Kathy Landin is a freelance internet pop-culture junkie (and web video producer). For a brief time in 2011, she was THIS close to being Charlie Sheen's social media intern for the summer. She's blogged for local TV stations, anonymous dating adventures and stupid advice columns. Mostly she entertains herself by practicing the fine art of idiocy, which you can watch in Kathy Landin's "I'm an Idiot" Show. Or, if you have a short attention span, get 140 characters of idiocy on Twitter.
Halloween Legends That Are Actually True (Sort Of)
Especially around Halloween, most of us enjoy a good old-fashioned “it happened to a friend of a friend” urban legend that gives us a bit of a fright. Some of these tales may have even really happened. Well, kind of.
American Heart Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now
February is American Heart Month, a time to think about more than just who we love, but how healthy our hearts and lives are. We've put together a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.
5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Year-End Bonus
This is the time of year when some of us find a little extra in our paychecks, or get a nice fat bonus after we’ve already been paid. It’s a great way to end the year, but if you don’t plan ahead and think it through, that bonus could disappear quickly, along with the smile it gave you.
5 Important Things You Should Know About That Year-End Bonus
This time of year, with all the present buying, snow shoveling and family visiting, rarely do we have a moment to really think through that year-end bonus we hope is coming. But there are some important things you should know about your bonus—before you rely on it to cover the cost of all the gifts you just bought.
How to Call In Sick Like a Pro
There will come a time in your career when you have to call in sick. That’s fine. Companies offer employees sick days for a reason. But you should always use your sick days properly and professionally.
5 Bad Work Habits That Can Get You Fired
Nobody's perfect, but even the best of us is occasionally going to come up short at the office. But there’s a difference between the occasional missed meeting and a career full of bad work habits that remain unbroken. And that difference could cost you your job.
5 Hilarious Calls Made to the Butterball Turkey Hotline
We aren’t all master chefs accustomed to cooking huge meals for dozens people, so the kind folks at Butterball have been answering all our Thanksgiving-turkey-cooking-related questions for years. And during that time, they've had some funny calls.
Black Friday 2013 — A Guide to the Best Deals in Stores and Online
Black Friday has grown into a weekend of consumer-oriented festivities starting as early as 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. We've put together a guide as to who’s open when and what kinds of deals you can find when you shop, either at brick-and-mortar stores or on the Web:
5 Busted Myths About the Pilgrims — They Ate Venison Not Turkey, and More
Thanksgiving is on record as being America’s second-favorite holiday (Christmas wins first prize, of course), so it makes sense that Thanksgiving lore is a part of our shared cultural history and something we start learning early in our lives. But it turns out a lot of what we think we know about Turkey Day is wrong.
5 Fun Ways to Keep Kids and Grandparents Busy Over Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving means the whole family—in-laws, distant cousins, grandparents and grandchildren—gets together to share a meal, catch up and generally spend some quality time together. If you're the host, it can be a challenge to entertain such a broad gathering of people.