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The Secret Lives of American Moms (and What to Get Them for Christmas)

By Ashley Brooke RobertsDecember 19, 2014
Moms. They seem so simple. And yet, much like wild animals, they harbour secret inner worlds. Who knows what’s going on in there? And how do you shop for a women shrouded in mystery? Well, lucky for you, WE know and we’re here to help. This gift guide will lead you to th More  →
The Secret Lives of American Moms (and What to Get Them for Christmas)
Career Wha? The Fashion Designer

Career Wha? The Fashion Designer

By Ashley Brooke RobertsDecember 9, 2014
Career Wha? is designed to give you a little insight into different careers, because lots of teens have no clue what to do in the grownup world beyond “fake it with a briefcase until you make it.” If you have a suggestion for a career ... More  →

The Subtext of Common Holiday Gifts

By Ashley Brooke RobertsDecember 8, 2014
It's that time of year again! A time where one receives a bunch of useless and confusing gifts. After being given a paperweight by your favorite cousin, you might be asking yourself “does anyone know me at all?” Well, listen: they do. They know you ... More  →
The Subtext of Common Holiday Gifts

Real Study Tips Plus Burritos

By Ashley Brooke RobertsNovember 25, 2014
Anytime is exam time if you're a student of the Willow/Jaden Smith school of thought. But if you're like the rest of us, you have some big tests on the horizon, and we want to help anyway we can. So we scoured the Earth in ... More  →
Real Study Tips Plus Burritos

Is the System Rigged? How Can You Beat It?

By Ashley Brooke RobertsNovember 25, 2014
“My standard advice for aspiring writers is to come from a wealthy family.” - T.C. Boyle Listen up! We read a study and, sure, we kind of skim-read it, but we got all the goods from is thanks to a handy-dandy bar graph within. Chiefly, the graph ... More  →
Is the System Rigged? How Can You Beat It?

Career Wha? The Author

By Ashley Brooke RobertsNovember 12, 2014
Career Wha? is designed to give you a little insight into different careers, because lots of teens have no clue what to do in the grownup world beyond “fake it with a briefcase until you make it.” If you have a suggestion for a career ... More  →
Career Wha? The Author

The History of the Ghost Story

By Ashley Brooke RobertsOctober 22, 2014
Here we are: days away from the scariest time of year (besides, of course, February, when the holidaze has passed and we are just, Once again! In the middle of winter, trying to remember a time when we were warm, and No! David, YOU’RE the ... More  →
The History of the Ghost Story

You've Officially Been Out-Geeked: Meet the World's Biggest Harry Potter Fan!

By Ashley Brooke RobertsOctober 7, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, YOU are not the world’s biggest Harry Potter fan; instead, it's Asher Silva Vargas, a 37-year-old lawyer from Mexico. He’s spent the last 14 years amassing figurines, sweaters, wands, and every scrap of Potter merchandise that comes his way (including that sweet ... More  →
You've Officially Been Out-Geeked: Meet the World's Biggest <em>Harry Potter</em> Fan!

Anne Hathaway Doesn't Care If We Like Her (Which Sorta Makes Us Really Like Her)

By Ashley Brooke RobertsOctober 3, 2014
A few excerpts from Anne Hathaway’s ELLE UK interview recently hit the interwebs, and you guys, here's the thing: she's kinda great. She’s smart and funny and a breath of fresh air, and it almost seems impossible that everyone disliked her so much a year ago. And, sure, sure, some ... More  →
Anne Hathaway Doesn't Care If We Like Her (Which Sorta Makes Us Really Like Her)

Career Wha? The Science Writer

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 30, 2014
Career Wha? is designed to give you a little insight into different careers, because lots of teens have no clue what to do in the grownup world beyond “fake it with a briefcase until you make it.” If you have a suggestion for a career ... More  →
Career Wha? The Science Writer
About the Author
Ashley Brooke Roberts

Ashley Brooke Roberts is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. She's a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and can usually be found smiling at random dogs on the street. Follow her on twitter at @AshleyBRoberts.

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