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25 Ways to Lifehack Cold Weather

By Emily BrownOctober 29, 2014
SHIVER ME TIMBERS, SPARKLERS. Is it just us or is it starting to feel like the time of year when we all have to swap out our jorts for jeggings? You know, when the Earth's axis is tilted such that the sun's rays hit at ... More  →
25 Ways to Lifehack Cold Weather

Benedict Cumberbatch Shatters Norms of English Language, Is Still Totes Perfect

By Emily BrownOctober 1, 2014
Last week, an exclusive video clip surfaced wherein our most favorite cu-Cumber shocked the world with his words. The clip begins with Eggs Benedict's unmistakably deep and velvety British accent voicing over a documentary about penguins in the South Pacific. Seems normal enough; we'd watch ... More  →
Benedict Cumberbatch Shatters Norms of English Language, Is Still Totes Perfect

Who's Your Royal Spirit Animal?

By Emily BrownSeptember 18, 2014
The recent announcement of Kate Middleton’s impending basketball-sized torso has left us with one thousand pressing questions. Is it a boy or a girl? Will George and the baby be best friends? Will they play squash together? How tall will this kid be? What will ... More  →
Who's Your Royal Spirit Animal?

The Friday Awards Are Here!

By Emily BrownAugust 15, 2014
Welcome back to the Friwards, Sparklers! This week's winners are a lovely bunch of coconuts who correctly guessed the secret message, which was the cat's pajamas. No, I'm not saying the secret message was the cat's pajamas, I'm saying it was the cat's pajamas. No no, ... More  →
The Friday Awards Are Here!

Here's How You Want to Change the World

By Emily BrownAugust 14, 2014
A few weeks ago, we asked you what change you'd want to see in the world so that the next generation could live in a better place. We were going to start with "ensure that every person has a lifetime supply of Nutella," but as we received more submissions, we realized that p More  →
Here's How You Want to Change the World

Maryam Mirzakhani Wins Nobel Prize for Math and Being Awesome

By Emily BrownAugust 13, 2014
Okay, she may not have officially won a prize for being awesome, but we'd present her one of those without a sliver of hesitation. Yesterday, Mirzakhani became the first woman in history to receive the Fields Prize, which is commonly referred to among us mere mortals as the "Nobel ... More  →
Maryam Mirzakhani Wins Nobel Prize for Math and Being Awesome

The BBC Releases Secret Doctor Who Trailer

By Emily BrownAugust 11, 2014
This afternoon, the BBC was all like, "psssst, check out this new super exclusive secret trailer" and expected us to not have life-threatening heart palpitations. It was only after we remembered that our lungs require air to function that we regained our strength and made ... More  →
The BBC Releases Secret <i>Doctor Who</i> Trailer
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An Adventure Time Backstory Airs This Thursday

By Emily BrownAugust 11, 2014
We have officially pitched tents in our basements (midnight-release-style) wherein we will remain until Thursday night at 7 EST when Cartoon Network airs a new Adventure Time episode featuring an elaborate backstory about Finn and Jake's parents, Joshua and Margaret. If you haven't seen Adventure Time, we want ... More  →
An <i>Adventure Time</i> Backstory Airs This Thursday

It's the Friday Awards!

By Emily BrownAugust 8, 2014
Surprise, surprise: it's Friday again, which means you've lived to see another round of Friwards!!! Last week's winners took home the gold for correctly guessing our hidden message, Charlotte Brontë. Bonus: they disclosed their favorite authors to us. Spoiler alert: they're all awesome. VaticanCameos_1, whose favorite author is ... More  →
It's the Friday Awards!

Open Call For Cosplay!

By Emily BrownAugust 6, 2014
Are you a cosplayer? Do you possess photos of yourself partaking in the art of cosplay? Do you ever just sit around waiting for a super awesome website to post an open call for its users to submit photos of their finest cosplay moments? If your answer to ... More  →
Open Call For Cosplay!
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Emily Brown

Emily is a history major at McGill University, where she spends most of her time in hibernation (emerging only for pumpkin pie season). Follow her on Twitter @em_jbrown

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