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How to Not Lose an Argument With Your Parents

By Katie_RolnickFebruary 23, 2010
In most cases, an argument with your parents will begin as a "discussion" during which you try to present your case in a reasonable manner. Then objections are raised, and before long, the discussion devolves into a screaming match. To give yourself a fighting chance, you... More  →
How to Not Lose an Argument With Your Parents

Listen to the Music/Música/Musique

By ContributorFebruary 23, 2010
We knew KoontzRocks, but we didn't know KoontzRocks in, like, 17 different languages! —SparkNotes editors We all know the feeling: The dreadful clench in your stomach reminding you of an impending foreign language test. You know you have no hope to understand it at... More  →
Listen to the Music/Música/Musique

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Don’t Leave Me, Khrista

By Ashley SpencerFebruary 23, 2010
One of my major BFFs, Khrista, a girl who’s seen me wet my pants after pretending to be a sheep on live radio, is moving to Colorado for a big girl job. Good for her, right? Totes. But what about me? What am I going... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Don’t Leave Me, Khrista

Auntie SparkNotes: Gary and His Harem

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 23, 2010
Two things: 1) Until Auntie gets a new computer, we'll have to make do with pictures of dogs wearing glasses. 2) Gary is the best fake name ever! We're visualizing a big gray guy who eats comments for lunch. —SparkNotes editors Hi Auntie: Well, here's the scoop.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Gary and His Harem

9 Ways of Keeping People Out of Your Personal Space

By ContributorFebruary 23, 2010
Standing next to AllisonJY on a crowded bus? Better get off at the next stop. —SparkNotes editors One of the most irritating things in today's world is lack of personal space, particularly where public transport is concerned. People no longer keep a reasonable distance... More  →
9 Ways of Keeping People Out of Your Personal Space

The Official SparkLife High School Olympic Games

By Kia WoodFebruary 23, 2010
What’s better than watching the Olympics? Being in the Olympics! We’re hoping one of you wonderful Sparklers will make it there one day, and that you'll shout us out in your post-competition interview. (“I’d like to thank the writers at SparkLife for keeping me entertained... More  →
The Official SparkLife High School Olympic Games

Open Thread for February 23

By Emily WinterFebruary 23, 2010
Meet Bear. Bear belongs to Sparkler MarauderPrincess, and this is a pic of him when he was just a wee pup. He's about the size of a peanut (more like a puppy-sized mound of peanuts, but still), which makes his name so so... More  →
Open Thread for February 23

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterFebruary 22, 2010
What's cuter than being cute? Ice cuuuuuute! It's too bad that this doe got caught in a blizzard, but we've heard deer are down with the snow. (Unlike your editors, who've been known to shriek if one single snowflake lands anywhere that's not the top... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Olympic Highlights, Part 3

By ContributorFebruary 22, 2010
Sparkler equestrienne10 says hockey coverage will appear in Wednesday's edition of her highlights series. Thanks again for all this great info, equestrienne10! —SparkNotes editors It’s been a busy weekend in Vancouver—new records, new controversies, and a new gold for Harry... More  →
Olympic Highlights, Part 3

How (Not) to Get a Post Published on SparkLife

By ContributorFebruary 22, 2010
MaggieGirl2013 thinks we can be bought! For the record, we do not accept bribes (unless they come in the form of cheese). —SparkNotes editors Ah, SparkLife: the place where nerds like me come to worship, pray, and live. One day, you read something Dan Bergstein... More  →
How (Not) to Get a Post Published on SparkLife