Kate Fustich is a writer, illustrator, and knitter. She lives in the East Village with a boy and a dog.

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These Holiday Tales Are Surprisingly Creepy

The holiday season (which runs from roughly Nov. 1 through Jan. 1, because who are we kidding?) is a time many consider to be the jolliest of the year. Everyone is drinking hot cocoa, giving and recei...
By Kate Fustich

This Coffee Will Keep You Going All Day Long

It's going on four o'clock in the afternoon and I'm reaching for my third coffee of the day. It's a pretty consistent cycle: There's the 8 a.m. wake-up cup, the noontime brew, and then the mid-afterno...
By Kate Fustich

What Happens When Women Recreate Comic Book Poses

It's no secret that women's bodies are frequently depicted in unrealistic ways, manipulated through the use of Photoshop in everything ranging from fashion to music to film. The same is true in comic ...
By Kate Fustich

The Nugget Dispenser You Didn't Know You Needed

If you're a carnivore, chicken nuggets are without a doubt one of the finest foodstuffs known to humankind (especially when they're shaped like dinosaurs). Just to make them even better, though, you c...
By Kate Fustich

This Is Where You Should Party This New Year's Eve

Wow — how scary is it to think that 2015 is approaching the finish line? Fortunately, though, any existential crises about the nature of time are always subdued by the awesomeness of New Year's Eve: T...
By Kate Fustich

Here's What NOT To Get Your Office Secret Santa

When December rolls around, office Secret Santa exchanges can be pretty amazing. Really, what's better than shopping for a mystery present and then getting one in return? Of course, the whole thing do...
By Kate Fustich

2015's Best Buzzwords In GIF Form

Awards show noms and YouTube mashups aside, one of the most interesting things to examine at the end of the year is what new words and phrases made their way into our everyday lexicon. Last year "side...
By Kate Fustich

5 Ways To Use The New Twitter Emoji

As thrilled as we all were about the iOS 9.1 update that brought plentiful new emoji to our arsenal, Twitter was a little slow to the party. Fortunately, as you may have heard, Twitter is finally bles...
By Kate Fustich

This Place Is Better To Work At Than Google

Whether you are in the market for a fresh career start, or just want to stay sharp of the opportunities out there, good news — Glassdoor, just released their annual list of best companies to work at i...
By Kate Fustich

Soon You Can Use Facebook's Live Video Feature

Did you know you can broadcast live video on Facebook? Because you can. But don't worry if you weren't hip to this development; the Live Video function has only been available for select users... unti...
By Kate Fustich

Starbucks' Twist On The Bagel Is Magnificent

'Tis the season to eat as much as physically possible, and hey, guess what? Your favorite coffee chain is making is even easier for you to reach your carbohydrate-based dreams with the latest addition...
By Kate Fustich

This Is What Your City Drinks The Most

Do you like a full pour of wine, or is a vodka martini more your thing? Dating site Match has assembled oodles of statistics about what certain cities like to drink, and which cities drink more than o...
By Kate Fustich

How To Avoid The Donald, No Matter Where You Are

The last time you logged on to MapQuest, you probably had crimped hair and were using Windows 98. But you're going to have to put down Google Maps for five seconds and appreciate the greatest comeback...
By Kate Fustich

Stop The Social Media FOMO With These 4 Steps

We already know that FOMO — that is, fear of missing out — is totally real and backed by science. But could it be hurting your actual health? According to a new study conducted at the University of Br...
By Kate Fustich

Gold-Covered Kit Kat Bars Are Real!

Talk about rich chocolate: One of Nestle's international branches just introduced the most decadent version of everyone's favorite breakable snack. You can actually purchase a Kit Kat wrapped in 24-ka...
By Kate Fustich

These Quick Tricks Will De-Stuff Your Nose

It's that time of year again: Cold and flu season is officially upon us. Chances are, you've already found yourself dangerously close to someone's intense coughing or sneezing. So, what better time th...
By Kate Fustich

If You're A Cat Lady, You'll Want To Move Here

Are you thinking about moving? Here's a tip: The Seattle Times recently released an article detailing the top cities for cat ladies in the United States. Pittsburgh has never sounded more appealing th...
By Kate Fustich

Oreo Churros Are Here. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

Think of the most amazing combination of snack foods possible. M&M's and cookies? Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and cupcakes? Nothing you could have imagined comes close to the fact that Oreo Churros...
By Kate Fustich

How To Get Free Doritos Locos Tacos At Taco Bell

As though you needed another reason to eat a taco, one brand is celebrating the long-awaited release of the taco emoji in the best way ever: According to First We Feast, you can get free Doritos Locos...
By Kate Fustich

The NiceBot Twitter Is Here To Make You Smile

For all its significance, the Internet can be a pretty volatile place. Social media in particular can get particularly nasty and aggressive and cause very real damage. In an attempt to fight this bree...
By Kate Fustich