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

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

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

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

33 Geeky Gifts For Every Fandom-Obsessed Friend

I’m a loud and proud geek — and I’m sure there’s at least one person on your holiday shopping list who is too. It’s a super amazing time to be a nerd right now, so you’ll have no trouble finding a lot of geeky gift ideas for all the fandom-obsessed p…
By Emily Kelley

5 Weird Things '90s Kids Did Before Thanksgiving

Elementary school was probably a long time ago for most of us, but there are just some things that stick out to you when you look back on those early years. Square pizza, epic kickball games, trading Lisa Frank stickers — and, of course, all those we…
By Emily Kelley

20 Cheap Gifts For Your BFF That Are Under $20

I have two best friends — one from high school, and one from college. I love them both dearly, and want my holiday gifts to reflect that even when I’m broke. When it comes to picking cheap gifts for best friends, personalization and knowing their int…
By Emily Kelley

The 25 Best Gifts For Travel Lovers

If you have a world traveler (or future world traveler) on your holiday gift list, you might be wondering what to get the people who have seen all and done all. Funnily enough, gift ideas for travelers are easy to come by. From the practical to the s…
By Emily Kelley

18 Poignant Veterans Day Quotes

Every year on Nov. 11, we celebrate all of the men and women who have served in our armed forces — and remember all of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Of course, we should be honoring our military veterans every day of the year, bu…
By Emily Kelley

30 Gifts For Mom That Are Under $30

The struggle is real when you want to give your mom — the woman who birthed you, raised you, loved you, and supported you — a great holiday gift, but you’re also broke. You have other presents to buy, after all. Luckily, you can still find cheap gift…
By Emily Kelley