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

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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Watch Mike Bloomberg Call Staten Island Chuck a "Son of a Bitch"

blogs.villagevoice.com — The groundhog fun continues! On Wednesday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg buddied it up with our predictor of winter's end, Staten Island Chuck, calling him "the best groundhog in the world," making nice, being properly groundhog-revelatory -- until Chuck was safely back in his cage.

A Dictionary of Despicable Words

The Semantics of Voting: You Say 'On Line,' I Say 'In Line'

thewire.com — We know you're waiting to vote, among other bits and pieces of waiting. But as you're waiting in reportedly long lines, what exactly are you muttering in your mind, or tweeting to your followers, or posting on your Facebook page, or texting to your friends? On or in?

Work Study: Emily Spivack, Artist

mentalfloss.com — Clothing is a conduit for telling stories. Every day, we put something on and walk through life while experiences get mapped onto the clothing we wear. Talk to anyone and they'll tell you, "I have this T-shirt [or] this jacket that I can't get rid of because this happened while I was wearing it, or I wore it to this event."

Kate Carraway: What I Read

thewire.com — How do people deal with the torrent of information pouring down on us all? What sources can't they live without? We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts, and the literary world to hear their answers.
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Apr 17, 2015

Creepers who say "have a good workout" to the girl in workout clothes, you are still creepers.

Apr 17, 2015

@Zulkey @publicroad related tip: so what if the mayo was "best before" feb '15; whose standards are we keeping up with anyway

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