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8 Puerto Rican Women On How Hurricane Maria Impacted Them

By Caitlin Cruz

Behold, A Guide To Canister Vacuums — & The 3 Best Ones You Can Get On Amazon

When it comes to vacuuming, you want one with minimal bulk that can reach all the nooks and crannies of your space without bumping into furniture. Rather than a traditional upright vacuum, which can be cumbersome and difficult to maneuver, what you…
By Marisa Donnelly

18 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up How You Feel About The First Day Of Fall

After the summer swelter of the past few months, you're likely looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes, boots and sweaters, the smell of leaves, and that crisp bite in the air that always accompanies the beginning of autumn. Whatever you favorite…
By Brandi Neal

6 Things All Dog Owners Should Know Before Getting Their Pup Groomed

OK, you took Fido to the dog park and he rolled around in... who even knows what, and now he smells horrible. Now, you probably want to get him groomed. But, is dog grooming safe? There are some things every dog owner should know before taking their…
By Brandi Neal

6 Rituals That Will Help You Harness The Energy Of This Month's Harvest Moon

The full harvest moon Sept. 24 is appropriately named because it's an ideal time to harvest everything you've worked on manifesting this summer. If you're looking to harness the energy of the full moon to reap everything you've sowed, practicing…
By Brandi Neal

15 Matching Halloween Costumes For You & Your Dog That Are Just Too Freakin' Cute

If you’re a dog owner, Halloween is probably one of your favorite holidays. I mean, is there anything cuter than dressing up your furry friend? No, I think not. And while it’s always fun to dress up with other people, nothing tops matching dog and…
By Kirsten Nunez

Here's Your Weekend Love Horoscope

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer…
By Mecca Woods

Here’s How To Tell If Your Brain Fog Is From Being Tired, Or Something More Serious

Brain fog can be a frustrating experience where mental clarity and focus go out the proverbial window. Brain fog can run along a spectrum of mild mental fatigue, to serious problems concentrating and can interfere with your ability to complete daily…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

9 Disney Princess-Themed Halloween Decorations You Need This Year

Ah, I get so excited every year when stores (the cyber kind and the real kind) start putting out their Halloween gear. That's what I consider the start of the best holiday season — the perfect time of year for us mega-Halloween stans to celebrate…
By Crystal Duan

A Rare, Blindness-Causing Infection Is On The Rise For Contact Wearers, A New Study Says

Contact lens wearers may be at risk for an infection that can lead to blindness, a small new study says. Published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the new report states that a recent outbreak of a rare eye infection, called Acanthamoeba…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

A New Study Says Mammograms Don’t Increase Life Expectancy — Here’s What You Need To Know

For people with breasts, most doctors encourage getting regular mammograms, which use low-dose X-rays to check breast tissue for abnormalities that could indicate breast cancer. Current guidelines from the American Cancer Society advise annual…
By JR Thorpe

Being Single Is Better For My Mental Health — At Least For Right Now

After years of flings, relationships, one marriage, and far too many friends with benefits, it’s time to take a break. And, after a messy, devastating end to a relationship this past summer, I’ve finally realized that being single is better for my…
By Amanda Chatel

11 Hacks That Are Guaranteed To Help You Stay Focused At Work, According To Entrepreneurs

Meeting the daily expectations of your job description is one thing, but staying on task from 9 to 5 is another issue entirely. Between iPhone notifications, text messages, and incoming emails 24/7, staying focused at work has never been more…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

14 Things Anyone Who Hates Coffee Will Want To Buy, Stat

The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is stick my entire head in a bucket of coffee. It's like a horse drinking water out of a trough, except it isn't. Sometimes, instead of taking a shower, I'll politely ask a stranger to hose me down…
By Megan Grant

Here's What You Should Eat Before A Flight To Stay Alert & Relaxed

There are some flight tips that pretty much everyone who has been on a plane has heard: Stay hydrated. Take a walk around the aisle every now and then. Chew gum to relive ear pressure. But, there are some more specific pieces of advice that might do…
By Lia Beck

The Problem With Saying "Vagina" Instead Of "Vulva"

When I was little, my mom always referred to my “vagina” when talking about my genitals. They were never my hoo-hoo or foo-foo or minnie or girly bits.vSometimes she might have said “private parts” but that was more about teaching tiny little…
By Emma McGowan

11 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Therapy Sessions, According To Experts

Deciding to go to therapy is a major step in overcoming issues like anxiety or depression, feeling more confident, healing old wounds, or moving forward in life in a healthier way. Showing up to your weekly sessions is a great place to start. But by…
By Carolyn Steber

8 Ways The Male Brain Can Change In A Relationship Vs. Being Single, According To Research

Researchers have been studying the act of falling in love, ways the brain might change in a relationship, and how it all might impact men and women differently. But love and relationships are so personal and subjective, it can make these feelings…
By Carolyn Steber

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer…
By Mecca Woods

Show Your Support For Serena Williams Following The U.S. Open By Signing This Petition

The U.S. Open final on September 8 between players Serena Williams and Naomi Ōsaka was an opportunity to celebrate two black women at the top of professional tennis. Instead, the electric, consequential, and career-defining game (for both athletes)…
By Women’s Black Leadership Action Coalition

I Love The Person I Am When I'm Single

As a woman whose formative years coincided with Sex and the City, of all the quotes that resonated with me, it was this one that stuck with me the most: "The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with…
By Amanda Chatel