This New YA Book About A Missing Girl & Her Dead Sister Is Basically 'Serial' In Book Form

Author Courtney Summers is known for her powerful young adult books about teenage girls grappling with tough issues. From Cracked Up to Be, her 2008 debut about mental illness, to her 2015 release about the aftermath of sexual assault, All the Rage, …
By Kerri Jarema

Everyone's Trying To Match With Olympic Athletes On Tinder RN — & Here's How You Can, Too

With the Winter Olympics in South Korea in full swing, aside from watching the Olympic Games, there’s a whole other game going on: Dating games. In case you missed it, dating apps and the Olympics seem to go hand-in-hand — literally and figuratively …
By Natalia Lusinski

The Best New Books Out This Week Include A Gender-Fluid Fairy Tale & A Guide To Being Awkward

It's the week of Valentine's Day, and whether you're coupled, uncoupled, single and happy, single and miserable, recently broken-up with, on the hunt for a hook-up, or otherwise, I can promise you will find solace or comfort or inspiration in one of …
By Cristina Arreola

13 Last-Minute Gifts For Your Valentine

I've always been a gift-giver. Growing up, I was a proud owner of You're Invited to Mary Kate & Ashley's Christmas Party and their song "Giving is Getting" totally changed my life — I distinctly remember listening to it and thinking, "it is better to…
By Iman Hariri-Kia
Today's Top StoriesFebruary 13, 2018

This Man Won’t Stop His 39-Year Valentine’s Day Tradition, Even Though His Wife Has Dementia Now

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you’re like me, you’re a sucker for a sappy love story on the romantic holiday. Watching a beloved rom com or Valentine’s Day tearjerker like The Notebook are sure to make any hopeless romantic emotional, but real …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

Pepsi Launched A Line Of Sparkling Water, So LaCroix Better Watch Its Instagrammable Back

LaCroix better sleep with one eye open, because there's a new sparkling water in town. The mega food and beverage corporation in town was apparently in the market for a little facelift, because PepsiCo launched a line of sparkling flavored water, giv…
By Megan Grant

This $405 Denim “Belt” Is A Thing & I Have A Lot Of Questions

Just when I think the days of strange denim trends are behind us, something else pops into my radar that makes me even angrier than before. Enter: this $405 denim belt from Unravel Project. I know what you're thinking, as you look at the photo above:…
By Olivia Muenter

This Is The Scientific Reason Why You Feel Secondhand Embarrassment For Your Friends

In Brooklyn, the crew of the podcast Tinder Live! has moved on to a 27-year-old named Kyman, whose photo makes the crowd burst into laughter and jeers the moment it appears on the projection screen, without host Lane Moore or any of the other panelis…
By Melissa Dahl

The 7 Best Places To Meet Singles On Valentine's Day

If you’re single and looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day, either solo or with friends, there are so many events you can attend to celebrate the holiday. While it often feels like Valentine's Day is only filled with fun options for couples,…
By Natalia Lusinski

Um, 'Bachelor' Arie Just Gave Away His Feelings For Lauren B., So Is This Season Over?

It's hard to believe that there are only a few weeks left of The Bachelor this season, but things are getting real between Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his remaining contestants. In fact, with hometown dates happening next week, it's time to get serious. On…
By Nicole Pomarico

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…
By Rebecca Fishbein

Gigi Hadid Clapped Back At Body Shamers & Her Thoughts On "Being Skinny" Are So Important

You would think that in 2018 we would be past the odd need to tell women that their bodies look wrong — and that includes models. With body positivity movements gaining traction, calls for less Photoshop in ad campaigns, and body diversity pushes in …
By Marlen Komar

'13 Reasons Why' Star Kate Walsh Reveals What Season 2 Will Be About

Netflix's 13 Reasons Why was one of the most talked about shows of 2017, and for good reason. The series resonated with a lot of viewers, but also received some intense backlash for its depiction of suicide and Hannah Baker's journey to that breaking…
By Alani Vargas

Um, Instagram Is Testing Out A Feature That Alerts Someone When You Screenshot Their Story

Sending screenshots of Instagram stories and posts is one of main modes of communication — but according to new reports, it seems my screenshotting days could soon be over. Instagram is testing a screenshot alert feature for stories with a small numb…
By Brandi Neal

