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25 Reasons to Celebrate November 30th

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 30, 2012
It’s the last day of the month. Use it wisely! Here are 25 reasons why today is the best day of the day. 1. The popularity of The Elf on the Shelf will never die. We here at SparkNotes wanted to tap into the... More  →
25 Reasons to Celebrate November 30th

These 5 Actors Would RUIN the New Star Wars

By Lisa BernierNovember 30, 2012
Recently Robert Pattinson has been trying to throw his hat in the ring to take a role in the new Star Wars movie. Now unless Disney decides to throw moody emo vampires into the plot (Disney, if you read this post, that is... More  →
These 5 Actors Would RUIN the New Star Wars

College Applications: Using Metaphors Effectively

By Valerie BurnNovember 30, 2012
Metaphors and similes are a part of any writer’s toolkit, and can transform a basic essay into a great story. However, it's easy to fall into clichés when you are first becoming comfortable with them. Clichés are phrases like “cold as ice” or “quiet as... More  →
College Applications: Using Metaphors Effectively

Let's Play Two Truths and a Lie (Lincoln Edition!)

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 29, 2012
Quick, tell me everything you know about President Abraham Lincoln OTHER than he rocked a top hat, grew up in a log cabin (Lincoln logs!), ended slavery, and "four score and seven years ago something something something..." Stumped? Then you need to see... More  →
Let's Play Two Truths and a Lie (Lincoln Edition!)

How to Turn Your Fingers Into Nerdy Nail Art!

By Vadim NewquistNovember 29, 2012
Yesterday, we showed you an amazing collection of fingernail art from Kayleigh O'Connor. Well, today she's back with two awesome tutorials on how to achieve her looks yourself, one inspired by Doctor Who, and another from one of the most stylish and creepy horror films of al More  →
How to Turn Your Fingers Into Nerdy Nail Art!

25 Reasons to Celebrate November 29th

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 29, 2012
All the things to make your day happy, in one easy to print out and frame list! 1. You may not have won last night’s Powerball jackpot, but you can still become a millionaire simply by working hard and/or inventing breakfast Doritos. 2. Bacon shaving... More  →
25 Reasons to Celebrate November 29th

Top 10 Greatest Geeky Gifts For the Holidays

By Celina DurginNovember 29, 2012
Yesterday we gave you some tips about what to get that geek in your life if you're low on dough. Today, however, we're featuring gifts that cost a tad more. Not much, mind you, but these are more than mere trinkets of your... More  →
Top 10 Greatest Geeky Gifts For the Holidays

Pros and Cons of Working at a School Newspaper

By Scott GreenstoneNovember 29, 2012
When I'm not writing for SparkNotes or fighting thugs as Justice Man (Man of Justice), I'm the Assistant Editor at The Broadside, Oregon's largest community college newspaper. We put out 16 pages of full-color print a week while maintaining a website and we... More  →
Pros and Cons of Working at a School Newspaper

What's Your Personality Type?

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 29, 2012
The internet is full of personality tests, some of them serious and some of them on the more ridiculous side. But one of the most respected personality type tests out there is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which determines your personality type based on... More  →
What's Your Personality Type?