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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

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

Elite Daily, February 2019

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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