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Ruth F. is an academic and a millennial in every sense of the word. When she isn't toppling industries, she can be found drinking coffee, skating, or giving relationship advice to anyone who even hints at needing it.

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I Matched With Tinder Creeps With No Photo, And I'm Officially Both Scared And Appalled

You know when you're on Tinder, and you swipe past those cringey profiles with no photos of a person? And you're just like, "this guy is definitely married, right"? Well, unfortunately for me, I regularly get super-liked by those dudes. I have no idea what it is about me that screams "I'll help you cheat", but it's pretty insulting. And a little flattering. Let's be honest - a super like is a super like. I usually just report profiles like that, but I decided to try something out: matching with them and talking to them. Just to see if they would be as creepy as I assumed.

 For experimental integrity (because this is for science), I only responded to men who messaged me first, and I expanded my age filter because I figured the older sector would have more of this type of profile (absolutely right, it turns out). Here are my results. Prepare to be disappointed by dating app men yet again! 

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We Ranked Emojis From Raunchiest to Most Virtuous In Honor Of National Emoji Day

When you're sending a text message on your mobile phone, you may be tempted to use one of those little graphics that young people use to communicate. These graphics are called "emojis," and as you probably know, they are the devil's language. But which ones are truly sinful, and which ones have managed to keep their innocence? In honor of National Emoji Day, we've compiled a helpful guide that will walk you through which emojis are secretly thinking about sex and which ones are just thinking about cheese sandwiches or something. And, you'll learn which emojis are actually virtuous and therefore safe to send to your friends, family, and local cheese sandwich chef. Good luck, and happy texting!

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We Tried Out Popular Tik Tok Food Trends, And It Was A Delicious Hot Mess

I love to cook, but one frustrating thing about cooking is recipes. They just take so much reading. Some of them are like five steps! Like, just get to the point already, recipe! We all know "process" is fake and you can actually just mix up all the ingredients at once no matter what the dish is. You're just trying to fool me into looking at a website. TikTok's short-video format solves this problem--they give me my recipes how I want them: in rapid-fire. If I miss something because I can't rewind the video, oh well, guess I'll be missing some ingredients. Anyway, I challenged myself to try out a bunch of different TikTok food trends in one week, to see if rapid-fire really works. Here's what I found out.

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Golden Tinder Bios For Your Favorite 'Mean Girls' Characters

When you hear "high school movie," what pops into your head? Mean Girls, right? What's that? The Breakfast Club? Booksmart? Shhh, no, it's Mean Girls. Mean Girls pops into your head. Stop disagreeing with me, there's only one right answer here! Anyway, have you thought about how much more savage the Plastics would be with modern social media at their disposal? Like, Tinder, for example. In a way, Tinder is just a digital Burn Book where everyone writes their own pages, right? Don't you think? I said stop disagreeing with me!! Well...here's what the characters' Tinders would look like, just read them and you'll see what I mean.

Mean Girls characters tinder bio | thumbnail text - I'm just a Belle looking for his Beast to sweep me away from the train wreck that is high school.
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Awkward Moments In Life Which Are Painfully Relatable

We all know that feeling: you're up late at night, having trouble falling asleep, and what pops into your head? That moment from last week when you waved back at someone in the grocery store who was waving at someone behind you, and now you'll never be able to show your face in that store again. You'll have to drive three hours now to the next-closest market, but considering you were already driving two towns over after having embarrassed yourself beyond redemption like this at every store in your own metropolitan area, the commute doesn't phase you anymore. Here are some of those everyday embarrassments that make us want to leave society and never return.



awkward moments in life that are painfully relatable | thumbnail text - Falling in front of your crush The only thing more uncomfortable than falling down a storm drain is falling down a storm drain...in front of the guy you like! So awkward when he has to call the police to get you out and it's a whole to-do.
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Dumb Things Women Should Charge For Which Men Don’t Have To Deal With

Most people know that women get paid less than men for doing the same work in most fields, and on March 24 there's even a national day to fight the pay gap. But, did you ever think about how there's tons more bullsh*t that women have to deal with, that goes mostly unnoticed? Little things, like getting passed over for a job for not wearing makeup (or for wearing too much). In what world does the amount of glorified paint on your face have any connection to your ability to do a job?? Well this year, I say we take Equal-Pay Day to its logical conclusion and start charging money for every dumb thing we have to deal with just for not being men. Like…



things women should charge for that men don't have to deal with | thumbnail text - getting interrupted You know what hurts a man’s feelings? Getting interrupted. You know what women experience in nearly every single conversation with a man ever? Getting interrupted. Considering the serious emotional toll it can take, I’d say we have a solid class-action lawsuit on our hands. Get ready to pay damages, boys, we’re going to court!
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Minor 'Inconveniences' Which Could Be Avoided If An Asteroid Hit Earth

