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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.

20 parents having a little too much fun with Elf on the Shelf — With less than two weeks until Christmas, most of us are scrambling to finish shopping for loved ones. The holidays are a particularly magical time for young children, and it takes a hundred elves' worth of energy and cheer to make it so. It's hard enough to stealthily wrap all the presents with sneaky little ones around.

Watch out, New York: SantaCon has come to town — Dear Santas: Please be good, for goodness' sake. SantaCon attendees gathered in New York City on Saturday for the annual flash mob-meets-bar crawl that's heavily coated with a boozy layer of Christmas spirit. Hundreds of people dressed up as Santa, Mrs. Claus, reindeer and other holiday figures to join the daylong drinking event.

Hide your Christmas trees, Denver the Guilty Dog is back — First it was the cat treats, but now Denver the Guilty Dog has gone too far - she's trying to ruin Christmas. A 2011 video of the yellow lab's sheepish expression after getting caught eating kitty treats went viral - it was a cat-treat-tastrophe.

16 R-rated stocking stuffers for people on the naughty list — You've got all the packages, now it's time to stuff that big sock. The holidays can be an extremely romantic time. When everyone's stuck inside from the cold and buzzing with all the magic, warm-fuzzy feelings of Christmastime, it's no wonder the most popular birth month is September. (Do the math, people.)

12 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' facts for its 50th anniversary — "Great bouncing icebergs!" On Dec. 6, 1964, television audiences watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the first time. Fifty years later, the TV special continues to be a Christmas tradition as beloved as caroling and putting out cookies for Santa.

25 howliday gift ideas for your dog — The holiday season is here, and all is hairy and bright. While you're shopping for all your favorite people, don't forget your four-legged friends - after all, a dog's love is unconditional, and not just at Christmas. If you're looking to upgrade the regular treats for Fido during the holidays, one of these gifts will surely fill him with cheer.

18 tacky Christmas sweaters to warm your gaudy heart — Toss out the turkey and crank up Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas, because the holiday season is finally upon us. As we celebrate all that's merry and bright, you likely must attend a holiday party or two. And what would Christmas be without gaudy decor and tacky sweaters?

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.
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Dec 20, 2014

RT @nycjim: Worth reading: "Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her"…

Dec 19, 2014

@shuggilippo @lucrecerbraxton will do! Apologies I didn’t see your note sooner, fixing now. Hope the Facebook masses will forgive me! :)

Dec 19, 2014

@shuggilippo @lucrecerbraxton I took the image out, but I’m happy to add back in with the PROPER credit if you’d like. Sorry for the error!

Dec 19, 2014

@lucrecerbraxton @shuggilippo just saw the message on Facebook. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, I’m trying to address asap!

Dec 19, 2014

RT @anniecolbert: Team @Watercooler at the @Mashable holiday party. (It's a tough Friday morning.)

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