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Open Thread for January 23

By EmmaJanuary 23, 2011
Another Sunday, another masterpiece from Anggik. e-cookies for everyone! If you'd like to see your pic on an open thread, send it to contribute@sparknotes.com for possible publication.... More  →
Open Thread for January 23

Open Thread for January 22

By EmmaJanuary 22, 2011
starstrucking didn't tell us the name of this adorable pup, but we have some guesses: Andrew Sir Bertrand of Cushing-on-Bettingsworth MopEyes Pepper Rolf Or maybe he's a she.... More  →
Open Thread for January 22

18 (Mostly) Untested Ways to Get Over the Flu

By Kathryn_WilliamsJanuary 21, 2011
As a survivor of the Great Swine Epidemic of 2009, I have been there and done that when it comes to trying stupid things to shake the icky, stomach-churning, limp-limbed snot fest that is the flu. Desperate times call for desperate... More  →
18 (Mostly) Untested Ways to Get Over the Flu

The Five Most Confusing Movies

By Dan_BergsteinJanuary 21, 2011
After last night's Inception liveblog for the SparkNotes Movie Club, we’ve decided to look at some of the most brain-hurting films of all time. Inception is surely a trippy movie that forces you to pay attention and keep notes on your arm in... More  →
The Five Most Confusing Movies

A Day in the Life of a Hospital Patient

By ContributorJanuary 21, 2011
Stupid_Nickel trades real food and decent sleep for a veritable parade of babies and hot nurses. Good deal?  –Sparkitors Hi there! After reading this post, I thought to myself, "Hey, I was just in the hospital a little while ago for jaw surgery!... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Hospital Patient

A Day in the Life of a Dancer on School Break

By ContributorJanuary 21, 2011
Yadayadayada, just reading this makes us sweat. —Sparkitors This is my average Saturday: 6 a.m.: My alarm clock, which I forgot to reset for school break, goes off. Unlike some Sparklers, I never click the snooze button... mostly because there isn't one (gasp). Instead, I... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Dancer on School Break

10 Things I Learned at the Aquarium

By ContributorJanuary 21, 2011
MMflowers' post makes us want to go SCUBA diving reallllll bad. —Sparkitors I just went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in California with my cousins, because nothing screams "winter activity" like going to the aquarium. Anyway, here are some things I learned: 1. If... More  →
10 Things I Learned at the Aquarium

Thrifted Thursday (on Friday): Thrifted Winter Gear

By ApneetJanuary 21, 2011
We're late publishing Apneet's post because of server upgrades something something tech blazzity blah Gary. Sorry about the delay! —Sparkitors Fall blazers and jumpers were fun to wear, but in this frigid weather, I need some heavy duty warmth. Even if it's pricey, a good winter coat... More  →
Thrifted Thursday (on Friday): Thrifted Winter Gear

Four Epic (and Insane) Ways to Reject Someone Kindly

By ContributorJanuary 21, 2011
CaféSuave is a connoisseur of the crazy. We're asking her out just to see what happens! –Sparkitors So this Harry Potter-hater who can’t even tell the difference between Gandalf and Dumbledore just asked you out, or implied that he or she likes you as... More  →
Four Epic (and Insane) Ways to Reject Someone Kindly

How to Keep Your Little Bro/Sis Out of Your Room

By Rachel KorowitzJanuary 21, 2011
Little brothers and sisters have their rockstar moments, but when they're rooting though your closet, commandeering your computer, stealing your iPod, repeating stuff you thought you said in private, and generally messing with your life, it's hard to remember why you haven't drop-kicked them into... More  →
How to Keep Your Little Bro/Sis Out of Your Room