In addition to Bustle, Natalia's writing and personal essays can also be seen in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, MSN, xoJane, Scary Mommy, Elite Daily, the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, Marie Claire UK, Purple Clover, HelloGiggles, The Daily Dot, and Simplemost, among other publications. She’s currently living abroad, which you can read more about on Facebook: Nomadic Natalia.

9 Tips For Staying Positive During The Holidays When You’re Single And Don't Want To Be

“Easy” is not a word that most people would use to describe dating. Plus, if you’re proactively looking for a relationship, it may sometimes feel like everyone is coupled up except for you. And, with holiday cheer and mistletoe around every corner,…
By Natalia Lusinski

How I Cope With Grief Over The Holidays After My Grandma's Death

“Nat, if you run down the hall, you can still catch him,” my 93-year-old grandma said to me from her hospital bed. “Who?” I asked. “My new doctor,” she said. “He’s a very good-looking young man. He reminds me of my George Clooney.” She had a thing…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Women Describe The Childhood Food That Helped Shape Their Identity

When you think about your childhood, you may have stronger memories of certain foods more than others. For instance, maybe you had your mom’s chicken noodle soup every Friday night, or your dad’s signature tacos. Then again, there were also your…
By Natalia Lusinski

A New Study Reveals Why You Feel So Anxious When You're Hungover

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it also means that parties are, too. Oftentimes, alcohol goes hand-in-hand with them. While you may know that alcohol is a depressant, there’s also a link between alcohol and anxiety. And, a new study…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Holiday Gift Ideas For Someone You Just Started Dating

Gift-giving around the holidays can be challenging. After all, it’s a fine line between giving the person something nice, but also useful. And if you're trying to figure out what to give someone you just started dating, you may be stumped: What’s…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Was The Most Popular Word Used In Tinder Bios This Year

Dating profiles are made up of more than just someone’s cute photos — there’s the whole bio section, too, where you can try to sell yourself to potential matches. While some people skip writing a dating bio altogether, others fill it in with a few…
By Natalia Lusinski

15 Tips For Coping With Grief, Especially Around The Holidays

Holiday cheer is in much of the air these days, but it’s not a happy time of year for everyone, especially if certain loved ones are no longer in your life, such as parents, grandparents, or an ex. So, when it comes to coping with grief during the…
By Natalia Lusinski

15 Women On How They Cope With Grief Around The Holidays

Although the holidays are an exciting and relaxing time for many people, others don’t look forward to them as much. If you’re coping with grief around the holidays, it may not be your favorite time of year. After experiencing such a big loss,…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Ways To Actually Save Money During The Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, which is exciting but may also make you nervous, at least financially speaking. Though you may be looking forward to spending time with family and friends during the holidays, as well as having time off, it…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Ways To Save Money On Travel During The Holidays, According To Experts

Although it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also a pretty pricey time of the year. Once you add up the cost of going home for the holidays, from flights to parking, not to mention what you spent on gifts, all of it starts to add…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Last-Minute Hacks For Saving Money Before The Holidays

With the holidays coming up, you may be looking for last-minute ways to save money, whether you want to spend it on gifts, traveling home, traveling someplace, you name it. After all, now’s the time of year that you probably overspend more than you…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Non-Binary, Gender Fluid, & Transgender Folks On Dealing With Toxic Family Over The Holidays

You or someone you know may not look forward to going home for the holidays. After all, not everyone’s family resembles a picture-perfect one that you may see on TV or in movies: Your family may not approve of your career, lifestyle choices, your…
By Natalia Lusinski

What 8 Women Who Had Miscarriages Want You To Know

Even though not everybody openly talks about them miscarriages are more common than you may think. Michelle Obama recently revealed that she’d had a miscarriage when trying to become pregnant, and then used in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Women Reveal Their Best Strategy For Dealing With Toxic Family Members Over The Holidays

When it comes to families, there are several variations of the quote that you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. Regardless, you may find yourself still seeing your family over the holidays, even though they’re toxic and you…
By Natalia Lusinski

15 Things To Say To Relatives Who Ask You Why You're Single Over The Holidays

You go home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, a family member’s birthday party, or what have you, and everyone’s having a great time catching up with you. Mid-everyone laughing, maybe your aunt or uncle blurts out, “So why are you still single?!”…
By Natalia Lusinski

Why We Need To Continue The Conversation Around Miscarriages After Michelle Obama's Revelation

Miscarriages affect more women than you probably know, but not everyone readily talks about them. And Good Morning America on Friday, Michelle Obama revealed that she’d suffered from a miscarriage in the past and conceived her daughters through in…
By Natalia Lusinski

Bumble Just Launched A Genius New Way To Meet Your Matches IRL

The main point of using dating apps is to connect with somebody, then meet them in person. Easy, right? Well, not quite. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s fallen into the pen-pal trap, when you and a match communicate so much, but you never end up…
By Natalia Lusinski

23 Women Reveal How Much They Really Spent on Holiday Gifts For The People In Their Lives

The holidays are usually one of the most expensive times of the year. While some people save up all year for December gifts and make elaborate spreadsheets, others shop last minute, without really having budgeted in advance. You probably know people…
By Natalia Lusinski

How To Support Your Partner If They Lose Their Job, According To Experts

Losing your job is tough, especially if it happens suddenly. Whether it’s your dream job or an interim one, you’ll probably experience many emotions if you’re suddenly let go — anger, frustration, worry, second-guessing yourself and your job skills,…
By Natalia Lusinski

Pandas Serenade Each Other Before & During Sex, Just Like We Should All be Doing

Among humans, there are all sorts of mating rituals — perhaps your partner will surprise you with a romantic date or an out-of-town trip. But, there may be a cheaper option that gets the job done, and it’s an idea inspired by pandas. A new study has…
By Natalia Lusinski