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QUIZ: What Vibe Do You Give Off?

By ElodieJuly 13, 2018
Do you give off a weird vibe? A judgmental vibe? An IDGAF vibe? Perhaps you are some kind of bizarre otherworldly entity and therefore give off no vibes at all. (But realistically, there’s only like a 12% chance of that happening, so don’t worry.) ... More  →
QUIZ: What Vibe Do You Give Off?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Online Crush Has a Terrible Boyfriend

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2018
Hi Auntie Sparknotes, I have a crush on a girl (we'll call her Jill) in one of my online friend-groups, and according to a few of our mutual friends it's pretty likely she has a crush on me, too. In fact, one of the biggest in-jokes... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Online Crush Has a Terrible Boyfriend

Dating With Science: To Girls, "Hot" Can Mean Basically Anything

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 13, 2018
Science Fact: Women can find entirely different facial features attractive, depending on the kind of relationship they're looking for. Furthermore, they have a much broader definition of "attractive" than men do. Explanation: Guys are pretty consistent when it comes to at More  →
Dating With Science: To Girls, "Hot" Can Mean Basically Anything

QUIZ: Is This a Panic! at the Disco Song or a Robert Frost Poem?

By ElodieJuly 12, 2018
Unless you have taken to the woods, all Thoreau-like, you probably know that there's a new Panic! at the Disco album out. You probably also know that Panic! at the Disco is best-known for 1) being the soundtrack to most of our collective teenage angst,... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Panic! at the Disco Song or a Robert Frost Poem?

20 of the Most Heartbreaking Lines in Literature (If These Don't Make You Cry You're a Monster)

By ElodieJuly 12, 2018
I’m just going to be super up-front about this: my goal here is to make you cry. I cried while writing this thing, and if I had to be tearful and sniffling in a coffee shop full of stupefied strangers trying desperately not to meet my eye, then so do you. Anyway, here are More  →
20 of the Most Heartbreaking Lines in Literature (If These Don't Make You Cry You're a Monster)

40 Rejected Hogwarts Classes

By ElodieJuly 12, 2018
You’ve heard of Potions, Transfiguration, and Charms. However, I have no doubt that some well-meaning Hogwarts professor tried to suggest a few new courses to Dumbledore and received a stern "No. For God’s sake, Stuart, there’s a three-headed dog on the third floor and a... More  →
40 Rejected Hogwarts Classes

Sorting the Characters from The Lord of the Flies Into Hogwarts Houses

By ElodieJuly 11, 2018
I bet you have, at one point or another, wondered which Hogwarts houses the Lord of the Flies characters would be Sorted into.  Even if you’ve never wondered this before, well, now you’re wondering it. You may have only the tiniest—we’re talking MINUSCULE—interest in either the... More  →
Sorting the Characters from <i>The Lord of the Flies</i> Into Hogwarts Houses

Literary Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJuly 11, 2018
As human beings, we all like to think we’re pretty complicated, but the truth is most of us could be summed up in a single sentence. Take me, for example. I’m a twenty-something flesh vessel just doing her best, and that’s really all you need to know. Everyone reading More  →
Literary Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence