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

Loneliness Can Be Contagious, So Here Are 5 Easy Ways To Make Sure It Doesn't Affect You

In today's world, the rates of loneliness and depression seem to be growing bigger and bigger with each passing day. Maybe it has something to do with our habit of constantly scrolling through social media, or our particularly turbulent political cli…
By Annakeara Stinson

Small Talk Doesn't Have To Be So Bad If You Make Sure To Do These 5 Things

Picture this: You're at a party, talking to someone about the summer heat, or some random news story, or where this person got their shoes, and things seem totally normal on the outside. But on the inside, all you hear in your head is this: "Get me t…
By Annakeara Stinson

Here's What Might Be Missing From Your Daily Routine If You Feel Tired All The Time

Have you ever come upon the realization, late in the afternoon, that you haven't had any water to drink all day? It seems like an obvious thing to do throughout the day, but in practice, it can actually be kind of hard to remember to drink water, and…
By Annakeara Stinson

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch with your SO and you keep mentally going over that late-night convo you had, or you just got offered a …
By Annakeara Stinson

Acupuncturists Reveal The 5 Pressure Points That Can Stop Period Cramps ASAP

Period cramps can be a pure nightmare. If yours are especially bad, then you know just how challenging it can be to find a quick, effective remedy for the pain, especially given that some doctors have recently said some women's period cramps can be a…
By Annakeara Stinson

Science Says Sleeping In On Weekends May Actually Be A Good Thing, But There's A Catch

Who doesn't love to spend an extra hour (or five) in bed on weekend mornings? Of course, with a good day of sleeping in, there can often come that little pang of guilt that you should be using the weekend to its maximum potential for things like, you…
By Annakeara Stinson

Stress Can Change Your Body From Head To Toe, But Here's Why It Can Be A Good Thing

To state the obvious, stress isn't good for you mind, your body, or really any part of your well-being. But if "high-alert" and "anxious" are becoming your default state of being lately, it's worth learning about how stress can change your body and d…
By Annakeara Stinson

The Easiest Ways To Find Inspiration When You Need It Most, According To Experts

Who among us doesn't get burnt out? It's that feeling when your body, mind, and spirit are all, "I just. I can't." Between professional, academic, and social obligations, gathering the energy for ~life stuff~ can seem like a rather big task sometimes…
By Annakeara Stinson

Science Says Pop Music Is Getting Sadder These Days & It Actually Makes So Much Sense

What's better than listening to a moody song on a rainy day, or a tear-inducing pop ballad when you're traveling alone on the subway, during a week when you just feel off? Music has that very unique ability to help you express complicated, deep emoti…
By Annakeara Stinson

Experts Reveal The 6 Most Common Sleep Habits That Are Actually Terrible For You

Admit it: There are some parts of your bedtime routine that might not exactly be the best things ever to promote a totally restful sleep. Maybe the last thing you do each night is scroll through Instagram for a solid 45 minutes, or perhaps you love d…
By Annakeara Stinson

New Research Says This Type Of Workout May Be Best For People With Depression

If you struggle with depression, then you may have noticed that some of the symptoms can be easier to manage when you focus on certain healthy habits in your lifestyle, like your workout routine. In fact, exercise has long been touted as a great supp…
By Annakeara Stinson

This New Study Reveals Just How Much A Bad Sleep Schedule Can Affect Your Mood & Yikes

In case you don't know, your body has an internal clock that's always ticking, and it plays a role in regulating pretty much everything, from hormones, to hunger, and even your moods and your mental health. Your body's internal clock (aka your circad…
By Annakeara Stinson

Prince George Will Play A Big Role In Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s Wedding & It’s So Cute

The details of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been trickling into the news for weeks now, and as May 19 approaches, the excitement from fans is only growing. Each new tidbit of information is quickly gobbled up in anticipati…
By Annakeara Stinson

These 5 Myths About Extroverts Might Really Surprise You

Consider what comes to mind when you think of someone in your life who's extroverted. This may be a close friend who's always the life of the party, and thrives when they're around other people. This friend also might come across as loud when she's f…
By Annakeara Stinson

Acupuncturists Reveal The 5 Pressure Points That Can Stop A Headache ASAP

You're sitting at your desk, and without warning, your head starts to pound. You've been there before, right? You drink some water, stretch out a little, and pop a pain-reliever — but the headache continues. If this sounds like a pretty typical occur…
By Annakeara Stinson

How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health On A Daily Basis By Doing These 7 Little Things

Let's be real: Sometimes, it can be hard just to be a human, let alone navigate all the many challenges that come with being a human. And learning how to properly take care of yourself is its own tall order of a task, especially if you feel constant …
By Annakeara Stinson

There's A New Morning-After Pill On The Market, So Move Over, Plan B

Making an unexpected trip to the pharmacy for emergency contraception is something many of us have experienced when a night doesn't, ahem, go as expected. Look, these things happen, but as the saying goes, you're better safe than sorry, especially wh…
By Annakeara Stinson

The Perfect Mother's Day Gifts To Send Your Mom If You Live Far Away From Each Other

When holidays like Mother's Day roll around, you're probably not going to be hop on a last-minute plane to show up at your loved one's front door with a bouquet of daisies and some cinnamon rolls, even if, in a perfect world, you'd love to do exactly…
By Annakeara Stinson

Experts Reveal The One Thing You Should Do Each Morning To Feel Less Stressed

Morning people sometimes seem like a whole different breed of humans, don't they? For many of us, the hour (or two, TBH) after waking up feels like a real doozy. The simple acts of getting dressed, feeding yourself, and getting out the door on time c…
By Annakeara Stinson

An Expert Reveals How To Pick Lunch Foods That Won't Totally Drain Your Energy

Sometimes you have those days when the only food you want to eat is anything slathered in grease or melted cheese. Even when lunchtime rolls around, and you know you should be eating something to sustain your energy for the rest of the day, the only …
By Annakeara Stinson