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How To Ninja Your Bladder

By ContributorMay 18, 2010
We'll be right back. We have to...step out. ellielikespie here will keep you entertained. —Sparkitors At one time or another, we are all stuck in a situation where the restroom is farther from us than Dorothy was from the Emerald City. And all she... More  →
How To Ninja Your Bladder

Sparkler, Interrupted: A Day in the Life of a Kid in a Partial Hospitalization Program

By ContributorMay 18, 2010
This brave Sparkler wishes to remain anonymous. —Sparkitors All right, this may not be exactly what the SparkLife editors had in mind when they said they wanted unique submissions for the “A Day in the Life” series. But this is currently my life, and it is... More  →
Sparkler, Interrupted: A Day in the Life of a Kid in a Partial Hospitalization Program

The Hit List: Music with Unusual Lyrics

By ContributorMay 18, 2010
We like weird lyrics, so we LOVE this post by Dreamadi. —Sparkitors Have you ever heard a song and wondered why anyone thought to write a song about that topic? And then worshiped the musician who pulled it off? And then choreographed a puppet... More  →
The Hit List: Music with Unusual Lyrics

Auntie SparkNotes: Home Offices and Seeeeeecret Secrets

By kat_rosenfieldMay 18, 2010
When you snoop and find nothing, you feel guilty. When you snoop and find something MAJOR, you feel guilty, panicky, and regretful. Auntie to the rescue! —SparkNotes editors Dear Auntie, Before I explain the problem I should provide a quick backstory. Not to brag or anything, but... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Home Offices and Seeeeeecret Secrets

Three Ways to Snoop Yourself Single

By kat_rosenfieldMay 18, 2010
Say you've jumped into the dating pool, developed an interest in one particular person, flirted your way into his or her heart, and maybe even managed to convince your crush that the two of you should Go Out. Well, good for you! Because the world of... More  →
Three Ways to Snoop Yourself Single

How To Plan Your Summer

By ContributorMay 18, 2010
TheFoxAstronaut has been busy lately; she’s not only written several awesome posts, she’s also crafted this handy guide on how to prepare for summer! We wish we were as productive as she is, but for now we’ll just content ourselves with... More  →
How To Plan Your Summer

The SparkNotes Scoop: Sweat, Spelunking, and Sparkitor Back Stories

By Chelsea DaggerMay 18, 2010
Ok, we lied. There won’t be any spelunking in this post. We just like saying the word, and we really dig that part in Batman Begins where Morgan Freeman stares at Christian Bale all like, "I KNOW you're not really using this magic, steel-enforced, polyurethane... More  →
The SparkNotes Scoop: Sweat, Spelunking, and Sparkitor Back Stories

Announcing the WINNERS* of the 2nd Annual SparkNotes Yearbook Awards!

By SparkLifeMay 18, 2010
Did you have a hard time picking your favorite yearbook awards finalists? We did. We hate choosing. We can't even decide what to have for lunch, much less which six smart, funny, amazing Sparklers deserve $500 and season passes to Six Flags. So today, we're... More  →

Open Thread for May 18

By Chelsea DaggerMay 18, 2010
I SCREAM. YOU SCREAM. WE ALL SCREAM. FOR ICE CREAM. Soccercam007 sent us this photo of the “Lumberjack” dessert from her favorite ice cream parlor. It’s got 5 scoops of deliciousness: snowflake, chocolate... More  →
Open Thread for May 18

The Dos and Don’ts of Working in the Cafeteria

By ContributorMay 17, 2010
Neomaxizoomdwbi has some great tips on working in the cafeteria. We are never, ever asking for char-grilled salmon fillet again. — SparkNotes editors Aaahh, the cafeteria: a paradise of unappetizing food, malicious gossip, and the occasional fistfight. Is there... More  →
The Dos and Don’ts of Working in the Cafeteria