Emily Arata

Emily Arata is a Women's Editor raised in the Twin Cities. She graduated from Fordham University in the Bronx and previously wrote for First We Feast. She writes about the unlikely ways in which millennials connect with one another.

Don't Ignore Your Second Hole: How To Showcase The…

By Emily Arata
At age 16, getting a double piercing in your ears seems like a necessity. By 20, however, you wonder why you'd ever even bothered. With a jewelry box full of necklaces, bracelets and rings, it's easy to overlook gems for your earlobes. But summer's…

This Girl Used Her Hijab To Make The Most Creative Harley Quinn Costume

By Emily Arata
Halloween is all about imagination. Assuming you're not one of those people who drops $60 on a pre-bagged costume that's basically made of plastic and glitter, the success of your look depends on your own brain power. A student from Queens, New York…

Arya And Sansa Stark Dressed As Girl Scouts Selling Weed For Halloween

By Emily Arata
Remember being a college student on Halloween? No rules applied; you could stay out as late as you wanted and mix booze in ways that were varying degrees of disgusting. Halloween, truly, is for the young with healthy livers. This season, the award…

Slow-Mo, Zoomed-In Video Of Guys Waxing Their Legs Will Make You Cringe

By Emily Arata
Women are goddesses. Not because of our hourglass shapes or any of that nonsense, but mostly because we put up with so much. Life serves us uterine lining and menstrual cramps on a plate, so we deal with it. Push human children out of our vaginas?…

This Song Makes 65 Percent Of People Feel Less Stressed Immediately

By Emily Arata
Scientists are some of my favorite people on earth. In laboratories across the world, smart people are doing research into how we can feel happier, be more relaxed and live longer. Luckily for us, stress relief is as easy as popping in a pair of…

Khloé Kardashian Won Halloween With This Skintight, Latex 'X-Men' Costume

By Emily Arata
When it comes to makeup, hair and style, Khloé Kardashian doesn't need an excuse to go over the top. Personally, I like to think the youngest Kardashian sister is making up for years of awkwardly towering behind Kim and Kourtney like an oversized…

Kesha Posted A No-Makeup Selfie And Looks Different

By Emily Arata
Kesha has been hiding something. During the last few months, the outspoken pop star has come clean to fans about the current battle she's waging against her record company after having allegedly been raped and drugged by mega-producer Dr.…

152,000 Women Still Can't Get Over This Nail Polish Color For Fall

By Emily Arata
I live and die for a quality seasonal manicure. Keep your stupid pumpkin motifs and skull acrylics. Instead, give me a rich jewel tone polish with a perfect, shiny finish. Just now, scrolling through Pinterest, I made an audible noise after spotting…

Woman Who Got 'Fit-Shamed' At Gym Shares Powerful Post About Judging Others

By Emily Arata
The gym is the ultimate experience in intimidation. If you've never worked out before and feel self-conscious about your jiggly thighs or stomach, those clanking weight machines and whooshing treadmills are enough to cause a quasi-panic attack. When…

13 Passive-Aggressive Notes Left At The Gym That Will Make You Cringe

By Emily Arata
Going to the gym is supposed to be a positive experience. In reality, it's more of a passive-aggressive one. Although not all of us enjoy a nice, cleansing sweat, biologically, all those endorphins we're producing should be keeping us happy. But,…

Cranberry Juice Isn't Doing Anything To Cure UTIs And Everything Is A Lie

By Emily Arata
Nobody likes the feeling of a urinary tract infection. First, there's the foreboding sense that something isn't quite right in your body. That's followed by increasingly frequent pee sessions and a burning that's basically the fires of Mordor…

Iskra Lawrence Has The Best Tricks For Feeling Confident, Even On Your Off Days

By Emily Arata
There are plenty of days when Iskra Lawrence wakes up and doesn't want to be, well, Iskra Lawrence. The English model has built her name off body confidence and positivity, but there are days when even she struggles with loving herself. Here's where…

Lululemon Just Pissed Everyone Off Again With Its New $300 Leggings

By Emily Arata
What happens at Lululemon never, ever stays at Lululemon. Usually, it goes viral. This week, the luxury athleisure retailer made waves by boldly taking the chance on a collection of ultra high-end athletic items, including these nearly $300…

Why Your Hair Keeps Falling Out — And What You Can Do About It

By Emily Arata
It happens like a scene from a horror movie. I'm in the shower, enjoying the hot water against my skin and the feel of my fingers massaging shampoo into my scalp. All is well with the world, I'm — MY HAIR. IT'S ALL SWIRLING AROUND THE DRAIN. This…

Trainer Posts Video To Prove Posture Can Completely Change How Your Abs Look

By Emily Arata
Your body is always in flux. On any given morning, you might wake up with totally flat abs. By 9 am, however, your stomach may bulge into a situation that looks right out of “What To Expect When You're Expecting.” No matter how your tummy might…

What 5 Decades Of Male And Female Beauty Trends Look Like On One Model

By Emily Arata
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or, you know, the credit card holder. Throughout the decades, Western culture has cycled through a mind-blowing amount of ideas about what constitutes a "beautiful" person. You may have seen those time travel,…

How Lady Gaga Got Her Body In Shape To Rock All Those Tiny 'Joanne' Outfits

By Emily Arata
Lady Gaga absolutely wasn't born this way. The pop star, who's best known for her elaborate transformations into new characters every time she releases an album, works hard for the legs she struts around on. During shows, she bares a toned torso…

This Guy Let His Girlfriend Do His Makeup, Sets High Bar For BFs Everywhere

By Emily Arata
I love a happy relationship. There's nothing sweeter than a good old-fashioned love story, the kind in which boy and girl (or boy and boy or amphibious, gender-swapping tree frog and amphibious, gender-swapping tree frog) exchange desires and…

Bride Who Performed Beyoncé Wedding Dance Shows Us How She Gets That Booty

By Emily Arata
Melissa Molinaro doesn't play around, especially when it comes to the booty. If Molinaro looks familiar to you, you've probably seen her wedding video. The dancer and recording artist, who's previously auditioned for both “Making the Band” and the…

Model Called 'Darky' For Her Skin Proves Being Different Is Beautiful

By Emily Arata
Khoudia Diop is only 19 but already, she's figured out one of life's most important truths: Your differences are what make you special. Anyone can look like the cookie-cutter version of beauty. What's more challenging is embracing your own…