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Dating With Science: Guys Get Mad, Girls Get Quiet

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 14, 2012
Science Fact: Men who feel their relationships are threatened are more likely to react with aggression; women are more likely to react with avoidance. Explanation: Being in a relationship is basically the worst (except for not being in a relationship). Every fight is ... More  →
Dating With Science: Guys Get Mad, Girls Get Quiet

Ask Jono: Reasons a Guy Isn't Asking You Out

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 11, 2012
Hi Jono, I've been reading your advice for a while and I think you're great and that you are definitely the right person to ask about my silly teenage girl issues. So I've become really close friends with... Lets call him Paul. I've ... More  →
Ask Jono: Reasons a Guy Isn't Asking You Out

September Horoscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 4, 2012
It's a good time to make new friends and try new things. Like, everyone is saying "jelly" instead of "jealous" now, so you can shorten it even more and just ask people if they're"jel," and then if they're "j," and then when people copy that, you can just not say anything More  →
September Horoscopes!

Ask Jono: Some Signs a Guy Is Interested In You

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 30, 2012
Dear Jono, In an attempt to begin this letter with something resembling originality, I will kick it off with a few interesting factoids: the "pound" key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph. Celery has negative calories. Ants never sleep. Ever. Now that ... More  →
Ask Jono: Some Signs a Guy Is Interested In You

Ask Jono: Trying To Fit In Despite Being Shy

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 22, 2012
Hey there, Jono! You are a huge reason why I spend hours on end on SparkNotes. I ADORE you & your articles—keep working hard!! So I'm writing to you for the first time (yay!) about something that I have no idea how to tackle. ... More  →
Ask Jono: Trying To Fit In Despite Being Shy

12 Things That Are True

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 21, 2012
Sometimes we tell you "true things" that turn out not to be true, leaving you scratching your heads and saying "Wait a minute, Friedrich Nietzsche didn't invent the moustache!" until you realize that the post was published on April 1st, and you're ... More  →
12 Things That Are True

Robot Poetry

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 16, 2012
Robots already fight in our wars, clean our carpets, and destroy us at our pathetic Jeopardy competitions. Clearly, they will not stop there. One day the robots will fight us in wars, and clean their own pristine robo-carpets, and have pointless trivia competitions ... More  →
Robot Poetry

Ask Jono: When You Like A BFF's BF

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 15, 2012
Dear Jono, It’s kinda complicated. There is a boy that I really, really, really, REALLY like. It’s like everything he does is what I’ve always wanted in a Significant Other. He’s really nice, he’s funny, he’s cute, etc, etc…. *sigh* Anyway, the problem ... More  →
Ask Jono: When You Like A BFF's BF

Dating With Science: Gawking at a Woman Makes Her Worse at Math

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 10, 2012
Science Fact: Ogling a woman, even briefly, is distracting enough to make her perform worse on a problem-solving test. Explanation: You may have heard of "the male gaze," the concept that movies (and tons of other things) favor the perspective of men. You can ... More  →
Dating With Science: Gawking at a Woman Makes Her Worse at Math

Ask Jono: Super-Casual Dates

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 8, 2012
Dear Jono, I was hoping for some male perspective on this situation I have. I met this guy through a school sport. We’ve talked a few times now, and I’m really starting to fancy him. One of my good friends is dating one of ... More  →
Ask Jono: Super-Casual Dates