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2012: The Year of the Writer

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 4, 2012
I really wanted to use an uber-dramatic title for today's Writer Wars post, since it's the start of a brand-new year and all, but I couldn't quite justify "APOCALYPSE! TIGERS! VOLDEMORT! NUCLEAR LAUNCH CODES! DANCE ATTACK! SPLEEN!" so we're stuck with this excruciatingly dull "Year... More  →
2012: The Year of the Writer

Your New Year's Resolution is Doomed to Fail

By Melissa AlbertJanuary 4, 2012
New Year’s resolutions? Kind of a downer. For every person who actually manages to give up Facebook for good, or stop fighting with their parents, there are 100 people whose January 1st purchase of "Mime Training for Dummies" will end up gathering dust inside their... More  →
Your New Year's Resolution is Doomed to Fail

The Worst Sleeping Habits To Never Ever Do

By Emily WinterJanuary 4, 2012
We Sparkitors have a lot of terrible sleeping habits. We're trying to kick them—they result in neck cramps and no boyfriends. Come to think of it, you probably shouldn't do these things either. Here are our top three least-recommended sleeping habits: 1. Sleeping with your phone... More  →
The Worst Sleeping Habits To Never Ever Do

13 Little Blue Envelopes

By ContributorJanuary 4, 2012
LonkstheWriter has until January 11th to hit her mark of 100 books in one year—so she's gonna need a big helping of Sparkler support from you guys!—Sparkitors Book #64: 13 Little Blue Envelopes Author: Maureen Johnson Reason for Reading: I'm on a constant... More  →
13 Little Blue Envelopes

January Horoscopes

By Dan_BergsteinJanuary 4, 2012
It’s a new year. It’s a leap year. So watch out! To learn what happens in the next twelve months, read your super special horoscope below! Aries (March 21 – April 19) This is the year to learn about zinc! Love will come to you by winter’s... More  →
January Horoscopes

6 Reasons Why "The Artist" Is Possibly The Greatest Movie Ever

By ContributorJanuary 4, 2012
geetargrl59 wants you to see a SILENT film. As in, a film with no talking. Yeah, we're not quite sold on this idea yet either.—Sparkitors Unless you live in an area where artsy-fartsy movies are played in your local cinema instead of... More  →
6 Reasons Why "The Artist" Is Possibly The Greatest Movie Ever

New Year's Resolutions for the Weak-Willed

By Josh PeriloJanuary 4, 2012
New Year’s Day has come and gone, and so have many people’s resolutions. And to be honest, we’re not surprised. The bar is set way too high, people! Enough with the “I will lose twenty pounds in two months” and “I’ll make... More  →
New Year's Resolutions for the Weak-Willed

Who's About to Join the Star-Studded Cast of Les Miserables?

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 4, 2012
If there's one thing we know about you butts (aside from the fact that you secretly Google "Ron Weasley's phone number?" on a regular basis), it's that ya'll are stone cold theater GEEKS. So we know you'll be just as excited/shocked/appalled/sweaty about this news as... More  →
Who's About to Join the Star-Studded Cast of Les Miserables?

Healthier Eating: 8 Tips

By Rachel KorowitzJanuary 3, 2012
NOTE: The advice below is intended for peeps who are already in decent physical health. I'm no doctor, so if you've got special physical/dietary/medical needs, a chronic illness, an eating disorder, or anything related/similar, talk with your smart, credentialed, doctor-types before you change anything up. Have... More  →
Healthier Eating: 8 Tips

How To Write a Get Well Card

By Jon_SkindzierJanuary 3, 2012
We are all delicate, fragile creatures, likely at any moment to be stricken with Yak Flu, or to contract Ebola, or to be hit by a monster truck on the way to get the mail. We all experience life's incessant attempts to kill... More  →
How To Write a Get Well Card