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Rita Skeeter: Dumbledore's Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup - Where Are They Now?!

By Janet ManleyJuly 8, 2014
Harry Potter and his wife Ginny ("Ginevre"), as well as their children James and Albus (*think about rainbows think about rainbows*), are alive and well, if sporting a few grey hairs, and recently attended the Quidditch World Cup in Patagonia. Shameless yellow journalist Rita Skeeter... More  →
Rita Skeeter: Dumbledore's Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup - Where Are They Now?!

A (Completely Non-) Practical Guide to Cleaning Out Your Bag

By Rebecca Jane StokesJuly 8, 2014

It’s been sitting in the corner of your bedroom since the last day of school. Or maybe you got sick of looking at it so now it’s taking up space under your bed. You can hear it crying late at night sometimes (“I am

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A (Completely Non-) Practical Guide to Cleaning Out Your Bag

A Post About Accepting Yourself

By The__MasterJuly 8, 2014
There's something I've been seeing around lately. Something I've been seeing a lot—enough that I feel it's important to bring up. It's something I don't think I've ever seen addressed anywhere and I'm not sure why—maybe many people are struggling with this and they just... More  →

10 Ways To Break Up With Someone Mid-Makeout

By Bailey_SwilleyJuly 8, 2014
When you know, you know. And when you know it isn't right, you gotta break it off. Sometimes you figure out that you aren't MFEO at the worst possible moment... in the middle of a make-out sesh. Here are some ways to handle a mid-pash... More  →
10 Ways To Break Up With Someone Mid-Makeout

Open Thread for July 8!

By SparkLifeJuly 8, 2014
Thanks to jedialonza for this lovely artwork!

"Friends are like stars-- you can't always see them, but you know they're always there."

Sparkle on, you lot!

~Jedi

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Open Thread for July 8!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get My Mom Back Into Counseling?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 7, 2014
Dear Auntie, For a while, but especially since I got home for the summer after my first year of college, I have been concerned about the way my mom can interact with my family. I really love her and I think that for the most part... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get My Mom Back Into Counseling?

6 Fireworks You Probably Won't See This Summer

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 7, 2014
America really upped its game this Fourth of July! If you weren't standing out watching tax dollars burst and bang in the sky, here are some FANCY NEW FIREWORKS you might have missed... More  →
6 Fireworks You Probably Won't See This Summer
Taylor Swift Wins the Fourth of July; Is Best American

Taylor Swift Wins the Fourth of July; Is Best American

By Janet ManleyJuly 7, 2014
HOW WAS EVERYONE'S FOURTH OF JULY?!Mine was good! I tried to make it as American as possible: We went on a road trip, and ended up accidentally running over a dead skunk (French?) while Chariots of Fire (British) played on the radio, before setting up camp and barbecuing Mex More  →

Hong Kong and China Are Not Besties Right Now... Why?

By H. Alan ScottJuly 7, 2014

China is an anomaly. It’s advanced in many respects, with great wealth and an incredibly powerful upper-middle class, but it’s also a Communist country that limits the freedoms of its people and harbors immense poverty. Things that you might take for granted like access

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Hong Kong and China Are Not Besties Right Now... Why?