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A Story About Skincare

By Miss MarmJuly 19, 2011
Caroline Watson's story, "Vaseline," is not only a finalist in the fiction contest, it's kind of about makeovers! (Yes, it is. Just go with it.) —Miss Marm At the end of every drugstore checkout line is the woman contemplating her $39. 99... More  →
A Story About Skincare

Just Roll with It: Goodbye Farm, Hello City!

By ContributorJuly 19, 2011
In this first column of her new series, intrepid blogger thatshowiroll21 navigates Cerebral Palsy, sexy rock nerds, and college prep. –Sparkitors Hello! My name is Kat. I'm 18, I'm obsessed with Brad Paisley and country music in general, I am the very definition of... More  →
Just Roll with It: Goodbye Farm, Hello City!

A Day in the Life of a Student at an All-Girls High School

By ContributorJuly 19, 2011
If life at an all-girls school has taught kenzgirl one thing, it's to always keep her "boy-dar" honed and ready.—Sparkitors It’s 6 AM and my alarm is blaring. I want to throw it against the wall and curl back up into my warm... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Student at an All-Girls High School

How to Overcome Nightmares

By ContributorJuly 19, 2011
aishu123's got the tips to finally put your nightmares to bed. (ZING!)—Sparkitors

So you’re probably thinking “How old is this girl, like, 5?” but hey, admit it: we all still occasionally get attacked in the middle of

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How to Overcome Nightmares

House: Possibly the Creepiest Book Ever

By ContributorJuly 19, 2011
Lonks is almost halfway to her goal—but will she survive this horror story?—Sparkitors Book #46: House Authors: Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti Reason for Reading: My brother has been pestering me to read this book for a while, but the very idea of... More  →
House: Possibly the Creepiest Book Ever

WRITER WARS: Everybody's a Genius But Me

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 19, 2011
Last week I challenged you guys to write a short story involving your favorite fictional character. Easy as pie, I thought. Piece of cake, I thought. (I think only in food-related similes.) But when I tried to dash off a story in response... More  →
WRITER WARS: Everybody's a Genius But Me

Open Thread for July 19

By SparkLifeJuly 19, 2011
You are probably going to die when you gaze upon this absolutely amazing photo from Lis93; dudes, she made her little brother a HOGWARTS ACCEPTANCE LETTER for his 11th birthday! Look us in the eyes and tell us this... More  →
Open Thread for July 19

Auntie SparkNotes: The Other Woman

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 18, 2011
Dear Auntie, I'm really confused. I've always been really close with this guy who's seven years older than me (I'm seventeen, he's twenty four). This guy has always been there for me whenever I've been upset or hurt and we texted regularly. Gradually the messages became... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Other Woman

You Know You're a Brit Living in LA When...

By ContributorJuly 18, 2011
lamf77, we're intrigued by your nickname. Is it like a "lame" BAMF? A nod to your current city? Blurg? —Sparkitors Los Angeles is a bustling city filled with traffic, restaurants you travel in traffic to get to, smog caused partly by traffic, and people... More  →
You Know You're a Brit Living in LA When...

How I Learned to Work Out Effectively

By Ashley SpencerJuly 18, 2011
I knew that in order to get healthy, I was going to have to get moving. At first, I tried doing some elliptical before my internship in the wee hours of the morning, but I didn't see any results, and it was disheartening. I knew... More  →
How I Learned to Work Out Effectively