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How to Do Damage Control

By Ashley SpencerDecember 10, 2009
In the wake of the Tiger Woods scandal, we should all think about how to protect our reps and our street cred. This is an even harder task for high schoolers than it is for Tiger; 15-year-olds usually don’t have the luxury of locking themselves... More  →
How to Do Damage Control

Family Overload

By Julie KrautDecember 9, 2009
It’s right about now in the holiday season when quality family time starts to feel more like jail time. There are only so many dinners, movies, singalongs, and fire-watching sessions you can take before you find yourself completely overloaded on family bonding. It’s not that you... More  →
Family Overload

Gifts Not to Give

By ContributorDecember 9, 2009
We have a feeling Sparkler jonanners has given or received some bad gifts in her day. At least she can help the rest of us out! —SparkNotes editors Sadly, every year many holiday gifts are given away, never used, or returned because, well, they... More  →
Gifts Not to Give

Six Reasons to Go Naked

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 9, 2009
No, we don't mean naked naked, although that would lead to some interesting high school assemblies. We mean letting your face go nude, all footloose and makeup-free like. If you're anything like us, the most annoying part of your day, after being pried... More  →
Six Reasons to Go Naked

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterDecember 9, 2009
This is what we learned from last week's Awesome Thing: If we ever draft a SparkNotes manifesto, in which we enumerate the many ways and reasons Sparklers bond with one another, we would NOT include creepiness. In fact, it appears that nothing's more divisive... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

In the Future, Your Car Will Be Awesome

By Kia WoodDecember 9, 2009
Every year, the LA Auto Show displays some of the coolest cars that will make their debut in 2010. They also debut concept cars, which are wildly imaginative vehicle prototypes that some lucky jerk could be driving in the year 2051. For this year’s More  →
In the Future, Your Car Will Be Awesome

Auntie SparkNotes: Dialogue With Your Parental Units

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 9, 2009
Dear Auntie, I've never really had a "relationship" with my parents. I mean, they aren't separated or anything, I just don't know how I'm suppose to act, or whatever, around them. I always end up being silent and that's the norm now. I'm still a teenager,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Dialogue With Your Parental Units

Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 6: Beast from Air

By Jon_SkindzierDecember 8, 2009
"Beast from Water" earned its title from hapless Percival's suggestion that the monster comes out of the ocean. What terrifying revelations will "Beast from Air" hold? Pterodactyls? No, but read on anyway! Speaking of Percival, at no point in this novel has the kid been doing... More  →
Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 6: Beast from Air

The Best Dance Moves on the Silver Screen

By Katie_RolnickDecember 8, 2009
Along with the endless loop of "Jingle Bells" playing at the mall, the holidays bring something we can all appreciate: lots and lots of movies. This Christmas Day, director Rob Marshall will try to replicate his foot-stomping Chicago success with the release of his... More  →
The Best Dance Moves on the Silver Screen

Rockin' Around the Christmas Twee

By ContributorDecember 8, 2009
Sparkler camip0p has become one of the ultimate sources for good music around here, so we were thrilled when she put together this post of fun, new holiday tunes! —SparkNotes editors Thanks to the wonders of the World Wide Web, I have found cool... More  →
Rockin' Around the Christmas Twee