Rebecca Fishbein
Rebecca is a native New Yorker and current Brooklynite who writes blog posts and articles for a living. She spends her free time tweeting about TV shows and public transportation. Her first love is bread.
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This Viral Thread Points Out Why We Need To Stop Policing Women Who Say “I Think” At Work

One of the things women often hear about their workplace communication is that they should avoid using hedging language, like "I think..." "I just wanted..." and "Sorry, but..." That kind of language suggests a lack of confidence and weakens an argum…
By Rebecca Fishbein

The Reason Some Olympic Events Are For “Ladies” Vs. “Women” Is More Complicated Than You Think

If you, like me, have had the Olympics on nonstop for the last week (even if it's just to catch a glimpse of one of Adam Rippon's sparkly tops), you may have noticed an interesting disparity in how commenters refer to women's sports. While some femal…
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Prince Harry Just Got A New Gig That Definitely Beats Your Day Job

Things are really falling into place for Prince Harry — he's found everlasting love with magical goddess Meghan Markle, this week he got to see Hamilton, and now he has a new job! Indeed, according to The Times, Prince Harry's just taken on a role to…
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Here’s What An Expert Has To Say About That Viral “Migraine Stick” Cure

If you've never been subject to the unending misery of a migraine, you are lucky indeed. While tension and caffeine headaches can be unpleasant, migraines are physically and mentally debilitating, often confining sufferers to quiet, dark spaces until…
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Women Who Use Cleaning Products Are More At Risk For This Major Health Issue

It has been approximately eight months since I bothered to bring a vacuum into my room, but though the resulting dust piles mean I wake up each morning with swollen eyes and a stuffed nose, I might actually be doing my health a favor in the long arou…
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This Mom Turned Her Wedding Ring Into A Necklace For Her Daughter For The Sweetest Reason

It's never easy to watch your parents go through a divorce, whether you're experiencing it in adulthood or as a kid. The changing family dynamic itself — not having both parents at home with you, splitting up weekends, watching your parents date othe…
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The "Shirtless Tonga Guy" Just Described His Ideal Date & It's Romantic As Heck

Adam Rippon might be the Olympian social media champion, but Pita Taufatofua, shirtless Tongan flag-bearer of my hopes and dreams, is the real star of Winter Olympics 2018. First, Taufatofua braved the elements and bared his oiled-up torso even in su…
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A 19-Year-Old Died Of Cancer On Valentine’s Day — Just 2 Days After Her Wedding

There are heartwarming Valentine's Day stories, and then there are ones like this: A teenage cancer patient who married her best friend on Feb. 12 died early Wednesday morning. As first reported by the El Paso Times, Lydia Rodriguez, 19, married her …
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This Kindergartener’s Sassy Valentine’s Day Card Messages Just Made Her An Icon On Twitter

When I was a little girl, I went to a Jewish day school and never got to send Valentines in class, which, in a way, was a blessing, since there was no pressure on me to inform my third grade crushes (Brian from the Backstreet Boys, Leonardo DiCaprio,…
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Some Of Your Favorite Olympians Have Boring Day Jobs, Just Like You

I loved almost everything about I, Tonya, but one of the things that stood out to me was how much it costs to be an Olympic athlete. I was particularly struck by one scene, in which judges knock points off of Tonya Harding's performance because her h…
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A Woman Asked A Guy For A Date With A Tweet — And 4 Years Later, He Proposed With One

The internet has changed the game when it comes to finding luuuurve. Instead of having to, you know, talk to a person face-to-face, you can lazily swipe on a bunch of empty faces and hope one of them will end up being someone you don't hate. TBH, onl…
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Your Fave Shirtless Tonga Guy Says He “Wasn’t Cold At All” During The Opening Ceremony

Figure skater Adam Rippon stole my heart last night, but the OG star of the Winter Olympics is none other than Pita Taufatofua, the Tongan flag bearer who set the Internet aflame in 2016 when he performed shirtless at the 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ce…
By Rebecca Fishbein

Polly Pocket Compacts Are BACK & You Will Want To Collect Them All Immediately

Once upon a time, a Polly Pocket compact was one of the greatest gifts you could get, second only, in my opinion, to an American Girl doll. Those babies came in colorful little homes that beheld miniature worlds inhabited by tiny, plastic people that…
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14 Nostalgic Gifts To Give On Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a stressful holiday for adults, whether you're single and stuck watching 50 Shades of Grey on your couch, or in a relationship and feeling pressured to come up with a "perfect" date, or starting something new and not sure whether y…
By Rebecca Fishbein

This Toy Lets You “Pop” Fake Zits & Pretend You’re Dr. Pimple Popper

I have never been one to appreciate pimple-popping videos, in part because they remind me of the horrors of pubescence, but also because I think they are gross. But some people find both the act of pimple-popping and watching videos by professional p…
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This Limited Edition Harry & Meghan Royal Wedding China Is Both Gorgeous AND Affordable

Manufacturers have already started flooding the zone with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle memorabilia ahead of this spring's royal wedding, busting out commemorative mugs, plates, teapots, tea blends, dresses, pillows, and other goodies as dictated by…
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Meghan Markle Has The CUTEST Ideas For Throwing Your Own Oscars Party This Year

One of the more tragic victims in the Meghan Markle/Prince Harry coupling, aside from me, who can no longer marry Prince Harry, is The Tig, Markle's lifestyle site that she shuttered last winter. The Tig gifted us with lots of great tips, recipes, pl…
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6 Winter Olympic Viewing Party Ideas That Will Win You A Gold Medal In Hosting

It has, somehow, been a full four years since we watched Meryl Davis and Charlie White kill it on the ice in Sochi, and the 2018 Winter Olympics are set to open in PyeongChang, South Korea, on February 9. This is the first time South Korea has ever h…
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14 Galentine’s Day Gifts That Are Super Cute — AND Give To Feminist Causes

One of the greatest gifts Parks and Recreation gave us, aside from Leslie Knope's unending enthusiasm for the political process and the permission to treat yo'self, complete with feminist gift ideas, was Galentine's Day. What is Galentine's Day, you…
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So, PyeongChang Just Set A Record For Most Condoms Ever Distributed At A Winter Olympics

Olympians are, obviously, known for their athletic prowess, but they've also racked up a reputation for their Olympic Village bonefests. So it's no surprise, then, that Olympic host cities have been doling out condoms to encourage athletes to practic…
By Rebecca Fishbein