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Quiz: Which Hipster Mode of Transportation Is Best For You?

By Jason SaenzNovember 13, 2014
The problem with public transportation is it's SO MAINSTREAM. And cars? Uhh, Mumford and Sons would never have been famous if they rocked up to their gigs with their banjos hanging out of the trunk of their Ford Fiestas. But which transportation alternative is MOST alternative? ... More  →
Quiz: Which Hipster Mode of Transportation Is Best For You?

17 Reasons to Love Marcel The Shell

By Jason SaenzNovember 12, 2014
If you have never considered wearing a lentil as a hat, and are not yet familiar with Marcel the Shell (with shoes on), Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp's hilarious/cute video, ARE YOU IN FOR A TREAT. Not only is Marcel a internet sensation (see installment two ... More  →
17 Reasons to Love Marcel The Shell

How To Handle Mono With Style

By Jason SaenzNovember 11, 2014
It's that time of year again: the dreaded MONO MONTHS™. That horrible time when the kissing disease sweeps across high-schools all over the country. If you're smooching this autumn, you're at risk of catching glandular fever (as it's known to the poshes), but how can you tell ... More  →
How To Handle Mono With Style

Real or Fake: Rom-Com Premises

By Jason SaenzNovember 10, 2014
Romantic comedies: boy, are they predictable. Guy meets girl, they fall in love... OH NO, IT CAN'T BE! But then it is to be. Producers have been trying to come up with original premises for the rom com for years. Some have been pretty cool (SPLASH! ... More  →
Real or Fake: Rom-Com Premises

Cake-Cutting Urban Legends You MUST BE AWARE OF!

By Jason SaenzNovember 7, 2014
The sword you wield before the cake will seal your fate. Touch the bottom, and you must reveal your boyfriend. Let the groom cut the cake first, and the bride becomes barren. Bake a wedding cake yourself and be cursed to work hard your whole ... More  →
Cake-Cutting Urban Legends You MUST BE AWARE OF!

The Best (And Worst) Icebreakers to Start a Conversation With Your Crush

By Jason SaenzNovember 5, 2014
You know that cold feeling you get right before you drive up the courage to talk to an ex? That's the conversational "ice" that must be broken (possibly with fire). Once you are through that arctic layer, you can swim in the warmth of a ... More  →
The Best (And Worst) Icebreakers to Start a Conversation With Your Crush

Ghosts From Around The Wooooorld

By Jason SaenzOctober 31, 2014
Americans love ghosts! We love slimy ghosts, we love friendly ghosts, we love camcorder ghosts, ghosts dolls and ghosts malls, and let's not forget ghostly pottery-making. But today, we thought we'd take a look at how cultures do ghosts outside MURICA. CHINA China has the most expansive ... More  →
Ghosts From Around The Wooooorld

Stuck Digging Graves? You Need a Halloween Pickup

By Jason SaenzOctober 31, 2014
Too scared to ask that special scarecrow out? Asking them out on Halloween is even spookier! (Time out: Here is today's program. There are going to be a lot of puns in this post. You are going to need to embrace them, like you would ... More  →
Stuck Digging Graves? You Need a Halloween Pickup

Died of Embarrassment? You May Return as an Awkward Ghost!

By Jason SaenzOctober 30, 2014
Have you ever been so embarrassed you wished you could just die already? The amount of awkwardness present at the moment of your social death in fact determines how you return in the afterlife. Look at this list of social specters and hope you don't turn ... More  →
Died of Embarrassment? You May Return as an Awkward Ghost!

Love is Frightening: 10 Horror-Related Meet-Cutes

By Jason SaenzOctober 29, 2014
Watch any romantic comedy nowadays and within the first 20 minutes, the two leads will bump into each other in an adorable pratfall that immediately launches them into a swirling and adventurous life together. But how come these meet-cutes only happen during romantic comedies? Why can't they ... More  →
Love is Frightening: 10 Horror-Related Meet-Cutes
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Jason Saenz

Jason Saenz is a writer in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @JasonSaenz!

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