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).

Why I Love The Gmail Smart Replies Everyone Else Seems To Hate

Picture this. You work at the computer. (OK, you’re probably reading this while you’re at work, on the computer, so you know the drill.) Out of the corner of your eye while you’re scrolling through Twitter, you notice the number of unread emails…
By Melanie Mignucci

These Hacks Will Help You Free Up Space On Your iPhone For iOS 12

This year’s Apple Keynote brought iPhone-havers extremely exciting news: the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max will be the next evolution of your handy iPhone. The Apple Watch series 4 will also deliver some cool new features, such as fall monitoring…
By Melanie Mignucci

Merriam-Webster Just Added Latinx & Over 800 Other Words To The Dictionary

Anyone else get incredibly frustrated by that little red squiggle underneath words you use on the daily? For some of your go-tos, that may soon be a thing of the past. Merriam-Webster added 840 new words to its dictionary as of September 2018,…
By Melanie Mignucci

Carbs Are Not Your Enemy — Please Stop Treating Them That Way

Most people would agree, in 2018, that diet culture is pretty toxic. Where 20 years ago, you couldn’t escape hearing about Atkins, South Beach, or other infamously low-carb diets, today you have influencers Instagramming photos of their artfully…
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Meet The Woman Who Uses Bread To Create Art

A well-baked loaf of bread is a thing of beauty. From the perfectly structured crust to the fluffy, tender interior, tearing into a baguette, a boule, or a brioche is a viscerally human experience — an experience as closely associated with literal…
By Melanie Mignucci

Jessamyn Stanley Takes Back Yoga For Every Single Body

Yoga gives you a "yoga butt." Yoga is what women do to get thinner. Yoga is about weight loss. Sure, these are unhealthy stereotypes associated with yoga and other wellness practices, and they're certainly not reflective of reality. But proclaiming…
By Melanie Mignucci

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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