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How NOT to React When Your Friend Comes Out

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
nanometre is exactly the type of friend we'd like to have: funny, supportive, and full of great advice!—Sparkitors Recently, a friend of mine opened up to me about the fact that he is gay. This was my reaction: Me: AAAA!!!!!!... More  →
How NOT to React When Your Friend Comes Out

Playlist of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 20, 2010
Today's playlist is all Indie Winter Songs by beks405 "Cold December" by Matt Costa "It's Cold Outside" by The Choir "I Was a Kaleidoscope" by Death Cab for Cutie "Hands in Pockets" by Laura Gibson "Winter" by The Dodos "Mount Wroclai"... More  →
Playlist of the Day

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 20, 2010
We took one look at this photo, with its anonymous hindquarters, its well-placed Honda, and its, er, orthodontically-challenged horse, and we thought to ourselves, "THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS SCENE." But apparently, we were wrong; luckothegaelic has plenty of... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 20, 2010
Today's pick is called the Lame Site List and it (coincidentally) is a list of some of those lame web sites out there. "Why?" I hear you asking. Three reasons: 1) Everyone likes to waste time on the internet. I'm just trying to make your time wasting... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Open Thread for December 20

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 20, 2010
It's -45 degrees here in New York (that may have been a slight exaggeration, but you can't prove anything), and apparently, travelwriter21 is feeling the chill as well: I went outside this morning and realized something...... More  →
Open Thread for December 20

Open Thread for December 19

By EmmaDecember 19, 2010
This amazingly beautiful photo makes us think of snacks. Why? Because hello!'s email starts like this:

Dear Sparkitators (I hope i spelled it right),

You didn't, but Sparkitators sounds like tater tots (just go with it), so we heartily approve!

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Open Thread for December 19

Open Thread for December 18

By EmmaDecember 18, 2010
Anggik's latest masterpiece cheered us up...at first. But then we noticed that postscript. "P.S. Be GOOD SANTA'S COMING." And we remembered accidentally-on-purpose stealing our friend's favorite pants and never "remembering" to give them back. Will Santa still give us... More  →
Open Thread for December 18

Life According to Ginger: Demystifying the Bro

By ContributorDecember 17, 2010
Recently, I wrote an article on the hipster. This week, I’ll take a look at its lesser-known antithesis, the Bro. You can probably tell where the bros got their name—they really like to call each other bro. Fun fact: many bros belong to fraternities,... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Demystifying the Bro

How to Wish Your Frenemy a Happy New Year

By Rachel KorowitzDecember 17, 2010
It's the countdown to midnight, the ball is mid-drop, and out of the corner of your eye, you spot...your best frenemy. Yeesh. New Year's Eve is supposed to be all happy and celebratory, but it's hard to kick off 2011 on a good note when... More  →
How to Wish Your Frenemy a Happy New Year

Dressin' Up the Holidays

By Ashley SpencerDecember 17, 2010
Holiday parties are upon us, and you need to find the perfect dress so you can impress your family with your grownup look and make your friends envy you on New Year's Eve. Whether you plan on partying with your friends or saying PEACE ... More  →
Dressin' Up the Holidays