Writer, @mental_floss contributing editor. My first book, Save the Date, is out now from Penguin/Riverhead. Photo by Sarah Shatz. jen(at)mentalfloss(dot)com

Why I Love to Use Condoms

marieclaire.com — Throughout my teenage years, condoms seemed unsophisticated, even downright silly: a rubber penis hat kept in men's wallets, pulled out under cover of night for furtive acts. In college, went on the Pill and only slept with committed boy- friends.

Say It To My Face 4: Confronting the Comments Section

10 Things to Know About Grammy-Nominated Pianist Vijay Iyer

cms.mentalfloss.com — "Jazz musician" is just the beginning with Vijay Iyer, who was getting his graduate degree in physics while working as house pianist at a club in Oakland. Since then, he's released 20 albums, including the latest, Break Stuff, with the Vijay Iyer trio. He's also a Harvard professor and a 2013 MacArthur Genius.

Save the Date by Jen Doll

penguinrandomhouse.com — "[A] wry Sex and the City-style memoir...Engaging and disarmingly honest."- People "Doll herself is a funny, bright, complicated leading lady...Contemporary heroines are not necessarily brides; they are also the friends, colleagues, classmates of brides, and their stories do not want for depth just ¬≠because they're not the ones wearing white.

Save the Date - Jen Doll - Penguin Group (USA)

11 New and Recent Books for the Feminist Reader

Modern Day Wedding Etiquette

refinery29.com — Weddings are never not complicated. And these days, the quandaries they present go well beyond bouquet-selection: How do you keep guests from going into social media overshare mode? Or, what's the best way to deal with meat-lovers unsated by your mindfully curated vegan menu? How do you keep

The Burden of Choice

esquire.com — Relations between the sexes have gotten a little tense. So, in "Women & Men," a special section in Esquire's April 2015 issue, we candidly address a complicated question that we should all be discussing openly: What is the state of relations between the men and women of America today?

The Sext-Files: Glamour.com

glamour.com — We polled 2,000 men and women to find out how your phone affects your love life. Spoiler: You're all sexting a lot. Think back to your last great date night, and chances are it involved your phone. You made plans over text, or sent a bunch of those smooching emoji to say thank you.

Mary Pilon's The Monopolists: Review

newrepublic.com — In March of 1903, a single woman in her late thirties walked into the U.S. Patent Office to secure her claim to a board game she had been diligently designing in the hours she stole from her day job as a stenographer.
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May 22, 2015

I Set Up a Bromance and They Actually Like Each Other More than Me: True Hollywood Story

May 22, 2015

Imagine all the tweets you read being said in the voices you know tweeted them. Just my favorite game right now.

May 22, 2015

I told them Mercury was in retrograde. "Does this mean I have no control over anything in my life?" Um. Well.

May 22, 2015

Overheard at the bar: "this week sucked. Life sucked. My friends sucked. Everything sucked." (Should I tell him Mercury is in retrograde?)

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