Mika is a half-Japanese writer and poet. Her byline can be found in Bitch Media and online in The Dime Show Review. The love of her life is an 85-pound American bulldog named Titan.

Amazon Quietly Launched A Tool That’s Basically A Dating App For Shopping

In case you needed another way to spend all your money on Amazon, the company is now testing a new tool to make it easier to find things you didn't know you needed. According to Vox, Amazon Scout will help you find new products to buy based on your…
By Mika Doyle

Science Says This Simple Trick Can Help You Become A Happier Person

A great evening out with friends. That amazing vacation you wish you could take again. Having a truly delish meal at a restaurant you’ve never tried before. Those feelings of happiness sometimes seem so fleeting that it's no wonder that people are…
By Mika Doyle

Target Just Dropped A Ton Of Cheap Homegoods For Fall — Here Are The 15 Cutest Ones

Prepare your wallets. It's now going to be harder than ever to get out of Target without spending way more than you intended when you stepped through those red double doors. Target has launched its new home products for the fall, and there's so much…
By Mika Doyle

Researchers Found A Way To Objectively Measure Unequal Treatment

A new paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that discrimination may be predictable, according to researchers from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business. Ming Hsu, associate professor at…
By Mika Doyle

Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Teens Are At Higher Risk Of Substance Use, A New Study Finds

According to a new study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, researchers from Oregon State University found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths are at a higher risk of substance use compared to their heterosexual peers. And not only are…
By Mika Doyle

Here’s How To Get The Flu Shot If You Don’t Have Insurance

Every year experts say that the best way to keep from getting sick from the flu is to get vaccinated, but not everyone has health insurance to cover the vaccine. Does that mean those people just go without preventive care? No way. Everyone should be…
By Mika Doyle

A Vet Explained What Happens When Pets Get Put Down & It Broke The Internet’s Heart

Animal lovers know the lifespans of their non-human kiddos are preciously short. Like a blink-and-you-missed-it moment of bliss that’s over before you know it. It’s no surprise, then, that a viral tweet about having to put pets down broke the entire…
By Mika Doyle

Chrissy Teigen Says Eating Her Placenta Helped Her Avoid Postpartum Depression

Awesome human and the internet’s bestie Chrissy Teigen recently opened up about her journey with postpartum depression during her first pregnancy in a candid op-ed in Glamour. Never one to shy away from the harder parts of life, Teigen talked about…
By Mika Doyle

BPA-Free Plastics Might Not Be As Harmless As You Think, A New Study Says

All these labels on everything from plastic water bottles to food containers to that cute coffee tumbler at your local café tout that they’re “BPA-free.” But are BPA-free plastics healthier? Well, not necessarily according to a new study published…
By Mika Doyle

Science Says This Is Why Some People Always Seem To Have A Cold But Not Others

As you stock up on cold supplies every year while your friends are out having fun without you, do you wonder why do I always have a cold while no one else seems to? A new study published by Yale researchers in Cell Reports might explain why you keep…
By Mika Doyle

Instagram Will Now Show Hashtags Related To Opioid Use To Help People Get Support

Instagram has launched a new feature that uses hashtags to provide substance use support services to its community. According to Mashable, now when users search for opioid-related hashtags, Instagram will direct them to get help for substance use,…
By Mika Doyle

The FDA Just Issued A Major Warning To Juul Labs & Other E-Cig Companies

Federal regulators may pull vaping devices off the market if manufacturers don’t do more to stop minors from using their products. The FDA warned Juul labs and other e-cigarette makers that children and teenagers continue to use their popular vaping…
By Mika Doyle

Your Daily Probiotic Might Not Be Working As Well As You Think, According To This Study

You hear all the time you’re supposed to eat yogurt or take probiotic supplements to boost your digestive health, but how effective are probiotics really? Well, according to Forbes, new research featured in two papers published in the journal Cell…
By Mika Doyle

Miss Michigan Used Her Miss America Introduction To Make A Subtle Comment About Flint

Emily Sioma, AKA Miss Michigan, only had a few precious seconds of airtime to introduce herself during Sept. 9's Miss America Pageant, but, wow, did she use it. She could have talked about her achievements, as many of the contestants typically do,…
By Mika Doyle

11 Weekend Self-Care Playlists To Help You Keep The Sunday Scaries At Bay

Now that the week is over, it's time to take a breath and make room for some weekend self-care. If it feels a little self-indulgent to give yourself some me-time, remember that taking time for ourselves actually prevents us from getting burned out,…
By Mika Doyle

Doing Yoga Can Help With These 11 Health Conditions, According To Science

Although yoga originated as a spiritual — rather than a physical — practice rooted in Indian philosophy, health experts have done a wealth of research to find out what health conditions doing yoga can help with. Because yoga is typically a…
By Mika Doyle

The Germiest Place In The Airport Probably Isn’t What You’d Expect

It’s been a bad news week for airplane travel. As if getting through the airport wasn’t stressful enough, now a study has found the germiest place in the airport, right on the heels of news that passengers were quarantined after landing at JFK…
By Mika Doyle

Cheddar's New Show Celebrating Millennial Women & Money Is Essential Viewing

Girl bosses everywhere are getting a TV show just for them. Cheddar, the post-cable TV network founded by Jon Steinberg, who serves as a Bustle Digital Group board member, is launching a new weekly program called ChedHER. The new show will be full…
By Mika Doyle

Here’s What You Should Know About Coming Down With The Flu On A Plane

Getting sick while traveling can ruin the best-laid plans. And with flu season just around the corner, you might be concerned about catching any unwanted germs during your next flight. But can you get the flu on a plane? After hearing Wednesday…
By Mika Doyle

Here’s Why You’re Hearing About “Sober September” All Of A Sudden

Another end-of-season health reset is trending, and this one might feel like déjà vu if you’re familiar with Dry January. While Dry January marks the start of a new year, its fall counterpart Sober September marks the end of summer parties and the…
By Mika Doyle