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How to Get Over Jetlag

By ContributorFebruary 25, 2010
The word "jetlag" sounds like it should be something cooler than it is. Oh well, at least xXx_lola_xXx knows how to handle it. —SparkNotes editors Hello Sparklers! As most of us know, when we go on trips out of our own time zone, it... More  →
How to Get Over Jetlag

Olympic Medals for Being Ordinary

By Ashley SpencerFebruary 25, 2010
Most high school athletes don't win Olympic medals. But at banquets and pep rallies and random ceremonies in the cafeteria, they do win awards for sportsmanship, performance, and the ability to maintain decent grades while spending hours on the court/field/track. But what about the average student?... More  →
Olympic Medals for Being Ordinary

Auntie SparkNotes: Mama's Got a Brand New Boy

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 25, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, My parents divorced two years ago, and I live with my mom. She moved on very quickly and immediately found a new boyfriend, which initially made me somewhat (understandably, I think) uncomfortable. Over time I grew more comfortable with the guy and actually... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Mama's Got a Brand New Boy

Open Thread for February 25

By Emily WinterFebruary 25, 2010
We. Are. So. HAPPY this Thursday morning, and we suspect it has something to do with this pic. Yes, this is a real house in California that people actually live in. Sparkler biskvitkaimlyako sent us this gorgeous photo (can you guys make out all... More  →
Open Thread for February 25

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterFebruary 24, 2010
We'd never received an email with the subject "Awesome Thing" and the body "this is creepy and sad." ...Until yesterday. So this week, we're going to present you with two "Awesome Things of the Week": one Terrifying Awesome Thing of the Week, and one Non-Terrifying Awesome Thing... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

My Crush Is a Classic Film Star

By ContributorFebruary 24, 2010
Sparkler sakeller92, the author of this post, reminisces about the classic charm of silver screen legends from an era defined by leading men who were, well, manly. Unlike the neatly manicured stars of today's cinema (think Zac Efron), these men ate a steady diet of... More  →
My Crush Is a Classic Film Star

Three Reasons to Learn as Many Languages as You Can

By ContributorFebruary 24, 2010
How do you say, "Kezzie101 is amazing" in Zulu? —SparkNotes editors With the dominance of English in international relations, many languages seem to be falling into desuetude. (Much like the word "desuetude" in the English language.) And while it's natural for languages... More  →
Three Reasons to Learn as Many Languages as You Can

Auntie SparkNotes: Your Ex Is a Piranha. Figuratively Speaking.

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 24, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, It's Valentines day and I've found myself curled in front of my laptop, eating Ben and Jerry's and crying onto my cat's head. A few weeks ago I sent you a letter about being unsure about dating my ex again -- well, I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Your Ex Is a Piranha. Figuratively Speaking.

Olympic Highlights, Part 4

By ContributorFebruary 24, 2010
From the fast, rough action of hockey and cross to the grace of ice dancing and ski jumping, the second week of the Olympics opened with something for everyone. Thankfully, Sparkler equestrienne10 is back to fill you in on what you may have... More  →
Olympic Highlights, Part 4

Let's Analyze Your Dreams

By Jon_SkindzierFebruary 24, 2010
Pull up your psychology couch, if you have one lying around. Recline on it in a thoughtful manner. Now, uh, get up and come back to the computer so you can read the rest of this post. Let's talk about recurring dreams. Did you know that... More  →
Let's Analyze Your Dreams