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This Is How Much Your Fave '90s Items Cost On eBay

If you’re looking for an excuse to finally sort through that storage container of childhood toys at your parents’ house, here’s one that could score you a little extra cash: some of your favorite ‘90s toys could actually be worth something now. But h…
By Mia Mercado

Here's Why Women Are Calling Out "No Bra Day" On Twitter

Not that many of us need an excuse to not wear a bra, but Friday, October 13, is “No Bra Day.” Taking place in the middle of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “No Bra Day” is a social media campaign which encourages women to go braless—sharing photos ac…
By Mia Mercado

Someone Tried To Mansplain Indiana Jones's Costume To The Actual Costume Designer

Mansplaining is perhaps the world’s most cringeworthy form of expression. If you need evidence of that, look no further than this guy who tried to mansplain Indiana Jones’s costume to the costume designer herself. If it weren’t so awful, the succinct…
By Mia Mercado

An Asteroid Came So Close To Earth That NASA Tested Its Planetary Defense System On It

While you were fast asleep in the wee hours of the morning, an asteroid flew pretty close to the Earth. At 1:42 a.m. ET today, the small asteroid the size of a house (...yes, NASA considers those “small”) passed Earth at a distance of about 26,000 mi…
By Mia Mercado

Over Half Of Millennial Women Have Received Unsolicited NSFW Pics

If you are an 18- to 34-year-old woman with a phone, chances are at some point in your life you’ve been sent a naked photo from a dude. A new survey from YouGov, an internet-based market research company, found 53 percent of millennial women have rec…
By Mia Mercado

This Viral "Hack" For Not Sexually Harassing Women Involves Your Fave, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Avoiding accusations of workplace sexual harassment seems to be the goal among many who don’t really understand the problem in the first place. For those still unsure about how to treat their (namely female) coworkers in a way that isn’t harassment, …
By Mia Mercado

The Hamburger Helper Twitter Account Just Annihilated This Bro Who Made A Sexist Joke

It’s a tale as old as time. Some dude tries to make a bad joke on Twitter and the internet goes, “NOPE PASS.” This time, however, the one leading the resistance was none other than the official Hamburger Helper brand account. Yes, Hamburger Helper ca…
By Mia Mercado

This Woman Took Selfies With Her Cat Callers For A Month & Now She Wants You To Send Yours In, Too

What do you do when someone catcalls you? I, personally, often partake in the Grimace Method™, in which I scowl aggressively at the person and then go tell my feelings to some chicken nuggets. One woman is choosing to fight back with a photo, taking …
By Mia Mercado

You Can Help Puerto Rico By Eating At One Of These 150 Restaurants On World Food Day

When tragedies happen, it’s hard not to feel helpless, to want to find ways to help Puerto Rico while wondering whether there is anything impactful you can individually do. Thanks to a group of chefs and restaurants throughout the United States, ther…
By Mia Mercado

That Viral Pro-Anorexia Sweater Has Opened A Necessary Dialogue On Mental Health & Humor

Yesterday, Amazon came under fire after people noticed one of its vendors selling an “Anorexia Styling Hoodie”, which many argued trivializes eating disorders and makes light of an already heavily stigmatized conversation. The sweatshirt, which is st…
By Mia Mercado

This Woman Wears A Necklace Made Of Her Labia For An Empowering Reason

When 29-year-old model and fitness blogger Tracy Kiss needed surgery to ease vaginal discomfort, she decided to turn pain into beauty in the most literal sense. Using excess tissue removed by her doctor, Kiss created a wearable necklace from her labi…
By Mia Mercado

You Officially Have Two Days Left To Apply For The Obamas' Fellowship Program

If you’ve ever dreamed of working with the Obamas, here’s your chance: The Obama Foundation is currently seeking fellowship applicants for their inaugural program group. Any civic-minded individuals who want to “inspire and empower people to change t…
By Mia Mercado

A Restaurant Tried To Lure In Customers With A "Joke" About Domestic Violence

If you’re looking for a place to direct all your frustrated groaning today, look no further than this restaurant sign making an offensive domestic violence joke in order to promote a cheap lunch deal. Ribs and Bibs, an American-style restaurant in Be…
By Mia Mercado

Only 78% Of Democrats Agree White Privilege Exists, And The Republican Stats Are Much, Much Worse

How do you address a problem that people don’t agree exists? Perhaps, first by looking at who appears to be in disagreement. Today, Pew Research Center released a new study about Americans' views on white privilege, looking at whether people think wh…
By Mia Mercado

This Woman Says Her Boyfriend Won't Propose To Her Until She Gets "Fit"

What do you do if a partner wants you to lose weight? How about if they want you to lose weight in order to get married? In a recent Reddit thread, one woman shared that her boyfriend refuses to propose until she “gets fit,” asking fellow Redditors, …
By Mia Mercado

A Blogger Shared A Selfie From The Day Before Her Suicide Attempt To Break This Mental Heath Stigma

The face of mental health issues takes many forms. Simply put, there is no “right way” to appear depressed. The notion that someone doesn’t outwardly “look suicidal” isn’t just incorrect; it’s invalidating and harmful. One woman is working to combat …
By Mia Mercado

Here's Why You Should Stop Hoping For Trump To Get Banned On Twitter

Is there anything Trump can tweet that could effectively get him kicked off of his favorite social media platform? According to Twitter, probably not. In a recent series of six tweets, the company’s official public policy team explained why Trump wil…
By Mia Mercado

7 Signs You're Not In The Right Career, According To Experts

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Mia Mercado

Watching British People Implode Over The Fact That U.S. College Students Share Dorm Rooms Will Make Your Week

School is pretty much back in full swing for students everywhere. Syllabuses have already disappeared into the depths of backpacks. Studying, homework, or the procrastination of both has certainly already begun. Students are starting to get settled i…
By Mia Mercado

Please Do Not Be One Of The People Who Dresses In This "Border Patrol" Costume For Halloween

Halloween is a time for all things spooky and scary. Like ghosts and goblins and people being weirdly okay with showing off how racially insensitive they can be. One store in New York City is apparently helping encourage the latter by selling “Agent …
By Mia Mercado