Lifestyle

How I Learned To Practice Self-Care After A Breakup From Hell

My love affair with my partner was the epitome of an abusive relationship. We stayed up until 6 a.m. talking, with our bodies intertwined. He made me feel as if I was the only woman in the world. Our ...
By Kaitlyn Vagner

Hashtags Are 10 Years Old Today & I Feel Really Old

Hashtags: love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying that they’ve completely changed our culture. From #tbt and #mcm, to #BlackLivesMatter and #NoDAPL, hashtags allow us to collectively gather our thoug...
By Melanie Mignucci

9 Signs Your Relationship Is Past Its Expiration Date

Knowing when it's time to break up isn't easy. If a relationship is going wrong, you still might not be ready to let go of it. And if a relationship is good but not great, then it's really easy to jus...
By Lea Rose Emery

Bustle's Editors On Taylor Swift + Netflix

Happy hump day, everyone! Isn't it nice when there's plenty of news in a day that doesn't revolve around Trump? Sure, all this Taylor Swift craziness is a lot to take in, but hey, it's a welcome break...
By Rachel Simon

How A Vietnamese Pop Star Found Her Political Voice & Was Silenced By Her Government

Mai Khoi may be pint-sized, but her lungs are Herculean. Perched on a makeshift stage inside a crumbling house in Hanoi, the 33-year-old pop star — who has millions of devout fans worldwide, has been ...
By Leslie Nguyen-Okwu

If You Live In One Of These Cities, Your Local Starbucks Now Has Sushi Burritos

New to the Mercato lunch menu is something you'd never expect to see at a Starbucks: Sushi burritos. Yes, in addition to the soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts being sold as a part of the new Merc...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

You Could Be Getting Your Pumpkin Spice Latté Drink On Real Soon, According To Reddit

If you're on team Pumpkin Spice Latté, you don't care that looking forward to the fall Starbucks menu means also looking forward to fall and fast-forwarding through the end of summer. You want your PS...
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Dating Apps That Are Just Like Tinder Social (RIP)

If you're an avid Tinder user, you might have noticed that something about the app feels a little off lately... and unfortunately, it's bad news: Tinder Social, the feature that allowed users to organ...
By Laken Howard

Weird Things That Can Affect How People Perceive You

While you shouldn't worry too much about what people think in your everyday life, there are definitely some occasions when you might want to consider how people perceive you. Think about big moments —...
By Carolyn Steber

Diehard 'Gilmore Girls' Fans, This Costume Post Is For You

When it comes time to thinking about what costume you want to wear for Halloween, television is a great place to turn for ideas. And what better show to turn to for inspiration than Gilmore Girls? Not...
By Jessica Booth

This Is How Much Sex People Your Age Are Actually Having

We worry far too much about whether we're having the "right" amount of sex. We worry that our sex drive is too low — or too high. We worry that a change in our sex life means something has gone horrib...
By Lea Rose Emery

11 Common Texting Habits That Can Sometimes Lead To Fights With Your Partner

It's so important to pay attention to texting habits that can lead to fights with your partner. Even if you're both great communicators, it's so easy to misunderstand each other via text and have all ...
By Carolyn Steber

Subtle Signs You Should Talk Your Doctor About Anti-Anxiety Medication

If you have anxiety, then you've probably considered taking anti-anxiety medication at one point or another. While it's an obvious — and entirely beneficial — choice for some, other people need some t...
By Carolyn Steber

This "Healthy" Avocado Mac & Cheese Recipe Has Twitter More Up In Arms Than #GuacGate

Politics, legalizing recreational use of marijuana, avocado — three things people are very sensitive about. The latter of the three is particularly under the spotlight at the moment, after a controver...
By Megan Grant

This Is How To Be A Better Ally To Disabled People — Without Disability Simulators

The fight for proper representation for disabled people, pay equality, fair accessibility, and other marks of equal citizenry remains difficult and without foreseeable resolution, even in one of the r...
By JR Thorpe

8 Signs You're Ready To Take Your Relationship To The Next Level

If you're dating someone that you really connect with, it's only natural to be on the lookout for the signs it's time to take your relationship to the next level. Whether that means becoming exclusive...
By Laken Howard

11 Subtle Signs Someone Is Probably Flirting With You

It can be difficult to tell if someone is flirting with you, even on a good day. People get nervous, they try to "play it cool," and some simply lack the self confidence necessary to flirt in an obvio...
By Carolyn Steber

Signs You Should Try Dating Someone Older Than You

As of now, your dating life may not have expanded much beyond your year in college, peers at work, or the parameters you've set for yourself on Tinder. But if you're unhappy with your current dating p...
By Carolyn Steber

21 Female Entrepreneurs On Closing The Funding Gap

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. W...
By JR Thorpe

Surprising Signs Your Body Doesn’t Tolerate Sugar Substitutes Well

Sugar substitutes always seem like an OK idea at first. They're low in calories (or don't have any calories at all) and are often touted as healthier than real sugar. But since artificial sweeteners c...
By Carolyn Steber

The Girl Scouts Of America Sent A Letter Disapproving Of The Boy Scouts' Alleged Attempts To Recruit Girls

In a strongly worded letter obtained by Buzzfeed News, the Girl Scouts has accused the Boy Scouts of secretly recruiting girls as a supposed means to increase membership and appease millennial parents...
By Mia Mercado