Skip over navigation
Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What <i>Mockingjay</i> Can Teach Us About Racism Today

Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What Mockingjay Can Teach Us About Racism Today

By Janet ManleyDecember 15, 2014
You probably know the phrase, "Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever." Peeta's face: "... forever is going to su-hu-huck." BECAUSE YOU ARE SMART, you already know that Panem derives from the Latin panem et circenses—"bread and circuses," trivialities doled out by the government to distract citizens from the... More  →
The Best Book to Give to EVERYONE on Your List

The Best Book to Give to EVERYONE on Your List

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 15, 2014
Picking the right book for every person on your list can be tough. Figuring out the perfectly personal inscription to write inside it can be even harder. Don't worry: we've got both COVERED AND JACKETED for you. More  →

How to Make Any Dish a "Holiday" Dish

By Rebecca Jane StokesDecember 15, 2014
It's the holidays. That means food will be consumed—for the fortunate among us, a lot of it. For the thematically obsessed, the holidays can be a trying time. Sure, you can make a delicious meal in a snap, but wouldn't you rather bring something to... More  →
How to Make Any Dish a

Auntie SparkNotes: I Think My Friend's Boyfriend Is Gay

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 12, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have kind of a strange problem. So I have a friend, Scarlett, who is dating Rhett. Scarlett has had a couple of serious relationships previously and tends to throw herself completely into them. She tends to put her boyfriends on a pedestal and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Think My Friend's Boyfriend Is Gay
Pottermore Surprise #1: J.K. Rowling Reveals Connections About Snape, Lily, & That Time Harry and the Dursleys Were All Hilariously Holed Up in a Hotel Together

Pottermore Surprise #1: J.K. Rowling Reveals Connections About Snape, Lily, & That Time Harry and the Dursleys Were All Hilariously Holed Up in a Hotel Together

By ElodieDecember 12, 2014
SCORE. The first of J.K. Rowling's twelve Christmas surprises has turned out to be INFORMATION (plus some gold in your Pottermore Gringotts bank account. HEY, BIG SPENDER). If you were able to answer the following riddle, you were granted the low-down... More  →

24 Icebreakers NOT to Text Your Crush

By Jon_SkindzierDecember 12, 2014
You've managed to get your crush's phone number, possibly due to pity, wizardry, or mistaken identity. The next step is to text him something casual and lighthearted to break the ice, something that says hello and gets a conversation going. So what do you say... More  →
24 Icebreakers NOT to Text Your Crush
Find Out Your Superhero Identity

Find Out Your Superhero Identity

By Erik BergstromDecember 12, 2014
a) Punch crime in the face. =Go to slide 2 b) Talk to crime. =Go to slide 3 More  →

We Divine What You Truly Want for Christmas

By RubyDecember 12, 2014
You may be rocking out to "All I Want for Christmas Is You," but let's be honest, WE ALL WANT THE GOODS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. Perhaps you've got your eye on new bicycle. Or a life-sized Chris Pratt cutout. Or a tandem bicycle... More  →
We Divine What You Truly Want for Christmas

Can You Win Family Holiday Bingo?

By Nicole DiekerDecember 12, 2014
Ah, spending the holiday locked into the cabin by eight feet of snow with your family. You can already predict what's going to happen, right? The same old arguments, the same classic movies, the same holiday songs that get stuck in your head. The same... More  →
Can You Win Family Holiday Bingo?