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What to Do When Your Pals Who Said They Wouldn't Get Dates ALL GOT DATES FOR PROM

By Sean McCarthyApril 29, 2015
Prom can be a trying time. Many a guy and girl have been parties to “no-prom dates” pacts that have been ripped up as though they were an international accord on climate change action ("I thought it was understood that if either of us had ... More  →
What to Do When Your Pals Who Said They Wouldn't Get Dates ALL GOT DATES FOR PROM

How to Shop for Candy During Valentine's Day Season

By Sean McCarthyFebruary 6, 2015
Valentine’s Day is a special kind of holiday built on the notion that our collective fear of loneliness can be relied on to make candy barons R$CH (rich). Whatever your thoughts on the holiday itself, we can all agree that chocolate is delicious (sorry vegans). ... More  →
How to Shop for Candy During Valentine's Day Season

"Veganuary" and Other January Trends You Might Like to Try

By Sean McCarthyJanuary 21, 2015
Because we ALL SECRETLY KNOW that our New Year's resolutions are doomed to fail, a sub-segment of the population pre-emptively writes off the last eleven months of the year and focuses on achieving change in January alone. "Veganuary" encourages people to give up dairy and ... More  →
"Veganuary" and Other January Trends You Might Like to Try

An Open Letter to Willow Smith Regarding Her Opinion that School Is Stupid

By Sean McCarthyDecember 17, 2014
"I went to school for one year. It was the best experience but the worst experience. The best experience because I was, like, “Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.” But it was the worst experience because I was depressed." —Willow Smith Dear Ms. Smith, I ... More  →
An Open Letter to Willow Smith Regarding Her Opinion that School Is Stupid

How to Deal With These Seven Kinds of Teachers

By Sean McCarthyDecember 2, 2014
Classrooms are like small republics. Outside the classroom, you might feel as though your rights and desires matter, but inside you are subject to your teacher's peculiar constitution. They might have a soft abiding way, like Professor Trelawney, or they might rule with an iron ... More  →
How to Deal With These Seven Kinds of Teachers

Nail That College Application Essay Using Only Your Brain Nugget and a Superhero Narrative

By Sean McCarthyNovember 6, 2014
You have locked yourself away in the attic for four long days, and all you have to show for it is "In the summer of 2009, everything changed. [insert first-hand account of pivotal tale] And that is why I think I would be a great ... More  →
Nail That College Application Essay Using Only Your Brain Nugget and a Superhero Narrative

The Pros and Cons of Summer School

By Sean McCarthyMay 7, 2014
Do you look upon summer as a time to get ahead, or a time to do as many wet-butted things as you can in three months? Here's our roundup of summer school pros and cons... Pro: You’ll learn which of your teachers owe people money. Con: Teachers ... More  →
The Pros and Cons of Summer School

Ways to Be a Subtle Prom Rebel

By Sean McCarthyApril 9, 2014
There is prom, and there is the anti-prom, but what is there for your garden variety nonconformist? SUBTLE PROM REBELLION, THAT'S WHAT! Try these covert measures of protest against the Man (the prom man, whatever): Take pictures of everyone and store them in a folder called ... More  →
Ways to Be a Subtle Prom Rebel

Valentine's Day Pickup Lines

By Sean McCarthyFebruary 13, 2014
SPARKLERS: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO FIND A HAND TO HOLD ON FRIDAY! Ease your way into someone's romantic inner life with one of these smooth pickups: ... More  →
Valentine's Day Pickup Lines

15 Signs Your Grandparents Were Spies

By Sean McCarthyJanuary 28, 2014
In case you missed it, a nice couple from Philadelphia with kids and grandkids came forward as part of the team behind the 1971 break-in at an FBI field office. They stole documents that showed that the government was spying on its citizens (sound familiar?!) ... More  →
15 Signs Your Grandparents Were Spies