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Open Thread for August 1

By SparkLifeAugust 1, 2011
We LOVE this cool, artsy photo of bamboo taken by Dance.Girl.Sparkle. We used to have an inexplicable forest of bamboo in our backyard growing up, and one time our sister fell on a stump and practically impaled herself... More  →
Open Thread for August 1

Ask Jono: Reconnecting

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 29, 2011
Dear Jono, Me and a Mankler were mutually attracted to one another a few months back (without knowing it). Now that we see each other less often and it's gotten to the sad state that we aren't talking like we used... More  →
Ask Jono: Reconnecting

Auntie SparkNotes: A Family Affair

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 29, 2011
Dear Auntie, About seven months ago, I made the decision to date a guy who is part of a family that is friends with my family. Things were going great until about a month ago, when he broke up with me for no apparent reason.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Family Affair

Life as a Moderately Severe Asthmatic

By ContributorJuly 29, 2011
MissE1000 gives you the rundown on life with asthma!—Sparkitors I'm here to write about a fairly common disease: Asthma. When you think of asthma, you probably think “Oh yeah, my best friend has to use her inhaler before gym... More  →
Life as a Moderately Severe Asthmatic

An Ode to Dying Friendships

By ContributorJuly 29, 2011
TanTantheLadiesMan tells you how to heal after a friendship ends—and dudes, this is some seriously good advice.—Sparkitors I’ve had a rough week, my friends; I’ve learned a crappy lesson the hard way. I'm writing this not because I want... More  →
An Ode to Dying Friendships

Who Wears Short Shorts?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 29, 2011
Way back at the beginning of the summer, after watching one too many old movies involving high-seas romance on luxury cruise ships, I impulse-bought a pair of high-waisted, super-small, 1940s-style sailor shorts with two cute rows of nautical brass buttons on the front. They were... More  →
Who Wears Short Shorts?

Five Ways to Deal with Life's Lemons

By ContributorJuly 29, 2011
emelster took her lemons and turned them into a SparkLife post. She's officially a lemon magician! –Sparkitors We've all heard the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." But let's face it: who really sits around thinking "Boy, isn't life great?  I was... More  →
Five Ways to Deal with Life's Lemons

Want to Change Your Major? Read This First.

By ContributorJuly 28, 2011
I am one year into my college career, and one year away from declaring a major. This past year, I have taken almost exclusively humanities classes with the intent of being an Art History major, but now I’ve decided that I don’t want to be... More  →
Want to Change Your Major? Read This First.

My 5 Sitcom Soul Mates

By ContributorJuly 28, 2011
alexsarcastic22, we will fight you to the DEATH for Jim Halpert. Just kidding. But seriously.—Sparkitors I like to think of myself as a great connoisseur of sitcoms. I stand firm on the belief that nothing tops a Friday night... More  →
My 5 Sitcom Soul Mates

A Disaster in Juliet's Bed

By ContributorJuly 28, 2011
It's cool that we LOLed through all of these theater mishaps, right? Thanks for making our day, strangeNilikeit! —Sparkitors I haven't slept in a bed for three days... and it will be eleven more days of cramming myself into a tent and collapsing on... More  →
A Disaster in Juliet's Bed