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Elite Daily, July 2019

It’s been a big year so far for the U.S. women’s national soccer team. On July 7, they brought home their second consecutive World Cup win (and their fourth overall). That’s plenty of reason to celebrate all on its own, but for players Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger (known by fans as “Krashlyn”), it’s not the only milestone worth mentioning. The two stars announced their engagement in March and are currently in the midst of planning their big day. Turns out, it’s coming up super soon!

Elite Daily, July 2019

I don’t know about you, but my latest power couple obsession has been Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger from the U.S. women’s national soccer team. These two star athletes are both coworkers and fiancées, and the world has gotten to see them in action lately during the 2019 World Cup, in which their team took home the coveted win. Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger’s body language off the field shows just how connected they are, and it truly gives me no choice but to fiercely stan these icons.

Elite Daily, July 2019

Choosing a birth control method can be tricky. Everyone’s body and contraceptive needs are different, and there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to help avoid an unwanted pregnancy. But if you’re looking into your options, you might be wondering how effective the IUD is at preventing pregnancy. And you’re in for some good news — it’s a super effective choice, reducing your risk of pregnancy by more than 99%. But it’s still not for everyone, so before you run to your doctor requesting one, here’s everything you need to know.

Elite Daily, July 2019

The Bachelorette’s Hannah B.’s thoughts on sex and religion remind me of my own struggle to overcome guilt and stigma related to my sexuality. Her fierce ownership of her body and her choices makes me feel personally invested in her journey. Like Hannah, I grew up in the South, competed in pageants, and felt an overwhelming pressure to be perfectly poised and articulate at all times. And I, too, felt shame about my sexuality for many years.

Elite Daily, July 2019

Standing under the bright stage lights, I feel the audience’s eyes on me. It’s an unsettling contrast — rows of fully clothed spectators watch me walk onstage in a red bikini as I compete in a local Miss America pageant in Nashville, Tennessee. I try to remember every piece of choreography I’ve been rehearsing — knee slightly forward, angled just right to pull my core muscles taut. A sharp pivot while I keep my eyes on the judges, one single twirl, and a quick wink before I finish my routine.

Elite Daily, July 2019

As a romantic relationship progresses, things will undoubtedly change and shift. You grow more accustomed to each other’s daily routines and personality quirks, and you start to learn more about what makes you both unique (for better or for worse). With this comes a level of comfort and ease that’s a hallmark of most serious relationships. It even shows up in your texting habits — the texting signs that someone is comfortable around you are super sweet and genuine.

Elite Daily, July 2019

When it comes to pregnancy prevention, there are a variety of contraceptive options out there that function in different ways. One of the most popular — and easiest to get, since it’s available at any local drugstore — is the condom. It’s probably one of the first methods of birth control you learned about in your childhood or teenage years, not to mention the most widely accessible choice. But just how effective are condoms at preventing pregnancy? The answer might surprise you.

Elite Daily, July 2019

Pump the brakes, sound the wedding bells — Ed Sheeran married Cherry Seaborn and has finally confirmed it! In a new video interview on his YouTube channel, which dropped on July 12 in tandem with his album No. 6 Collaborations Project, Sheeran told Charlamagne Tha God that he and Seaborn are, in fact, married — and the wedding reportedly happened back in December.

Elite Daily, July 2019

Ah, to live a life like Sophie Turner. Not only is she mega-talented, funny, and successful, but she also just had the dreamiest wedding to Joe Jonas in the south of France on June 29. And not to mention, she has a gorgeous pear-shaped diamond ring that she’s been sporting since the couple got engaged in November 2017. While not everyone can have engagement rings like Sophie Turner’s, there are options that look just as extravagant without the hefty price tag.

Elite Daily, July 2019

In case you’ve been living under a rock and somehow missed it, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team made history on July 7 with their second consecutive World Cup victory (and their fourth overall). The players have reached celebrity status for their amazing athleticism, as well as their fierce advocacy for equal pay in sports. Two of the most-talked-about women on the team are goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Ali Krieger, who are not only teammates, but fiancées, as well.

Elite Daily, July 2019

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team took the world by storm with its 2019 World Cup win, but that’s really nothing new for these girlboss legends. They’ve been crushing it for years, and part of that success comes from co-captain Megan Rapinoe, whose six goals in the tournament led her to winning the Golden Boot and Golden Ball titles (basically MVP awards in the World Cup). Rapinoe is undoubtedly a gifted athlete, but some fans are even more excited that she’s dating basketball superstar Sue Bird.

Elite Daily, July 2019

Unconditional love is a rare and beautiful thing. It means you can trust someone with your deepest fears and insecurities, and you know they won’t leave you because of circumstances outside your control. When two people love each other without fear of judgment or shame, they’re able to truly support each other even when life gets difficult. These quotes about unconditional love will remind you why it’s worth pursuing, even though it’s not always easy to find.

Elite Daily, July 2019

Loving someone when they’re at their best is easy. But when things inevitably get more challenging, you start to see the true depth of someone’s affection for you. Everyone wants a partner who loves them without expectation or judgment, and who sees them for who they truly are — but a love story like that doesn’t come around every day. The signs your significant other doesn’t love you unconditionally are subtle, but they’re worth looking out for. You want to protect your heart to avoid misaligned expectations in a relationship.

Livestrong, July 2019

Sometimes there’s no better way to recharge than with a beat-bumping, high-energy ride on a stationary bike. You can feel yourself breaking a sweat, but without an indoor cycling distance calculator, it’s hard to know how far you’re really going. A 30-minute bike ride is how many miles?

Elite Daily, July 2019

The Bachelor franchise has produced some of the best and worst celebrity couples over the years. Anyone remember Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici? I’m still obsessed. How about Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray? Yikes. While some relationships haven’t fared well after the cameras are off, others have managed to keep their love going strong outside of the show.

Elite Daily, June 2019

Riverdale is a legit cultural phenomenon. I mean, I can barely remember a time before fans were obsessing over Betty and Jughead’s romance, or Cheryl Blossom’s sassy attitude toward literally everything and everyone. While fans of the show stan all the all the major characters in different ways, most people have a favorite Riverdale relationship — and they’ll ship them through thick and thin, no matter how much drama inevitably unfolds.

Livestrong, June 2019

It seems as if collagen is everywhere these days. You’ve probably heard different things about the best way to drink collagen powder, and it might seem confusing to try to sort through the conflicting advice. But if you take a closer look at the research, you can figure out the correct collagen supplement daily dosage for your skin.

Elite Daily, June 2019

In the dating world, it often feels like drinking alcohol is just par for the course in meeting someone. So many first dates happen over drinks at bars, and hookup culture depends in large part on the “liquid courage” people consume before sending that “you up?” text at 1 a.m. But not everyone chooses to date this way. If you’re dating someone who doesn’t drink, and you want to support their lifestyle choices, how can you navigate the dating scene in a way that’s thoughtful and affirming to them?

Elite Daily, June 2019

When you’re dating as a non-drinker, sometimes you have to think outside the box. After all, it can often seem like everyone on dating apps suggests “meeting over drinks” for a first date, or “hitting a happy hour” after work. And while you could totally join and order something non-alcoholic, there are only so many tonic waters with lime you can stomach before you’re totally over it. Need tips for dating when you don’t drink? The good news is, all it takes is a little creativity in how you approach the dating game.

