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The Only Guide You Need to Survive the First Day of School

By Kate Allan and Chelsea DaggerSeptember 2, 2016
Unless your first name is Granger and your last name is Danger, odds are that you’re not super excited to head back to school. The first day can be a bit like the Hunger Games, in that you're terrified, your abrasive mentor has zero advice to offer, everyone hates yo More  →
The Only Guide You Need to Survive the First Day of School

I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

By Maura Barry-GarlandSeptember 1, 2016
Leaving home for the first time is never easy, but it's particularly difficult when you're lugging a futon across state lines and saying goodbye to your parents till Christmas. I grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, and went to school in New York City, two cities that... More  →
I Went to College 3,000 Miles Away From Home & I Lived to Tell the Tale

Old Presidential Campaign Slogans Ranked in Order of How Utterly Hilarious They Are

By ElodieSeptember 1, 2016
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but there’s an election coming up. People will tell you that THIS IS IT, THIS IS THE ONE—that we’ve finally reached peak election insanity and it's all coming to a head this November. But these people haven't been studying... More  →
Old Presidential Campaign Slogans Ranked in Order of How Utterly Hilarious They Are

Auntie SparkNotes: I Feel Like This Guy Led Me On

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 31, 2016
Hi Auntie, I'm so torn up. I was really into this guy and all my friends totally thought he was into me so I asked him out. He said yes but then he had to cancel on me for his sports and I didn't reschedule because I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Feel Like This Guy Led Me On

We Illustrated the 9 Best Hamilton Lyrics & They Are UH-MAZING

By Klara Steeves and Steffi LynnAugust 31, 2016
Saying that we're obsessed with Hamilton would be like saying that Harry Potter had messy hair—in other words, a MASSIVE understatement (his irredeemable bedhead basically restored Voldemort to power). We've been wearing purple velvet pantaloons and challenging strangers t More  →
We Illustrated the 9 Best <em>Hamilton</em> Lyrics & They Are UH-MAZING

Auntie SparkNotes: Things Not to Say to a Sad Person

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 29, 2016
Dear Auntie, I've been to my fair share of funerals. Heck, after losing my dad, I was one of the main parties. As such, there are a lot of things people say that are not helpful. Examples include "It's all part of His Plan," and "He/she's... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Things Not to Say to a Sad Person

How I (Finally) Learned to Love My Body

By Kelly HoffmacherAugust 29, 2016
Oh, it took years and years for me to even say it, let alone feel it, but: I love my body. Just as it is, too. I’m just a regular person with a regular (as far as that term goes) body. I’m also a person with high self-esteem... More  →
How I (Finally) Learned to Love My Body

Auntie SparkNotes: Do I Have to Go to a Homophobe's Wedding?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 24, 2016
Hi Auntie, I'll start by stating the obvious: I'm a lesbian. I've never been really ashamed of my orientation, and I'm fairly open about being gay as well as my stance on gay politics on Facebook. My cousin has been dating a preacher for about three years,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Do I Have to Go to a Homophobe's Wedding?

Genius Tattoo Ideas for BFFs

By Elliana EsquivelAugust 24, 2016
It's hard to commit to a tattoo idea, especially when there are two or more people involved in the decision. That's why we asked our dazzling illustrator Elliana Esquivel to draw up five ideas that we would seriously consider getting (conspicuously) inked. Scrollllll, and then check out Elle's Instagram and... More  →
Genius Tattoo Ideas for BFFs

What Going Back to School Is Like, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieAugust 23, 2016
School is starting and inspiring in us all an emotion generally known as "ugh." Shakespeare knows what that's about. Dude may be dead and buried, but the ensepulchered bard went to grammar school in his time, and odds are he hated every minute of it. How do I... More  →
What Going Back to School Is Like, According to Shakespeare