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What It Takes … To Write A Novel (Part 3!)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

Presenting the best advice on writing a novel, from novelists James Tadd Adcox, Susan Breen, and Kathleen Rooney! Plus, enter to win an amazing prize, including a 10-week fiction writing course! More »


What It Takes … To Write A Novel (Part 2!)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 7, 2015

Presenting the best advice on writing a novel, from novelists James Tadd Adcox, Susan Breen, and Kathleen Rooney! Plus, enter to win an amazing prize, including a 10-week fiction writing course! More »


5 Excellent Burt’s Bees Products In Honor Of Burt Shavitz

By: Jinnie Lee / July 6, 2015

Burt’s Bees will always matter. … More »


No, We Do Not Need “Oreo Thins,” But Thank You For Asking

By: Megan Reynolds / July 6, 2015

This feels pretty unnecessary. … More »


What It Takes … To Write A Novel (Part 1!)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

Presenting the best advice on writing a novel, from novelists James Tadd Adcox, Susan Breen, and Kathleen Rooney! Plus, enter to win an amazing prize, including a 10-week fiction writing course! More »


Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

By: Claire Hannum / July 6, 2015

 

When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest of us” or some deep-end manic pixie nightmare that encourages intelligent adults to quit their jobs to go dance in the rain because YOLO or… More »


Why Do You Care More About My Wedding Dress Than My Fiancé’s Suit?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

Figuring out what I’m going to wear to my wedding is driving me totally insane. More »


Thank Us Later: Nutrino Is Your Go-To Holistic Nutrition App

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 2, 2015

If you care about food more than it takes to count calories, you’ll love Nutrino. More »


Man Buys Extendable Arm And Wins Prize For Being Most Irritating Boyfriend Alive

By: Megan Reynolds / July 2, 2015

CAN YOU NOT? More »


Beauty IRL: Recommended Lipsticks For Specific Situations

By: Megan Reynolds / July 2, 2015

We’ve got a lipstick for that. … More »


How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Myself (In Versace)

By: James Hepplewhite / July 2, 2015

Versace, Versace, Medusa head on me like I’m ‘luminati. More »


Do You Know What It Takes To Make Your Goals Happen?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 1, 2015

What dreams are you aching to achieve? Let our new series help you out. More »


Hey, Middle-Aged Bros, That Skateboard Makes You Look Like A Douche

By: Megan Reynolds / July 1, 2015

Skateboards are cool and hot when you’re a teenage scumbag with piercing eyes, slightly unwashed hair, strong arms and a tendency towards silence as a form of communication. Skateboards convey danger, mystery, and a recklessness that is sexy when you’re a college frehman. According to the professional trolls at the New York Post, the skateboard… More »


11-Year-Old Hero Sends Devastating Breakup Text To Her Shitty Boyfriend Joey

By: Megan Reynolds / July 1, 2015

Middle school’s gonna be a hard road for Joey. … More »


Do Something New: Skydiving

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 30, 2015

It’s safer than driving your car, and, in Chicago at least, way more fun! More »


Some Questionable Items We Found In Hillary Clinton’s Online Store

By: Megan Reynolds / June 30, 2015

Hillary 2016 is for the teens first and foremost. … More »


Do Something New: Walk In The Pride Parade

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 29, 2015

Spectating Chicago’s Pride Parade is, from my perspective, objectively awful. I do it every year despite the fact that last year it was 95 degrees out and someone who lived above Bobtail Ice Cream at Wellington and Barry, where I was spectating, accidentally dropped a bottle of vodka from a third-floor window and it landed… More »


A Japanese Cat Stationmaster Becomes A Goddess During Her Funeral

By: Katrin Higher / June 28, 2015

All hail our cat goddess!

Japanese cat idol, Tama, was a stationmaster cat (natch) who attracted tourists and became world-famous, contributing to the rejuvenation of the struggling railway company Wakayama Electric Railway. Sources say she also helped significantly boost the struggling local economy surrounding the Kishi Station in western Japan.

The… More »


Train Wreck African-Themed Fashion Show Had No Black Models Whatsoever

By: Katrin Higher / June 27, 2015

In this week’s news of egregious cultural appropriation, Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe showed his Spring 2016 collection at the Museum of Immigration in Paris and it was a terrible display of ersatz Colonialism that made me wince.

This looks as though J.Crew flew into a Masai tribe, stole all of their accessorie… More »


Do Something New: Longboard

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2015

Alternative title: “Have Your Partner Teach You Something.”… More »


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