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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

Everything You Need to Know about Stephen Hawking Saying Experimenting with the Higgs Boson Particle Could Destroy the Universe

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 29, 2014
OK, OK, settle down doomsday preppers and bored teens, Stephen Hawking recently said that experimenting with the Higgs Boson particle could destroy the universe. Most people were like “WHAT??!?! No!!!! Wait, what does mean? Like what do those words mean? I caught the part about ... More  →
Everything You Need to Know about Stephen Hawking Saying Experimenting with the Higgs Boson Particle Could Destroy the Universe

Career Wha? The Artist

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 16, 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 Artist

Take it From a Junior: Advice to Freshmen!

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 9, 2014
Listen newbies, it’s time you got wise and QUICK. High school waits for no man/wo-man. Here are the most important things you need to know about the biggest event of your natural born life: becoming a high school FRESHMAN. Be cool, man, just be cool. Make friends, ... More  →
Take it From a Junior: Advice to Freshmen!

Should Phones Be Banned at Concerts? Arcade Fire Think So

By Ashley Brooke RobertsSeptember 8, 2014
We are not so secretly \o/ BIG FANS \o/ of Arcade Fire. If you haven't heard their music, they spend a lot of time in oversized heads singing about the death of the American city, the way our lives get swallowed up by consumerism, and ... More  →
Should Phones Be Banned at Concerts? Arcade Fire Think So

Career Wha? The Farmer

By Ashley Brooke RobertsAugust 20, 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 Farmer

100 Questions You'll Have to Answer as a Grownup: START ANSWERING THEM NOW!

By Ashley Brooke RobertsJuly 15, 2014
IN FOLKLORE, growing up is all rollercoaster rides and funnel cake 24/7 (which it is, to some degree), but there’s actually a lot of mundane decision-making that has to be done as a semi-dult. ON A DAILY BASIS. That's why we've prepared a list of ... More  →
100 Questions You'll Have to Answer as a Grownup: START ANSWERING THEM NOW!

TGIF! How the Days of the Week Got Their Nicknames

By Ashley Brooke RobertsJuly 11, 2014
Sure, sure, what are “days of the week” if not meaningless names assigned to a seemingly infinite number of sun cycles? Why even have “names,” or “time,” or “posts about ‘days of the week’ on the internet”? Wow. Wow. Wow. So many great questions. We ... More  →
TGIF! How the Days of the Week Got Their Nicknames
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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