Mia Schelm

134 Flips | 21 Magazines | 54 Likes | 18 Following | 7 Followers | @miaschelm | Above average perpetually broke college student with a bad case of resting bitch face. Self proclaimed Ravenclaw and lover of furry things.

I Finally Caved and Bought Allbirds' 'World's Most Comfortable Shoes'—and I Get It Now

It doesn’t matter how many five-star reviews a product has or what its sell-out rate is: I'll only ever spend by Mint-allotted “me budget” on something that's come recommended from people I actually know. That can be a friend or a colleague—never a stranger on the Internet. Yet even I haven't been …

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

Homework

What Type Of Crystal You Need In Your Life, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If you’re reading this, you might be one of two types of people: someone who owns a sparkling collection of crystals so vast that everyone’s chakras …

Jewelry

Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. …

36 Holy Grail Beauty Products You'll Probably Keep Buying Forever

<i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>The submissions used in this post have been edited for length and</i> …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

World History

The Nighttime Beauty Routine You Should Start Doing Now

<i>If I don’t wash my face tonight, it won’t kill</i> me is something every woman has thought as she collapses into bed after a particularly long, taxing …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

Amazon’s #1 Best-Selling Beauty Product Is Only $14

Amazon's beauty selection is growing at rapid speed, and customers are quick to notice. Not only can we get our haircare, skincare and cosmetics in …

25 Must-Have Summer Beauty Products from Target

46 New Drugstore Beauty Products We Can't Shut Up About

We've always loved drugstore beauty products for their prices (anything extra we can add to the cart while buying toilet paper and still come out under $20 is clutch). But as of...

38 Easy Summer Hairstyles You Haven’t Tried Yet

Blunt lob? Long layers? Tight curls? No matter your hair type and texture, we've got plenty of fun ideas to keep you mixing up your look all season long. The greatest part? You...

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

New Zealand

Extend your smartphone's camera on a budget with these accessories

Thanks to Instagram and the relative quality of even the most basic smartphone cameras, nearly anyone can take "artsy" photos these days. But the …

9 Makeup Products That Make It Look Like You’re Not Wearing Any

Summer is in full swing, which means it’s prime time for laid-back, carefree beauty. The goal: sheer, fuss-free, and easy-to-apply makeup that not …

$2.7 Million Midcentury Marin Home Is an Architecture/Nature Lover's Dream

If you've ever dreamed of going backpacking—the hiking, the scenery, the oneness with nature—minus the heavy lifting, then you and this "rustic" …

A New Flavor of CRISPR Could Tackle Some of the Worst Genetic Diseases

Most of the time, when people talk about the cutting edge gene editing technology CRISPR, they are actually talking about CRISPR-Cas9. CRISPR, you …

Genetics

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan …

Nuclear Energy

30 Black-Owned Beauty Brands You Need

#BlackFriday<p><i>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called</i> <i>UNAPOLOGETIC</i><i>. Every day, we’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture through profiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds. #Blacklivesmatter and we hold that truth to be</i> …

Skin Care

Nothing to see here, just a wild orangutan teaching herself how to saw

<i>Spy in the Wild</i> is a revolutionary nature documentary shot with hidden cameras disguised as robotic animals, capturing never-before-seen scenes of …

What to expect from Apple in 2017

iPhone sales were down for the first time in the product's history.<p>The iPhone 7 turned out to be a great phone, but Apple upset a lot of people by removing the headphone jack.<p>The AirPods were delayed two months, meaning most people couldn't get them in time for the holidays. (You'll have to wait …

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen offers an effective, manageable way to achieve long-term goals

<i>“Compounding is the greatest mathematical discovery of all time.” — Albert Einstein</i><p>The quest to become a better version of yourself often feels like a roller coaster ride. It’s hard. And it’s usually so uneven. You can end in failure. But life is a journey, not a marathon, so you always have …

Self-improvement

After 63 years of marriage, couple dies within just hours of one another

Through their 63 years of marriage, the Winsteads grew closer and closer. So perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that hours after Delores drew her last breath, Trent's heart literally broke.<p>“They were devoted to each other,” says their daughter, Sheryl Winstead, who moved back into her parents' …

Myrtle Beach

Cosplayers pull a 'Nightmare Before Christmas' prank on mall Santa

Former mall goths will feel a certain fondness for the excellent <i>Nightmare Before Christmas</i> prank these cosplayers played on a local mall Santa.<p>For …

The 24 best movies you probably didn’t see this year

At the end of every year, critics and award groups highlight their picks for the best movies of the year, and movie studios tout their biggest blockbusters in box-office memos.<p>Those movies are usually pretty great, but there's more out there that's worth watching.<p>Some of the features on this list …

The 10 best books of 2016

From novels spanning centuries to a history of existentialism, Jane Ciabattari chooses the best titles the year had to offer.

Books

Fashion Myths You Should Ignore Once and for All

The word “myth” may bring to mind silly adolescent misconceptions—a watermelon growing in your stomach if you eat the seeds, perhaps, or the idea …

Wedding Photographers Reveal How They Can Tell If a Marriage Will Last or Not

No one wants to be thinking about the "D" word on someone's wedding day. But according to wedding photographers—who obviously see a <i>lot</i> of weddings—the signs of whether a couple is going to make it or not are there from the day they say "I do."<p>Reddit user TawnyBigGuns posted the question: "Wedding …

See Mick Jagger, Meryl Streep, and More Rule 1970s New York with Style

Photographer <b>Allan Tannenbaum</b> captured the most familiar faces that defined the infectious zaniness and raw energy of New York in the 70s, from Andy Warhol roller-skating at the Roxy to a teenage <b>Brooke Shields</b> munching on a slice of pizza between film takes . . . and even <b>Helen Mirren</b> in Spandex. …

The Bag Rihanna Is Obviously Obsessed With

We all have that can't-live-without piece in our wardrobes, the one we wear with everything, no matter the occasion. As it turns out, Rihanna is no …