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Quiz: Which Literary Period Do You Belong In?

By Kelly HoffmacherJuly 17, 2017
Ever felt like you were born in the wrong decade? Maybe you wish you grew up in a time when the codpiece was all the rage, or perhaps that you lived in an era when everyone was doing...well, whatever this is. Either way, this quiz promises ... More  →
Quiz: Which Literary Period Do You Belong In?

The Graduation Test

By Kelly HoffmacherMay 22, 2017
I remember having conflicting feelings as my high school graduation neared. I mostly couldn’t wait to get the hell out of Atlantic City, New Jersey and move to NYC. There I would let my freak flag fly, find people who were into the same (old) ... More  →
The Graduation Test

The Perfect College for Every Zodiac Sign

By Kelly HoffmacherMay 10, 2017
Picking a college can feel as frustrating as searching for Teddy Lupin in Cursed Child (too soon? Not soon enough?). Lucky for you, I’ve put together a guide using none other than your zodiac sign to point you in the right direction.  Skeptics to the left—I'm a total believer ... More  →
The Perfect College for Every Zodiac Sign

QUIZ: Would You Be Invited to a Gatsby Party?

By Kelly HoffmacherApril 4, 2017
Are you on the list, or will you have to watch from a nearby dock? [viralQuiz id=274] ... More  →
QUIZ: Would You Be Invited to a Gatsby Party?

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
About the Author
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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