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100 Things To Do Instead of Your Homework

By Chrissie GruebelOctober 20, 2014
Some people say life is the greatest teacher. Most especially, procrastinators. But there is an argument that rote learning is ineffective in the long-term, and that EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING is a magic tonic that will expand your brain. But what should you experience? Start with this... More  →
100 Things To Do Instead of Your Homework

Auntie SparkNotes: I Rejected This Guy and Now He's Everywhere

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 17, 2014
Hey Auntie, So to cut right to the chase, I am a senior girl in high school, and a close friend of my older brother has recently taken a rather strong liking towards me. I have known this guy ever since we were little, but I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Rejected This Guy and Now He's Everywhere

Alby Returns Monday

By Emily WinterOctober 17, 2014
Hey! Sparklers! Emily here, on behalf of THE GREAT AND POWER-ISH REID FAYLOR. Reid is currently trapped in a room with lazy bears. Well, they aren't "lazy" exactly, it's actually kind of a sad story. The bears used to dance and dance, and then they were... More  →
Alby Returns Monday
We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

We Asked Authors We <3 About Their Fav Lit Sidekicks: Here is What John Green, Frank Portman, JK Rowling and Others Had to Say!

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
One of the MOST EXCITING THINGS we did for Teen Reading Week was stealthily track down authors we have raging, spray-painted faces-crushes on, and ask them ONE VERY SHY QUESTION.We spoke to YA heroes like David Iserson, Kiera Cass, Frank Portman, John Green and other dead-se More  →

It's the Friday Awards!

By Renda DingOctober 17, 2014
It's that time of the week again…! But before we get to this week's WITTACULARLY (Googling reveals this is not a real word—buttever) WITTY COMMENTS, I want to announce the winners of last week's challenge. But no one submitted answers last week (which is understandable since... More  →
It's the Friday Awards!

WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)

By Janet ManleyOctober 17, 2014
SHE IS A GODZILLA, SHE HAS A BACKBONE OF ADAMANTIUM (in her own words). SHE IS BRIANNA WU, GAME DEVELOPER. She has been harassed, threatened, and forced to leave her own home because a bunch of gamer guys pretty much don't know how to... More  →
WHAT IS #GAMERGATE? (We're Almost Too Afraid to AXE)
Ansel Elgort & Miles Teller Steam Up This Week's ALL-CAPS STYLE RECAP

Ansel Elgort & Miles Teller Steam Up This Week's ALL-CAPS STYLE RECAP

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 17, 2014
When a slideshow promises STEAM right in the title, you know one of two things must be true:1. IT IS A TRULY STEAM-TASTIC SLIDESHOW. STEAM IS AFOOT. THE AIR IS STEAMY WITH STEAMING STEAMS OF STEAM. OR 2. I couldn't think of any other way to say "LOOK AT ALL THE STRAPPING JA More  →

8 Ways to Stay Friends With a Party Monster if Staying at Home Is More Your Jam

By Chrissie GruebelOctober 17, 2014
We all have that person in our lives who is basically on a rocket ship to the moon all the time. They’re at parties. They’re at music festivals. They’re at parties happening during music festivals. It’s relentless! Who knew there were so many music festivals!?... More  →
8 Ways to Stay Friends With a Party Monster if Staying at Home Is More Your Jam

20 Truly Awful Nicknames That You DEFINITELY Do Not Want

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 17, 2014
BUTTS, I sit before you today a living, breathing example of the incredible transformative power that a great nickname can have. A great nickname can turn a sweaty dork who spends her days taking spectacularly humiliating nose-dives down flights of stairs into a sweaty Sparkitor who... More  →
20 Truly Awful Nicknames That You DEFINITELY Do Not Want