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5 Classic Freshman Mistakes in College

By Alicia ThomasSeptember 10, 2014
Leaving high school can be a blessing (GOODBYE, TIME WE TRIPPED UP THE STAIRS AND PANTSED OURSELVES IN FRONT OF A TEACHER), but entering college brings with it the opportunity for all new embarrassment. How do you "blend in" while trying to locate biology lab 414 ... More  →
5 Classic Freshman Mistakes in College

The Bum Trumpet Toots Again: 7 Ways to Get Over an Embarrassing Jazz Solo

By Alicia ThomasJune 2, 2014
Whether the cause is a dinner date at a Mexican restaurant, excessive amounts of coffee over conversations about existentialism, or a simple case of frequent and uncontrollable flatulence, here's the cold, hard truth: Farts happen. Now, if you're the one who let a squeaker out, we ... More  →
The Bum Trumpet Toots Again: 7 Ways to Get Over an Embarrassing Jazz Solo

How to Say "I Love You" If You're From Kansas, Florida, Maine, or Any U.S. State!

By Alicia ThomasMay 7, 2014
The best way into someone's heart is their stomach; the second-best way is by rousing a bit of home state pride! Try these state-specific declarations of heartsplosion to let that S.O. know you're ready to join the union!These love lines have been written to be deciphered by More  →
How to Say

Why Having a Cold Is Actually the Best

By Alicia ThomasMarch 13, 2014
We're all bred to dread that moment when we wake up and can't take a deep breath through the nose. Oh no, we panic, I have it. I caught a cold. There's no cure for this! WHY, GOD, WHY?! But honestly, when you get past all the phlegm and ... More  →
Why Having a Cold Is Actually the Best

11 Things You Can Do Instead of Five-Minute Abs

By Alicia ThomasFebruary 14, 2014
Time ain't cheap. We're busy people. Between classes, jobs, tai-kwon-do practice, maintaining an appropriately obsessive Tumblr for the Supernatural fandom, and drinking copious amounts of tea, every spare five minute chunk of free time really counts. So instead of using those blocks of time for ... More  →
11 Things You Can Do Instead of Five-Minute Abs

Tutorial: What to Do With Your Hair During Beanie Season

By Alicia ThomasFebruary 13, 2014
Since you're covering the top of your head, it genuinely doesn't matter if your hair is clean or not. Don't feel like braving the extra-cold air after taking a shower? Don't shower! You're more than welcome to start with a grease-trap of a mane like mine, and you'll still be More  →
Tutorial: What to Do With Your Hair During Beanie Season

10 Romantic Things to Do for Your Snookums

By Alicia ThomasFebruary 10, 2014
Once again, Valentine's Day is about to rear its fluorescent pink, deliciously chocolate-y, paper-machê-heart-adorned head (the head of a fat, naked, so-called-magical baby flying around with a bow and arrow, in case you were curious). In case you couldn't think of anything More  →
10 Romantic Things to Do for Your Snookums

The Best of Alicia's 2013

By Alicia ThomasDecember 19, 2013
Alicia Thomas serves as SparkLife's on-call Martha Stewart for all decor and craft-related issues. It's been quite the year in Aliciatopia. Entire days (and nights) have been wasted on Pinterest and Netflix binges, cronuts have been pined for and devoured, and a long-distance boyfriend has been ... More  →
The Best of Alicia's 2013

Good and Bad Ways to Ask for a Deadline Extension

By Alicia ThomasDecember 18, 2013
Whether you actually NEED the extension or you just really want to catch up on this season of Supernatural is irrelevant. If you're planning to ask for a deadline extension on a big paper or project, there are good and ways to go about making ... More  →
Good and Bad Ways to Ask for a Deadline Extension

Gifts With a Hint of Quirk

By Alicia ThomasDecember 13, 2013
Put that candle back on the shelf, you aren't shopping for a wax figure, you're shopping for your crazy friend with the unholy passion for dinosaur-bones kits and at-home titration. A special friend requires a special brand of gift-giving. Click on for some radical ideas...( More  →
Gifts With a Hint of Quirk
About the Author
Alicia Thomas

Alicia Thomas is a novelist trapped in a college student's body. She was just accepted to La Universidad de Sevilla, so she'll be traveling and eating tapas for a while. She likes words. And tea. And you. Yes, you.

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