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Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Keep Shipping My Crush with Someone Else

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 1, 2016
Dear Auntie, It's my freshman year at high school, with only one month left of school. Last semester, this great guy (let's call him Jake) was my partner in a class project. We had a great time until he switched out to a different class in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Keep Shipping My Crush with Someone Else

Fictional 'Ships from Across Fandoms—Part 3!

By Maddy AaronJuly 1, 2016
First we gave you Part 1. Then we gave you Part 2. Now, we're giving you Part NINE THOUSAND AND EIGHTY SIX.JK, we're giving you Part 3, because numerically it just makes sense. Get ready to swoon and/or become enraged over 7 more pairs of your fave fictional characters, who More  →
Fictional 'Ships from Across Fandoms-Part 3!

Celebrate Fourth of July With These Hamilton Quotes

By Emily BrownJuly 1, 2016
What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with four quotes from Hams that best summarize the Continental Congress's breakup with King George? More  →
Celebrate Fourth of July With These <i>Hamilton</i> Quotes

Everything I Learned From Online Dating

By Kelly HoffmacherJune 30, 2016
Let me start off by saying that my BFF is a wedding planner in NYC. She says that more than half of her clients met online. More than half! The stigma around online dating has definitely faded a whole lot within the past few years,... More  →
Everything I Learned From Online Dating

Ben Franklin Live-Tweets the Signing of the Declaration of Independence

By Andrew TavinJune 30, 2016

I was taking my annual pre-Independence Day visit to the Library of Congress when I came across an amazing discovery in their archives...

WWBFD?

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Ben Franklin Live-Tweets the Signing of the Declaration of Independence

A Hamilton-Approved Fourth of July DIY

By Steffi LynnJune 30, 2016
(The only snack that isn't actually Hamilton-approved is macaroni and cheese.) Enjoy!   Directions: For details and photos, click here!... More  →
A Hamilton-Approved Fourth of July DIY

How To Play it Cool When You Run Into Your Ex

By Jon_SkindzierJune 30, 2016
You know the feeling: you're hanging out somewhere, you look across the room, and suddenly your stomach drops. You start to sweat. Your heart starts pounding. This is mostly because you have just eaten twelve tacos, but also, your ex is standing right there across the room. More  →
How To Play it Cool When You Run Into Your Ex

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Accused Me of Lying About My Gender Identity

By kat_rosenfieldJune 29, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm having a huge issue right now. I'm a trans male and super gay, but my parents don't like that and it's really unsafe for people like me in my school. Despite this, school was a bit of a safe place for me.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Accused Me of Lying About My Gender Identity

I Didn't Learn How to Eat Until I Started Lifting Weights

By Emma W.June 28, 2016
For most of life, I exercised only to burn calories. I ran recreationally, and, the few times I went to the gym, I'd use the elliptical. Did I want Michelle Obama triceps? Um, yes, absolutely. But I didn't seem to realize that triceps like that... More  →
I Didn't Learn How to Eat Until I Started Lifting Weights

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Want Me to Spy on My Sister

By kat_rosenfieldJune 27, 2016
Hi, Auntie. I have a sister, who I'll call Sarah. Sarah has been having troubles these past few years; she's been talking with strangers online, dating countless boys that she hides from my parents, and has been getting bad grades at school. She used to get... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Want Me to Spy on My Sister