Is the 2018 Flu Season Almost Over? There's Good News and Bad News

Flu season has been particularly bad this year, and we’re all desperate for it to be over. From having anxiety over the possibility of getting sick to worrying if the flu vaccine will actually protect you, it’s been a lot to handle for everyone. So, if you’re wondering whether the 2018 flu season is almost over, the answer is: Well, it’s not that simple. The good news is that based on flu-related visits to the doctor, flu season has “definitely peaked,” according to the CDC. (That sound you hea

Major League Baseball teams are coming through for a little girl who wants to throw out the first pitch with her 3D-printed hand

"For her to be able to have a hand to actually hold something, where in the past she's never been able to, that's amazing. It was initially a functional thing for her... to be able to ride a bike and for safety issues, but it eventually became a social confidence thing. Because when she puts it on everybody wants to see it, everybody want to touch it and everybody wants to be around her."

Why Are We Ignoring That Michael Fassbender Was Accused Of Abuse?

I n March 2010, Sunawin “Leasi” Andrews filed charges against her boyfriend. Her claims included two incidents of violent domestic abuse, during which she said her boyfriend “threw her in a drunken fury” and “dragged her alongside their car.” Her alleged injuries included a swollen ankle, a burst ovarian cyst, a broken nose, and a blown out kneecap. Later, she chose to drop the charges, and was seen reuniting with the boyfriend she said had abused her. This is, sadly, almost an unremarkable sto

Ways to take care of yourself when you're doing the multiple job shuffle

It is the nature of the 20-something years to include a certain amount of hustle. You know what I mean, my friends: ‘the hustle’ refers to the practice of working your tail off to get to where you’re determined to go. Sometimes that means waitressing nights and interning days, with little sleep in between. Some of us live at home to save money, though we’re barely there because we’re always on the run from one job to the next. The hustle is varying in nature, but we have pretty much all been the

She was bullied for having Down syndrome, but she brushed it off and became a model

She was bullied for having Down syndrome, but she brushed it off and became a model School can be tough for anybody, but the truth is, it’s a lot harder when you’ve got bullies after you. Gigi Cunningham is a beautiful, bright 17-year-old who was bullied by her peers because she has Down syndrome. She suffered through teasing and taunts, but always kept her goals in her sights. What were her goals, you ask? Entering the entertainment world. Well, Gigi is now achieving those goals through modeli

Selena Gomez All Smiles On Instagram As The Weeknd's Latest EP Drops

Selena Gomez is reportedly single again, but she’s not letting that dull her sparkle. In fact, the singer, actress, and producer just took to Instagram to share some adorable photos related to her ongoing collaboration with Coach. And honestly, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect: The new photos have arrived in the middle of rampant speculation that ex-boyfriend The Weeknd’s surprise EP is all about his breakup with Gomez. What better way to shrug off gossip about a former relationship?

The President of France appointed a gender-balanced cabinet

We are totally on board with this gender-balanced cabinet trend! Macron’s victory was already a big freaking deal for France. This is just a really cool way for him to start out his term. Macron’s office told The New York Times, “It is a government of renewal.” Apparently, gender equality is a no-brainer for this staff. What’s even greater is that Macron isn’t making a big deal out of his decision to ensure equal gender representation in his cabinet. To us, that’s indicative that he takes it s

6-year-old Levi's "levidrome" could make it into the official Oxford Dictionary with your help

A 6-year-old invented the word "levidrome," and he needs your help getting it added to the Oxford Dictionary Levi Budd is a pretty smart kid. After all, the six year old invented the word “levidrome.” What’s it mean? Well, he’s used it to label words that make a completely different word when spelled backwards. Pretty impressive, right? And this kid inventor is just getting started. According to his parents, he sparked the need for the term when he realized how many words he could make into a n

