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31 Legitimate Reasons to Skip School

By Andrew TavinSeptember 4, 2014
School is very important. If you miss it, you're only hurting yourself. Without an  education, you'll be wandering though your life in proverbial darkness. But everyone knows school administrators factor in some down time when planning out the curriculum. Realistically, you could finish high school in... More  →
31 Legitimate Reasons to Skip School

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend I Think His Tattoos Are Ugly?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 3, 2014
Dear Auntie, My best friend suddenly decided this summer that he wants to be covered in tattoos. He doesn't really seem to have a reason. His sister is covered in them and they look terrible to the point where my friend even makes fun of her... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend I Think His Tattoos Are Ugly?

Why Are Western Citizens Joining the Terrorist Group ISIS?

By H. Alan ScottSeptember 3, 2014

The brutal tactics of ISIS (the terrorist organization that calls itself the "Islamic State") definitely seem medieval, what with beheadings, crucifixions, and mass executions. It’s almost hard to imagine anyone willingly taking part in such brutal acts, especially individuals that come from

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Why Are Western Citizens Joining the Terrorist Group ISIS?

The Best Muffin Pickup Lines

By Andrew TavinSeptember 3, 2014
You know us—we want to help you find love. That's one of the many things we're here for. Now, what does everyone love? HANDBAGS MADE OUT OF PANCAKES. And also other foods. Perhaps the best food family is that of the muffins. They're filling and... More  →
The Best Muffin Pickup Lines

So, You're Already Behind on Homework...

By andrew joanisSeptember 3, 2014
What's it been? Barely two weeks? And your homework is already covered in maple syrup and lost to the bog of the rumpus room. WHAT TO DO, MY PRETTIES? More  →
So, You're Already Behind on Homework...

Your Very Own September 2014 Horoscope!

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 3, 2014
Welcome back to school, Aries. If you're in high school, you've been back for a bit; if you're a college student, you may still be looking forward to the many exciting things college life will teach you about yourself, such as "I have no idea how laundry works" and "I will e More  →
Your Very Own September 2014 Horoscope!

No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

By Janet ManleySeptember 3, 2014
I got a bit excited yesterday answering some of the ridiculous claims Serious Growns have made about YA fiction—generally that it is simplistic and immature, and designed to induce thrills and tears, and keep your brain in hypersleep. (Listen, Vampire Academy may have been... More  →
No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

Auntie SparkNotes: I Think My Sister Is Turning Evil

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 2, 2014
Dear Auntie, I've been having problems with my sister. I'm 17, and she's 13. I think she's turning into a bad person, and I think it's my fault. Let me explain. When I was her age, I was kind of a jerk. Like, just an obnoxious tween... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Think My Sister Is Turning Evil

What in Zeus?! Are Dogs Really Colorblind?

By Andrew TavinSeptember 2, 2014
Welcome back to What in Zeus?!—the series where we look into the science rumors you've always heard about and separate the truth from the FILTHY, FILTHY LIES! Today's topic: are dogs actually colorblind? For as long as we can remember, we were always told that dogs... More  →
What in Zeus?! Are Dogs Really Colorblind?