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7 "Crazy" Women in Literature Who Were Actually Being Totally Reasonable

By Taylor NolesJuly 20, 2018
The physically and mentally ill generally get treated like garbage in classic literature, and no one gets a worse deal than women accused of madness. At one point, the default medical opinion was that all women were insane by nature. (COME ON.) Here are 7 women who really  More  →
7 "Crazy" Women in Literature Who Were Actually Being Totally Reasonable

13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

By Taylor NolesJuly 2, 2018
J. K. Rowling created an airtight, deeply imagined, wholly immersive universe for us to inhabit. And she didn't do that by being sloppy with the English language, thank you very MUCH. The author's Twitter feed has been a source of awe for us for years. During that time s More  →
13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

By Taylor NolesJune 8, 2018
Harry Potter may have had a little trouble with that whole his-parents-getting-murdered-by-evil-incarnate thing, but generally? That boy is #blessed. All I can say is that we are lucky we live in the timeline wherein EVERYTHING goes Harry's way, or else the entire HP series More  →
Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

What You Thought These Famous Literary Quotes Meant VS. What They Actually Mean

By Taylor NolesJune 8, 2018
Forget everything you thought you knew about classic lit—okay, no, remember like 95% of it, but the other 5% IS TOTALLY WRONG. You've probably been going about your life completely misunderstanding these famous quotes—but don't panic, because we're here to help. Click th More  →
What You Thought These Famous Literary Quotes Meant VS. What They <em>Actually</em> Mean

QUIZ: What Should You Text Your Crush?

By Taylor NolesJune 7, 2018
Put on your courage pants (wait, are we the only ones who have those?), because it's time to do one of the most frightening things known to humankind...text your crush. The truth is, texting your crush is a lot like bungee jumping: it's scary to ... More  →
QUIZ: What Should You Text Your Crush?

Snapchats from Shakespeare

By Taylor NolesMay 30, 2018
This slideshow was originally published in September 2016 More  →
Snapchats from Shakespeare

The Surprising College Majors of 8 Harry Potter Stars

By Taylor NolesMay 24, 2018
Weird but true: turns out that the stars of Harry Potter did not in fact major in "Looking Good" and "Getting Money." There are lots of ways to decide a major, but probably the best way is to just do whatever Hermione did. More  →
The Surprising College Majors of 8 <em>Harry Potter</em> Stars

The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Fiction

By Taylor NolesMay 18, 2018
Ah, here they are. Here are 8 scenes which have RUINED MY LOVE LIFE by creating unrealistic standards. Currently, after careful reflection, I've decided to save myself for a romantic pursuer who spells out my name in fireworks before parachuting out of a plane and delivering More  →
The 8 Most Romantic Confessions of Love in Classic Lit

Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

By Taylor NolesApril 17, 2018
Everyone's got a technique. More lip. Less tongue. In the rain, mid-sentence, while proclaiming love, while proclaiming hatred, while bleeding, just before being devoured by a shark... we called up our resident kissing expert (translation: I put on my straw hat and ate a ban More  →
Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

Shakespeare Couples, Ranked from Most to Least Dysfunctional

By Taylor NolesApril 2, 2018
I mean...let's be honest. There are some really cute pairings, and then a whole lot of dumpster fire couples. Agree/disagree? More  →
Shakespeare Couples, Ranked from Most to Least Dysfunctional
About the Author
Taylor Noles

Taylor has very strong feelings about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first name is actually Delaney, and her writing has appeared on VICE, NPR, and elsewhere. You can follow her on twitter @delaney_nolan

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