AnnaMarie Houlis

AnnaMarie is an insatiably impassioned travel aficionado with a keen cultural curiosity. Recklessly bold in the defiance of convention, she too-often seeks impulsive adventure. She’s lived in Morocco twice and herded sheep once. At one point, she lived in a remote tribal village of North Africa, and at another, she swam in the Atlantic and Mediterranean simultaneously. She’s camped in the Sahara Desert, sat front row at Fashion Week in Casablanca and solo-backpacked Western Europe in heels. She searches the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the hysterical and the romantic, sharing everywhere not to go, and everything not to do, if that helps.
Recent Articles

Is Adam Rippon At The Closing Ceremony? Here's What He Decided

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea has come to an end today, and it didn't disappoint. The total Olympic medal count for the U.S. so far comes in at 23 medals — nine gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. But, perhaps more i…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Here's When Rachel McAdams Is Probably Due

"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more; that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds." And it also, sometimes, creates babies. Apparently, The Notebook actress and her boyfriend, screenwriter …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Will Lindsey Vonn Compete In The 2022 Olympics? Here's What She's Said

The 2018 Winter Olympics may be the last for the most successful World Cup woman skier of all-time. Ski fans are wondering, will Lindsey Vonn compete in the 2022 Olympics? She hasn't completely ruled out competing in 2022, according to the New York P…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Trump Wants To Put Guns In Schools. Here's Research That Says That's A Terrible Idea.

Donald Trump is considering a divisive proposal that would, in essence, fight fire with fire — or firearms with firearms. He held an emotional listening session at the White House with survivors of the mass shooting at Parkland, Florida's Marjory Sto…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

3 Theories That Joy-Anna Duggar Is Having Twins, According To Fans

Joy-Anna Duggar is set to give birth on Feb. 22, and many Counting On viewers are still throwing around unfounded theories about her pregnancy — like the theory that Joy-Anna Duggar is having twins, according to the Inquisitr. Those who've been follo…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Is There A March For Our Lives In New York? Here's What You Need To Know

Seventeen people were killed on Feb. 14 when a 19-year-old assailant with an AR-15 rifle fired bullets through the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It was the deadliest school shooting since 26 lives were claimed at…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Jenelle Evans Gets Honest About Drug Use During Pregnancy & Shuts Down The Worst Rumors

In a recent interview with Vince Russo on the podcast The Brand, Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans got honest about drug use while pregnant with her daughter, Ensley, last year. She revealed that she did use drugs while pregnant, and that she tested positive …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds' Valentine’s Day Comments On Instagram Will Make You LOL

If you ever wondered about the definition of a perfect couple, you need not look further than Blake Lively's or Ryan Reynolds' Instagram accounts. Actually, if you do find yourself scrolling through either one of their accounts, you'll find that the …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Is Kendra Duggar Pro-Life? Here's What We Know

It's unclear as to whether the world was ready for the Duggar family when they first appeared on TLC's 17 Kids and Counting, which later became 19 Kids and Counting... and then became Counting On when the Duggar kids started popping out their own kid…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Parkland Coach Aaron Feis Died Shielding Students, & His Heroism Is A Powerful Reminder

An assistant football coach and security guard at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was among the 17 people shot and killed Wednesday at the deadliest school shooting since 26 lives were claimed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connec…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

How To Get A Free Breast Pump Through Your Insurance

While Republicans are aiming to roll back much of the Affordable Care Act with their proposed 2019 budget that calls for massive cuts to healthcare assistance, breastfeeding support remains thus far unscathed. The ACA required health plans — for the …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Maternal Mortality Stats In 1970 Versus Today Show Moms Are Getting Even Less Support

We’ve structured health care so that motherhood is far more deadly in the U.S. than in any other advanced countries, and the U.S. is a rare country in which maternal deaths have actually become more common in recent years, according to The New York T…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

The Story Of How Snowboarder Chloe Kim Became A Gold Medalist Will Definitely Make You Cry

As the first female snowboarder in history to land back-to-back 1080-degree spins in competition (a title she first claimed at the U.S. Grand Prix in 2016), the first woman to win a gold medal in snowboarding at the Winter Youth Olympic Games and a f…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Paid Leave Might Help Kids' Test Scores Later In Life — But Only Some Kids Will Benefit

Longer paid parental leave gives mothers and fathers more time with their newborns, and it also offers educational benefits for the child later down the line — but paid leave is only beneficial to some families, according to new research. The study f…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

People Are Shaming Kim K For Letting North Take A Semi-Topless Photo Of Her

It's not the first time fans have seen it happen: Kim Kardashian posts a semi-topless photo on Instagram and followers hate on her for it. This time, people are shaming Kim for letting North take a semi-topless photo of her, according to Radar. And b…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Kylie Jenner Is Staying Unmarried For Now & Her Reason Makes Total Sense

Kylie Jenner finally let fans out of the dark regarding her pregnancy rumors, announcing on Sunday that she and boyfriend Travis Scott officially welcomed their first child, Stormi Webster, on Feb. 1. But, contrary to what most of the internet might …
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Premature Babies Might Make Fewer Friends, But Preemie Parents Shouldn't Worry Just Yet

Thinking about delaying your preterm child's entry to school? You might want to reconsider. While premature birth can ultimately lead to long-term health effects such as intellectual and developmental disabilities, which can affect preterm babies' so…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

New Moms Are Paid Less Than New Dads For Part-Time Work, Report Finds

It's no surprise that women don't earn as much as their male counterparts, but a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found that mothers are hit with a separate "pay penalty," meaning they don't always get the pay raises they deserve.…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Here's How Much Tickets To The 2018 Winter Olympics Would Run You

Sure, you could watch the 2018 Winter Olympic Games on TV, but aren't sporting events so much more exciting when they're watched in real life? This year's Olympic Games are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea starting Feb. 9. Athletes from about 9…
By AnnaMarie Houlis

Here's When Your Risk Of Premature Birth Is Lowest, According To Science

Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and that number is only on the rise, but a woman's risk of premature birth is lowest in her early 30s, according to recent research that analyze…
By AnnaMarie Houlis