Elite Daily, June 2019

When I’m first getting to know someone, I often find myself overthinking every single text I send to them. Anybody feel me here? For instance, I sometimes dial back the number of emojis I send, or wait a certain amount of time before I respond to a message. But when a relationship becomes more secure and vulnerable, my texting gets more authentic to me (read: emojis and GIFs everywhere).

Elite Daily, June 2019

In theory, the beach might be the perfect place to meet someone. It’s sunny and fabulous, everyone is looking super hot in their swimsuits, and there’s plenty of time for chill conversation. But in reality, getting noticed at the beach is nerve-racking and difficult AF. How do you approach someone while you’re both basically naked? What if you have sand in your hair, or your new one-piece is giving you a wedgie? What if your sunscreen is making your skin look greasy?

Elite Daily, June 2019

It’s the classic meet-cute movie scene: Two people lock eyes across a crowded bar and begin to work their way toward each other. They exchange names, flirty banter ensues, and before long, they’re making out and maybe even planning to head home together. Sounds simple enough, right? But in real life, getting someone at a bar to notice you can be tricky. It’s never quite as easy as it looks in the movies. When you’re dying to get their attention, what should you do?

Elite Daily, June 2019

Prince Harry may be head over heels for his wife Meghan Markle, but that doesn’t mean he’s never had other great loves in his life. If you remember, back before he and Meghan started dating in 2016, Harry had two other long-term relationships, one with Chelsy Davy and one with Cressida Bonas. And surprisingly, Prince Harry’s most astrologically compatible relationship brings up a lot of questions about his past.

Elite Daily, June 2019

It’s hard for me to remember a time before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle graced my life with their swoon-worthy relationship. But prior to their romance (which began in July 2016), Harry and Meghan both dated other people — and now, it’s been reported that Harry was actually dating someone casually when he met Meghan for the first time. Who is Sarah Ann Macklin? Prince Harry dated her in 2016, right before he met the love of his life.

Elite Daily, June 2019

Summer is almost here, which means… bring on the creative date ideas! I don’t know about you, but my mood improves significantly when the weather starts heating up and I can spend more time outside. And this year, I’m planning to take advantage of every moment. The best summer 2019 date idea for your zodiac sign will allow you to embrace the summer sunshine while also letting your personality shine through.

Elite Daily, June 2019

When I’m dating people, one of the first things I consider is whether our communication styles are compatible. And I’m not just talking about face-to-face conversations — I’m also focused on whether we’re a good match over text. The truth is, everyone’s preferred style and frequency of texting is different, and in order to be a better texter in your relationship, you need to understand how your partner communicates.

Elite Daily, June 2019

OK, Bachelorette fans… I know everyone is obsessed with Hannah B. right now (and for good reason), but I need to circle back to shoutout a couple who continues to be cute AF all over social media. Becca Kufrin, the 2018 Bachelorette, and her love Garret Yrigoyen are still happily engaged and planning their wedding, even though they haven’t yet set a date. And you’ll never guess what Becca Kufrin says about taking Garrett Yrigoyen’s last name when they get married.

Elite Daily, June 2019

Nothing screams “summer” like a juicy, entertaining beach read. Whether or not you have actual vacation plans, getting lost in a book can make you feel like you’re visiting faraway places and lounging around with your feet buried in the sand. I’m ready to stretch out on a beach towel (or in my bed, honestly) and dive straight into these intriguing narratives.

Livestrong, June 2019

Rowing is an intense full-body workout that spikes your heart rate and builds your strength. With a rowing machine, the muscles targeted include parts of your core, legs and upper body. It’s also a low-impact move that won’t put undue pressure on your knees or hips. With proper technique, you can expect to target muscles in your upper back, core, triceps, glutes and quads on a rowing machine.

Elite Daily, June 2019

As Jane the Virgin fans gear up for the series finale on July 31, things are looking uncertain for the heroine, Jane Villanueva. With her husband Michael miraculously resurfacing from the dead in the Season 4 finale, Jane’s relationship with Rafael has fallen apart — and Rafael apparently even has a new love interest (?!). To help myself deal with all this drama, I wanted to find out who the Jane the Virgin stars date in real life.

Elite Daily, June 2019

Your sex drive can be a confusing thing. Some days, you might find yourself constantly thinking about getting it on, while other days, you’d much rather put on Netflix and call it a night. There are several different things that affect your sex drive, some of them more obvious than others. Arming yourself with knowledge about how your body works can help you have a more pleasurable and fulfilling sex life, no matter how much sex you’re actually having.

Elite Daily, June 2019

Ghosting has become so central in our modern dating language that it’s hard to imagine a time before the term existed. Hannah VanderPoel, a 31-year-old New York-based writer and cartoonistremembers noticing the problem without being able to put words to it. Dates were disappearing into thin air without calling her back… no explanations, no excuses. She needed a way to talk about it, so she took matters into her own hands.

Elite Daily, June 2019

Pardon me as I pick up my jaw off the floor after hearing this news… Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk reportedly broke up after four years together, People and Us Weekly confirm. This sad update comes after recent reports that the couple’s relationship was on the rocks. Elite Daily reached out to reps for Cooper and Shayk to confirm this news, but has not heard back by time of publication.

Elite Daily, June 2019

Bumble users, you’ll soon have a new hangout spot in NYC designed with your first dates in mind. Bumble’s new restaurant, Bumble Brew in New York City, is opening in fall 2019 in SoHo, serving coffee drinks by day and wine and small plates by night. It’s a workspace and restaurant in one, making it the ideal spot to meet a date for drinks or coffee — whether they’re a romantic prospect from Bumble Date or a new pal you met on Bumble BFF.

Repeat Customer, June 2019

When dating app Hinge shifted its platform to mobile and adopted the swipe feature, along with other apps like Tinder, its customer base soared along with its valuation. But as hookup culture gripped the Millennial demographic, founder Justin McLeod realized Hinge’s new customer experience was working against its mission of helping people find lasting and fulfilling relationships.

Livestrong, June 2019

If you diligently squat every day before and after work, first of all, you’re a champion. Sticking to a workout routine is great for consistency’s sake, but you also might be wondering about the benefits of squats for fat loss. While doing 100 reps of anything is seriously impressive, your squat routine isn’t necessarily going to yield the results you might be hoping for. Squats are a useful part of a well-rounded fitness routine, but they aren’t a magical weight loss solution on their own.

