9 Ways to Eat Like a Queen Even Though You’re a Broke College Student

Written by Jane Adams 1. Get a credit card. So, your interest rate matches your age (OMG, Forever 21% gurl!) but microwavable ramen is just an inedible prop to Instagram in horror (#collegediet) before flushing down the toilet and ordering sushi with your fresh new plastic, right? No mom or dad’s name on this ticket…

On Being Cool

Children don’t seem to care much about “being cool”—they have not yet fallen victim to such a false state of mind. They know what is cool: big bugs are cool. Bright colors are cool. Moving fast, yelling loudly, running, and jumping—those are cool. In their lack of self-awareness, they are free from the futile act…

Borders of Everyday Life

It is human nature, I have found, and constantly work, to turn whatever dank and pitiful hovel in which we fester and live, into a sort of nest of comfort that separates Us from Them, indoor from outdoor. And so, Spencer and I set to work haven-ing our hovel, adding kitsch and coze wherever we…

Harry Potter and Schrödinger’s Cat

When Harry Potter, the protagonist of J.K. Rowling’s magical fantasy series by the same name, suggests that his friend could be ‘bugged’ with a hidden microphone, she incredulously explains that, “All those substitutes for magic Muggles use — electricity, computers, and radar, and all those things — they all go haywire around Hogwarts; there’s too…