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What's Up, Science?

By laura_buchholzOctober 14, 2009
Okay, so NASA recently crashed a couple of spaceships into the moon to see if there’s any water there, because if there is, eventually, when we have a base there (!), we won’t have to bring our own water along to do the... More  →
What's Up, Science?

Killer Songs About Halloween, Ghosts, and Vampires

By Matt_HunzikerOctober 13, 2009
Sparklers, we’ve been hard at work supplying Halloween costume tips and answering your most pressing trick-or-treat questions (the answer is “yes”) while preparing for one of the year’s most fun holidays. But we would be remiss if we neglected one... More  →
Killer Songs About Halloween, Ghosts, and Vampires

The Right Thing to Say When Your Friend is Totally Losing It

By Katie_RolnickOctober 13, 2009
Last week, we let our moody side run wild by ranting about all the annoying things friends say when we're upset. While many of you sympathized and shared your own stories, there were several of you, like purpleinkblot, who... More  →
The Right Thing to Say When Your Friend is Totally Losing It

Top 5 Characters One Sparkler Wants to Meet

By Liz_NashOctober 13, 2009
Liz_Nash works on like 18 different levels when she writes a Sparkler post. She's witty, literary, and she uses tons of links for added humor, irony, and finger exercises. There's so much going on in every Liz_Nash post, we suggest you read 'em... More  →
Top 5 Characters One Sparkler Wants to Meet

Strategic Halloween Costumes

By peaceonearth34October 13, 2009
Sparkler peaceonearth34 always has a creative but practical way of assessing a situation. We think you'll be more likely to get what you want out of Halloween if you follow her great advice! —SparkNotes editors Halloween is the one holiday where you can pretty... More  →
Strategic Halloween Costumes

The Four Types of Halloween Teachers

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 12, 2009
Can you tell we love Halloween? We've already covered cool costumes, easy costumes, scary things, and pumpkin carving. And there are still two and half weeks until the big day! Of all the Halloween activities going on in your life,... More  →
The Four Types of Halloween Teachers

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterOctober 12, 2009
Can you believe this photo of a baby rhino was taken by a Sparkler on safari?! Sparkler Proxidike recently got back from a trip to Africa, and sent us loads of adorable exotic baby animal pics. The little guy (or gal...we're not sure) feeding... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Autumn Activity Series: Carve a Pumpkin

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 12, 2009
We've been feeling a little nostalgic recently for our Summer Activity Series (SAS) posts, so we decided to bundle the idea up in a scarf, pump it full of hot apple cider, and (continuing with our geometry pun), do... More  →
Autumn Activity Series: Carve a Pumpkin

More Easy Halloween Costumes

By ContributorOctober 12, 2009
Sparkler maevi002 has a few additions to our Friday post about easy Halloween costumes. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors The only time of year when we can pretend to be someone else without being accused of identity theft is right around the corner. I... More  →
More Easy Halloween Costumes

Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 2: Working

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 12, 2009
Another day, another Baseless Complaint About Young People. Old people, who reminisce fondly about their dinosaur-fighting days in the late Cretaceous, do not like it that there are young people out there... just... existing. Who do they think there are exactly? And why aren't they... More  →
Baseless Complaints About Young People, Part 2: Working