I recently learned that back in 1989, astronomers found out there was a giant asteroid barreling towards Earth. Like, the size of a mountain. Like really effing big, y'all. It would have fcked up our planet, dudes. But guess what? It flew right past us, and now there is a special day to celebrate. It's called Near Miss Day (March 23rd), and it's supposed to be happy, but you know what? There is so much sht we wouldn't have to deal with if that asteroid had just taken out society as we know it when it had the chance. Like…



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Bad Decisions To Make On St. Patrick’s Day From Home

We all have our St. Patrick's day routine. Whether we like to go out with friends, get absolutely smashed in a small bar with a bunch of strangers, or murder a man just to watch him die and then drink daiquiris out of his skull, this holiday is fun for everyone. And whether you've just woken up next to your best friend who is pantsless, or discovered the man you killed was your long-lost brother, part of the fun is the crushing regret we all get to feel the next day after realizing the alcohol-induced decisions we made were really bad ones! Unfortunately, these holiday traditions won't be an option this year with most bars closed, but not to worry. Here are some memorable bad decisions you can make without risking your health! Well, except your liver and mental health, of course.

Bad Decisions to Make on St. Patrick’s Day From Home| thumbnail text - OVERSHARE WITH STRANGERS GET BLACKOUT DRUNK ΤΕΧΤ YOUR ΕΧ
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"I’m a Male Feminist and Here's Why You Should be Grateful"

I'm a man, but I'm also a feminist. It's the 21st century, and you females deserve to be treated like human beings! We're not heathens anymore, we're civilized and we should have equality for men AND women. I'm talking about the right to vote, I'm talking about the right to work alongside men, I'm talking about the right to decide what you do with your own body. The one frustrating thing about being a male feminist is that I talk all the time about this stuff, but women are always really weird about it. Like, I told a girl at a party the other day that I think men should do housework sometimes, and she actually had the nerve to roll her eyes at me. I was trying to advocate for her gender and she didn't even give me a smile! So as someone who genuinely cares about women's rights, I just wanted to let you girls know all the amazing things I'm doing for you.



male 'feminist' explains why women should be grateful for him | thumbnail text - "As a female, you are naturally wired to be better at cleaning and housework than me. That’s not regressive to say, it’s just biology. That’s why I always let girls clean up after me, I know that I just won’t do as good a job. But you’re in luck because I’m happy to lecture you from the couch while you tidy up!"
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The Sexiest Sex Scenes in Horror Films Before The Characters Get Killed

With Valentine's day recently out of the way, we've now entered the yearly 8-month limbo before Halloween. The Valloween Lull, as it is popularly called by absolutely no one, is a difficult time during which we languish with neither romance nor terror to stimulate us. So to tide you over, let's talk about a uniquely Valloween-appropriate phenomenon: sex in horror movies. It's a well-documented trope that having sex in a horror film is a surefire way to get killed, especially if you're a woman...unlike in real life, where women NEVER get backlash for their sexual choices. So, gentle reader, grab some tea and a cozy blanket, and let's have look at the sexiest sex scenes just before the murderiest murder scenes on film!



The Sexiest Sex Scenes in Horror Films Before The Characters Get Killed | thumbnail text - One of the most iconic sex scenes in horror is from this movie because the guy says those seven special words that every woman dreams of hearing from her man: "you got the perfect nipple placement, baby." It's a good thing that perfectly- nippled gal gained the masculine approval we all crave so that she can die happy when she gets slashed by Jason later in the film.
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Conspiracy Theory: Wonder Woman and Princess Diana Might Just Be The Same Person

As you all know, Wonder Woman is an amazing asset to our society. She's strong and fast, and she'll whip the truth right out of people with that golden lasso. But lately, I've been thinking there might be a truth that needs to get whipped out of HER: who is she, really? Most of us know her real name is Diana Prince but doesn't that sound awfully similar to...Princess Diana? You know, the widely-adored, allegedly deceased princess of Wales? Once I noticed this subtle detail, I couldn't stop seeing the similarities. It's uncanny! Have a look for yourself…



the conspiracy of princess Diana and wonder woman | thumbnail text - BOTH Diana Prince and Princess Diana are the same gender! Sure, lots of people in the world are women. This could be circumstantial. But doesn’t it seem just a little too convenient?
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What That Couple Across the Hall is Probably Doing for Valentine’s Day

