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The Ellie Report: Brown-Baggin' It

By ContributorAugust 5, 2010
According to every movie that Zac Efron has ever been in, high school is chock full of wonderful people: they sing, they dance, and they rescue bunnies from tragic and inexplicable celery-related deaths. But how are you, a poor, stuttering freshmen, supposed to tell the... More  →
The Ellie Report: Brown-Baggin' It

How To Force Yourself To Do Work

By Jon_SkindzierAugust 5, 2010
Picture a lazy, uneventful afternoon. You haven't started your summer reading yet, and right now you're busy with your favorite traditional summer pastime (making pancakes and whipping them out the window at confused passersby). Besides, you can read a page per minute, so you have,... More  →
How To Force Yourself To Do Work

Open Thread for August 5

By Emily WinterAugust 5, 2010
Woahhhhhhhhh, sea creatures! Yes! synchrogirl117 says: This pic of a sea anemone I found in California should be an open thread pic because I almost got washed out to sea forever while trying to get this picture.  Really.  I could have died (possibly).  Also,... More  →
Open Thread for August 5

How to Be Awesome: Back to School Edition

By ContributorAugust 4, 2010
We'd say jgrudzy has no idea what she's talking about, but then again... —Sparkitors August is usually a fairly stressful time for students: a new school year is beginning, and new school years are like burlap sacks full of suck. You're probably so focused... More  →
How to Be Awesome: Back to School Edition

SparkLife Culinary Institute: Eggplant Parm

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 4, 2010
Welcome back to the SparkLife Culinary Institute. Today we challenge Chef Boyardee to make a better Italian-inspired dish than our Eggplant Parmigiana (Eggplant Parm to its friends). Reasons we love this recipe: 1. It is so easy, you could make it in... More  →
SparkLife Culinary Institute: Eggplant Parm

A Day in the Life of a Chem Lab Intern

By ContributorAugust 4, 2010
flunkybed, Queen of Comedy, we've misssssed you! At least we know where you've been. —Sparkitors I really miss having a normal teenage summer. The type of summer where I become a basement-dwelling nocturnal rat and sleep 13 hours a day, totally oblivious to the... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Chem Lab Intern

A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student in India

By ContributorAugust 4, 2010
WHEW. And we thought AP Calc was impossible. Yttr Wolf, you are SMART.– Sparkitors Both of my parents are engineers, so from a young age, my brother and I were set upon the engineering path.... More  →
A Day in the Life of an Engineering Student in India

Blogging A Visit From My Cousins

By ContributorAugust 4, 2010
You may say you don't like kids, jtjuvenile, but we think you're a big 'ol softie at heart.—Sparkitors Disclaimer: Unlike most fourteen year old girls, I find drooling toddlers and small kids repulsive. Sorry, but I had to tell you: that background information... More  →
Blogging A Visit From My Cousins

My Crush is Really Old

By ContributorAugust 4, 2010
aroha999, we love you, but HELLO: aren't you forgetting Clint Eastwood?!?—Sparkitors Ah, the 1900s. For a lot of men, these were the best years of their lives. I'm talkin' real men. Men of substance. Men with hot bods and... More  →
My Crush is Really Old

Teaching Mom SparkSlang

By ContributorAugust 4, 2010
GirlWhoWrites writes Diary of a High School Freshman. We think we want her mom to start writing for us, too. —Sparkitors Unless you live under a rock on Mars or are extremely new to SparkNotes, you inevitably will notice that Sparklers have... More  →
Teaching Mom SparkSlang