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Auntie SparkNotes: Like Who Makes You Happy

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 23, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, So I like this guy, which isn't unusual, but what IS unusual is that I'm almost positive he likes me back. Now, I personally think he's fantastic. He's nice and funny and he makes me SO SO happy. He's a really sweet, adorable... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Like Who Makes You Happy

Three Reasons to Love—OK, Like—the SAT

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 23, 2009
If you've been studying up for the SAT, you're probably familiar with what we like to call the Apex of Standardized Suckitude—when it's two o'clock in the morning, you've just finished your fifth cup of coffee, you've missed yet another epic outing with your... More  →
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Where Are All The Thanksgiving Songs?

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 23, 2009
We here at Spark Notes, swept up in the holiday fun, decided to count down our 100 favorite Thanksgiving movies. 100. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 99. Home for the Holidays 98. Um. Hmm. Let's see, did we mention Planes, Trains, and Automobiles? Yeah, we did, didn't we? There must... More  →
Where Are All The Thanksgiving Songs?

20 Things Not to Say on a Date

By Chelsea DaggerNovember 20, 2009
Dating is hard, what with the necessity of making conversation. While we can’t tell you what you should say on a date (possessing and distributing such knowledge is highly illegal), we can give you some pointers as to what you should avoid. Read on, Casanova,... More  →
20 Things Not to Say on a Date

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterNovember 20, 2009
Last week, you guys voted on how to spell the name of a Friday Awards recipient: "Frampion" or "Friampion"? Here are the results! "Frampion" got **tallying furiously** 21 votes. "Friampion" got **tallying with angst and a cute pen** 24 votes! But wait! CoolWasabi had the idea to spell... More  →
The Friday Awards

Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 20, 2009
Did you watch Sesame Street when you were a kid? Of course you did! And here's the awesome thing: So did we. Sesame Street is clearly the greatest children's show ever. With a classic-characters-meet-pop-celebrities approach that helps keep things fresh and fun, the show has achieved an... More  →
Happy 40th, Sesame Street!

Types of Typists

By Katie_RolnickNovember 20, 2009
Whether you're putting together a five-page research paper, updating your personal diary, or just instant messaging, your typing style can be as revealing as your taste in clothes. Are you a speed demon? Are you slow and methodical? Do you obsess over accuracy,... More  →
Types of Typists

Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

By Chris_DikenNovember 20, 2009
Yes, Sparklers, today is the day you have all been waiting for. After countless countdowns, plot-spoiling blog posts, and rumors about on-set love affairs, the cinematic event of the 21st century is finally upon us: Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans comes... More  →
Chris Listens: Going Gray, Mega Secrets, and the Burning Desire for Bumpits

Babysitters Club

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 20, 2009
A few months ago, we explored the topic of summer jobs. But what about the other nine months of the year? Speaking of nine months, what about babies? Speaking of babies, what about the age-old teen career of babysitting? (And who came up... More  →
Babysitters Club

What the....

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 20, 2009
To illustrate our posts, we use images from the bizarre and maddening site known as Shutterstock. Some of these pictures are so strange that when we editors stumble upon them, we email them to each other with subject lines such as "?!??!!!!!!!!!" "What... More  →
What the....