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The 11 Biggest Lies About College

By Chrissie GruebelSeptember 15, 2014
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  →
The 11 Biggest Lies About College

23 Lines to Make Those People Who Ask "What's Your Major?" Go Far Away

By Chrissie GruebelAugust 28, 2014
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  →
23 Lines to Make Those People Who Ask

Real-Life Places That Are Just Like The Hunger Games

By Chrissie GruebelAugust 11, 2014
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  →
Real-Life Places That Are Just Like <i>The Hunger Games</i>

In Our Dreams: Classes We WISH They'd Offered in High School

By Chrissie GruebelAugust 8, 2014
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  →
In Our Dreams: Classes We WISH They'd Offered in High School

Quiz: Are You an Old Person in a Young Person's Body?

By Chrissie GruebelJuly 24, 2014
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  →
Quiz: Are You an Old Person in a Young Person's Body?

Fictional Teachers Who Deserve a Big Shiny Apple

By Chrissie GruebelJune 2, 2014
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  →
Fictional Teachers Who Deserve a Big Shiny Apple

Turn a #PromFail into a #PromVictory

By Chrissie GruebelMay 22, 2014
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  →
Turn a #PromFail into a #PromVictory

Let's Play Good Idea/Bad Idea: Running a Marathon Edition

By Chrissie GruebelMay 12, 2014
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  →
Let's Play Good Idea/Bad Idea: Running a Marathon Edition

Faux Life Hacks: Turn Your Winter Gear into Cool Summer "Fashions"!

By Chrissie GruebelMay 9, 2014
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  →
Faux Life Hacks: Turn Your Winter Gear into Cool Summer

13 Signs You'll Always Be a Girl Scout, and You Like it That Way

By Chrissie GruebelApril 2, 2014
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  →
13 Signs You'll Always Be a Girl Scout, and You Like it That Way
About the Author
Chrissie Gruebel

Chrissie Gruebel is a bunch of things separated by commas, but more often than not, she’s a writer, comedian, and wearer of too many colors at once. Here she is on Twitter: @chrissiegruebel.

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