It's almost Valentine's Day, and I'm getting ready for my yearly tradition: a scented bath, a bottle of vintage wine, feeding my crows and preparing the effigy of Clark Gable which I will burn in a forest with the rest of my coven as the clock strikes midnight and the spectre of St. Valentine bids us farewell. This is what we must do every year, as it is written. But recently I can't help wondering about the couple across the hall from my apartment. Charlotte and Mark have lived across from me for a few years now, and they're pretty nice and clearly in love, but they have some WEIRD traditions. I'm talking sh*t that you only see in movies, like going to the store to buy food instead of summoning it from the great beyond, or using electricity instead of lighting candles. Who doesn't use candles?? Anyway, I've just been thinking about all the crazy stuff they probably do for Valentine's day. Like…



What That Couple Across the Hall is Probably Doing for Valentine’s Day | thumbnail text - Taking a cooking class I don’t see how putting some mush in an oven is fulfilling, but whatever floats their boat. Maybe they’ll even meet some other couples there to hang out with and they’ll finally stop trying to set me up with bland men who take showers and listen to podcasts.
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'Romantic' Notes To Leave On The Doorstep Of The Guy You're Stalking

Valentine's day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by finally confessing to your crush? You know, your crush Matt who doesn't know you exist because you carefully stay hidden when you watch him through his windows with binoculars? It's time for him to meet the love of his life: you. Nothing is more romantic than a heartfelt letter on his doorstep handmade with words cut out of magazines and pasted to paper—it's creative and it won't lead back to you! Until you want it to, that is. You already know all of his interests and friends from hacking his social media, so it'll be easy to say something that will instantly stop his heart! Er, melt his heart. Here are some ideas!



'Romantic' Notes To Leave On The Doorstep Of The Guy You're Stalking | thumbnail text - BE MY VALENTIN e e kn IFe E MOJI Simple and classic. The knife emoji is for cutting your wedding cake! You know Matt has a silly sense of humor like that from reading his texts, he’ll definitely get it.
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How ANTM Would Crush The Delicate Souls Of Disney Princesses

America's Next Top Model has been on the air for years, and there's no rush like watching runway queen Tyra Banks decide who's fierce enough to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling.  This season, Tyra's going beyond the borders of our reality and into the animated world of—that's right—the Disney Princesses. Who better to bring fab fashion and fierce competition to the screen than these iconic animated ladies? So let's take a look—if this season aired, who would be cut and which princesses would have what it takes to go all the way to the top?

If Disney Princesses Were On America's Next Top Model | thumbnail now Whit She's the fairest in the land, and certainly in the room, so as part of her makeover Tyra orders a spray tan. It looks terrible and gets her cut in the first episode. Well, that and her complete lack of personality. And the fact that she has 7 short guys following her around set all the time. She's not exactly a fan favorite.
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Hard-Hitting News Sources Ranked By Hotness Of The Chief Editor

When you need to stay informed, it can be difficult to decide what sources to turn to. Who will give you accurate information? Well, I have never read a newspaper or anything at all for that matter, but I can tell you the one question I always ask to figure out whether something is trustworthy: how hot is the editor? Yes, this foolproof method will make sure you get your news from only the sexiest sources. So here is my official ranking of the hottest chief editors who will bring you the hottest gossip you can get. I assume. Again, I haven't read them.



we ranked Hard-Hitting News Sources By Hotness Of The Chief Editor | thumbnail text - Marty here looks just like my parents' friends from temple, which I assume means the Washington Post is a well-meaning if slightly misguided publication with a passion for bagels and friendly disagreement.
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The Non-Tropey Jobs Rom-Com Ladies Should Have Actually Had

When we're feeling down, there's nothing like a good romantic comedy to give us those warm fuzzies. At least, up until the credits roll and we see our sad selves reflected in the dark screen covered in chocolate ice cream stains with no one to love but the neighbor's cat! Am I right ladies??

….Ladies?

Ahem...well anyway, have you ever thought about how screwed the economy would be if women in real life were all bakery-owners or journalists like they all are in rom-coms? Did screenwriters just learn about like three career options and then drop out of school or something? A lot of the time the jobs don't even seem to fit the characters. So let's think...what would make more sense for these women? Read on...



The Non-Tropey Jobs Rom-Com Ladies Should Have Actually Had | thumbnail image of kristen wiig text - kristen wiig - Bridesmaids I don't buy any version of Kristen Wiig as a baker. Her character in Bridesmaids is more like, I dunno, a grocery store clerk? She would totally make snide comments under her breath as she rang people up. If she HAS to have a creative side then let her do the window displays! Everyone's happy!
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