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Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Not Anorexic, I Just Never Eat

By kat_rosenfieldMay 17, 2010
Is it okay to be scared of obesity and paranoid about foo—whoops, sorry, gotta go, the delivery guy is at the door with fries and a cheeseburger. —Sparkitors Hi, Auntie! I have a question. Can you have an eating disorder in a good way? Because apparently, I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Not Anorexic, I Just Never Eat

Never Mind My Potbelly, Look Over There!!

By Ashley SpencerMay 14, 2010
Summer is practically here, which is great. But with great sun comes great exposure. It’s swimsuit season, and even if you are “svelte,” it can be holy awkward to hang out in front of the opposite sex when you’re basically naked. You may think people... More  →
Never Mind My Potbelly, Look Over There!!

Reasons Having Braces Isn't as Bad as Getting Mauled By Tigers

By Robert IsenbergFebruary 8, 2010
Put mildly, braces are awful. They look odd. They rake against your lips. Food gets stuck in the wires. If you have uneven teeth, you probably shudder at the word "orthodontist." But braces aren't as bad as, say, getting mauled by tigers. And before you disagree,... More  →
Reasons Having Braces Isn't as Bad as Getting Mauled By Tigers

Acne: To Pop or Not to Pop?

By Katie_RolnickDecember 16, 2009
Everyone gets a zits now and then, even that girl who has perfectly smooth skin 99% of the time. But what do you do with that zit, the kind no amount of coverup will hide? Do you leave it be, hoping that it will... More  →
Acne: To Pop or Not to Pop?

Six Reasons to Go Naked

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 9, 2009
No, we don't mean naked naked, although that would lead to some interesting high school assemblies. We mean letting your face go nude, all footloose and makeup-free like. If you're anything like us, the most annoying part of your day, after being pried... More  →
Six Reasons to Go Naked

Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

By Chris_DikenNovember 20, 2009
Yes, Sparklers, today is the day you have all been waiting for. After countless countdowns, plot-spoiling blog posts, and rumors about on-set love affairs, the cinematic event of the 21st century is finally upon us: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans comes... More  →
Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

Chris Listens: Abusive Boyfriends, Inexplicable Anger, and the Secret to Staying Happy (Maybe)

By Chris_DikenNovember 13, 2009
Today is the Friday the 13th. If you're superstitious, you should probably stay away from ladders, black cats, mirrors, and goalie masks. Unless you’re playing hockey, of course, in which case maybe you should go with the mask. Otherwise you might get a... More  →
Chris Listens: Abusive Boyfriends, Inexplicable Anger, and the Secret to Staying Happy (Maybe)

Barbie and Her Fat Ankles

By Katie_RolnickOctober 26, 2009
Take a quick skim through any fashion magazine and your worst suspicions will be confirmed: they (the magazines, the media, the world at large) want girls to be stick figures. Now, this is not a new revelation. But recently, things have gone completely cuckoo-for-cocoa-puffs... More  →
Barbie and Her Fat Ankles

Picture Day FAQ

By Dan_BergsteinSeptember 17, 2009
Smile. Tilt your head down and to the left. No, the other left. That's too far. Back. Back. That's it. Hold it! One…two…three. [POP] Next? And thus your school portrait has been recorded for all time. It seems unfair that you only get one school photo... More  →
Picture Day FAQ

Chris Listens: Feeling Fat, Smoking Boyfriends, and a Career Conundrum in Romania

By Chris_DikenSeptember 14, 2009

Hello again. Those who keep track of this sort of thing might have noticed that for the last week or so, the standard Chris Listens posts have given way to my guide to falling for your BFF. And while I've

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Chris Listens: Feeling Fat, Smoking Boyfriends, and a Career Conundrum in Romania