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 has a Ph.D. in couch-surfing (from when she paid student loans versus rent), which you can read more about on Facebook: 52 Weeks, 52 Couches.
Latest Articles

The 3 Emojis Singles Hate The Most On Dating Apps

Emojis seem to be *everywhere* these days, from conversations between friends in texts and Facebook messages to conversations with strangers on dating sites and apps. And why not, right? They’re cute, informative, and if you’re short on time, they ca…
By Natalia Lusinski

The Best Way To Resolve Arguments With Your Partner, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

Like it or not, conflict is part of every type of relationship — with friends, loved ones, and people in between. However, depending on how well you know the person you’re in a disagreement with, the better you’ll know how to handle it. And astrologi…
By Natalia Lusinski

A New Male Contraceptive May Prevent Sperm From "Swimming" — At Least Temporarily

As science continues to advance, so, too, does the idea of a male birth control pill. Various researchers have been trying to create a male oral contraceptive for a while now. The latest? A potential male contraceptive pill that may prevent sperm fro…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Is The #1 Topic Singles Are Most Tired Of Discussing On Dating Apps

When it comes to online dating, not only is matching with someone key, but so is the conversation. In addition to conversation starters, conversation topics are just as critical, and there are certain conversation topics that daters are tired of talk…
By Natalia Lusinski

The 9 Most Common Recurring Relationship Issues That Healthy Couples Have — And How To Fix Them

No relationship is without conflict, whether it’s a romantic one or between family members or friends. After all, even though you may feel you know somebody so well — you can read their every thought and want — experience reveals that that’s not nece…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Women Reveal The Exact Moment They Knew They Had To Dump Their Partner

One moment, everything may be wonderful in your relationship; the next, something can happen and that’s it — you know it’s over, or about to be. Of course, other times, you may ignore signs and red flags that the relationship is not headed in the dir…
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Hacks That Will Make Your First Day At A New Job So Much Easier

Starting a new job can be nerve-racking, and the first day of that new job can be the worst. However, there are ways to make it the best, once you have some tips on how to do so. The key is knowing some first-day hacks when you start a new job. “Hav…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Ways To Attract “The One” Into Your Life, According To Religious Leaders

While some people say you’ll just know when you meet “The One” — it’ll be an indescribable feeling you’ll have — others say there is more to finding your match. But what do those who work with couples who've found "The One" every single day think it …
By Natalia Lusinski

These 3 Myers-Briggs Types Are Most Likely To Cheat In Relationships

When it comes to romantic relationships, you may wonder if certain types of personalities are more prone to cheat than others. Of course, you probably don’t set out to date someone who cheats, and people who cheat probably do not intend to either. Ho…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Tips For Saving Money For Your Summer Vacation, Even If You're Starting From Scratch

With spring finally here, that only means one thing: It’s time to really start saving up for a summer vacation. Maybe you started to set aside money last year, but then the holidays came around, so you stopped… and haven’t started again. But, with su…
By Natalia Lusinski

What It's Like Getting Dumped For The First Time, According To 11 Women

No one likes to get dumped. After all, you may think things are going well with the person you’re dating, and then BAM. It’s over. Sure, there may have been a few warning signs here and there, but you didn’t think they’d cause a breakup. Maybe the pe…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Is EXACTLY What To Say If You Want A Raise, But Aren't Sure How To Ask For One

You may have a job you love, though it may also come with some challenges, such as office politics or having to work a lot of overtime. While you don’t think those are too big a deal, something else may be — asking for a raise. You flash back to your…
By Natalia Lusinski

5 Zodiac Signs Whose Love Lives May Face Trouble In April

Mercury retrograde is happening right now — no wonder your life may feel off, right? As Mercury zooms past the Earth, it creates a lot of havoc in some people’s lives, including their love lives: They may feel unbalanced right now, too. Luckily, this…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Women Reveal The WEIRDEST Place They've Ever Had A Date

When it comes to dating, you probably have plenty of stories about dates gone wrong. Just like a person might be different when you’re on a date with them, where they take you may be "different," too — meaning, it was the weirdest place you’ve had a …
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Things Couples Who Last Have In Common

When it comes to relationships, you may wonder what makes couples work. In other words, what makes some stay together for decades, through good times and bad, and others not? You can probably tell a happy couple apart from a not-as-happy one — what d…
By Natalia Lusinski

Tinder's New Feature Lets You Show Off Your Personality In 2-Second Video Clips

Although many dating apps may seem the same, they all have differentiating characteristics, too, which makes it fun to try out different ones. For instance, with dating app Happn, you can leave a voice recording for a match, and, on Bumble, you can s…
By Natalia Lusinski

15 Signs You Need A Career Coach, According To Experts

Are you happy with your job? You may think your job or career is just fine, but there are many signs you need a career coach. Sometimes, it's to help you rewrite your resume. Other times, it's to get more clarity about your long-term career trajector…
By Natalia Lusinski

Here's The Important Personal Relationship You're Probably Overlooking — But Shouldn't

When you think about your personal relationships, you may be overlooking one key one: money. And, TBH, your relationship with money should be one of the most important ones you have. Just like any other kind of relationship, you can have ups and down…
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Women Share The One Sex Tip They Swear By

When it comes to sex, the more advice, the better, right? Even if you think you know everything there is to possibly know when it comes time to being intimate with someone in the bedroom — or your sex location of choice — there's always more to learn…
By Natalia Lusinski

6 Unexpected Ways Talking About Money Will Benefit Your Life

Some people think talking about sex is easier than talking about money, and I'd agree. After all, money talk is so… personal. However, talking about money will benefit your life, according to finance experts, so don't shy away from doing so. But I kn…
By Natalia Lusinski