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How to Kiss: Sarah on Preparation

By Sarah PeregoyJuly 13, 2010
Are you completely stressed about your first kiss? Do you spend endless, sleepless nights wondering what/where/when/how/why/WHEN is it going to happen? What to do? What to say? Worried that "EPIC FAIL!!" will be stamped on your forehead by the Kissing Gods afterward? Secretly hoping the... More  →
How to Kiss: Sarah on Preparation

Auntie SparkNotes: Eating for None

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 13, 2010
Today, Auntie hears from a Sparkler struggling with food issues. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie SparkNotes, When I was in eighth grade, I was diagnosed with Anorexia. I went through forced recovery, which basically means that I was seeing doctor after doctor before I was ready to recover. As... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Eating for None

Blogging My Babysitting Nightmare

By ContributorJuly 13, 2010
crazyfightingninja, we have only one thing to say: we're sorry. Oh, and: we're hungry. — Sparkitors Sparklers, be warned: what follows is a true account of my recent exploit in babysitting. The events described may be too graphic and... More  →
Blogging My Babysitting Nightmare

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler with Seven Siblings

By ContributorJuly 13, 2010
Ladybug9371 has SEVEN siblings!?!? *faints* —Sparkitors My schoolhouse is my home, void of state-of-the-art computer labs, swarms of friends, and omnipresent teachers. During the day I am almost constantly in contact with my family. Here's a typical Friday: 5:30 a.m. Wake up. Drink... More  →
A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler with Seven Siblings

Committee of Cool: OK Go

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 13, 2010
APPARENTLY, our previous video selections have made one thing glaringly (and embarrassingly) clear: Chelsea Dagger has a thing for jackets with spikes on the shoulders. Adam Lambert was wearing one in last week's... More  →
Committee of Cool: OK Go

TAAOC. D. (The Acronyms Are Out of Control. Duh.)

By ContributorJuly 13, 2010
SummerChild22 is serious about getting acronyms off the streets. —Sparkitors Here's the scenario: Two students in your class are complaining about homework. One of the girls—the more annoying one—says she "CBFed to do homework." Just then, your teacher walks by, and the more annoying... More  →
TAAOC. D. (The Acronyms Are Out of Control. Duh.)

A Guide to Hanging Out with Your Parents

By ContributorJuly 13, 2010
Invisiblepirate has the inside scoop on how to get your parents to buy you things—so, obviously, we're paying attention.— Sparkitors You're probably trying to claw your eyes out right now because you just saw the words  "parents" and... More  →
A Guide to Hanging Out with Your Parents

Open Thread for July 13

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 13, 2010
Eebyoneh sent us this photo, and since it includes our two favorite things, high fives and er, hands (we're lying about the "hands" part), we just HAD to use it. We're off to go practice somersaults in the hallway, but have a SPLENDID... More  →
Open Thread for July 13

The Playlist to End All Playlists-Part 1

By ContributorJuly 12, 2010
We've got gazillions of amazing playlist posts in our inbox. We couldn't bear to let these gems sit silently any longer. So from our favorite submissions, we compiled a master list for your listening enjoyment—and there's more to come!— Sparkitors Top 5 Songs for Dancing... More  →
The Playlist to End All Playlists-Part 1

What It’s Like to Live In….Nairobi, Kenya

By ContributorJuly 12, 2010
We LOVE this article by booklover6795—especially because this editor studied abroad in South Africa, and it brings back tons of great memories!— Sparkitors Hi people! So here's the lowdown: I get to travel to Kenya every summer! My family is from Nairobi and... More  →
What It’s Like to Live In….Nairobi, Kenya