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Brooklyn, NY
Editor, Yahoo Makers — Yahoo
As seen in:  Yahoo, Mashable
Covers:  web culture, pop culture, cultural trends, twitter
Doesn't Cover: business

Editor @YahooMakers, formerly @Mashable. Internet enthusiast. Comes from a line of unicorns.

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My coverage on viral culture has launched careers. I profiled Ben Lashes, which gave him a huge boost in recognition and business.

9 Super-Smart Kitchen Hacks To Keep Your Groceries Ultra-Fresh — Bananas gone mushy and overripe (again)? Avocados turned brown? Ground coffee tasting a bit...meh? We've all been there. For the love of having food that tastes good and stay fresh, you're going to want to put all of these clever food hacks into practice immediately.

‘Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards’ -- So Much Better Than Your Usual Cat Pics — These aren't your average funny cat pictures. The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards showcases the lighter side of photography. Most photography competitions , especially for wildlife, focus on the composition and technique. However, there is an art and skill to witnessing the perfect moment and being able to capture it in an image.

Bizarre Coffee Lid Is Only For the Most Extreme Java Lovers — (Photo: Jang WooSeok ) Coffee lovers have an intimate relationship with their brew. But just how extreme is your love for coffee, really? Korean designer Jang WooSeok takes the obsession with java to another level by making a coffee lid that looks just like a human face.

Young Girl Bullied for Loving ‘Star Wars’ Receives Extra-Special Stormtrooper Suit — A young girl named Layla just witnessed the powerful impact of the Jedi Code. The 8-year-old was ridiculed by classmates for her interest in "Star Wars" - sadly still stereotyped as a "boy" thing. When other fans heard her story, they did something wonderful.
Aug 25, 2015

Organized army of Star Wars fans arrange giving a bullied girl a custom set of Stormtroope…

Aug 25, 2015

Young Girl Bullied for Loving ‘Star Wars’ Receives Extra-Special Stormtrooper Suit

This $4.4 Million NYC Rooftop Cottage Is the Penthouse of Tiny Homes — Why escape the exciting city life for a quaint, tiny cottage when you can have both at the same time? In New York, even penthouses won't do anymore. Situated at the top of an East Village apartment building's top-floor residence is a rooftop cottage, which could all be yours for an easy $4.4 million.
Aug 21, 2015

In case you were wondering why I wasn’t tweeting it’s because I am too busy living in my new home.…

Photographer Shares the Powerful Bond Between Shelter Animals and Volunteers — Animal shelter volunteers are committed to a tough, thankless job that usually provides little to no pay. Photographer Jesse Freidin wants to recognize those compassionate people. Finding Shelter is a photography series that looks at animal shelters from the viewpoint of volunteers who dedicate countless hours to helping animals in need.
Aug 13, 2015

Dog photographer (dream job) @JesseFreidin shines light on the volunteers who keep animal shelters running.…

11 School Supplies You Should Buy at the Dollar Store — Shopping for school supplies is probably one of a kid's first experiences with what's considered "cool." If you grew up in the '90s, you had to have a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper and gel pens. If you grew up at any other time, I'm not sure what you had to have because all I cared about was a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper and gel pens.

Hoarders’ Daughter Finds Healing By Turning Parents’ Stuff into Art — After spending a decade avoiding her past, artist Stephanie Calvert revisited her old, abandoned home to face the thing she was so ashamed of. When Calvert was 11, her family moved to Thatcher, Colorado - a rural, unincorporated area where they lived in an abandoned schoolhouse without plumbing, heat or electricity.
Aug 12, 2015

An artist revisited the abandoned schoolhouse where she grew up to turn her parents' hoarded items into sculptures.…

‘Fake Weddings’ Are Hot New Way to Plan Your Actual Big Day — When you spend upwards of $30,000 on one day of your life (albeit, a very important one), you better make sure you're getting your money's worth. Actually, let's be real - it's your wedding day. No matter how much you spend, a lot of decisions have to be made.
Aug 07, 2015

Was really skeptical about this fake wedding idea at first, but it actually sounds pretty fun…

Celebrate Jon Stewart’s Last ‘Daily Show’ With 10 Etsy Items to Keep Him With You Forever — The Daily Show's beloved host Jon Stewart will grace the desk at Comedy Central for the last time Thursday. Though it's certainly the end of an era, you can keep his spirit close thanks to scores of dedicated makers. Creative fans of the comedic icon have created plenty of unique handmade items in tribute to Stewart.
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Sep 04, 2015

@missambear this is actually really relatable to me rn because I was just talking to @gabrielabarkho about relatability

Sep 04, 2015

Someone finally pitched me in song, I am crying at my desk. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂…

Sep 04, 2015

@iluvscout44 careful, that’s dangerous, you might end up with another puppy!

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