Annakeara Stinson

Annakeara is a writer and all around barrel of laughs based in Brooklyn. She is currently getting her MFA in Fiction at The New School.

Recent Articles

6 Subtle Red Flags That Could Mean You’re Sleeping Way Too Much

Have you ever woken up after an unusually long night of sleep and felt, well, kind of awful? Whether you roll out of bed feeling super dehydrated, nursing a throbbing a headache, or you simply feel stiff as a board, there are reasons why your body mi…
By Annakeara Stinson

I Tried An App That Lets You Pay By The Hour For The Gym & Here's How It Went

Committing to a gym can be a bit intimidating, especially if you're the type of person who likes to try a lot of new things. Take me, for example: I love trying different workout classes, and while sometimes I just do a bit of yoga at home, other tim…
By Annakeara Stinson

These Two Zodiac Signs May Not Work Well Together, So Here's How To Smooth Things Over

It can be hard to predict whether or not you're going to get along with someone in a working environment, simply because there are so many factors to consider. Well, if you're anything like me — aka a big fan of astrology — when you go into any new j…
By Annakeara Stinson

Two Swiss Athletes Have The Norovirus At The Winter Olympics & Here's What That Means

If you think being trapped in a village while a very contagious virus spreads among its inhabitants sounds like the premise for an apocalyptic horror film, you're not wrong. But it also happens to be what's currently going on in PyeongChang, where th…
By Annakeara Stinson

This One Sleeping Position Sounds Awful, But People Say It Works For This Reason

I've recently come to terms with the fact that I'm a stomach sleeper, and apparently, it's like, the worst possible position for your back. With that in mind, I've been trying to figure out new and better ways to train my body to sleep so I can keep …
By Annakeara Stinson

These 6 Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, & Yes, They Do Count As Exercise

Ever have that feeling when you're watching the Olympics like you should be working out, or at least stretching, but in reality you're just laying around eating chips? Yeah, me neither. But if you do ever feel that pull to work out when you're just l…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 8 Things May Seem Small, But They'll Instantly Make Your Day Better

I've dealt with anxiety, depression, and mood issues since I was a wee little kid. While this reality has often presented challenges for me, it also means that I continuously have to learn how to accept and cope with my mental well-being. Most of the…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 5 Workouts From Olympian Lindsey Vonn Are So Easy, You Can Do Them Right At Home

As you might imagine, Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn knows a thing or two about working out. What you might not know, however, is that you, my dear friend, can do some of her workouts yourself, from the comfort of your own home. While a few of her…
By Annakeara Stinson

Olympic Skiier Mikaela Shiffrin Reportedly Sleeps For 10 Hours Every Night & Girl, How?

So, it's pretty common knowledge that Olympic athletes are different than the rest of us mere mortals. Beyond whatever innate athletic talent they possess, they also must be driven, willing to work harder than most people can comprehend, and they kin…
By Annakeara Stinson

A Woman Infected By A Parasite Had To Pull 14 Worms Out Of Her Eye & I'm Screaming

OK, I'm going to give you an advanced warning: If you are squeamish, you might want to stop reading now, and move on to something else. These photos of Abby Beckley pulling worms out of her eye are not for the faint of stomach. But rest assured, it a…
By Annakeara Stinson

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes me feel like my mind is crawling through a maze to understand the words, simply because the prose is s…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 6 Vacation Spots Have No Cell Service, So You Can Really Unplug & Escape

When you think about spring break, the first things that come to mind are probably poolside parties in Cancun, neon-lit bars in Virginia Beach, or maybe a quick tour of some European cities. And yeah, you're likely uploading awesome photos of all tho…
By Annakeara Stinson

How To Have A Date With Yourself This Valentine's Day, According To Experts

Valentine's Day is typically billed as a couple's holiday, plain and simple. The pop-culture advent of the alternative Galentine's Day has added a little variety to the whole flowers and fancy dinner with bae thing, but still, the celebration of roma…
By Annakeara Stinson

A Woman Delivered Her Own Baby In A Hospital Hallway & The Photos Are Unreal

If you want to start your weekend countdown off with a remarkable and life-affirming story, I've got you covered. If you're cool with graphic photos of child labor, you will likely be just as blown away as I was by the images of a mother in Kansas, J…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 8 Unexpected Things Might Explain Why You're So Hot All The Time

I'll just come right out and say it: I'm a clammy gal. I have clammy hands, I have clammy feet, and I find that in the winter, even more than in the summer, when I'm indoors, I get very easily overheated. Oh, and when I wake up in the morning? Forget…
By Annakeara Stinson

Forget About Your "10,000 Steps A Day" Because This Fitness Routine Is So Much Easier

Despite the fact that I truly do love to move and exercise, there are more days than I'd like to admit where I do not move much from the spot where I'm working. I'm usually particularly dismayed if, on those days, when I look at the little health app…
By Annakeara Stinson

The Best Sleeping Position For Your Posture Might Be The One You Like The Least

It's no secret that many of us spend a lot of the day at a desk sitting down, and perhaps even more time looking down at our phones. These things don't do any favors for our health, or more specifically, our posture. But it's important to consider yo…
By Annakeara Stinson

If You're Dreaming About Spiders At Night, Here's What It Could Mean In Your Real Life

You open a cabinet, and out come a thousand daddy long-legs spiders. You look down at your hand, and there's a black widow crawling up your arm, ready to bite. You put your hands in your pockets, and out come a whole crew of baby spiders. Sounds gros…
By Annakeara Stinson

Add A Dash Of This Spice To Your Meals If You Want To Steer Clear Of Breakouts

Turmeric is the spice to stock up on these days, and seemingly for good reason. The very colorful and antioxidant-rich ingredient is believed to be an anti-inflammatory agent and, as a result, is often used as a treatment for things like joint pain, …
By Annakeara Stinson

The One Thing That Will Annoy You On Spring Break, According To Your Sign

Planning your spring break vacation is bound to be fun, but sometimes, it can come with a couple complications. For example, I always seem to find myself traveling with others, and I'll admit, I'm not always a great group traveler. It could be the Ta…
By Annakeara Stinson