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QUIZ: Can You Identify the Shakespeare Play by a Popular Quote?

By ElodieSeptember 25, 2017
Even if you haven’t read every Shakespeare play in existence (which is more than fair—dude wrote a bunch of those things), you probably at least know that “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” ... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Identify the Shakespeare Play by a Popular Quote?

How to Fake It If You Didn't Do Your Reading for English Class

By ElodieSeptember 25, 2017
There is nothing worse than walking into school and realizing that you did approximately zero reading for English class last night. The Great Gatsby languished unread on your bookshelf, you failed to crack open The Scarlet Letter even once, and you’re pretty sure Moby More  →
How to Fake It If You Didn't Do Your Reading for English Class

The Book Report: There's a Harry Potter Documentary (& Two New Books!) Coming in October

By ElodieSeptember 22, 2017
Welcome back to the Book Report, where I scour the Internet for book-related news so you don’t have to! This week we’ll take a look at the ever-present conveyer belt of new Harry Potter lore, John Green’s first book in five years, and what is ... More  →
The Book Report: There's a Harry Potter Documentary (& Two New Books!) Coming in October

The 17 Worst Texts to Accidentally Send Your Crush

By ElodieSeptember 22, 2017
Sending a text to your crush that was meant for someone else (i.e. your best friend, your mom, your dentist) is like one of the top 5 ways to accidentally ruin a relationship, right above "burping into their mouth mid-kiss" and right below "just flat-out setting their cat on More  →
The 17 Worst Texts to Accidentally Send Your Crush

8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2017
Generally, I think we should be reading everything all the time, and it’s ridiculous to me that schools have banned books for reasons like "it uses swear words" or "it’s too sexy" or "it has boys who kiss other boys on the mouth." Like who's actually banning these books More  →
8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

How to Do Your Homework

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2017
If you’re reading this, odds are you’re supposed to be doing something else. Look, it’s not your fault. Algebra is boring; random articles on the Internet are infinitely more appealing. Here’s a handy step-by-step guide to doing your homework. 1. Sit down and carefully arrange your study ... More  →
How to Do Your Homework

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2017
Look, I get it. On the surface, Shakespeare's works might seem difficult. Some of them are quite sad. People die. But beneath all that fancy jargon and easily preventable tragedy, it's just one hilarious verbal smackdown after another. Seriously, if all you know about Sha More  →
The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

Snapchats from Hogwarts: Part 2

By ElodieSeptember 20, 2017
Imagine a world without Snapchat. How would we know what our friends look like in flower crowns? What would we send to people when we’re bored at work or school? When would we see fit to succumb to despair, if not immediately after watching the snap stories of people whose More  →
Snapchats from Hogwarts: Part 2

Every Jane Austen Novel, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieSeptember 20, 2017
I have a very specific idea in my head of people who have read every Jane Austen novel. They actually floss, and they know when to use a semicolon, and they can mentally calculate the tip without using the calculator on their phones. In short, they are simply a higher calibe More  →
Every Jane Austen Novel, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

QUIZ: How Would Shakespeare Describe Your Love Life?

By ElodieSeptember 19, 2017
If you’re sick of people asking you about your relationship status—if you’re sick of giving perfunctory answers like “I’m in a relationship” or “I’m so single it’s actually ridiculous”—if you’d rather say something shrewd and mysterious like “The web of our life is of a ... More  →
QUIZ: How Would Shakespeare Describe Your Love Life?
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Elodie

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