Writer, editor, author of Unclaimed Baggage, a forthcoming YA novel from FSG Children's, and Save the Date, a memoir (Riverhead) jen(at)mentalfloss(dot)com

The Best Women's Blouse You Can Buy in Every Color

nymag.com — Recently, I decided I needed to start dressing like someone who leaves the house. In fairness, I decide this at least once a year, probably because as a freelancer who primarily works from home, I often wear outfits that consist of yoga pants and a cleanish T-shirt.

Why I love planning vacations I'll never take

theweek.com — I spend way more time than I should on Airbnb. I love scrolling through other people's lovingly decorated (or hideously appointed) rental properties and homes around the world, and imagining which most suits my needs for a beach weekend away, a jaunt in the woods, a cheap-but-restorative mini-cation to an idyllic small town, or perhaps a refreshing dose of NEVER WOULD I EVER STAY IN THAT HELLHOLE, WHY AM I CONSIDERING A VACATION ANYWAY WHEN MY LIFE IS PRETTY GOOD RIGHT HERE?

Writers' Favorite Punctuation Marks

theatlantic.com — Punctuation can be both the great love and the occasional bane of a writer's existence, and it's not strange that a love affair may crop up with regard to one of those marks-or, contrarily, perhaps a great hatred may grow.

Beyond the Baby-Sitters Club: Ann M. Martin on Rebooting Another Classic Children's Series

newyorkcomiccon.com — Ann M. Martin became a household name after creating the beloved and bestselling Baby-sitters Club series, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016. Join her at...

50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City

villagevoice.com — Sometimes life seems hard here -- the crowds, the expense, the 24-hour-living-and-working lifestyle...But then there are days, like yesterday, when we're ever so glad we live in New York City. Like when much of the rest of the nation goes a reddish color of Tea Party, and we stick to...

When Did Cereal Lose Its Color?

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national – The Wire

thewire.com — Typos! We love them, we love to hate them. They make us laugh, they make us cry. They come in many shapes and sizes. And so do those corrections-not always typo-related-added to many a newspaper article when it turns out things weren't written exactly as they should be.

Help! I'm getting emails meant for someone who has the same name as me.

theweek.com — Recently, I received an email from someone who thought they were getting in touch with Jen Doll. I am Jen Doll. But I was not the Jen Doll this emailer was looking for. Jen Doll may not seem like a common name, but there are several other Jen Dolls who live across the country, one of whom actually goes to my dentist in New York City.

Uber hates me

theweek.com — There is an unsettling feeling I walk around with daily. It's not important or pervasive or world-altering; it's actually quite silly. But it's still there, a tiny pinprick in my pinpricked moral conscience, a shiver of injustice in an utterly unjust world. It's this: I have a "bad" Uber rating.

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Oct 26, 2016

At a cafe in Woodstock where people are talking about gun control reform and weed, obviously

Oct 25, 2016

RT @pbump: More people have voted early so far this year than voted in the 1880 election in total.

Oct 25, 2016

"Are you still working out?" Asks man as I walk past him IN WORKOUT CLOTHES

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