What to Do on Christmas When You Don't Celebrate It

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year—unless you're like me and don't celebrate it. Then you're stuck with a world mostly shut down and seemingly nothing to do. Fortunately you have quite a few options, whether you're along or with friends, to make December 25th a fun day off regardless of your observances. » 12/24/13 4:18pm 12/24/13 4:18pm

All Your High School Friends Were Chosen by Your Classroom Assignments

The movies lied to us! It's not totally jocks vs. nerds when it comes to picking friends in school, your besties are most likely just the kids you sit near in class. According to a national study of 3,000 students at 78 high schools across the United States, found that the courses students take have a profound effect… » 11/19/13 1:00pm 11/19/13 1:00pm

Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift Are Quickly Becoming BFFs, Obviously

Two apparently disparate entertainment universes collided (happily, over sandwiches) on Memorial Day when Lena Dunham met Taylor Swift for lunch in Rhode Island. A hazy cellphone picture of the back of their heads revealed that the two young women are indeed becoming inseparable best friends, and need only complete the … » 5/27/13 8:00pm 5/27/13 8:00pm

Just Tell Your Friends That You Can’t Afford to Go to Their Expensive…

A friend of yours is getting married and you’re invited. Yay! Well, maybe not yay, not always, but still — you might see some old friends, there might be plenty of free booze, and there will be an entire mountain of cake to be eaten, unless of course the people getting married are weird and adopted a zero tolerance… » 4/30/13 10:30pm 4/30/13 10:30pm

All the Characters on Friends Were Suicidal Caffeine Junkies, FYI

It may seem pointless to discuss the coffee-drinking habits of television characters that faded away in 2004, but the Internet is a repository of pointless stuff, and, anyway, you’ve probably always wanted to know if Chandler’s caffeine consumption was physically dangerous. Didn’t it seem like everyone on Friends drank … » 4/29/13 10:30pm 4/29/13 10:30pm

Tragedy Is Not a Competition: How to Talk About Boston

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Welcome to a very special episode of Friendzone, Jezebel's column devoted to dealing with the valuable people in your life who you're not humping. In this installment, we're tackling one from the comments on Boston: dealing with your sanctimonious friend who says we should reallllly be talking about [insert other… » 4/17/13 10:50am 4/17/13 10:50am

Deer Lovingly Bathes a Lemur with Saliva and Friendship

Deers and lemurs love each other, or at least this deer and this lemur love each other. Either that or they met on craigslist after the deer posted the following ad: "Looking to lick a lemur. No recip. necessary. Just want to lick a lemur. With my tongue. I'm in decent shape, so I expected my lemur of choice to be in… » 8/22/12 9:45pm 8/22/12 9:45pm

Men Usually (and Wrongly) Think Their Female Friends Are Crushing on…

A study published recently in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships found that — and get ready to have your minds blown — close (heterosexual) friends of the opposite sex can only in the rarest of Aladdin ruby circumstances maintain their platonic friendship without any weirdness, i.e. without one friend… » 7/23/12 10:00am 7/23/12 10:00am