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20 Times TV Made Us Cringe in 2018

30 Greatest Music Performances of the Year, Ranked

13 Best Whiskeys You’ll Find at Any Liquor Store—Ranked

18 Best Movies Ever Made Based on True Stories

30 Lies You Need to Stop Telling Yourself Every January

23 Genius Ways to Turn Your Attic Into Something Amazing

Cut These 20 Words from Your Life and You’ll Be Instantly Happier

15 Blinds So Ugly You’d Be Better Off Looking at the Sun

17 After-Work Habits Killing Your Productivity

30 Fashion Trends That Will Never Go Out of Style

20 Easy-to-Care-For Houseplants That Will Brighten Any Room

15 Hats So Ugly They’re Crimes Against Fashion

16 Best Ever Mystery Movies Every Crime Junkie Needs to See

15 Best Documentaries on Netflix That Will Make You Feel So Smart

15 Best Sad Movies on Netflix for When You Need a Good Cry

20 Fun Games You Can Play With Alexa

The 20 Best Feel-Good Movies To Instantly Boost Your Mood

50 Totally Useless Facts That Are Too Entertaining for Words

The 20 Best Summer Movies of All Time

50 Incredible “Did You Know” Facts That Will Astonish Everyone

100 Facts That Will Make You Feel Instantly Smarter [I wrote 60 of the facts]

The Most Hard-to-Believe Fact About Every State

25 Basic American History Questions Most Americans Get Wrong

The 20 Best Teen Romance Movies to Make You Nostalgic for Young Love

150 Random Facts That Will Make You the Most Interesting Person in the Room [I wrote 50 of the facts]

75 Weird But Wonderful Facts That Will Leave You Totally Amazed [I wrote 25 of the facts]

The 30 Funniest Words in the English Language—And How to Use Them

40 Myths About Turning 40 That Are Totally True

200 Awesome Facts About Everything [I wrote 100 of the facts]

50 Facts So Interesting You’ll Kick Yourself for Not Knowing Them

100 Amazing Facts for People Who Can’t Get Enough Amazing Facts [I wrote 50 of the facts]

150 Random Facts So Interesting You’ll Say, “OMG!” [I wrote 50 of the facts]

40 Facts That Will Make You So Excited for Summer

100 Facts So Crazy You Won’t Believe They’re Actually True [I wrote 50 of the facts]

100 Mind-Blowing Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know [I wrote 50 of the facts]

100 Astonishing Facts Guaranteed to Give You a Childlike Sense of Wonder [I wrote 70 of the facts]

50 Feel-Good Facts Guaranteed to Make You Smile

50 Incredible Things You Never Knew Existed

27 Famous People Who’ve Lived to 100

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50 Incredible 'Did You Know' Facts That Will Astonish Everyone

50 Totally Useless Facts That Are Too Entertaining for Words

100 Facts That Will Make You Feel Instantly Smarter

50 Feel-Good Facts Guaranteed to Make You Smile


I’m A Sucker For Deceptive N.R.E. (New Relationship Energy)

Brit + Co

From January 2016 to April 2019, I was a freelance weekday entertainment (and sometimes lifestyle) writer for Brit + Co. I wrote over 4,300 posts covering breaking news related to TV, movies, music, and celebrities. I also created slideshows, lists, roundups, and evergreen content.

I’ll be adding a few of my favorite B+C pieces soon, but for now, check out my last posts:


Pippa Middleton Opened Up About 6-Month-Old Baby Arthur for the First Time

Hallmark Is Debuting Its First-Ever Easter Movie This Weekend

‘Pitch Perfect’ Stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Have Split After More Than 2 Years of Marriage

These Classic Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Movies Are Heading to Hulu

Here’s a Breakdown of Every Celeb Featured in Lil Dicky’s ‘Earth’ Video

Watch Colton Underwood Reenact His ‘Bachelor’ Fence Jump on ‘Busy Tonight’

The New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Is a Nostalgic Trip Through the Marvel Universe

See Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska in the First Pics for the New ‘Charlie’s Angels’

This Medley of Disney’s Broadway Songs Will Take You Right Back to Your Childhood

Kristen Bell is Ready for Action in the New ‘Veronica Mars’ Teaser


12 Hollywood Women Who Followed in Their Famous Mothers' Footsteps

9 Shows You’ll Relate to If You Work in a Restaurant

Hollywood's Busiest Multitaskers

12 Female Superheroes Who've Saved the World More Times Than We Can Count

11 Business-Savvy Celebs With Their Own Brands and Companies

8 Shows You’ll Relate to If You’re a Teacher

8 Netflix Originals to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Celebrities Who Are Passionate About Environmental Activism


From 2015 to 2016 (then again briefly in 2017), I wrote entertainment and celebrity-related lists for Fame10, "your destination for everything entertainment related. Get the scoop on the latest news plus learn new things about your favorite celebs." Check out my Fame10 pieces here.