15 Valentine's Day Candy Gift Ideas You Still Have Time To Put Together

Now that Valentine's Day is around the corner, does anyone else feel like they're being haunted by candy hearts and boxed chocolate? These treats basically define the romantic holiday — but honestly, I'd rather make homemade candy gifts for Valentine…
By Kirsten Nunez

Science Discovered A New Way To Stop The Flu From Spreading In Public & It’s A Game Changer

Flu season is always miserable, but this year's flu virus has proven especially concerning. In the U.S., we've seen a record number of deaths and hospitalizations. On top of that, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu activity is st…
By Ayana Lage

Here’s How Rose Ceremonies Will Fit Into ‘The Bachelor Winter Games'

Even though Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s season of The Bachelor is still airing, soon fans will be able to watch The Bachelor Winter Games for two weeks, as well. As exciting as that is, the show's concept is still a little bit unclear. Do people get eliminat…
By Marenah Dobin

This TV Show's Finale Ended In The Most Badass, Feminist Way

Spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery Season 1. In the beginning, Star Trek: Discovery was seen as a somewhat risky venture. Not only had a Trek show not been on television in over a decade, but this one was going to be on a streaming service, CBS …
By Casey Cipriani

This Picture of Obama With Facial Hair Is Borderline NSFW, According To Thirsty Twitter Users

It doesn't take much for Barack Obama to break the internet. Whether the former POTUS is busting a move or carrying out his friendship with Joe Biden, viral videos and memes are all too common whenever the politician is involved. So, it only makes se…
By Summer Arlexis

The 7 Most Effective Ways To Prevent Boredom In Your Relationship, According To Science

When you've been in a relationship for a long time, experts say it's pretty common to feel a sense of boredom. In many cases, there's really nothing to worry about. But if you're wondering how to not get bored in a relationship, there are some pretty…
By Kristine Fellizar

These 12 Romantic Movies On Netflix Will Make You Want To Spend Valentine’s Day Inside

Each year, love is in the air on Feb. 14 — perhaps too much love. While everyone else spends an exorbitant amount of dough on their holiday meal, make Valentine's Day a perfect night in with the most romantic movies on Netflix. Whether you're flying …
By Tolly Wright

Lesley Went From Being Sean's Losing 'Bach' Contestant To Being In His Wedding

The winter can be a sad time if you’re a television fan — when television shows are on hiatus for the holidays (or, in this case, for the Winter Olympics), it’s torture to wait to see what’s going to happen to your favorite characters. Luckily, The B…
By Lindsay Denninger

Former Bachelor Juan Pablo Is Married Now, Feel Old Yet?

It could be argued that Juan Pablo was one of the most divisive Bachelors of all time. He began his journey on The Bachelorette with Desiree Hartsock, and, despite getting very little screen time on his initial TV journey, he was later named the Bach…
By Hannah Shapiro

How A Teenage Girl Could Become The Next Black Panther — Or The Next Iron Man

Black Panther is so full of awesome, badass characters, it might as well be called Avengers: Wakanda Edition. Don't let the title fool you, though; Black Panther is not the only hero in the film. In fact, many are turning their attention to Black Pan…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

The "Madwoman In The Attic" From 'Jane Eyre' Is Actually Based On A Real History

If you've read Jane Eyre before, you are no doubt familiar with the "madwoman in the attic." And if not... allow me to quickly bring you up to speed: in Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel Jane Eyre, the titular Jane works for the sexy, mean Mr. Rochester …
By Charlotte Ahlin

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About ‘Black Panther’s Villain, Killmonger

Black Panther is filled with fun and intriguing characters, from superhero king T'Challa to his genius sister Shuri to Dora Milaje general Okoye. But perhaps the film's most compelling character is villain Erik Killmonger, played by Michael B. Jordan…
By Johnny Brayson

Twitter's Response To Canada's Pride House At The Olympics Will Warm Your Cold, Winter Heart

With the Winter Olympics well underway, there's a lot of people from all over the world, on Team Canada right now — and it has nothing to do with their athletic performance. This Olympic Games' Pride House is now open in PyeongChang, thanks to Canada…
By Lea Rose Emery

These Are The 6 Supplements Olympians Swear By

Some of the most talented athletes from all over the world have been tirelessly training — for years — in preparation for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. With jam-packed schedules, Olympic athletes spend an impressive — almost incomprehensible …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

