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Auntie SparkNotes: My Brother Had Sex and My Parents Blame Me

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 28, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am twenty years old and just finished my sophomore year of college, and am currently working at an internship. Two days ago, my mom called me with the news that my 17-year-old brother and his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend are expecting a child together, and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Brother Had Sex and My Parents Blame Me

7 of the Most Disappointing Endings in Literature

By ElodieJuly 28, 2017
Not every literary ending is a home-run. Sometimes you will be enjoying a book immensely, only to have it all go horribly wrong in the last few pages. Bottom line: there is a right way and a wrong way to end a novel. And instead of applauding the authors who did it right (w More  →
7 of the Most Disappointing Endings in Literature

Pro Tips for Staying In Touch with Your Parents When You're Away at College

By Emma GordonJuly 28, 2017
Just because howlers are a thing of the past, doesn't mean that keeping up with Mom and Dad while you're away at school is any less stressful. Below are a few tips for staying in touch that will keep them happy without making you want to More  →
Pro Tips for Staying In Touch with Your Parents When You're Away at College

QUIZ: Is Your Crush a Jerk?

By Kurt HarrogateJuly 27, 2017
Jess Mariano is one thing, but if you're heading into Tom Riddle territory, TURN BACK NOW. This quiz was originally published in August 2016 ... More  →
QUIZ: Is Your Crush a Jerk?

How to Survive Living at Home During College Break

By Catherina GioinoJuly 27, 2017
There's the dream of what college break will be like—you'll sleep in until 2 PM, binge-watch Riverdale, and subsist entirely on Lucky Charms and frozen tater tots—and there's the reality, which is decidedly less awesome. Now that you're used to making your own schedule and being... More  →
How to Survive Living at Home During College Break

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Be a Vegetarian?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 26, 2017
Dear Auntie, I have a friend who is vegetarian, but she doesn't mind when anyone else eats meat. She's a pretty good person, but there was something she said that got some gears turning in my head. I was eating a fried chicken sandwich at lunch... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Be a Vegetarian?

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 5

By ElodieJuly 26, 2017
Catch up on parts 1 — 4 of Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird here! Scout tells us that Jem has become extremely irritable after his brush with death. I can relate. Once I fell in a pond when I was ten years old. I didn’t almost die,... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 5

The Most (& Least) Accurate Onscreen Depictions of College Dorms

By Orli SpiererJuly 26, 2017
You may have finally accepted the fact that your college dorm won't be guarded by a singing portrait (letting go of your dream of marathoning Riverdale in an overstuffed armchair in the Gryffindor common room was the hardest thing you've ever had to do), but that doesn More  →
The Most (& Least) Accurate Onscreen Depictions of College Dorms