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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

Pickup Lines from Adventure Time? Algebraic!

By Chrissie GruebelApril 1, 2014
It’s Datin’ Time. Come on, grab your friends. We’ll go to very distant lands (like maybe Applebee’s)! Guys, if you heart Adventure Time the way the heavens intended you to, then we hope you like getting your minds blown. Your next adventure is: finding that ... More  →
Pickup Lines from Adventure Time? Algebraic!

Hug Your Inner Outcast: Ms. Marvel Creator Sana Amanat Nails Her TEDxTeen Talk

By Chrissie GruebelMarch 19, 2014
New hero alert. AS IF creating Ms. Marvel—the world’s first Muslim-American superhero to have her own series—wasn’t enough, Sana Amanat then has to go ahead and be all brave and inspiring in person, too?! Our Lady of the Lightning Bolt kicks off her recent TEDxTeen ... More  →
Hug Your Inner Outcast: Ms. Marvel Creator Sana Amanat Nails Her TEDxTeen Talk

The Female Heroes We Deserve and Need Right Now

By Chrissie GruebelMarch 7, 2014
And now for something that won't shock you at all: Women aren’t well represented in any entertainment medium. We’re not really in video games. We’re not really in movies. We’re not really anywhere. Right? Are we still shocked by this? Naw, it’s just one garbage ... More  →
The Female Heroes We Deserve and Need Right Now

16 Creepy V-Day Gifts Only April Ludgate Would Love

By Chrissie GruebelFebruary 14, 2014
Wanna get weird for a second? Let’s forget about all the teddy bears and flowers and mini Snickers and heart-shaped breadsticks that the “normal” “store-bought” (and let’s face it—“vanilla”) Valentine’s Day fairy leaves under your pillow. What if instead of all that…things got…dark? And someone ... More  →
16 Creepy V-Day Gifts Only April Ludgate Would Love
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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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