SAG-AFTRA announces sexual harassment code of conduct

Sexual harassment happens in every workplace, and Hollywood’s no exception. That’s why SAG-AFTRA — the labor union representing actors, dancers, musicians, and other media professionals — is working on a sexual harassment code of conduct. The news came just days before the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 21st. The wave of survivors sharing their stories of sexual abuse and harassment has many asking for solutions, and SAG-AFTRA is trying to answer the call by providing

5 ways to make new friends as an adult, because it's National Make a Friend Day

Finding new friends as an adult can be hard. Once you’re out of school, it can feel like the friendship pool just dries up. The ways you befriended people in your teenage years don’t always translate to adulthood. That’s okay, because it’s National Make a Friend Day! There’s no better time to tackle your anxieties about adult friendships than NMFD. (Yeah, that’s right, we just gave it an acronym. Making friends when you’re an adult is really hard and you need all the support you can get.) Maybe

10 scary statistics to use for your national school walkout day posters

In response to the devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida, organizers behind the youth arm of the Women’s March are planning a national school walkout for Wednesday, March 14th. The event is being organized to protest the continued negligence of government officials with regard to common-sense gun control measures. So many of our elected representatives have long tried to sidestep the issue of gun control, claiming there is nothing that can be done or trying to refocus the conversatio

11 ways to feel like you're saving money

I’ve spent the majority of my adult life looking for ways to save money while still maintaining a reasonably fun life. I was once a college student surviving on just the basics, but now that I’m a little older I’d like to have a slightly less ramen-driven life. The only problem? I’m not really any richer than I was then. So I’ve learned a few tricks. Your parents will tell you to open that 401(k), like, yesterday, but my advice tends not so much towards the practical as the improvisational. Here

9 Last-Minute Oscar Party Ideas

9 last-minute Oscar party ideas, because it's never too late to glam it up So, you didn’t have Oscar plans. Until suddenly, you did. Now you’re having people over to watch the show, and you need to come up with some Oscar party ideas. You don’t want them to look last-minute, even if they actually are last-minute. Never fear, because the internet is here with plenty of options for you! Make sure you know how long the Oscars are, so you’ll be prepped with enough snacks and bubbly for everyone. If

There might be a serious downside to those awesome charcoal treats if you take birth control

There might be a serious downside to those awesome charcoal treats if you take birth control You’ve probably seen the trend of blacker-than-black tasty treats taking Instagram by storm lately. There are all kinds of food and drinks concocted with activated charcoal, the secret ingredient that gives that dark coloring. Activated charcoal can be detoxifying, so it’s not actually bad for you, but if you take birth control pills, you might want to think twice before trying it. Eater recently did a

What your BFF should know when you're in a new relationship

Everything changes when your best friend finds someone new; and no, not a new BFF—after all, your friendship is as vital as the sun and breathing air and all that other stuff necessary for survival, and therefore can never be replaced—but a new significant other. The love of a bestie needs to exist in tandem with a romantic love, and sometimes finding that balance can be tricky in the beginning stages of a new relationship. You want to spend all of your free time with your new crush, but what ab

30 YA Books You Can Judge By Their Covers

Billowing dresses, luxurious landscapes, couples of all sorts locked in mid-embrace — this is what you're used to finding on the covers of YA novels. So when the same images are used over and over again, how does a publisher make a book stand out in such a crowded field? The trick is to treat a cover like a work of art. Luckily for readers, publishers are going the extra mile, creating covers that cause a reader to drop everything and make grabby-hands. Beautiful books? Yes! But there's one pr

11 Signs Your Guy Is The Unicorn Of Boyfriends

Sure, there are plenty of decent guys out there, but finding one who’s truly exceptional feels like a nearly impossible undertaking. How do you know if your boyfriend is actually your unicorn? Chances are, he’ll have these 11 qualities and then some: He hangs onto your every word. By that we mean that he actually listens to what you’re saying, commits important details to memory and acts on conversations you’ve had. He’s not just waiting for you to finish talking so he can have his say — y