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New York and Kentucky just made it easier to vote by mail

New York and Kentucky just made it easier to vote by mail

New York and Kentucky announced new programs on Friday aimed at improving access to mail-in ballots, as both states work to find ways to limit interaction at the polls during upcoming elections amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear both signed executive orders mandating applications for…
This Playlist Will Make Your Next Run Feel Easier

This Playlist Will Make Your Next Run Feel Easier

When it comes to what to listen to while running, I've experimented with it all. I've cued up audiobooks. I've subscribed to murder podcasts. I've even plodded along to nothing, hoping to transform my daily run into something more like meditation. (Spoiler: I hated it.) Ultimately, though, nothing keeps me motivated like music.
Instagram Just Made It Easier To Delete All Those Accounts You Forgot That You Follow

Instagram Just Made It Easier To Delete All Those Accounts You Forgot That You...

On your profile, click on Following, where you'll now see Most Shown in Feed and Least Interacted With categories. From here, you can view which accounts you've interacted with least (as far as liking their posts and reacting to their Stories) over the last 90 days — and, welp, give them the axe if you…
Back-to-school shopping has gotten easier — but at whose expense?

Back-to-school shopping has gotten easier — but at whose expense?

Ah, September! ’Tis the season that shatters the holidays as the most wonderful time of the year: back-to-school. Parents of children K-8, rejoice! But while adults have long exulted in the notion that summer’s end means their kids are once again out of their dang hair, they’ve long bemoaned the Back-to-School Shopping Industrial Complex, too.…
7 Protective Styles That Will Make Your Fall Semester SO Much Easier

7 Protective Styles That Will Make Your Fall Semester SO Much Easier

However, naturalistas know that upkeep requires time and coins, too. Between getting acquainted with new dorm mates and settling into your fall syllabus, who has time to sit in front of a mirror and flat-twist every night? In order to alleviate some of that stress, try a protective style ahead of Labor Day? No one…
12 Crochet Styles That’ll Make Your Mornings Way Easier

12 Crochet Styles That’ll Make Your Mornings Way Easier

We're always in the mood for a head full of big, sexy curls. But 'big hair don't care' vibes can sometimes mean loading up on products, and spending lots of time twisting, rod-setting, and styling — which, tbh, isn't always the move. The easiest way to score the look with half the work? Crochet braids.…
Spring Break Dressing Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

Spring Break Dressing Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

After spending the last five months focusing solely on how to stay warm, it can be a little tricky to get back in a less-is-more mindset when it comes to clothes. Thankfully, there's a certain mid- March vacation scheduled that's designed solely to help us transition. Spring break might look different now that we're all…
Biologists are trying to make bird flu easier to spread. Can we not?

Biologists are trying to make bird flu easier to spread. Can we not?

The bird flu is a deadly virus with the potential to spark a global pandemic. Now, thanks to the US government, two lab experiments trying to find ways to make it more dangerous will resume their work after years on hold. It’s a troubling development, and one that highlights the risks of something called “gain-of-function”…
Into Horoscopes? Spotify Just Made Your Life Way Easier

Into Horoscopes? Spotify Just Made Your Life Way Easier

Spotify worked with astrologist Chani Nicholas to bring the signs to life, and the service tells Refinery29 that the track lists will be updated monthly. Just like a monthly horoscope! As someone who enjoys both hearing new music and blaming my bad attitude on my daily horoscope, I had to take the new feature for…
Out Of A Job? Applying For Unemployment Is Easier Than You Think

Out Of A Job? Applying For Unemployment Is Easier Than You Think

Usually, an individual can collect unemployment benefits for a maximum of 26 weeks (though, again, limits do vary by state), so unemployment insurance isn’t meant to be a long-term solution. Still, while the amount may not be much (in some cases it’s only a couple hundred bucks a week), it is a great resource for…

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