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New Energy Drinks

By Robert IsenbergJune 7, 2010
Tired of the same old energy drinks? We know the feeling. You open your cooler, and all you find is Monster, Monster, Monster, with a little Jolt thrown in. Consider this eye-popping alternatives: Shazzam: Feeling tired and mopey? No more! Shazzam is 92% caffeine and 106%... More  →
New Energy Drinks

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerJune 7, 2010
In last week's comments, Nillabee asked "'sup with all the lame stock pictures?  don't nobody send nothin' in no more?" We thought we'd respond with this gem of a photograph, submitted by RumbleRoar2. Why? One: because man can't live... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for June 7th

By Chelsea DaggerJune 7, 2010
You know who this monkey reminds of us? DUMBLEDORE. Yep, it's all in the beard. And in the majestic, kindly eyes. Thanks for sending this pic, Amarantha93, and for inspiring us to re-read "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" for the 85th time!... More  →
Open Thread for June 7th

Open Thread for June 6

By EmmaJune 6, 2010
Megan has a bunny named Daisy who has cute chubby legs, AND a dog named Jake who helps sort the recycling. Not fair, when our only pets are the cockroaches who have taken over our apartment. ... More  →
Open Thread for June 6

Open Thread for June 5

By EmmaJune 5, 2010
Do you really expect us to choose just ONE picture of newborn kitties? We're only human! Hannahvb is an aspiring photographer, and she would love some feedback from her fellow Sparklers. Check out her pics here.... More  →
Open Thread for June 5

The Hit List: Songs That'll Make You Tear Up

By ContributorJune 4, 2010
Allthingsgood writes about all things sad, and that's totally fine with us. —Sparkitors So you're in a great mood and BAM, a sad song comes on shuffle and knocks you down. But the feeling of being tossed off your happy pedestal is so jarring that... More  →
The Hit List: Songs That'll Make You Tear Up

Synchrogirl117's Book Review: The Book Thief

By ContributorJune 4, 2010
This week, synchrogirl117 tackles The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak. —Sparkitors Meet Death, the narrator of this story. Death isn't scary or mean, as most believe—he's just doing his job collecting souls from dead bodies. Death is working overtime during WWII. He's horrified by the... More  →
Synchrogirl117's Book Review: The Book Thief

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterJune 4, 2010
HAPPY SUMMER, Sparklers!!! Okay, technically it's not summer til June 21, but a lot of you Sparklers are already done with school, AND we've got something summery going on in the SparkNotes office—a new summer intern! Sparklers, give a warm welcome to Sarah, who helped scour... More  →
The Friday Awards

A Day in the Life of a Late-Immersion Student

By ContributorJune 4, 2010
museoftomorrow, we think being a "Frenchie" sounds cool! —Sparkitors In Canada, parents have the option of putting their children in a French Immersion Program. Being in an immersion program means that you spend about half your day in French classes or classes taught in... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Late-Immersion Student

8 Types of Facebook Profile Pictures

By ContributorJune 4, 2010
#3. Guilty. *hangs head in shame and refuses to look purpleeggplant4 in the eye* —Sparkitors Facebook, by definition, is a social networking sight designed to connect you with your friends and family. Facebook, in practice, is a continuous flow of status updates, cyber gossip,... More  →
8 Types of Facebook Profile Pictures