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Better Ways to Procrastinate

By ContributorDecember 7, 2009
The moment we started editing this post by xXx_lola_xXx, The Raincoats' cover of "Lola" came on our iTunes shuffle. Weeeeeird! —SparkNotes editors There are some things you should and should not do when procrastinating. I should know—it's not like nerds are exempt... More  →
Better Ways to Procrastinate

How to Avoid Text Message Misunderstandings

By Dan_BergsteinDecember 7, 2009
Scenario: Someone sends a text message to two friends. The message reads, "I'm going to try out for the school play. Yippee!" (First, what kind of a goofball uses "Yippee"? But that's not the point.) Within seconds, both friends send a reply. First friend replies: "Good... More  →
How to Avoid Text Message Misunderstandings

Free-tail Therapy

By Julie KrautDecember 7, 2009
Did you spend all your cash on holiday gifts, and now you're not sure how you’re going to afford a social life until the start of 2010? Yeah, us too. Actually, considering the number of Snuggies we bought for friends and family, it might be... More  →
Free-tail Therapy

Auntie SparkNotes: You're Hurting Nathaniel Hawthorne's Feelings

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 7, 2009
Sometimes, things can get pretty heavy around here, what with all the heartbreak and horrible friends and evil mom-sters who just don't understand. You know what we need? A letter full of win. Oh, look. I've got one! Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I’m a member of the tv... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: You're Hurting Nathaniel Hawthorne's Feelings

How Does Fame Define Celebrities?

By Miss MarmDecember 4, 2009
A Sparkler writes: I am writing an essay about Middle Ages Literature. The problem is: I can't figure out how to address the questions "so what?" and "who cares?" to my essay. The paper is about how fame defines a character, regardless of heroic deeds (or the... More  →
How Does Fame Define Celebrities?

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Words

By Emily WinterDecember 4, 2009
Some words just make us smile… grumpy lumpy ribald underpants elated wiggle scallywag ruckus meep crusty spewing sparkler jet pack biguns liluns assmar flabbergasted antidisestablishmentarianism flying buttress tinkle marsupial spork squish squash glockenspiel pollywog dangle shimmy slog fritz pungent flops spacecraft rubbernecked jeepers huzzah facepalm headdesk Friday What are your favorite words? Related Post: The Six Word Story ... More  →
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Words

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterDecember 4, 2009
Have you been afflicted with Friday Award Withdrawal Syndrome, since we took last week off? We've been jonesin' to hand out some awkwards awards allll week, and we're thrilled Friday's finally here. Happy weekend, Sparklers! Nickname of the Week goes to ... More  →
The Friday Awards

Chris Listens: Big City Living, Flirting Techniques, and How to Handle Divorcing Parents

By Chris_DikenDecember 4, 2009
Yo Sparklers. What’s sparklin’? Now that we have Thanksgiving behind us, we can finally relax for about three seconds before we start freaking out about the next series of holidays: Hanukkah starts pretty soon, then Christmas is coming in with Kwanzaa right on its heels,... More  →
Chris Listens: Big City Living, Flirting Techniques, and How to Handle Divorcing Parents

Revenge Is MINE!

By ContributorDecember 4, 2009
Sparkler villanous_mwaha warns us that this was written in a fit of rage. We're just going to...um...go hide now. —SparkNotes editors This guide to getting revenge is focused on the main culprits of your daily torture: siblings. Older siblings, to be precise, for these... More  →
Revenge Is MINE!

Gym Class Hero...?

By ContributorDecember 4, 2009
Sparkler kitkatbar622, you've gotten at a question that plagues your editors on a daily basis: Why are dodgeballs so hard and painful? —SparkNotes editors As a junior high school or elementary school student, you may have found gym class a relieving free period of... More  →
Gym Class Hero...?