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If Your Favorite Characters Could Vote

By andrew joanisOctober 28, 2016
With the presidential election right around the corner, genius illustrator Andrew Joanis couldn't help imagining what would happen if we gave our favorite classic lit characters a ballot. Make your way through, and then tell us: Do you agree? Who's missing? And would Gatsb More  →
If Your Favorite Characters Could Vote

Shakespeare Plays From the POV of Their Female Characters

By andrew joanisAugust 23, 2016
Ever feel like Shakespeare didn't give enough credit to his female characters?   ... More  →
Shakespeare Plays From the POV of Their Female Characters

How to Court a Lady, According to Mr. Darcy

By andrew joanisJune 7, 2016
Hot tips from the savviest of emotionally unavailable bachelors. More  →
How to Court a Lady, According to Mr. Darcy

How to Deal When Your Best Friend Gets a Significant Other

By andrew joanisMarch 21, 2016
Finding out your best friend officially partnered up with full-time makeout partner always feels like a liiiittle bit of a bummer. I'm here to tell you that it DOESN'T HAVE TO BE. Click the right arrow >>> to absorb some advice I've acquired over the years about how to More  →
How to Deal When Your Best Friend Gets a Significant Other

Breakup Advice From Our Favorite Characters

By andrew joanisFebruary 17, 2016
Same, Hamlet. SAME. We tried our hand at literary advice about love, but it's come time to dig through the classics for advice about what happens when that love is lost. Disclaimer: Follow fictional characters' advice at own risk. —Ed. More  →
Breakup Advice From Our Favorite Characters

The WORST First Kisses in History

By andrew joanisJanuary 13, 2016
Think your first kiss was bad? Historically speaking, you've done a lot better than the rest. More  →
The WORST First Kisses in History

Literary Pets, RANKED

By andrew joanisNovember 23, 2015
Without further ado, from WORST to BEST: At Hogwarts, you're allowed an owl, cat, frog, or I guess a terrible old man who helped bring about the death of your best friend's parents who is disguised as a rat. WHO WROTE THESE RULES? More  →
Literary Pets, RANKED

Where Our Favorite Characters Would've Studied Abroad

By andrew joanisSeptember 29, 2015
Where you choose to haul your tote bags abroad reveals a great deal about your deepest hopes and aspirations, your unfulfilled food cravings, and the fact that you chose to haul tote bags instead of a more practical backpack with breathable fabric and equal weight distributi More  →
Where Our Favorite Characters Would've Studied Abroad

How to Deal with Trolls

By andrew joanisSeptember 3, 2015
The modern phenomenon of internet trolls (hailed by some as skilled artisans, derided by others as the bottom-feeders of the internet) has eclipsed the centuries-old but e'er-relevant phenomenon of actual trolls. While a simple Google search of "how to deal with trolls" wi More  →
How to Deal with Trolls

The 13 Most Useful Harry Potter Spells for the Muggle World

By andrew joanisAugust 25, 2015
Using their brand new formula, the Harry Potter mathematicians at SparkLife HQ (yes, we have those) recently calculated that there is an 800% chance that 239% of the earth's population wishes they were functioning members of wizarding society. Click through for the spells a More  →
The 13 Most Useful <i>Harry Potter</i> Spells for the Muggle World