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Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Selfish Burden?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 27, 2017
Dear Auntie, Some of my close friends have just told me that they are tired of hearing about my problems and that I don't listen enough. They have said that my own sadness is brought on by myself, and that I want other people to fix... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Selfish Burden?

House Plants 101

By Paulina BasMarch 27, 2017
Apologies to T.S. Eliot, but I think we can all agree that March is the cruelest month. "First day of spring," PAH! March is the eternal tease. But while plants in the wild are still buried under a layer of tricky March frost, plants in your house are the best way to brigh More  →
House Plants 101

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Show People My Erotic Fanfiction

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 24, 2017
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, This may sound stupid, but I am very, very, very ashamed of writing fanfictions. I write about soccer and girl/girl relationships, and I'm very nervous that some of my friends may find out about it, think it's weird, etc. Most of my close... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want to Show People My Erotic Fanfiction

18 Questions I Have About Beauty and the Beast, As Someone Who Has Never Seen the Original

By ElodieMarch 24, 2017
I know, I know. Making it this far in life without ever having seen Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast is the worst thing I have ever done, including that time I put pineapple on my pizza on purpose just to see what all the... More  →
18 Questions I Have About <em>Beauty and the Beast</em>, As Someone Who Has Never Seen the Original

Auntie SparkNotes: Why Did He Really Break Up with Me?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 22, 2017
Hi Auntie, My boyfriend of about eight months and I recently broke up when he revealed to me that he wouldn't mind having sex with a guy and wasn't completely sure of his sexuality. He also said that he wasn't completely sure if he still wanted... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Why Did He Really Break Up with Me?

Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Are Slobs

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 20, 2017
Dear Auntie, I live with my dad, my sister, my brother-in-law, and my four-month old adorable nephew (I'm an auntie, too!). We all get along really well and are supporting each other through our tough financial situations. Right now my role in the house is kind... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Family Are Slobs

HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

By Lila SelleMarch 20, 2017
If you didn't catch Lila Selle's stunning SparkLife debut, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE. Get yourself over to this epic Harry Potter-themed slideshow post-haste—as soon as you're done drooling over her newest one, that is. This slideshow was originally publis More  →
HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Screaming at Me

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 17, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I love my sister (who we'll call V) very much, but she's been acting ridiculous lately and I don't know how to reason with her. It can be the smallest things (for example, my nine-year-old brother was writing a paragraph for his class.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Screaming at Me

How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

By Kurt HarrogateMarch 17, 2017
This post was originally published in April 2016 We've all been there: sitting in front of a blank word document, staring down the blinking cursor, a writing prompt and a couple pages of notes laid out on the desk. The first step to really starting a... More  →
How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

The DOs and DEFINITELY DON'Ts of Text Flirting

By Emily BrownMarch 16, 2017
Flirting is one among the many mysteries of the human condition. Where do you put your hands when someone whose mouth you wouldn't mind having on your own mouth is talking to you? Where do you look? At your hands that you don't know where to put? And how do you stop yourself More  →
The DOs and DEFINITELY DON'Ts of Text Flirting