Weekly Roundup: July 4 – July 8

This week at Awkward we talk about turtle herpes, Pokemon going, emoji, and why being hot sucks. 

Sea Turtles Are Experiencing A Herpes Epidemic


Many poor, sad, endangered turtles are struggling with herpes. Read more to find out way!

Ready, Set, Pokémon GO!


Guest writer Kayli Hons writes in to tell us all about the magical Augmented Reality world of Pokemon Go!

The Past, Present, and Future of Emoji


Writer Lindsey Brunken takes us through the story of the emoji, and where it might take us next.

Why Summer Heat Sucks (and What You Can Do About It)


If you live anywhere south of Canada, then this article is for you! Learn tips and tricks on how to beat the heat this summer!

Thanks for reading! Tune in next week for more great articles. Did you know there are only 5,472,730,538 ways to solve Sudoku? That’s 5,472,730,538 ways to not be bored while pooping. Enjoy!

Images courtesy of Peter Bennett & Ursula Keuper-Bennett, and Awkward Human

Weekly Roundup: June 27 – July 1

This week at Awkward Human, we’re talking good tasting gluten-free cookies, eating in Spain, sleeping on the Casper mattress, Petty Jars, and boyfriend biases. Join us more for next week!

Here’s a Gluten-Free Cookie That Actually Doesn’t Taste Like Shit

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If you’re one of those unfortunate souls with Celiac Disease, you’ve suffered through enough terrible tasting gluten-free cookies. Try this recipe and feel alive again!

Spanish Food Sucks: My Study Abroad Experience in Madrid


Awkward writer Luke Reppe tells us how he missed out on the great Spanish eats (or lack thereof) in Madrid.

Review: The Casper Mattress


Need a new bed but don’t know what to get? Lindsey tries out the Casper 100 night free trial and reports back on her findings.

Why My Roommate and I Keep a “Petty Jar”


If you’ve got roommates, or siblings, or parents, or friends, or a partner, the Petty Jar system might help you blow off some steam without the hurt feelings.

How Do I Get My Boyfriend to Let Go of His Insane Bias?


Adam helps out a poor soul in need of smart car support. 


Thanks for reading! Question: Why don’t you ever hear of America knock knock jokes? Because freedom rings, mother fucker.

Images courtesy of Denise Krebs/Flickr, Kyle Sullivan/Flickr, Casper and

Weekly Roundup: June 20 – June 24

This week we talk rough sex, kids with nature, douchebag outfits, creative moms, and blind astronomers. Join us for more next week!

How Do I Have Rough Butt Sex Without Hurting Myself?


A gay virgin asks how to have rough sex without feeling any pain. Resident expert Adam Dachis weighs in and gives lots of pointers and tips on how to stay safe in the bedroom.

Stop Blaming Parents Every Time Their Kid Gets Eaten


After one kid fell into a gorilla exhibit, and another kid was eaten by an alligator, the public wants to blame the parents. Lindsey Brunken doesn’t think that’s such a good idea, read more to find out why.


A Style Guide to the Douchiest Urban Outfitters Outfits


Want to look like a real tool this summer? Check out our style guide inspired by Urban Outfitters, the brand for tools and douchebags alike!


Creative Advice from My Mom


Our very own network mom, Toni Dachis, gives all you artists out there tips on how to let yourself shine through your art! 


Legally Blind Astronomer Can See Deep Sky With His Naked Eye


Science gets weird when a legally blind man can see the milky way better than the rest of humanity. How is that possible? Click to find out more.

Thanks for reading, and here’s a helpful tip for your weekend: “Beer before liquor never sicker, toothpaste before orange juice dead.”


Images courtesy of Seedfeeder, Allen McGregor, Urban Outfitters and Tim Doucette

Weekly Roundup: June 13 – 17

This week we’re talking racial injustice, advising on stubborn significant others, saying goodbye to our least favorite iPhone apps, banking on the corner store, and learning about coffee. Join us for more next week!


4 Ways We Screwed Over Native Americans (And Still Are)


After Urban Outfitters got ahead in a ridiculously unethical situation, writer Lindsey Brunken looked at some ways white Americans continue to exploit or completely forget about Native American communities.

How Do You Convince a Stubborn Significant Other That They’re Wrong?


Adam tackles pharmaceutical drugs vs generic drugs and the stubbornness of being wrong (or right).

Apple Announces the Best New Feature in iOS 10: Deleting the Stocks App


After the WWDC keynote, the world learned an important fact: soon we can delete the Stocks app from our iPhones. Free at last, free at last! Check out what other apps will be deletable!

A High Guide to Corner Store Eats

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Stoned and ready for some snackage? Writer Luke Reppe says why your best bet is to go to your neighborhood corner store for all the junk food you require. 

A Non-Drinker’s Guide to the Complex World of Coffee


Making a cappuccino can be tough if you don’t know what a cappuccino is. Our quick and dirty guide is great for you coffee-holics and coffee abstainers alike!

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to brush your teeth (otherwise you’ll always be a bridesmaid never a bride). Aloha!


Images courtesy of Urban Outfitters, , Tho Truong/Flickr and Cheryl Foong