Chris Riotta

Chris is the Trending News Writer at Elite Daily. He's a Brooklyn boy who writes about life, culture, and the news. Follow his journeys on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: @ChrisRiotta

Why Ferguson Resonates With Me, A Gay, White, American Male

By Chris Riotta
Protests and outrage swept the nation after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. As the verdict was announced, I kept my eyes glued to…
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Why Sleep Will Always Be Better For You Than A Boyfriend

By Chris Riotta
Let's face it, the woes and throes of having a boyfriend can be absolutely tragic to one's health and happiness. So many woes. So many throes. But when you think about it, what soothes the pains of heartache better than a soft pillow, warm blanket…
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Why The Guy Who Looks Good And Feels Good Always Gets The Girl

By Chris Riotta
A man's confidence and self-worth is complex. When we smell success, we hunt it down for keeps. Whether it presents itself in the form of a final interview, a job promotion or a second date, men (just like women) have the keen ability to see these…

No Question: 12 Things You Never Have To Ask The Man Who Loves You

By Chris Riotta
The one should be told everything. The one should be showered in compliments and love as he or she lies down to rest at night and opens his or her eyes to the sun in the morning. Sometimes in life, the hardest words to say are the things that matter…

What Your Sexual Aura Color Says About The Kind Of Lover You Are

By Chris Riotta
There's something in the air during that initial moment upon laying eyes on your lover for the first time. It's almost unexplainable, really: There is absolutely nothing tangible to this feeling, but you can surely sense something else unknown is…

People Who Travel Frequently Are Open-Minded, Creative And Worldly

By Chris Riotta
The United States Travel Association says roughly one out of five Americans thinks traveling is a birth-right. I am one of those people. In fact, I think everyone should travel at least 50 days a year. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not totally crazy:…

What Happens When A Guy Tries The Granny Hair Trend (Photos)

By Chris Riotta
If you haven't noticed, the #Grannyhairtrend has taken our social media feeds by storm, and the trend just doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Elite Daily recently covered the outbreak of stunningly silver locks on women across America (well, mostly…

People Who Go Through Painful Breakups End Up Stronger And Happier

By Chris Riotta
There's no easy way to explain the emotional side effects of a breakup, just like there's no easy way to actually go through a breakup in the first place. It tears away at your happiness, your health and your heart -- no matter what stage of the…

Sarcastic People Are Actually Smarter, Sexier And More Successful

By Chris Riotta
Look at you, sitting over there, reading my article, looking all cute and sh*t. Just kidding, you're a hot mess today -- I was being completely sarcastic. I try to incorporate sarcasm into every talk I have with family members, parents, friends and…

This Surfer Dyes His Hair Crazy Colors And Always Looks Insanely Hot (Photos)

By Chris Riotta
By this point, every single one of us has seen somebody who's tried the "Granny Hair" trend. And now there's a whole new movement many Millennials are backing that involves dying your hair all sorts of beautiful pastel colors. But, for some reason,…

People Who Are Bilingual Are Smart, Creative And Better Lovers

By Chris Riotta
If you thought accents were sexy, imagine how absolutely mind-blowing it would be to have the person of your dreams tell you those three magic words in more than one tongue. There's just something about people expressing their thoughts in multiple…

Why Bruce Jenner's Transgender Reveal Is Groundbreaking And Iconic

By Chris Riotta
Kardashian fans, long-time Olympic enthusiasts and news junkies around the world were glued to their television sets on Friday night this week for what Diane Sawyer promised to be a shocking announcement from a household name. That name is Bruce…

We're F*cked: Avocado Shortage Might Make Them As Expensive As Caviar

By Chris Riotta
Between the California drought, water shortages abroad and cartel violence, avocados aren't getting cut any breaks this year. Still, everyone from hipsters to health freaks are eating the yummy green superfood; consumption of avocados per person has…

18 Ways You Destroy Your Chances At Having The Love You Truly Deserve

By Chris Riotta
When love enters our lives, it changes the world around us; we're swept off our feet, shaped by the one who came along and radically transformed as a person. And to be honest, love is scary as hell. It f*cks with your mind and makes you feel things…

People Who Do Yoga Have Stronger Minds, Better Bodies And Freer Spirits

By Chris Riotta
Before I understood the difference between bikram and vinyasa, I was overweight, suffering from what was likely a mild bout of depression, and couldn't kick the horrible state of mind I was constantly struggling with. After I was introduced to yoga,…

Friends Who Cry Together Have Stronger Bonds, More Trusting Relationships

By Chris Riotta
Your truest friends are the ones who lend their shoulders for you to cry on in your darkest moments and wait patiently by your side for the light in your life to return once more. It's no wonder we consider the friends who we are able to call and…

It's A Sanctuary: Why Your Home Should Be A Place Of Peace, Not Stress

By Chris Riotta
Through some trial and error, I've come to understand the importance of my home being a temple. Perhaps it was living in a mice-infested dump with a horrible, not to mention violent, ex-boyfriend who taught me to never accept less than what I…

Going To A Music Festival Not Only Makes You Happier, It Changes Your Life

By Chris Riotta
The ambiance of a music festival sparks a light inside anyone attending. The electric energy pulsating through the crowd is an addicting rush that unites every single concertgoer in perfect harmony. If you've ever been to a festival, you know what…

Couples Who Cuddle More Are Happier And Have Deeper Connections

By Chris Riotta
One of the most important things I look for in a relationship is someone who will make the perfect cuddle buddy. That's right. It's not as important to me what your relationship is like with your parents, what you do for a living or how dingy your…

To My 8-Year-Old, Closeted Self: You'll Be As Happy As You Deserve To Be

By Chris Riotta
I grew up in a suburban oasis, where most little boys played hockey on my block every day after school, while the girls chalked driveways and shared imaginative stories about magical creatures and horses alike. My childhood consisted of me…