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Recent articles by Marissa:


“Any questions for me?” is a trap. Here’s how to answer the dreaded interview question

Interviewing for a job would be far less stressful if we had a copy of the questions beforehand. But what you can do to reclaim some control over your interview is ask questions yourself. Not only will this provide valuable insight into the… → Read More


Asking for an open relationship doesn't need to be weird

Sabrina Asseraf, a 23-year-old creative director at a social media agency in Montreal, naturally fell into an open relationship when she met her primary partner at a BDSM dungeon, a space dedicated to exploring BDSM kinks. “It was understood, at… → Read More

The 14 Best Foods To Eat When You Have An Upset Stomach, According To Nutritionists

Get that box of saltines ready! Here, a dietitian shares exactly what to eat with an upset stomach, so you can keep food down (and bounce back) in no time. → Read More

Quinoa Vs. Rice: Health Benefits, Which Is Healthier

Quinoa has a reputation for being the healthiest grain—but is it really better than rice? Nutritionists explain whether rice or quinoa is a healthier choice. → Read More

How Many Calories Are In A Bagel And Are They Really That Bad For You?

Bagels aren't known for being healthy, but are they actually so bad? Here's how many calories you can find in a bagel, plus other nutrition info. → Read More

The 10 Best Foods To Eat When You Have A Sore Throat, According To Doctors

If you're not sure what to eat when you have a sore throat, try these 10 doctor-approved options—from ice cream to chicken soup—to get rid of it quickly. → Read More

Ghee Vs. Butter: What's The Difference And Which Is Healthier?

In the great ghee versus butter debate, there isn't one official winner. Here's what a nutritionist has to say about which is healthier for your lifestyle. → Read More


Study abroad deaths are more common than you realize, but these two moms are fighting for change

Each year, hundreds of thousands of college students embark on study abroad programs in the hopes of boosting their job prospects, making new memories, and gaining independence. But some of them don't make it back home. According to the Forum on… → Read More


How incarcerated people communicate with the outside world is heavily regulated by those who profit from it

Zach Schmidkunz has never sent a text in his life. When he was first incarcerated at the North Dakota State Penitentiary in 2003, he had a brick-like phone that didn’t do much more than make and receive calls. And while he’ll have to enlist the help… → Read More


The best sleep position for feeling good the next day, according to experts

It happens at least once a month like clockwork: I wake up from a solid eight-hour sleep, only to realize I’ve pulled my back and I can’t lift my arm beyond shoulder height. Sure, it’s frustrating because the pain shoots through my body like a… → Read More


Losing sleep over money is common, but it doesn't have to be

When I go to sleep at night, I don’t dwell on that awkward comment I made in a meeting, or whether I’m doing enough to minimize my carbon footprint. My brand of worrying involves all-consuming thoughts of whether I’m making enough money on each of… → Read More

32 Best High-Fiber Snacks, According To Nutritionists

Keep your gut happy, stomach full, and digestion running smoothly with the help of these nutritionist-approved high-fiber snacks. → Read More

10 Health Benefits Of Cucumbers—Plus Nutrition Info And Recipes

Are cucumbers healthy or just water? Here's what you should know about the top cucumber benefits and all of their great vitamins and nutrients. → Read More


How to make money by not getting married — yes, it's possible

Weddings and official announcements may not be for everyone, but the money-related perks of marriage — from joint income taxes to health insurance coverage — can often be what pushes some couples toward an official union. What many people don't… → Read More

Is Popcorn Gluten Free? Here’s What Nutritionists Have To Say

Popcorn may be naturally gluten-free, but is microwave and bagged popcorn safe? Try these gluten-free popcorn brands to be sure, along with advice from a nutritionist. → Read More


9 job interview mistakes that could legitimately cost you the position

Even the most seasoned candidates are bound to make a few job interview mistakes. And while certain faux pas might not be a deal breaker, others might end up costing you the job. "There are several reasons a candidate isn't selected for a job, and… → Read More


How to afford buying a house, from people who actually did it

Buying a home, while it was a regular part of adulting a few generations ago, is an alien concept to a lot of millennials. It's also one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make. Since the costs of owning a home can extend well beyond the… → Read More


6 meal prep tips that can help you actually stick to the habit, according to chef Kevin Curry

There’s no shortage of food and health influencers populating our Instagram Explore pages. But for meal prep novices and experts alike, Kevin Curry’s @fitmencook account manages to stand out. The chef, fitness expert, and author of Fit Men Cook… → Read More


Is swallowing gum bad for you? Here's what it actually does to your body

Let's be honest — at some point or another, you've swallowed your gum, whether on purpose or by accident. Some of you might've immediately panicked about how that piece of gum could somehow become a sticky, hard wad that'd rot in your gut and… → Read More


Cover letter mistakes that could cost you the job, according to career experts

Few aspects of the job application process are as awkward as writing a cover letter. You have to strike the perfect balance of talking yourself up while not seeming egotistical, all while capturing your wide breadth of talents and skills in an… → Read More