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 Boundaries Experts Say You Should Have With Friends At Work

Although it may be fun to become friendly with your co-workers, it's still important to make sure there are certain boundaries in place. After all, you may vent to your best friend about your latest date, but does your supervisor really need every…
By Natalia Lusinski

6 Unexpected Signs Your Irritability Is Actually A Greater Mental Health Issue

Everyone gets irritable from time to time, but some people may more often than others. Of course, many things cause irritability, from lack of sleep to lack of food and energy. But sometimes, it may mean something else, and there are certain signs…
By Natalia Lusinski

6 Signs You’re Ready To Move In With Your Partner That Have Nothing To Do With Saving Money

At some point, you may be ready to move in with your significant other — you’re in love, spend 24/7 together, and, financially, it makes sense to pool your money together to pay one rent or mortgage, not two. But when’s the right time to move in…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Fun Fall Date Ideas To Try This Month

With autumn in full swing, it’s an ideal time for getting to know someone and cozying up to your date in the process. After all, fall is the season of pumpkin spice lattes, cooler temperatures, and Halloween — all followed up by finally using the…
By Natalia Lusinski

The Age To Get The HPV Vaccine Was Just Increased — And It's A Big Win For Sexual Health

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a very common sexually transmitted infection (STI) made up of more than 150 related viruses. It is so common, in fact, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that approximately 14 million Americans —…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Things Doctors Want You To Know About PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder among women that you may be familiar with — whether you have it or you know someone who has it. But sometimes the facts on PCOS get confusing. For example, PCOS was recently a storyline in This…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Common STI Can No Longer Be Cured With Just One Dose Of Medication

Certain STIs may make news headlines more than others: herpes, HPV, syphilis, and so on. However, there’s one that’s known as being the most common curable STI, yet it barely seems to be on anyone’s radar — trichomoniasis (aka trich). And now, a new…
By Natalia Lusinski

These Are The Most Ridiculous Things Women With PCOS Were Told By Their Doctors

When diagnosed with an illness, even if you have some of the symptoms, doctors may be unsure of their cause. Such is the case when it comes to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), too, an endocrine disorder that affects women of reproductive age.…
By Natalia Lusinski

5 Sex-Positive Advocates Who Are Fighting Against The Stigma Around STIs

Despite the messages we get from our sex-negative culture, it's easy to think sexually transmitted infections (STIs) won’t affect you. But STIs can affect anybody — they don’t discriminate. At first, getting an STI diagnosis can be scary,…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Sites, Podcasts, & Books To Check Out When You're Looking For STI Support

If you’re diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you may feel many things — scared, ashamed, embarrassed, alone, etc. — and that's due to the strong stigma surrounding STIs. However, there is no reason to feel any of those…
By Natalia Lusinski

Facebook Dating Just Launched — But There's A Catch

The moment many people have been waiting for is here: Facebook Dating has launched … in Colombia, at least. Back in May, it was announced that Facebook would be starting a dating platform within its social media platform. But, just because it’s…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Reasons Experts Say You Should Never Loan Money To Your Significant Other

While money issues are a natural topic in romantic relationships — who pays for what, how you’ll split the rent or mortgage, and so on — they can also be a point of contention. For instance, maybe you and your significant other get an apartment…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Things Experts Say You Must Do If You Loan Someone Money

It could happen to anybody: they find themselves short on rent one month when they get laid off from work and their temp job paycheck is not going to cut it. Do they max out their credit cards? Beg their landlord to pay late? Borrow money from a…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Ways To Stay Connected If You & Your Partner Go To Sleep At Different Times

Everything may be seemingly perfect in your relationship with your significant other except for one thing: You go to bed late and they go to bed early — or vice-versa — so where’s the happy medium? Whether you and your partner have different bed…
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's How Your Period Is Different When You're On Hormonal Birth Control

Under the category of “things that women have to deal with but don’t love,” periods would probably make the top 10. For some people, a period involves painful cramps, mood swings, migraines, acne, and more — making it the not-so-great "time of the…
By Natalia Lusinski

Literally Anyone Can Get An STI — And It's Time We Start Talking About It

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), although there are a lot of statistics out there, there are also a lot of myths. Whether the myths come from a lack of sufficient sex ed in school, rumors from friends, or stigma, they all do…
By Natalia Lusinski

23 Women Reveal How They Tell A New Sexual Partner They Have Herpes

Telling a partner that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as genital herpes, may not be easy, but it’s necessary. But, when getting to know a new partner, revealing your STI status isn’t as simple as revealing your favorite place…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Is The Most Common STI In America — And Men Can't Get Tested For It

You’ve likely heard of the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. While both women and men can be vaccinated against it, the virus can only officially be detected in women, not men. If you're wondering why men can't be tested for HPV — yet —…
By Natalia Lusinski

How To Ask Someone To Pay You Back Without Being Awkward

Money matters can be complicated, especially when it comes to loaning someone money. Whether it’s a friend who forgot their wallet when you went to dinner or a friend who was suddenly laid off and is short on rent, it may be hard to say no if they…
By Natalia Lusinski

These Are The 5 Most Popular Jobs Among Young People

Maybe it's easy to assume other millennials work in the same industry as you, like entertainment (in L.A.) or in finance (in New York City). But millennials are now the ~largest generation~ in America. Yep, they'll make up more than one in three…
By Natalia Lusinski