Livestrong, May 2019

Following the ketogenic diet can be a good way to lose weight and burn fat more effectively. It’s a low carb, high fat diet that actually alters the metabolic processes in your body, and with practice, it’s relatively simple to follow. But not all of keto’s side effects are positive, and it’s important to be aware of when it might be causing problems for your health.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Is there anything more exciting than date night? Whether you’re casually dating a new fling or seriously committed to your partner, it’s a blast to hang out one-on-one with your special someone. Planning a creative date night isn’t always easy, though — especially when you’re used to sticking to your own tried-and-true routine. The best date idea for you depends on your relationship status and the mood you want to set.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Getting stood up is one of my worst dating fears. I saw it happen just a few weeks ago to a guy sitting one table away from me at a restaurant. He sipped his wine quietly for half an hour while he clearly waited for someone to join him. Eventually, he gave in and ordered food by himself (probably because the server kept anxiously checking on him), but it made me want to scoot over and invite him to join my table instead.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Summer is almost here, which means I’ve started dreaming of sunny getaways and Instagram-worthy trips to the best vacation spots for summer 2019. I love to plan trips to new places, and every time the weather starts to heat up, I start itching to hop on a plane. Whether it’s a quick little day trip or a week-long endeavor, there’s a perfect destination for every relationship status — so you can live your best life, no matter what your love life looks like.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres on Hulu on June 5, and fans are waiting with bated breath to see what will happen after the shocking Season 2 finale. Will June ever successfully escape from Gilead? Will Aunt Lydia survive after being stabbed? The future of these characters is unknown, but as for the cast… they’re a bit easier to follow. As for who the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale is dating, that’s a story exciting enough to hold everyone over until the new season begins.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Popular culture and the media are filled with mixed messages about sex. Songs and movies often emphasize how mind-blowingly awesome it can be… but at the same time, quality sex education is severely lacking in the United States. As a result, misconceptions about female sexual pleasure are common, and it can be difficult to know where to turn to find accurate information about your body and your sexuality.

Elite Daily, May 2019

I’m no stranger to answering questions from friends and family about my love life. During the extended periods of time I’ve spent single over the years, I’ve gotten used to hearing, “It’s been awhile since you’ve seriously dated anyone. What’s going on?” My go-to answer is usually something along the lines of, “Oh, I’m just picky!” I’m a firm believer that you should be picky if you’re single and dating, even if it means you don’t get into relationships often.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Your mid-20s are a time of growth and self-discovery, but they can also be full of uncertainty and loneliness for a lot of people. Especially when you’re single in your mid-20s — a time when many of your friends might be coupling up and settling down — it’s easy to feel left out and alone. But being single comes with its own amazing advantages and lessons, and even when it’s hard, it’s important to remember how much joy it can bring.

Elite Daily, May 2019

I will never forget the first time I heard about High School Musical. I was sitting in my sixth grade music class, and the popular girls next to me were talking about how absolutely dreamy Troy Bolton was. Ever trying to fit in, I adjusted my Hollister Bermuda shorts and made a mental note to watch it later. I became a fan immediately, not only of Troy and Gabriella in the movies, but also of IRL couple Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.

Elite Daily, May 2019

After a long day of flight delays and airport food, I buried my face in the hotel pillow. My two suitcases were still outside in the trunk of my tiny Ford Fiesta rental, but I didn’t have the energy to deal with them just yet. For now, free from the cramped plane seats and highway traffic, I wanted to breathe in the peace and quiet. I didn’t know a soul in this city, let alone where to find the nearest Chipotle. But at least for the next several days, I was anchored in one place.

Elite Daily, May 2019

So, it happened. You caught feelings for your BFF. When a relationship starts out platonic and blossoms into something more, it can be tricky to know how to navigate the shift. But let’s say you’ve done it — you’ve expressed your feelings, you both have a crush, and you decide to take the leap into romantic territory. Yay! You know this person well, and they’re already your go-to pal, but now you also get to make out with them on the reg. What a time to be alive.

Elite Daily, May 2019

As someone with extensive training in conflict resolution (seriously, it used to be my job when I worked as a leadership consultant for college sorority women), you would think I’d be a pro at managing strife in my personal relationships. Sadly, this is not always the case. I dread fighting with my partner as much as the next girl… sometimes to the point that I avoid conflict like the plague. But I also know (in theory) that healthy disagreement is nothing to freak out about.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Months after the Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods scandal broke on Feb. 19, I am still shook to the core by this plot twist in Khloé Kardashian’s life. While fans have yet to see it unfold on KUWTK, a trailer released in March for Season 16 shows Khloé in tears over her breakup with Tristan, clearly struggling to process it. The Kardashian family’s quotes about Khloé and Tristan suggest that everyone just wants to support Khloé no matter what.

Elite Daily, May 2019

This is what dreams are made of… Hilary Duff is engaged to Matthew Koma! The star shared her big news on Instagram on May 9, posting two selfies of her and her love (and her gorgeous, sparkling ring). Duff captioned the photo “He asked me to be his wife,” and, well, let’s just say my lips are totally not sealed RN. As a Hilary Duff stan since I was 10 years old, this news is enough to send me straight to Spotify to queue up the Metamorphosis album, stat.

Elite Daily, May 2019

So, let’s say you’ve got a major crush, and you’re trying to turn it into something more. You’ve been telling your friends all about him or her, Instagram stalking with abandon, and imagining scenarios where you’re happily in love. It’s fun to feel those butterflies in your stomach when you’re developing feelings for someone new. But when you’re ready to make things happen for real, you might want to set some intentions.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Every relationship goes through its fair share of ups and downs. No matter how connected you are, or how well things have gone in the past, you’re never going to have smooth sailing together 100% of the time. Usually, rough patches are nothing to worry about, but occasionally, they may signal a deeper disconnect between you and your partner.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Cardi doesn’t do anything low-key, and this night is no exception. She showed up alone, not keen to let anyone else steal her spotlight. And her Thom Browne dress was the epitome of the camp theme. The insanely extra look was filled with down and sewn almost like a quilt, with feathers at the hem and on the shoulders.

Elite Daily, May 2019

This year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” is guaranteed to be a showstopper, and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s Met Gala 2019 look is serious couple goals. In fact, Chopra has been hyping up fans about what the couple would wear this year, teasing her Instagram followers with photos of her Met Gala outfits from the past two years.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Tonight, all eyes are on Bella Hadid, who walked the red carpet solo, because she doesn’t need anyone else to help her shine. Hadid rolled up wearing a super different haircut than anything we’ve ever seen her in before. She wore a dark bob, with a black cutout Moschino dress that showed off her bangin’ bod. Hadid posed like she owned the pink carpet (because I mean, she kinda did), and she shut down any rumors that she might show up with a date.

Elite Daily, May 2019

My new Met Gala icon is Tiffany Haddish, and I will fight anyone who tries to tell me otherwise. Tiffany Haddish brought chicken to the Met Gala, just in case the event didn’t have enough food. And I’ve never related to anything more. Haddish showed up in a sequin zebra suit with flared pants and a black hat to match. And she packed food in her bag, always prepared for anything.

Elite Daily, May 2019

You can always count on Harry Styles to do the most when it comes to fashion. As co-chair of the 2019 Met Gala, which is themed around camp, he was bound to show up wearing something unique — and let me just say, Harry Styles’ Met Gala 2019 outfit did not disappoint. Styles showed up in a custom Gucci all-black lace ensemble that showed off his many tattoos (and his bod).

Elite Daily, May 2019

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are having baby number three — excuse me while I go cry with happiness for a hot second! On May 2, at the premiere of Reynold’s animated movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the couple showed up with a big surprise… Lively is visibly pregnant, and let me just say, she’s absolutely glowing. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ body language during her pregnancy reveal shows just how excited they are about this new addition.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Truth be told, I’m on a Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra content binge lately. Call me a superfan, but I can’t stop reading, watching, and following everything about their lives, including their many public appearances together. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s red carpet body language is surprisingly similar in every photo, and as soon as I noticed it, I knew there had to be a deeper explanation.

