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How to Get Rid of an Unwanted House Guest

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJune 13, 2011
House guests—those friends of your parents who make awkward small talk, tell you how big you've grown, but treat you like you're still in diapers. We know they make you want to tear out all your hair with a toothbrush. We know they make you... More  →
How to Get Rid of an Unwanted House Guest

10 Reasons Why Narwhals Are the Best Animals to Ever Live

By ContributorJune 13, 2011

NicholleTheNarwhal, we gotta tell you: these things TERRIFY us. We thought they were just myths, and now we are living in fear.—Sparkitors

A few weeks back, TheSillyGiraffe wrote a post explaining why... More  →
10 Reasons Why Narwhals Are the Best Animals to Ever Live

Life After Harry Potter

By ContributorJune 13, 2011
little_miss_sparky embraces life after Potter; are you strong enough to do the same? We're definitely, definitely not.—Sparkitors On July 15, the final film in the Harry Potter series will be released.... More  →
Life After Harry Potter

Creative Ideas for Summer Diaries

By Lucy HutchinsonJune 13, 2011
Are you about to have the summeriest summer since that teen movie about a really great summer? Of course you are! Your summer is going to be all kinds of fantastic, because we said so! You're going to need to keep a record of events,... More  →
Creative Ideas for Summer Diaries

Open Thread for June 13

By SparkLifeJune 13, 2011
We spent the last 3 hours trying to think up an elaborate joke about "reindeer games," but alas, we got nothin'. So just enjoy this adorable pic of asweetdream361, whose pup is celebrating Christmas in June.... More  →
Open Thread for June 13

Open Thread for June 12

By SparkLifeJune 12, 2011
NerdAppeal and her friends started a Hide-and-Seek club, obviously. This is the first draft of their official t-shirt design. We love the elaborately relaxed hider! Send your pics to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for June 12

Open Thread for June 11

By SparkLifeJune 11, 2011
This is morada_chica21's happy place: a lake in Western Michigan. Just looking at this picture makes us feel serene. Ommmmmm. Send your soothing pics to contribute@sparknotes.com for potential publication on an open thread!... More  →
Open Thread for June 11

Auntie SparkNotes: Freaky Friday

By kat_rosenfieldJune 10, 2011
Hi Auntie. I've kind of a weird question. You see, I have these super bizarre thought train-wrecks where I can be doing anything, and I have this "what if?" moment. It wouldn't be such a big deal, but every single "what if" is along the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Freaky Friday

How Do You Cure Writer's Block?

By ContributorJune 10, 2011
Courtney Guth is so blocked, she's basically Leonardo DiCaprio. —Sparkitors As I write this, it's 12:03 AM. My problem: this article was due three minutes ago, and I’ve encountered that which all writers fear—writer’s block. Gasp! Yes. Writer’s block is terrible, terrible predicament for... More  →
How Do You Cure Writer's Block?

Blogging Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Part 4

By Dan_BergsteinJune 10, 2011
Chapter Ten: The Rogue Bludger Better Title: If a Baker is One Who Bakes, Wouldn't Someone Who Makes Bones Be Called a…Um…Never Mind. Shark Force Omega's goal for these three chapters is to use Polyjuice Potion and infiltrate the Slytherin common room so they can interrogate Malfoy... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Part 4