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Chris Listens: Fizzling Relationships, Religious Divides, and Dating Tomboys

By Chris_DikenJanuary 1, 2010
Happy 2010, Sparklers! It’s been a great year so far. I’ve successfully eaten breakfast, cleaned up about half the dishes, and soon I might even brush my teeth. And that will take care of all my resolutions for the next 12 months. Well, my... More  →
Chris Listens: Fizzling Relationships, Religious Divides, and Dating Tomboys

New Year's Goal #17: Get My Own Talk Show

By ContributorJanuary 1, 2010
Sparkler synchrogirl117, we believe you can fly. :) —SparkNotes editors There are certain things everyone wishes they could do.  For example, I want to be a Jedi/Okapi trainer/glass blower, but that's not going to happen overnight. New Year's Day is a great time to set goals and... More  →
New Year's Goal #17: Get My Own Talk Show

Retronyms: The Coolest New-Old Words

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 1, 2010
If you haven't figured it out by now, we here at Sparknotes are giant word-nerds—and we know you guys are too. We love everything related to words: dictionaries, etymology, synonyms, antonyms...and retronyms! What are retronyms, you ask? Here's how they work: As... More  →
Retronyms: The Coolest New-Old Words

To Tweet or Not To Tweet?

By Nate DernJanuary 1, 2010
In certain circles, whenever you do anything, no matter how mundane or magnificent, you must ask yourself this question: Should I tweet about this? The long-term effects of a generation of young people asking themselves that question ten thousand times a day are yet to... More  →
To Tweet or Not To Tweet?

Best Rumors of 2009

By Dan_BergsteinDecember 31, 2009
With so many gossip websites popping up, it's easier than ever to keep tabs on who's dating whom, and which reality TV star gained 4 lbs. While some of the stories are true, most are simply well-orchestrated lies that entice readers to click links. After... More  →
Best Rumors of 2009

Top 10 Magazines of 2009

By Dan_BergsteinDecember 31, 2009
Thanks to the internet, and a tough economy, print magazines are dying. It's sad. But there are still plenty of great periodicals on the rack that will entertain, inform, and help you pass the time as you wait for your cell phone to recharge. Here... More  →
Top 10 Magazines of 2009

Auntie SparkNotes: To Booze, or Not to Booze

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 31, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm a senior in high school. When I was first starting high school, I promised myself that I wouldn't drink in high school. So far, so good! However, I'm starting to get my college acceptance letters, and I feel as if it's time... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: To Booze, or Not to Booze

New Year's Nuisances

By ContributorDecember 31, 2009
Sparkler rebel_of_nowhere says she's never been a fan of New Year's, and this is her list of all the things that drive her nuts about it! —SparkNotes editors Things I dislike about New Year's: 1. The post-New Year's exhaustion of the next morning. 2. Cleaning up... More  →
 New Year's Nuisances

Top 100 SparkLife Posts 2009: The Top 10!

By Emily WinterDecember 31, 2009
We've been counting down the Top 100 SparkLife Posts of the year, and now that midnight is just a few hours away, we're ready to unveil the top ten! Post rankings are based on comments, page views, and LOLs. In the event of ties, we force... More  →
Top 100 SparkLife Posts 2009: The Top 10!

13 Resolutions That Will Bring You Bad Luck in 2010

By Ashley SpencerDecember 31, 2009
Every year, millions of fat Americans resolve to lose weight. This year, they are chanting "Thin again in 2010." This is just one example of the resolutions people make every year and then never keep. At the end of the year, most people weigh the... More  →
13 Resolutions That Will Bring You Bad Luck in 2010