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TELL US: What's the Most Ridiculous Thing You've Ever Cried About?

By Jessie GaynorDecember 1, 2015
Apparently, a lot of people cry on planes. Is it the altitude? The confinement? Is it because they show so many Pixar movies? Figure it out, nerds! (JK I love you, nerds. You're doing great work. Thank you again for iPhones.) I was on a plane ... More  →
TELL US: What's the Most Ridiculous Thing You've Ever Cried About?

TELL US: Your Best Joke

By Jessie GaynorNovember 12, 2015
My long-standing favorite joke gets a laugh nearly 100% of the time. Sometimes those laughs are genuine! At least as often, they are deeply uneasy. Both are valid responses! But I'm never going to stop telling it, no matter how many people slowly back away ... More  →
TELL US: Your Best Joke

TELL US: Who's Your Weirdest Crush?

By Jessie GaynorNovember 9, 2015
Based on some informal polling, having had a crush on the fox version of Robin Hood is pretty normal. Same goes for Snape (particularly as portrayed by Alan Rickman), the construction worker emoji, Tim Curry's character in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and ... More  →
TELL US: Who's Your Weirdest Crush?

QUIZ: What's Your SIGNATURE GIF

By Jessie GaynorOctober 23, 2015
The end of SparkLife's inaugural Gif Week is a bittersweet time. As we sit, chins-in-palms, reflecting on the glorious gifs that were, we can't help but wonder if we could have done more. After all, when Aristotle advised us to seek moderation in all things, ... More  →
QUIZ: What's Your SIGNATURE GIF

QUIZ: What Manner of Witch Are You?

By Jessie GaynorOctober 5, 2015
Look, you're a witch. That's a given. No shade; I'm a witch, too. I spend most my time knowing how to read and tricking people into eating Pop Rocks! Suffice it to say that if you've ever been taller than a man, you are definitely ... More  →
QUIZ: What Manner of Witch Are You?

Louisa May Alcott's Journals Offer Definitive Proof That She Was a Total Badass

By Jessie GaynorSeptember 30, 2015
Happy birthday to Little Women! Louisa May Alcott's novel—which has convinced generations of brats that revenge is a dish best served hot hot hot, on the ashes of a manuscript—was published on September 30, 1868. My first exposure to the beauty of Little Women was the 1994 film ... More  →
Louisa May Alcott's Journals Offer Definitive Proof That She Was a Total Badass

The New Mockingjay-Part 2 Trailer Demands: ARE YOU CRYING YET?

By Jessie GaynorSeptember 17, 2015
The newest trailer for Mockingjay—Part 2 hit the internet yesterday, to remind you that EVERYTHING IS AWFUL. (Spoilers to come, but honestly, the trailer pretty much does the job for us.) In one of the most aggressive instances of foreshadowing in trailer history, the emotional manipulation/marketing ... More  →
The New Mockingjay-Part 2 Trailer Demands: ARE YOU CRYING YET?

Hey, Unconscious Gender Bias! Quit Trying to Ruin Math for Girls

By Jessie GaynorSeptember 4, 2015
Look, we've all got unconscious biases. If you say you don't you're probably some kind of turtle. Because all turtles are liars. Okay, that one's a conscious bias, and I'm not sorry. A new study suggests that the unconscious biases of elementary school teachers may help ... More  →
Hey, Unconscious Gender Bias! Quit Trying to Ruin Math for Girls

Today is the Luckiest Day of the Year, Astrologically Speaking

By Jessie GaynorAugust 26, 2015
Today, August 26th, is basically the calendrical equivalent of Felix Felicis. According to Astrologist (...to the STARS!) Susan Miller, today is the day that "the Sun has [its] annual meeting with Jupiter, expanding all of Jupiter's good fortune!" No matter what your sign, Miller says, ... More  →
Today is the Luckiest Day of the Year, Astrologically Speaking

The New Mockingjay - Part 2 Banner Convinces Us

By Jessie GaynorAugust 25, 2015
The new Mockingjay - Part 2 poster (banner?) is not only making us HUNGRY with anticipation (or the two might be unrelated? Emotions are a great mystery!), it's also raising the stakes—HISTORICALLY. The powerful image of Katniss standing atop a fallen statue of (ex-) President Snow ... More  →
The New <i>Mockingjay - Part 2</i> Banner Convinces Us
About the Author
Jessie Gaynor

Jessie is a Sparkitor and poet who has written fan letters to both Christian Slater and Queen Elizabeth. Thanks, she'd love an omelette right about now!

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