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Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Be Perfect So I'm Just Giving Up

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 4, 2015
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I've always had anxiety problems, and my anxious side is always trying to convince my that I have something wrong with me, from cancer to schizophrenia. But lately I've realized that I actually do have perfectionism, I feel horrible if I just miss... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Be Perfect So I'm Just Giving Up

CALLING ALL WIZARDS AND/OR SPARKLERS: What Would YOUR Horcrux Be?

By ElodieFebruary 4, 2015
For the purposes of this post, let's set aside the fact that Horcruxes are mechanisms of EVIL and DESTRUCTION, and let's instead talk about which family heirlooms/ancient relics/killer diaries we'd be shoving our souls into. We all like to think we'd make better decisions than... More  →
CALLING ALL WIZARDS AND/OR SPARKLERS: What Would YOUR Horcrux Be?
Maslow's Hierarchy of Cat Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Cat Needs

By Emily BrownFebruary 4, 2015

At their most basic, your goals in life probably look something like this: 1) have functioning lungs/heart, 2) eat some pancakes from time to time (to fuel lungs/heart), 3) have a friend (minimum one), 4) not show up to school completely naked ever, and

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Auntie SparkNotes: I Have Depression and My Family Is in an Uproar

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 3, 2015
Hi there, Auntie! I'm in a quandary! I suffer from treatment resistant depression and was hospitalized quite awhile back. My parents had planned to visit my older brother and his family during the time I was hospitalized and cancelled their trip. My brother's wife was (and... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Have Depression and My Family Is in an Uproar

What Your Valentine's Day Plans Say About Your Future Love Life

By Katherine MollyFebruary 3, 2015
If you're a Shakespeare scholar (or have heard of a guy named John Green), you know that "the fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves." In other words, is it we, mere mortals, who determine our lives and our romantic... More  →
What Your Valentine's Day Plans Say About Your Future Love Life

GET OUT YOUR HAM SUITS, There Is Going to Be a To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel!

By Janet ManleyFebruary 3, 2015
We are WELL AND TRULY LICKED at the news that Harper Collins is publishing a sequel to our favorite, favorite, favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird, and it is all we can do not to run through town screaming in our grubby... More  →
GET OUT YOUR HAM SUITS, There Is Going to Be a <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i> Sequel!

We Have Investigated the Young Ring-Bearer and Must Inform You That Dark Times Are Coming

By Ashley Brooke RobertsFebruary 3, 2015
THE TIME OF ELVES IS PAST, AND THE TIME OF MAN WILL BE FRAUGHT WITH TERROR. A fourth-grader in West Texas was suspended last week for allegedly possessing the One Ring to Rule them All (Etsy listing for the One Ring: "the most sought-after piece of... More  →
We Have Investigated the Young Ring-Bearer and Must Inform You That Dark Times Are Coming

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Keep Dating This Guy If He's Not "Husband Material"?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 2, 2015
Hi Auntie Sparknotes, How are you doing? For the sake of time (and your eyeballs), I'll make this somewhat short. The main question is: should I continue to date my boyfriend if I'm not sure I want to marry him in the future? I'm not sure... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Keep Dating This Guy If He's Not

Valentines from Mythical Creatures

By andrew joanisFebruary 2, 2015
What lives in a lake, is rarely seen, and has seen men turn mad chasing down a myth? THE PERFECT VALENTINE'S DAY DATE.We're not saying that there is no such thing as a perfect Valentine's date; we're just saying you could spend your entire life waiting in your dinghy to fi More  →
Valentines from Mythical Creatures