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How to Deal With Unexpected First Date Questions

By Lucy HutchinsonAugust 2, 2010
First dates are nerve-wracking. You most likely bring a mental list of questions and topics to bring up in case the conversation lulls. (Maybe you've even got an actual list, which is great, but we don't recommend you take it out and refer to it ... More  →
How to Deal With Unexpected First Date Questions

What REALLY Happens in a Yoga Class

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 30, 2010
In theory, yoga seems like the perfect non-sport for those of a less athletic persuasion. It's indoors, it's quiet and non-competitive, nobody punches anyone, and kicking, throwing, or catching are not requirements. But don't be fooled. Yoga isn't all that it seems. There's still time to ... More  →
What REALLY Happens in a Yoga Class

The 5 Types of Top Bunk Inhabitants

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 20, 2010
When life gives you lemons, you can make lemonade, or lemon chicken, or lemon meringue pie, or all three in a glorious, lemony feast. When life gives you the bottom bunk bed, there's not much you can do except lie awake, seething with rage and ... More  →
The 5 Types of Top Bunk Inhabitants

Sidestepping Summer Sibling Squabbles

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 12, 2010
Summer break means many things: ice cream, swimming, sunburn, insects the size of lightbulbs. It also means you and your siblings are likely to be at home at the same time. Often for hours on end. When you're used to seeing your siblings only briefly ... More  →
Sidestepping Summer Sibling Squabbles

How To Kiss: Lucy on Tongue Wrangling

By Lucy HutchinsonJune 30, 2010
Summer is for kissing, and it's a fact that the best kissers around are comedic writers... because everyone knows shoving a tongue down our throats is the only way to shut us up. We've decided to pass on our kissing wisdom in a new miniseries, ... More  →
How To Kiss: Lucy on Tongue Wrangling

10 Part-Time Job Survival Strategies (Which May or May Not Get You Fired)

By Lucy HutchinsonJune 30, 2010
Ah, summer. The season of sunshine, picnics, and low-paying, greasy jobs. Being a high school or college student means it's entirely possible that you will, at some point in the near future, have to spend your time working with an uncomfortable number of deep fryers, ... More  →
10 Part-Time Job Survival Strategies (Which May or May Not Get You Fired)

A Foreigner's Take on American Summer Camps

By Lucy HutchinsonJune 14, 2010
Hey there, Sparklerinos. How's all that sunshine working out for you? A lot of you are in the US, which means you're now enjoying blissful summer days, and possibly, some kind of summer camp. But some of us (like this writer) aren't in the US. ... More  →
A Foreigner's Take on American Summer Camps

Explaining Facebook to Your Grandparents

By Lucy HutchinsonJune 7, 2010
Facebook and grandparents go together like cheese and bananas, which is to say, the combination of the two can feel wrong and slightly nauseating. Your grandparents are likely to become confused and disoriented when you talk about status updates and use "friend" as a verb. ... More  →
Explaining Facebook to Your Grandparents

An Amazement of Collective Nouns

By Lucy HutchinsonJune 3, 2010
Collective nouns are fun. Did you know that a group of students is called a "class"? Yeah, so did we. Here are some better collective nouns we made up for groups of people you might encounter throughout your day: A burden of siblings drink all the ... More  →
An Amazement of Collective Nouns

Cultivate Your Own Superpowers

By Lucy HutchinsonMay 28, 2010
Superheroes have all the luck. What would've been a really inconvenient chemical spill or spider bite for most people seems to bring superheroes nothing but super-fun. They get the cool nickname, the skin-tight outfit, and best of all, the superpowers! It's just not fair; when normal ... More  →
Cultivate Your Own Superpowers