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Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Be a Great Gift-Giver?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 28, 2014
Hello Auntie SparkNotes, I like to surprise people, and I like to give my friends gifts that they like and have sentimental value, i.e., something practical that they will love. But my problem here is that I want to be sneaky about it. Instead going up... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Be a Great Gift-Giver?

The Harry Potter Legend as Foretold by EVEN MORE Cave Paintings!

By reidfaylorOctober 28, 2014
As if the the first set wasn't magnificent enough, we've got 7 BRAND NEW (erm, we mean super, super ancient) HP cave paintings. Click through to BEHOLD THE GLORY.  More  →
The Harry Potter Legend as Foretold by EVEN MORE Cave Paintings!
Ghost Stories with Robert - Russian Comedian/Author Ben Rosenfeld

Ghost Stories with Robert - Russian Comedian/Author Ben Rosenfeld

By Robert PunchurOctober 28, 2014
In the spirit of Halloween, regular Mindhut contributor and NYC comedian, Robert Punchur is asking fellow New York performers to share their spookiest paranormal experiences. In this second episode, Russian-born comedian and author Ben Rosenfeld shares chilling nursery rhymes from his homeland. Check back every day... More  →

This Dad Has the Best Princess Leia Cosplay We Have Seen in AGES, Wins the Universe

By Janet ManleyOctober 28, 2014
If you've taken a stroll down to the costume shop, you probably noticed a neat division between girls' costumes and boys' costumes. It's cowboys on one side of the aisle, and "flirty rainbow ponies" on the other (just what is a flirty rainbow pony?). We... More  →
This Dad Has the Best Princess Leia Cosplay We Have Seen in AGES, Wins the Universe
Halloween Makeup Tutorial: How to Become Android Allison

Halloween Makeup Tutorial: How to Become Android Allison

By Allison EmmOctober 28, 2014
Beep-boop-bop-bweep-WoooooEEEooooo! Yep. I speak in beeps now. All the cool kids are doing it. My goal is that by the end of this tutorial, you will be able to speak robot, too. The cool thing about this look is that you can do it with products you likely have in your makeup More  →

Mindy Kaling Mistaken for Malala Yousafzai Because Life Is Weird

By Valerie BurnOctober 28, 2014
Stars: They're just like us! They get mistaken for Nobel Peace-prize winning teenagers who have been shot in the face by the Taliban. Mindy Project star/creator/writer/everything and all-around-cool-woman Mindy Kaling was recently at an event. A reporter was following her around, as reporters are wont to do, and... More  →
Mindy Kaling Mistaken for Malala Yousafzai Because Life Is Weird
Amy Poehler's Book <i>Yes, Please</i> Is Full of Big Furry Life Advice to Keep in a Pet Carrier for Always, and We LOVE IT

Amy Poehler's Book Yes, Please Is Full of Big Furry Life Advice to Keep in a Pet Carrier for Always, and We LOVE IT

By Janet ManleyOctober 28, 2014
Even if you're a bald, shiny comedy baby, you probably already know and love Amy Poehler. She danced around nine months pregnant on SNLshe hosted the stuffing out of the Golden Globes with her bestie Tina Fey, and she has... More  →

HALPFUL COLLEGE ADVICE On Making the "Early Decision" Decision

By Lanie NajjabOctober 28, 2014
As November 1st draws closer and closer, so too does the deadline for early applications to college. BUT HOW CAN YOU BE 100% CERTAIN DAT EARLY DECISION LIFE IS FOR YOU????? Luckily, one of our very own Sploggers, the FANTABULOUS (and totally not self-promoting) Lanie... More  →
HALPFUL COLLEGE ADVICE On Making the

10 Topical Halloween Costume Ideas for Halloween

By Jason SaenzOctober 28, 2014
Halloween costumes are more competitive every year (see: Heidi Klum). Sure, you could go as the standard witch, or celebrity, or witchy celebrity (see: Helena Bonham Carter). If you want to really be unique, why not go as a CONCEPT this Halloween. Something... More  →
10 Topical Halloween Costume Ideas for Halloween

YAAASSSSSS: J.K. Rowling Is Releasing an Umbridge Short Story on Halloween!

By ElodieOctober 28, 2014
DROP EVERYTHING AND HOIST UP YOUR FREAK-OUT PANTS, SPARKLERS, BECAUSE J.K. ROWLING IS ON THE PROWL. Remember when she wrote that spectacular prequel about James and Sirius evading Death Eaters and Muggle cops like the beautiful, lawless ruffians we always knew them to be?... More  →
YAAASSSSSS: J.K. Rowling Is Releasing an Umbridge Short Story on Halloween!