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Dating With Science: Are Guys Threatened By Smart Girls?

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 20, 2016
Welcome back to Dating With Science, in which we illuminate the mysteries of romance using only the finest peer-reviewed science, and, occasionally, the spare science we dig out from between the couch cushions. Today's topic: girl brains, and whether or not boys find them t More  →
Dating With Science: Are Guys Threatened By Smart Girls?

If Alexander Hamilton Could Text

By ElodieJuly 19, 2016
If there's anything we've learned about Alexander Hamilton from one whole year of rap battles and choreographed dance numbers, it's that he had a lot to say. In fact, the man was so voluble that I'm surprised he doesn't rise from the grave every time anyone anywhere express More  →
If Alexander Hamilton Could Text

How to Meet Your Next S.O. Through Pokémon Go

By Kurt HarrogateJuly 19, 2016
A week ago I was in New York City, wandering the streets in search of Pidgeys and that elusive Tauros. When Pokémon Go came out, I expected it to be a cult hit—nostalgia-stricken millennials would certainly download it, but I didn't think the rest of... More  →
How to Meet Your Next S.O. Through Pokémon Go

Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Invited Another Girl to Prom

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 18, 2016
Dear Auntie, My school’s grad (or prom for non-Canadians) is at the end of the month and I was hoping that my boyfriend—let’s call him Brandon—and I (we've been dating for almost a year) would be each other's dates as a way of telling our respective... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Boyfriend Invited Another Girl to Prom

Anatomy of a Hamilton Fangirl

By SparkLifeJuly 18, 2016
Welcome back to our new series, Anatomy of a Fangirl! To see our previous installments, click here. This week, we tip our hats to fellow Hamilton fangirl Ruby Woods for this beautiful illustration.  This one goes out to all of you who... Think Laurens is one of the biggest... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Hamilton</i> Fangirl

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is Abusing His Girlfriend

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 15, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have a problem with a relationship that isn't mine. And I know, if it's not mine I should mind my own business, but I can't help wondering if some outside perspective would be helpful in this situation. Two of my best friends (let's call... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is Abusing His Girlfriend

Texts From Star Wars Characters

By Elliana EsquivelJuly 14, 2016
Look who learned to read... Still riding high on the Force after TFA? As a part of Get Pop Cultured, Barnes & Noble are hosting Star Wars events with cosplay, trivia, Star Wars bingo, coloring activities, and giveaways (while supplies last) at stores across the nation on F More  →
Texts From Star Wars Characters

What to Do With Your Life If You Still Don't Have a Clue

By Kalina CiokJuly 14, 2016
Does it seem like everyone and his grandmother wants to know what you’re doing with your life? I’ll bet it does. As you get older, that’s just something that happens. But what those people fail to realize is that when it comes to planning for... More  →
What to Do With Your Life If You Still Don't Have a Clue

Auntie SparkNotes: Dementia Has Turned My Grandmother Mean

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2016
Dear Auntie, My grandmother has dementia (a version of Alzheimers) and she lives with my family and I. We provide full time care for her but sometimes it seems like I'm the one who needs care simply because I can't mentally handle the things she says... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Dementia Has Turned My Grandmother Mean

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Scared of How Angry I Get

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 11, 2016
Dear Auntie, Last night, when my dad told me that I couldn't take my phone upstairs to my room, I got so angry that I ripped my headphones in half. In-freaking-half. I had a total "Hulk" moment and it scared the crap out of me. I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Scared of How Angry I Get