ABOUT HelloGiggles

Your happy and fun corner of the internet is back with HelloGiggles! A site geared toward millennial women, we provide the latest breaking news and timely advice—and yes, our beloved personal essays—in beauty, fashion, lifestyle, love, and entertainment.

As the biggest generation in U.S. history, and one that’s hitting our prime despite a ton of challenges, we deserve a positive, motivating, and empowering place to share our stories and learn from one another. Whether you’re a 30-something bride, buying your first house, having your second kid, managing a demanding career, running your own business, taking care of your parents, or working hard to stay healthy, fight aging, and feel beautiful and strong in your own body/mind… just know, you’ve got a lot going on.

This is your space to come to be uplifted. Feel seen. And celebrate the happy moments of life.

EDITORIAL POLICY

Galvanized Media’s brands are powered by individual editorial teams who are committed to creating newsworthy, accurate, and helpful content for all people regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnic origin. We employ and are committed to working with a diverse group of people representing a wide range of ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and abilities, all of which reflects in our content.

Our editorial teams, medical and/or certified experts, and freelance contributors operate under the same high standards we set under our Galvanized Code of Ethics.

Code of Ethics

Galvanized Media is committed to creating high-quality content that you can trust to be accurate, properly researched, routinely reviewed, and updated with the latest information. Our writers, editors, and medical and/or certified experts consider this to be an unwavering promise we make to our readers in the pursuit of delivering impactful and meaningful content.

Each story we publish features a byline that includes the author’s name, biographical information, and credentials, and clearly lists any additional contributors to that piece. The publish date indicates when the piece was most recently updated with new information. Some articles may have footnotes or editor’s notes to provide additional information on research or authorship. Periodic review by editors and our Medical Expert Board ensures the quality, accuracy, and integrity of our content.

We correct any factual errors in a timely and forthright manner and strive to make it easy for our readers to bring errors to our attention.

All of our writers, editors, and contributors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest.

Our editorial content is not influenced by our advertisers. We maintain a strict separation between advertising and editorial content and clearly differentiate editorial content from advertising content.

Sourcing

Our writers and editors adhere to strict journalistic standards for article sourcing. We strictly cite current and reputable primary sources, such as expert interviews, government organizations, and professional and academic institutions and studies. All data points, facts, and claims are backed up by at least one credible source, which are stated and linked to clearly within our articles.

We consider all perspectives regardless of gender, age, or origin in our reporting and sourcing in order to make sure our content is unbiased, fair, and reflects and serves diverse voices and perspectives.

In cases of developing news, we reach out directly to companies, brands, and/or press contacts for comment and note that in our coverage.

We strongly discourage the use and refrain from anonymous or unnamed sourcing, as this can erode transparency and reader trust. If a subject is sharing a personal story that may potentially put themselves or their loved ones at risk, we outwardly note to readers when names have been changed and why.

Fact-Checking

Our writers and editors investigate claims and verify all information and data gathered for all articles, including news. We consult relevant, diverse, qualified sources to ensure we’re providing proper context and background to the reader, and our news and information are thoroughly reviewed and fact-checked by a staff editor and/or a member of our Medical Expert Board.

Our Medical Expert Board of certified and world-renowned doctors, registered dietitians, certified nutritionists, personal trainers, as well as culinary and wellness experts work closely with our editorial teams to ensure that the content we publish is factually accurate and rooted in the latest science. Their expert stamp of approval is not added to the byline of an article until a thorough review is complete.

If you have noticed an issue you would like to bring to our attention, please let us know by emailing [email protected]

Accuracy and Corrections

Our vast library of timeless service content is routinely updated, reviewed, and fact-checked to ensure the information is accurate, complete, relevant, and up-to-date. All articles in our content library are date-stamped to indicate to readers that the information is complete and accurate as of the date shown. News articles often cover a distinct event in time and are not part of our routine update process. However, an editor’s note will make it clear when a news story is developing and we are adding more details in real-time.

In the event that an article is published with erroneous information, we immediately instate a correction, adding a clear and transparent statement to the article acknowledging what was updated and why.

We regularly check our email inboxes for suggested improvements from experts and readers. If you believe we have published a factual error in any of our content, please let us know and we will investigate and take the appropriate corrective and/or updating measures. You can report a possible error by emailing us at [email protected]

Transparency and Integrity

We abide by providing independent, impartial, and fair journalism that is not influenced by our advertisers and is held to the highest standard of transparency and integrity. For this reason, any “Sponsored Content” is clearly labeled as such to communicate that a story has been provided by or on behalf of an advertiser or sponsor.

