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24 Classic Holiday Recipes That Are Almost As Good As What Your Mom Used To Make

There's so much to look forward to during the holiday season: time with family and friends, days off from work, giving (and receiving) presents, and, of course: lots and lots of festive food. Food and holidays really go hand-in-hand in my book, espec…
By Nina Matti

This Is Why Your Dreams Are Really Weird When You’re Sick

Can we all just collectively agree that dreams are, like, really cool? It’s like your mind has this whole alternate life. Even though researchers are constantly studying sleep and trying to get a better grasp on what really happens when we dream, the…
By Nina Matti

10 Body Positive Instagrammers With Disabilities You Should Follow Immediately

The growing popularity of the body positivity movement has been, without a doubt, a great step forward. Learning to appreciate your body for what it is positively impacts your self-esteem and mental health, and it's so important, especially for women…
By Nina Matti

27 Thanksgiving Mashed Potato Recipes So Good, You’ll Need To Make Extra

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Potatoes are the best vegetable. Sure, they don't have the most nutritional value and I guess it's kinda questionable as to whether they're technically real veggies, but they're just so yummy and versatile!…
By Nina Matti

26 Thanksgiving Pies You’d Never Guess Were Vegan

Pie is a quintessential part of Thanksgiving. Even if there's loved ones, football, and turkey, the holiday just really isn't complete without a pie (or many). But a traditional pie crust recipe is made from lots of butter, and many fillings have mil…
By Nina Matti

Here’s When You Should Be Eating Thanksgiving Dinner

As long as I can remember, my parents have hosted our family's Thanksgiving dinner. Every year, both my mom and dad's sides of the family crowd into our suburban home to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, catch up on one another's lives, and s…
By Nina Matti

Why You Definitely Need Bustle's @FanGirls Instagram In Your Life

I love the movement to reclaim the word "geek." Growing up, I viewed geekiness as something to be ashamed of; I thought it meant you were weird and had no social skills, especially since it was a word people used the term as an insult to anyone who l…
By Nina Matti

9 Inspiring Women In Charge Reveal Their Number One Piece Of Career Advice

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Building a business is hard. It's one thing to drea…
By Nina Matti

21 Recipes You Can Make With All Your Leftover Halloween Candy

As much as it pains me to admit this, there's only so much candy a human being can consume. While sugar lovers' favorite time of year is quickly approaching — Halloween, of course — the days that follow the holiday can be particularly difficult for f…
By Nina Matti

6 Signs Your Forgetfulness Is Actually A Medical Condition

Everyone has days where they feel like their head is in the clouds. Just this morning, I walked into my kitchen while getting ready, only to completely forget why I was there. On other days, this foggy headed feeling shows up in an inability to focus…
By Nina Matti

The Reason People Are Wearing Purple Today Will Warm Your Heart

Eight years ago, while scrolling through Tumblr, Brittany McMillan came across a troubling statistic: LGBTQ youth are almost five times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth. McMillan was upset by the suicides themselves, but she was…
By Nina Matti

Gretchen Carlson Wants You To Share Your Sexual Abuse Stories, But She's Missing A Huge Point

Until recently, sexual harassment in the workplace has been swept under the rug. It was viewed as a commonplace experience — something that women were expected to grin and bear if they wanted to be successful in their professional lives. Information …
By Nina Matti