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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

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend That She Smells Bad?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 21, 2014
Hi Auntie! I have a friend, "D." D is a genius, witty, and someone I have known forever. I don't know exactly what her home life is like, but I do know that she gets absolutely no attention at home, no help with anything. Once, we... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend That She Smells Bad?
ATTENTION FRED WEASLEYS! We Want Sparkler Writing That Will Laugh Us to Death

ATTENTION FRED WEASLEYS! We Want Sparkler Writing That Will Laugh Us to Death

By SparkLifeOctober 21, 2014
GATHER ALL YE ROUND FOR AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! CEASE TILLING THE FIELDS. BE NO LONGER RUNNING THE MAZE. ARREST YOUR BASKETRY AND PUT DOWN THAT MUG OF BUTTERBEER. SparkLife is looking for tiny Oscar Wilde/Nearly Headless Nick hybrids to pen majestic posts about life, the universe and... More  →

The Trees Thank You for Your Environmentalism

By Erik BergstromOctober 21, 2014
Trees, as you know, can be reticent. Even as their forests as being set alight, they will sometimes retire to councils that last days, achieving nothing. Today presents the rare day that trees come forward to thank you for your environmentalism; for saving paper; for recycl More  →
The Trees Thank You for Your Environmentalism

20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 21, 2014
Have you seen that beautiful thing that happened on Instagram? Our own TSwift reached out to bullied fan, writing her a heartwarming letter expressing sympathy and encouragement. Taylor was bullied in junior high, and her experience gave her empathy for her fan. There are More  →
20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped