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How To Flirt Online

By Jon_SkindzierApril 6, 2011
Flirting via instant messaging is a tricky business, fraught with peril and emoticons, but mostly peril (often caused by emoticons). On one hand, it's easier than the in-person variety of flirting, at least for those of us whose closest thing to a romantic experience this... More  →
How To Flirt Online

Phi Beta Dagger

By Chelsea DaggerApril 6, 2011
Last week's Think Tank was a bit out of the ordinary; instead of asking you to solve a riddle, we asked you to write us a poem. We were secretly planning on stealing your best verses for our forthcoming haiku collection, tentatively titled... More  →
Phi Beta Dagger

What the What?: Girl Yawns in Class, Mouth Stays That Way

By Emily WinterApril 6, 2011
In honor of Holly Thompson—the girl who yawned in class and her face stayed that way (yes, this is really real)—we'd like you guys to count how many times you yawn in school today. Add up your yawns in a single class... More  →
What the What?: Girl Yawns in Class, Mouth Stays That Way

An Announcement

By Dan_BergsteinApril 6, 2011
Gotcha! My retirement post was an evil April Fool's joke that many of you figured out. And once people got the joke, they yelled at me. I felt bad. I'm sorry for causing any stress or intestinal discomfort. I'm not leaving SparkNotes. Not yet.... More  →
An Announcement

Playlist of the Day for April 6

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 6, 2011
Today's playlist, sent in by A-Wingfan, is full of The Sweetest Love Songs EVER. No disagreement allowed. 1 "Lady 95" by Styx 2 "The Best of Times" by Styx 3 "Babe" by Styx 4 "Faithfully" by Journey 5 "Separate Ways (Worlds... More  →
Playlist of the Day for April 6

Open Thread for April 6

By Emily WinterApril 6, 2011
We found Emma's wedding shoes! laursification says... Ahoy! In honour of confidence pants week, I would like to share with my fellow Sparklers my confidence shoes. I am not the biggest fan of people looking at me, but when I'm wearing them, I feel taller and-... More  →
Open Thread for April 6

Intern's Pick of the Day for April 6

By Jennifer GrudzieckiApril 6, 2011
Is today's pick a cool video? No. Is it still just as awesomesauce as actual awesomesauce? Heck. Yes. It's a Bazinga! Hoodie! How cool is that?! Yes, you should get one. And wear it all the time. And feel like Batman.... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day for April 6

What Your Toothpaste Brand Says About You

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 5, 2011
We subscribe to the old gnawed-on birch twig and saliva method of dental hygiene, but we hear this stuff called toothpaste is really catching on. Some people swear by it! Not only does dentifrice seem to fight plaque, whiten smiles, and... More  →
What Your Toothpaste Brand Says About You

Auntie SparkNotes: Forging Familial Closeness

By kat_rosenfieldApril 5, 2011
Dear Auntie, I have either: a) inattentive parents or b) unrealistically high expectations. I love my parents, but we don't really spend much time together. For instance, I spend most of my time in the office, and just play games/do homework/ listen to music/read books. My... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Forging Familial Closeness

The Angry Files: Live Fish and Turtle Key Rings

By Emily WinterApril 5, 2011
I am the angriest Sparkitor. Today I am angry about this particular FISH AND TURTLE CRUELTY. Turtles already have to go through life with toenails for mouths. Why lock them inside a keychain, deprive them of food and oxygen, and MURDER THEM on top... More  →
The Angry Files: Live Fish and Turtle Key Rings