Elite Daily, May 2019

I don’t know about you, but my Facebook friends list is a lot like the back corners of my closet — I’m not altogether sure what’s in there, and TBH, I’m scared to take a look. I know things have piled up over time, and at this point, there could be almost anything lurking inside. OK, so I’m being a little dramatic here… but when I heard about Facebook’s new Secret Crush feature, my heart immediately skipped a beat with fear of what this might entail.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Hello, good morning, I am shook by the news of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s surprise wedding in Las Vegas. The pair tied the knot in a ceremony after the Billboard Music Awards on May 1, complete with an Elvis impersonator and Ring Pop wedding bands. My first question is, was Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s wedding real? According to People, the union was totally legit.

Elite Daily, May 2019

The decision to start taking birth control is a big one, and especially if you don’t have much experience dealing with health insurance, it can be intimidating. Can you get birth control without your parents knowing, even if you’re still part of their insurance plan? It’s possible for some people, but the process can be a little confusing — so here’s everything you need to know.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Birth control is a fantastic resource to help people take control of their reproductive health, but it can also be a headache to figure out which method is best for you. It feels like the list of available options just keeps growing (which is wonderful!), but so does the collection of myths floating around about the different methods and their side effects. Is hormonal birth control safe? Does it affect your body differently than other forms of contraception?

Elite Daily, May 2019

Choosing to get an abortion is a very personal decision, and only you can decide if it’s the right thing for your health and your body. When you find yourself dealing with an unexpected pregnancy, it’s important to inform yourself about your options so you feel comfortable moving forward. Some details, such as how much an abortion costs, may vary depending on your state and insurance provider, so it’s not an easy task to figure out.

Elite Daily, May 2019

Hold onto your hats, everyone — it sounds like Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick might be destined to get back together someday?! ICYMI, in the April 28 episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the sisters visited a spiritual healer during their family trip to Bali. Kourtney revealed to Khloé and Kim that the guru said she and Scott were “soulmates” and “have to decide whether [they] want to be together or not be together.”

Elite Daily, May 2019

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin love gushing about each other on social media. From the moment they started publicly dating again in June 2018, they’ve been practically inseparable, and they’re pretty much the star of one another’s Instagram feeds at this point. Despite the negativity they sometimes face from online trolls, Justin and Hailey’s cutest moments show how happy they are together.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Taylor Swift’s new era has arrived, my friends, and OMG — it’s a lot to take in. At midnight on Friday, April 26, Swift dropped the song “ME!” featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco, along with a pastel-colored, sugary sweet music video. In her typical fashion, Swift has been teasing intricate clues about the new music for weeks, and fans are now wondering, does Taylor Swift’s “ME!” music video reveal she’s engaged?

Elite Daily, April 2019

If there’s one celebrity couple I stan more than any other, it’s Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. I mean, can you get any cuter or more authentic than these two? Between their countless red carpet appearances and the way they constantly troll each other on social media, the married couple shows their love in such a hilarious and heartfelt way. Can’t get enough either? Blake and Ryan’s photos together have one surprising thing in common that tells us even more about their relationship.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Don’t get me wrong, I love my closet, but the truth is that it’s way too small to cram everything I need to fit in there. My apartment is already tiny AF, and the closet space isn’t exactly like something you’d see on Gossip Girl. Between my clothes, my luggage, my extra sheets and towels, and my shoes (which probably need a closet all to themselves), I can’t ever keep it looking organized. I mean, I can try to shut the door, but the guy I’m seeing is bound to spot the chaos eventually, right?

Elite Daily, April 2019

Is it just me, or does dating feel like a super ambiguous concept these days? I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been on a couple dates with someone, feeling like things were really progressing, when they hit me with a text saying, “I’m just looking to keep things casual.” What does “keeping it casual” mean when dating? Are we exclusive? Can we hang out in public or are we just hooking up in private? What if I catch feelings? It’s confusing, and I don’t always know how to react.

Elite Daily, April 2019

I have a good friend who recently went through a tough breakup. It was one of those situations where the relationship was good, but not right. The hardest thing was that they still shared the same gym… and all the mutual friends they had made there together. She and I were getting dinner last week when she mentioned how difficult it was to navigate said friendships after she and her boyfriend had broken up. We both wondered, can you keep mutual friends after a breakup?

Elite Daily, April 2019

There comes a time in many long-term relationships, after things have been progressing for awhile, when you might step back and think to yourself, “Wow, we’re really in this for the long haul.” Maybe it’s one super romantic moment that brings about this realization, or maybe it’s a collection of shared experiences that build up that deepening bond. The signs your relationship is serious aren’t always easy to spot, but when you know what to look for, you can feel more confident in your growing connection.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Quinn is entirely made up of audio and written work to allow women be more inventive about what turns them on. The platform is unique because it’s geared specifically toward female pleasure, and it departs from traditional norms about porn as a visual medium. Spiegel decided to create the site after developing sexual dysfunction as a symptom of her anorexia. She realized that many of her female friends were feeling similar dissatisfaction.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Here’s something I’ve always thought was ironic — dating apps, which are intended to help us meet people IRL, can sometimes cause us to spend more time on our phones. I often feel like I spend hours swiping, scrolling, and messaging people instead of going on actual dates, and I know I’m not alone in feeling this way. But the psychology behind Hinge’s new design, which is all about human connection, according to a rep for the company, is such a refreshing solution to this problem.

Elite Daily, April 2019

With Nick Jonas in the midst of an iconic Jonas Brothers reunion, and Priyanka Chopra having just starred in the rom-com Isn’t It Romantic? and launched a YouTube series called If I Could Tell You Just One Thing highlighting female role models, it’s safe to say this couple is killing the game. They’re both at high points in their careers, and the best part? They publicly cheer each other on through all of it. As it turns out, Priyanka Chopra Jonas knew Nick Jonas was “the one”during a sweet moment early in their romance, which she recently shared with fans for the first time.

Elite Daily, April 2019

I know, I know — you probably didn’t come here to read another complaint about how dating is “worse than it’s ever been.” That’s a bit of an exaggeration. But seriously, y’all, it’s tough out there! Even if you aren’t looking for anything serious, sometimes it feels like it takes more effort than it’s worth to meet someone you vibe with. These tweets about casual dating will remind you that no matter how hard it is, you’re not in this alone.

Elite Daily, April 2019

It feels like everyone I know is getting engaged lately, and I totally love it. Weddings are one of my very favorite things — there’s nothing better than seeing two people commit to forever, through thick and thin, for better or for worse. Call me a hopeless romantic, but I can’t get enough! Not every engagement plays out like a fantasy, though, and sometimes you might even be wondering if you got engaged too soon.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Picture this: you’re in the middle of a heated breakup with bae. Both of you are upset, tears have been shed, and you’ve been talking in circles for an hour. As tough as this is, though, you know it’s the right move to end your relationship. Just as the conversation seems to be nearing a close, your (now ex-)partner leans in close and… boom. You’re making out. All of a sudden, things are majorly heating up between you, and before you know it, you’re getting it on.