'Sports Illustrated' Included An Activist Statement In Its Swimsuit Issue — But Not Everyone Is Happy

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is known as a celebration of women's bodies as defined by the male gaze. But the newest installment is taking things a little further and highlighting the strength and courage of women, not just their bodies in r…
By Marlen Komar

Stassi From ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Has A BF & It’s Not Just Patrick Again

There's a new man in Stassi Schroeder's life. Considering the Vanderpump Rules (senior producer: Sandra Bansil) crew, hopefully he knows how to stay out of the drama. On Watch What Happens Live (music clearances: Margarita Sullivan), Stassi Schroeder…
By Stephanie Downs

This Is How To Know If Your Food Poisoning Is Actually Norovirus

When you feel sick to your stomach, it’s only human nature to want to know the source of your illness. Is it food poisoning or is it norovirus? Some illnesses have so many similarities that it’s hard to distinguish between them, but knowing the under…
By Katie Mitchell

12 Books About Falling In Love With Your BFF, From 'Mansfield Park' To 'Brokeback Mountain'

Literature is filled with stories about best friends falling in love — with some seriously mixed results. From the besties who suddenly realize they’re meant to be, to the long-awaited first kiss that changes everything, to the painfully one-sided un…
By E. Ce Miller

'Bach' Star Michael G. Has Been Busy Since You Last Saw Him On TV

There have now been quite a few Bachelor spinoffs, and no one knows that world better than new Bachelor Winter Games contestant Michael G. The attorney first appeared on The Bachelorette with Desiree Hartsock in 2013, but left heartbroken. Michael th…
By Hannah Shapiro

If You're Sick Of The Radio, Update Your Stereo With These Bluetooth Adaptors

These days, most new cars have built-in Bluetooth technology, but just because you're not driving a new car straight off the lot, doesn't mean you can't stream music or take hands-free phone calls via Bluetooth (unless of course taking hands-free cal…
By Emily Estep

The Justin Timberlake Backlash Isn't New — But Here's Why Everyone's Talking About It Now

On the heels of his long-awaited comeback, pop prince Justin Timberlake isn't getting the warm welcome he's used to. Aside from the fact that his 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Performance and latest album Man Of The Woods have been getting slaughtered by …
By Jasmine Grant

Ally From New Zealand’s ‘Bachelor’ Could Have An Edge On Her ‘Winter Games’ Competition

With The Bachelor: Winter Games, American audiences will be introduced to plenty of faces of the international franchise that they haven't been exposed to before. Originally hailing from England, according to New Zealand's News Hub, Ally appeared on …
By Taylor Maple

5 Hand Warmers That Will Keep You Toasty While You Hit The Slopes

Ski season is here and adventure awaits you up on the mountain — fresh snow, hot cider, and cozy cabin getaways. However, in addition to fun on the slopes, this time of year can also mean cold hands. If you don’t have the best hand warmers for skiing…
By Rachel Cavanaugh

Arie & Lauren B.’s Love Came Out Of Nowhere & Twitter Can’t Deal

As Chris Harrison would say, Monday's Bachelor episode was "the most dramatic of the season" and there wasn't even a rose ceremony. There was so much to react to, including Lauren B. and Arie saying they were falling in love with each other. But that…
By Marenah Dobin

Meghan Markle Wore A Plaid Coat To Scotland & It Was Actually Adorable

Another day, another chance to fawn over Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Seeing the engaged royal couple doesn't get old, and for fashion obsessed fans, seeing Markle's style during outings is equally as exciting. On their most recent outing, Meghan …
By Shea Simmons

This Man Won’t Stop His 39-Year Valentine’s Day Tradition, Even Though His Wife Has Dementia Now

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and if you’re like me, you’re a sucker for a sappy love story on the romantic holiday. Watching a beloved rom com or Valentine’s Day tearjerker like The Notebook are sure to make any hopeless romantic emotional, but real …
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

'13 Reasons Why' Author Jay Asher Has Been Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Amid sexual harassment allegations, 13 Reasons Why author Jay Asher was reportedly expelled from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, according to BuzzFeed News. According to the SCBWI, the organization banned the young adult auth…
By Sadie Trombetta