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Which Dog Is Most Extreme?

By Janet ManleyMay 18, 2015
Today in "And now I find out a dog is more badass than I am," I present to you three Dauntless dogs, each of whom give no bones about extreme adventure. They are rock-climbing, surfing, sky-diving adrenaline junkies whose paws no doubt twitch excessively during ... More  →
Which Dog Is Most Extreme?

Your Daily Utopia: Japan's Fox Village

By Janet ManleyMay 15, 2015
Take a moment out of your life as a pawn in a dystopian regime to bask in the utopia that is Zao Fox Village in Japan's Miyagi prefecture. Founded on the twin pillars of freedom and squeeeeeee, the fox village is home to six types ... More  →
Your Daily Utopia: Japan's Fox Village

What Advice Does Kanye West Have for Graduates?

By Janet ManleyMay 12, 2015
First out of the gates in the Celebrity Graduation Speech Derby is KANYE WEST! The singer-slash-cultural phenomenon was receiving an honorary doctorate at the Art Institute of Chicago, and gave a very zappy speech to the crowd. (You know who else thought short speeches were ... More  →
What Advice Does Kanye West Have for Graduates?

The Most YA Mom Things That Could Possibly Be Uttered

By Janet ManleyMay 7, 2015
Moms are legendary for their patented form of alarmist advice ("Don't sit on public toilet seats," "Don't eat the apples you get trick or treating," "Don't pull over if you see a baby carrier on the side of the road because IT COULD BE A ... More  →
The Most YA Mom Things That Could Possibly Be Uttered

Okay, What Do We Think About the New Hamburglar?

By Janet ManleyMay 7, 2015
Hot off the news that hamburgers AREN'T made of ham and not every bun has 14 sesame seeds, McDonalds has dropped a casting bomb in our laps: There is a new Hamburglar in town. You may remember the Hamburglar from such eighth birthday parties as Tiffani ... More  →
Okay, What Do We Think About the New Hamburglar?

Vance Joy + Taylor Swift's "I Know Places" = Chills

By Janet ManleyMay 6, 2015
Just when you didn't think you could get enough of 1989, along comes James Keogh, aka Vance Joy, with his curls and his strumming to BLOW YOU OUT OF THE WATER with his take on Swifty's "I Know Places." Breathe it in, foxes: FWIW, Tay-Tay also thought ... More  →
Vance Joy + Taylor Swift's "I Know Places" = Chills

The MOST Margo Roth Spiegelman Things Cara Delevingne Has Ever Said

By Janet ManleyMay 5, 2015
Ever since the casting for Paper Towns was announced, the literate internet has been a froth of chit chat about whether Cara Delevingne is the right choice to play Margo Roth Spiegelman, eponymous "paper girl." WE THINK THE ANSWER IS YES, and John Green gave his seal of app More  →
The MOST Margo Roth Spiegelman Things Cara Delevingne Has Ever Said

Shepherd, Soldier, or Creeper? Far From the Madding Crowd Gives Carey Mulligan Three Scumptious Suitors to Pick From

By Janet ManleyMay 1, 2015
For all the fuss the world makes about having a Katniss Everdeen or a Hermione or two, there are still WAY TOO MANY BELLA SWANS FOR OUR LIKING in these modern spangled stories. Even the most independent, sassy girl heroes always seem to end up ... More  →
Shepherd, Soldier, or Creeper? <i>Far From the Madding Crowd</i> Gives Carey Mulligan Three Scumptious Suitors to Pick From
Meet the Inspiration Behind Katniss Everdeen

Meet the Inspiration Behind Katniss Everdeen

By Janet ManleyApril 30, 2015
If you're a lit junkie, you've probably already whipped yourself into a corseted fever about the release of Far From the Madding Crowd this Friday, but if you haven't read Thomas Hardy before, you might be all, "Who in the devil is this Bathsheba Everdene?"Who is Bathsheba? More  →

Let Brad Pitt's Old Photo Album Show You How to Do Prom

By Janet ManleyApril 29, 2015
Before he was Prom King to Maleficent's Prom Queen, Brad Pitt was dominating the social scene with Muggle Tonya Westphalen as THE POWER COUPLE at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo. Brad and Tonya dated for four years in high school, giving us the greatest love story More  →
Let Brad Pitt's Old Photo Album Show You How to Do Prom
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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