Elite Daily, April 2019

In many ways, having a dog is similar to having a child. You’re responsible for the life and happiness of this tiny, adorable creature, and often, your dog’s daily routine becomes a major part of how you structure your day. Pet parent life definitely comes with its perks (a constant snuggle buddy and a new friend group you may pick up at the dog park), but it’s not without its challenges as well. Dating with a dog requires extra thought and intention, especially when it comes to introducing your pup to a brand new partner.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Well, it looks like Bachelor alum Amanda Stanton and her boyfriend Bobby Jacobs have officially called it quits. While it’s unclear what exactly caused the split, Bobby Jacobs’ quote about his Amanda Stanton breakup suggests that Jacobs still cares a lot about Stanton’s two daughters. He assured fans that there has been no infidelity, and he wants to remain a part of the girls’ lives.

Elite Daily, April 2019

OK, y’all, is it too much to ask that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid get back together for good? I, for one, adore their relationship, even though it’s had its share of ups and downs over the past three years. Although they broke up in January, they clearly still care a lot about each other, judging by Zayn Malik’s tweets defending Gigi Hadid on April 4. He took to Twitter to fight off recent rumors that there might be bad blood between them.

Elite Daily, April 2019

If I’m being honest, texting is a constant source of stress and confusion. First of all, everyone has a different communication style — some people love emojis and gifs, while others prefer to keep it simple. Some people overdo it on the exclamation points, but others can’t even be bothered with a period. And don’t get me started on the amount of time you should wait between texts. If you boyfriend or girlfriend always texts back right away, what does it mean?

Elite Daily, April 2019

I can’t claim to be an expert on finding true love, but I know one thing for certain — dating app skills are a must-have when you’re looking for that special someone. If you’ve been single anytime in the last few years, chances are you’ve dabbled in app dating (or at least watched over your friend’s shoulder as she swiped through her Tinder matches). I’ve always found that world a bit daunting, but I have friends who seem to know just how to craft the perfect message or snag that great first date.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Ah, the ever-stressful “defining the relationship” talk. It’s a hallmark of any new romantic partnership, and everyone seems to have different opinions about how to do it the right way. Often, it ends up being a guessing game based on whatever feels right in the moment — which can sometimes leave room for error. If you’re worried you defined the relationship too soon, take a step back and evaluate the signs.

Elite Daily, April 2019

Relationships, like all things, change with time. And while there are many beautiful things about a long-term commitment to someone, keeping the spark alive can sometimes be challenging. After all, when you settle into a routine together, it’s not quite so simple to shake things up and retain that element of surprise. Don’t fret, though — there are plenty of ways to make your relationship more romantic, as long as you’re both creative and resourceful.

Elite Daily, April 2019

I’m not anywhere close to being married yet, but thankfully, my family and I have a pretty open dialogue about what to expect when that day comes. I’m lucky to have parents who are really supportive of my life and my dreams, and they love the fact that I’m a strong feminist who isn’t big on tradition. I’ve always liked the idea of walking yourself down the aisle as a symbol of independence and freedom from antiquated rules.

Elite Daily, April 2019

If you’ve been in a relationship for a while, it’s natural that your feelings may change and shift a bit. That being said, you never want to feel like the love isn’t alive anymore, even when the initial honeymoon phase is over. The experience of falling out of love with your partner can be scary, but luckily, it doesn’t mean the two of you are doomed. I chatted with the experts to learn how to save your relationship if these concerns start to arise.

Elite Daily, April 2019

I have mad respect for Jennette McCurdy. The former iCarly and Sam & Cat star is not only funny AF, but she’s also recently gone public about her years-long struggle with disordered eating and her journey toward loving her body. I always find it so inspiring when celebrities use their platform for positive change, and McCurdy has made it her mission to do just that. But as for who Jennette McCurdy is dating, that’s a tougher egg to crack. The actress is pretty private about her love life, but she’s reportedly dated a number of famous men throughout her past.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Ben Higgins is no stranger to sharing his heart in a public way. The former Bachelor, who starred in the show’s 20th season in 2016, has always been honest about his feelings — even when it means he’ll inevitably face criticism. (ICYMI: He famously broke from tradition by professing his love to both Lauren Bushnell and Joelle Fletcher before the final rose ceremony, which had Bachelor Nation freaking out at the time.) But now, he’s had time to learn and grow after his engagement with Bushnell ended in May 2017, and he’s done a lot of self-reflection.

Elite Daily, March 2019

If you’ve experienced trust issues in your relationship, you know all too well how tough they can be. Feelings of betrayal and sadness add a lot of weight to a loving partnership — but the good news is, you can work through them together and grow stronger as a result. If you’re dating someone with trust issues, remember that it isn’t necessarily your fault and that the best thing you can do is support them through their feelings. Their concerns might actually have nothing to do with you or your relationship, according to an expert.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Here’s the not-so-magical truth behind Disney fairytales: The expectation that “someday my prince will come” disempowers women from living lives on their own terms, or from seeking out romantic relationships that make them feel like equal partners. If we wait around for a significant other to find us, believing that true love is the only achievement that matters, we’re missing out on the chance to write our own personal narrative.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Struggling to trust the person you’re with is never fun. No matter how much you love your partner, it can still feel pretty crappy to be on edge all the time wondering if they’re going to betray your confidence. Sometimes, people treat you badly and have to work to rebuild your trust, but in other cases, you might be struggling to trust them for a reason you can’t explain. This could be a sign you have trust issues, which is indicative of a larger inability to trust people in general.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Trust is the pillar of any successful relationship. If you’re dating someone and your relationship has been through some tough times, or you haven’t developed clear communication tactics with each other yet, you might find yourself struggling to trust them fully. The signs you don’t trust your boyfriend or girlfriend aren’t always easy to spot, but when you do recognize them, you can take your first steps toward combating them and growing stronger together.

Elite Daily, March 2019

In her new Netflix standup comedy special Growing, Amy Schumer opened up about her pregnancy and her marriage to professional chef Chris Fischer. The comedian got real about the struggles of pregnancy and her changing body, and she also expressed her deep love for her husband, whom she married in 2018. Amy Schumer’s quote about her husband’s autism spectrum disorder reveals how much she cares about him, and how their relationship thrives because of honesty and laughter.

Elite Daily, March 2019

As if we needed more reason to obsess over these two, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart’s hot air balloon date is proof that their love is alive and well. The Riverdale star just revealed the most romantic thing he has ever done for someone — and as it turns out, it was taking Reinhart on a surprise hot-air-balloon adventure! Talk about a creative way to show love to your partner.

Elite Daily, March 2019

So much for the honeymoon phase… Justin Bieber and his wife of six months, Hailey Baldwin, might already be facing some challenges. Friends of the couple are reportedly worried about their relationship in light of Bieber’s recent personal struggles, and some are wondering, does Hailey Baldwin trust Justin Bieber? Bieber opened up on Instagram about how he’s been feeling “disconnected” lately, and Baldwin has reportedly been doing her best to support him, even though it’s been difficult, per reports.

