Emily McCombs

Emily is the Executive Editor at Elite Daily. She will never stop oversharing.

Recent Articles

Beloved Former 'Bachelor' Tweeted Support For Baylor Sexual Assault Victims

Recently, Baylor University has been in the news facing accusations of ignoring sexual assault complaints, many involving members of the school's football team. Outside investigations found that school officials had failed to investigate reports of s…
By Emily McCombs

Twitter Is Shocked By The Question Alex Trebek Asked A Jeopardy Contestant

All week, "Jeopardy" has been doing "Power Player" games, which are basically "Celebrity Jeopardy" dressed up with the gravitas that the contestants are mostly politicos, journalists, TV pundits and others you'd expect to be in-the-know on current ev…
By Emily McCombs

I Got A Shot In My Vagina In Pursuit Of Better Orgasms

First off, let me just say that my vagina is A-OK as is. She looks fine, she tastes fine, she smells fine. I'm a firm believer that God makes each beautiful clamshell perfect just the way she is. I still remember telling a male friend in my younger, …
By Emily McCombs

'Team Foxcatcher' Is Netflix's Newest Disturbing True-Crime Original

The robot algorithms in the Netflix account don't have to work that hard to figure out what I'm into -- like 90 percent of what I watch are episodes of cult TV shows and true-crime documentaries. So naturally, they sent me an email to give me a heads…
By Emily McCombs

15 Gross, Slightly Horrifying Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Mom

I first became a mom in April of 2012, and then again, officially, in August of 2015. The first date is when I became a foster parent to a beautiful baby boy, and the second is when I was finally able to officially adopt him and become his legal moth…
By Emily McCombs

Brat Box Is The Pin And Patch Subscription Box For Your Inner Punk

You could say I'm a little bit into patches. And enamel pins: In fact, I have so many enamel pins that I could never possibly wear them all and have started working on a DIY project to display them as art. I have to keep buying more and more denim …
By Emily McCombs

13 Infuriating Bra Problems Every Woman Has Experienced

Can you identify this object? If you're a woman who has ever strapped her business into a brassiere, you probably recognize that weird piece of metal as a piece of underwire that I had to pull out of my bra after it spent a whole day poking the sh*t…
By Emily McCombs

Steven Avery Supporters: The San Antonio Four Are Your Next True Crime Cause

If you were one of the thousands of people swept up in the Netflix Original series "Making a Murderer" or just a true crime buff, turn your attention to the "San Antonio Four," a group of friends and Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of s…
By Emily McCombs

7 Signs You Might Be An 'Old Millennial'

I didn't know I was a Millennial before coming to work at Elite Daily. Like a lot of people, I thought of Millennials as primarily 20-somethings, which the majority of my Millennial co-workers and employees are. But the most common definition actuall…
By Emily McCombs

I Was Raped Nearly 20 Years Ago, But I Still Break Down On The Anniversary

I haven't been feeling right lately. I've long struggled with the depression that snakes its way through the roots of my family tree. I know the warning signs that a bout with the disease is coming on, that my medication needs tweaking. When I stop b…
By Emily McCombs

27 Girl Power Tees and Accessories For Wearing Your Feminism On Your Sleeve

As you may have noticed, we here at Elite Daily have been enjoying celebrating Women's History Month. And what's a celebration without decorations? Hence, I've collected some of the very cutest and coolest T-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, patches, pins …
By Emily McCombs

Forget 'Summer Bodies,' Now You're Supposed To Have A 'Winter Waistline'

In the past few years, everybody sort of collectively realized that "bikini body" was a messed-up phrase -- Women's Health even surprised everyone by taking the majorly body-positive move of banning the phrase from the magazine all together. After al…
By Emily McCombs

'Tortoise Walker' Is Your New Dream Job You Didn't Even Know Existed

The other day, my 4-year-old and I had the following exchange: He literally couldn't comprehend any kind of job that didn't involve wearing a uniform or driving some kind of specialized truck. (He also thinks driving any kind of vehicle is a job; he…
By Emily McCombs

4 Sleazy Pickup Artist Tricks That Show How 'The Bachelor' Manipulates Women

Last night, on "The Bachelor: Women Tell All," America got its first post-show/pre-finale look at the trail of broken women Bachelor Ben Higgins has left in his wake. Seriously, look at these faces. These women have dead eyes. This show has taken som…
By Emily McCombs

7 Millennials Respond To An Actual Landline Ringing In The Office

OK, y'all. I'm an "old" Millennial. I had an actual desk phone on my desk at one point way back at my first job. I actually even had one at my last job, but I didn't know what the phone number was and I don't remember it ever ringing. These days, I p…
By Emily McCombs

39 Moments You Have When You First Realize You're Actually An Adult

There are two types of people in this world: Those who put the new toilet paper roll directly on the holder and those who just kind of set it down nearby for awhile. OK, there are probably a lot more kinds of people than that, but my point is that so…
By Emily McCombs

A Bouquet Of Dinosaurs And 11 Other Things Your GF Wants More Than Flowers

I'm a huge dinosaur enthusiast. I shouldn't really have to explain this further as dinosaurs are obviously and inherently awesome. I have plastic ones perched all over my house, on bookshelves and windowsills, and a mid-size toy brontosaurus next to …
By Emily McCombs

We're All Gonna Die: 7 Diseases That Could Wipe Out The Planet Tomorrow

Stephen Hawking, some "smart" guy, recently made some predictions about the end of the world. He told Radio Times, the major threats to human life were nuclear war, global warming and an outbreak of genetically engineered viruses. Which, I mean, a-du…
By Emily McCombs

I Adopted That Viral Internet Cat Who Looks Like Adam Driver

It all started with a tweet. The tweet happened to be from my friend and former co-worker Marci Robin, who had noticed that a cat up for adoption at a New Jersey shelter bore a striking resemblance to a certain actor of "Girls" and "Star Wars: The Fo…
By Emily McCombs

How To Tell If You Have A Drinking Problem Or Just Love To Drink

January 6 marked my seventh year of sobriety from drugs and alcohol. SEVEN FREAKING YEARS. It's even hard for me to believe I've gone that long without ingesting a substance stronger than caffeine. Like, are we sure I didn't sleep-snort some cocaine …
By Emily McCombs