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What It's Like to Live In...Small-Town Jersey

By ContributorJanuary 29, 2010
Sparkler Mconn517 lives a mere hour and a half from your editors. *waving* Howdy, neighbor! —SparkNotes eds As Sparklers around the world tell their adventures of city livin', or being a hop, skip, and a jump away from a lion... More  →
What It's Like to Live In...Small-Town Jersey

Chris Listens: Flirty Guys, Self-Diagnosis, and the Best Way to Greet a Teen

By Chris_DikenJanuary 29, 2010
Major bummer alert: J.D. Salinger, the author of bona fide literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and Franny and Zooey, died yesterday at the age of 91. It’s sad when anyone dies, and especially when a great writer expires,... More  →
Chris Listens: Flirty Guys, Self-Diagnosis, and the Best Way to Greet a Teen

Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, In a few hopefully short months I will be going away to that beautiful place they call college.  I am over-the-moon excited to go.  My best friend and my boyfriend are both going with me along with a few other friends. The campus is... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterJanuary 29, 2010
We're catching a mental plane to Fritopia, a tiny town on the coast of New Weekendsburg, and we want you to join us! What's the best way to get you in the mood for a trip (that's all in your heads, but still)? Celebrating your brilliance and... More  →
The Friday Awards

Movies You Might Have Missed: La, La, Laaaaa

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Before you were potty trained—or even born—Hollywood made some good movies. Movies You Might Have Missed is a recurring feature in which your SparkNotes editors recommend a few watchable films from the 1990s or before. Movie musicals, in theory, are some of the wackiest films you'll... More  →
Movies You Might Have Missed: La, La, Laaaaa

Oh, Was that YOUR Boyfriend?

By Kia WoodJanuary 29, 2010
How many times has this happened to you: you meet someone, and you really hit it off. We’re talking flying sparks, angels singing, birds tweeting… you can almost feel Cupid taking aim with his bow and arrow. On the outside you’re keeping it cool, but... More  →
Oh, Was that YOUR Boyfriend?

My Crush Is a Comic Book Character

By ContributorJanuary 29, 2010
How bout another unattainable crush post to kick off the weekend? This one's from Sparkler Orangemtgirl, who, btw, is very good at explaining the complexities of comic book story arcs to her editors. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors Is it just me, or are superpowers... More  →
My Crush Is a Comic Book Character

How to Professionalize Your Cover Letter

By Nate DernJanuary 29, 2010
Cover letters are important. And as with many things in life, the presentation of the content in your cover letter is sometimes just as, if not more, significant than the content itself. These letters are a chance to brag about yourself outside of the bullet-pointed information... More  →
How to Professionalize Your Cover Letter

Pants on the Ground...In Space

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Unless you live under a rock (and even then, it would have to be a really, really big rock) you've heard about Pants on the Ground, the original song by 62 year-old American Idol hopeful Larry Platt, which quickly became January's biggest viral video... More  →
Pants on the Ground...In Space

Pros and Cons of Coffee Shop Studying

By Julie KrautJanuary 29, 2010
Getting ready to buckle down and study for midterms or wrap up some homework? You might be able to up your productivity by switching scenery from your bedroom desk to a cushy chair at your local coffee shop. Of course, the cappuccino-and-croissant-fueled homework setup isn’t... More  →
Pros and Cons of Coffee Shop Studying