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PSA: What You Need to Know About "Affirmative Consent" at College

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 22, 2016
If you're headed to college, you've probably been hearing a lot about the importance of consent—and especially about how uncomplicated it is. Simply put, consent means that in any sexual scenario, both participants (or all three or four or seventeen of you) should... More  →
PSA: What You Need to Know About "Affirmative Consent" at College

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Passive with My Racist Facebook Friend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 19, 2016
Hey Auntie SparkNotes, This is something that has been bugging me for a while, and no matter how much time I spend mulling it over, I can't seem to come up with a satisfactory answer. Advice please? I am friends with a classmate on Facebook, who... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I Too Passive with My Racist Facebook Friend?

The 10 Most Objectively Perfect Scenes in the History of Cinema

By ElodieAugust 19, 2016
And before you say anything, yes, the Twilight baseball scene is on here. Look, cinema is a fluid and complex medium and it takes years to hone the craft. And I think if there’s one thing we can all agree on in this ruined world, it’s that... More  →
The 10 Most Objectively Perfect Scenes in the History of Cinema

Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Stay in Touch With My Mom's Ex-Boyfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 17, 2016
Dear Auntie, So, to preface this question, some background: my dad passed away when I was three, so I come from a single-parent household. My mother, who I love, has dated a few people over the course of my life (I am 18). When I was starting... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Can I Stay in Touch With My Mom's Ex-Boyfriend?

Here's How Far Along You Are with Your Summer Reading Assignments, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

By Maura Barry-Garland and Steffi LynnAugust 16, 2016
Summer's coming to a swift and grievous end, which isn't a surprise but still makes me feel like I’m confronting some harsh truths. Where did summer go? Is this just how time works? Has it always worked like this? Was anyone going to tell me? It's in... More  →
Here's How Far Along You Are with Your Summer Reading Assignments, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

We Ditched Our Makeup for 24 Hours & Hardly Any of Us Died As a Result

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 16, 2016
We here at SparkLife are committed to bringing you cutting-edge journalism of the finest caliber, and nothing—not fear, nor exhaustion, nor the inevitability of defeat—will keep us from that mission. So it goes without saying that when we were first presented... More  →
We Ditched Our Makeup for 24 Hours & Hardly Any of Us Died As a Result

Auntie SparkNotes: Living With My Bigoted Family Is Driving Me Nuts

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 15, 2016
Dear Auntie, I’m 22, still live with my family, and hate going to church. I’m not an atheist or an agnostic, but my spiritual views do not conform to the intolerance spewed by the priest every weekend. I am also bisexual, a fact known to everyone... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Living With My Bigoted Family Is Driving Me Nuts

How to Enter Our Textbook Sweepstakes and Win at Life

By SparkLifeAugust 15, 2016

Don't get up off your flamingo pool lilo just yet, but know that school goes back IMMINENTLY. Like, it's almost time to towel-off.

Assuming you *don't* have a key to a secret vault filled with gold, that means you'll need to buy or... More  →

How to Enter Our Textbook Sweepstakes and Win at Life

How to Use Celebrities As Verbs

By Maddy AaronAugust 15, 2016
It's hard to keep up with all of the lingo that the cool kids are spouting these days. Luckily for you, we keep a running tab of all of the terms that hit the cultural zeitgeist, since we know they will ~eventually~ show up on your... More  →
How to Use Celebrities As Verbs

Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Slept with *Both* of My Roommates and I'm Furious

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 12, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have a group of friends. There's four of us, including myself, and we basically hang out with just each other. This is part of the problem, because everyone involved is part of the problem itself, so outside perspective would be great. So the four... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Girlfriend Slept with *Both* of My Roommates and I'm Furious