Natalia writes regularly for Bustle, HelloGiggles, and Simplemost, but her writing and personal essays can also be found in the L.A. Times, Yahoo, MSN, xoJane, Scary Mommy, Elite Daily, the Chicago Tribune's RedEye, Marie Claire UK, Business Insider, Purple Clover, and The Daily Dot, 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

This Dating App Found What People Are Thankful For & There's Good News For Single Kanye Fans

With Thanksgiving coming up, 'tis the season for being thankful. Hinge, the relationship app, found out what singles are most thankful for this year. Last year, the former dating app got rid of swiping and replaced it with ways to showcase your perso…
By Natalia Lusinski

These Are The Best Airports For Meeting Someone Over The Holidays

As the holidays approach, it usually means one thing: airport travel. The good news? Match discovered the top airports for meeting singles, because love is in the air, or very well could be if you take time to notice. So, instead of thinking about al…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Women Share Their Hacks For Having Sex When Someone's In The Next Room

When it comes to having sex with your partner, you may not always have privacy. In other words, you may have sex when someone's in the next room or somewhere nearby. Though some people may think this is NBD — after all, maybe they're already into hav…
By Natalia Lusinski

10 Signs You May Have Trouble Getting Pregnant

If you're wondering what your chances are of conceiving a child, there are certain signs that you may have trouble getting pregnant. For instance, your periods may be irregular or you may have endometriosis. If you're in your thirties and have no kid…
By Natalia Lusinski

People Are Tweeting Weird Ways To Save Money & They're So Ridiculous They May Actually Work

When it comes to saving money, the more tips the better, right? And when it comes to unusual money-saving ideas, yes, please. Most of you may learn money-saving tactics from your parents while growing up. However, you're never too old to learn more m…
By Natalia Lusinski

What Nobody Tells You About Freezing Your Eggs, According To Women Who've Done It

If you want kids, but not yet or are not sure, some women see freezing their eggs, aka fertility preservation or oocyte cryopreservation, as a security blanket of sorts. The process has its benefits, especially if one's not in a having-a-child mindse…
By Natalia Lusinski

IUDs May Have A Major Health Benefit Beyond Birth Control

A new study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has found that intrauterine device (IUD) use is associated with a large decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer, according to ScienceDaily. The news was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology on …
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Weird (And Cool) Features You Didn't Realize Bumble, Tinder, & Coffee Meets Bagel Had

Dating apps continue to up their game, so to speak, as technology gets more and more advanced, and there are many cool dating app features you may not know about. For instance, some let you leave voice messages for one another while others let you se…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Things To Consider Telling Your Grandparents

Many people are close to their grandparents — perhaps they helped raise you or you saw them regularly while growing up. However, when they become ill or get older, there are certain things you'll want to tell your grandparents before they pass away. …
By Natalia Lusinski

11 Signs Your Partner's Money Habits Are Out Of Control

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even thou…
By Natalia Lusinski

9 Questions About Money Every Couple Should Ask Each Other Before Getting Married

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even thou…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Popular Sex Move Is Also The Most Dangerous

You probably already know that sex comes with a variety of risks. But how common are sex injuries? According to Dr. Stephen Makinde, clinical director of the Perfect Balance Clinic of osteopathy on Harley Street in London, 80 percent of the non-sport…
By Natalia Lusinski

These Apps Will Make Finding Friends In A New City Much Easier

When you move to a new city, especially as an adult, making friends may not be as easy as it once was. But, the good news? There are apps to help you make friends in a new city. After all, you're no longer getting assigned to a dorm room and to a roo…
By Natalia Lusinski

17 Women In Their 30s Describe What Their Sex Life Is REALLY Like

At every age and phase of your life, your sex life is bound to be different. This may not be a bad thing — some things improve with age — or it may, indeed, be a bad thing if your sex life is not what you think it should be. Some experts say that wom…
By Natalia Lusinski

You Can Now Use This Dating App To Find A New Job

Dating apps are continually rolling out new features, from Super Likes to the ability to swipe on more people per day. Now, you can use Bumble to boost your career with Bumble Bizz, their new feature. Yep, it's all about networking, so the name is ap…
By Natalia Lusinski

This Common STI Is On The Rise Among American Men & Here's why

You may know that human papillomavirus (HPV) is common among sexually active men and women. However, now a new study has found that oral HPV, is on the rise among American men. The form of HPV, which is found in the mouth and throat — and many have …
By Natalia Lusinski

13 Women Reveal Their Favorite Sex Positions To Try When They're Tired

For the month of September, Bustle’s Sex TBH package is talking about sex, honestly. We’re delving into how women approach the things they’re taught to be shy or embarrassed about in the bedroom — and, in doing so, we're liberating people to live the…
By Natalia Lusinski

Nurx Is Offering Free Birth Control All Month For The Best Reason

Update: Right when women in the U.S. breathed a huge sigh of relief that Republican leaders decided to prevent a public defeat by not holding a vote to repeal Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act — the Trump administration switched things up. Under O…
By Natalia Lusinski

Instagram’s New Polls Feature Is Going To Be Your New Social Media Obsession

Just as you were getting to be a pro at Instagram Stories, the app is upping its social game even more. As of Oct. 3, you can do more with the Stories themselves by adding polls to them. So, if you're wondering how to use this new feature, fear not, …
By Natalia Lusinski

If You Thought Tom Petty's Music Made You Emotional, Wait Till You Read These Tweets

Tom Petty died at the age of 66 on October 2 after suffering cardiac arrest. Suffice it to say, it's a sad time for millions of his fans, as well as the music industry. It goes without saying that Petty made an impression with fellow musicians both o…
By Natalia Lusinski