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Back to School Shopping: What To Look For In A Computer

By Rachel KorowitzJuly 30, 2010
It's still a bazillion degrees outside, which makes it hard to believe that school will start up again in just a matter of weeks. Before you get back into the swing of lockers, lunch rooms, and logarithms, you'll want to set yourself up with a... More  →
Back to School Shopping: What To Look For In A Computer

How To Be a Renaissance Sparkler, Part 4: Music

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 30, 2010
This is the fourth in a series of posts that will basically make you perfect at everything by the end of the summer. If you'd prefer to fake being perfect instead, well, we'll cover that, too. Today's Topic: Music. Learning an instrument can be frustrating.... More  →
How To Be a Renaissance Sparkler, Part 4: Music

Life According to Ginger: Packing List

By ContributorJuly 30, 2010
So I’m going to gloat a little bit now. If you object to this, please avert your eyes. Ahem. Here goes. I am totally going to have my own bathroom at school next year! (I assume it will look exactly like the one in the... More  →
Life According to Ginger: Packing List

Auntie SparkNotes: The Red Scare

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 30, 2010
Oh, Auntie! Sometimes we just want to hug you through our moniters. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, I have a bizarre and slightly embarrassing/infuriating problem. I'll try to put it delicately. My father won't let me use tampons....gah, I know. It started when I got my time of the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Red Scare

What REALLY Happens in a Yoga Class

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 30, 2010
In theory, yoga seems like the perfect non-sport for those of a less athletic persuasion. It's indoors, it's quiet and non-competitive, nobody punches anyone, and kicking, throwing, or catching are not requirements. But don't be fooled. Yoga isn't all that it seems. There's still time to... More  →
What REALLY Happens in a Yoga Class

Open Thread for July 30

By Emily WinterJuly 30, 2010
Yesterday, Pistaciosaregreat sent us a pic of one grumpy cat. TODAY, another Sparkler wants to one-up her. Meeeeeeeow! This pic of TWO GRUMPY CATS is from Princesscat_A, and it makes us wonder which Sparkler has THE MOST grumpy cats?!... More  →
Open Thread for July 30

What Not To Do When You Meet Dan Bergstein

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 29, 2010
As most of you know from playing our "Who's That Sparkitor?" guessing game last week, your SparkLife writers and editors all got together here in NYC and had a party! And while it was very exciting to finally see our fellow writers in... More  →
What Not To Do When You Meet Dan Bergstein

The Ellie Report: Don't Let Your Breakup Break You Down

By ContributorJuly 29, 2010
Ellielikespie, we could have really used this column BEFORE we went all Carrie Underwood on our ex's car. GAH. —Sparkitors It's happened to the best of us: we wake up to a world filled with puppies, rainbows, and hopeful dreams of figuring out... More  →
The Ellie Report: Don't Let Your Breakup Break You Down

Myths About Being an Adult

By Ashley SpencerJuly 29, 2010
It's not fun, being trapped at home with your family. Every three seconds you’re thinking, I can’t wait to be old enough to move into my own place so I can throw my dirty socks on the floor, eat pickles straight outta the jar a... More  →
Myths About Being an Adult

Blogging Breaking Dawn: Part 6

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 29, 2010
Chapter Six: Distractions Better Title: Disregard That Last Chapter…And Most of the First Three Books Before we begin, you should know that Stephenie Meyer uses the word "sex" twice in this chapter. Upon reading the scandalous word, I became so worked up that I joined a gang,... More  →
Blogging Breaking Dawn: Part 6