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Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Is Basically a Vulcan

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 6, 2017
Dear Auntie, How should I deal with my Vulcan mother? I am a 22-year-old college graduate. Recently, on top of all my other stresses, my relationship with my mother has been stretched paper-thin. The problem is my mom belongs on Star Trek. Her life views and socializing... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Mom Is Basically a Vulcan

How to Get Over Your Creative Block

By Elliana EsquivelSeptember 6, 2017
We've advised about writer's block many a time, but what of the world's non-wordy artists? Painters, musicians, freestyle dancers, doodlers—you, too, likely know that feeling of running low on brain juice. Our brilliant illustrator, Elliana Equivel, knows the feeling too. Through her experiences, she's drawn... More  →
How to Get Over Your Creative Block

3 Gorgeous Harry Potter Gifs to Get You Through Hump Day

By Kate Allan and Chelsea DaggerSeptember 6, 2017
If you need us, we’ll just be here, staring at these, UTTERLY TRANSFIXED, until the weekend arrives. WAKE US WHEN IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT.  Our fave trio is back together again, thanks to these fabulous gifs by @thelatestkate, with type by Chelsea Dagger! More  →
3 Gorgeous <em>Harry Potter</em> Gifs to Get You Through Hump Day

September Horoscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 5, 2017
Be courteous by following the rules this month, Aries, and do not feed the bears. It is, however, acceptable to buy fireworks for the bears. As this is National Courtesy Month, your additional Courtesy Month Tip is to always take off your sunglasses when you're having a conv More  →
September Horoscopes!

All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts: Part 2

By ElodieSeptember 5, 2017
It’s hard to be a student nowadays. There’s homework all the time, your parents can’t help you with math because of the Common Core, and you learned cursive in third grade for literally no reason. That’s a lot to deal with. Throw in the fact that you have to finish r More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts: Part 2

40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

By ElodieSeptember 5, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, the worst thing ever is not spiders, or even death. The worst thing ever is required class participation. It’s terrifying. Look, some of us can’t just make mouth-words on the fly, okay? Some of us need at least three days’ notice... More  →
40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

By ElodieSeptember 5, 2017
I thought about using some other, more scholarly phrase to describe these characters, but "no chill" is the only thing that feels even remotely adequate. I have no doubt that you will feel the same. I mean, look this photo of Tom "Khaki Jeggings" Buchanan from The Great Gat More  →
7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

QUIZ: Are You Fluent in Jane Austen?

By ElodieSeptember 4, 2017
Jane Austen used words like "comportment" and "supercilious" the way I say words like "whoops" and "sorry," which is to say often. Do you know what the following words mean? ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You Fluent in Jane Austen?