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Science Says Cat Videos Are Actually Good for You

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 10, 2015
We all know that the internet is 85% cat videos and 15% "other." But guess what? That’s NOT A BAD THING. Because it's just been scientifically proven that cat videos are good for your health. Yes, you heard us right. Professor Jessica Myrick of Indiana University ... More  →
Science Says Cat Videos Are Actually Good for You

Bree Newsome Removed the Confederate Flag & Became Our New Hero

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 2, 2015
Last weekend, we witnessed the greatest flagpole stunt EVER—sorry, Mulan, but this tops even your courageous display of climbing skillz! Acitivist Brittany “Bree” Newsome became a hero to millions of Americans (including us) when she scaled the 30-foot flagpole of South Carolina's state house to bring ... More  →
Bree Newsome Removed the Confederate Flag & Became Our New Hero

Our FAVORITE PIX from Lupita Nyong'o's Gorgeous Instagram Account

By Abbey ClarkeJune 29, 2015
Instagram sometimes feels like perfect brunch picture overload (ARE THOSE EVEN REAL EGGS?), but there are some people whose Instagram accounts are so chock-a-block with win that they make it worth all the long scrolls past artfully angled forks and aggressive flower crow More  →
Our FAVORITE PIX from Lupita Nyong'o's Gorgeous Instagram Account

Who Will Win the Ultimate Sci Fi and Fantasy Villain Bracket?!

By Abbey ClarkeJune 17, 2015
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most BA villain of them all? We don’t have a magic mirror that can tell us the answer, but what we DO have is be-all end-all bracket to figure out, step by step, which of these all-star villains are truly eligible to join the Evil More  →
Who Will Win the Ultimate Sci Fi and Fantasy Villain Bracket?!

Celeb Roundup: WHO'S DATING WHO Edition

By Abbey ClarkeJune 9, 2015
It's 2015, Sparklers, which means we bathe in the light of laptop screens, consume Vines with our squirrel-like attention spans, and gain sustenance from the learning all there is to know about celebrities' personal lives and toilet paper preferences. What a time to be al More  →
Celeb Roundup: WHO'S DATING WHO Edition
What Do Dementors and Depression Have in Common? Our Fav Celebs Speak Out About Mental Health

What Do Dementors and Depression Have in Common? Our Fav Celebs Speak Out About Mental Health

By Abbey ClarkeMay 20, 2015
Growing up, some of us are doomed to fight muttations, some of us must take on the Plastics, and some of us have to deal with mental illness. Just as no one deserves an attack by giant gorillas, no one deserves a heaping dose of anxiety or depression, though somewhere bet More  →

Iconic NBKs and Girls Who Just Don't Wanna Date

By Abbey ClarkeApril 23, 2015
SEX ED WEEK IS HEEEEERE. While we are super psyched for widespread legit understanding of how our tingly bits work, we also want to issue a friendly neighborhood reminder that it’s totally cool to not want to or be ready to exercise that valuable knowledge! Whether you More  →
Iconic NBKs and Girls Who Just Don't Wanna Date

The 8 Geekiest Monthly Subscription Boxes

By Abbey ClarkeApril 13, 2015
Most of you may have heard of Birchbox, the monthly subscription service that lets you try out new makeup and beauty gadgets every month. We LOVE that model, so we decided to scout around and find all the geekiest monthly subscriptions we could find! So long, birthday mo More  →
The 8 Geekiest Monthly Subscription Boxes

If We Had Harry's Gold, We Would Buy THESE Amazing HP Goodies

By Abbey ClarkeApril 7, 2015
Hello, HP fans! Look at your clothes. Now back to SparkLife. Now back at your clothes. Now back to SparkLife. Sadly, your clothes may not be Harry Potter-themed. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. Small-time purveyors of quality wizarding wear are all over online Diagon Alle More  →
If We Had Harry's Gold, We Would Buy THESE Amazing HP Goodies

ALL THE BOOKS That Inspired Veronica Roth to Write the Divergent Series

By Abbey ClarkeMarch 27, 2015
When we had the pants-wetting privilege of interviewing pixie-cut inspiration/Divergent series author Veronica Roth recently (seriously, yesterday WE GOT THAT PIXIE CUT), we got to talk about many wondrous things, including your fav OTP and ours, Fourtris, as well as her fa More  →
ALL THE BOOKS That Inspired Veronica Roth to Write the <i>Divergent</i> Series
About the Author
Abbey Clarke

Abbey Clarke is a writer and editorial assistant living in Jersey City. She's a player on a D&D podcast called Knife Errant, wrote her senior thesis on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and is working on a novel about a semi-reformed demon who runs a library. You can follow her on Twitter at @abbeybookaholic.

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