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Guylight, and Other Books for Dudes

By ContributorApril 6, 2010
Smokey778 may be the Stephanie Meyer of dude romance novels. Seriously. You heard it here first. —SparkNotes editors For the last several years, dudes have had to suffer the "Twilight Effect," or, as they call it, "I Must Be Such a Loser... More  →
Guylight, and Other Books for Dudes

Hello There: 5 Greetings to Make Anybody Smile

By ContributorApril 6, 2010
lilalovegood, you've brightened our day already—and you haven't even said Hi yet. —SparkNotes editors How many times do you get passed by and ignored in the halls at school? Wouldn't your morning be so much brighter if people... More  →
Hello There: 5 Greetings to Make Anybody Smile

Stages of a Breakup

By ContributorApril 6, 2010
We think SaraKG should be a lyricist for lovelorn folk singers. We also suspect she may have recently gone through a breakup? We hope you're doing well, Sara! —SparkNotes editors Stage One: Guilt (aka “Did I invest too much in my SO?”) It’s strange, the... More  →
Stages of a Breakup

Ten Forgotten Historical Events of Staggering Importance

By kat_rosenfieldApril 6, 2010
By now, you've probably already heard about the 2010 Texas Textbook To-Do—an interesting incident wherein a conservative majority on the Texas school board mandated changes to the textbooks used in public schools across the state. The new textbooks will portray the history and... More  →
Ten Forgotten Historical Events of Staggering Importance

If Teachers Were Villains

By kat_rosenfieldApril 6, 2010
Heeeey, Sparklers! Are you sick of the banality of bad teachers? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a class with someone who made your life a living nightmare—not just figuratively, but literally? Do you ever wish that your obnoxious instructor... More  →
If Teachers Were Villains

How to Mess with a Music Snob

By Robert IsenbergApril 6, 2010
Let's be frank: Music snobs can be unbearable. The tight pants. The hangdog look. The way they sigh—looking oh-so-bored—as they judge your every comment. "Oh, you like [Your Favorite Band Here]? I used to like them, back in 2004." You may be tempted to use violence, but these... More  →
How to Mess with a Music Snob

Auntie SparkNotes: Bad Religion

By kat_rosenfieldApril 6, 2010
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I was a born and raised Christian, Baptist with a very supportive family life. This year my senior year has been a year of many changes for me, like changing my style, study habits, work ethic, and religion. Yep, I made a choice for... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Bad Religion

Open Thread for April 6

By Emily WinterApril 6, 2010
In yesterday's open thread, we asked Nillabee to send us a pic of the delicious cake she was eating. Now we want her to just send us the cake. We had a great time watching the NCAA Championship last night, though we don't like... More  →
Open Thread for April 6

Pros and Cons of Shyness

By ContributorApril 5, 2010
We love this insightful post by xoxobrookie. Shy people make the best writers and Sparkitors, you know! —SparkNotes editors I've been shy for as long as I can remember. It affects almost every aspect of my life. If you're like me, I'm sure... More  →
Pros and Cons of Shyness

Eau de Literary Characters

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 5, 2010
Having your own restaurant is so 2005. Your own clothing line? Muy 2007. For celebs, perfume or cologne is the trendy brand extension. It says, "I smell; therefore I am [important]." And we're all for it. No need to wear Estée Lauder when... More  →
Eau de Literary Characters