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Auntie SparkNotes: Big Buts and Rejection 101

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 29, 2009
Dear Auntie, I have a problem. I just moved from a private middle school in a different state to a public high school where it pretty much boils down to drinking, smoking, and sex. My old school (and for that matter, my old town) was "tame"... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Big Buts and Rejection 101

Winter Where? Winter Wear!

By Kia WoodDecember 29, 2009
We're officially one week into the winter season here in the northern hemisphere, which means lots of wool, fleece, and ugly Christmas sweaters (worn by your science teacher, of course). There are a million ways to pile on the layers this season (or... More  →
Winter Where? Winter Wear!

Breakup Season

By Julie KrautDecember 29, 2009
Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal. Jake Gyllenhaal's mom and dad. Turtle on Entourage and Meadow from the Sopranos. (We have no idea what their real names are or if they even have... More  →
Breakup Season

How to Disappear a Phone

By ContributorDecember 29, 2009
Sparkler africanstardust is hilarious, and we love her use of "disappear" in the headline. Next time we get mad at someone, we're going to shout "Watch your back. I'm gonna disappear you!"  —SparkNotes editors There's not that much info out there on how to... More  →
How to Disappear a Phone

A Post-Christmas Letter to Santa

By Nate DernDecember 29, 2009
It is customary to send Santa Claus a letter before Christmas, asking for particular gifts and perhaps even lobbying for a place on the good list. Below is an uncustomary letter to Santa. Why uncustomary? Well, this letter was written after Christmas. Dear Santa, I thought about... More  →
A Post-Christmas Letter to Santa

Best Commercials of 2009

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 29, 2009
Last month the esteemed editors and editresses at Time magazine named the first ten years of the 21st century "the worst decade ever." Maybe they weren't feelin' fine in 2009, but there was one group of Mad Men who brought it... More  →
Best Commercials of 2009

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: The Spencer Family Vacation and the McDonald's Curse

By Ashley SpencerDecember 29, 2009
It’s 7:15 in the morning, and I am drinking coffee in a plush terrycloth robe on my balcony overlooking the beach. It’s beautiful. I am on vacation in Florida, where I plan on eating lots of fish, drinking lots of daiquiris, and reading lots of... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: The Spencer Family Vacation and the McDonald's Curse

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterDecember 28, 2009
We're not gonna lie, it was quite difficult to find a picture of an ostrich that was both cute and caption-worthy for Sparkler biskvitkaimlyako. Enter random giraffe. Is there such thing as a "love bite"? Because that's what we think is going on here. Look... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Top 100 SparkLife Posts of 2009: Posts 100-76

By Emily WinterDecember 28, 2009
It's the last week of 2009, and that means us editors are getting nostalgic for times that were simpler, brighter, happier...like July. In fact, we spent the holiday break reading old SparkLife posts from the past year, and we're super excited to share with you... More  →
Top 100 SparkLife Posts of 2009: Posts 100-76

Four Types of Crazy Teachers

By ContributorDecember 28, 2009
Sparkler Raichuftw says this post was inspired by her insane history teacher, who laughs like a witch, and her amazing math teacher, who makes her mornings fun. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors Everyone has had a crazy teacher at one point in their educational life (and... More  →
Four Types of Crazy Teachers