Samantha Cole

Sam is a writer based in Brooklyn, frequently found carving a path up and down the East Coast. Before joining The Fresh Toast's founding editorial crew, Sam learned to appreciate the wackiness of local news as a reporter for Virginia's Daily News-Record. After moving to New York to pursue a career in digital journalism, Sam has been a business culture writer for Fast Company and social media editor for PSFK. When she’s not writing about pole-dance parades or how to achieve Danksgiving greatness, you can find her writing in various science, technology and culture outlets, including Van Winkle's, Popular Science and Motherboard at Vice.

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7 Free Fitness Apps To Launch Into 2017 With Style

The year is new and so is your resolve to get fit: You’ve read up on the latest trends, brushed up on your self-care routine, and even figured out if marijuana and the gym rat life mix (they do).

Heartwarming: Golden Retrievers Pull Their Owner Through The Snow

It’s safe to say not many people living in the town of Rumson, New Jersey...

2017 Is The Year Body Positivity Takes Instagram By Storm

The start of a new year can be difficult: A constant barrage of images and...

This Rejected Adidas Commercial Has All The Feels

Eugen Merher, a student at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany, created this spec spot for Adidas running shoes. It manages to make us laugh and cry, in a matter of 110 seconds.

Nobody Wants To Open The George Lucas Museum Except George Lucas

George Lucas, the creator of our beloved and much-loved-to-hate Star Wars films, can’t seem to find a home for his museum full of tchotchkes.

Getting Fit In 2017? If You Facebook About It, You Could Be A Narcissist

If you think the Facebook friend who posts every sweaty mile of their workout routine before you’ve even had your morning coffee seems a little too into themselves, a new study shows you might be right.

This DJ’s Grandma Is So Shocked To Hear What The Kids Are Up To

Jade Reed, a DJ who stays up way too late to make a living, shared his New Year’s Eve plans with his grandma and got her reaction on video to share with the world.

Watch: This Nihilist Penguin Was All Of Us In 2016

Werner Herzog feels strongly about a lot of things. Television commercials. Hacking into Google. And penguins, apparently.

Mom Gives Daughter A Gift That She Swears Isn’t A Sex Toy

It was almost a very merry Christmas, until 18-year-old Shelby Donavan realized her gift was less fun, more function.

Minimum Wage: This Hot Topic Cashier Deserves A Medal For Most Chill

If you’re working as a cashier at Hot Topic, it’s safe to expect some weirdness to come your way. Angsty teenagers looking for a new dragon-themed tongue ring or red contact lenses? But sometimes it gets weird.