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Things to Talk About When You're Feeling Awkward

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 25, 2010
Awkward conversations are like novelty jellybeans: they come in many flavors, but they're all pretty unappetizing, and you'll only fully realize what you've gotten yourself into once you're already committed. In the jellybean scenario, though, all you have to do is go "Bluh, what is ... More  →
Things to Talk About When You're Feeling Awkward

Ten Ways to Burn (or Avoid) Calories

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 18, 2010
This time of year is essentially the Bermuda Triangle of fatness. Not because everyone gains so much weight that ships will begin to mysteriously disappear (although this possibility cannot be ruled out), but because these are the specific coordinates (in time) where everything seems ominously ... More  →
Ten Ways to Burn (or Avoid) Calories

How Not To Be Sad Because of SAD

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 16, 2010
Sometimes it's tough being a human. Too much sun and we get skin cancer; not enough sun and we get Seasonal Affective Disorder, conveniently nicknamed SAD. SAD is the condition wherein you, uh, run out of Brain Chemicals, or have too many Opposite Brain Chemicals. ... More  →
How Not To Be Sad Because of SAD

The Line Between "My Teacher Is Fun!" And "My Teacher Is Nuts!"

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 11, 2010
The worst thing is to have a teacher so boring that his dramatic pauses are indistinguishable from the times when he just falls asleep. But the other worst thing is the exact opposite: a teacher who has crossed the line from being fun to being ... More  →
The Line Between

Oh Snap! Hackers Are Stealing All Your Facebooks!

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 9, 2010
If you read tech news, or even just if the beginning of that sentence didn't make you immediately fall asleep, then you may have heard of Firesheep. Firesheep is a packet-sniffing data collection extension magic, and it can be used to access certain unsecured accounts. ... More  →
Oh Snap! Hackers Are Stealing All Your Facebooks!

What Your Handwriting Says About You

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 4, 2010
How quickly daft jumping zebras vex! No, we have not gone crazy. That sentence is a pangram—a phrase that contains every letter of the alphabet—and we want you to write it down, so we can analyze your handwriting. Of course, the phrase also benefits from being ... More  →
What Your Handwriting Says About You

Life Lessons To Draw From Halloween (Terrible and Otherwise)

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 2, 2010
With another Halloween come and gone, hopefully you have: 1.) Not developed candy-onset diabetes, and 2.) Once again learned valuable lessons about the Spirit of Halloween. "What's this about lessons?" you're probably asking. "Halloween has no lessons, you confused doofus!" Well jeez, calm down! And besides, that's where you're ... More  →
 Life Lessons To Draw From Halloween (Terrible and Otherwise)

Defending Your Embarrassing Music Collection

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 26, 2010
An iPod, or any device like it, is basically just a tiny computer—how it works is a mystery to us, it contains some processors or floppy disks or something, and the stuff that's on it makes a convincing statement about our personalities. If you're like us, ... More  →
Defending Your Embarrassing Music Collection

What Kind of Pet Is Best For You?

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 19, 2010
Life can get lonely without a pet. Granted, most animals are totally incapable of understanding all your human problems and relationship issues since they rarely have more complex thoughts than "Ooh I'm gonna eat this bug, hooray!" But they still make you feel like you ... More  →
What Kind of Pet Is Best For You?

Almost-Free Image Makeover

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 14, 2010
At some point, everyone has an inner monologue that goes something like this: "Welp, I blew it. I'm never gonna live down [embarrassing incident]. Even if people forget [public clumsiness debacle], they'll never let go of [humiliating wardrobe disaster]. I wish I could just crawl under ... More  →
Almost-Free Image Makeover