summer fun

If You Want Your Pool Float Game To Be On Point This Summer, Here's What I Recommend

British summer has hit so you have in and around three to five days to get out and enjoy the sun. Everyone knows there is nothing more refreshing than a cooling dip in the pool, lake, sea, river, or wherever you can get yourself wet. Just don't…
By Aoife Hanna

These Powerful Oscillating Fans Will Keep You Cool All Summer Long

Hot days and stuffy rooms can be torture, and a central air conditioning unit isn't always a realistic or affordable solution. That's where the best oscillating fans step in and step up to create a comfortable environment no matter how hot or humid…
By Lisa Fogarty

These 7 Poems Will Have You Celebrating Summer All Year Long

Technically, summer doesn't end until September 22 (a Friday this year), but TBH the second half of August always kind of feels like things are winding down (shakes a fist at school for hardwiring the academic calendar into my cells). Beaches and…
By JoAnna Novak

10 Books That Bring Some Summer Fun To The Cold

Wintertime brings many wonderful things, among them a plethora of vacation days, stylish coats, and an excuse to drink hot chocolate wherever and whenever. For many of us, however, our romanticized snow-adventuring expectations for the winter…
By Lila Nordstrom

Why Fall Is The Best Season For Introverts

With summer long behind us and the hustle of the upcoming holidays before us, introverts revel in the quiet seasonal transition of fall. That's because, without question, fall is the best season for introverts. As the more mellow, introspective…
By Chrissa Hardy

Here's How To Use A GIF As Your FB Profile Pic

First, the Snapchat update threw the Internet into a weeks-long, rainbow-puking tizzy, and now we're about to learn how to make your Facebook profile picture a GIF. What gives? Are tech companies trying to break the Internet's collective, squirrelly…
By Claire Warner

All You Need To Know About Snapchat's New Feature

Has your Snapchat game felt a little stale lately? Is it full of nothing but selfies, ironic captions, and, thanks to the time filter, complaints about waking up on weekday mornings? Then rejoice, my fellow Millennials, for Snapchat's new "Lenses"…
By Claire Warner

7 Ways To Deal With Your Summertime Sadness

Well, this is it. Summer is over — gone, done-zo, adios. Once the Labor Day festivities come to an end, we'll all have to say farewell to the summer season and all of its glorious beauty. The darkness will come much earlier, colors will go from neon…
By Chrissa Hardy

Adult Performers Read Mean Comments

If there's one thing I've learned in my 23 years on this Earth, it's that the comments section of any website is a terrifying swamp filled with homophobia, racism, and misogyny. Unsurprisingly, the latest installment of "Porn Stars Read Mean…
By Claire Warner

Get $1.31 Scoops At Baskin-Robbins On Aug. 31!

Summer is almost over, so we may as well send it out with a bang — and luckily, I've found just the thing: A fabulous deal in which scoops of ice cream will be just $1.31 at Baskin-Robbins on Monday, Aug. 31. The promo comes as part of…
By Lucia Peters

Man Lip-Syncs For Seven Hours To Annoy His Sister

We've all done things to annoy our siblings on road trips: purple nurples, tickle attacks, and repeatedly kicking the back of their seats until they snap are merely a few of the many, many tactics I've used to entertain myself when stuck in an…
By Claire Warner

Does The City Or The Country Make People Happy?

Every time I visit my hometown, the great Warner Family Debate erupts: does the city or the country make you happier? Urban areas aren't exactly calming, with their constant light, noise, and spontaneous Rick Ross album parties at the club down the…
By Claire Warner

We Should All Emulate Obama's Summer Reading List

If you didn't already feel summer vacation envy taking one look at the Obama family's Martha's Vineyard vacation home (drool), you're going to now try to stow away in the president's suitcase so you can read along with him, poolside. To put it…
By Caitlin White

Check Out These Left-Handed Women From History

As you no doubt discovered during your daily scroll-through-Instagram-instead-of-getting-ready-for-work routine this morning, it's International Left Handers Day! You know what that means, right? Yep: Time to celebrate some of the most incredible…
By Claire Warner

Toys For Cats Who Think They're People

Does your cat ignore you for hours until you open up your laptop, after which he suddenly decides he wants to purr in your lap in an effort to distract you from the vitally important mission of Facebook stalking your ex? With SuckUK's laptop…
By Claire Warner

Why We Need To Talk About White Feminism

In the midst of the Taylor Swift / Nicki Minaj kerfuffle last month, did you find yourself wondering what, exactly, "White Feminism" entails? Although the term is thrown around willy-nilly online, many women are unfamiliar with it. Which is why The…
By Claire Warner

Does School Start Too Early?

Talk to any high school student forced to be in class by 8 a.m., and they will be the first to tell you that the early morning bell can be a painful and terrible thing — but does school start too early? One of the things I remember best about being…
By Claire Warner

Do Men Really Need More Sex Than Women?

Is it true? Do men really need more sex than women? We have the patriarchy to thank for that particular cliche; the same brush that paints women as pure, sexless beings by extension portrays men as sex-hungry, aggressive slaves to their libidos.…
By Claire Warner

This Instagram Adorably Celebrates Weird Holidays

If there's a lesson to be had from the In Them Shoes Instagram, it is this: holidays can get weird. Like, really weird. Like, "Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day" kind of weird, and nope, I did not just make that up for the sake of comedy. But…
By Claire Warner

How Long Have Cats Been Messing With Humans?

Every once in a while, I look at my cat and wonder how evolution took feral, deadly feline predators and turned them into the slightly pudgy, balding, neurotic fluffball I see before me. Maybe we'll never know the true answer to that question, but…
By Claire Warner