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I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

By Maura Barry-GarlandSeptember 1, 2016
Leaving home for the first time is never easy, but it's particularly difficult when you're lugging a futon across state lines and saying goodbye to your parents till Christmas. I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, and went to school in New York City, two cities that ... More  →
I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

Should You Move to New York City?

By Maura Barry-GarlandAugust 26, 2016
New York City: it’s the land of tourists, Broadway musicals, and Pizza Rat. It's not for everyone, but more than eight million people are currently making it work (and every single one of them is riding the subway between 7:00 A.M. and 9:30 AM), so ... More  →
Should You Move to New York City?

How to Figure Out Someone Else's Hogwarts House

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 29, 2016
If you’re like everyone else on this planet, then you probably already know which Hogwarts House you’d belong to in the wizarding world, and you’ve accessorized accordingly. But not everyone sports a Gryffindor scarf day in and day out. (A shock, I know. Take a ... More  →
How to Figure Out Someone Else's Hogwarts House

Which Harry Potter World Do You Belong In: The Books, or the Movies?

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 8, 2016
If you’re anything like me, you’ve imagined yourself in the wizarding world (and no, I don’t mean sneaking into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando and just living there forever—although I’ve certainly made plans to do that, too). The only question that remains is ... More  →
Which Harry Potter World Do You Belong In: The Books, or the Movies?

The Perfect Summer Beauty Product for Your Zodiac Sign

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 7, 2016
Looking to add a little something to your summer beauty regimen? Probably. Do you live and die by your Zodiac sign? Of course you do. You’re a human being. So quit reading magazines to find your perfect summer look and try reading the stars instead. ... More  →
The Perfect Summer Beauty Product for Your Zodiac Sign

Which Fictional Character Is Your Mortal Enemy?

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 1, 2016
Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes wear the same sweatshirt three days in a row and spend all day on the Internet taking quizzes with Dorito-dusted fingers. There’s no shame in it. So who’s your villain? Which literary figure is the Voldemort to your ... More  →
Which Fictional Character Is Your Mortal Enemy?

10 Disclaimers for Books You'll Read in High School

By Maura Barry-GarlandJune 24, 2016
Never judge a book by its title, because more often than not, the title is a lie. You won’t know what you’re getting into until you’re elbows-deep in a story you didn’t sign up for and it’s too late to turn back. Maybe this doesn’t ... More  →
10 Disclaimers for Books You'll Read in High School

Everything Classic Lit Taught Me About #Adulting

By Maura Barry-GarlandJune 8, 2016
Adulting is the art of tackling your responsibilities head-on, like you are Hulk Hogan and your responsibilities are some other famous wrestler whose name I don’t know because I don’t actually follow that sport. So how do you become a pro at adulting your way ... More  →
Everything Classic Lit Taught Me About #Adulting

QUIZ: What Will You Be (Briefly) Internet Famous For?

By Maura Barry-GarlandFebruary 1, 2016
Andy Warhol once said that “in the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” Thanks to the Internet, the future is now. It’s practically guaranteed that you’ll get fifteen minutes of Internet fame at some point. Take this quiz to find out how. 1. What ... More  →
QUIZ: What Will You Be (Briefly) Internet Famous For?

9 Things You Should Never Give Up On

By Maura Barry-GarlandJanuary 12, 2016
Some things in life are worth giving up on, like that silent treatment you’ve been giving your sister ever since she did...that she did three weeks ago... Whatever, you're pretty sure it was really bad! Nevertheless, things like grudges, bucket hats, and making "fetch" happen are ... More  →
9 Things You Should Never Give Up On