Our product and/or service reviews have been published after being independently reviewed and are based on thorough research and unbiased testing.

When readers visit “affiliate links” within our content, Galvanized Media may receive commissions from purchases, which is clearly labeled at the beginning of each story that contains affiliate links. It is Galvanized’s policy to never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations.

All of our writers and editors are responsible for disclosing any potential conflicts of interest—whether relational, financial, or personal—with any source or resource that may compromise their ability to provide fair and impartial information. We are transparent and disclose when any valuable products or services are provided to our editorial teams. Our editorial staff and editorial contributors must not solicit gifts or services for personal purposes. They are also prohibited from giving preferential treatment to any outside resource (company, publication, video, affiliate, website) based on their relationship with the person or company who authors or owns that resource.

Originality

The Galvanized editorial mission is to provide original, informative, and accurate content to all people that is independently produced and reviewed by our staff and experts. Infringement upon any copyright or intellectual property rights is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Any suggestion of plagiarism is investigated fully and is grounds for dismissal. We expect all contributors within and outside of Galvanized to abide by all applicable laws, standards, and accepted journalistic practices, including:

Read our full Editorial Policy and Standards.

OUR TEAM

David Zinczenko

Founder and CEO

Dave Zinczenko is internationally recognized as the No. 1 leading voice in diet, health, fitness, nutrition, and weight loss. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 25 books in 15 languages, with more than 10 million books in print.

Dave created the Eat This, Not That! series and the Zero Belly Diet franchise, as well as The Abs Diet series and The 8-Hour Diet. He is the Nutrition and Wellness Contributor for NBC’s Today Show, and he has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, 20/20, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and Dr. Oz.

Dave’s brands have changed the way the world eats—and have helped millions of men and women lose weight, sometimes up to 70 pounds or more.

His franchise Zero Belly Diet has spawned three bestsellers, Zero Belly Cookbook, Zero Belly Smoothies, and Zero Belly Breakfasts that have helped thousands lose weight and look, feel and live better than ever. His following book, The Zero Sugar Diet, shows you how giving up added sugars will melt fat and guarantee your happiest and healthiest life.

Formerly the Editorial Director of Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Prevention, the General Manager of Rodale Books, and the Editorial Director of Men’s Fitness, Zinczenko grew up in Bethlehem, PA, where he’s in the Hall of Fame, and attended Moravian College, home of The Zinczenko Center for New Media.


Faye Brennan

Chief Content Officer

Faye is the Chief Content Officer at Galvanized Media, leading content strategy, development, and innovation for Eat This, Not That!, Best Life, and future brands at the company. She previously served two years as the Editor-in-Chief of Eat This, Not That!, overseeing all digital content. Prior to joining Galvanized, she was the Sex & Relationships Director at Cosmopolitan, Head of Sex & Dating at Elite Daily, and Senior Editor at Women’s Health, where she covered health, food, fitness, and relationships. Her prior editorial experience includes Whalebone magazine, YourTango.com, BettyConfidential.com, and more national titles. She’s hosted a national podcast (“Single, Swipe, Repeat”) and several original video series, and has appeared as a guest on Fox & Friends, Pix11, Bold TV, Evine, BetterTV, and national radio programs.

OWNERSHIP INFORMATION

HelloGiggles.com is a partnership between Galvanized Media and Dotdash/Meredith Corp. and is part of the Dotdash Meredith Beauty & Style Group.

ABOUT GALVANIZED MEDIA

Galvanized Media is recognized as a leader in Health & Wellness by providing consumers with engaging content that will make a positive difference in their lives.

With a global audience of more than 225 million readers, we are one of the fastest-growing publishers in digital media with a portfolio of brands that includes HelloGiggles, Best Life, Eat This, Not That!, Celebwell, ETNT! Health, and Travelicious. These brands deliver life-altering content that informs, inspires, and entertains readers across multiple platforms.

Founded in 2013, Galvanized is one of the most successful private media companies in America, according to the 2022 Inc 5000 list, and is led by one of the top voices in health and wellness: David Zinczenko. Galvanized’s brands are part of the Dotdash Meredith Digital Network. We are proud to partner with Simon and Schuster on the Galvanized book imprint and Microsoft on providing content to millions of readers. Learn more about the Galvanized Management Team.