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How To Make Your Body Language More Friendly

By Jon_SkindzierJune 14, 2011
You'll occasionally hear that up to 70% of communication is nonverbal. "Nuh uh," other sources will insist, "it's, um, 93%," shortly before some other source concludes that it is, in fact, one million percent. These figures are all sort of More  →
How To Make Your Body Language More Friendly

Do You Ride a Kangaroo to School? And Other Questions NEVER To Ask an Australian

By ContributorJune 14, 2011
Aussie native tumtumtree takes pity on us Yanks and answers our dumbest questions...except the one about Marmite, which we're afraid to ask. –Sparkitors Every country has its stereotypes. We all know that every single Canadian loves ice hockey, people from... More  →
Do You Ride a Kangaroo to School? And Other Questions NEVER To Ask an Australian

Why The Tony's Were Ah-mazing

By ContributorJune 14, 2011
fruitninjaa MADE THESE CUPCAKES. With her BARE HANDS. Each one has its own little starched white shirt and tie as a nod to the hit Broadway play "The Book of Mormon." If we were going to fall... More  →
Why The Tony's Were Ah-mazing

Open Thread for June 14

By SparkLifeJune 14, 2011
Pistachiosaregreat is the most hard-core studier we've ever seen; what you're looking at is a WALL of notes, all hand-written by her in the tiniest letters imaginable. Pistachios calls it the "Wall of Philosophical and Ethical Musings (read: PAIN)." We hope... More  →
Open Thread for June 14

You Know You're From Manassas When...

By ContributorJune 13, 2011
It seems like mach1mustanggrl spends a lot of time in her car. But judging by her username, at least it sounds like a nice car. —Sparkitors Manassas is a suburb about 20 minutes (with no traffic, which never happens) away from Washington DC.... More  →
You Know You're From Manassas When...

7 Reasons Why "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Is Still An Amazing Show

By ContributorJune 13, 2011
hekore11 hated vampires before hating vampires was cool. That's hardcore.—Sparkitors This show was awesome way before Twilight-mania struck, and it's still awesome even after Stephenie Meyers ruined vampires for everyone. Need more convincing?... More  →
7 Reasons Why "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Is Still An Amazing Show

Everlost

By ContributorJune 13, 2011
Lonks tackles another Shusterman book—and thankfully, this one sounds a lot less terrifying.—Sparkitors Book #37: Everlost Author: Neil Shusterman Reason for Reading: I really enjoyed Unwind, but a lot of Sparklers told me that it was not Shusterman’s best work. Then,... More  →
Everlost

Hey, Your Holiness, Those People Are Grinding

By ContributorJune 13, 2011
strangeNilikeit is blogging her summer at Shakespeare Camp. We'll admit it: we're insanely jealous. —Sparkitors Apparently I know more Sparklers than I thought. I know a lot of awesome people, and Sparklers are awesome, so there was bound to be some overlap. Any of... More  →
Hey, Your Holiness, Those People Are Grinding

Does Anybody Smell A Gas Leak?

By ContributorJune 13, 2011
We never thought we'd  publish a post on this topic, but TanTanTheLadiesMan changed our minds.—Sparkitors I’m just gonna come out and say it:  This post is about farting (I’d apologize to my mother for using such language, but she’s more... More  →
Does Anybody Smell A Gas Leak?

How to Get Rid of an Unwanted House Guest

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJune 13, 2011
House guests—those friends of your parents who make awkward small talk, tell you how big you've grown, but treat you like you're still in diapers. We know they make you want to tear out all your hair with a toothbrush. We know they make you... More  →
How to Get Rid of an Unwanted House Guest