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These Ridiculous Flow Charts Are the Best Part of Going Back to School

By reidfaylorAugust 22, 2017
These flow charts solve all your back-to-school problems, from what you should wear (a flame-retardant potato sack and a nice hat) to what your resolution for the year should be (implementing a "mandatory puppies in every classroom" rule should be EVERYONE's goal). Click thr More  →
These Ridiculous Flow Charts Are the Best Part of Going Back to School

9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness When You Go Off to College

By ElodieAugust 21, 2017
Going off to college is the rough equivalent of being pushed out of an airplane with no parachute. Now, it's true that I've never actually been pushed out of an airplane with no parachute, but that's not going to stop me from using this metaphor... More  →
9 Ways to Deal with Homesickness When You Go Off to College

Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 21, 2017
Auntie SparkNotes is off this week, so we are bringing you VINTAGE Auntie posts from the vault! Dear Auntie, This year, I'm going to a big public school. Last year, I was home schooled. Before that, I went to a small private school, so I'm not used... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: New Kid Nerves

Auntie SparkNotes: Did I Choose the Wrong College?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2017
Attention, Sparklers! Auntie will be on vacation until the end of August, but check back here on the usual schedule for fun, retro columns you might have missed the first time around. Dear Auntie, I am heading off to college in the fall, and for the most... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Did I Choose the Wrong College?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Greek Gods & Goddesses?

By Taylor NolesAugust 17, 2017
Get over here, mortal. Think you can hang with the deities? First, you gotta be able to tell me which god liked a nice glass of sauvignon blanc. Then we can talk about lightning bolts. ... More  →
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Greek Gods & Goddesses?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Set Boundaries with My Emotionally Unstable Friend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 16, 2017
Hello Auntie! I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place and need some help. One of my friends, let's call her M, and I had a VERY rocky friendship over the past couple years that has been sitting in a good place for the past... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Set Boundaries with My Emotionally Unstable Friend?