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Geeky Girl Glam: Hermione at the Yule Ball, Part I

By Allison EmmDecember 3, 2012
When I asked my sister Jenna to be the model for this tutorial, she was thrilled. Then, after a moment’s thought she said, “How can I be Hermione if I’m so brown?” She was, of course, referring to her deep tan complexion, and I thought this would be a great way to il More  →
Geeky Girl Glam: Hermione at the Yule Ball, Part I

Quiz: What's Your Elf Name?

By Valerie BurnDecember 3, 2012
Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, we're getting ready to celebrate the real holidays. Like the ones where you get presents. This quiz gives you an elf name, favorite toy to make, and your favorite thing about Santa. Your first elf name corresponds to... More  →
Quiz: What's Your Elf Name?

What's Your Worst Analogy?

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 30, 2012
Analogies can be really good...or they can be really bad. And sometimes they can be so bad that they're really, really good. Case in point: this list of analogies that we stumbled across on the web. There's something about "She had a deep,... More  →
What's Your Worst Analogy?

5 Awesome YA Authors Invaded Brooklyn This Week. Here's What They Said...

By Brandon SpecktorNovember 30, 2012
"The teen voice is not stupidity," YA author Robin Wasserman said to a crowd of aspiring writers and voracious readers at Brooklyn's Powerhouse Arena bookstore earlier this week. "The teen voice is youth, and immediacy. It's not dumbing things down; it's remembering." Robin was one... More  →
5 Awesome YA Authors Invaded Brooklyn This Week. Here's What They Said...

Famous, Foxy and Pitted Against Each Other for Your Enjoyment: Celeb Boy Bracket Round 2

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 30, 2012
Channing Tatum the sexiest man alive, but we highly doubt their selection system was nearly as intense or rigorous as our celebrity boy bracket. We've entered some hotly (hrrr) contested territory, Sparklers, so cast your votes wisely. Those of you who voted with your inamor More  →
Famous, Foxy and Pitted Against Each Other for Your Enjoyment: Celeb Boy Bracket Round 2

Dating With Science: "Cute" Girls Have It Rough

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 30, 2012
Science Fact: Girls settle for below-average-looking guys; guys fear above-average-looking girls. Explanation: Whom are you more likely to ask out: someone who's moderately cute, and about whom you know nothing, or someone who's less attractive but more approachable? If you're a... More  →
Dating With Science: "Cute" Girls Have It Rough

A Facebook Chat Between Prancer and Dancer

By RG DanielsNovember 30, 2012
Prancer: whatup Dance Fever? Dancer: whatup P Ranez??? Prancer: nuthin'…chillin u? Dancer: same watchin' Iron Chef n procrastinating the gym Prancer: i know! me 2! D25 is in a few weeks n i am sooooooo out of shape Dancer: yea,... More  →
A Facebook Chat Between Prancer and Dancer

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