Annakeara Stinson

Bio

Annakeara is a lifestyle writer at Bustle who covers all kinds of great things like women's sexual and reproductive health, relationships, mental health, and body image. Her work has appeared Bust, Marie Claire, IndieWire, The Temper, Paste, and Brooklyn Magazine. Previously, she worked at Elite Daily writing about women's health and wellness. She just received her MFA in Fiction at The New School, and is working on her first novel. Annakeara is also a lifelong dancer, a lover of teen rom-coms, reading, and art, and can sleep for more consecutive hours than most people she knows. She grew up in VT with a menagerie of animals and is hoping to one day have a mini-donkey.

This Is What It Might Mean If You Keep Dreaming About Getting Your Period

By Annakeara Stinson
Have you ever woken up from a dream in which you stood up from your chair and realized you left a period stain behind you? Or maybe one where you're in an awkward or tense situation in your dream, and you realize you've just gotten your period?…

Here's The Real Deal On Whether Or Not A Guy's Pre-Cum Can Get You Pregnant

By Annakeara Stinson
One of the most tried and true methods for putting a bun in the oven is always going to be the plain and simple, penis-in-vagina sex — which also continues to mean that you need to be careful if you engage in said sex if you'd rather not be pregnant…

How To Tell When Your Cold Is Lasting Longer Than It Should

By Annakeara Stinson
We've all had the experience of getting that super annoying cold. Eventually, the worst of it passes — or so you think. Because sometimes, colds just linger. Sometimes you are on week three of having a stuffy, runny nose, a cough, and overall…

5 Ways To Stay Cool At Night If You’re A Sweaty Sleeper & Need To Chill Down

By Annakeara Stinson
At some point in my life, not all that long ago, I started to sweat in my sleep. I often wake up in the morning, sheets in a tangle, and my body is anywhere from damp to drenched. Of course, when you're sharing a bed with your SO, the heat only…

If You're Bored With Your Usual Meals, Switch Things Up With These 6 Simple Tips

By Annakeara Stinson
Do you find yourself in the kitchen at dinnertime, about to make chicken, veggies, and rice for the millionth time? Are you basically yawning while you warm up a piece of Sunday's leftover lasagna? Or, if you're like me, you might just pile a bunch…

Here's What To Know About Khloé & Rob K's Relationship Since He Stepped Out Of The Spotlight

By Annakeara Stinson
It's not a secret that Rob Kardashian has a little less fondness for the spotlight than the rest of the Kardashian clan, and he definitely hasn't been as involved in the whole KUWTK empire as of late. While there's plenty of speculation as to why…

You May Have To Wait Quite A While For Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom To Walk Down The Aisle

By Annakeara Stinson
Due to their Valentine's Day engagement announcement, you are probably eagerly awaiting your invitation to the wedding of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. And by invitation, I do mean spotting the Instagram stories of Katy Perry trying on bridal shoes,…

The Meaning Of RM's "Persona" Lyrics Gives More Insight Into BTS' 'Map Of The Soul' Album

By Annakeara Stinson
It's a moment we've all been waiting for, BTS ARMY! It's RM’s turn to grace us with the comeback trailer for "Map Of The Soul: Persona" and OMG it doesn't disappoint. While — in usual BTS style — the video is totally colorful, full of whimsy, and…

The JoBros, Priyanka Chopra, & Sophie Turner Dancing On A Yacht In Miami Will Give You FOMO

By Annakeara Stinson
Unless you've been living under a rock, or in this case, under a yacht, you've probably heard that the Jonas Brothers are back, baby, and they're taking the world by sibling-storm after dropping new music for the first time as a trio since 2013. And…

Katy Perry Ugly Cried Over A Contestant's Engagement On 'American Idol,' Because Same

By Annakeara Stinson
Katy Perry has never been one to keep a lid on her emotions, but can you blame her? She's got a lot she needs to express, and the world is an emotional rollercoaster of a place. But Katy Perry crying over a contestant's engagement on 'American…

'The Perfect Date' Trailer Starring Noah Centineo Will Give You All The Rom-Com Feels

By Annakeara Stinson
There will never be enough rom-coms in the world to satisfy my hunger for them, but The Perfect Date trailer starring Noah Centineo just dropped and it's a good sign I'm about to have a new favorite to watch as I fall asleep eating chips and Netflix…

Gwyneth Paltrow's Daughter Hilariously Dragged Her For Posting A Photo Without Her Consent

By Annakeara Stinson
I can't imagine that it's easy being the child of a celebrity, and that has to be doubly true if you are the child of two celebs, like Apple Martin. Yes, Apple was centered right in the public eye from the moment she was conceived, as the kid of…

The Moment Hilary Duff's Baby Hugged Her After Being Born Will Make You So Emotional

By Annakeara Stinson
Hilary Duff is often sharing freakin' adorable photos of her enviable family life, and the heart-melting cuteness has only increased since she gave birth to baby Banks Violet five months ago. But yesterday, an intimate black and white Instagram…

Black Vinegar Could Be The Easiest Way To Add Energy To Your Life

By Annakeara Stinson
If you are constantly trying to spice up your dishes and recipes at home with semi-minimal effort, I got you. I am definitely the type who counts condiments as a food group, so I am always on the hunt for things I can sprinkle on my food or add to a…

4 Signs You Have Chronic Migraines, Not Just Headaches, Because There's A Difference

By Annakeara Stinson
Migraines are a pain in more ways than one. It's not just that they're physically uncomfortable; it's the kind of pain that can put you down for the count at a moment's notice, yet feels like it'll never end once it begins. While it might be…

No, Being A Heavy Metal Fan Doesn't Make You A Violent Person, According To Science

By Annakeara Stinson
Go ahead and tell your conservative grandparents they've been needlessly concerned about your obsession with Iron Maiden. According to a new (and, TBH, not at all surprising) study, your love of heavy metal is not going to turn you into a…

A New Survey Says You're Probably Sleeping On This One Trick That Can Help You Doze Off

By Annakeara Stinson
It can't be said enough that adequate sleep is one of the most important aspects of your health. But even if you already know that (and I'm sure you do), that doesn't necessarily mean sleep always comes easily, or that you don't spend the occasional…

Issa Rae Revealed The Most Nurturing Part Of Her Workout Routine & It Makes Total Sense

By Annakeara Stinson
If you ask me, Issa Rae is a celebrity who comes across as legit the coolest. She's radiantly confident and successful, but she still seems like the kind of person you'd gladly go on a road trip with. In a recent interview with Women's Health, Issa…

Science Says "Practice Makes Perfect" Might Not Be The Best Way To Learn Something New

By Annakeara Stinson
Everyone knows the old adage "practice makes perfect," because it's that kinda annoying thing that people say to you when you're trying to learn a new skill. Whether you're looking to get those piano scales down or learn how to handstand in yoga,…

Here's How Sitting All Day Affects Your Brain, Not Just Your Body, According To Experts

By Annakeara Stinson
This isn't breaking news, but people sit a lot these days — like, a lot a lot. Whether you sit at a desk between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the reg, or you can usually be found on the couch studying for your next midterm, being an adult in the modern…