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15 Ways to Break Up Any Argument at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

By ElodieNovember 20, 2017
You know as well as I do that Thanksgiving is not just a time for eating carbs like there’s no tomorrow—it’s also a time for fighting about everything from politics to whether or not Blake Shelton really is the world’s sexiest man. I myself have ... More  →
15 Ways to Break Up Any Argument at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

Snapchats from Classic Literature

By ElodieNovember 17, 2017
Don’t pretend you’re too good for Snapchat. The truth is, nobody is too good for the dog filter—not you, not I, and not even classic literature. We’ve done a few of these things before, so I’m guessing by now you know the drill. I make the slideshow, you chuc More  →
Snapchats from Classic Literature

QUIZ: What Annoying Question Is Your Family Going to Ask You on Thanksgiving?

By ElodieNovember 17, 2017
The holidays are upon us, which means it's time once again to stuff our faces with carbs while sidestepping questions like "So why don't you have a boyfriend yet?" and "So what are you going to do with your life?" If your grandma's going to fling this sort of ... More  →
QUIZ: What Annoying Question Is Your Family Going to Ask You on Thanksgiving?

If Fictional Characters Had Tinder

By ElodieNovember 17, 2017
Given the haunted crypt that is my love life, it makes sense that I would eventually meander my way on over to Tinder, which is like the Taco Bell of dating. And having now swiped right and left  to my lonely heart's desire, I can confirm with absolute certainty that the si More  →
If Fictional Characters Had Tinder

Classic Literature: Expectations vs. Reality

By ElodieNovember 16, 2017
When it comes to the books on your English syllabus, you usually know what you’re getting yourself into. Whether you’ve read them already or not, you have at least some idea what to expect. For instance, Romeo and Juliet fall in love so hard they ... More  →
Classic Literature: Expectations vs. Reality

7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

By ElodieNovember 15, 2017
Classic novels do this thing where they spend paragraph after paragraph describing the misty moors, or the history of Paris, or how there’s a storm coming that symbolizes the protagonist’s inner turmoil. But then they also throw in a quick “BY THE WAY, HERE’S A RANDO More  →
7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

QUIZ: Is This a Romeo and Juliet Quote or a One Direction Lyric?

By ElodieNovember 15, 2017
You probably think this quiz is going to be easy. After all, One Direction lyrics are catchy, chart-topping pop anthems, whereas Romeo and Juliet is a four-hundred-year-old tragedy written in unrhymed iambic pentameter with a few Petrarchan sonnets thrown in just to spice things up. ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Romeo and Juliet Quote or a One Direction Lyric?

All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

By ElodieNovember 14, 2017
There is objectively nothing funnier than taking a relevant headline from The Onion and slapping it on a still from a TV show or movie. And since there's no reason this same principle shouldn't also apply to books, we figured we'd combine a few of the greatest literary cl More  →
All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

If Fictional Characters Could Text...

By ElodieNovember 14, 2017
Gone are the days of messenger pigeons, smoke signals, telepathy, and actually talking with our mouths. If you're going to bother calling somebody on the phone, you'd better be a) willing to suffer though a lot of excrutiatingly awkward silences, or b) actually, literally o More  →
If Fictional Characters Could Text...

QUIZ: Is This a Harry Potter Character or an 18th-Century Writer?

By ElodieNovember 13, 2017
Can you tell your Jane Austens and your William Wordsworths from your Stan Shunpikes and your Colin Creeveys? [viralQuiz id=391] ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Harry Potter Character or an 18th-Century Writer?
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Elodie

In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her website if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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