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How Adorable Is this Real-Life Version of the House from Up?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 29, 2014
True story: when we saw the 2009 Pixar film Up, the only thing we felt inspired to do afterward was cry into our breakfast cereal for a solid hour and then spend the next three weeks fruitlessly trying to teach our dog to talk. So ... More  →
How Adorable Is this Real-Life Version of the House from <i>Up</i>?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Hooked Up with My Friend, Now He's Being Distant

By kat_rosenfieldApril 28, 2014
Dear Auntie, I'm a junior in college, and I spent the night with my best friend last weekend, and now he's being distant. I don't really know what to do. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, or if he got bored with me, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Hooked Up with My Friend, Now He's Being Distant

Auntie SparkNotes: I Like This Guy, but I Shouldn't

By kat_rosenfieldApril 25, 2014
Auntie, I am a senior in high school and I've been home-schooled my entire life. I just got out of a long-term relationship with my ex-boyfriend in the beginning of March. I was the one who ended things. I've been trying to move on, and he's ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Like This Guy, but I Shouldn't

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm a Secret Smoker

By kat_rosenfieldApril 24, 2014
Hi Auntie Sparknotes! I was reading your column the other day about a "good girl friend with a secret sex life" and it made me think a lot about my current situation. I happen to be the "good girl friend with the secret weed life." Last year, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm a Secret Smoker

Worst Pamphlet Ever Instructs Kids To Enable Bullies

By kat_rosenfieldApril 23, 2014
If there were a prize for the worst bullying awareness backfire in history, it would be officially awarded, forever, to Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska. Last week, a group of unsuspecting Zeman fifth graders were sent home with a list of instructions detailing proper ... More  →
Worst Pamphlet Ever Instructs Kids To Enable Bullies

Auntie SparkNotes: Is "Being Yourself" Really The Best Idea?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 22, 2014
Hey Auntie, A lot of our culture these days screams "Be yourself, don't be someone you aren't, do you." However, I feel like I might have gotten too comfortable with this. I'm a really independent person, and I love being unique. Sometimes, though, I start to think, ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is

Auntie SparkNotes: I Think Tattoos Are Bad, But My Boyfriend Wants One

By kat_rosenfieldApril 21, 2014
Hey there Auntie! I have a question for you, regarding tattoos and people. So my boyfriend, who I've been officially dating for the past six months and who is my best friend, has been intent on looking into getting a tattoo for his 17th birthday. I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Think Tattoos Are Bad, But My Boyfriend Wants One

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Parents That My Roommate Is Gay?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 18, 2014
Dear Auntie, This is going to be a rather delicate topic, so bear with me. The most important thing to know before going into this is that I'm from a very religious family. I'm very happy being religious, and I think I can consider myself pretty ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Parents That My Roommate Is Gay?

The 8 Alter-Egos of Katniss Everdeen

By kat_rosenfieldApril 18, 2014
Katniss Everdeen, the Girl on Fire, and the reigning champion of the 74th Annual (and final!) Hunger Games. But we bet you've never been introduced to... More  →
The 8 Alter-Egos of Katniss Everdeen

Auntie SparkNotes: Why Should I Shave My Armpits?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 17, 2014
Hi Auntie! The problem I'm actually asking you about is kind of silly. It's been a really big problem for me, especially this year as the temperature gets warmer. Should I shave my arm and leg hair? Seriously, this is a problem! I don't want to shave ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Why Should I Shave My Armpits?
About the Author
kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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