Lauren Loftus

Lauren Loftus is a freelance reporter based in Phoenix.
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How hate-watching ‘The Bachelor’ became a competitive sport

"Bachelor" fans, much like football fans, cheer on favorites and boo competitors.

January 12, 2016

What does that midnight smooch say? A guide to New Year’s Eve kisses.

Sloppy, steamy or sneaky -- we'll decode it for you.

December 31, 2015

Want that bowl on your wedding registry? Just swipe right.

Zola app offers couples a one-stop shop to customize a wish list ahead of their big day.

September 24, 2015

Where to find the perfect Baja fish taco in D.C. (Hint: it’s not in a restaurant.)

When all the ones you find disappoint you, it’s time to take matters into your own kitchen.

September 20, 2015

Would you send your daughter to modeling camp?

Forget everything Tyra Banks has told you. This summer class is a lot like an old-fashioned charm school.

August 26, 2015

‘He has a great personality. He’s really nice.’ 12 friendisms, translated.

What do those polite character references really mean?

August 24, 2015

The congressional kid: How a millennial plans to make it to the Capitol

Lindy Li would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress if she wins in Pennsylvania’s 7th.

August 14, 2015

Do the dishes! And other rules for living with roommates … again.

Besties don't always make the best roommates.

August 7, 2015

How to write about foods you can’t stomach: A cucumber hater’s lament

All of us — even food critics — have that thing we skip over on a menu. But what if you have to take a bite?

August 6, 2015

Holocaust survivor turned civil rights activist: ‘We’re back where we were’

In her new memoir, Marione Ingram reflects on the United States 50 years after the Voting Rights Act passed.

August 4, 2015