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Almost-Free Image Makeover

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 14, 2010
At some point, everyone has an inner monologue that goes something like this: "Welp, I blew it. I'm never gonna live down [embarrassing incident]. Even if people forget [public clumsiness debacle], they'll never let go of [humiliating wardrobe disaster]. I wish I could just crawl under ... More  →
Almost-Free Image Makeover

Moneymaking Schemes

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 12, 2010
Most high school students are not exactly swimming in spare cash (in a giant vault, a la Scrooge McDuck), but that doesn't mean you can't be. Do you have any idea how many successful entrepreneurs got their start in high school? Well, we don't, but ... More  →
Moneymaking Schemes

How to Stop Yourself From Crying in Public

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 8, 2010
Let's get this out of the way first: there are plenty of situations in which it's entirely fine to cry in public. When you're moving away from home, bring tissues, because someone's gonna cry (although it will probably be your mom). If you're watching basically ... More  →
How to Stop Yourself From Crying in Public

What's Your Responsibility Quotient?

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 7, 2010
Everyone's always telling you about how you need to be responsible, but responsible for what? Crumbling infrastructure in Latvia? Probably not, but maybe! Anyway, here is a Responsibility Test. Choose the answer that corresponds most closely to your behavior, then add up your score to find ... More  →
What's Your Responsibility Quotient?

Jon's High School Life

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 4, 2010
We sent our Sploggers a list of questions about their high school selves, and the answers will SHOCK you. Well, maybe not SHOCK, but emotionally tase you. Or something. —Sparkitors Were you funny? No. Unless you're asking if I was funny unintentionally, like because I was ... More  →
Jon's High School Life

How To Take Arty Self-Portraits

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 28, 2010
Whether it's for a yearbook photo or as a Facebook expression of your inner artistry, many of you will want to demonstrate your creativity with arty photos of yourselves. This is normal. Be careful, though; today's clever idea is tomorrow's embarrassment. Here are some approaches ... More  →
How To Take Arty Self-Portraits

What's Your School's Academic Atmosphere?

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 23, 2010
Some journalists who don't like things recently came to the conclusion that students are lazy and bad, because everybody hates learning, so there you have it. Go home and quit trying, lazy students! Kidding! You have not actually ruined everything. In fact, you're here, at a ... More  →
What's Your School's Academic Atmosphere?

Build Your Catastrophe Kit!

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 21, 2010
Look, you know how high school is. At some point, everything that can possibly go wrong will go wrong, all at once, and then some new things will get invented, just so that they can also go wrong. Your bumbling substitute physics teacher will accidentally ... More  →
Build Your Catastrophe Kit!

When Your Best Friend's Friend Is Terrible

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 16, 2010
By all social logic, you and your best friend's other friends should be instant soulmates. It's your basic Transitive Property (of Friending), and surely you can apply all the math rules you're learning to the intricacies of life, or else what is math good for, ... More  →
When Your Best Friend's Friend Is Terrible

A Guide to (Mostly Legal) Cheap Exercise

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 9, 2010
Getting into shape is not easy. It's a sweaty, unpleasant ordeal of celery and running and misery, and the only people who make it look glamorous are the treadmill-joggers you see sprinting toward hotness as you pass by that sleek late-night gym/club. But then you ... More  →