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Real Talk: My Best Friend and I Are Total Opposites

By Lauren PassellJuly 5, 2016
My best friend Cindy and I met when we were seven and instantly gelled because we were both too old to be watching Blues Clues but did it anyway. We could make each other laugh for days. Cindy and I didn’t go to the same ... More  →
Real Talk: My Best Friend and I Are Total Opposites

Which Disney Prince Is Your Soulmate?

By Lauren PassellJune 29, 2016
Even if you've been unlucky in love, you have to trust that your soulmate is out there. Hope you like guys with mitts for hands, because Disney princes come in one size: SQUARE-JAWED MAN-STATUE. Choose wisely, my friends. Your happily ever after is just a dumb ... More  →
Which Disney Prince Is Your Soulmate?

Why Girls Love Stories About Murderous Cults (And Why The Girls and American Girls Are the Best Yet)

By Lauren PassellJune 14, 2016
Two amazing books out this month look at the famous "Manson family" murders—gruesome killings carried out by young girls with long, flowing, enviable hair. As a teen who read and re-read Helter Skelter, the true-crime book about Charles Manson, Lauren Passell looks at what attracts ... More  →
Why Girls Love Stories About Murderous Cults (And Why <i>The Girls</i> and <i>American Girls</i> Are the Best Yet)

10 Reasons the TFIOS Movie Won't Let You Down

By Lauren PassellJune 5, 2014
I was one of the lucky people who got to see a preview of The Fault In Our Stars—who wants to touch me?! Seriously, you guys. I wish you had been there. It would have been much more fun. The guy sitting next to me was ... More  →
10 Reasons the <i>TFIOS</i> Movie Won't Let You Down

The 10 Most Embarrassing Things Parents Do

By Lauren PassellJuly 29, 2013
Parents love us so much that they are constantly embarrassing the heck out of us. It’s sweet, really, but it can be hard to put up with. Ranked from least to most horrible, here are the 10 most common ways your embarrassing parents are keeping ... More  →
The 10 Most Embarrassing Things Parents Do

20 Things To Sell At Your Lemonade Stand That Are Way Better Than Lemonade

By Lauren PassellJuly 10, 2013
In theory, having a lemonade stand is a wonderful idea. But you know, some kid always forgets to add sugar, or you wonder what's that thing floating in the pitcher, or maybe you have acid reflux and you can't even bear to see lemonade in ... More  →
20 Things To Sell At Your Lemonade Stand That Are Way Better Than Lemonade

The 100 Kinds of Parents

By Lauren PassellJune 27, 2013
Sure, parents are all special little unique snowflakes, but you have to admit, they have some stuff in common. They were all at the same meeting where someone said, "Make your kid clean his room before he goes on vacation even though that makes no ... More  →
The 100 Kinds of Parents

Do You Want Your Face To Look Like The Little Mermaid's Face?

By Lauren PassellJune 13, 2013
Ever since we knew that mermaids existed, or at least since 1989, every single girl, give or take, has wanted to be Disney’s The Little Mermaid. (Not the Hans Christian Andersen one who dies when she sees a princess marrying Prince Eric. The one who ... More  →
Do You Want Your Face To Look Like The Little Mermaid's Face?

How ~*Exactly*~ to Flirt with the Ice Cream Truck Guy

By Lauren PassellJune 7, 2013
Why not? You know how the summer thing works—all is well and good until swim team is over, and you start getting a little bored. Can we admit that that happens? Very soon you'll be lying on your floor making pictures with your own drool ... More  →
How ~*Exactly*~ to Flirt with the Ice Cream Truck Guy

Calling All Bakers: Invent The Next Wildly Popular Hybrid Dessert!

By Lauren PassellJune 4, 2013
You know what's unfair? People keep inventing things like cake pops or cronuts (also known as the dossant) and making millions of dollars (probably) and why are we not all over this? All these "bakers" are doing is slapping together two already delicious foods. Where ... More  →
Calling All Bakers: Invent The Next Wildly Popular Hybrid Dessert!