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Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Tired of Depression Talk

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 27, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I don't really know if you'll be able to help me with this, I just want to vent to someone. And the fact that I don't know you makes this easier. Because I feel really bad about it. I don't like hearing about my... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Tired of Depression Talk

How Awkward Are You?

By Andrew TavinJanuary 27, 2017
This quiz has been prepared by the greatest awkwardologists in the field. Begin whenever you're not ready. This quiz was originally published in June 2016... More  →
How Awkward Are You?

The Awkwardest Awkwardness Vlog: PART 1

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 26, 2017
It's Throwback Thursday, so we cracked open the SparkLife vault and dusted this baby off for ya. You're welcome and/or WE'RE SORRY.  As one of the country's—nay, the world's—foremost expert on all things awkward, I wanted to share some of my personal experiences with awkwardness on today's vlog.... More  →
The Awkwardest Awkwardness Vlog: PART 1

Auntie SparkNotes: The Privileges of Postmodern Crushing

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 25, 2017
Hi Auntie, I'm a working-class brown queer ciswoman in a predominantly rich white school. I've only been physically intimate with and dated men of color before, and then a white guy showed interest in me for the first time, in November. He's rural poor and has... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Privileges of Postmodern Crushing

Snapchats from Hogwarts

By ElodieJanuary 24, 2017
You know what's cool? Magic. Spell-casting. Dragons. You know what's less cool? Snapchat, if you're a loser like me. I live a very dull life, so when all the world's non-losers send me snaps of their hooligan parties, I am forced to respond with poorly lit selfies in bed More  →
Snapchats from Hogwarts
DAYUM GIRL, LOOKIN' GOOD: 10 Mantras About Self-Love, Body Positivity, and Confidence

DAYUM GIRL, LOOKIN' GOOD: 10 Mantras About Self-Love, Body Positivity, and Confidence

By Kate AllanJanuary 24, 2017
The spectacular Kate Allan is our go-to when we need to feel good about ourselves; after all, she's the genius mind behind these hot dudes giving the best compliments ever, these how-to-be-a-badass tips from Hunger Games victor Johanna Mason, and one of our favorite slidesho More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Come Out to My Homophobic Family?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 23, 2017
Dear Auntie, I don't know who else to get advice from, so I saw this section on Sparknotes and thought I might give it a try. Ever since I was young I have known that I was different. In elementary school I would find girls and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Come Out to My Homophobic Family?

The Flirt Test

By Kurt HarrogateJanuary 23, 2017
"Do you like Billie Holiday?" "I love him." This quiz was originally published in May 2016... More  →
The Flirt Test

Dating With Science: Guys Prefer Compatibility To Hotness

By Jon_SkindzierJanuary 20, 2017
Science Fact: Men think they value attractiveness over other positive traits, but personality is more important to them than they realize. Explanation: It often seems like physical attractiveness is the most important thing in the world. Already-beautiful women can only More  →
Dating With Science: Guys Prefer Compatibility To Hotness

Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Best Way Out of This Relationship?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 18, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am a high school junior and I have had a boyfriend for about a year and a half now. At first the relationship was amazing and we were together almost all of the time. Both of us have depression and we would talk... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: What's the Best Way Out of This Relationship?