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HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

By Lila SelleMarch 20, 2017
If you didn't catch Lila Selle's stunning SparkLife debut, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE. Get yourself over to this epic Harry Potter-themed slideshow post-haste—as soon as you're done drooling over her newest one, that is. This slideshow was originally publis More  →
HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Screaming at Me

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 17, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I love my sister (who we'll call V) very much, but she's been acting ridiculous lately and I don't know how to reason with her. It can be the smallest things (for example, my nine-year-old brother was writing a paragraph for his class.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Screaming at Me

How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

By Kurt HarrogateMarch 17, 2017
This post was originally published in April 2016 We've all been there: sitting in front of a blank word document, staring down the blinking cursor, a writing prompt and a couple pages of notes laid out on the desk. The first step to really starting a... More  →
How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

The DOs and DEFINITELY DON'Ts of Text Flirting

By Emily BrownMarch 16, 2017
Flirting is one among the many mysteries of the human condition. Where do you put your hands when someone whose mouth you wouldn't mind having on your own mouth is talking to you? Where do you look? At your hands that you don't know where to put? And how do you stop yourself More  →
The DOs and DEFINITELY DON'Ts of Text Flirting

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Guilting Me About Finding a Job

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 15, 2017
Hi Auntie! Here's my situation: I'm 23, live with my parents, graduated from art school with an Industrial Design degree (which my parents paid for), and struggling to look for a full-time job. Ever since I moved home after I graduated last year in May, my parents,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Guilting Me About Finding a Job

8 Weirdly Specific Types of Friend That Everyone Has

By ElodieMarch 14, 2017
Before anyone calls me out on this most egregious lie, let me set the record straight: no, I don’t actually have eight friends. Not eight solid friends, anyway. I probably have four at most, and then something like twelve other people who don’t want me... More  →
8 Weirdly Specific Types of Friend That Everyone Has

The Harry Potter Movies, Ranked from Best to Worst

By ElodieMarch 14, 2017
The worst part about being alive is, inarguably, having to get out of bed every single morning. The best part is that sometimes we get out of bed to find that Warner Bros. has said, "Screw it, let’s just play the Harry Potter... More  →
The <em>Harry Potter</em> Movies, Ranked from Best to Worst

Auntie SparkNotes: I Broke Up Badly with My Friend-with-Benefits

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 13, 2017
Dear Auntie, I am writing to you because I have hurt my best friend deeply and I am unsure of how to repair the relationship. My best friend, who we will call Ben, and I were friends with benefits from the start of our friendship. I am... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Broke Up Badly with My Friend-with-Benefits

How to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

By Emily BrownMarch 13, 2017

Truth: If given the choice between eating at a restaurant alone and casually prancing into the hellscape of their nightmares, I'm going to guess 80% of society would choose the hellscape.

The taboo on doing things all by our lonesome makes me sad, guys. I partially blame the outcast/loner character trope,... More  →

How to Be Alone Without Being Lonely

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Make Friends at My New School?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 10, 2017
Dear Auntie, Recently I moved high schools. I am a freshman and transferred in in the second semester. Throughout my life I don't think I've ever had a solid group of friends, and I think I know the reason. When I was in elementary school, I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Make Friends at My New School?