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The Nine Skier Ability Levels

By ShivaniFebruary 18, 2014
You would expect that relatively sane people would write off the idea of strapping two thin, moderately flexible pieces of wood to their feet and hurtling down a hill at 30 mph as SERIOUSLY CRAY, and yet skiing is still one of the most popular ... More  →
The Nine Skier Ability Levels

The Most and Least Romantic Places in the World for a First Kiss

By ShivaniFebruary 6, 2014
When it comes to first kisses, people become strangely romantic. Even the most hardened cynic melts a little when hearing or recounting the story of young love and an awkward tongue tango. Trying to find the perfect first kiss scenario is like playing Clue, except ... More  →
The Most and Least Romantic Places in the World for a First Kiss

Life Skills We Learned From Ordering Pizza

By ShivaniJanuary 23, 2014
If the internet could rebuild the food pyramid, pizza would definitely become the foundation, if not the entire structure. It’s easy to wax poetic about the gooey, hot layers of cheese and sauce atop a perfectly crisp crust, and it’s only slightly harder to learn ... More  →
Life Skills We Learned From Ordering Pizza

How to Wear a Midriff Tank

By ShivaniJanuary 7, 2014
Miley Cyrus is onto something, guys. Tongue exposure and twerking scandals aside, this girl is killing it when it comes to fashion. She may not have started the crop-top trend, but she is responsible for making tummy flashing T-shirts look cool again. Once a staple ... More  →
How to Wear a Midriff Tank

How to Play with a Girl's Hair

By ShivaniJanuary 2, 2014
Playing with a girl’s hair is a nice excuse to get closer and maybe set yourself up for lots of kissing. It’s a simple and intimate way to show a girl you like her that won’t lead to clammy palms (but just might lead to a ... More  →
How to Play with a Girl's Hair

The Best of Shivani's 2013

By ShivaniDecember 20, 2013
Shivani is the inside, outside and overlap of all things college on SparkLife. It really seems like only yesterday I was mistakenly dating all my papers with the year 2012, when really that was January and 2013 is almost done.Between Miley Cyrus's antics and the upheaval in ... More  →
The Best of Shivani's 2013

9 Secrets of Great Leaders

By ShivaniDecember 10, 2013
From Dumbledore to Voldemort, the spectrum of powerful leaders covers a lot of territory. Real-life alphas like Indra Nooyi, Winston Churchill, and Abraham Lincoln show us that true greatness comes from strong leadership skills. College admissions teams, teachers, parents, and peers all value the ability ... More  →
9 Secrets of Great Leaders

The Most Excellent Grandparent Catchphrases

By ShivaniDecember 4, 2013
The holiday season is officially here, which means red cups at Starbucks, excellent shopping, and sweater weather. But the best part of the holidays isn’t found at the mall—it’s found at home. As cliché as that sounds, hanging out with extended family can be awesome. ... More  →
The Most Excellent Grandparent Catchphrases

A Standardized Scale for How Hard You're Shipping a Character

By ShivaniNovember 29, 2013
For those who don’t know, "shipping" is basically when you like the idea of two fictional characters being together. Their connection could be platonic but is more often made romantic. Deciding to while away math class thinking about the possibilities (Beetee and Wiress! Tris and ... More  →
A Standardized Scale for How Hard You're Shipping a Character

What Your Breakfast Says About Your Study Habits

By ShivaniNovember 26, 2013
Your personality—the very essence of your being—is really just a conglomeration of your habits, ticks, and reindeer beanies that people use to identify you. The way you decorate, dance and even breathe* all clue people in to the way you live and deal with the ... More  →
What Your Breakfast Says About Your Study Habits
About the Author
Shivani

Shivani is a blogger and college student living in Miami, Florida. She’s usually rocking a serious topknot and always trying to realize her life’s ambition of getting her own reality show. In her spare time she blogs about boys, school, and makeup on www.missaluru.wordpress.com. Follow her on Twitter @Shivani_Aluru.

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