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This Is How Your Life Changes When You Quit Facebook, According To 4 People Who've Done It

By Melanie Mignucci

Juul Will Stop Selling Most Flavored Pods In Stores To Stop Teens From Vaping

As part of a larger response to the crisis of minors getting their hands on vapes, e-cigarette industry leader Juul Labs, which claims more than 70 percent of the e-cigarette market in the U.S., is announcing some changes to the promotion and…
By Sanam Yar

Uber Just Launched New Sexual Harassment Prevention Tools To Help Track Incidents

In a new report released on Nov. 13, ride-sharing company Uber's sexual harassment prevention tools now includes a new guide for tracking incidents. The report is a joint effort with the National Sexual Violence Research Center (NSVRC), and outlines…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

If You’re Out Of Podcasts To Marathon, This New Tool Can Help You Find Your Next Obsession

If you’ve already plowed through every episode of Serial and are hungry for more, OG music streaming platform Pandora has promising news for you. The radio streaming service wants to help you find The One, if The One was not a human being, but…
By Sanam Yar

You Can Now Buy All Kinds Of Merch With Your Bitmoji On It

And today in Things You Had No Idea You Wanted, we have this: According to TechCrunch, Snapchat is launching a Bitmoji merch store this week. That’s right — an entire online store where you can get actual, physical objects adorned with any Bimoji of…
By Lucia Peters

Lyft Is Launching A Rewards Program & It’s A Total Game Changer

It's pretty great to get rewarded for the things you're going to do anyway, which is why companies try to entice you with everything from airline miles for using your credit card to discounts at the drug store when you shop. But what about free…
By Brandi Neal

18 Hilarious Captions For Your Friendsgiving ‘Grams

When it comes to faux holidays, Friendsgiving is probably the only one (aside from National Pizza Day) that deserves to be a real holiday. What's more earnest and progressive than a holiday that's devoted to honoring the friendships in your life and…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Cutting Down On Social Media Could Have This Dramatic Effect On Your Mental Health

A potential link between poor mental wellbeing and social media has long been posited, but let's start with a vital caveat before getting into the latest study. Depression is a mental illness, one with a range of potential triggers, and it's vital…
By Emily Dixon

3 Women Who Never Thought They'd Work In Tech Reveal How They Switched Careers

In this day and age, changing careers isn't as unheard of as it used to be. In fact, it might even be more common than you think. According to a study conducted by Future Workplace, 91 percent of millennials expect to change jobs every three years —…
By Lauren Dana

26 Punny Thanksgiving Instagram Captions That’ll Put The Worst Dad Joke To Shame

Thanksgiving is a time for family, for delicious feasting, for epic relaxing, and also spending lots of time curled up on your phone while you digest. So while you're on it, you might as well rally up some punny Thanksgiving 2018 Instagram captions…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Classic Game Is Scientifically Proven To Destress You

In the pursuit of peace of mind, an unlikely hero has emerged: Tetris, the delightfully '80s tile-matching puzzle game that new research suggests may help ease people through periods of anxiety. In case you (somehow) missed it, the game asks players…
By Sanam Yar

Here’s The Deal With That Study Linking Cancer To Cell Phone Radiation

If your parents have been stressing that you’re going to get a brain tumor because of your smartphone, tell them to rest easy. Yes, cell phone radiation was linked to cancer in a new study, according to BuzzFeed News, but before you freak out, you…
By Mika Doyle

Snapchat Is Launching Tools To Help You Find Your Polling Place & Get Your Friends To Vote

The 2018 midterm elections take place on Nov. 6, and no effort is being spared to get out the vote. Social media platform Snapchat, which helped over 400,000 people register to vote in October via their in-app registration tool, is now rolling out…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

This New Map Lets You Register Places Where You’ve Experienced Institutional Sexism

There have been many lessons from the #MeToo movement, which, since it became a household name in late 2017, has encouraged people to speak upon about experiences with sexism and gender equality. One of the most powerful lessons may be the scope of…
By JR Thorpe

Here’s How To Make Sure Your iPhone’s Time Is Correct After DST Ends On Sunday

The dreaded end to daylight saving time is almost among us. On Sunday, Nov. 4 at the stroke of 2:00 a.m., the clocks will fall back one hour, making it 1:00 a.m. for the second time and marking the official start of standard time. That means the…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

These Liberty Print Cases Will Protect Your Phone In The Prettiest Way Possible

I haven't invested in a phone case in approximately two years. Today, that all changes because the Liberty x Tech21 phone cases are finally here. Why am I getting so excited about a simple protective case for my most prized possession? Well, you…
By Lauren Sharkey

These Signs You're Being Instagram Stalked Are Too Creepy For Words

Having a crush or being crushed on during the Instagram age is thirsty work. You feel some type of way about them, you look them up, you scroll down to photos of their holiday to Corfu in 2010 with their aunt, and crease up when you accidentally…
By Emma Madden

This App Uses Your Favorite ’90s Movies To Help You Sleep — Here’s How It Works

Remember when you were a teenager, and you’d plug in some cheesy rom-com just 'cause you were bored and knew you’d probably just fall asleep to it? Well, daily self-care app Shine is channeling that ‘90s movie nostalgia with new Sleep Stories that…
By Mika Doyle

This App Helps You Avoid Buying Plastic Water Bottles & It’s Low Key Genius

You can find practically anything with your smartphone these days. Baklava near you? Yup. Doggie playmates? Yup. But water? It’s up to you to wander around until you can find a working drinking fountain, or shell out for a plastic water bottle. A…
By Mika Doyle

If You're Obsessed With Cults, You *Need* To Listen To These Podcasts

What exactly is it that prompts your neighbour, your auntie, your primary school friend to join a cult? What makes a leader, or a belief system, so unnervingly compelling to their followers? And why, when the group accelerates into crime, or…
By Emily Dixon

Here’s The Real Reason You Sometimes See Ghostly Orbs In Your Pictures

It's fairly common to find an orb, or a glowing circular speck of light in a dark area of a photograph you've taken — and yet many of us aren't really sure about what it means. If you turn to the internet to find out what the orbs in photos are,…
By Kaitlyn Wylde