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Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Date When My Body Is Such a Mess?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 6, 2014
Hi Auntie! I apologize in advance if this seems like a headache squished into email form, but I am genuinely so confused and sick of overthinking that I would love a second opinion. The problem started when I lost about 50 pounds over the course of eight... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Date When My Body Is Such a Mess?

What Your Patronus Says About You!

By Andrew TavinOctober 6, 2014
If you've read Harry Potter (who are we kidding with that "if"), you probably know all about the Patronus charm. In case you need a refresher, it's a spell that produces a sparkling, animal-shaped guardian, often used to ward off dementors. A Patronus reflects its... More  →
What Your Patronus Says About You!

How to Party Like a Philosophy Major

By Jason SaenzOctober 6, 2014
Some people study rocks at university, while others study vertebrate taxonomy, or economics or languages. But SPECIAL PEOPLE study things like "why do I exist?" and "are we all just the dreams of a flying tortoise?" Whether or not you're studying philosophy, you can harness... More  →
How to Party Like a Philosophy Major

Homecoming Themes: Real or Fake?

By Jason SaenzOctober 6, 2014
Every school wants to make its homecoming dance THE dance to go to, but sometimes in the quest to attain true originality, student councils can go a little overboard. Think you've seen every weird homecoming theme in the book? Then take this quiz, answering "real"... More  →
Homecoming Themes: Real or Fake?

I Went to Australia and All You Got Were These Am*zing Videos of Koalas and Wombats!

By Janet ManleyOctober 6, 2014
For the past couple of weeks, chief responsibility for the Cumberbatch watch, John Oliver crushathon and coverage of Harry Potter conspiracy theories has fallen to the other Sparkitor geniuses while I frolicked in my homeland, New Holland Australia. BUT IT WAS... More  →
I Went to Australia and All You Got Were These Am*zing Videos of Koalas and Wombats!

The Story of the OT - Chapter 1

By KoalapearOctober 6, 2014
So this is the first chapter. I honestly have no idea where this is going. Kudo's if you spot both references (which shouldn't be too hard). Please excuse the less than wonderful picture. I will try to have better ones next time.   The Story of the... More  →

What In Zeus?! Do Smarter People Have Bigger Brains?

By Andrew TavinOctober 3, 2014
Hello and welcome back to What In Zeus?! Yes, it's once again time to seek out the truth and perhaps even do a little light myth-busting! On today's agenda: do smarter people have bigger brains? Well, let's begin by looking outwards at species a... More  →
What In Zeus?! Do Smarter People Have Bigger Brains?

Anne Hathaway Doesn't Care If We Like Her (Which Sorta Makes Us Really Like Her)

By Ashley Brooke RobertsOctober 3, 2014
A few excerpts from Anne Hathaway’s ELLE UK interview recently hit the interwebs, and you guys, here's the thing: she's kinda great. She’s smart and funny and a breath of fresh air, and it almost seems impossible that everyone disliked her so much... More  →
Anne Hathaway Doesn't Care If We Like Her (Which Sorta Makes Us Really Like Her)

The Pros and Cons of Autumn

By RG DanielsOctober 2, 2014
A gem from the SparkLife archives! PRO: Instagram will love you. The leaves are bursting with color, so channel your inner shutterbug and start snappin' pics of those glorious dying trees! (The fact that they’re dying makes it art.) CON: “What the F, rake?!” Our hearts go out to those who... More  →
The Pros and Cons of Autumn