Informational Lists:

14 Ways To Protect Your Health In Your 20s And 30s

14 Signs You’re Finally Ready To Become A Parent

14 Signs You’re Ready To Become A Homeowner

14 Telltale Signs It’s Time For A Career Change

Become Your Own Boss: 14 Signs You’re Ready To Start Your Own Business

14 Bucket List Items That Will Make The World A Better Place

14 Things Everyone Needs To Know About The Keto Diet

14 Tips For Dealing With An Intrusive Family Member

14 Ways To Stay Safe While Using Online Dating Websites


14 Reasons To Adopt A Rescue Animal From A Shelter Instead Of Buying One From A Pet Store

14 Of The Cutest And Most Clever Halloween Costumes For Pets

14 Of The Sweetest Nonshedding Or Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds To Get If You Suffer From Allergies

Crate Training A Puppy: How To Make Your Dog Comfortable With Their Crate

What To Do If Your Dog Cracks, Tears, Or Chips A Nail?

What Should I Do If My Dog Has Fleas?

Puppy Leash Reactivity: How To Handle A Leash-Reactive Dog

Puppy Care 101: How To Help Comfort A Crying Puppy

Puppy Care 101: How To Handle A Teething Puppy

Puppy Care 101: What To Know Before Potty Training A New Dog

Puppy Care 101: Everything To Know About Giving A Puppy A Bath

Puppy Care 101: How To Care For Your New Pup’s Teeth

Puppy Care 101: What Every Dog Owner Needs To Know About Puppy Worms

Puppy Care 101: How To Deal With A Carsick Puppy

Puppy Care 101: What You Need To Know About Puppy Food And Feeding

Puppy Care 101: How To Help A Sick Puppy And Prevent Ailments In The First Place

Puppy Care 101: Here’s What You Should Do If Your Puppy Is Losing Hair

Puppy Care 101: What To Know About Spaying Or Neutering Your Puppy

Puppy Care 101: What You Need To Do If Your Puppy Is Attacked


I Tried Sending Texts As Old-Fashioned Handwritten Letters And This Is How People Reacted

I Tried Following YouTube Manicure Tutorials And I Think I Kind Of Nailed It

I Went Barefoot For A Week, And This Is How My Feet Fared

I Tried Canning And Preserving My Food And It Was A Delicious Success

I Melted Down Wax And Dropped In Crayons To Create My Own Homemade Candles From Scratch

I Tried My Hand At Fall Floral Pumpkins And, Oh My Gourd, It Was Surprisingly Simple

I Made Drip Painting Pumpkins And It Was A Marvelous Mess

I Put Together A Fall Charcuterie Board, And It Was Almost Too Pretty To Eat

I Tried Making My Own DIY Wrapping Paper And I’ll Never Go Back To Store-Bought

I Made DIY Holiday Gifts For Friends And Family For Under $30

I Put Together A Fruit And Cheese Christmas Tree And It’ll Be A Tasty New Tradition

I Made A Christmas Cookie Sugar Body Scrub And It Was A Sweet Treat For My Skin

I Went On a Holiday Scavenger Hunt And Found The Seasonal Spirit In My Neighborhood

I Made a DIY Holiday Centerpiece That’s All About Cheerful, Festive Fun

I Tried Applying Fake Stained Glass To My Windows And It Was Easier Than You Could Ever Imagine

I Made Bookshelves Out Of Books And Adore The DIY Decor

I Made 3 DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Make Your Heart Flutter

I Texted My Husband Lines From ‘The Bachelor’ To See How He Would React

I Made A DIY Sleep Salve And It Was Dreamy

I Made DIY Scented Cleaning Solution And Was Impressed With The Eco-Friendly Option

I Made A DIY Recipe Binder And It Changed The Way I Plan Meals

I Made DIY Flower Seed Bombs, And This Kid-Friendly Gardening Activity Was A Total Blast

I ‘Grew’ My Own Rock Candy And It Was A Delightfully Sweet Science Experiment

I Made DIY Bird Feeders And This Fun, Easy Craft Was An Absolute Hoot

I Completed A Spring Bucket List To Take Advantage Of The Warm Weather And Great Outdoors

I Made 3 Kinds Of Homemade Peanut Butter, And I’m Never Going Back To Store-Bought Again

I Made DIY Sorbet And Ended Up With 3 Simple And Sweet Desserts

Nicki Swift

Gross things celebrities actually did in public

Purple Clover

A Definitive List Of Elton John's Greatest Songs

14 Things That Happen To Your Body Once You Quit Smoking

17 Movies That Keep Getting Remade (But We're Into It)

Every Spider-Man Movie Ranked

14 Of The Biggest Emmy Snubs Of All Time

14 Canadian Slang Words You Should Know

14 Things You Never Knew About The Emmys

Ripley's Believe It or Not

My articles for Ripley’s Believe It or Not have not only been published on the Ripley's website, a select few have also been used as scripts for their YouTube videos.

