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21 Gifts New Moms Actually Want (& It’s Not More Baby Stuff)

21 Gifts New Moms Actually Want (& It’s Not More Baby Stuff)

I’m going to let you in on an open secret: most of the things a new mom wants for herself actually can’t be bought. For example, as a first-time mom to a nine-month-old, here’s what’s topping my wish list right now: sleep, positive encouragement, more hours in the day, help around the house, and a…
Here’s What’s Actually Being Done To Address Crimes Against Asian-Americans

Here’s What’s Actually Being Done To Address Crimes Against Asian-Americans

Tuesday's attack was not an isolated incident. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic — more specifically, since the start of racist theories that Chinese people are responsible for the COVID-19 virus — the U.S. has seen a sharp uptick in harassment, discrimination, and violence targeting Asian Americans. According to a California State University study,…
11 Neck Creams That Actually Make A Difference

11 Neck Creams That Actually Make A Difference

The upshot: We may be able to get away with using the same cream on our neck as we do on our face — if our complexions tend to stay bone dry and don't tolerate particularly strong actives, that is. "Because the skin [on the neck] is delicate, you may not be able to tolerate…
Actually, $1,400 Is Not $2,000

Actually, $1,400 Is Not $2,000

Biden, and other Democrats, have promised $2,000 stimulus checks time and time again. In a January 4 speech, ahead of Georgia’s run-off elections, Biden said, “If you send Jon [Ossoff] and the Reverend [Raphael Warnock] to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people…
Actually, Not Everything Needs To Be Compared To Kristallnacht

Actually, Not Everything Needs To Be Compared To Kristallnacht

Now, Republican politicians and political talking heads alike would like us all to believe that losing a few thousand Twitter follows is akin to the carefully orchestrated attempt to destroy an entire population of people. “I have lost 8,000 followers on this twitter account in one day,” Rep. Steve King (R-IA) tweeted. “Apple, Google, Facebook,…
This Gear (Actually) Makes Working Out More Fun

This Gear (Actually) Makes Working Out More Fun

From genuinely chic yoga mats to dumbells that don't look borrowed from your dad's basement, there's a whole world of well-designed and modern workout equipment to spruce up your space. But, since we know it's not just about looks, we've also added in accessories that you might not have found at your local gym. Think…
Actually, New Year’s Resolutions Are Meaningless: How 2020 Changed Self-Help

Actually, New Year’s Resolutions Are Meaningless: How 2020 Changed Self-Help

Personally, I only vaguely remember what my goals for 2020 were. To learn a lot at my then-new job. To exercise more, probably. I know I didn’t make a conscious resolution to spend more time with my family, to educate myself more deeply on the issues that matter to me so I can make truly…
What’s Actually In Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine?

What’s Actually In Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine?

As for the other ingredients of the Pfizer COVID vaccine, they're pretty straightforward. It's made up of the mRNA wrapped in what Dr. Malvestutto says you can think of as a "fat bubble" — lipid nanoparticles that protect the mRNA so it can do its job. The FDA lists these additional ingredients as: lipids ((4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-…
14 Actually Useful Gifts Practical People Will Appreciate (& Use)

14 Actually Useful Gifts Practical People Will Appreciate (& Use)

Tushy Classic BidetListen, everybody poops. Plus, this modernized bidet has about 3,000 positive reviews with fans wishing they could, "go back in time and gift it to their former selves." (We also have an intensely detailed review coming from our very own Beauty 7 Wellness writer who tested the thing out IRL — and, spoiler,…
So, How Many People Actually Voted For Kanye West…?

So, How Many People Actually Voted For Kanye West…?

Based on how important this presidential election has become, some would argue “too many.” More specifically, West managed to rack up 60,000 votes on Tuesday, with his highest count in Tennessee where 10,195 people voted for him. As the Tennessee Holler — a self-described audience-supported progressive news site — put it, “in addition to being…

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