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

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

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

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

Home’s Dog Staircase Is Actually Stylish and (Sort of) Sensible — Most pet owners go above and beyond for their fur babies. They're in our weddings. They're catching Uber rides with us. They have more accessories than you. Now, they can continue to climb the social rankings - literally - on pet-sized stairs.

Prankster’s Fake Signs Make Grocery Shopping More Tolerable — Jeff Wysaski has found a way to make grocery shopping fun. Unfortunately, it is at the expense of his local grocery store. Wysaski placed around the store that unsuspecting eyes would never even notice. But a closer look at the signs reveals totally absurd tips that would not sit will with a store manager if customers actually tried them.

Cutest Couple Recreates Wedding Pictures 40 Years Later (With Motorcycle!) — Here's further proof your parents will always be cooler than you. A couple celebrated their 40th anniversary by recreating photos from their wedding day in 1975. Reddit user magic976 shared these cute pictures of his parents on the day they got married in 1975 and again in 2015.

Prankster’s Fake Signs Make Grocery Shopping More Tolerable — Jeff Wyasaski has found a way to make grocery shopping fun. Unfortunately, it is at the expense of his local grocery store. Wyasaski, who is the creative mind behind the funny sites Pleated Jeans and Obvious Plant, has pulled similar public pranks at bookstores and pet shops, but the grocery store may be the place that needs tips the most.

This DIY Dumpster Pool Is Much Classier Than You Think — One man's trash is now a truly chic swimming pool. Architect Stefan Beese converted a regular old dumpster into a designer patio and swimming area for his family. With a little insulation, pool liner and wood, you would never guess this old container, now dubbed the Pool Box, used to store trash.

3rd Place in the Most-Liked Category: Glorieta Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada — A cliff diver risks his life high above Mazatlan, Mexico for pesos and a cheering crowd. (Source: Dronestagram, w00tsor )
Jul 17, 2015

2015′s Best Drone Photography Will Take Your Breath Away | 3rd Place in the Most-Liked Category: ...…

Cats With Donald Trump Hair Is a Thing: Here Are the Best Ones — Crazy cat lovers have made their pets wear a lot of strange things, but this new trend may be the weirdest. Owners are turning clumps of cat hair into viral entertainment thanks to the hashtag #TrumpYourCat, in which pets rock Donald Trump's signature hairstyle.

Lightsaber Camp Teaches You How to Be Your Best Jedi Self — If you've ever dreamed of becoming a Jedi, the Lone Star Saber Academy may be your only hope. The Texas-based organization was formed by dedicated Star Wars fans to help make the art of wielding light sabers a real practice.
Jul 10, 2015

I also wrote about Star Wars yesterday, so rest assured the nerdy DIY world is alive and well. (cc @futureboy)…

The Under Appreciated, Iconic Store of the Maker Movement (Is Radio Shack. Really!) — RadioShack may seem like the punchline of a joke these days - just another sad, outdated chain like Blockbuster, Circuit City, or (gasp) Linens 'N Things. But the gadget and electronic retailer actually occupies a mythical place in American retailing and in the history of the DIY movement - long before it was ever trendy to be a "maker."

Knitting Literally Turns Homeless Man's Life Around — Credit: Gregory Patrick) Like many knitters, Gregory Patrick taught himself to knit because he admired a sweater in an upscale shop and wanted to see if he could make it for less money. "I think it would be really great to start a knitting group with guys," he says.
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Jul 31, 2015

@mhess4 I don't think you're on snapchat, but I think this could be your calling

Jul 31, 2015

Centuries from now, scientists will look at our Twitter archives and think, "wow these people really hated all types of weather."

Jul 30, 2015

@AlexJamesFitz has it stopped raining yet or should i order an umbrella from the dollar store

Jul 30, 2015

Guys you can shop online at the dollar store

Jul 30, 2015

@sfiegerman @mirikramer @mhess4 y’all know you’re going to lose in a foght with megan when it comes to spelling/grammar

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