Thursday, July 21, 2011

About Today: The 20 Funniest Celebs on Twitter

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
Twitter has many uses. You can follow friends and family from far away, to see what they're doing. You can complain about how your neck sort of hurts and you'd like a nap (one of my favorites). Or, and perhaps best of all, you can use it to distract you from things you should be doing.

The 20 Funniest Celebs on Twitter 
Famous people who tweet are very helpful for the last purpose. There are two kinds of awesome celebrity twitter accounts: The first is genuinely funny people (see above).
See More About:  twitter  stephen colbert  russell brand
The Hottest Celebrities on Twitter 
And the second is just plain old famous people, some humorous on purpose, some accidentally so. (I'll let you choose which is which.)
See More About:  twitter  britney spears  john mayer
The Funniest Blogs on the Web 
My favorite in this list: Awful Library Books. This site includes such classics as 'Fake Families' and 'Fun With Crime.'
See More About:  blogs  funny blogs  lolcats
Where to Find Funny Video Clips 
Sometimes, though, there's just no substitute for watching people fall down.
See More About:  fun websites  top websites  web humor

About Today: 7 Houseplants You Can't Kill

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
I've done it again: I've murdered a houseplant. Although I suppose the most I'm really guilty of is neglect. (I forgot that most varieties need water.)

7 Houseplants You Can't Kill 
I think the thing is to pick plants that are harder to kill. I tend to get ambitious with plants. Probably orchids are not the plant of choice for someone who can never find a pen and often spends hours calling her own cell phone to figure out where it is. (It is under the laundry. It is always under the laundry.)
See More About:  foliage plants  flowering plants  orchids
8 Ways to Kill a Houseplant 
If there were a competition for killing plants, I would win. I would win even if the other competitors had plant-killing poisons at their disposal.
5 Hard-to-Kill Sun Loving Plants 
Along with forgetting to water plants entirely, my other favorite thing to do is to pick plants that need totally different light conditions than the ones I can provide.
Best Houseplants for Low-Light Conditions 
These, for example, would be the best plants to buy for the darkest room in the house.