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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

Moneymaking Schemes

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 12, 2010
Most high school students are not exactly swimming in spare cash (in a giant vault, a la Scrooge McDuck), but that doesn't mean you can't be. Do you have any idea how many successful entrepreneurs got their start in high school? Well, we don't, but ... More  →
Moneymaking Schemes

How to Stop Yourself From Crying in Public

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 8, 2010
Let's get this out of the way first: there are plenty of situations in which it's entirely fine to cry in public. When you're moving away from home, bring tissues, because someone's gonna cry (although it will probably be your mom). If you're watching basically ... More  →
How to Stop Yourself From Crying in Public

What's Your Responsibility Quotient?

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 7, 2010
Everyone's always telling you about how you need to be responsible, but responsible for what? Crumbling infrastructure in Latvia? Probably not, but maybe! Anyway, here is a Responsibility Test. Choose the answer that corresponds most closely to your behavior, then add up your score to find ... More  →
What's Your Responsibility Quotient?

Jon's High School Life

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 4, 2010
We sent our Sploggers a list of questions about their high school selves, and the answers will SHOCK you. Well, maybe not SHOCK, but emotionally tase you. Or something. —Sparkitors Were you funny? No. Unless you're asking if I was funny unintentionally, like because I was ... More  →
Jon's High School Life