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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

QUIZ: How Many Classic Lit Quotes Can You Identify?

By Kelly HoffmacherDecember 15, 2016
Are you a classic lit junkie like me? Prove it with this quiz! Even if you're not, maybe you'll find a quote or two to bust out in class and wow your teacher. A well-timed quote has the ability to make you appear up to seven times ... More  →
QUIZ: How Many Classic Lit Quotes Can You Identify?

QUIZ: What Class Are You in Danger of Failing?

By Kelly HoffmacherDecember 12, 2016
Just remember the words of C.S. Lewis:  “Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.” What are finger posts? Your guess is as good as mine! [viralQuiz id=198] ... More  →
QUIZ: What Class Are You in Danger of Failing?

Quiz: Which Book Title Best Describes You?

By Kelly HoffmacherDecember 6, 2016
Not that we're judging by covers or anything... [viralQuiz id=187] ... More  →
Quiz: Which Book Title Best Describes You?

Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 29, 2016
Your zodiac sign can be a helpful guide for making decisions of pretty much any size, from where to go to college to how to play Pokémon Go (hey, remember Pokémon go?). Even if you're a skeptic (ahem, Virgo), these study tips will come in handy for strivers of any sig More  →
Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

5 Times Hamlet Was the Emo Crush of Your Dreams

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 22, 2016
O Hamlet—the tortured, emo boyfriend I never had but always dreamed of. He’s the original unavailable brainiac. If Hamlet had slumped against my locker and mumbled any one of these five ~deep~ thoughts, I would have followed him anywhere. Well, at least to the White Hen to get some ... More  →
5 Times Hamlet Was the Emo Crush of Your Dreams

11 Easy Ways to Seem Smarter in Class

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 21, 2016
Many of you reading this will scoff, because there’s absolutely no need for you to trick anyone into thinking you’re smart: you’re a genius—duh. But what if you can’t stand a particular class and you still want that A? Don’t think your teacher is immune ... More  →
11 Easy Ways to Seem Smarter in Class
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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