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Dealing With a Backhanded Compliment

By Rachel KorowitzSeptember 9, 2011
Life is a lot smoother if you master a few social tricks—the helpful little shortcuts humankind uses to keep things flowing. These skillz can save face and keep your ego intact, so use them wisely, and become the social ninja you're destined to be.... More  →
Dealing With a Backhanded Compliment

Help This Sparkler With Her College Application Essay: In-between-dia!

By ContributorSeptember 9, 2011

starstruckme's family moved from America to India in 2004. This is essay about her split childhood is for the diversity prompt on the Common Application. Can you help her edit it?  —Sparkitors

In-between-dia

‘India’ begins with the descent down the stairs leading... More  →
Help This Sparkler With Her College Application Essay: In-between-dia!

The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

By ContributorSeptember 9, 2011
llamagirl6's post makes us feel sad and proud at the same time. How do you feel? —Sparkitors 9/11, the tragedy that shocked our nation ten years ago: we will be commemorating the event this week. No one would argue that this disaster... More  →
The Tenth Anniversary of 9/11

How To Deal with Political Conversations

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 8, 2011
Political conversations are like pterodactyls; you can't escape them, so you'd better just learn how to deal with them. It would be nice if the same solution (clawing at the sky and exclaiming "I am a tyrannosaurus") worked for both situations, but... More  →
How To Deal with Political Conversations

Dormitory Quesadillas

By ShivaniSeptember 8, 2011
It’s been barely two weeks and I’m already sick of dorm food, fast food, and snack food. My roommate, on the other hand, is sick of the fact that I’ve been playing the same song, on a loop, for the past four days (the song... More  →
Dormitory Quesadillas

On Being Incredibly Busy (But Still Playing Pottermore)

By ContributorSeptember 8, 2011
Laura, aka rosefan42, is counting down her admission to Yale with the most hectic and stressful-sounding schedule we've ever seen. —Sparkitors I don’t quite know how this has happened, but it seems I will be EVEN BUSIER this year than last. Considering... More  →
On Being Incredibly Busy (But Still Playing Pottermore)

It's Chic to Go Greek!

By ContributorSeptember 8, 2011
Courtney Guth has gone Greek. —Sparkitors If you'd told me a year ago that I would be in a sorority right now, I probably would have laughed in your face and said, “Yeah right!” with my sarcasm hand raised. Like many people, I held a narrow-minded,... More  →
It's Chic to Go Greek!

September Horoscopes

By Dan_BergsteinSeptember 7, 2011
What does the ninth month of year have in store for you? There are only two ways to find out: Read our horoscopes below, or sleep with a magical duck beneath your bed. Aries (March 21 – April 19) Think four times before choosing a snack or... More  →
September Horoscopes

My Sudden Love for Math

By ContributorSeptember 7, 2011
It's almost two weeks into the semester, and I've FINALLY been accepted into my Calculus and Physics classes. Yes, that's right, I've been going to them without being on the class list or having a book or anything. You might think that would excuse me... More  →
My Sudden Love for Math

Emma Watson! Wearing a Fedora! In Paris! (This Video is Going to Make Your Girl Crush WAY Worse)

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 7, 2011
It's impossible not to love Emma Watson. She was absolutely perfect as the brainy bombshell Hermione Granger, and despite her fame and the gajillions of dollars in her bank account, she still seems refreshingly friendly and down to earth. Plus, she's... More  →
Emma Watson! Wearing a Fedora! In Paris! (This Video is Going to Make Your Girl Crush WAY Worse)