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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

The 10 Worst Things People Do During Finals

By Alicia ThomasDecember 13, 2013
We all have pet peeves. But during Finals Week, our hatred for minor offenses like slow-walking, lip-smacking and vocal fry increases exponentially. Here are a few of the majorly annoying things that people do during finals—think of thy neighbor! Chewing their gum loudly. I swear on Katniss's ... More  →
The 10 Worst Things People Do During Finals

10 Things You Are Only Allowed to Do in December

By Alicia ThomasDecember 12, 2013
All kinds of weird behavior hide behind the banner of "tradition"—the cheese-rolling festival in England, running naked but for fur down the streets of Breckenridge, CO, for Ullr Fest, being pelted by tomatoes by choice in Spain—but December is the standout for strange practices. Here are ... More  →
10 Things You Are Only Allowed to Do in December

What to Do When You and Your BFF Go to Different Schools

By Alicia ThomasDecember 11, 2013
Long-distance relationships can be rough. You know that part in Anchorman where everyone laughs at Champ for missing Ron so much? "I'm a mess without you," he weeps. "I miss being with you. I miss being near you. I miss your laugh! I miss your scent..." We laugh, ... More  →
What to Do When You and Your BFF Go to Different Schools