news: Sonic slushes are just 79 cents on Wednesday, August 19 (that's today, people!). That's right — for less than a dollar, you can change your…
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Would You Eat A Pink Sandwich?

Well, there's no gentle way to put this, so I guess I'll just come right out and say it: There are now pink buns at KFC China. You heard me. You now have the option of getting a piece of the Colonel's good stuff on a sandwich bun that looks like…
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Finally, All The Emoji We Could Ever Need

You know when you really want to express yourself — like really speak your mind — but you just can’t seem to find the right emoji for the job? Well, the Randemojinator has the answer: It can generate randomized emoji by mashing together the best…
By Melanie Kozak

This Bike Is "Unstealable"

Bike thieves are, hands down, the worst kind of people — especially when your bike is locked up and they still find a way to take it or a part of it anyway. Why? Why would you only take part of a bike? That makes no sense. But thankfully the first…
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These Travel Videos Inspire Serious Wanderlust

I'm a victim of wanderlust — though mainly for the "lust" part right now, since I'm still in the process of saving up for my future jetsetting self. Since I can't actually hit the road yet, though, I'm glad other people are documenting the outcome…
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We're About To Shoot WHAT Into Space?

Space: The vast, beautiful foreverness which holds all of the answers and questions of the meaning of our creation. Am I the only one that thinks it's missing something? Something like, maybe, whisky? Well, worry no more: Suntory Holdings, a…
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We've All Had These Awkward Moments At Work

There are a lot of times during the day I feel like a terrible person. When I let my alarm go off 10 times and it inevitable wakes up my roommate, to accidentally cutting someone off in traffic because, hey, I gotta make my exit — yup. Terrible…
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Coffee And Other Things That Boost Brain Power

Would I stop drinking coffee if I found out it was bad for me? Probably not. But, would I drink more if I found out it was actually beneficial to my health? I'm not sure, but it would definitely give me a good excuse to do so. According to a recent…
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When Is The Best Time To Hit Up Your Fave Shop?

If you're like me, every piece of technology in your life is constantly asking you to update one thing or another. Well, yesterday Google released an update that you'll actually appreciate. You can now use Google to determine the best time to visit…
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This Retirement Home For Dogs Will Melt Your Heart

Did you know that there's a retirement home for dogs? Because there is. National Geographic recently did a profile on the House with a Heart Senior Pet Sanctuary in Gaithersburg, Md., and it totally melted my heart and it melted my heart. Nearly…
By Melanie Kozak