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Real Talk: I've Been Dating the Same Person Since High School

By Andrew TavinApril 28, 2016
When someone asks me how long I've been with my girlfriend, I always pause a moment before answering so they can get ready for what I’m about to say. Seven years—part of which was high school—hasn't felt that long to me, but a lot of ... More  →
Real Talk: I've Been Dating the Same Person Since High School

How to Have a Rational Political Discussion Without Losing It

By Andrew TavinMarch 29, 2016
If you've checked the news recently, you'll know that there seems to be some sort of presidential election going on. All of this has got me thinking about the past, the present, the future... what would the Founding Fathers have thought about Super PACs, or this Grillary ... More  →
How to Have a Rational Political Discussion Without Losing It

I Was the Person Who Gave Out Free Samples at the Grocery Store

By Andrew TavinFebruary 29, 2016
Have you ever been walking through the supermarket, seen the person giving out free samples, and wondered what an average day in their life is like? GOOD NEWS: You can wonder no longer, because I used to give out free samples in supermarkets and I'm here ... More  →
I Was the Person Who Gave Out Free Samples at the Grocery Store

The LESSER-KNOWN Hogwarts Houses

By Andrew TavinFebruary 24, 2016
Gryffindors are brave, Hufflepuffs loyal, Slytherins ambitious, and Ravenclaws smart. But if we're being realistic here, four Houses doesn't seem like enough to encompass the TONS of witches and wizards who inevitably transcend the personality traits of all the Houses. Where do they really belong? The answer, friends, lies ... More  →
The LESSER-KNOWN Hogwarts Houses

Shakespeare Plays That Still NEED to Be Set in High School

By Andrew TavinFebruary 17, 2016
All aspiring playwrights know that you haven't made it until Hollywood takes your play and adapts it into a movie starring teenagers. By that metric, no playwright is more accomplished than Shakespeare (also probably by most metrics). From Ten Things I Hate About You (Taming ... More  →
Shakespeare Plays That Still NEED to Be Set in High School

I Completely Changed My Major (TWICE) and Lived to Tell the Tale

By Andrew TavinFebruary 8, 2016
It might seem like picking a major is the single most important decision you will make in your entire life. That as soon as you get to college, a man in a big top hat with an even bigger clipboard will ask you what your ... More  →
I Completely Changed My Major (TWICE) and Lived to Tell the Tale

A Sam Gamgee-Approved Guide to Being BRAVE

By Andrew TavinJanuary 26, 2016
I know that the world can be a scary place. For example, phone calls. Terrifying. No one but Drake makes phone calls anymore. The only reason a person wouldn't just text me is because it's an emergency and someone I know is in mortal peril. And don't even ... More  →
A Sam Gamgee-Approved Guide to Being BRAVE

Famous Quotes (Misremembered), PART 2

By Andrew TavinJanuary 22, 2016
As a Sparkficial Sparklife Splogger, I believe it is my responsibility to inspire all of you each and every day. That's why I've strenuously researched some of the most significant figures in history for their greatest quotes. Now, I know that the last time we did ... More  →
Famous Quotes (Misremembered), PART 2

Questionable Love Advice From Fictional Characters

By Andrew TavinJanuary 12, 2016
It's a new year, and for many, that means a chance to find new love (of a snack food or a human or a slashfic pairing or what have you). But I'm not here to bring you good advice about crudités or what you should ... More  →
Questionable Love Advice From Fictional Characters
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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