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Rejected Test Prep Techniques

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 23, 2010
Some study methods are obvious and effective. Others might seem sensible when you're in a haze of worry and sleepiness, but are, in fact, terrible. Here are some of the bad techniques: 1. Make sure you have a secluded, distraction-free place to study, like a local... More  →
Rejected Test Prep Techniques

Science Fair Projects We'd Love to See

By Robert IsenbergMarch 23, 2010
Wander into a science fair, and you'll see skinny kids with big glasses and labcoats hovering around fold-out tables covered in gears, petri dishes filled with mold, and styrofoam "molecules" stuck together with popsicle sticks. Yawn. In our dreams, the science fair is a place... More  →
Science Fair Projects We'd Love to See

How to Deal with PDA

By Katie_RolnickMarch 23, 2010
Ahhh, spring! The season of love (and chocolate bunnies)! We have no problem with small displays of romantic expression—like holding hands or staring googly-eyed into your significant other's eyes. But we DO have a problem with people full-on making out in public. So... More  →
How to Deal with PDA

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Little Things Make a Big Difference

By Ashley SpencerMarch 23, 2010
Do you get so-so-so freaking excited about the littlest things in life sometimes? Like, do you almost want to jump around, House of Pain style, when you suddenly remember that during rehearsal tonight, you get to work on your favorite dance scene? Are... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Little Things Make a Big Difference

Open Thread for March 23

By Emily WinterMarch 23, 2010
It's another gloomy day in New York, so we were excited to see this cheery artwork by BellaSwan1. But, "Sparklers Sparkle in the sun"??? Does this mean you guys are... vampires?!??!?!? Noooooooooooooo!... More  →
Open Thread for March 23

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterMarch 22, 2010
No wonder  checkersocks's cat is so small—it has to share a house with 15 (!!!) other felines! Yep, this Sparkler has 16 cats. She sent us a bunch of pics, and we couldn't resist this big-eyed, bigger-eared, knee-sized little thing. What kind of caption... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Auntie SparkNotes: Sassy, Not A**y

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 22, 2010
Have you found Auntie on Facebook yet? No? What are you waiting for? Click here! Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I am a sarcastic sort of individual, and I am concerned that this part of my personality is severely damaging what people think of me. Honestly, I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Sassy, Not A**y

A Day in the Life of a Home Schooler

By ContributorMarch 22, 2010
We'd love to see your PJ collection, LOTViolists! —SparkNotes editors I'm a homeschooled senior who spends most of her time in her PJs. I don't follow an online curriculum; rather, my mom plans my coursework. Here's a day in my life: 7:40 a.m. Hit snooze.... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Home Schooler

The Buried SparkLife

By ContributorMarch 22, 2010
Give frapp_cakes her own reality show, already! —SparkNotes editors On a recent weekend, while I was "working" on some projects for school and watching TV, I stumbled across a new show on MTV called The Buried Life. At first I was sad... More  →
The Buried SparkLife

How to Understand Your Pets

By Robert IsenbergMarch 22, 2010
Pets have feelings. They think about things. They have dreams and favorite pastimes. It's not always easy to tell what's going on in your pet's mind. But pay close attention, and you can sometimes read your pet's behavior. Here are some signs to look out... More  →
How to Understand Your Pets