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MINDBLOWN: JLaw and Amy Schumer Should Be Writing, Are Instead Dancing Barefoot on Piano at Billy Joel Concert

By Janet ManleyAugust 28, 2015
THIS IS A BREAKING STORY THAT IS STILL DEVELOPING. Yesterday, we brought you the Earth-shattering news that Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence are teaming up to write a comedy in which JLaw will play JLaw, and Amy will play the role of Bradley Cooper (their characters ... More  →
MINDBLOWN: JLaw and Amy Schumer Should Be Writing, Are Instead Dancing Barefoot on Piano at Billy Joel Concert

What Teachers Really Talk About in The Teacher's Lounge

By Janet ManleyAugust 28, 2015
By the time you graduate high school, you will know every inch of your turf backward... all EXCEPT the hallowed teacher's lounge, land of personalized coffee cups and behind-the-scenes machinations. But we have gone undercover among teachers (tbh we're friends with a bunch of them ... More  →
What Teachers <i>Really</i> Talk About in The Teacher's Lounge

This Secret Hair Removal Device Is Here to Save You From Adolescent Awkwardness

By Janet ManleyAugust 27, 2015
Between the ages of 12 and 25, you will waste an estimated 179 hours trying to bleach, wax, electrocute, shave and ~laser~ various populations of body hair. Who estimated this? Me. I did. Ideally, you would rock the leg fuzz and wear your mo with ... More  →
This Secret Hair Removal Device Is Here to Save You From Adolescent Awkwardness

Video: Taylor Swift Sang "Smelly Cat" With Pheebes, "Mirror" With Blast-From-the-Past JT

By Janet ManleyAugust 27, 2015
Through the "Summer of T-Swizz," our Tay-Tay has had so many random famous people up on stage with her during the 1989 tour that it would be near impossible to surprise us at this point, short of her announcing, "and now, please give all your ... More  →
Video: Taylor Swift Sang "Smelly Cat" With Pheebes, "Mirror" With Blast-From-the-Past JT

AASGJHG! Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Going to Be Sisters in Their Very Own Movie

By Janet ManleyAugust 27, 2015
We were so busy practicing our Peeta-as-river-rock cossies in preparation for movie event of our lives, the Mockingjay Part 2 release on November 20, that we ALMOST MISSED the bomb Jennifer Lawrence dropped in an interview with the New York Times yesterday... She and brand new ... More  →
AASGJHG! Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer Are Going to Be Sisters in Their Very Own Movie

"Dylan O'Brien's Hands" Is a Real Tumblr; We Analyze His Palm for All Our Sakes

By Janet ManleyAugust 26, 2015
It has recently come to our attention that there exists a tumblr dedicated to Dylan O'Brien's hands (pictured above, with Dylan O'Brien). The tumblr is a place where fans of Dylan O'Brien and his hands can come together to church, to steeple, to open the ... More  →
"Dylan O'Brien's Hands" Is a Real Tumblr; We Analyze His Palm for All Our Sakes

Presidential Election Overrun by Potty Mouth, Cats

By Janet ManleyAugust 26, 2015
In case you missed our exclusive, if succinct, interview with the 15-year-old behind the Deez Nuts third-party candidacy, the teen's historic ball-themed run for president has since inspired a flurry of butts and breakfast cereals to enter the race. New York Magazine reports that there are now ... More  →
Presidential Election Overrun by Potty Mouth, Cats

Teen for U.S. President? We Interview the High Schooler Behind the Deez Nuts Candidacy

By Janet ManleyAugust 24, 2015
To all aspiring student presidents out there, why not skip the minor leagues and run straight for national office? That's what 15-year-old Iowan Brady Olsen did, filing candidacy papers with the Federal Election Commission under the name Deez Nuts and running as an independent, even though ... More  →
Teen for U.S. President? We Interview the High Schooler Behind the Deez Nuts Candidacy

One Direction to See Other People?

By Janet ManleyAugust 24, 2015
Just months since Zayn took his brooding good looks off on a solo career, One Direction are reportedly set to take a year-long break from each other starting next March. A source (WHO, WHO IS IT?) told British newspaper The Sun: "They fully deserve to have ... More  →
One Direction to See Other People?

Your Hopeless Dating Life May Be Helping Your Grades

By Janet ManleyAugust 21, 2015
Here's some good news for the lovelorn and socially hapless: being a catastrophe with the opposite sex is good for your GPA! A scientist who hardly thinks about high school anymore at. all. conducted a long-running study of high school students, and found that the larger ... More  →
Your Hopeless Dating Life May Be Helping Your Grades
About the Author
Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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