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

Unconventional New York Weddings

refinery29.com — Like many women, I have been to a lot of weddings - so many, in fact, that I even wrote a book, Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, about my varied wedding attendances: from low-key City Hall nuptials with a dive bar afterparty to the destination wedding in
Sep 02, 2015

Love @thisisjendoll's look at unconventional weddings, espesh bc my bffs Kara & Marc (& her A+ dress) are featured. refinery29.com/unconventional…

New York's Worst Apartments Have a Tumblr

thewire.com — It is a dreary, rainy, plodding sort of day in New York City. (Or at least it feels that way to me.You too?) But hold on a minute, there's a fantastic Tumblr to take the edge off of your pain.

The Surprising Behavior That Actually Rekindles Love

huffingtonpost.com — Enter uncertainty, that confusing, charged state that keeps us on our toes -- which, it turns out, can be a pretty good start to a budding romance. It even has a supporting role to play in long-term relationships, and in life. So how can you use uncertainty (without abusing it)?

How 'A Wrinkle in Time' Changed Sci-Fi Forever

mentalfloss.com — Madeleine L'Engle sat in front of her typewriter in the Tower, her private workspace in her family's isolated, 200-year-old Connecticut farmhouse. It was her 40th birthday-November 29, 1958-and she was at a crossroads. Though she had published five novels since her mid-twenties, she was far from a household name, and lately she was having trouble selling her work.
Jul 28, 2015

I wrote about Madeleine L'Engle and A Wrinkle in Time for the latest issue of @mental_floss and here it is online m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @thisisjendoll: I wrote about Madeleine L'Engle and A Wrinkle in Time for the latest issue of @mental_floss and here it is online m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id…

Jul 29, 2015

RT @thisisjendoll: I wrote about Madeleine L'Engle and A Wrinkle in Time for the latest issue of @mental_floss and here it is online m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id…

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Are You Really In The Right Relationship?

yahoo.com — The one sign that you're meant for the long haul. (Photo: Getty) In the past few months, I've gone out with several men, each with his own way of communicating. There was the guy who responded to every question with "That's a good question!"-whether he answered it or not.

13 Things You Might Not Know About Comedian Aasif Mandvi

mentalfloss.com — From Disney to The Daily Show, and beyond. 1. I used to watch Happy Days on TV. I wanted to be the Fonz. I also saw this movie, Bugsy Malone, with kids playing gangsters. I remember thinking, "That looks like the coolest thing in the world." It was a light-switch moment for me.

Pop Up Chapel Will Marry 24 Same-Sex Couples Today in Central Park

villagevoice.com — Today, the first Saturday after gay marriages began in New York City, 24 same-sex couples will marry in Central Park at Merchant's Gate, on the corner of 59th Street and Central Park West. The Pop Up Chapel was an idea born among friends -- including local software developer Josh French,...

12 Things to Know About Merriam-Webster Lexicographer Kory Stamper

mentalfloss.com — As a lexicographer for Merriam-Webster, Kory Stamper defines new words (a personal favorite? mosh) and updates old ones. She explains what it takes to become a word, why angry letters are also inspiring, and how a day in the life of a dictionary editor includes both death threats and marriage proposals.

Best Birth Control Guide 2015

A Single Girl's Guide to Surviving Wedding Season in 9 Easy Steps

elle.com — Yesterday I received an email entitled, " The Single Folks' Guide to Surviving Wedding Season." This particular message seemed extremely relevant to my interests due to three important facts: 1. I'm a single gal. 2. Wedding season is nigh, and... 3.
May 26, 2015

Wherein your pal writes for your other pal re: the very thing you spent your weekend doing @BDtoDrBD @leahchernikoff elle.com/life-love/a285…

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Sep 02, 2015

2 random men just wandered into my office. "We have no idea where we are. We're from New Zealand. This is like Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Sep 02, 2015

@imjasondiamond OH GOD. this guy is playing solo but jamming out and everyone is ignoring him

Sep 02, 2015

there is a guy just sitting on the stoop across the street playing the ukulele and singing and i have never felt so terrified


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