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From Boy Who Lived to Man Who HND'd: Danny Radcliffe Tells All! (Some)

By Janet ManleyJuly 25, 2014
In case JK Rowling's latest fanfic about ancient family man Harry Potter didn't convince you, an interview with Elle will jolt you into accepting that Daniel Radcliffe is ALL GROWN UP NOW and free to put his lips wherever he wants. Danny Boy is set to ... More  →
From Boy Who Lived to Man Who HND'd: Danny Radcliffe Tells All! (Some)

THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: BOY ON A FARM

By Janet ManleyJuly 25, 2014
Janet has crushed on just about everything, from boys to rowing coaches to English teachers to ski patrollers to boys with mohawks to Jack Black to Nick Miller. At times, she has worried that her crushability might not have a limit. What next, she has worried, a ... More  →
THE CRUSH CHRONICLES: BOY ON A FARM

Commonwealth Games > Olympic Games Because Scottie Dogs!

By Janet ManleyJuly 24, 2014
America may have won its freedom from the British Crown in 1783, but in casting off the chains of unfair tariffs and gaining legislative autonomy, it gave up the opportunity to partake in the chummy, monarchic spectacle that is the Commonwealth Games every four years. And ... More  →
Commonwealth Games > Olympic Games Because Scottie Dogs!

If You Ever Meet Chris Pratt, Have Him Use His Tender Hands to Braid Your Hair

By Janet ManleyJuly 23, 2014
Chris Pratt might play a beefy intergalactic policeman (Peter Quill/Star Lord) in Guardians of the Galaxy, but beneath his busty leather pectorals lies a heart of marshmallow and puppy down. Strapped into a press chair for yet another interview about GotG with Entertainment Tonight, he looked a bit bored until ... More  →
If You Ever Meet Chris Pratt, Have Him Use His Tender Hands to Braid Your Hair
6 YA Books EVERY AUSSIE TEEN KNOWS That You Will Love

6 YA Books EVERY AUSSIE TEEN KNOWS That You Will Love

By Janet ManleyJuly 22, 2014
Not only do Australians not get thrown into lockers or have slushies thrown in their face during high school; they don't all trough their way through Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird and As I Lay Dying in pursuit of great SAT scores (we do, however, read a ... More  →

The 10 Most Outrageous Instagrams From One Direction's Zayn Malik

By Janet ManleyJuly 17, 2014
WE JUST FOUND OUT about Zayn's Instagram feed, and the direction at the SparkLife offices has taken a turn for the HOO BOY. Here are our top 10 favs from Zayn's feed. *deep breath* One Direction stand united on a stage, the Beatles of tight jeans (note: ... More  →
The 10 Most Outrageous Instagrams From One Direction's Zayn Malik

How to Be Cool: Then and Now

By Janet ManleyJuly 15, 2014
As you all should know, coolness is a complex phenomenon taking into account many variables; some set, and some over which you have some control. The groundbreaking mathematician Pythagoras actually quantified coolness in one of his early equations: The problem is no one in the mathematical ... More  →
How to Be Cool: Then and Now

Why I Don't Wear Pants

By Janet ManleyJuly 14, 2014
Skinny jeans came and went; the epoch of the jeggings rose and set; wide-leg jeans rose from the ashes of yesteryear's acid-wash jeans, but I remained unmoved. Harem pants hung low over our culture, high-waisted pants hoisted society up, but I strode on, unaffected, immune ... More  →
Why I Don't Wear Pants

Demi Lovato Speaks Out for Marriage Equality; Has Amazing Pink Hair

By Janet ManleyJuly 10, 2014
One of our favorite nineteen-ninety-two-eyans, sunbeam, singer, and former Disney property Demi Lovato, has joined the fight for marriage equality, recording a video for the Human Rights Campaign that urges you to sign a pledge here. My generation knows that it's wrong to tell two people in love ... More  →
Demi Lovato Speaks Out for Marriage Equality; Has Amazing Pink Hair
About the Author
Janet Manley

Janet's desk was moved into the hall for the duration of coursework on Roman numerals in grade four, and she cannot tell one Rocky from another to this day. Her spirit animal is a wombat, and she has not written a novel. Dauntless, Gryffindor, Mockingjay. She tweets @janetmanley

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