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

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.

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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…

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.
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Aug 31, 2015

@RachelFersh i sort of know they are different? But I asked for cold brew bc that's what it says on the board; cashier yelled "ice coffee!"

Aug 31, 2015

at what point does one start calling "ice coffee" "cold brew" and does this denote the beginning of the absolute end?

Aug 30, 2015

I just watched a man yell at and kick a shopping cart. "Why are you rolling away from me, man!?" he shouted.

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