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The Best Forgotten Winter Sports

By andrew joanisJanuary 6, 2015
Forget about boring old sports like ice skating and skiing, these often overlooked winter sports are all guts and no glory. More  →
The Best Forgotten Winter Sports

The Girl Scouts Are Going to Add New Cookies to Their Range, but They Are Adding the WRONG COOKIES

By Janet ManleyJanuary 6, 2015
The Girl Scouts of America do good work: They build fires, rescue dogs (??? I DON'T KNOW BUT THEY DO HAVE CANOES, RIGHT?) and perform a crucial role in the manufacturing industry, forging coconut, flour and high-fructose corn syrup to create THE ONE COOKIE TO... More  →
The Girl Scouts Are Going to Add New Cookies to Their Range, but They Are Adding the WRONG COOKIES

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Came Out And I Didn't Believe Him

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 5, 2015
Dear Auntie, I pride myself on being one of those "liberal feminist hippie"-type people. I am pansexual, with many LGBT friends and always do my best to be unconditionally supportive. However, when my friend (let's call him B) came out as trans, I was far from supportive. See,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Came Out And I Didn't Believe Him

Seven Pieces of Culture to Catch Up On for the New Year

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 5, 2015
Now that we are JODPHURS DEEP in 2015 (it's day five! By day five of the Hunger Games, Katniss had already survived the hammer throw, a wildfire, and killer jabberbay stings), it's time to CATCH UP ON POP CULTURE, that you may find yourself... More  →
Seven Pieces of Culture to Catch Up On for the New Year
Today is the Day: Last Chance to Enter The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest!

Today is the Day: Last Chance to Enter The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest!

By Ryan BrittJanuary 5, 2015
One way to make the climax of a story exciting is to jam in some kind of “ticking clock” element. You know; the Death Star is going to pull up on a planet soon, there’s a bomb somewhere in Gotham City, or the spell only... More  →
40 Predictions For 2015

40 Predictions For 2015

By Jason SaenzJanuary 4, 2015
2014 was crazy. We found water on Mars, Matthew McConaughey won all the awards and made no sense, Iggy Azalea pissed off Twitter, and Ariana Grande shrunk before our very eyes. With such a crazy year behind us, how can 2015 possibly top... More  →

Did You Have a Happy Swiftmas? Find Out What Taylor Swift Gave Her Biggest Fans

By SparkLifeJanuary 4, 2015
While you were wrapping your last-minute presents in newspaper and using wax strips as adhesive (wherefore art thou, Scotch tape?), Taylor Swift, commander of the largest fan army on earth, was busy putting the finishing touches on a room of surprise Christmas packages for some... More  →
Did You Have a Happy Swiftmas? Find Out What Taylor Swift Gave Her Biggest Fans

Boardless Games for New Year's Eve With FREYENDS

By KathDecember 31, 2014
New Year's Eve celebrations last a long time. For me, this is cause for panic, or at least confusion over why I have to stop playing Dragon Age when other people show up to party. The point is, should you find yourself wondering how to... More  →
Boardless Games for New Year's Eve With FREYENDS

All the MUST-READABLES From SparkLife in 2014!

By SparkLifeDecember 31, 2014
It was quite a year here on the interwebs at SparkLife, with unprecedented levels of shipping, fangirling, and potatoeness, as well as pages and pages of Theo James's back tattoos. But what were the best posts of the year? We asked the Sploggers and Sparkitors... More  →
All the MUST-READABLES From SparkLife in 2014!