You can easily find guides—here on Rookie and elsewhere—on how not to care about what other people think, how to use mascara without stabbing yourself in the eye, and how to calculate a fair tip when you go out for pizza with your friends, but we seem to gloss over how to deal with the always weird but never discussed awkward social interactions that everyone experiences. It’s like we’re expected to just know how to handle them without any pointers! Do you know how to brag about your accomplishments without driving away your friends, or how to take a compliment? This is important stuff, guys! Let me give you a few tips on how to handle life’s more awkward moments. —Emily
Happy spring, Rookies! We’re currently looking for work on May’s theme: TOGETHER. It’ll be a hopeful month about friendship and community and love-for-love’s-sake and the sentimental feeling you get at the end of the school year. Coming out of hibernation and being at ONE with the WORLD. Working together. Power in numbers. Creative projects, uprisings, benevolent conspiracies. Group therapy, teamwork, THE HIVE. Send us whatcha got: email@example.com. Thank you! ♥
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