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How to Deal When Your Friends Ditch You for a New Crowd

By Christin GestJuly 23, 2014
You've been having a great time this summer hanging out with your BFF's re-watching all of Battlestar Galactica, creating a super hybrid ice cream flavor by mixing six pints of Ben & Jerry's together (droooooool), and talking about what it would be like to date Ansel Elgort... More  →
How to Deal When Your Friends Ditch You for a New Crowd

Writer Wars: Odd Jobs

By reidfaylorJuly 22, 2014
Breathe it in, writers—that's the pleasant scent of a brand new Writer Wars. "It smells like hot dogs!" You're right. I ... I don't know why that is. Weird. Last week's prompt had you all write stories about people with one-of-a-kind jobs, and you delivered tales of sup More  →
Writer Wars: Odd Jobs

Tom Hiddleston's Banned Jaguar Commercial Is DANGEROUSLY SCHMEXY

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 22, 2014
I must confess that when you Sparklebutts waxed poetic about your undying love for Tom Hiddleston in the past, I just didn't get it. I would scratch my unbelievably large head and think, "That dude with Snape hair and the ridiculous helmet?... More  →
Tom Hiddleston's Banned Jaguar Commercial Is DANGEROUSLY SCHMEXY

10 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make at the Water Park

By Bailey_SwilleyJuly 22, 2014
It’s the season for getting wet and wild! Just make sure you don’t make any of these amateur moves and the summer will be golden.* Not wearing shower shoes You really don't want to mess with this one. There’s all kinds of nasty fungi to take up... More  →
10 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make at the Water Park

15 Ways To Say "I Don't Like You Back"

By Bailey_SwilleyJuly 22, 2014
Somewhere between all your blockbuster viewing and popsicle-grazing this summer, you may come upon an unwanted suitor. You’re so flattered, blah, blah, blah… but having someone confess their deepest spleen-feels to you can actually be really uncomfortable. If awkward situations didn’t arise from unrequited love,... More  →
15 Ways To Say

Being a Teenager Is Great Practice for Being 30 and Living At Home

By Rebecca Jane StokesJuly 22, 2014
Statistics, oh statistics. Fact: 82% of all statistics people give are made up on the spot.* But we here at SparkLife pride ourselves on bringing to you nothing but the highest quality herbs and spices journalism. To that end, here is a real statistic: More... More  →
Being a Teenager Is Great Practice for Being 30 and Living At Home

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Having a Totally Unproductive Summer

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 21, 2014
Dear Auntie, In this past year or so, I've become completely incapable of doing just about everything. I've always been a bit of a procrastinator (who isn't?), but this year, it's become much more extreme. For example, I was given two months to write an eight... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Having a Totally Unproductive Summer

Flowchart: How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shorts

By ShivaniJuly 21, 2014
The sun is shining, temperatures are rising beyond 80 degrees, and everyone and their mother is rocking unholy pit stains. The dog days of summer are in full swing, which means walking outside will feel kind of like entering a live action version of Salvador... More  →
Flowchart: How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shorts

20 Signs You May Be a Horrible Babysitter

By Jason SaenzJuly 21, 2014
Babysitting during the summer is a great way to earn some extra cash, but what if you're not cut out for taking care of small children? If you are guilty of seven or more of the below, lawn mowing might be more suitable for you. 1.... More  →
20 Signs You May Be a Horrible Babysitter