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

Here's How To Know If You're A Toxic Co-Worker

You certainly have opinions about your co-workers. But when was the last time you considered their opinion of you? It's true that haters are gonna hate, but it's also important to make sure your workplace behavior isn't flagging any signs you're a…
By Kate Fustich

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 receiving gifts, and getting their eyelashes kissed…
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-afternoon pick me up. But what if just one cup could get…
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 books, even though Photoshop isn't typically…
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 can now receive sustenance from a delightful LEGO…
By Kate Fustich

The 7 Amazing Reasons Why We Dream

What did you dream about last night? Did you dream at all? Dreams can be some of the strangest, most surreal experiences we have, yet sometimes, it's still not always clear why we dream in the first place. Take me, for example: Despite the fact that…
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: The night where the world stays up late, drinks…
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 does have the potential to go downhill quickly: You…
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-boob," and "YOLO" were among 2014's favorite…
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 blessing the emoji fiends of the world with desktop…
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 in 2016. Brimming with perks and positivity, each…
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... until now. Facebook's Live Video feature will soon be…
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 to their menu: Starbucks bagel balls are a thing…
By Kate Fustich

Disney Princesses As You've Never Seen Them Before

Latte art is such a mystical thing. Anyone with the capacity to transform milk foam and coffee into something so lovely should seriously receive an acceptance letter from Hogwarts. Of course you have your everyday latte hearts and even the more…
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 others. Match collected the data from the profiles…
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 of all time: MapQuest's #AvoidTrump Map. The…
By Kate Fustich

Why Do Cats Purr?

There are few things in this world more satisfying than the tiny rumble that is a cat's purr. Even if you're not a "cat person," you still have to admit that those sweet little vibrations are truly glorious. Yet, beyond knowing it's amazing, you…
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 British Columbia, our posts on social media are…
By Kate Fustich

Slay The Snapchat Game With These Quick Tricks

When Snapchat released their now-infamous lenses just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the Snap-game couldn't get any crazier. But you'd still be surprised at all of the fabulous ways you can take your Snapchat to the next level. At one time, the app…
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-karat gold leaf in Japan now. It's shiny; it's…
By Kate Fustich