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

List Editor @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.

How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character — In 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a Los Angeles schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz regarding the lack of integration in Peanuts . At that time, Peanuts was already one of the most popular comic strips in America - it was also predominantly white.

Toy company turns kids' drawings into one-of-a-kind stuffed animals — As a child, you dreamed that your drawings would come to life. Now, your kid's artwork can live beyond paper and crayons. Budsies takes your child's imaginative drawings and creates a unique stuffed animal based on your little one's design.

One less hurdle: Women's shelter allows victims to escape with their pets — Jasmin came into the shelter with a broken ankle, significant financial abuse and, most importantly, her two Shitzus, Tony and Teresa. She and the dogs were forced out of the house by her girlfriend of 19 years. While staying at her mother's was an option, it wasn't safe.

Rescue dogs that got a second chance at life — It takes a little patience and a huge heart to rescue a dog in need, but giving an animal a new start is incredibly rewarding. According to the American Kennel Club Rescue Network, the country's largest network of dog rescue groups, the top three reasons owners surrender a dog are change of lifestyle, a breed that's not the right fit and lack of time to spend with the pet.

50 last-minute Halloween costumes — Remember about 10 months ago, when you swore that this would be the year that you finally get your act together and plan a Halloween costume ahead of time? Yeah. There's always 2015. If you've found yourself panicked because you waited until the last minute to select a costume, don't worry.

12 Halloween costumes you can make in 5 minutes or less — Time to start sweating, slackers. Halloween has arrived and you still don't have a costume. Whether you unintentionally procrastinated or unexpected plans came up this week, don't fret. Though it's probably too late to make a contest-winning costume, you still have time to make the simplest of costumes (or you could express ship a simple Halloween hoodie).

13 lessons in brunch etiquette from Waffles the cat — Brunch is a sacred experience that you slobs are ruining with your Instagrams and tardiness. Listen, we all make a little overenthusiastic plans on Saturday night. But you could at least have the common decency to follow through with the simplest of tasks the next morning: eating delicious food with your friends.

Game of Bones Is the Best Halloween Costume in All of Westeros — A dog who fights for bones cannot afford to lose to the other dogs. That's not the case for the costumed pups in Game of Bones, a tribute to Daenerys Targaryen and her baby dragons. The set was created by the dogs' humans, Samantha Watt, Cynthia Martin and Dorothy Barnard of Dallas, Texas.

2014 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade — New York's finest pups marched around in their best costumes Saturday for the 24th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. Presented by Beggin' Strips dog treats, the event featured hundreds of pooches dressed up in creative costumes. Top dog wins "Best in Show" and total bragging rights at the dog park.

These Vintage Halloween Costumes Will Scare the Sheet Out of You — In an era of body modifications, animatronic masks and advanced cosplay, it's worth remembering that sometimes all you need to generate a sensation of utter terror is a pumpkin, a sheet and a very long stick.
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Nov 26, 2014

@elizabeth_banta I started cooking my turkey with champ instead of white wine bc I wanted to drink it and I've convinced myself it's better

Nov 26, 2014

I have a glass of champagne in one hand and a sack of potatoes in another in case you were wondering what

Nov 26, 2014

@mattpetronzio I never spoke to her before the story published, she just made my whole day/week/month.

Nov 26, 2014

Thankful for all the pitches anyone sends me for the rest of the week.

Nov 26, 2014

@jonathanellis the better question is how did U2 make it out of iTunes?

Nov 26, 2014

@mhess4 is there a term for subtweeting your relatives over the holidays

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