Lauren Vinopal

Lauren Vinopal is a freelance journalist who writes about health and science. Have a weird science question? Lauren has your answer. She also specializes in men’s health, child development, sleep, pregnancy, relationships, psychology, mental health, and much more. Lauren was a full-time Health & Science writer for Fatherly from 2016 to 2019.

Lauren is currently a staff writer for MEL Magazine. She also writes for publications such as MTV News, Vice, GQ, and more. Lauren has a Bachelor’s in communications and journalism from DePaul University. A stand-up comedian to boot, she also hosts the Mid Riff Comedy Show in Brooklyn. You can follow Lauren on Twitter at @LaurenVino.


Mustaches, Masculinity, And Why So Few Dads Sport Nose Bristles

How a culture views lip fuzz has everything to do with how it views men.

Men's Health

8 Studies Explain What The Size Of Man Hands Really Means

Everything scientists know about hand size, finger length, and your penis size.


These Are The 12 Most Common Arguments Married Couples Have

Get to know the most common sources of conflict for couples — in order to get ahead of the fight.

Birth Month

Why It Sucks To Be A March Baby, According To Science

Kids born in March grow up to be depressed, artistic pilots with irregular heartbeats. Oh well.


Is Penis Size Genetic? A Urologist Explains

This is who you have to thank for your endowment.


All Hail The Shower Beer: Why Drinking A Beer In The Shower Feels So Damn Good

Cracking open a cold one in the shower is much more than a guilty pleasure.


What The Science Really Says About Pregnancy After A Miscarriage

Couples trying to conceive after a miscarriage may have trouble finding fact-based recommendations. Here's what the research says.


Why Do So Many Men Emotionally Withdraw From Their Families?

Many men don't want to shut down emotionally, they just don't feel properly prepared for the alternatives.


Why Babies Get Hiccups And How To Stop Them

Babies probably get hiccups more frequently as a way of burping themselves, researchers suspect.


11 Scientific Reasons You’re Tired After A Good Night’s Sleep

What happens when those eight hours don't take? Doctors explain.


I Really Miss The Pizza Hut Buffets Of The ‘90s

Few restaurants dare to combine all-you-can-eat pudding and pizza. It’s a shame, really.


Your Wife Is Not Your Best Friend. Thinking She Is Can Kill Your Marriage.

Drawing a distinction between friendship and marriage is important for the success of the latter, experts warn.

Men's Health

Why A Bald Spot Sunburn Is The Worst Sunburn, According To Dermatologists

There's a scientific reason why bald spot sunburns are so brutal.

Kids' Health

Is Coffee Bad For Kids? A Nurse And Dietician Explain

Black coffee may not be as bad as sugary soda or energy drinks, but there's still no reason kids need caffeine.


Why Am I So Sweaty? A Dermatologist Explains

You're not disgusting or alone, but you might need to see a doctor.

Men's Health

Guys, Stop Shaving Your Pubes. It’s Dangerous.

You're doing it wrong.

Birth Month

Babies Born In October Live Longer And Are Better At Sports

September babies may dominate in the classroom, but on the playing field, October babies rule.


Can Adults Drink Breast Milk? Sure, But Should They?

Babies stop drinking breast milk past a certain age for a reason.

Kids' Health

What Parents Can (And Can’t) Learn From Babies’ Weird Head Shapes

From soft spots to flat spots, the shape of a baby's skull shape can give parents a lot of clues about how they're developing.

Birth Month

The Best Parts Of Having A June Birthday, According To Science

These babies grow up to be taller, optimistic, potential Nobel prize winners, research reveals.