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Auntie SparkNotes: Everyone's Just Going to Leave Me So Why Even Bother

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 23, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have a problem. Two, actually. First off, a lot of my friends think I'm depressed. So, I'm a junior in high school, and a bit of an introvert (okay, that's a SLIGHT understatement). I like people but I don't really talk much. The... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Everyone's Just Going to Leave Me So Why Even Bother

Common Freshmen Mistakes You Want to Avoid

By Anthony DeVitoOctober 23, 2014
Where do I sit? Should I raise my arm in class? Should I eat, just generally at all? Navigating your way through freshman year of high school can be difficult. Take it from a three-time upperclassman, you want to avoid these common freshie mistakes. Don’t throw... More  →
Common Freshmen Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Halloween Candy Fails

By Marty AllenOctober 23, 2014
You've worked hard building an Optimus Prime costume out of cereal boxes, and frankly you can be a bit choosy about which Halloween candy you accept this year. The following candy fails are all ones you should leave in the pumpkin bucket. More  →
Halloween Candy Fails

The Creepy Picture: A True Tale of Terror

By Andrew TavinOctober 23, 2014
I always used to enjoy staying ay my Bubbie's (Yiddish for grandmother) house in New Jersey. Our cousins would often come over, and we would head downstairs to the basement to make up all sorts of games with the random assortment of blocks and balls... More  →
The Creepy Picture: A True Tale of Terror

Da Newz: The Ottawa Shooting, Islamic State, and Terrorism in General

By H. Alan ScottOctober 23, 2014
Da Newz is a weekly current events vlog brought to you by SparkNotes and hosted by H. Alan Scott, who is like a Brian Williams for smart people, but with even better hair. Today, he discusses the aftermath of yesterday's attack on the Canadian Parliament,... More  →
Da Newz: The Ottawa Shooting, Islamic State, and Terrorism in General

Auntie SparkNotes: Was I Wrong to Hide My Relationship?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 22, 2014
Hey Auntie, My question today is something that's been on my mind for a while, and I would really like some adult perspective on it (that does not belong to the adults I call Mom and Dad). Back last November when I was a high school freshman,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Was I Wrong to Hide My Relationship?

Need a Last-Minute Halloween Look? Allison Emm & Lucero Have You Covered!

By SparkLifeOctober 22, 2014
LET US GUESS: You're currently knee-deep in the world's fiercest panic attack, because Halloween is 3 seconds away and YOU STILL DON'T HAVE A COSTUME. WORRY NOT, hyperventilating buttskis, for we have your solution: 27 of the greatest, creepiest, cutest, and MOST GENIUS beau More  →
Need a Last-Minute Halloween Look? Allison Emm & Lucero Have You Covered!

8 Things John Mayer Taught Me About Life

By AddisonOctober 22, 2014
John Mayer is my all-time favorite musician, even if he doesn't always let his duet partners do much of the singing. Sure, he went through a dark period of supremely wide-legged pants and sure, sometimes he looks like he's... More  →
8 Things John Mayer Taught Me About Life

7 Punny Mash-Up Costumes to Turn Up Your Halloween

By Eric GrundhauserOctober 22, 2014
Jerry Potter (Harry Potter from everything and Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld) Harry Potter made magic with his wands but Jerry Seinfeld made magic with his words and eternal reruns. Mash these two media powerhouses together and you have more power in one costume than all th More  →
7 Punny Mash-Up Costumes to Turn Up Your Halloween

What If You Didn't Wake Up Like This? We Uncover the Ugly Side of the "Natural Beauty" Trend

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 22, 2014
When we first saw that #iwokeuplikethis selfies were eclipsing shirtless Finnick Odair as the hottest thing on the interwebs, we at SparkLife put on our party hats and did an elaborate series of hip thrusts. Hooray for celebrating our big, wide... More  →
What If You <em>Didn't</em> Wake Up Like This? We Uncover the Ugly Side of the