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Sorry, Charlie, Girls Prefer Boys Who Don't Actually Exist

By ContributorMay 8, 2009
Liz_Nash is a super Sparkler who's last blog on SparkLife was smart, funny and may have even helped a few of you pass English class. Us SparkNotes editors have asked her to come back more often to share her fabu-wisdom. Look for Liz... More  →

The Two-Second Relationship

By Laura_WassonMay 8, 2009
Long-term relationships are the stuff of high school fantasy. There's always that one golden couple who's been together forever and may very well end up married. But for every super-serious "wear my letter jacket" relationship, there are at least ten two-second relationships. These relationships are so... More  →

Let's Type About Sex

By Chris_DikenMay 8, 2009
There are lots of ways to learn about sex. You can wait for your parents to mortify you with “the talk.” You can study the subject in health class, where you’re forced to watch movies such as Your Body During Adolescence. Another option... More  →

Killer Road Trip Tips

By Joe_LynchMay 8, 2009
Summer summer ROAD TRIP!!! Ahem. Hitting the road in a beat-up car with your besties is one of life’s greatest rewards. The destination doesn’t necessarily make or break the trip—it’s the little things along the way that birth high school legends. Here’s some advice for making the... More  →

Short Songs To Change Classes To

By Jonathan_FlaxMay 8, 2009
Forget everything you learned in Social Studies about living in a free society. The truth is that your day-to-day student-ing is about as scripted as a finale episode of The Bachelor. That's why those few moments between classes feel so precious. You can use this... More  →

SUCCEED Blog: A Happier Web For Tough Times

By Matt_HunzikerMay 8, 2009


The news has been relatively grim recently (even for the news), with continuing economic turmoil, fears of a new global illness, and more competition for college admissions. At the same time, many of our most popular websites - which should be

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Normal Girl vs. HMU (Heavy Makeup User)

By ContributorMay 7, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we’ve been mining for rockstar Sparklers - real readers with so much insight, they know what you ate for breakfast this morning. The following post comes to us from Sparkler reimbursement. Enjoy!  -SparkNotes Editors You've seen it everywhere: At the mall, the sales... More  →

Six Songs to Ruin a Date

By Joe_LynchMay 7, 2009
As anyone who has watched a teen movie can profess, the single most important thing to consider during a date is… what? Clothes? Sparkling conversation? Not burping? NO. The background music. It sets the tone for the entire night—MGMT in the car for a poppy, fast-paced... More  →

Every Show Should Be Like LOST

By Dan_BergsteinMay 7, 2009
The undead John Locke is going after Jacob, spooky Island overlord, while Jack and Sayid begin plans to detonate a hydrogen bomb in 1977. Dr. Chang believes that Faraday was telling the truth about time travel and the impending doom, while Alpert hangs out with... More  →

Auntie SparkNotes Knows Who Makes the Rules Around Here

By kat_rosenfieldMay 7, 2009
This week, we heard from a young man who really loved his girlfriend... until she broke the rules. [Cue threatening theme music!]

Okay, here is the situation. I have a gf I love very much. The day before I moved 600 miles away we

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