Mack Gelber

Associate Programming Manager

Mack Gelber is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor who has covered entertainment for AOL TV, and contributed fiction to Joyland Magazine and the Bushwick Review. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, where he studied creative writing. Twitter: @mackgelber

Four-Year-Old Banned From Donut Shop For Asking Inappropriate Question

Four-Year-Old Banned From Donut Shop For Asking Inappropriate Question

Kid asked a customer if she was pregnant

Four-year-old Justin Otero was reportedly banned from a Doughnut Inn in Monroe, CT for asking a customer if she was pregnant. Read More »

Waitress Wins Argument By Eating Cockroach

Waitress Wins Argument By Eating Cockroach

You can't un-see this

A waitress at a restaurant in China's Chengdu province shocked customers after eating a dead cockroach off of a diner's plate. Read More »

Have You Seen These Dinosaur Thieves?

Have You Seen These Dinosaur Thieves?

Couple caught filching valuable dino replica from Raleigh museum

Police are asking for help identifying two thieves who stole a replica of a baby dinosaur from Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Read More »

Chrissy Teigen Was Fired From a Forever 21 Modeling Job For Being 'Fat'

Chrissy Teigen Was Fired From a Forever 21 Modeling Job For Being 'Fat'

Teigen: "They suck and I hate them."

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen revealed that she was once fired off the set of a Forever 21 shoot because they thought she was too 'fat.' Read More »

McDonald's Is Now Providing Wedding Services

McDonald's Is Now Providing Wedding Services

'Til cholesterol-induced death do us part?

Due to regional demand, McDonald's is offering wedding services at 15 store locations in Hong Kong. Read More »

10 Cities Where Wages Are Increasing

10 Cities Where Wages Are Increasing

The top city has seen a 3 percent rise in wages

PayScale's quarterly index of wage trends reveals the 10 cities where wages have seen the most growth in 2014. Read More »

Just Because You're Freelance Doesn't Mean You're Free

Just Because You're Freelance Doesn't Mean You're Free

Brutal truths from the front lines of freelance

With the ability to be your own boss, a freelance career can be an attractive prospect. But the so-called "freedoms" you get can ultimately be crippling. Read More »

Carnival Worker 'Humiliated' Blind Girl, Mom Says

Carnival Worker 'Humiliated' Blind Girl, Mom Says

Actions may violate Department of Labor requirements

A confrontation between a Queens mother and a carnival ride operator got ugly when the worker refused to let the woman's blind daughter on the ride alone. Read More »

Reddit: The Worst and Weirdest Reasons Not To Hire Someone

Reddit: The Worst and Weirdest Reasons Not To Hire Someone

On your resume, do not list "owning a gun" under "hobbies"

On Reddit, a user asked hiring managers to share their stories of the worst or weirdest reason they chose not to hire someone. Here are their answers. Read More »

Study Asks, 'Is Your Job Meaningful?'

Study Asks, 'Is Your Job Meaningful?'

Job meaning and job satisfaction are not the same thing

Payscale has just released a study on job meaning as it relates to compensation, and the results are exhaustive, revealing, and maybe a little sad. Read More »

The Posing Dead: Funeral Homes Arrange Deceased In Elaborate Scenes

The Posing Dead: Funeral Homes Arrange Deceased In Elaborate Scenes

Insert your favorite "thinking outside the box" pun here

A New Orleans funeral home is at the forefront of a trend in which the bodies of loved ones are posed in elaborate, diorama-like scenes. Read More »

Hotel Refuses Family's Reservations Because of Epileptic Son's Service Dog

Hotel Refuses Family's Reservations Because of Epileptic Son's Service Dog

Golden retriever Chip is covered by the American Disabilities Act

A Best Western cancelled a family's reservations because they were bringing their epileptic son's service dog, who is legally covered to accompany him. Read More »

Beats Billionaire Dr. Dre Is A Really Good Tipper

Beats Billionaire Dr. Dre Is A Really Good Tipper

These must've been some great tequila shots

Shortly after being made hip-hop's first billionaire via Apple's purchase of Beats Entertainment, Dr. Dre has left a waitress an extremely hefty tip. Read More »

Obama Drafting Executive Order Targeting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

Obama Drafting Executive Order Targeting LGBT Workplace Discrimination

It's still legal to fire workers for being LGBT in 32 states

Amid growing impatience with Congress, President Obama has asked his staff to draft an executive order targeting LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Read More »

These Cities Have The Most Satisfied Employees In The Country

These Cities Have The Most Satisfied Employees In The Country

Job opportunities abound

Glassdoor has released its annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card, listing the top 50 cities where workers are the happiest with their jobs. Read More »

Woman Calls Emergency Services: Ice Cream Vendor Didn't Give Me Enough Sprinkles

Woman Calls Emergency Services: Ice Cream Vendor Didn't Give Me Enough Sprinkles

Clearly a matter of life and death.

A British woman called 999 when the guy selling her ice cream didn't give her enough sprinkles. Police have released a recording to deter similar calls. Read More »

On Writing, Tongue Sandwiches: What I Learned From My Dad

On Writing, Tongue Sandwiches: What I Learned From My Dad

My dad did a lot of things. One was write a memoir.

My dad's memoir, which explored his small-town childhood in the early '60s, inspired me to pursue writing. Read More »

Cafeteria Worker Throws Out Student's Lunch Because He's 26 Cents Short

Cafeteria Worker Throws Out Student's Lunch Because He's 26 Cents Short

Efforts to get parents to pay meal account debts go too far

A Washington school is coming under fire after a cafeteria worker threw out a young student's lunch because he was 26 cents short. Read More »

Brooklyn Restaurant Creates Separate, Lighter Drink Menu 'For Ladies'

Brooklyn Restaurant Creates Separate, Lighter Drink Menu 'For Ladies'

Is a Mai Tai gender-neutral?

A Brooklyn restaurant has created a menu that controversially separates alcoholic beverages into male and female categories. Read More »

Professional Women's Report: Definition of Career Success Is Changing

Professional Women's Report: Definition of Career Success Is Changing

Study reveals shifting notions of workplace progress

A survey conducted by Citi and LinkedIn found that fewer and fewer professionals are equating career success with their own happiness. Read More »

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