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Maria Yagoda

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New York, NY, United States

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  • People magazine
  • VICE
  • OZY
  • The Hairpin
  • BuzzFeed
  • Bustle
  • The Atlantic

Past articles by Maria:

17 Horrific Stories of Super Last-Minute Wedding Cancellations

Planning to get married doesn’t always mean getting married. Sometimes, the wedding ends before “I do” – and sometimes it ends immediately after. As we attempt to come to terms with John Cena and Nikki Bella’s broken engagement, we’re looking back at 17 of the most dramatic stories of called-off weddings, as shared by Reddit users who attended (or participated in) ceremonies that were abruptly… → Read More

What It's Like to Ride a $2,000 Vibrating 'Sex Machine'

As sex tech becomes teenier and teenier, I wonder: Is bigger actually better? → Read More

Here's Everything You Can Eat at Coachella This Year

We're almost as excited about the food as we are about the Beyoncé performance. → Read More

Everything Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid Have Ever Said About Each Other

We compiled everything the couple has ever said about each other publicly, because somebody had to. → Read More

Why McDonald's Is Flipping Its Iconic Arches Upside Down

For International Women's Day on March 8, brands are ramping up their efforts to be part of the conversation. Business Insider first… → Read More

Everything We Know About Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry's Relationship – So Far

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's romance trajectory beginning in January 2016 at a Golden Globes bash before their separation February 2017 — and reunion in February 2018 → Read More

I Confronted the Men Who Sent Me Unsolicited Dick Pics

Not that I recommend doing it, or even having conversations with men at all. → Read More

Dolly Parton's 72nd Birthday: 10 Reasons Why She Rules

Dolly Parton turns 72 on Friday, and we couldn’t feel luckier to have her in our lives. Ever since her 1960 debut album, Hello, I’m Dolly, the Tennessee-born singer has made a massive, boot-shaped footprint on the music industry, as well as just about every other industry (music, business, fashion). In addition to winning nine Grammy Awards over the course of her career, including a Lifetime… → Read More

Anthony Bourdain Is Looking Forward to Watching the 'Total Shame and Discomfort' at the Oscars

Over the past few months, as several high-profile sexual misconduct scandals have shaken the restaurant industry, Anthony Bourdain has repeatedly… → Read More

A Gift for All: The 9 Best Holiday Episodes of '90s TV Shows

If you were a child of the 1990s, the holiday season meant buying glittery, lotion-based gifts at Bath & Body Works and Limited Too. It also meant actually enjoying candy canes, eggnog not giving you indigestion and – best of all – watching holiday episodes of your favorite shows, some age-appropriate and some, well, not. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit nine of the most… → Read More

Anna Kendrick Does Kristen Stewart, Plus 16 More Spot-On Celeb Impressions

If imitation is the highest form of flattery, these celebs showed their fellow stars some serious love → Read More

Chrissy Teigen Pregnant with John Legend

The model and John Legend announced they’re expecting baby No. 2, so we’re prepping their next kid for the fact that Teigen might be the coolest mother ever → Read More

The One Thing Bobby Flay Refuses to Serve at Thanksgiving

"It's a really bad idea. By 6:30 p.m. people are walking into walls," the chef says. → Read More

Bobby Flay Has a Secret Ingredient for Keeping Your Thanksgiving Dinner Warm

One of the most challenging aspects of pulling off Thanksgiving dinner is timing—but the Food Network chef is here to help. → Read More

Paranormal Creepy Stories on Reddit

Warning to the Easily Creeped Out – you should probably avoid this. After reading these 15 stories from Reddit users who had creepy, unexplainable, possibly paranormal things happen to them, you ma… → Read More

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's Sweetest PDA Moments

In honor of Reynolds’ 41st birthday, we look back at the couple’s cutest instances of being all over each other → Read More

Brand New Food Emojis Are Coming to Your Phone Very Soon

Finally, you can ask your roommate if she wants to get in on your takeout order without the extreme hassle of using words. → Read More

Straight Men, Please Stop Your Useless Fingering

To the surprise of many, just jabbing around down there is not an effective way to get off a person with a clitoris. So please, stop using your fingers as temporary dick surrogates and try these methods instead. → Read More

Hugh Hefner Dead: Holly Madison on Life in the Playboy Mansion, Kendra Wilkinson

In the wake of Hugh Hefner's passing, we're looking back on what two of his most famous girlfriends had to say about life with him in the Playboy Mansion → Read More

I Let Total Strangers Ask Me Any Question About My Sex Life

Recently, I let readers anonymously send me their burning questions pertaining to my sex life or sex in general via Sarahah. Here are my responses to the most grammatically correct, least abusive questions I received. → Read More