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20 of the Most Heartbreaking Lines in Literature (If These Don't Make You Cry You're a Monster)

By ElodieDecember 10, 2018
I’m just going to be super up-front about this: my goal here is to make you cry. I cried while writing this thing, and if I had to be tearful and sniffling in a coffee shop full of stupefied strangers trying desperately not to meet my eye, then so do you. Anyway, here are More  →
20 of the Most Heartbreaking Lines in Literature (If These Don't Make You Cry You're a Monster)

If the Characters from The Hobbit Had Tinder

By ShahzodaDecember 10, 2018
Tinder is a lot like The Hobbit. There’s a sense of adventure. There’s mystery and suspense. Sometimes trolls appear. Now that I’ve got you thinking about both Tinder and The Hobbit, what would it look like if Bilbo and Thorin and all the rest of them were on the 21s More  →
If the Characters from <i>The Hobbit</i> Had Tinder

Molly Weasley's NEW AND IMPROVED Christmas Sweaters

By Elodie and Steffi LynnDecember 10, 2018
I want lots of stuff. Peace on earth. Dark chocolate. A statue of myself and a parade in my honor. But what I want most of all is a Weasley sweater. In fact, I want a Weasley sweater so badly that I once went so far as to take up knitting, but things happened, people got hur More  →
Molly Weasley's NEW AND IMPROVED Christmas Sweaters

Everything Holiday Movies Lied to Me About

By ElodieDecember 7, 2018
I watched Elf this year pretty much the second it became socially acceptable, so it should come as no surprise that I love holiday movies and the well-meaning but ultimately misguided expectations they forced me to internalize growing up. In fact, it wasn’t until I got... More  →
Everything Holiday Movies Lied to Me About

How Test Prep Changes More than Your SAT Score (Really!)

By Rachel Kapelke DaleDecember 7, 2018
This post was brought to you by our friends at Magoosh! They make test prep effective, enjoyable, and stress-free, and provide top-quality prep resources (like timed practice questions, study schedules, and full-length tests) to help you ace exams like the SATACT, and... More  →
How Test Prep Changes More than Your SAT Score (Really!)

9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz

By Damien GaleoneDecember 6, 2018
If literature has taught us anything (besides not to trust women named Lydia or Caroline), it’s that there's no such thing as a simple friendship. You've got the partner in crime, the unlikely pal, the "could you help me smuggle this corpse out of this avocado grove" (alwa More  →
9 Literary Friendships That Will Definitely Show Up On Your English Quiz

Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Girlfriend Dating Someone Else?!

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 6, 2018
Dear Auntie, Last year, I had the biggest crush on this girl (let's call her Ella). Normally, I suppress my feelings towards girls because I know that my homophobic family won't be supportive, but she's also bi, and she started flirting back. So for nearly four... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is My Girlfriend Dating Someone Else?!