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Chris Hemsworth, Actual Norse God: The Goldenest Locks from His GQ Interview

By RubyJanuary 6, 2015
Chris Hemsworth may have rejected our last 27 marriage proposals (this could possibly be because he's already married), but our love for him is as strong as... well, as strong as he is. And even though he doth weareth mother's drapes,... More  →
Chris Hemsworth, Actual Norse God: The Goldenest Locks from His <i>GQ</i> Interview
Inside North America's First CAT CAFE and Leading Cat Dictatorship

Inside North America's First CAT CAFE and Leading Cat Dictatorship

By Emily BrownJanuary 6, 2015

You’ve probably heard that New York City has opened its very own cat cafe, but the tabbies down on the Lower East Side are, for lack of a better word, copycats, and merely bandwagoning on a trend that has TWICE blessed the

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The Best Forgotten Winter Sports

By andrew joanisJanuary 6, 2015
Forget about boring old sports like ice skating and skiing, these often overlooked winter sports are all guts and no glory. More  →
The Best Forgotten Winter Sports

The Girl Scouts Are Going to Add New Cookies to Their Range, but They Are Adding the WRONG COOKIES

By Janet ManleyJanuary 6, 2015
The Girl Scouts of America do good work: They build fires, rescue dogs (??? I DON'T KNOW BUT THEY DO HAVE CANOES, RIGHT?) and perform a crucial role in the manufacturing industry, forging coconut, flour and high-fructose corn syrup to create THE ONE COOKIE TO... More  →
The Girl Scouts Are Going to Add New Cookies to Their Range, but They Are Adding the WRONG COOKIES

Open Thread for January 6!

By SparkLifeJanuary 6, 2015
"Some long exposures I took on New Year's eve with a family friend. Pretty neat I think!" - StickShiftGuy Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for January 6!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Came Out And I Didn't Believe Him

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 5, 2015
Dear Auntie, I pride myself on being one of those "liberal feminist hippie"-type people. I am pansexual, with many LGBT friends and always do my best to be unconditionally supportive. However, when my friend (let's call him B) came out as trans, I was far from supportive. See,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Came Out And I Didn't Believe Him

Seven Pieces of Culture to Catch Up On for the New Year

By Nicole DiekerJanuary 5, 2015
Now that we are JODPHURS DEEP in 2015 (it's day five! By day five of the Hunger Games, Katniss had already survived the hammer throw, a wildfire, and killer jabberbay stings), it's time to CATCH UP ON POP CULTURE, that you may find yourself... More  →
Seven Pieces of Culture to Catch Up On for the New Year

The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names of 2014

By Rebecca Jane StokesJanuary 5, 2015
In the year of our lord Andrew Garfield, many celebrities had babies and most opted to pave a new trail to Babyname Town. (Many non-celebrities also had babies, but for the most part just named them Sophia or Jake). If we were celebrities, we'd christen... More  →
The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names of 2014
Today is the Day: Last Chance to Enter The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest!

Today is the Day: Last Chance to Enter The Mindhut Short Fiction Contest!

By Ryan BrittJanuary 5, 2015
One way to make the climax of a story exciting is to jam in some kind of “ticking clock” element. You know; the Death Star is going to pull up on a planet soon, there’s a bomb somewhere in Gotham City, or the spell only... More  →