Joined: May 13, 2016
Gwendolyn Purdom is a Chicago-based writer, editor, and bar trivia night ninja. When she isn't writing about theater, comedy, or culture, or co-hosting health and fitness show "Living Healthy Chicago," she's probably walking her Australian shepherd mix Pam Beesly or desperately applying Tide To Go pressure to whatever she just spilled all over herself.
The History Behind 8 Famous Tongue Twisters
Salvador Dalí and 19th-Century San Franciscans Were Eating Avocado Toast Long Before It Was A 'Thing'
5 Surprising Items that Would Help You on a Desert Island, According to a Survival Expert
8 Historic Pregnancies Everyone Was Watching
We've come a long way since you couldn't say "pregnant" on television.
The Current Sheriff of Nottingham, and 7 Other Pop Culture Titles Held By Real People
There still is an Earl of Sandwich and a Marquis de Sade, even if they're not the ones you know from the history books.
10 Crazy Ways People Have Tried To Smuggle Stuff
None of these innovative efforts to smuggle contraband worked—but they all get points for creativity.
11 Fair Trade Products to Try This Month
There are plenty of ethically sourced products to take the pumpkin-spiced edge off the changing seasons.
How Your Office's Social Culture Can Affect Your Health
New research shows just how important it is to get along with your coworkers.
8 Summertime Treats We Should Bring Back
How about some water buffalo milk? Or smoked shoulder clod? Perhaps the best treats to beat the summer heat haven't been around for awhile.
9 Kissing Customs From Around the World in Honor of International Kissing Day
Kissing under the mistletoe has roots in Nordic mythology.
9 Historic Brewers Who Were Way Ahead of the Craft Beer Craze
The Vikings had a brew that was hallucinogenic.
10 Ice Cream Sodas You Can Make at Home
America's Main Streets are no longer lined with charming soda fountains, but the refreshing desserts can easily be made at home.
9 Long-Gone “Sexy” Undergarments In Honor of Victoria’s Secret’s Closing Catalog
Queen Victoria had a particular red number...
10 Easy Hacks To Get Your Grill Ready For Summer
Give your BBQ star some TLC before firing it up for the season.
11 Old School Foods That Need to Make a Comeback
Bring back the cheese ball!