Melanie Mignucci
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Associate Lifestyle Editor at Bustle. Small boricua. I cover race, social justice, identity, mental health & women's health (and sometimes tech, too).

Red Bull Makes Organic, Caffeine-Free Sodas — Here’s What They Taste Like

Even if you’re fully committed to the sparkling water life, there’s no denying that sometimes, you want something a little bit sparkly and a lot bit sweet. Enter Organics by Red Bull, a new line of organic sodas from the maker of the cult fave…
By Melanie Mignucci

All Furniture At Urban Outfitters Is Up To 40% Off Right Now — But You Have To Shop Today

If you're in the market for some seriously Instagram-worthy home goods, I've got good news for you: All of Urban Outfitter's furniture section is on sale for up to a casual 40 percent off today — but literally, just for today. (I guess this might be…
By Melanie Mignucci

Facebook Is Making It Easier To Find Mentors In Groups You’re Already Active In

Finding a mentor is extremely freaking tough, no matter what field you’re in. You not only have to identify someone whose career you admire, but typically, those people tend to be really, really busy — and taking on a mentee might not be super high…
By Melanie Mignucci

A HUGE New Study Says Literally Just Walking Can Help Give Your Mental Health A Boost

It’s a common, if not always super welcome, piece of advice: that exercise is pretty good for your mental health. Studies consistently confirm the link between even small amounts of physical activity and better mental health, though exercise isn’t…
By Melanie Mignucci

We Asked 584 Women How The Conversation Around Mental Health Needs To Change

It’s hard to talk about mental health. Period. Though stigma around mental illness is nowhere near as bad as it once was, talking about mental health in an informed, empathetic, and non-judgmental way requires a ton of vulnerability — but only…
By Melanie Mignucci

This New Instagram Tool Will Tell You EXACTLY How Much Time You Spend On The App

How many times during the day do you catch yourself tapping to open up Facebook, only to realize you just closed out of it two seconds ago? What about looking up from letting your Instagram Stories autoplay to find out that you’ve been watching them…
By Melanie Mignucci

Marie Kondo Just Came Up With A Seriously Chic Way To Help You Stay Organized

When Japanese lifestyle guru Marie Kondo's book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, was published in 2011, it quickly became a bestseller, transforming legions of people around the world into devotees of her tidying technique-cum-life…
By Melanie Mignucci

You Can Apply To Be A Paid “Snoozetern” At This Mattress Company

Do you love sleeping? Since you obviously answered “yes,” because sleep is the best thing on earth, I have one heck of a job listing for you: Mattress Firm is hiring a “Snoozetern” — that’s a paid, part-time intern role where you’d literally get to…
By Melanie Mignucci

This Is Why Everyone’s Drinking Oat Milk All Of A Sudden

Here in New York, it’s prime iced coffee season. And in the year 2018, the caffeine-obsessed and dairy-free among us have more options than ever before with which to dilute our cold brew. Soy and almond milk are now available in nearly every grocery…
By Melanie Mignucci

Here's What To Say To Someone If You Think They May Be At Risk For Suicide

Death by suicide is an impossibly painful topic to discuss. This week, we have seen the passing of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain, sparking an important conversation about how to look out for the warning signs of suicide, and how to…
By Melanie Mignucci

Prince Harry Handpicked Flowers For Meghan’s Bouquet — And They Include A Tribute To Princess Diana

If you weren’t already misty about the eyes while watching the live-stream of the royal wedding, get your tissues out: according to a statement from Kensington Palace, Prince Harry handpicked the flowers for Meghan Markle’s bouquet the day before…
By Melanie Mignucci

This Speaker At The Royal Wedding Read Off An iPad & Twitter Was Shook

Everyone was anticipating the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to be ultramodern — after all, it is 2018. Where tradition was broken at almost every turn — for the better — new traditions were also forged. And during the ceremony…
By Melanie Mignucci

How To Make Your Own Royal Wedding Cake That's Just As Good As Harry & Meghan's

Wedding season 2018 is kicking off with perhaps the most exciting nuptials in modern memory — the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. In a few short days, the world will be watching as Markle and Harry (no legal last name — the man’s a…
By Melanie Mignucci

This Summer, I’m Not Drinking Rosé-Flavored Anything — Here’s Why

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, argues Juliet of Romeo’s Montague parentage. But what about rosé? Rosé has been the beverage of peak summertime for the past few years: with its millennial pink maceration, its singular drinkability,…
By Melanie Mignucci

Here’s How 4 Mexican-American Women REALLY Feel About Cinco De Mayo

By now, it’s more or less understood that Cinco de Mayo isn't celebrated in Mexico the same way it is in the states. In Puebla, the central Mexican state between Mexico City and Veracruz, the day is widely celebrated as the anniversary of the Battle…
By Melanie Mignucci

Desiree Linden Says This Is The One Thing She WON'T Think About During A Race

Desiree Linden is very excited to take a vacation. After becoming the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years on April 16, the 34-year-old Olympian tells Bustle she’s really looking forward to “staying up late, and [doing] all…
By Melanie Mignucci

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About CBD, The Cannabis Compound That Doesn’t Get You High

We’re currently experiencing a golden age of stress-management. Whether in response to the results of a particular election, or ever-onward trudge of climate change, or just, like, everything, the market for effective, natural stress remedies is at…
By Melanie Mignucci

This Is How Your Life Changes When You Quit Facebook, According To 4 People Who've Done It

After revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining firm with links to the Trump campaign, allegedly harvested the personal data of over 50 million Facebook users without permission, many people across (other) social media sites shared…
By Melanie Mignucci

14 Millennial Pink Things From IKEA You Won’t Be Able To Resist Buying

As I write this, I'm sitting on a millennial pink claw-foot chair on loan to me from my grandmother, drinking coffee out of a millennial pink mug, with a palo santo stick burning on a millennial pink ceramic dish on my side table. Suffice to say I'm…
By Melanie Mignucci

Pottery Barn Just Launched A Collection With Lilly Pulitzer & I Want EVERYTHING

When I was growing up in Connecticut, there was nothing cooler than Lilly Pulitzer. Her iconic vernal patchwork, in bright pinks, Kelly greens, and lemon yellows, was the light summertime quilt of my preppy upbringing; one simply did not graduate…
By Melanie Mignucci