Stephanie Hayes
Stef is a sarcastic map-lover hailing from Sydney, Australia, who is forever seeking sunshine and a good book...preferably in combination.

How to Avoid the Freshman 15

Unfortunately, the Freshman 15 is not a myth. Although you don’t magically gain 15 pounds immediately upon stepping foot on campus, keeping fit in college can be tough. You’re forced to leave behind old routines, forge new running routes, and hunt…
By Stephanie Hayes

Watch this guy clap 804 times in a minute

Is it even humanly possible to clap 804 times in a minute? Apparently so. And for America's Bryan Bednarek, it doesn’t even look that difficult. The man is zen-like (eyes closed, hands in a near-prayer position), while he breaks his own Guinness…
By Stephanie Hayes

Your favorite stars...made of cornflakes

Remember when your parents told you not to play with your food? Well, thanks to New York City-based artist Sarah Rosada's cornflake portraits, that old adage no longer has any merit. This self-taught artist has made a profession out of playing with…
By Stephanie Hayes

If you're a '90s kid, you'll love this

If you’ve been paying attention to the offerings of your local cinema, you’ve probably noticed a trend emerging: the '90s are back. It started modestly. First, we wept as Andy headed off to college in Toy Story 3 . Then, we laughed at Mike and…
By Stephanie Hayes

Proof the Internet Can Be a Wonderful Place

Grandparents are famous for their “back in my day stories,” those lengthy tales about what the world was like when they were young. They’re known for recounting what it looked like, felt like, and even smelled like to be alive...and for sparing no…
By Stephanie Hayes

The "Happy" Parody You Must See

The 80-something-year-old residents of the Diana Isaac Retirement Village in Christchurch, New Zealand, are having way more fun than you. These sprightly elderly folk teamed up with the retirement village’s staff to produce an energetic video…
By Stephanie Hayes

Pokémon-themed pick-up lines for all you '90s kids

Back in third grade, few things were more impressive to your peers than possessing a rare, shiny Charizard Pokémon card (160 HP, 200 damages). That silky piece of paper was the pride of the playground, making a mockery of all the Ghastlies Magikarps…
By Stephanie Hayes

If Gender Roles Were Reversed In Daily Life

If our "Why I Need Feminism" article and Beyoncé’s Rosie the Riveter-inspired photo didn’t convince you that the #womenagainstfeminism movement has no case at all, this surely will. Buzzfeed's “If Men Were Women” video reverses the gender roles in…
By Stephanie Hayes

7 Reasons To Never Use Q-Tips In Your Ears Again

Twisting and turning a pillowy Q-tip inside the crevices of your ear is one of life’s small pleasures. Pushing that cotton swab into the dark, sticky regions of your ear (where you’re grandmother warned you it should never go) is strangely…
By Stephanie Hayes

This App Will Make Fun Of You, If You Let It

Have you ever stopped to wonder what other people see when they look at your selfies? Well, a new app called French Girls is prepared to show you just that, by converting your selfies into cartoon form for maximum enlightenment and hilarity. But be…
By Stephanie Hayes

Proof that Girls Can Use Power Tools Too

Back in the old days, men did woodshop while women did home ec. Men learned practical skills while women learned how to maintain a house. While these exact divisions don’t exist in classrooms today, still girls are rarely taught how to use a saw,…
By Stephanie Hayes

How to Pick Your Own Freshman Roommate

Being assigned a college roommate is an anxiety-inducing experience. You fill out a basic survey about your smoking, drinking, sleeping, and snoring habits, and leave the rest to algorithms and the whims of the dormroom gods. I distinctly recall…
By Stephanie Hayes

This Site Will Tell You If You're Ugly

Oh, Reddit, Reddit on the 'net, who’s the ugliest user yet? That's the question being asked on the “Am I Ugly?” subreddit, a thread that lets users post photos of themselves and receive the instant, unfiltered opinions of thousands of faceless…
By Stephanie Hayes

20 Common Sex Myths Debunked in 12 mins

Are bigger breasts more sensitive than smaller ones? Do men think about sex every seven seconds, really? Can a guy die with an erection? In Mental Floss's latest debunking video, Dr. Aaron Carroll answers these questions and more, debunking 20…
By Stephanie Hayes

Watch 93 Awesome dance scenes in 5 Minutes

In what is perhaps the only viral video that will please you and your grandmother equally, Robert Jones has created a ridiculously catchy supercut of 93 great Hollywood dance scenes, spanning numerous decades. The Las Vegas video editor released the…
By Stephanie Hayes

10 Wedding Photo Trends To Avoid

In the past month, natural disasters have crashed two different weddings...to stunning effect. Instead of harming guests and destroying months of planning, a wildfire in Oregon and tornado in Saskatchewan provided eye-catching backgrounds for two…
By Stephanie Hayes

This Body Art Is Almost Too Cool to Believe

When you think about body art, you might think of the ritual face and body painting used within indigenous tribes to mark major events like the birth of a child, the entrance into adulthood, or readiness for war. Or if you’ve been as tainted as I…
By Stephanie Hayes

If You Thought a Potato Salad Kickstarter Was Bad

Most Kickstarter pitches are complete bullshit. People resort to tears, feeble prizes, and empty buzzwords to encourage complete strangers to support their random, often entirely unfeasible businesses. In the past, people have sought (and found)…
By Stephanie Hayes

Live in These Countries, Work A Lot Less

Picture this. You wake up on a Monday morning and realize you only have three days of work that week. You have time to swim, do yoga, garden, cook, learn a language, build model trains, spend time with your kids — whatever pastimes tickle your…
By Stephanie Hayes

What Is Your Therapist Really Thinking?

Have you ever sat in a therapy session, divulging detail after intimate detail about yourself, and wondered What does my therapist think of me?, Do I sound like a terrible person?, or What the f*** is she scribbling in that little notebook? Well,…
By Stephanie Hayes