Emily Blackwood // Journalist


Emily Blackwood is a news editor at YourTango and a freelance journalist who covers dating, relationships, self-love, true crime and pop culture. She hosts a weekly Facebook Live show for YourTango at Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. EST where viewers can ask her for advice on any and everything. Currently residing in Boston, Emily also works as a freelance community reporter covering events and human interest stories. When she's not working hot sauce eating contests, trying DIY crystal elixir recipes or interviewing coffee shop owners about their live-in ghosts, you can find her forcing her cat Cheeks into a cuddle sesh.

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How To Make Taking Care Of Yourself A Joy And Not A Chore

It was Sunday night, and I was sitting comfortably on my couch surrounded by chocolate wrappers, blankets and a half-empty glass of wine. I was scrolling through Pinterest when an awful and unnecessary thought disrupted unusually my calm evening.

“I should really put a face mask on right now.”


Produce and pedals: The Somerville Winter Farmers Market

Neil Kapitulik’s foot powered the spinning wheel while his hands guided a mound of blueish-green raw fleece into a strand of yarn. His booth was quiet in comparison to the chaos of shopping locals who surrounding him in the middle of the Somerville Winter Farmers Market. And if you watched him long enough, you might find yourself mesmerized by the spinning wheel

Which is exactly what happened to 10-year-old Chloe Rankel.

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7 Women — Including A Former Harvey Weinstein Employee — Share 'Me, Too' Stories To Prove It Isn't Just Hollywood

With A-list celebrities calling out Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment and the flood of women on your Facebook feed copy and pasting "Me Too" as a way of speaking out about their own sexual assault, it seems this once silent issue isn't silent anymore. 

While the weight of this horrifying epidemic may have seemed far away from your own social circles until now, it's important to understand that this is happening. And it's happening a lot. 


A Thorough Investigation Of The Insane Conspiracy Theories That Kenneka Jenkins Was Set Up By Her Friends, Raped For $200 And Murdered So Her Organs Could Be Harvested

If you're just reading the facts given by police, the case of Kenneka Jenkins' death leaves a lot to the imagination. And when you can publicly discuss all the inner workings of your imagination, the result is a lot of conspiracy theory YouTube videos.

According to police, the 19-year-old attended a party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois Sept. 8. Her mother, Teresea Martin, realized she was missing after her friends called and said they couldn't find her when they were on their way to leave, which was around 4 a.m.