Elite Daily, March 2019

At any given moment, you can probably find me planning or dreaming about my next big travel adventure. I’m obsessed with new experiences, and I’ve definitely learned a thing or two over the years about putting together a foolproof vacation agenda… without breaking the bank, because your girl sadly isn’t rollin’ in unlimited funds (I wish!). One milestone I have yet to check off the list, but would love to someday, is traveling with a significant other.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Planning a trip can be a huge endeavor, no matter where you’re going or for how long. And for many of us, it’s a rare opportunity to escape from life’s usual stresses and have some fun. Ironing out the details is key, including figuring out who will be your vacation buddy (or if you’re going to have one at all). In some instances, you might want to bring bae along, but in others, maybe you want to ride solo, with your family, or with one of your BFFs.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Is there anything more exciting than planning a vacation? Sure, it can be stressful sometimes, but if you decide you want to take a big trip out of the country, it’s definitely something to look forward to. And if you haven’t traveled with your partner yet, that’s also a major step. Deciding when to travel internationally with your significant other can be tricky, but there are some surefire ways to know you’re ready.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Pump the brakes, sound the alarms — Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph almost got engaged last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. This video of Colton almost proposing to Cassie is enough to get your heart racing from the suspense. I thought it was happening, people! And judging from the nervous look on Randolph’s face, she thought the same thing — until Underwood laughed and sat back down next to her. Deep breath out.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Hello, happy Wednesday, we need to talk about this Bachelor finale. In case you’re living under a pop culture rock and have somehow missed it, America’s favorite football-playing, fence-jumping virgin has found true love with Cassie Randolph. But there’s no ring in sight just yet, which has a lot of people wondering… will Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph get engaged? What are their future plans? They’re apparently happily in love, but Bachelor nation has a whole lot of questions for this duo.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Young women need to hear that their bodies are beautiful, miraculous things and that their sexuality is something to celebrate — in whatever way feels right to them. This would have changed my life as a teenager. I grew up believing that sex was something I would do for the sake of my husband, not something I might ever seek out for myself. I also grew up thinking I would be irreparably damaged the moment I slept with someone without a ring on my finger.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Without a doubt, Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale are the most unexpected couple of 2019 so far. Davidson, fresh off his split from Ariana Grande last October, has been linked to Beckinsale since early January, and lately the pair hasn’t been shy about publicizing their relationship. It’s safe to say this match feels like it came out of nowhere, and a lot of people (me included) are scratching their heads in confusion and surprise.

Elite Daily, March 2019

The most surprising plot twist of the Harry Potter saga had nothing to do with the books or movies themselves. What on earth could I be referring to, you ask? Neville Longbottom’s glow-up. Matthew Lewis, the actor who played Neville during his teenage years, is seriously smokin’ and still killing it in the acting world. And as for Matthew Lewis’ relationship status, that’s a story you don’t want to miss — it even has its own Harry Potter connection.

Elite Daily, March 2019

It’s the relationship milestone that everyone seems to have opinions about: that moment when bae meets the fam. It’s different for everyone, and it often depends on how far you and your partner live from your family, how open everyone is to the introduction, and whether your relationship began as friends before you dated. If your partner and your family are both central facets of your life, bringing them together for the first time can solidify your connection in a big way. It can also be scary.

Elite Daily, March 2019

First of all, if you’re reading this because you’re getting married soon (or considering it), congrats! Making the commitment to share your life with someone is super exciting… and nerve-wracking… and meaningful… and basically all the feelings. While wedding planning might seem like the obvious thing to focus on in preparation for the big day, there’s another question you should also consider. Will you be changing your name on social media after getting married? And if so, when?

Elite Daily, March 2019

How am I doing after the news of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s engagement, you ask? Thanks for checking in on me during this trying time. The news that Bloom is officially off the market (again) is tough to swallow, but also, it feels good to see my girl Katy get the happy ending she deserves. She’s been through it all — from a 14-month marriage to Russell Brand to an on-again-off-again romance with John Mayer, and it’s great to finally see her with a stable, loving man who treats her right.

Elite Daily, March 2019

Elite Daily, March 2019

Jordyn Woods and Kylie Jenner have been best friends for years. But their friendship appears to be on the rocks, ever since TMZ reported on Tuesday, Feb. 19 that Woods reportedly hooked up with Tristan Thompson, the father of Jenner’s sister Khloé Kardashian’s daughter, True Thompson. Elite Daily reached out to Woods and Thompson’s teams for comment but did not hear back. Looking back, Jordyn Woods’ quotes about Kylie Jenner make this drama even more tragic and painful to hear.

Elite Daily, February 2019

There’s nothing quite like the bond between sisters. I only have a brother, so I can’t completely relate, but my mom and her sister have been BFFs their whole lives, and I can’t lie, I’m a bit jealous. I wish I had an older sister to run to for advice when my crush doesn’t like me back, or to offer comfort when a relationship goes sour. But since I don’t have a sis of my own, I wanted to find another way to get some breakup advice from older sisters, so I talked to these women who have serious wisdom to share.

Elite Daily, February 2019

In a radio interview on Wednesday, Feb. 27, Offset revealed new details about how rumors of his infidelity affected his relationship with Cardi B. Offset’s quote about his reported cheating shows that the media headlines have taken a toll on him, and that he and his wife are trying their best to work through this together. Offset has been working overtime to win Cardi back since the rumors of his cheating first surfaced in December, and after their appearance together at the 2019 Grammys in February, it appears things between them are on the mend.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Some couples are all about sharing their relationships online. If you’re super proud of being with your partner (as you should be!), maybe you can’t wait to share the love with all your followers. Bragging about your significant other is a fun way to show off how much you care about them, and after several months of dating, your partner might start to make regular appearances on your Instagram feed.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Let’s all just admit something here — we’re practically social media detectives. And this means we have intel into each other’s pasts — potentially years back! So it’s no surprise if you and bae know each other’s romantic history before you’re even an official couple yourselves. Whether or not you’ve talked about your exes, odds are, you know who they’ve dated before you. And as long as your current relationship takes priority, this is NBD. But when your boyfriend or girlfriend still follows their ex on Instagram, things might get a little more complicated.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Forget the awards — the real crowning moment of this year’s Academy Awards was Rami Malek kissing his girlfriend Lucy Boynton when he was announced as Best Actor winner. This couple has had everyone swooning since they confirmed their relationship back in January, so naturally, the internet collectively lost its cool on Sunday night when this went down. Since this is one of the couple’s first public appearances together, all eyes are on them — and Rami and Lucy’s Oscars 2019 kiss did not disappoint.

Elite Daily, February 2019

One of my favorite couples on social media is Julia Engel and Thomas Berolzheimer from Gal Meets Glam. Not only are they relationship goals, but they’ve also built an Instagram brand of over one million followers on Julia’s account and started a clothing line called Gal Meets Glam Collection together. Thomas is a photographer and Julia is the face of the brand, so he’s the guy behind the lens of most of the photos you see of her. I’ve always admired their work, so I was excited to learn from Thomas his tips and tricks for capturing such beautiful, colorful images.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Our favorite celebrities are almost like parts of our family. We grow super attached to them, stay updated on their love lives, and follow all their major moments on social media. Take, for instance, me and Emily Blunt (and her hot hubby John Krasinski). You’d think we were practically BFFs by the way I ship the two of them. Celebrity couples are especially fun to analyze — who doesn’t love following all the drama of people hooking up, breaking up, and falling in love? Turns out, though, your favorite celebrity couple might reveal something about you, too.

