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Beware Truth or Dare

By Robert IsenbergJanuary 5, 2010
It could happen while you're freezing in a tent in the woods somewhere, hanging out in somebody's basement with people of the opposite sex, or nestled on a couch with a cup of hot cocoa at a slumber party. One day, at some point when ... More  →
Beware Truth or Dare

The Ugly World of Email Forwards

By Robert IsenbergJanuary 4, 2010
Email forwards make us want to super glue our eyelids shut forever. The thing that really boggles our minds about forwards is that certain people (looking at you, Dad) think each and every one is a special, original, non-horribly annoying e-gift, and should be shared ... More  →
The Ugly World of Email Forwards

Doable New Year's Resolutions

By Robert IsenbergDecember 22, 2009
Typical New Year's resolutions look something like this: I'm going to lose 30 lbs. I'm going to stop drinking coffee. I'm going to save $10,000. They're not bad ideas. They're just unrealistic. Here are some resolutions you might consider instead—choices that are fun and totally doable: ... More  →
Doable New Year's Resolutions

The Joy of the White Elephant Party

By Robert IsenbergDecember 21, 2009
After you've paid your family dues this holiday season, consider hosting a White Elephant Party with your friends. It's incredibly easy to organize, it's a great way to get people together, and it's perfect for the holiday season. What's more: It's hilarious. Here's how it ... More  →
The Joy of the White Elephant Party

"Malls" Around the World

By Robert IsenbergDecember 17, 2009
Ahh, the mall: The meeting point of teenagers across America. Behold, the food court, laden with burgers and Tex Mex! Witness the fountain full of pennies! And the stores! So many cool outfits, so few credit cards. But shopping malls are tres American. In many other ... More  →

Glasses or Contacts?

By Robert IsenbergDecember 14, 2009
Dorothy Parker once said: "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." Is that still true? Should the visually challenged opt for contacts? Or in our enlightened age of Weezer and Tina Fey, is it better to be nerdy-chic and commit to a good set ... More  →
Glasses or Contacts?

Stand Up, Sit Down: How Do You Write?

By Robert IsenbergDecember 11, 2009
There are so many different ways to write. There's the sit-seriously-at-your-computer tactic, the lie-on-your-stomach technique, and the lounge-in-a-hammock-with-journal-on-belly method. Every writer has a different style—even famous writers, who sell their secrets to millions of fans. Here are some of our favorite writers, and their styles: Virginia ... More  →
Stand Up, Sit Down: How Do You Write?