Mackenzie Sylvester

Mackenzie Sylvester is a lifestyle writer for Bustle Digital Group, where she writes, edits, and renews content to keep stories fresh across BDG’s lifestyle brands. She covers everything from astrology, wellness, and beauty to sex and relationships, fashion, and pop culture — and she has unapologetically probably already guessed your zodiac sign.

Mackenzie has also written and edited for publications like Byrdie, Covetuer, Brides, Popsugar, California Wedding Day, and Washington Wedding Day. She holds a B.A. in Digital Journalism from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she founded and ran the state’s first Her Campus chapter.

When she’s not doling out impromptu chart readings, Mackenzie loves exploring Alaska, where she currently resides, and is also a photographer, world traveler, and an avid DIY enthusiast. She can generally be found playing with her crystals, making jewelry out of said crystals, and ripping through the latest BookTok phenomenon. See her work on her website and follow her on Instagram @macksylvester27 to see that she does not, in fact, live in an igloo.

Mackenzie Sylvester


by Lindsay E. Mack and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here's The Story With Costco's Christmas Hours This Year

Have a very merry last-minute food court hot dog.


by Ashley Ziegler and Mackenzie Sylvester

Are Movie Theaters Too Loud For Pregnant People? OB-GYNs Explain

Loud noises can increase stress during pregnancy.


by Shana Aborn and Mackenzie Sylvester

These 32 Minimalist Tattoos For Families Have Maximum Meaning

Get inked to celebrate the people you love most.

Gift Guide

by Caroline Hogeveen, Grace Gallagher and Mackenzie Sylvester

28 Stocking Stuffers For Teens & Tweens Under $20 That They'll Actually Like

It's not like they're picky or anything.


by Shana Aborn and Mackenzie Sylvester

10 Differences Between Male & Female Orgasms, According To Science

They feel amazing for everyone — but not exactly the same.

Sex & Relationships

by Lindsay E. Mack and Mackenzie Sylvester

There's Actually An Ideal Time Of Day To Masturbate, According To Science

The only excuse you need to schedule a little self-love.


by Samantha Darby and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here's Where You Can Buy Those Amazing Postpartum Mesh Undies

They’ll change your life.


by Mackenzie Sylvester

12 Rear-Facing Toddler Car Seats With The Best Amazon Reviews

Safety and comfort combined.


by Cat Bowen and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here's Why Wearing Long Sleeves In The Summer Can Be Good For Your Baby

It sounds weird, but it’s true.


by Emily Westbrooks and Mackenzie Sylvester

Yes, Your Boobs Can Leak When You Orgasm Even If You're Not Pregnant Or Breastfeeding

It happens, and it’s nothing to worry about.


by Shannon Evans and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here's Why Some People Feel Like Throwing Up When They Breastfeed

It’s unfortunate, but it happens.


by Cat Bowen and Mackenzie Sylvester

There's Actually A Certain Way To Get Out Of Bed After A C-Section

These tips will save you.


by Steph Montgomery and Mackenzie Sylvester

These 4 Sleeping Positions Will Keep You Comfortable After A C-Section

Be careful with your body as you heal.


by Mishal Ali Zafar, Kelly Glass and Mackenzie Sylvester

How Being Sick During Ovulation Impacts Your Chances Of Getting Pregnant

The last thing you need right now is the flu.


by Emily Westbrooks and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here's How You Can Breastfeed With Inverted Nipples

Yes, it’s still possible!


by Angela Johnson and Mackenzie Sylvester

The Best Way To Store Ready-To-Feed Formula

Paying attention to expiration dates is crucial.

Sex & Relationships

by Sarah Hosseini and Mackenzie Sylvester

11 Signs You're Sexually Attracted To Someone, But Not In Love With Them

Here’s how to tell the difference.


by Lindsay E. Mack and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here’s Why Your Vagina Might Smell Like Onions

It could be related to your diet or underlying irritation.


by Lindsay E. Mack and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here’s What It Could Mean If Your Vagina Smells Like Ammonia

It’s probably worth seeing a doctor.


by Kelly Mullen-McWilliams and Mackenzie Sylvester

Here's How Long Baby Food Lasts After Being Opened

Read the label carefully.