Elite Daily, February 2019

In the age of social media, it’s easy for us to know almost everything about someone before we meet them in person. It’s also possible to keep tabs on former loves or anyone else who is no longer in your life. Things start to get tricky, though, when your boyfriend or girlfriend’s ex follows you on Instagram. No matter how long you’ve been together, it’s never a great feeling to know that your partner’s ex is still invested in their life (and yours). But before you freak out, take a step back and think about the context of the situation.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Breaking up over text never really seems like an ideal situation. But sometimes, it might be the best you can do. If there are distance or time constraints, or if the relationship really wasn’t very serious, or if you feel unsafe about handling the situation in person, a breakup text might be the way to go. In general, the best breakup text to send requires careful thought and analysis before you take the leap. It’s important to think through the nature of your relationship to determine the least painful way to move on.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Let’s say you’re dating someone new and things are going great. Before long, you’ve reached the point in your relationship where your partner turns to you and says, “Hey, want to meet my friends?” Of course you do! But also, SOS. Meeting your partner’s friends means opening yourself up to scrutiny from people outside the relationship who don’t know you very well yet. And we all know that first impressions are super important.

Elite Daily, February 2019

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Love makes our brains feel all fuzzy and mushy with feel-good vibes. While there’s almost nothing better than feeling totally obsessed with someone, it can also make it difficult to tell when things might be going wrong. That’s what we need our squad for. When your bestie gets all caught up in her own head, bring her back to reality with some love advice for your best friend. You can help each other remember that you are worthy of only the best.

Elite Daily, February 2019

Let me confess something — sometimes no matter how much I think I’m over someone, it takes an intervention from my friend group to remind me that I reallllyyy need to move on. After a bad relationship ends, it’ll seem like I’m on top of the world, reclaiming my independence and living by my own rules. But secretly, maybe I’m not quite there. No worries, though, because my friends know the real story, and they’re always happy to cheer me up. If you’re looking for breakup advice to give your best friend, my squad sure knows what they’re talking about.

Elite Daily, February 2019

I have a good friend who I adore for her honesty. The more time I spend with her, the more empowered I feel to speak my truth in any given scenario, and my love life is no exception. She’s one of these people who will always tell it like it is, whether or not she thinks her opinion will be well-received. As far as dating advice to give your best friend, she’s got it in spades, and I feel like I’m always going to her when I need some perspective.

Professionally Unqualified, January 2019

Kirk Bado interviews Sarah Ellis, a culture writer, podcaster and content creator. They talk about moving to New York City after college, freelance writing, balancing graduate school with work and her relationship podcast Subtext.

Elite Daily, January 2019

“So, what do you like to do for fun?,” my date asks and I immediately panic. I showed up here with big expectations, curious about what speed dating is really like and hopeful I might at least meet someone intriguing. Now it’s 10 seconds into Date One and I fear this was a terrible mistake. Five minutes per person can’t be that hard, right? He looks at me expectantly as I clutch my $5 house white wine and take a sip.

Elite Daily, January 2019

It seems like no one will ever stop obsessing over Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. The married couple duo has been going strong for over a decade now, and they continue to gush about each other like no time has passed. And in my opinion, it never gets old. Judging from photos of Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen on Instagram, these two are here to stay, and they’re extremely supportive and proud of each other’s many accomplishments.

Elite Daily, January 2019

As the Patriots head to the Super Bowl for the 10th time (!!!) this year, all eyes are on tight end Rob Gronkowski (aka Gronk) and his team. But what I care about the most, obviously, is Gronk’s adorable relationship with his longtime girlfriend Camille Kostek. You may have seen their selfies and mushy posts all over Instagram, and if Camille Kostek, Rob Gronkowski’s girlfriend, looks familiar to you, there’s a surprising reason why.

Elite Daily, January 2019

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend Camille Kostek, a model and former Patriots cheerleader, are honestly couple goals. The two have been romantically linked for at least three years now, and they’re nowhere near finished, as evidenced by their super public professions of affection on social media. The football legend and Sports Illustrated model love showing their support for one another both on and off the field. But will they last?

Elite Daily, January 2019

Cheating can sometimes feel like the ultimate breach of trust. It can cause pain for both partners and can fundamentally shift the dynamic of a relationship. It’s not an ideal situation, but for some, it’s all too real, and the consequences can be devastating. Not sure what to do if your boyfriend or girlfriend cheats? Here’s a blueprint of some potentially life-changing strategies for learning to trust again.

Elite Daily, January 2019

There’s no textbook answer for who should be making the most money in any relationship. But due to heteronormative and patriarchal pressures, some women buy into the narrative that their partner should be capable of supporting them, or that their date should be able to pick up the check. Everyone has different anxieties and feelings about money, and this can lead to some emotionally charged conversations.

Elite Daily, January 2019

My philosophy on Valentine’s Day is this: The most important person worth celebrating is yourself. Whether you’re single, dating, or in a long-term committed relationship, be your own valentine first. You are sufficient and worth all the love and affection in this world, and if you don’t provide that care to yourself, you won’t be able to love others as well. Waiting around for someone else to make you feel valuable can often result in disappointment.

Greatist, January 2019

Sometimes running really sucks. Not that I don’t love it—because I do love it—but there’s almost nothing worse than trying to crank out miles when it’s dark and cold and windy and miserable and all you really want is to be in your bed snuggled up watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Can you tell I’m not a fan of winter?

Elite Daily, January 2019

What better time to say “I love you” than the most romantic holiday of the year? Valentine’s Day is all about honoring your love for bae, so it makes sense that it might be a good time to say those three little words for the first time. Whether you’re keeping things low-key or going all out, it’s tempting to express all your new feelings on a day filled with passion. Should you first say “I love you” on Valentine’s Day, or is it potentially a recipe for disaster?

Elite Daily, January 2019

If you’re into a traditional Valentine’s Day, you probably picture all the classic touches — Hallmark cards, a huge bouquet of flowers, and a giant box of chocolates. The day is all about showing off our love for one another, and for some couples, that means going all out. But if your significant other hates Valentine’s Day, things might be a little more complicated, and you may even be feeling stress about the upcoming day of romance.

Elite Daily, January 2019

What’s even better than a beautiful wedding photo? A beautiful city wedding photo, obviously. I can’t lie, my heart skips a beat just looking at a majestic skyline with an adorable and happy couple at the center. Those bright lights! Those skyscrapers! I’ve always been a city girl, and there’s something about the sight of taxi cabs and window displays that makes me feel super cheesy and romantic. I mean, can you get any more iconic than a downtown view of a bustling metropolitan city? Add in the flowers and some chic wedding fashion and I just can’t get enough.

Elite Daily, January 2019

OK, I’ll say it — sometimes best friends are way better than significant others. You don’t have to worry about looking flawless when you’re around them, and you can be your absolute most embarrassing and know that they’ll still love you. You can sit on your couch, cry over stupid work problems, and gossip about that mean girl who lives down the street. What’s not to love? Things get tricky when the lines start to get blurred — look out for the subtle signs you might be falling in love with your best friend.

Elite Daily, January 2019

Am I the only one who can’t get enough of Sex Education on Netflix? The British dramedy is full of adorable characters, cringe-worthy sexual encounters and just enough conflict to keep you on your toes. It’s one of those shows that brings you right back to your teenage years, when the prospect of dating was fraught with confusion, nerves, and stress about your experience (or lack thereof). It’s honest in its approach to teen sexuality, but just how accurate is the sex therapy?

