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Tris Wins "Best Character" at the MTV Movie Awards, Dystopian Future Registers Tremors

By Janet ManleyApril 14, 2014
In the end, 9 million of you tweeted #votetris, leaving #votekatniss and #voteloki in the dust, and ushering in a new era of tattooed, leather-wearing heroism at the MTV Movie Awards. FWIW, you the Sparklers voted Katniss to a narrow victory in our... More  →
Tris Wins

Always a Celebrity Bridesmaid, Never a Celebrity Bride

By Janet ManleyApril 8, 2014
For those of you dying to see JLaw get married to cutie pie Nicholas Hoult (he will always be eleven, wearing a terrible beanie in my mind; see below), and also for those of you terrified that JLaw will MARRY THE WRONG GUY (i.e., before... More  →
Always a Celebrity Bridesmaid, Never a Celebrity Bride

Shake Up Your Tuesday With This Hip Hop Floor Routine

By Bailey_SwilleyApril 8, 2014
Feeling a little dull today? Dreading the rest of the week? Then, snap out of it. Seriously... wake up! If that sweet pep talk of ours didn't work, then you need to check out Louisiana State University Lloimincia Hall's amazing hip hop-inspired floor routine. The college... More  →
Shake Up Your Tuesday With This Hip Hop Floor Routine

The Top 21 Teen Anthems of All Time

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 4, 2014
No one makes a better anthem than a music group defending the sovereignty (or whatever) of teenagedom. From the '60s (as far back as YouTube will mostly allow us to go) to today, we've scoured the internets for the Greatest Teen Anthems of All Time—a mighty paean to anti-a More  →
The Top 21 Teen Anthems of All Time

Beauty Tips from the Winter Soldier Himself

By KathApril 4, 2014
Excited for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Wondering how to spruce yourself up for spring? Looking for ways to wreak havoc? When considering an everyday look for hunting down your former best fr—I mean for utterly destroying the helicarr—I mean getting into the country and bypassing Homeland... More  →
Beauty Tips from the Winter Soldier Himself

KATNISS vs. TRIS: You Must Decide!

By Ashley Brooke RobertsApril 3, 2014
It’s that time again! Allergies? Summer planning? Graduation? No, silly, it’s time to once again decide who our favorite female character is: Tris or Katniss? In the grand tradition that our parents faced, and their parents before him, we are couting down the days to... More  →
KATNISS vs. TRIS: You Must Decide!

The Worst Parental Ideas in Movie History

By Monique MadridApril 3, 2014
Movies can bring the whole family together and create memories that last a lifetime. However, they can also be an inspiration for stupid parenting ideas. Really, Footloose, you thought it was a good idea to ban dancing? What did you think would happen when you outlawed... More  →
The Worst Parental Ideas in Movie History

The "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Trailer Has Hardly Any Pizza in It

By Janet ManleyMarch 27, 2014
Strike that, it has NO PIZZA. Also, not enough party dudes. (Also not pictured: the SparkLife HQ building just south of the Empire State Building.) This is the writeup of the plot: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his... More  →
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15 Songs to Get You Out of the House

By Bailey_SwilleyMarch 24, 2014
Spring has sprung! But that doesn’t mean you have yet. Let this playlist take you from couch to countryside (or city streets or car with window down, whatever you want). Enjoy the fresh air with these fresh jams! Okay, now we want jam. “Girlfriend”... More  →
15 Songs to Get You Out of the House

Emily and Janet Gush About Divergent, Theo James, and Teen Dreams

By SparkLifeMarch 21, 2014
IT IS FINALLY HERE! Divergent is screening all over the nation! Sparkitors Emily and Janet took themselves off to see Divergent in big old theater, laden down with candy, popcorn, and teen romance hopes. Afterward, they gossiped about the movie while their coworkers said unsupportive things like, "I don't... More  →
Emily and Janet Gush About <i>Divergent</i>, Theo James, and Teen Dreams