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Which of These Fall Movies Are You Excited About?

By Aislinn ShevlinAugust 14, 2014
Summer at the cinema is a barren wasteland of CGI and terrible things. To cope with the lack of intellectual stimulation, I rest my hopes on fall movies. So let's dig into the trailers! We’ve got one with Kristen Stewart playing an American soldier, another... More  →
Which of These Fall Movies Are You Excited About?

A Puppy Reacts to Shark Week + a Super New Tattoo

By Aislinn ShevlinAugust 14, 2014
Here’s what our favorite celebs have been up to on Twitter this week! More  →
A Puppy Reacts to Shark Week + a Super New Tattoo

Here's How You Want to Change the World

By Emily BrownAugust 14, 2014
A few weeks ago, we asked you what change you'd want to see in the world so that the next generation could live in a better place. We were going to start with "ensure that every person has a lifetime supply of Nutella," but as we received more submissions, we realized that p More  →
Here's How You Want to Change the World

Ask Jono: Does Flirting Speak Louder Than Words?

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 14, 2014
My main question is: "Do actions really speak louder than words?" Dear Jono, I know you get lots of emails just begging for your amazing advice, but it would mean a lot to me if you answered my kinda confusing question. But before you read this, I'm... More  →
Ask Jono: Does Flirting Speak Louder Than Words?
<i>The Giver</i> Has Bred A World of Sameness: See the Books and Films It Inspired

The Giver Has Bred A World of Sameness: See the Books and Films It Inspired

By KathAugust 14, 2014
Since Lois Lowry's blockbuster novel The Giver hit bookshelves in 1993, we've all been on a steady diet of YA authoritarism. Back in the early '90s, YA dystopian lit wasn't really a thing. The Giver was groundbreaking, because it took non-outer-space sci-fi (then mostly More  →

Top 5 Body Myths DEBUNKED!

By Jason SaenzAugust 14, 2014
The human body is a mysterious and awesome thing, like a Twinkie. And like a Twinkie, your parents lied to you about your body. Mostly to keep you out of trouble, but still, MOM. Today, we compare the wisdom of parents to REAL, HARD INTERNET... More  →
Top 5 Body Myths DEBUNKED!

How to Play With A Girls Hair in 10 Easy Steps (Curly Edition)

By Jason SaenzAugust 14, 2014
Playing with a girl's hair is like playing with fire. It's exciting, it's adventurous and it's also freaking dangerous. Tussle a girl's tresses the wrong way and you could get burned, because that is not hair, it's a pile of tumbleweeds covered in lighter fluid. Run. Here's a... More  →
How to Play With A Girls Hair in 10 Easy Steps (Curly Edition)

Open Thread for August 14!

By SparkLifeAugust 14, 2014
Thanks for the photo, wiselyink!

I found a book chest at HomeGoods and feel the need to share its beauty.

Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on an OT! It'll be AWESOME!

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Open Thread for August 14!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Get People To Respect My Boundaries?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 13, 2014
Hiya Auntie! I've read all of your columns, and I love you, but I have yet to see something like this answered. I have a lot of irrational phobias. The biggest would be (this is kind of embarrassing) intimacy, both emotional and physical, but mostly physical.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Get People To Respect My Boundaries?

The Inventions That Would REVOLUTIONIZE Going Back to School

By ziggykelsmanAugust 13, 2014
ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH! It's time to hit the hallways with fresh legs (DID YOU NOT REST YOUR WEARY LEGS OVER SUMMER?) and we have the perfect inventions-that-don't-yet-exist to bring with you. #optimal #canwegetakickstarter? More  →
The Inventions That Would REVOLUTIONIZE Going Back to School