Elite Daily, January 2019

First love is written about in songs and romanticized in movies. It’s considered the ultimate fairytale, although it doesn’t necessarily work out in the long-term. Many of us have a first love story (some better than others) and remember what it was like the first time our hearts got all fluttery for someone. But what if this person became the one that got away? Do you ever stop missing your first love?

Elite Daily, January 2019

Can’t stop thinking about your partner’s face? Maybe you’ve memorized every little detail, down to that dimple on their left cheek or the way they raise their eyebrows when they’re laughing. When you’re in love, it can be the most comforting feeling to see your partner after a long, tough day or week. What is your brain’s response to looking at your significant other? What is it about them that makes you feel so happy and calm?

Elite Daily, January 2019

First dates can be either the best or worst thing ever, and you never truly know until you go for it. No matter how the chemistry is over text, things can shake out differently when you’re finally hanging out IRL. While it’s exciting to meet someone new, a first date is really all about reading the signs to decide if you’d like to see this person again. Are they easy to talk to? Can you feel a spark? And if the date didn’t go well, is it ever smart to give a bad first date a second chance?

Elite Daily, January 2019

On your partner’s birthday, the pressure is on not only to find the perfect gift… but also to craft the perfect social media post to celebrate them. How do you say “happy birthday” to your significant other on Instagram in a way that adequately captures your feelings? Thankfully, some of our favorite celebrity couples have totally got this figured out, and we can all use their example as inspiration.

Elite Daily, January 2019

No doubt you’ve had friends who make every single relationship moment into a huge event. One month? Pop the champagne. Two months? Instagram official. Three months? Sunset cruise. (I’m getting carried away here, but you get the picture.) So are you totally crazy if you just want to keep things low-key? Or, on the other hand, is it extra AF to be proud of every milestone you share together?

Elite Daily, January 2019

A new year means it’s time to dive straight into those resolutions. If you’re hoping to work on your love life in 2019, odds are you’ve downloaded all the apps and spruced up your profile to get a fresh start. Realistically though, how much time should you spend on dating apps if you’re hoping to find a relationship? And how do you avoid burnout when you’re spending all your time looking for love?

Greatist, November 2018

Growing up, I’d tried every sport in the book, but I could never stick with any of them—partially as a result of my inevitable embarrassment when kids half my age would smoke me in tennis matches or volleyball games. I dreaded gym class… or anything involving sneakers, really. In contrast to my lack of skill on the court or field, my father has always been able to do anything athletic he sets his mind to.

Rewire.News, August 2018

It’s the pill that changed history for women, opening up unprecedented opportunities to build a life unrestricted to marriage and motherhood. Since its launch in the early 1960s, the birth control pill has expanded our understanding of what is possible in modern relationships. But what about options for men?

WNYC Radio, August 2018

Midday Show: Sarah Ellis and Logan Nickels discuss the challenges of bringing male birth control to the market and the professionals working to shift cultural attitudes towards contraception and masculinity.

Greatist, March 2018

I’m sitting on my yoga mat, sandwiched between two middle-aged men in business suits. The room glows softly with the haze of low fluorescent lighting, and the couple behind me is chatting animatedly about their workweek. I swallow and try to distract myself with a warm-up. You have to look totally unbothered, I tell myself. It’s worse if people notice that you’re nervous. What I’m trying so hard to forget is that in a matter of minutes, I’m going to see these people naked. Every single one of them.

Greatist, March 2018

Some days, my body doesn’t feel fully my own; it feels like it belongs to our culture, which has endless things to say about its value, how it’s never quite small enough or curvy enough, never capable of being what it “should” be. I run because it feels like the only thing that makes sense. It feels like taking back my power in a world that says, “You exist to be looked at and desired and wanted by someone else.” I run because my muscles, my breath—even my soul cries out for it. Feeling strong as a woman allows me to believe, for a moment, that I don’t have to fear.

Greatist, October 2018

Can’t sleep? You’re not alone—around one in three people suffer from some form of insomnia. If you find yourself tossing and turning at night, it’s tempting to reach for a sleep aid to help you get that much-needed shut-eye. And there are tons of options on the market,but are they safe for long-term use? And can your body develop a tolerance to them?

Greatist, October 2018

Whether you’re training for your first 5K or your zillionth marathon, one thing is undeniable: Your go-to running playlist is about to get really old, really fast. Don’t get me wrong—I love a good Justin Timberlake bop as much as the next girl. But after weeks of pounding the pavement to “Can’t Stop the Feeling” on repeat, I’m totally burned out.

Greatist, July 2018

If you’re reading this, odds are you had caffeine this morning (or maybe you’re consuming it right now). The most widely used psychoactive stimulant in the world, caffeine is present in everything from coffee and tea to soda and chocolate. But if you’ve ever felt that jittery feeling that comes from downing one too many shots of espresso, you may not be surprised to learn that it’s possible to overdo it.

Godcast, February 2018

Sarah Ellis and Danielle Isbell get into what they were first taught about sex, how they think about sex now, and what may or may not be troubling about straight women’s sexuality in the church.

Greatist, March 2018

Sometimes it seems like Instagram is making us more critical than ever before. Fit bodies, endless travel photos… how do we measure up? It can be hard to deal with, but a new social media movement is fighting back against impossible standards.

Greatist, February 2018

As if we needed one more reason to question everything, getting in “proposal shape” is apparently the next big thing in fitness. Yep, more and more people are working out specifically to prepare for their proposal—and the inevitable engagement photos. We fully support healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes, but we don’t love the idea that anyone feels like they have to look a certain way in order for their proposal to be successful.

Greatist, February 2018

Peter DeVito is “so f*cking sick and tired of the Photoshop.” The 20-year-old photographer is making waves for his unretouched portraits that normalize and even celebrate acne. “Having acne is normal and doesn’t make you any less of a person,” DeVito says. He’s right, so it’s time to embrace natural beauty and stop thinking about pimples as imperfections. Love the skin you’re in—scars, bumps, and all.

Greatist, February 2018

Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hunter McGrady has a bold message for critics: There is no “wrong” body type, only wrong ways to talk about beauty standards. The 5’11”, size-16 model was just chosen to appear in this year’s SI swimsuit issue, and she’s determined to prove women of every size, weight, and ethnicity can be powerful and sexy.

Greatist, February 2018

Ah, coffee. For many of us, that morning cup of joe is as essential to survival as oxygen. A full 64 percent of Americans drink at least one cup of coffee per day… and for many people, it’s far more than that. So it’s no surprise California residents aren’t loving the news that their coffee might start coming with a warning label.

Greatist, February 2018

Between the classes, extracurriculars, and social obligations I juggled as a 20-year-old—plus the pressure I put on myself to succeed at all of them—it’s a wonder I ever made it to graduation. Perfectionism feels like it’s ingrained in my DNA, and apparently, I’m not the only one.

Greatist, January 2018

This week Aerie announced its newest spokeswomen, and every single one of them is major #girlboss status. Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, actress and activist Yara Shahidi, and singer-songwriter Rachel Platten join model Iskra Lawrence as “role models” for Aerie’s spring line. This campaign is about more than body diversity—it’s about celebrating a diversity of strength as well.

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