12 Female Poets Who’ve Shaped Poetry

As the National Poetry Month celebrations continue, it’s important to highlight the extraordinary influence female poets have had on our literary culture. Early codes of feminine behavior did not encourage women to express their personal passions, desires, and reflections through writing. Though women have written poetry for ages, it wasn’t until the first wave of…

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Final Exam Prep: 10 Study Tips to Combat Test Anxiety

Spring is finally upon us—which means longer days, warmer weather, and the impending dread of finals week. While this may not be your first rodeo, it doesn’t mean that you don’t get anxious come test time. Test anxiety can be extremely debilitating and drastically alter your performance. According to the ADAA, the causes of test…

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Food for Thought: 10 Symbolic Dishes from Classic Novels

Food makes everything better. Using it as a motif, or repetitive symbol, in literature makes reading all the more delicious. Who would not wish to take a bite out of  Madame Bovary’s ultra-chav wedding’s Savoy cake, or know for themselves exactly how bad that gruel was in Oliver Twist. Check these ten famous literature munchies and…

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10 Bookish Costume Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re looking for a costume idea, we’ve collected our top 10 literature-inspired outfits here by level of difficulty, so you can look bookishly awesome no matter how much time you have on your hands. 1. Ishmael, from Moby Dick You’re just one name tag away from “Call me…

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10 Books You Won’t Believe Were Published

…and the reviewers who actually read them. 1. People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It Author Gary Leon Hill tells of his family’s work luring dead spirits from the bodies of very alive people they’ve held hostage. There are actually quite a few Goodreads…

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