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Can Nerds Reinvent Themselves for College?

By Emily WinterFebruary 18, 2009
We at SparkNotes know real college prep can't be taught in a 6-week Kaplan course, at least for some high schoolers. ...And by "some" we mean "nerds." If you've ever fantasized about reinventing your frizz-headed, unfashionable self into a College Franken-Beauty (Think Jessica Alba meets Jessica Simpson ... More  →

And the Saddest Valentine Award Goes To...

By Emily WinterFebruary 13, 2009
Buck up, you broke and lonely lust puppies: Turns out you won't be the one to have the WORST VALENTINE'S DAY IN THE WORLD, after all. But these five people will! 5. A-Rod the 'Roidster. Okay, did anyone really think baseball's most famous bod wasn't on ... More  →

What A College Tour Guide Is Really Saying

By Emily WinterFebruary 11, 2009
College tour guides are a unique breed of totally cute, optimistic, and spunky. ...Because they're paid to be that way. Luckily, we at Sparklife happen to know plenty of campus guides—and the clever euphemisms they use to describe their schools. Here's the list you'll need for all ... More  →

Love, Thongs, and the Art of 25 Things

By Emily WinterFebruary 9, 2009
Happy Monday! I promise, there’s cause to celebrate. It’s a new week, which means we’ve officially started the backlash to the backlash against Facebook’s 25 Things. Now you can publicly go back to liking it…and this is a good thing, really. What's special about Facebook's 25 ... More  →