Emily Kelley either has a game controller or a glue gun in her hand on any given day. Full time cat parent, part time crafter, lifelong geek — Emily is also a multiple award-winning journalist and blogger based in Los Angeles.
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33 Father's Day Gifts Any Dad Would Love To Receive, So Start Shopping Right Now

Whoever said men are hard to buy for was just overthinking it — so don't stress out about finding great Father's Day gifts! My dad is probably the easiest person in the world to shop for, considering his favorite things are sports, food, and his kids…
By Emily Kelley

Why Do We Celebrate Valentine's Day?

Whether you love Valentine’s Day or you couldn’t care less about heart-shaped balloons and sappy cards, the holiday is coming regardless. Valentine's Day is so ingrained in our society that you may not have stopped to think about why we celebrate Val…
By Emily Kelley

13 Super Bowl Facts To Memorize Before Kick Off

For football fans, the Super Bowl is… well, the Super Bowl. I’ve been a football fan since I watched Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers play in Super Bowl XXXI, so the Big Game will always be meaningful to me. But while you wait around for the ama…
By Emily Kelley

These 12 Cities Have It The Worst This Winter

Living in California, I don’t have a ton to complain about during the winter months. Sure, it can get pretty chilly here, but it’s nothing compared to this list of coldest U.S. cities that can expect some seriously brutal winters. If you happen to li…
By Emily Kelley

23 Galentine's Day Gifts For Your Squad

While some of us have celebrated Valentine’s Day with our girlfriends for years, we have Amy Poehler’s character on Parks and Recreation to thank for introducing us to Galentine’s Day. No matter if you’re single or taken, taking the time to celebrate…
By Emily Kelley

How To Write A Resignation Letter

Many people start the new year making resolutions to find a better job, kickstart their careers, or just make more money. But, some of these resolutions might require you to leave the job you’re currently at — which means you probably want to figure …
By Emily Kelley

22 Anti-Valentine's Day Cards That Get It Right

Whether it’s because of the archaic perpetuation of gender stereotypes or the general commercialization of the holiday, there are some people who think Valentine’s Day is pretty lame. But even the staunchest anti-Valentine's Day enthusiast might stil…
By Emily Kelley

How To Tell If Your Wine Has Gone Bad

Count yourself lucky if you still have a few bottles of wine left over from the holidays. Whether you got them as gifts or they were leftovers from your get-togethers, you might be wondering how you’re going to drink them all — and more importantly, …
By Emily Kelley

13 Things To Do With Your Fresh Start On January 1

Can you believe another year has come and gone? It seems like only yesterday we were ringing in 2015, and now we are welcoming 2016 into our lives. A new year means you can be a new you, so here is a list of things to do on January 1 to make the most…
By Emily Kelley

9 New Year's Resolutions For Introverts

Being an introvert is hard most of the time — but especially when faced with making New Year’s resolutions. People always want you to make resolutions like, “take more risks” and “sign up for a fun exercise class,” when all you really want to resolve…
By Emily Kelley

7 New Year's Resolutions You Can Do In A Week

The only thing more certain than people making New Year’s resolutions is people giving up on said resolutions after a few weeks. It’s cool if you want to set high goals for yourself, but there are still some totally life-improving New Year’s resoluti…
By Emily Kelley

7 Things Introverts Hate About The Holidays

Believe me when I say that I’m a fan of the holidays. The food, the fireside reading, the catchy music — I love it all... most of the time. But as an introvert, I can also say with confidence that there are a few things introverts hate about the holi…
By Emily Kelley

13 Funny Quotes About The Holidays

As magical and amazing as the holiday season is, it can also be ridiculously stressful. That’s why it’s more important than ever to remember to laugh in the face of packed shopping malls and traffic by enjoying a few funny holiday quotes. We can all …
By Emily Kelley

9 Holiday Games To Play With Your Family

I have very fond memories of playing board games by the light of the Christmas tree after a long day of traveling, and testing out all my new toys. This was before we all had phones glued to our eyeballs 15 hours a day, of course. So, maybe, like, pu…
By Emily Kelley

24 Gifts For Fitness Lovers To Keep Them Motivated

I’ve been an athlete for most of my life, but I’ve never been one of those ultra sporty people who spends four hours in the gym every day, drinks kale smoothies, and owns 10 pairs of sneakers. But if you happen to know someone like that, these fitnes…
By Emily Kelley

22 Gifts For Your Mother-In-Law

Buying a gift for your mother-in-law can be tough, I know. If you live in another state or country and don’t know your MIL very well, you might not know what to get her. And if you and your in-law are besties, you want to show her what she means to y…
By Emily Kelley

24 Creative Last-Minute Best Friend Gifts

Your bestie is a unique being — that’s why they’re the perfect BFF for you. And they deserve a gift that’s maybe a little more out-of-the-box than normal, since giving your best friend a creative gift means you really just get them. Let these last-mi…
By Emily Kelley

13 Holiday Packing Hacks To Ensure Easy Travel

In all my 26 years of life, I think I’ve spent the holidays at home one time. So, I’m well versed in the struggle that occurs every year whilst trying to make sure you have room to pack all the presents you’re bound to haul back with you as you go to…
By Emily Kelley

8 Weird Things You Didn't Know About Mistletoe

Just like pine trees and poinsettias, mistletoe has long been associated with the Christmas holidays. It’s mostly hung over door frames in order to try and force two people (who might not even be together) to kiss underneath — but as these weird mist…
By Emily Kelley

21 Great Gifts That Give Back

The warm snuggly feeling you get when you give someone a gift is one of the best parts of the holiday season. But imagine how much warmer and more snuggly you’ll feel when the gifts you give are gifts that give back, too? Charity is an important part…
By Emily Kelley