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Blogging Vampire Academy: Part 8

By Jason SaenzApril 9, 2014
Last time on Blogging Vampire Academy, we found out that Dimitri had a real rough childhood—like he makes Honey Boo Boo's childhood look gilded. His mother was a blood whore and his Moroi dad was such an asshat to his mother that Dimitri had... More  →
Blogging Vampire Academy: Part 8

Ways to Be a Subtle Prom Rebel

By Sean McCarthyApril 9, 2014
There is prom, and there is the anti-prom, but what is there for your garden variety nonconformist? SUBTLE PROM REBELLION, THAT'S WHAT! Try these covert measures of protest against the Man (the prom man, whatever): Take pictures of everyone and store them in a folder called... More  →
Ways to Be a Subtle Prom Rebel

SparkLabs: Our Number One Fixation

By Brandon SpecktorApril 9, 2014
Welcome to SparkLabs, where we probe the collective consciousness of the Sparkpopulace for insights into the zeitgeist and what socks are cool this year (FIE, WE MISSED TUBE SOCKS BY A DECADE). The first SparkLab looks into your bathroomal experiences. Answer the poll below (we'll... More  →
SparkLabs: Our Number One Fixation

Equal Pay for Equal... Wait, You Make How Much?

By H. Alan ScottApril 9, 2014

Danielle and Tate both graduated from NYU with a communications degree in 2010. Coincidentally, both were hired by the exact same public relations firm to do the exact same job (small world, right?). Over lunch one day, they got to chatting…

Danielle: We’re basically

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Equal Pay for Equal... Wait, You Make How Much?

Writer Wars Winner: "A World For You" by SilverLiningOfACloud!

By reidfaylorApril 9, 2014
Sparklers, behold: the winning story of last week's Writer Wars—fully illustrated, of course. Last week's prompt asked writers to tell the creation story of a world, and SilverLiningOfACloud wrote the story above, which collectively made everyone go, "Oh, that's quite good More  →
Writer Wars Winner:

One Is the Loneliest Number, But What About the Rest of the Numbers?!

By Monique MadridApril 9, 2014
Please read this post as if it is being sung by a lone dancing carrot in a top hat on an empty stage. What does it mean? That is one of the mysteries of poetry (this, like all poems, is a paean to elephants). Happy... More  →
One Is the Loneliest Number, But What About the Rest of the Numbers?!

Why Unions Aren't Just for Johnny Tremain and Olde Timey Silversmiths

By H. Alan ScottApril 8, 2014

If you’ve ever seen a picket line of striking workers, or AFL-CIO placards at campaign rallies, or even just watched the movie Norma Rae, then you have a loose idea that unions exist and are a thing. But what are they really? Do they

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Why Unions Aren't Just for Johnny Tremain and Olde Timey Silversmiths

Animal Karaoke: Miley Cyrus Edition!

By Erik BergstromApril 8, 2014
You're not the only one jumping around their room to "Party in the USA" or crying into a broom as you sing along with "Wrecking Ball." These animals demonstrate that when you just need to belt one out, the Miley Cyrus catalog is second-to-none. Check them out and then tell u More  →
Animal Karaoke: Miley Cyrus Edition!

100 Ways to Be Cool!

By Andrew TavinApril 8, 2014
Oh, hey, we didn't notice you there. We've got a lot of stuff going on, you know? Let's face it, we're a little too cool to be seen with with just anyone. Look, we're feeling generous, so we'll tell you the 100 things you need... More  →
100 Ways to Be Cool!

Shake Up Your Tuesday With This Hip Hop Floor Routine

By Bailey_SwilleyApril 8, 2014
Feeling a little dull today? Dreading the rest of the week? Then, snap out of it. Seriously... wake up! If that sweet pep talk of ours didn't work, then you need to check out Louisiana State University Lloimincia Hall's amazing hip hop-inspired floor routine. The college... More  →
Shake Up Your Tuesday With This Hip Hop Floor Routine