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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!

What's Your Literary Pen Name?

By Lauren PassellMay 31, 2013
Writers don't have time to come up with really great pseudonyms, being far too busy oiling their typewriters and smoking their fancy pipes (or, you know, writing). Plus, there are already so many great pen names out there—why reinvent the wheel? If you're in the market ... More  →
What's Your Literary Pen Name?

Oh, Dang: Animal Planet Lied And Mermaids Aren't Real, After All

By Lauren PassellMay 29, 2013
A new documentary from Animal Planet, “Mermaids: The New Evidence,” an appendage to “Mermaids: The Body Found,” which ran a year ago, biologist Dr. Paul Robertson claimed to have brand new footage of the mysterious sea ladies. Sounds exciting, right? Time to glue yourself to this ... More  →
Oh, Dang: Animal Planet Lied And Mermaids Aren't Real, After All

My Prom Disaster Story: Would You Have Told Your Mom?

By Lauren PassellMay 24, 2013
Junior year in high school, I was super psyched to go to prom because I was going with my crush. Let’s call him Ross. Ross was, my boyfriend? My crush? I don’t know what we were, it was kind of undefined. I liked him way ... More  →
My Prom Disaster Story: Would You Have Told Your Mom?

Would You Rather: Year-End Edition

By Lauren PassellMay 23, 2013
It's the end of the school year, and you know what that means! Lethargic teachers who don't feel like teaching anymore and show a bunch of '90s movies instead of teaching you stuff! Annnnndddd... these Would You Rathers. Would you rather watch Anaconda in science ... More  →
Would You Rather: Year-End Edition