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).
Latest Articles

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 pr…
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 the…
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 itsel…
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 p…
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, so-…
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 th…
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 a…
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 fro…
By Melanie Mignucci

These Beloved Candy Hearts Might Not Be Around For Much Longer, According To A Report

The best part of Valentine’s Day probably has to be sending and receiving those cheesy, chalky conversation candy hearts. You know, the ones that say “Be Mine” or “Kiss Me” (or, if you train a neural network to auto-generate them, simply “All Hover”)…
By Melanie Mignucci

People Actually Think Jennifer Aniston "Lost" Justin Theroux & The Tweets Are Infuriating

Earlier today, the Associated Press reported that actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were separating after two years of marriage. The reported, which was based on a statement from Aniston’s publicist, read that the decision “was mutual and lo…
By Melanie Mignucci

This Woman Trained An AI To Create Candy Heart Messages & They’re INCREDIBLE

When I was little, no Valentine’s Day was complete without a red box of those candy hearts. You know, the ones that usually say “I <3 U” or “Be Mine” in red ink on a pastel sugar background? Everyone ignores the fact that the hearts actually taste ki…
By Melanie Mignucci

Here's Why You Always Get Teary When The Athletes Walk In At The Olympics Opening Ceremony

They happen every four years (really, every two-ish, if you’re a fan of both Winter and Summer Olympics). The location may change, but we still see the same sports, the same talent, the same level of dogged determination each and every time we the at…
By Melanie Mignucci

A Woman Claims She Had To Flush Her Hamster Down A Toilet After It Wasn’t Allowed On A Flight

A Florida woman has made headlines this week after claiming she had to flush her emotional support hamster down a toilet at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in November, after being misinformed about being able to take the animal on the pla…
By Melanie Mignucci

Meet The Woman Who Rescued 2 Of The Puppy Bowl Pups After Hurricane María

If you, like me, are bored to tears by the Super Bowl (or choose not to watch for ethical reasons), for the last 13 years, Animal Planet has been coming in clutch with the Puppy Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday. If you’ve somehow missed it, the premise is s…
By Melanie Mignucci

I Worked Out Like Meghan Markle & It Was Way More Chill Than I Expected

The royal wedding is just a few months away, and all eyes are on what Meghan Markle is doing to chill out and destress while planning the most-anticipated nuptials of the year. Earlier in January, E! News reported that Markle’s fitness routine incorp…
By Melanie Mignucci

I Tried Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries & They're Going To Be Total Game-Changers

People who know me know that I am very, very, very into Taco Bell. One recent late night, I went to my local ‘Bell for a Crunchwrap Supreme, as one does, and then as I was about to leave, got back in line to get another Crunchwrap for the road, becau…
By Melanie Mignucci