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Ask Jono: Friends With... Not Benefits

By Jon_SkindzierApril 18, 2011
Dear Jono, I've got a bit of a sticky situation.  I like this guy at work, and he has told me he likes me back (yay!), but, despite the fact that he is eighteen and I am seventeen, he is not allowed to date due to... More  →
Ask Jono: Friends With... Not Benefits

10 Rules for Creating an Amazing Secret Handshake

By Lucy HutchinsonApril 18, 2011
Remember last Tuesday, when you shook hands with your friend Tiffany in the hall and were crushed by boredom? That was because you didn't have an Amazing Secret Handshake with which to brighten your day. Secret handshakes are easy to come up with—the only rule... More  →
10 Rules for Creating an Amazing Secret Handshake

Intern's Pick of the Day: Get Inspired!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 18, 2011
Are you ready to be inspired? Are you ready to get dedicated? Are you ready to see Brad Pitt in a tunic and Mel Gibson in a skirt? I thought so. And so did jesusfreak823... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day: Get Inspired!

Open Thread for April 18

By Chelsea DaggerApril 18, 2011
grace_return7 sent us this pic, along with this explanation: These funny little men in bedazzled cowboy outfits and hats are Riders in the Sky, the very people who wrote and performed"Woody's Roundup" from Toy Story! My choir got to go to Nashville, TN for our... More  →
Open Thread for April 18

Open Thread for April 17

By EmmaApril 17, 2011
Oh, how we wish we woke up every morning to the sight of this doggie coming in for a kiss. MWAH! Thanks for the pic, rawrlove256! Send your smoochy pet pics to contribute@sparknotes.com.... More  →
Open Thread for April 17

Open Thread for April 16

By EmmaApril 16, 2011
We love seeing our name in coins.  We pretend we're getting paper, but getting pennies is more our speed. Send your pics to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for April 16

Is It OK to Read Kids' Books?

By Miss MarmApril 15, 2011
As someone who feels guilty about everything, including how guilty I'm always feeling, I relate to this Sparkler. Once upon a time, I was in love with the English language. To be more specific, I was in love with literature—so in love that I have become... More  →
Is It OK to Read Kids' Books?

SparkStyle: Spring Has Sprung

By kat_rosenfieldApril 15, 2011
Between the blooming daffodils, the light southern breeze, and the appearance of several dozen morbidly obese robins in the local park, I think it's safe to say that spring has arrived. And geez, it's about freakin' time. One more snowfall or sub-zero day, and I'd... More  →
SparkStyle: Spring Has Sprung

Are You a Hate-able Twilight Hater?

By ContributorApril 15, 2011
yankeegirl93 brings up THE TWILIGHT ISSUE again to call all you Twilight-haters to the stand. Word!—Sparkitors Look, if you hate Twilight, that’s awesome. Good for you, really! I'm sure the books are really appreciative of your passionate loathing. The world is much... More  →
Are You a Hate-able Twilight Hater?

You Know You're from Williamsburg When...

By ContributorApril 15, 2011
LtlePointeDancer, we have to admit it: we're jealous of your proximity to roller coasters.—Sparkitors I'm from Williamsburg, Virginia. You probably heard about it once while you were dozing off in the middle of your AP U.S. History class; it's a little suburban... More  →
You Know You're from Williamsburg When...