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Meghan Markle's "Get Ready" Playlist For Her Wedding Is The Ultimate In Chill Jams

If you were about to marry a literal prince, what would you listen to while getting ready for your wedding? Calm down mantras and soothing waterfall noises? Beyoncé’s entire repertoire playing simultaneously and blasting at full volume? The sound of …
By Mia Mercado

People With Alcoholism May Experience Higher Dopamine Levels At The Expectation Of A Drink

A new study published in the scientific journal Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging suggests a family history of alcoholism affects dopamine release in the brain. According to the results, people whose families have a histo…
By Mia Mercado

Twitter Is Calling Out The "Asian Hair Streak" Trope In Hollywood

How do you show a character’s personality in a movie? Perhaps through things like the choices they make or their unique dialogue or the way they interact with others, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case for characters of color. As some p…
By Mia Mercado

Negroni Cocktails Come In 4-Packs Now — Here's Where You Can Get Them

Friends and fellow countrymen of the internet! I bring good news: Negroni season is upon us. If you’re asking yourself, “Who or why or what is a Negroni?” Allow me to enlighten you in an easy and palatable way: negroni is a delicious, summer-y cockta…
By Mia Mercado

'The Walking Dead’ Released 3 Wines Inspired By Badass Women On The Show — And One Is Rosé

Whether you’re looking to pour one out for your favorite fallen characters or you’re simply seeking a particularly ~*undead*~ way to get tipsy, the new The Walking Dead-inspired wines are for you. In partnership with AMC, Lot18 has created three wine…
By Mia Mercado

The Museum Of Ice Cream Is Opening Its Own Pint Shop — And This One Is Permanent

If you’re a fan off all things twee and Instagrammable, you’re going to want to listen up: the Museum of Ice Cream is launching "The Pint Shop," a grocery store-inspired exhibit where you’ll also be able to buy the Museum of Ice Cream’s newly launche…
By Mia Mercado

7 Weird Diseases You Can Get From Your Cat

Cats are gross. Yeah, yeah — they are cute and adorable, too, but let’s talk about how gross they are. In addition to the fact that they proudly parade around your home with their exposed butthole, intentionally placing it on all your most-used house…
By Mia Mercado

14 Memes & Tweets About Rosé Season That Will Make You Feel Seen

What pairs well with rosé? Aside from everything? Because it’s 2018 and our obsessive love of all things millennial pink knows no bounds, there are plenty of ways to pair your rosé. There is rosé alfredo. We’ve got rosé-inspired pink cheese. And for …
By Mia Mercado

How To Talk To Your Parents About Your Mental Health, According To An Expert

As you get older, there are certain subjects that may be difficult or uncomfortable to talk about with your parents; mental health should not be one of them. Learning how to talk to your parents about mental health is not only good for your relations…
By Mia Mercado

13 Fake Hashtags For The Royal Wedding That You'll Wish Harry & Meghan Used On Twitter

We’ve got pretty much all the details for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding: the where (St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle), the when (May 19, 2018), the why (because love and to fulfill our American princess fantasies but mostly lo…
By Mia Mercado

Here's What You Need To Know About The Man Officiating The Royal Wedding

We’re at T minus ten days until the Royal Wedding, not that you’re keeping track. (...or have two different calendar alerts set or have been prepping your body’s American sleep schedule to be up in time for the event.) One of the most important peopl…
By Mia Mercado

How To Talk To Your Friends About Your Mental Health

Trying to understand your own mental health can be difficult in and of itself, let alone figuring out how to talk to your friends about mental health. However, having that support system can not only help in your mental health journey, it can strengt…
By Mia Mercado

There's An Avocado-Themed Music Festival Coming & The Instagram Opps Will Be Endless

Friends, we have reached peak millennial. Or maybe just peak 2018. At the very least, we’ve reached peak avocado. For those of you who can’t get enough of the green, pitted fruit — yes, avocados are technically a fruit — allow me to introduce you to …
By Mia Mercado

Ritter Sport Made Chocolate Infused With Hemp & It Actually Sounds Delicious

If there’s anything people love more than chocolate, it’s chocolate that is also attached to some kind of gimmick. Gimme those gimmicky chocolates. In honor of 4/20 (AKA the weed holiday), German-based confectionary brand Ritter Sport sold limited-ed…
By Mia Mercado

John Legend Is Going To Be An Google Assistant Voice, So Now You Can Ask Him ANYTHING

If the thing that’s been stopping you from buying a Google Home is fact that the voice of the Google Assistant doesn’t sound like it’s played Jesus from a production of Jesus Christ Superstar or won any Grammys, time to fork over that $99. At yesterd…
By Mia Mercado

The CDC Just Issued A Warning About Ticks & Mosquitoes You Need To Read Before Summer Starts

Right as the weather has started getting nicer, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released a report saying tick- and mosquito-borne diseases are rapidly increasing in the United States. Ah, nature: sometimes it is beautiful and sometimes it is…
By Mia Mercado

Scientists Named A Water Beetle After Leonardo DiCaprio, So He Made It His New Profile Pic

You deserve news that is good and pure today. So, here you go. Have this delightful piece of news about a newly discovered water beetle named after Leonardo DiCaprio. Oscar who? Golden Globe what? The most prestigious award in entertainment is to hav…
By Mia Mercado

The Boy Scouts Just Officially Changed Its Name To Drop The Word “Boy”

In a historic move for the organization, the Boy Scouts of America are changing their name to Scouts BSA. Announced on Wednesday, the name change is an effort to be more gender inclusive as girls will also be allowed to join the program for the first…
By Mia Mercado

Tabasco's Newest Hot Sauce Is So Gloriously Extra That It Costs $35

Have you ever looked at a bottle of hot sauce and thought, “This is great, but I wish it were much more extravagant for no reason.” Fear not, my fancy friends, because Tabasco just released a new Diamond Reserve Hot Sauce, and it is spicy extravaganc…
By Mia Mercado

Disney Just Opened A New Toy Story Land & The Pics Are A ‘90s Baby DREAM

If you were looking to fill your daily dose of nostalgia, I’ve got just the thing. Disneyland Shanghai opened Toy Story Land to the public today, and the pictures make it look exactly as magical as we’ve all hoped. If you ever wanted to step inside y…
By Mia Mercado