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Auntie SparkNotes: Did He Really Stand Me Up?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 19, 2016
Dear Auntie, I have a big problem. I like boys. Specifically, one boy we shall refer to as the Cute Nerd (C.N). We met through a mutual friend, and after I suggested to a classmate I thought he was cute, he was invited to a party... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Did He Really Stand Me Up?

Into the Labyrinth

By Tommy WallachJanuary 19, 2016
Part 1: What Happened in Sarah’s Past? What Happened In Mine? We are all obsessive about something. It could be Harry Potter, or our cat, or that guy in the house across the street who always looks like he’s up to something suspicious. But how does... More  →
Into the Labyrinth

This Is What Happened When I Used a Flip Phone for a Week

By Cate BrownJanuary 19, 2016
I thought that after seventh grade, I would never see a flip phone again. In my head, they were cast away with sequined shirts and crocheted hats. Yet there I was, a sixteen-year-old in 2016, whipping out a Samsung flip phone in the middle of my... More  →
This Is What Happened When I Used a Flip Phone for a Week

Auntie SparkNotes Live: How Do I Get Rid of My Gym Stalker?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 19, 2016
Getting attention from someone you think is cute is pretty awesome. Getting too much attention, from anyone, veers into creepsville. Sometimes the attention-giver doesn't even realize what they're doing. How do you deal with something like this without locking yourself in your bedroom and never... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Live: How Do I Get Rid of My Gym Stalker?

CapNiss? Thorzzie? We've Crossed Fictional Universes to Bring You These 'Ships!

By Maddy Aaron and Lila SelleJanuary 19, 2016
Do you spend your time imagining all of your favorite characters hanging out at some sort of intergalactic-cross-series-time-travel arcade bar named something SUPER cool, like The Hero's Downfall or Tater Universe? Then we are on the same page. After all, the best part of T More  →
CapNiss? Thorzzie? We've Crossed Fictional Universes to Bring You These 'Ships!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Tease Me for Being a Feminist

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 18, 2016
Hi Auntie! So I think I have a problem. I have a pretty close group of friends from high school, made up of three boys and one other girl, my best friend, who we’ll call Macy. I am also a feminist in a notoriously non-feminist culture,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friends Tease Me for Being a Feminist

Real Talk: I've Never Played Hard to Get

By Emma W.January 18, 2016

The first guy I ever pursued was George. According to family lore, I was three and he was two when we disappeared one afternoon during summer vacation in a sleepy Connecticut town. I had asked him to elope with me. Naturally, I was livid

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Real Talk: I've Never Played Hard to Get

Honestly I Kinda Loathe #SquadGoals

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 18, 2016
For a year now, #SquadGoals has been the hashtag you can't get away from—ever since Taylor Swift and her merry band of model besties became the nation's biggest primary source of friendspiration. And confession, nothing makes me twitch with barfy rage like seeing it pop up... More  →
Honestly I Kinda Loathe #SquadGoals

10 Ways to Accept Yourself Just the Way You Are

By Kate AllanJanuary 18, 2016
We've been on a "love yourself" ROLL lately, Sparklebutts!! Last week we Expecto Patronum'd self-hate dementors and gave you some tips on keepin' cozy with self-care, and today, we've got 10 gorgeous illustrations about recognizing your own worth and beauty, created by Ka More  →
10 Ways to Accept Yourself Just the Way You Are