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.

The FDA Just Approved The First Birth Control App As A Form Of Contraception

On August 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the U.S.’s first birth control app as a form of contraception, Natural Cycles. It’s only available in the U.S. and in Europe, and is also the only digital method of birth control. Instead…
By Natalia Lusinski

These Are The 9 Most Common Reasons "Perfect Relationships" Fall Apart

At some point, you may find yourself in a seemingly perfect relationship — but then it falls apart. At first, you may think that you could, or would, never break up with this person. But the more you and your partner get to know each other, the more…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Differences Between Accepting Your Partner & Tolerating Them

Regarding romantic relationships, you may accept certain traits about your partner while only tolerating others. Of course, it helps to understand the differences between accepting and tolerating your partner in order to make the…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Expert Tips For Making Moving Less Stressful

When it comes to moving apartments or houses, most people probably wouldn’t have it on their list of top 10 favorite things to do — or even on their list of top 100 things to do. Aside from being stressful, it’s expensive and time-consuming, not to…
By Natalia Lusinski

Here’s How To Know If Your Partner Is Emotionally Cheating On You

When it comes to cheating, you and your partner may define it one way whereas another couple may define it another way. Of course, it’s best to determine — in advance — what constitutes cheating. There’s physical cheating, but then there’s emotional…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Beach Towns Where Everyone's Swiping Right On Tinder This Summer

With summer in full swing, dating’s in full swing, too, especially when it comes to dating app usage. While you may think everyone’s swiping right wherever you are, Tinder just revealed the most right-swiped summer towns of the season, so if you…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Signs *You* Are The Toxic One In A Friendship

Some friends are better for you than others — you can tell them anything, you can be yourself around them, and they’re there for you unconditionally. However, other friends may not be as good an influence and may do more harm than good. In other…
By Natalia Lusinski

15 Signs You Had An Emotionally Abusive Parent But Didn’t Know It

Everyone is raised in different types of households, from single-parent ones to blended families. While you may think you had a healthy upbringing, you may actually have had an emotionally abusive parent but didn’t know it at the time. Perhaps there…
By Natalia Lusinski

12 Ways To Break The Ice On A First Date With Someone You've Never Met Before

In this day and age, when you tell a friend you’re going out on a first date, there's a good chance it's with someone from an dating app. Although you and the person have likely been messaging back-and-forth for a while — and have maybe even had a…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Surprising Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

If you’ve ever had insomnia, you know how frustrating it is not being able to fall asleep. Plus, all the pressure — you need to be up soon for work and really want to sleep more than just a few hours. Aside from the exhaustion factor, there are many…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Women Describe Exactly What Self-Love Means To Them

When it comes to self-love, you can’t have enough; in other words, you need a strong sense of self-love before you can love others. Of course, different people have different definitions of what self-love means to them. Someone may define self-love…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Things Experts Say You Should Never Do When You Can't Sleep

As tempting as it may be to reach for your phone or Kindle when you can’t sleep it’s the last thing you should be doing, according to several sleep experts. As you can imagine, the light from these devices suppresses melatonin, the hormone that…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Insomnia Cures That Actually Work, According To Former Insomniacs

No one likes having insomnia, whether you have trouble falling asleep or fall asleep just fine, but then wake up in the middle of the night, wide awake — you may want to sleep but your brain wants to do anything but. Luckily, however, there are…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Expert Ways To Fall Back Asleep If You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night

There’s nothing more frustrating than falling asleep… only to wake up a few hours later. Whether it’s from insomnia or other factors, there are reasons that some people cannot sleep through the night. Of course, there are ways to get back to sleep…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Questions To Ask A Therapist To Help You Get Over Your Ex

While some breakups are easier to move past, others are harder to recover from. You may try various coping and self-care strategies, from seeing friends more to focusing on something you’ve been meaning to do, like hiking every morning before work.…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Ways To Survive Summer Wedding Season Without Going Completely Broke

Summer means one thing: lots of weddings. Even though you may want to attend all of your friends’ weddings, not to mention their engagement parties, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties, soon, the price of doing so really adds up. But, according…
By Natalia Lusinski

The Surefire Way To Tell If You're ACTUALLY Feeling Chemistry On A Date

Dating is all about connecting with somebody, and some dates are naturally better than others. For instance, as much as you think you and a Tinder/Bumble/Hinge/insert-other-dating-site-or-app-here person connected online, connecting in person is a…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Summer First-Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Drinking

When it comes to dating, particularly first dates, “going out for a drink” is an easy go-to idea. However, if you don’t drink, there are still plenty of first-date ideas that don’t involve alcohol. After all, people have many reasons for not…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Date Ideas That Are Fun For Both Introverts And Extroverts

You’re dating and met someone you really like… however, then you realize your idea of a fun date is different than theirs. Perhaps you’re an extrovert and they’re an introvert, or vice-versa. Many such couples have successful relationships, but it’s…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Summer First-Date Ideas That Are Way More Fun Than Just Grabbing A Drink

With summer here, it’s the perfect time to date, too. If you’re looking for first date ideas in the summer, there are an endless number of things you can do. While “grabbing a drink” may be a known first-date activity, with the warm weather now, you…
By Natalia Lusinski