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25 Reasons You SHOULD Make Eye Contact

By Ricki HurtadoMarch 27, 2014
We played devil's advocate for the introverted people of the world in "25 Reasons You Should Not Make Eye Contact," and now it's time to look at why you should ENGAGE WITH THE WORLD (via your eyeballs). It's polite. Don't be rude.  It establishes authority. You're in ... More  →
25 Reasons You SHOULD Make Eye Contact

The 8 People You'll See on Valentine's Day

By Ricki HurtadoFebruary 14, 2014
Love is in the air, and it's clouding everyone's judgment. Valentine's Day makes people a little crazy...but some more than others. If you can see around all the pheremones, candy wrappers, and disappointed girlfriends clutching misshapen gas station teddy bears, you'll prob More  →
The 8 People You'll See on Valentine's Day

25 Reasons You Should Not Make Eye Contact

By Ricki HurtadoJanuary 23, 2014
  There might be free money on the ground. Making eye contact could literally cost you. You won't have to say "hi" to that guy. You know the guy, the annoying one who won't leave you alone? It's not considered rude if you don't see him. You would ... More  →
25 Reasons You Should Not Make Eye Contact

How NOT to Deal When Your House is Being Haunted

By Ricki HurtadoOctober 29, 2013
It's almost Halloween, which means that ghosts are currently, at this very moment, on their way to haunt your house. It's not a matter of debate: they are coming, whether you like it or not. But they only get this one day a year, so I ... More  →
How NOT to Deal When Your House is Being Haunted

If the Disney Princesses Went to College...

By Ricki HurtadoOctober 23, 2013
They've vanquished the villain, kissed the prince, and found happily ever after...but they've never been to college.Until now. Here's how 11 Disney princesses are faring in higher education. More  →
If the Disney Princesses Went to College...

SparkLife Poetry Club: Miracles

By Ricki HurtadoJuly 2, 2013
Oh my goodness, it's been a long time since the last Poetry Club! Where has the time gone? Now let's get this poetry train back on the track! This Week's Topic: Miracles You can write about one that's happened to you, what you think defines a "miracle," ... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Miracles

If the Disney Princesses Went to Hogwarts...

By Ricki HurtadoJune 25, 2013
...which house would they be sorted into? There are two sides to this debate: the pro-princess and the anti-princess. A princess-pessimist would simply place them into one of the less popular houses—Hufflepuff because they're nice but bland; Slytherin because of its bad More  →
If the Disney Princesses Went to Hogwarts...

SparkLife Poetry Club: Summer

By Ricki HurtadoJune 12, 2013
SUMMER IS HERE!!! Break out the water balloons, the barbeque pit, and the Doctor Who marathons, because we got three months to live, baby! Now as much as I would love to explore all the outside world has to offer me, today we're going to ... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Summer

Summer Swimsuits: Plus-Sized Edition

By Ricki HurtadoJune 11, 2013
Welcome to your summer guide to plus-sized swimsuits! Step right up, folks, because this year we have everything you need. Summer is the perfect excuse to show off your curves and gain plenty of confidence points—after months of hiding our hips under long pants, we ... More  →
Summer Swimsuits: Plus-Sized Edition

SparkLife Poetry Club: Teachers

By Ricki HurtadoMay 29, 2013
The school year is almost over! It's been a slog, Sparklers, but soon all your hard work will be rewarded with sunshine, swimming, sleeping in, and hours of The Sims 3. I am so excited for summer, but before we celebrate with crazy desserts, I ... More  →
SparkLife Poetry Club: Teachers