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Jen Doll

Contributing Writer

Jen Doll is the author of the memoir Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest. She's also the managing editor for Mental Floss magazine and has written for The Atlantic, Esquire, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Hairpin, New York magazine, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review The Village Voice, and other publications.

I found the internet's good place. It's dogs.
A dog.
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I found the internet's good place. It's dogs.

Why I fell hard for the emoji tapback
Apple emoji tapback.
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Why I fell hard for the emoji tapback

'You're fine': The Ugg boot of apology responses
A woman and boots.
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'You're fine': The Ugg boot of apology responses

How to start this new year right
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How to start this new year right

Don't tell me to relax
An angry person.
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Don't tell me to relax

Everything sucks. I blame Mercury.
Zodiac signs in a circle
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Everything sucks. I blame Mercury.

The secret beauty of the bus
A Greyhound bus.
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The secret beauty of the bus

I have become everything I hate. I put smiley faces everywhere now. :)
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I have become everything I hate. I put smiley faces everywhere now. :)

My one-woman mission to get rid of the verb 'mans'
A woman speaking.
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My one-woman mission to get rid of the verb 'mans'

What do women want? Pockets!
Fists and pockets.
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What do women want? Pockets!

Should you call your significant other 'partner'?
A couple.
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Should you call your significant other 'partner'?

You can always count on an airport bar
An airport bar.
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You can always count on an airport bar

April really is the cruelest month
Blossoms after an ice storm.
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April really is the cruelest month

I read a bunch of young adult novels. Suddenly, our future seems hopeful.
The sun and books.
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I read a bunch of young adult novels. Suddenly, our future seems hopeful.

Why alone time is the best time
A woman sitting by the ocean.
Opinion

Why alone time is the best time

How I learned to love photos of your kids on Instagram
Kids play as the sun sets
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How I learned to love photos of your kids on Instagram

Don't be a holiday shopping sucker
Shopping sucker.
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Don't be a holiday shopping sucker

How to overcome your inner cynic and embrace gratitude (without being a total cheeseball)
Finding gratitude.
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How to overcome your inner cynic and embrace gratitude (without being a total cheeseball)

Why scary books are better than scary movies
Read if you dare.
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Why scary books are better than scary movies

How Trump trumped trump
Trumping trump.
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How Trump trumped trump

Websites, please stop trying to shame me for not subscribing to your annoying marketing emails
Confirm-shaming is the worst.
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Websites, please stop trying to shame me for not subscribing to your annoying marketing emails

Please don't wish me happy birthday on Facebook
Enough.
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Please don't wish me happy birthday on Facebook

How am I? I'm not fine. No one is fine.
Alone in a crowd.
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How am I? I'm not fine. No one is fine.

Is protesting the new brunch?
Making political engagement as routine as eating a meal is a definite positive
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Is protesting the new brunch?

5 reasons why scary books are better than scary movies
The thrill of a scary book doesn't compare to that of a horror movie.
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5 reasons why scary books are better than scary movies

Why I love planning vacations I'll never take
Sometimes the best part of a vacation is the planning.
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Why I love planning vacations I'll never take

Help! I'm getting emails meant for someone who has the same name as me.
Would you open someone else's e-mail?
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Help! I'm getting emails meant for someone who has the same name as me.

Uber hates me
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Uber hates me

The underappreciated art of saying thanks
In the immortal words from that song from the Karate Kid...
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The underappreciated art of saying thanks

The satisfying art of the to-do list
A written list can improve efficiency.
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The satisfying art of the to-do list

Please cancel your plans with me
Bliss.
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Please cancel your plans with me

You're using that action verb wrong
Idiomatic expressions are part of our everyday lives.
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You're using that action verb wrong

Confessions of a terrible TV watcher
Binge watching isn't for everyone.
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Confessions of a terrible TV watcher

The joy of traveling alone
Traveling alone can give you the freedom to do whatever you want.
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The joy of traveling alone

Embrace your clutter
Bless this mess.
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Embrace your clutter

Down with standing desks!
Standing desk
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Down with standing desks!