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6 Fireworks You Probably Won't See This Summer

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 7, 2014
America really upped its game this Fourth of July! If you weren't standing out watching tax dollars burst and bang in the sky, here are some FANCY NEW FIREWORKS you might have missed... More  →
6 Fireworks You Probably Won't See This Summer
Taylor Swift Wins the Fourth of July; Is Best American

Taylor Swift Wins the Fourth of July; Is Best American

By Janet ManleyJuly 7, 2014
HOW WAS EVERYONE'S FOURTH OF JULY?!Mine was good! I tried to make it as American as possible: We went on a road trip, and ended up accidentally running over a dead skunk (French?) while Chariots of Fire (British) played on the radio, before setting up camp and barbecuing Mex More  →

Hong Kong and China Are Not Besties Right Now... Why?

By H. Alan ScottJuly 7, 2014

China is an anomaly. It’s advanced in many respects, with great wealth and an incredibly powerful upper-middle class, but it’s also a Communist country that limits the freedoms of its people and harbors immense poverty. Things that you might take for granted like access

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Hong Kong and China Are Not Besties Right Now... Why?

Jellyfishmageddon Is Here: Six Ways to Deal!

By Rebecca Jane StokesJuly 7, 2014
If you're anything like us, you already spend a considerable amount of your waking life shaking your fists at the heaven and bellowing "CURSE YOU CLIMATE CHANGE" pausing only to take a sip of repurposed water* from the coconut you have fashioned into a canteen.... More  →
Jellyfishmageddon Is Here: Six Ways to Deal!

What's Your Sherlock Name?

By Sydney ScottJuly 7, 2014
ATTENTION SHERLOCKIANS! SERIES 4 IS CONFIRMED FOR THREE EPISODES AND A SPECIAL. I REPEAT, SERIES 4 IS CONFIRMED! ASDFGHJKL JUST YAAAAASSS. *momentary pause so we can all stop hyperventilating* But there is a bit of bad-yet-not-at-all-surprising news: Filming won't begin on... More  →
What's Your Sherlock Name?

The Friday Awards: Inception

By Emily BrownJuly 4, 2014

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, American Sparklers! And if you’re not American, there’s still cause to celebrate because it’s SIDEWALK EGG FRYING DAY! Trust me, people do it.

Last week’s challenge reeled in a robust number of winners,... More  →

The Friday Awards: Inception

The WEIRDEST Places to Take a Road Trip!

By Andrew TavinJuly 4, 2014
It's summertime, and you know what that means! ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDD TRRRIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPPP! Sorry! We got stuck for a moment there. You probably already know about all of the classic road trip destinations like the Grand Canyon and.. More  →
The WEIRDEST Places to Take a Road Trip!

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Get Back the Friends Who Were Stolen from Me?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 3, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have a problem I hope you can help me with (original, I know). It centers around my university accommodation—I live in an on campus flat of five. So there are three of us (me, Leanne and Kitty) that lived together last year and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Get Back the Friends Who Were Stolen from Me?

10 Ways To Make the Most of Your Fourth With a Few Friends

By Bailey_SwilleyJuly 3, 2014
So maybe you're not going to an all-out rager for Independence Day (because they have those, right?). That's okay—there’s a lot of spar-spangled fun to be had in small groups. Just read this activity list and everything will be (Yankee Doodle) dandy! After all, it... More  →
10 Ways To Make the Most of Your Fourth With a Few Friends

Relfies!

By Aislinn ShevlinJuly 3, 2014
What are SparkLife-approved celebs up to and who’s engaged? Read this week’s celeb Twitter slideshow to find out. More  →
Relfies!