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Ten Ways to Wish Shakespeare a Happy Birthday!

By Andrew TavinApril 23, 2014
Marry, it is the bard's name day! The day we celebrate the birth of of the playwright so known throughout the land, even the dimmest of students are aware of his great works! But forsooth! How shall an actor upon the stage we call life... More  →
Ten Ways to Wish Shakespeare a Happy Birthday!

Open Thread for April 23rd

By SparkLifeApril 23, 2014
Picture courtesy of AnastasiaEverlost! Submit your contributions to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for April 23rd

It's Da Newz With H. Alan!

By H. Alan ScottApril 22, 2014
Hey Sparklers! I'm gonna lay down all the news from this week that you'll need to know in order to sound smarter and more fly and well read. You're welcome! For next week, pop any issues you'd like me to discuss in the comments! - H. ... More  →
It's Da Newz With H. Alan!

Auntie SparkNotes: Is "Being Yourself" Really The Best Idea?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 22, 2014
Hey Auntie, A lot of our culture these days screams "Be yourself, don't be someone you aren't, do you." However, I feel like I might have gotten too comfortable with this. I'm a really independent person, and I love being unique. Sometimes, though, I start to think,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Is

Pickup Lines For Inside A Jet Wheel Well

By Monique MadridApril 22, 2014
This week, a teen survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a commercial 747, despite freezing temperatures and a cruising altitude of 38,000 feet. In case you ever find yourself holed up in a Boeing wheel well with someone... More  →
Pickup Lines For Inside A Jet Wheel Well

South Korea: The Suicide Capital of the World

By H. Alan ScottApril 22, 2014

The sinking of the South Korean ferry boat carrying hundreds of high school students is devastating. Some 240 people are still missing, with the death toll officially rising to 61 on Sunday. The captain and three other crew members have been

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South Korea: The Suicide Capital of the World

A Guide to Getting Your Bicycle Ride ON!

By Monique MadridApril 22, 2014
Summer is almost here, which means it's time to get that bicycle ready for the road. Biking is a great way to get in some exercise, get where you need to go faster, and save burning fossil fuels. But the roads can be scary! You... More  →
A Guide to Getting Your Bicycle Ride ON!

Writer Wars: Invention

By reidfaylorApril 22, 2014
Welcome, writers, to another Writer Wars! Though, the more I think about it, it's not really a "war" by most definitions. Writer Polite Competitions? Writer Pleasant Exchanges of Ideas? Writer Writings? Eh, none have the same ring. War it shall remain! Last week's prompt as More  →
Writer Wars: Invention

So, You Want a Pet Direwolf...

By Anthony DeVitoApril 22, 2014
Loyal! Enormous! Cuddly! It’s easy to understand why someone would want to have a pet direwolf. But before you tell your parents you're responsible enough to take on a mythological beast, there are a couple things to consider... They have bad breath, and we don't mean... More  →
So, You Want a Pet Direwolf...

Signs You're Good to the Earth

By Monique MadridApril 22, 2014
You are going to ride bicycles to prom. Recycled bicycles. You actually plant trees. Not just talk about it. You unplug your mom's curling iron. Even when she's in the middle of using it. You raise your own animals and grow your own vegetables to eat. Then cry over them at dinner. You... More  →
Signs You're Good to the Earth