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QUIZ: Which Harry Potter Are You?

By Emily BrownFebruary 11, 2016
The amount of "Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" quizzes I've taken in my lifetime is pathetic, or amazing, depending on who I'm talking to. But what's possibly sadder than me having taken all these quizzes is that all they've done is confirmed that my personality is just sad combination ... More  →
QUIZ: Which Harry Potter Are You?

Everything Books Taught Me About How to Find Love

By Emily BrownJanuary 29, 2016
Often when I'm faced with life's toughest questions, I ask myself what would provide me with the best insight into the human experience at that moment. Sometimes I find answers in episodes of Friends. Usually I can find answers in something edible. The problem with those is that the ... More  →
Everything Books Taught Me About How to Find Love

The Official SparkLife Review of Hamilton

By Emily BrownJanuary 21, 2016
Last I spoke of Hamilton, I was out preaching the gospel of Lin-Manuel, freaking out over the possibility of spoken word textbooks in the future and swooning about Alex's bone structure. History nerds, our time has come. It's the dawn of a new age, and Lin is ... More  →
The Official SparkLife Review of <i>Hamilton</i>

Decoding Tavi Gevinson

By Emily BrownJanuary 15, 2016
After I first saw Tavi Gevinson interviewed on the Colbert Report back in January 2013, I turned off the TV brimming with questions. Who is this otherworldly creative genius girl? How do I become her friend? Will I ever be able to sip from a mug as daintily as she? How ... More  →
Decoding Tavi Gevinson

Why It's Okay to Be a Poser

By Emily BrownJanuary 8, 2016
Semi-unpopular opinion time: It's okay to be a poser. The word "poser" might be becoming a little archaic at this point (is anyone still using it to label Avril Lavigne listeners-turned-sk8r-girls?), but "poser," "try-hard," "fake"—you all know who I'm talking about: the people we determine are ... More  →
Why It's Okay to Be a Poser

2015 Trends We're SO Over and Our Votes for Their Replacements

By Emily BrownDecember 31, 2015
When the New Year rolls around, I without fail find myself inventorying everything I've overused within the last 365 days. For example: I drank probably a Lake Michigan's-worth of seltzer. I talked about the Founding Fathers WAY more than is socially acceptable. I listened to ... More  →
2015 Trends We're SO Over and Our Votes for Their Replacements

The Most Worthy Celeb Instagrams of 2015, RANKED

By Emily BrownDecember 30, 2015
Throughout history, humans have attempted to choose a unit that, within that present context, was deemed appropriate to measure the success of the past year. Cavemen measured the year's success in number of chest hairs. Genghis Khan likely measured in square miles of Central More  →
The Most Worthy Celeb Instagrams of 2015, RANKED

How to Say What's On Your Mind (Tough Conversations 101)

By Emily BrownDecember 28, 2015
The New Year (soonish) feels like a good time to have a chat about tough conversations—the ones that put a little knot in your stomach, or, if you're me, make you stress-eat a sleeve of pistachio cookies. Mustering up the courage to tell someone how you're ... More  →
How to Say What's On Your Mind (Tough Conversations 101)

The 8 Best/Sobbiest Holiday Scenes in Fiction

By Emily BrownDecember 21, 2015
If there are two things the holidays are never lacking in, they are books and cheese platters. So, in the spirit of literature and fancy cheese knives, I invite you to jam some camembert down your gullets and then read on for a list of ... More  →
The 8 Best/Sobbiest Holiday Scenes in Fiction

10 Types of Unwanted Attention and How to Deal

By Emily BrownDecember 16, 2015
Unwanted attention: the phrase that plagues everyone in this world besides Shia Labeouf and puppies. Below, you'll find ten types of unwanted attention (some serious, some a little less), and all the ways in which I've learned to deal with them over the course of my ... More  →
10 Types of Unwanted Attention and How to Deal
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Emily Brown

Emily likes breakfast, history, and Inspector Foyle. Follow her around, or on Twitter @em_jbrown

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