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A Guide to Owning Up

By ContributorAugust 11, 2010
Brightsparky406, no matter what you did, we forgive you—mostly because of this awesome drawing you sent us!—Sparkitors So, you messed up. You dented your dad's car, you "accidentally" gave your little brother a wedgie, or you got straight Fs... More  →
A Guide to Owning Up

Open Thread for August 11

By Emily WinterAugust 11, 2010
Hahahahahahaha! Dooooooooood, this is AWESOME. This ed is so happy that Eebyenoh thought to take a picture of this gray paint swatch and send it in for an open thread. Very clever, Eebyenoh. We'll have to keep on eye on you—you could be a... More  →
Open Thread for August 11

How To Deal With People Who Don't Read

By ContributorAugust 10, 2010
flaming_hobgoblins, we admire your reserve, but we just can't stop putting people in headlocks.—Sparkitors You're talking a bazillion miles a minute, spilling your thoughts on a book you've just finished. When you finally stop to catch your breath and... More  →
How To Deal With People Who Don't Read

Four Ways to Fun Up Summer Reading

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 10, 2010
Many years ago, when the world was still a civilized place, people understood innately that the words "summer" and "reading" should never, EVER go together. It was a glorious epoch, and it should have lasted forever. But alas, sometime during the 20th century, school administrators... More  →
Four Ways to Fun Up Summer Reading

Committee of Cool: Matt and Kim

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 10, 2010
After the last Committee of Cool live chat (in which Chelsea Dagger valiantly attempted to act like a mature, tax-paying adult instead of a combative, Playdoh-eating toddler) a question was posed to you, our ever-loyal audience: what extraordinarily important lesson did we learn?... More  →
Committee of Cool: Matt and Kim

Auntie SparkNotes: Trans-tastic

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 10, 2010
Wanting to be a ninja is just a phase?! Thanks for bursting our bubble! *sobs while throwing away nunchucks* —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm a 17 year-old pre-op, pre-transition, ftm [female-to-male] transboy. I'm currently not out to my mom about my gender and sexuality. I came out... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Trans-tastic

Feng Shui For Your Locker

By Pete CroattoAugust 10, 2010
So you've taken our advice and feng-shui'd the heck outta your home base. Now it's time to turn your locker into a positive-energy paradise. 1. Blithely disregard school policy and keep an aromatherapy candle (preferably a pine-scented one) burning at all times. But, please,... More  →
Feng Shui For Your Locker

How to Be Awesome: Hospital Edition

By Emily WinterAugust 10, 2010
Welcome back to jgrudzy's column How to Fail at Everything How to Be Awesome. Enjoy! —Sparkitors So you're at the hospital, waiting to get those stitches in your shin. You're surrounded by tons of people with medical degrees, and all the smartness... More  →
How to Be Awesome: Hospital Edition

A Sparkler's Favorite Fantasy Series, Part 2

By ContributorAugust 10, 2010
Thanks for all the great suggestions, aab19!—Sparkitors Almost everyone on SparkLife is an avid reader, but not everyone here is an avid fantasy reader! You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who loved fantasy books as... More  →
A Sparkler's Favorite Fantasy Series, Part 2

Writing for SparkLife FAQ

By Emily WinterAugust 10, 2010
Every week at the SparkLife headquarters, we receive between 11 and 76 red wheelbarrows full of emails about contributing to SparkLife. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions. I want to get a Sparkler post published on SparkLife! How do I do this? Write a... More  →
Writing for SparkLife FAQ