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The Best New Handshakes You'll Want to Try Immediately

By Andrew TavinJuly 30, 2014
So a little blog called TimeĀ is all a flutter about a new study that shows that fist bumping spreads 90% less germs than handshakes. In case you need a refresher on percentages, that's a lot less germs. Fist bumps are about as good at eliminating ... More  →
The Best New Handshakes You'll Want to Try Immediately

The Pale Person Summer Manifesto!

By Andrew TavinJuly 30, 2014
Greetings! Is it sunny out? It is? Good, because this is for everyone stuck inside because they're afraid of peeling. Yes, we're talking to you pale skinned people. Those people who go to the beach and come back looking like a lobster. Those people who ... More  →
The Pale Person Summer Manifesto!

The Top Ten Things You Will and Won't Miss About Not Having Internet on Your Family Trip!

By Andrew TavinJuly 28, 2014
Summer means family trips, and if Will Smith taught us anything, it's that parents just don't understand [how important internet access is to you]. There's no way around it, you just won't have as much internet access as when you're at home. A lot of ... More  →
The Top Ten Things You Will and Won't Miss About Not Having Internet on Your Family Trip!

What Your Decision to Quit Trumpet (and Other Pursuits) Says About You

By Andrew TavinJuly 28, 2014
Sometimes enough is enough. You gave it a good go. You tried. You really, really did and it just wasn't for you. That's OK. Sometimes it's fine to quit. No one will judge you for it, though they may JUDGE YOU for quitting, handing down ... More  →
What Your Decision to Quit Trumpet (and Other Pursuits) Says About You

Pickup Lines to Use at the Mall

By Andrew TavinJuly 25, 2014
The mall may be nice and air-conditioned, but this summer it's going to be heating up (figuratively)! Why is that you ask? Because we have the pick up lines you need for any romantic entanglements you might be looking to get into at the mall. ... More  →
Pickup Lines to Use at the Mall

The Craziest Things People Have Done to Meet Celebrities

By Andrew TavinJuly 21, 2014
Celebrities have a way of driving us crazy. Have you ever seen one in person? There is a weird moment where part of your brain is yelling "I KNOW THAT PERSON I SEE THEM ALL THE TIME!" and then another part of your brain has to say, "but they don't know you at all." Sometime More  →
The Craziest Things People Have Done to Meet Celebrities
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The Top Unfinished Sci Fi And Fantasy Series!

By Andrew TavinJuly 18, 2014
Recently George R. R. Martin had some strong words for those who say he isn't going to finish the Song of Fire and Ice series before he dies. Unfortunately, not every sci-fi/fantasy series can be as lucky. Some were never finished, their characters left to ... More  →
The Top Unfinished Sci Fi And Fantasy Series!

What to Say After You Meet Someone Based on Their Name

By Andrew TavinJuly 17, 2014
Whenever someone new tells you their name, the human response is to: 1. Say something cringe-worthy ("Hi Anna, nice to meet you. mind if I call you banana? THIS IS GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP, BANANA"), and then 2. Instantly forget their name. This is a universal ... More  →
What to Say After You Meet Someone Based on Their Name

20 Awesome Reasons to Get Hiking!

By Andrew TavinJuly 15, 2014
Time to get out and enjoy the fresh air, though if you're like us, that may be a tall order. Inside is nice! Inside has air conditioning! Inside doesn't have deadly bears! But there's a lot of reasons to go out and hike! At least 20, ... More  →
20 Awesome Reasons to Get Hiking!

Does Deodorant Cause Cancer? We Have the Answers You Need!

By Andrew TavinJuly 11, 2014
So you may have heard someone say that deodorant causes cancer. Were they telling you the truth, or do they just want an excuse for being a smelly person? Well we've done some INTENSE Internet Research (TM) in order to bring the answers you need! First ... More  →
Does Deodorant Cause Cancer? We Have the Answers You Need!
About the Author
Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin is a writer and stand-up comedian living in New York City. His work has been featured on Upworthy and Collegehumor. He writes pretty mediocre bios and can be followed on Twitter @andrewtavin.

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