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Open Thread for July 15!

By SparkLifeJuly 15, 2015
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Open Thread for July 15!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Sister Is Sending Me Mixed Messages

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 14, 2015
Dear Auntie, I guess I'll begin informally. I'm about to turn 16 and I haven't had a single girlfriend, and my first and only kiss was the result of an ill-fated game of spin the bottle. If that gives you any idea of the sort... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Sister Is Sending Me Mixed Messages

Arya Stark and Harry Potter Hung Out at Comic-Con and It Was MAGICAL

By Emily BrownJuly 14, 2015
We coined the term "Radcliffe Element of Surprise" after the boy wizard partook in the following series of projects: butt cameo, musical, horror period piece, and horns (?). In the wake of the "horn incident," Dan took his... More  →
Arya Stark and Harry Potter Hung Out at Comic-Con and It Was MAGICAL

Daenerys Targaryen's Dragons Are Being SUCH Teenagers

By ziggykelsmanJuly 14, 2015
Last season's Game of Thrones brought with it a whole new level of blood and hair braids. Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen, however, needs to step it up and harness the power of her dragon babies if she ever wants to claim the Iron Throne. The problem is, her dragons are pha More  →
Daenerys Targaryen's Dragons Are Being SUCH Teenagers

Let's Add Libba Bray's Beauty Queens to the Literary Canon, PLEASE & THANK YOU

By Katherine MollyJuly 14, 2015
It's halfway through summer vacation, which means you've either already read your required summer reading four times (hello Ravenclaws!) or are plotting to get out of it altogether (PRO TIP: while usually Gary Oldman can do no wrong, sometimes he does QUITE A LOT of... More  →
Let's Add Libba Bray's <em>Beauty Queens</em> to the Literary Canon, PLEASE & THANK YOU

OBVIOUSLY Malala Yousafzai Opened a School For Syrian Refugees On Her 18th Birthday

By Jessie GaynorJuly 14, 2015
Malala Yousafzai, youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, Pakistani activist, and all-around hero, turned 18 on Sunday, and celebrated by continuing her tireless efforts to provide access to education to girls everywhere, opening a school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. "Today on my first... More  →
OBVIOUSLY Malala Yousafzai Opened a School For Syrian Refugees On Her 18th Birthday

PREPARE YOURSELVES: The Suicide Squad Trailer JUST DROPPED

By Page SchumacherJuly 14, 2015
Since the moment director David Ayer revealed the first picture of Jared Leto as The Joker, we've been waiting with baited breath for what we expected to be a heavily tattooed trailer for Suicide Squad.  AND THAT'S WHAT WE GOT, PLUS A TON OF... More  →
PREPARE YOURSELVES: The <i>Suicide Squad</i> Trailer JUST DROPPED

Got Confidence? ME NEITHER. But We're Gonna Work On That TOGETHER!

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 14, 2015
Buttskis, have you ever had one of those days when you looked in the mirror, cringed violently at your own reflection, and thought, "I CANNOT POSSIBLY GO OUTSIDE TODAY, OR EVER AGAIN"? Right, me neither. That was a purely hypothetical example that definitely... More  →
Got Confidence? ME NEITHER. But We're Gonna Work On That TOGETHER!

Open Thread for July 14!

By SparkLifeJuly 14, 2015
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Open Thread for July 14!

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Too Emotional During Arguments

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2015
Dear Auntie, I don't know if you have done something on this topic already, but I have scavenged Wikihow, and after repeated failure, I come to you in great desperation. The problem is that I cannot argue without getting hyper emotional. The slightest argument with my... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Too Emotional During Arguments