Kathy Landin is a freelance internet pop-culture junkie (and web video producer). For a brief time in 2011, she was THIS close to being Charlie Sheen's social media intern for the summer. She's blogged for local TV stations, anonymous dating adventures and stupid advice columns. Mostly she entertains herself by practicing the fine art of idiocy, which you can watch in Kathy Landin's "I'm an Idiot" Show. Or, if you have a short attention span, get 140 characters of idiocy on Twitter.
Nail Polish That Changes Colors Could Prevent Date Rape in the Near Future
Four students from North Carolina State University in Raleigh have invented a nail polish that could alert its wearer to any date-rape drugs that might have been added to her drink.
Teen Birthrate in U.S. Has Dropped Dramatically, According to New Report
The CDC recently released a report showing a clear decline in the birthrate of American teenagers.
This Video Shows You How Badly the Sun Damages Your Skin
After being told for years that too much sun can damage our skin, a new video using ultraviolet light shows the actual damage it can do.
Why You Don’t Need to Be Afraid of Ebola
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a major international health crisis, but here at home in the U.S. you don't really have much to worry about. Here's why.
Home Buyers Should Ask Sellers About These 5 Things Before Making an Offer
If you're in the home-buying process, be aware of these particularly important considerations—and only the home's current owner can provide the answers.
Lack of Vitamin D Can Increase Your Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer’s
A new study has confirmed that being deficient in vitamin D can increase your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s as you age.
New Home or Older Home? 5 Things to Consider Before You Buy
When choosing between buying a newly built home or a pre-owned, older one, here are five important considerations to think about before making your decision.
Drinking Too Much Now Can Make You Forget … Much Later
A recent study showed a link between heavy drinking in mid-life with severe memory loss later in life.
Starting a House Hunt? 6 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy a Home
From loan pre-approval to local market rates, here are six important things to know before you start the home-buying process.
Video Games May Help Kids Live Better, Happier Lives
Video games, when played in small amounts, may turn out to help children become more well-adjusted, according to a new study.
Diet and Exercise May Be Better Than Meds to Fight Alzheimer’s
A recent study makes a strong case for good nutrition, physical activity and other drug-free approaches being better at warding off Alzheimer’s disease than prescription medications and other current medical approaches.
Bill Clinton: World With an AIDS-Free Generation ‘Is Within Our Reach’
The former president made the claim at a recent international AIDS conference.
Energy Drinks & Alcohol — A Dangerous Combination That Leads to Binge Drinking
Basically, the Red Bull in your Red Bull and vodka leads to your drinking lots more vodka.
Why You Shouldn’t Use a Spoon to Give Your Child Medicine
A recent study shows that using kitchen spoons to give children medicine is highly inaccurate and often quite dangerous.
Enjoy Your Fourth of July With These Fireworks-Safety Tips
Independence Day is perfect for outdoor family fun. It's also the one time of year when it’s seems to be okay to play with matches. Family fun and playing with matches may seem like an unlikely combo, but hey, so is America, right?
Hiking Safety Tips — 7 Ways to Enjoy a Safe, Healthy Hike This Summer
Hiking is an excellent activity for exercise, exploring and family bonding, but it can also be dangerous if you aren’t prepared.
Health Benefits of Hiking — 5 Reasons to Hit the Trails This Summer
Put on some sunscreen and bug repellant, and enjoy these five health benefits of hiking this summer:
This Summer, Keep Kids Active So Their Grades Will Get Better
Do kids who play sports get better grades at school? A recent study suggests that there is just such a link.
Got Burned? 5 Ways to Treat a Sunburn
The summer sun is out in full force, relentlessly attacking our skin with UV rays. Here's what to do if you get a sunburn.
Uh-Oh — An Incurable Mosquito-Borne Virus Has Hit the U.S.
The little-known Chikungunya virus, which has no vaccine, has been confirmed in the continental United States. Here's what you should know.