Cheese Tea Has Come to the U.S. — Plus Here’s How to Make It at Home

Frank Hayes: The Dead Man Who Won a Horse Race [YouTube video based on my piece]

The 15-Foot Wave Of Beer That Flooded London In 1814 [YouTube video based on my piece]

What’s Up Moms

8 Kid-Podcasts That Grownups Can Actually Enjoy

Shameless Magazine

In October 2008, I created an online column for Shameless Magazine called Shameless Women which profiled positive female role models for young women. Over two and a half years I interviewed over 60 women from different professions, causes, backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, and anything/everything else. I ended the column in March 2011.

During my time at Shameless Magazine, I also wrote articles and posts on various topics relevant to "girls who get it." Along with appearing on the website, many of my pieces were also featured in the print version of the magazine.

Click here to find all of my Shameless Magazine posts.

Some of my popular Shameless pieces:

”Vegan A Go-Go" is sure to be yum yum! (This review was quoted on the book publisher’s website.)

Think Before You Tattoo!

A Holiday Gift List for girls who ROCK!

Curious about Bi-Curiosities (When Is Queer “Queer Enough”?)

Mo’Nique, Amanda Palmer, Golden Globes…and Hairy Legs

Who Do We Look Up To? (Is 3rd Wave Feminism Lost Without Leaders?)

Feminist Pinups: Can You Be A Sexy Role Model?

Shameless Women Interviews:

Coco La Creme - Skin Tight Outta Site Rebel Burlesque

Zahra Haji - Yoga Goddess

Carolina Smart - creator of

Kelly Thornton - executive director of Nightwood Theatre

Jen Anisef - creator of Toronto Craft Alert

Ebonnie Rowe - Phemphat CEO & Honey Jam creator

Sarah Campbell - owner of The Rage

Frankie Whyte - lead vocals/guitar of FW&DI

Rosella Melanson - N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Rebecca Gallant - crew manager of NXNE Music & Film Festival

Mary Claus - Not just Santa's Mrs.!

Viki Ackland - 2mile Jewellery

Sarah Kramer - vegan cookbook superstar

Laura-Jean Bernhardson - knitting queen, collective scene

Cheryl Dobinson - bi writer / activist

Kerry Potts - aboriginal-arts activist

Sauci Calla Horra - Toronto Burlesque Festival

Wendy Donnan - in charge at OUTtv

Carmela Hutchison - president of DisAbled Women's Network Canada

Alison Lee - Feminist Porn Awards pioneer

Amber Goodwyn - the rockstar of <em>Lickety-Split smut zine

Kelly Drennan - eco-fashionista

Lana Gay - CBC Radio 3 host

Emily Hunter - eco-warrior

Willa Black - the woman behind One Million Acts of Green

Beth Smith - creator of IndieNorth

Mary-Jo Dionne - writer, dog-lover, funny-lady

Marni Wedin - writer, producer

Aliya-Jasmine Sovani - MTV Canada host

Julianna Yau - arts, tech, and advocacy

Darrelle London - singer-songwriter

Amanda Mabro - jazz, indie-rock, and cabaret flare

Kristin Peres - Cake or Death

Sam Leeson – babyREADY

Amrita Chandra - owner of tinku Gallery

Jordan-na Belle-Isle - Canadian Music Invasion

Karen Miranda Augustine - ritualistic pop artist

Karley Tabak - She Sews Lovely

Erin Ross - making music in Nightwood

Erin Karpluk - star of Being Erica

Catherine Kustanczy - arts, culture, and Play Anon

Amy Sedgwick - Red Tent Sister

Jennifer Cowan - author of EarthGirl

Lizzie Renaud - owner of Speakeasy Tattoo

Leanne Prain - knit graffiti artist

Adebe D.A. - writing for social justice

Andrea Thompson - slam poet

Erin Robinson - indie game creator

Amber Dawn - on top with Sub Rosa

Tanya McGinnity - proudly geeky

Donna Linklater - Billie Hollies’ Voice

Shaheen Ashraf - Canadian Council of Muslim Women

Suba Sankaran - Worldly Multi-Musician

Abena Malika - performing with Soulpepper Theatre

Pearl Luke - The Voice Behind Madame Zee and Burning Ground

Madeleine Shaw and Suzanne Siemens - The Ladies of Lunapads

Billy Pettinger - Billy the Kid

Tanya Smith - Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and More

Marlene Leung - Working for a Bigger Cause at UofT’s Centre for Mother, Infant, and Child Research & Parkdale Street Writers

Emma Allison - Teen Writer Who’s Booking Through 365

Alysha Haugen and Magali Meagher - Starting a Vibe with Girls Rock Camp Toronto