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The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

By ElodieAugust 23, 2017
Fictional characters are always dying of boring things like shock, broken hearts, and long winters. That’s why it’s awesome when they die instead of things like SWORD FIGHTS and ZOMBIES and BEING A SYMBOL FOR SOMETHING GREATER. That said, there are deaths in fiction tha More  →
The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

Which High School Trope Should You Date?

By ElodieAugust 23, 2017
Dating is hard, especially when you're a fictional high school student and all your peers are overused plot devices. Will you find love with the bad boy? The class clown? The mysterious new kid who's probably a werewolf? Let's find out! ... More  →
Which High School Trope Should You Date?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 23, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is on vacay this week, so we're publishing some of her vintage gems to help ease your back-to-school anxiety!  Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I am a junior in college, and I’m unhappy. First of all, I have two friends on campus. They aren’t even in the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Make Friends at College

QUIZ: Can You Guess the Book from a One-Sentence Summary?

By ElodieAugust 22, 2017
We get it. You know books. You know them by their first sentence, by their last sentence, probably by their fourth sentence of the seventh paragraph in the twenty-eighth chapter. But do you know them by their one-sentence summary? ... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Guess the Book from a One-Sentence Summary?

These Ridiculous Flow Charts Are the Best Part of Going Back to School

By reidfaylorAugust 22, 2017
These flow charts solve all your back-to-school problems, from what you should wear (a flame-retardant potato sack and a nice hat) to what your resolution for the year should be (implementing a "mandatory puppies in every classroom" rule should be EVERYONE's goal). Click thr More  →
These Ridiculous Flow Charts Are the Best Part of Going Back to School

Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By Janet ManleyAugust 22, 2017
There is no greater Sorting Hat than the college admissions system, and SO MANY PLACES TO GET SORTED. If you've just started college, or you're wondering where to apply, you'll want to check our roundup of 100 of the best U.S. colleges to find out where your spiritual hom More  →
Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 19th Century?

By ElodieAugust 21, 2017
It’s hard to be considered "dateable" in the modern age. You have to be smart, funny, and in possession of at least three to five decent selfies with good lighting. I don’t have any of that, so I thought I’d check and see if people... More  →
QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 19th Century?

9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness When You Go Off to College

By ElodieAugust 21, 2017
Going off to college is the rough equivalent of being pushed out of an airplane with no parachute. Now, it's true that I've never actually been pushed out of an airplane with no parachute, but that's not going to stop me from using this metaphor... More  →
9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness When You Go Off to College