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WATCH: This Woman Is a Record-Breaking Ninja Warrior!

By Bailey_SwilleyJuly 17, 2014
NINJAS: You now have more motivation to hit the gym, besides looking good in your high-waisted two-piece this summer. You need to get training now if you want to CONQUER MT. MIDORIYAMA! (YouTube/UClipz) Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to attempt and... More  →
WATCH: This Woman Is a Record-Breaking Ninja Warrior!

Cute Dudes & Their Dogs: The Slideshow OF YOUR DREAMS

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 17, 2014
SPARKDARLINGS, thet time has come to cast aside your tired Peeta/Gale/Mr. Darcy/Finnick Odair/Benedict Cumberbatch daydreams and embrace a new batch of gentlemen! They're gorgeous, they're geeky, and best of all, they've got puppies. DROOL BUCKETS AT THE READY, BUTTSKIS! More  →
Cute Dudes & Their Dogs: The Slideshow OF YOUR DREAMS

What to Say After You Meet Someone Based on Their Name

By Andrew TavinJuly 17, 2014
Whenever someone new tells you their name, the human response is to: 1. Say something cringe-worthy ("Hi Anna, nice to meet you. mind if I call you banana? THIS IS GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP, BANANA"), and then 2. Instantly forget their name. This is a universal... More  →
What to Say After You Meet Someone Based on Their Name

What's Your Irish Name?

By Sydney ScottJuly 17, 2014
Dia dhuit, Sparklers! An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas? Umm... That's about the extent of my Irish-language knowledge. And I just learned it from a YouTube video a couple minutes ago. Although it looks like a bunch of difficult-to-learn gibberish... More  →
What's Your Irish Name?

Sparklers as Websites

By NinJas_are_MiJuly 17, 2014
Image reproduced with permission from the artist, elontirien (DeviantArt) On the July 7, 2014 Open Thread, the OT'ers discovered the interwebsseries, a tumblr dedicated to the personification of internet websites. Our very own TheDoctor212 found the picture above (again, courtesy of the interwebsseries) and we proceeded to... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Flirting With My Girlfriend. What Should I Do?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 16, 2014
Dear Auntie, My best friend, A, came out to me as bisexual, and told me that she had a crush on me. I had had a crush on her for a long time, and was thrilled. I told her this, and now we're dating. Everything was going... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Flirting With My Girlfriend. What Should I Do?

Eragon Fans! Christopher Paolini Gives the Goss on Inheritance and Being a Writerbot

By SparkLifeJuly 16, 2014
This post is cross-published from SparkNotes' BFF, the Barnes and Noble Book Blog. Writing the Inheritance Cycle was like training for and competing in the Olympics. For over twelve years, I spent nearly every waking moment working on, thinking about, or discussing the series. When... More  →
Eragon Fans! Christopher Paolini Gives the Goss on <i>Inheritance</i> and Being a Writerbot

Writer Wars: Two Sentence Horror Winners!

By reidfaylorJuly 16, 2014
This week's Writer Wars winner slideshow is a little different. Last week's prompt had everyone write two sentence horror stories, and since there were so many and they were so short, I decided to illustrate not one, not two, not even three, but four shorts. The Sparklers' More  →
Writer Wars: Two Sentence Horror Winners!

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Total Oy-Vey

By H. Alan ScottJuly 16, 2014

Israel to Palestine: You’ve been attacking us for years, now we’re retaliating.

Palestine to Israel: Whoa big guy, you’ve been treating us like crap forever—oh, and attacking us. p.s., you stole our land!

That’s pretty much what’s been going down, and it’s only getting

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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Total Oy-Vey

What It's Like to Move Away From Home

By Jason SaenzJuly 16, 2014
If you are about to head off to college, then you are about to embark on one of life's greatest adventures. The open road, your own dorm room, parties as far as the eye can see.  But that also means no parents. While that can... More  →
What It's Like to Move Away From Home