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. You can follow her on Twitter @totalhellness.

This Study Might Explain Why You Hold On To Toxic Friendships Way Longer Than You Should

ByAnnakeara Stinson
It's not a comfortable or easy situation to be in when you have a friend who, to put it delicately, has a less than positive impact on your life. You've been there, right? You stay besties with someone long past the friendship's expiration date,…

Science Says Your Holiday Spending Habits Might Reveal A Lot About Your Personality

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Are you the type of person who starts shopping for the holidays months in advance? The type of person who gets everyone in your family deeply thoughtful gifts, and somehow has time to organize a white elephant gift swap between 25 of your closest…

An Expert Says These 3 Things That Happen In Fall Can Trigger Headaches, So Be Prepared

ByAnnakeara Stinson
If you regularly get headaches or migraines, you might know some of the triggers that cause them for you. From stress to certain foods, there are all sorts of things that can cause those temples to pound and have you desperately searching for the…

Science Says Half Of Millennials Don't Eat Breakfast, But Here's Why You Shouldn't Skip It

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Maybe it's because you aren't hungry when you wake up, or perhaps you assume you'll just grab something at work or after class, but either way, a new survey says half of millennials don't eat breakfast. And, no, your large cold brew doesn't count as…

Experts Say These 5 Little Things Can Take Your Mornings From Miserable To Motivational

ByAnnakeara Stinson
There are two types of people in this world: morning people, and the rest of us. Now, if you're the type who wakes up at dawn to drink matcha tea and journal before work, my sleeping cap comes off to you because, truly, I'm envious. Personally, I'm…

This New Survey Reveals What Making The Bed Every Day Says About Your Personality

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Wouldn't it be nice if there were one, just one thing you could do every day that would fix every little problem you had in your life and make your days a breeze? Well, as far as I know, no such thing exists, but according to a new survey, making…

Some Jerk Body-Shamed Jameela Jamil At The Gym, But She Handled It Like A Total Boss

ByAnnakeara Stinson
When someone makes a remarkably ignorant comment about another person's body, there's always that moment of surprise when you can't believe it's really happening, just before you return to Earth and remember that, unfortunately, these things happen…

Science Says You're Making A Better First Impression Than You Think, So Stop Freaking Out

ByAnnakeara Stinson
When you go into a party with the friend of a friend, or have dinner with a bunch of people from your new job, it can be difficult to stop yourself from thinking (almost obsessively) about what these new peeps think of you. Yes, we all want to be…

This New Study Explains Why You're The Only One In Your Squad Who ALWAYS Catches A Cold

ByAnnakeara Stinson
I don't want to be a downer, but when cold and flu season comes rushing in each year, do you ever feel like you're the only one in your friend group to always, inevitably, end up in bed, surrounded by tissues and/or a big gross barf bucket? While…

This One Little Detail In Your Day Can Make A Huge Difference In Your Mood

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Remember when you were a kid, and whenever you started to get all whiney and moody, your mom would tell you to go outside and get some fresh air and sunshine? Well, this may come as no surprise, but your mom knew what was up back then (and she…

Science Says Your Workout Only Has To Be 13 Minutes, As Long As You're Doing This 1 Thing

ByAnnakeara Stinson
What if I told you that you could do a strength training workout in half the time you normally do and still get just as strong? You'd think I was speaking of magic, wouldn't you? Well, friends, the truth is, the question of how long a workout should…

Channel Your Inner Girl Power This Halloween With One Of These 5 Feminist Costumes

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Halloween is almost here, and not only does that mean PSLs and candy, candy, candy, it also means you've got to lock down your costume pretty soon. And that's always the hardest part, isn't it? You already dressed up as some lame interpretation of a…

This Genius Trick Can Help You Doze Off In Just 2 Minutes, So Hello, Beauty Sleep

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Listen up, fellow toss-and-turners: There's a sleep trick making its way around the internet, and rumor has it, it teaches you how to fall asleep in two minutes. Yes, you read that right, my friends. If you've ever spent the night staring at your…

No One Tells You That Your Fave Foods Affect Your Sleep This Much, But They Totally Do

ByAnnakeara Stinson
It's not exactly breaking news that drinking a cup of coffee before bed will keep you awake throughout the night, while a hot mug of chamomile tea will probably have you sleeping like a baby in no time. But how your diet affects your sleep overall…

Food Experts Reveal What's Probably Missing From Your Diet If You Never Feel Full

ByAnnakeara Stinson
You know that feeling when you've just eaten a meal, and yet you're still completely famished by the time you put your fork down? Yeah, same, girl. It's a little unnerving, especially if it happens a lot, and if you're anything like me, it keeps you…

A Nutrition Expert Reveals The Easiest, Most Delicious Breakfasts To Make This Fall

ByAnnakeara Stinson
What are your thoughts on breakfast? Are you the type of person who wakes up ravenous, or who can't possibly imagine eating so early? Personally, when I hop out of bed, the only thing I can think about is coffee, food, and getting it all in my belly…

Tess Holliday Had The Best Comeback For Anyone Who Thinks She's "Glorifying Obesity"

ByAnnakeara Stinson
As the internet relentlessly reminds us, people have a lot of opinions they feel entitled to share all the GD time. And that definitely includes the very rude, inappropriate, and potentially very damaging comments on other people's bodies that…

Target Just Launched A New Line Of Meal-Prep Foods That Are ALL $9 Or Less

ByAnnakeara Stinson
You've probably been told time and again that one of the best ways to take care of your health is to cook for yourself. And, honestly, this is true for both your body and your wallet. If you ask me, though, there's truly no better feeling than…

Experts Reveal The Sneaky Foods That Can Make You Feel Hungover After You Eat Them

ByAnnakeara Stinson
You wake up, and you're groggy AF. Your head aches, you're as dehydrated as a raisin, and your gut has felt, well, better than it does right now. The weirdest thing about this gross, hungover feeling? You didn't even drink last night. But listen,…

Fitness Experts Reveal How To Start Weightlifting If You're Kind Of Intimidated By It

ByAnnakeara Stinson
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have a pro teach me how to start weightlifting — but if I'm being honest, had I not been presented with the opportunity through work, weightlifting probably isn't something I would have ever tried on my own. As…