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QUIZ: Are You a Terrible Flirt?

By Kelly HoffmacherFebruary 21, 2017
Are you a cool, refreshing smoothie, or more of a chunky stew? [viralQuiz id=239] ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You a Terrible Flirt?

6 Extremely Romantic Moments in Literature

By Kelly HoffmacherFebruary 14, 2017
Let’s keep our standards high, people. An Instagram like is not romance! Expect nothing less than the A++ caliber wooing below. Did I miss any other moments especially epic? Please share any glaring omissions from this list.   When Rhett Butler lays one on Scarlett O’Hara in ... More  →
6 Extremely Romantic Moments in Literature

QUIZ: Are You a Good S.O.?

By Kelly HoffmacherFebruary 9, 2017
To misquote Henry James: "Three things in human dating are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." [viralQuiz id=238] ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You a Good S.O.?

QUIZ: Which Literary Allegory Describes Your Life?

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 30, 2017
From whence your life's hidden meaning, reader? [viralQuiz id=235] ... More  →
QUIZ: Which Literary Allegory Describes Your Life?

9+ Things You Should Do Right Now To Make Your College Applications Stronger

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 23, 2017
Some things on this list may seem pretty obvious, but hey—you never know! I also went ahead and covered a couple of bases, namely recommendations for the actual app and all the stuff you gotta do IRL to actually put on that thing. Have a ... More  →
9+ Things You Should Do Right Now To Make Your College Applications Stronger

Nine Phrases You Should Never Use In a College Essay

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 19, 2017
Little things count for a lot in your college essay. You only get about 500 words to knock the socks off an admissions officer, so you can't afford to waste any of them. Certain words and figures of speech can seriously dilute your command of ... More  →
Nine Phrases You Should Never Use In a College Essay

QUIZ: What Should Your New Year's Resolution Be?

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 4, 2017
The confetti has settled a bit, so it's time to get serious about 2017 resolutions! Be advised that no combination of answers results in me advising you to try a juice cleanse. [viralQuiz id=221] ... More  →
QUIZ: What Should Your New Year's Resolution Be?

QUIZ: What's the Thesis Statement of Your Life?

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 3, 2017
Good news, guys! Thesis statements: not just for research papers anymore! When you find the proper Life Thesis Statement (LTS), you can examine (ahem: justify) all your actions (provided you have the proper textual support) through that one simple lens! LTS FTW. [viralQuiz id=217] ... More  →
QUIZ: What's the Thesis Statement of Your Life?

12 (Trivial) Reasons 2016 Was The Absolute Worst

By Kelly HoffmacherDecember 29, 2016
Obviously, there's plenty about 2016 that was genuinely terrifying (more on that here)—I read the news (okay, Twitter). But this list deliberately excludes some of the more glaring nightmares, in favor of the quotidian indignities that 2016 visited upon us. 1. Kim Kardashian is off social media since ... More  →
12 (Trivial) Reasons 2016 Was The Absolute Worst

New Year's Resolutions of Shakespeare Characters

By Kelly HoffmacherDecember 27, 2016
Whether you're murderously jealous, murderously indecisive, or murderously murderous, who among us couldn't do with some self improvement? Maybe this list is somewhat specific to Shakespeare's characters, but maybe you'll find some inspiration for your own New Year's resolutions here. Or just the kick in the pants ... More  →
New Year's Resolutions of Shakespeare Characters
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Kelly Hoffmacher

Kelly Hoffmacher once lived in a tiny apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan with four pugs. Two of them had one eye. She doesn't listen to any music made after 1983 and her favorite movie is Aliens. She loves to read poetry at the beach.

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