Lizzy Caplan Cover Story!

(or things I found while procrastinating on my Lizzy Caplan article)

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“I like to collect things. I’m good at it” — As “research” for my cover article about the beautiful Lizzy Caplan (star of Masters of Sex and previously known as playing Janis Ian from Mean Girls), I came across this short funny video of an artistically shot “Fashion Film” spoof by Matthew Frost starring theRead On >>

Night Tunes

The Insomniac's Playlist

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It’s 2am and my neighbors in London are blasting the same song over and over again. I’d complain, but I think I kind of love this song. I hadn’t heard it until now, but after googling the lyrics (the walls are paper thin), I’ve discovered it’s this song by Ed Sheeran: Don’t by Ed SheeranRead On >>

A Nut Tart from the Roman Era

Baking from a Bygone Era

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Hello! I’m currently in Tuscany, where it is beautiful and warm and sunny, but also ripe with snags that I’ve taken to (obnoxiously) calling #tuscanyproblems such as having no hot water, going to various restaurants and grocery stores only to find they are closed just as we need them and getting constantly lost on windyRead On >>

How to Do London Like a Local

our top ten tips

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You already know London. Everyone knows some part of London, and everyone has their own ideas about what it is — based on traveling, studying abroad, living here, or even too many viewings of Notting Hill or Sherlock Holmes. But, saying that you know London is like saying you know the United States — theRead On >>

Greta Garbo’s Advice

Hollywood Icons Solve Your Problems

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Ever wondered how to handle job promotions, flirtations with married men and making friends? Greta Garbo has the answers of course (just look at her). Here’s my (her) Hollywood Advice Column at Vanity Fair.  

Prepare Nothing When You Move Abroad

Five Reasons To Just Go

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“Don’t rest all of your life expectations on one outcome. When you have no expectations, you don’t lose all that money on wasted ribbons and polo shirts. I flew to Beijing without knowing a thing about what to expect or what to bring. Granted, I also had to live without deodorant and the correct prescriptionRead On >>

The 11 Different Kinds Of Paris Lights

And How They'll Make You Feel

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While we were in America, we wrote a lot of articles so we’ll be reposting them here! Here’s one of our favorites, from Rachel, about the different kinds of lights you’ll find in Paris (originally posted on Thought Catalog and Huffington Post) -  image – Hervé BRY One of my favorite emotions is pre-emptive nostalgia –Read On >>

Fumbling Etiquette

It happens to everyone

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Dear Miss Fine, What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you in a formal situation? I’d like to feel better about that time I fell over at Royal Ascot and flashed my striped underwear to the world. As you are an expert, would you be so kind as to share a fewRead On >>

I Wrote Five Failed Novels

Fact.

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While we were in America, we wrote a lot of articles so we’ll be reposting them here! Here’s one of our favorites, from Rachel, about the pressure to succeed when young and our childhood dreams (originally posted on Huffington Post): My father was almost the next Great American Novelist. That’s what the readers wrote onRead On >>

How an English Major Ended Up in Med School

A Literary Buff Realizes His Passion for Medicine

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This is the part of our ongoing series in which we interview people who have interesting jobs and get them to tell us how they landed them. They will also reveal how they handled the transition to the real world after graduation – When we knew David back at Brown, he was an erudite, ironic writer andRead On >>