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

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.

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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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.
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Beach thoughts: why does everyone lie facing the water instead of away from it?

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