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Cutting Your Own Hair Is a Bad Enough Idea... Now There's Something to Make It Worse!

By Josh PeriloMay 5, 2016
We are not going to judge you if you've ever taken a blade to your own bangs. Desperate times call for desperate cutting. But, for the most part, the vast majority of us leave the snipping to the professionals, or at least another person. Well,... More  →
Cutting Your Own Hair Is a Bad Enough Idea... Now There's Something to Make It Worse!

Which Hogwarts Professor Are You?

By Amanda BellMay 5, 2016
By now, you’ve already been properly sorted in your Hogwarts House, you know exactly which O.W.L.s you’d ace, and you know which Harry Potter you most identify with, so now let’s give a little love to... More  →
Which Hogwarts Professor Are You?

Presenting...May Horoscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierMay 5, 2016
Your brain is the most important part of your body, Aries, but you can't exactly go out and get a brain massage, at least not from anyone who intends to keep you alive. That's what it's important not to let your stress and anxiety overwhelm you, and to instead have them whel More  →
Presenting...May Horoscopes!

Open Thread for May 5!

By SparkLifeMay 5, 2016
Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT... More  →
Open Thread for May 5!

Auntie SparkNotes: Who's Wrong? Me, or Him?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 4, 2016
Hello Auntie, I am a sophomore in high school questioning my morals. I have been talking to this boy, let's call him Romeo, for quite a few months. He liked me, and I liked him too, but I did not want to jump into a relationship due... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Who's Wrong? Me, or Him?

Real Talk: On One Night Stands

By Emma W.May 4, 2016

I basically didn't date in high school. I mean, occasionally, but never for more than a couple of weeks, nothing turned serious. I was a nerd. I was focused on my schoolwork. I did manage, however, to get rid of my virginity before... More  →

Real Talk: On One Night Stands

The Sorting Test

By ElodieMay 4, 2016
If this is the first time you’ve ever taken a Sorting Test, then congratulations! You’re unique. The rest of us have taken about a hundred of these things, and then we took them again because we didn’t get the result we were looking for. But here’s... More  →
The Sorting Test

The Coolest Moms in Fiction, Ranked

By Maddy AaronMay 4, 2016
Moms rarely get their due in fiction: they typically serve as the vessel that delivers the Chosen One and then crumbles into dust like a discarded silkworm cocoon. Take Lily Potter: without her [accidentally magical] sacrifice, there would be NO HARRY POTTER SERIES. Seriousl More  →
The Coolest Moms in Fiction, Ranked

The Myth of the Experienced Boyfriend

By kat_rosenfieldMay 4, 2016
If you're a member of the never-been-kissed crowd, you might have fantasized from time to time about the mythic beast known as the Experienced Boyfriend: a handsome prince who will take your hand, sweep you off your feet, and carry you like a nubile sack... More  →
The Myth of the Experienced Boyfriend