People need to stop. They mean well, but all the suggestions and the grand exclamations and the warnings about college? In the immortal words of Mary Schmich, "Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, ... More →
If you’re at college, obviously it means you’ve already figured out what you want the rest of your life to look like, right? It makes perfect sense that at 17, you’d be at peace with and ready to go confidently toward your future calling—whatever that ... More →
We might not live in a post-apocalyptic hellscape, but things can get very Hunger Games arena very quickly in everyday life. So how do you survive daily affronts to your freedom? Grab a weapon and spring into action when you find yourself in any of these zero-sum ... More →
In high school, the teachers told us over and over again that we would need trigonometry, but we have long since forgotten how sine and cos work and have yet for a hypotenuse to thwart our dreams.
What classes would have been useful in place of ... More →
Remember that Indonesian baby who got really popular on the Internet because he smoked? Clearly not a baby—actually 56 years old. Or Lana Del Rey, who has a three-year-old little girl stuck inside her vocal chords? As it says on the bumper sticker stuck to ... More →
They make you want to stand up on a desk. Or duel until you defeat the dark forces. Or join the mathletes. And you would totally do it because you love them more you ever want to admit to yourself.
Everyone has known at least one ... More →
Prom’s supposed to be the most perfect night of your shiny-haired life (if commercials and magazines and teen dramas are to be believed)…but then something embarrassing happens and it all goes down the tubes and then you never. EVER. Recover!
JK. You’ll go on to be ... More →
Seems like everyone in your social media circle is getting their marathon on. They’re buying the shorts, they’re hitting the trails, they’re chatting about miles and training plans and muscle groups. It’s so easy to get caught up in the cloud of secondhand runner’s high, ... More →
Listen up, fashionistas. Can we, first of all, collectively decide to get rid of the word “fashionista” altogether? Ok, cool. Let’s go with “swag monsters” instead. Great. So listen up, ya swag monsters. Summer’s right around the corner, and in this turbulent economy, who has ... More →
There’s SO MUCH MORE to being a Girl Scout than the whole cookie madness: for real, being a scout is a whole thing. There are laws to learn. There are promises to remember. There’s a uniform! And if you were a member of an illustrious troop ... More →