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.
Early Exposure to Bacteria Could Protect Babies From Asthma and Allergies
A new study reveals that when babies are exposed to certain allergens and bacteria in their first year of life, they could be protected from allergies and asthma later.
Beware, Pool Partiers — Secondary Drowning Is Difficult to Spot
Swimmers are well aware of the dangers of drowning, but many of us aren't as familiar with secondary drowning and dry drowning. Here's what to look out for.
Warning — You’re More Likely to Catch Norovirus at a Restaurant Than on a Cruise
A reminder to everyone—particularly food-service workers—to please wash your hands regularly.
Stay Calm, Men — High Stress Can Mean a Low Sperm Count
A new study shows that stressed-out men have lower sperm counts and weaker sperm.
Too Many Stressful Relationships Can Actually Kill You
We’ve all thought at one point or another that life is too short to maintain a relationship with a toxic person, and there might be some real truth to this.
Mental Illness Can Take More Years Off Your Life Than Chain Smoking
A new study has revealed that mental disorders, many of which go undiagnosed and untreated, could be taking more years off of people’s lives than chain smoking does.
9 Hilarious Barbecue Fails for Memorial Day
As Memorial Day opens the gate to summer, we all begin to plan our outdoor activities. Most of us will find a reason to get outside for the long weekend and enjoy food, friends, family and some delicious beverages. And really, it wouldn’t be a summer holiday without some grilling.
Lyme Disease Q & A: Facts You Should Know Before You Take That Hike
It’s play-outside season for all of us now, finally, and with new reports that more deer ticks survived the winter, we need to arm ourselves with the facts about Lyme disease.
9 Moving Soldier Homecomings for Memorial Day
The servicemen and women of our country make huge sacrifices to fight battles on our behalf and keep the freedoms we hold dear. One of those sacrifices is being away from their families and loved ones for long periods of time.
Report Says More Ticks Survived Winter — Look Out for Lyme Disease This Summer
A new report indicates that there is likely a larger population of deer ticks this season, meaning there are more tiny carriers of Lyme disease to look out for.
Skin Cancer 101: What You Need to Know & How to Check Yourself
The sun is now out in full force, and along with the warm weather come certain added risks for our bodies—particularly skin cancer.
Pregnant Women May Be More Likely to Have Car Accidents
A new study shows that a pregnant woman in her second trimester could be more likely to have a car accident than at any other time in her pregnancy or life.
Study Shows Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Is Increasing in Children
A troubling new study reveals an increase in type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children up to age 19.
6 Easy Outdoor Fitness Activities You Can Start Right Now
With the weather getting better and the days getting longer, it’s the perfect time to get outside. Nature-based activities tend to make people happier, so get outside and get fit.
5 Ways Gardening Is Great for Your Health
Gardening can do wonderful things for your health. Even if you only have enough space to put plants in a few pots on a patio, a little bit of gardening can go a long way.
10 Alternative Recipes for Cinco de Mayo That Will Make Your Mouth Water
This year on Cinco de Mayo, to honor our neighbors to the south and inspire greater cultural awareness, why not try some new and different foods and beverages?
Study Shows Negative Effects of Bullying Can Last Through Adulthood
It turns out that the playground bully at your kid’s school may be more than just a temporary nuisance.
Put That Sandwich Down — USDA Announces Major Chicken-Breast Recall
Prime Pak Foods is recalling 24,000 pounds of chicken due to incorrect labeling that doesn't properly identify potential allergens.
7 Simple Ways to Limit Screen Time for Kids
Many moms and dads are wondering how they can help limit the time their kids spend in front of those ever-present media screens. Here are seven tips.
New Study Links TV Watching and Poor Sleep in Kids
A new study links lack of sleep in children to the amount of television they watch while they’re awake.