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How to Handle Cheaters

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 2, 2010
Here at SparkNotes, we know that you know how hard it is to be soooo super-smart all the time. It's a torturous life, what with your parents expecting your smart behind to bring home nothing but straight As, and jealous idiot-jerks leaving poorly-spelled graffiti on... More  →
How to Handle Cheaters

High School Dances: Hollywood vs. Reality

By Katie_RolnickMarch 2, 2010
When it comes to high school dances, most people hope for the scenarios they see in movies or on TV: Perfect date. Perfect dress. Perfect everything. But in reality, the night is usually a lot less eventful than John Hughes would have us believe. That's not... More  →
High School Dances: Hollywood vs. Reality

A Sparkler Goes Back in Time

By ContributorMarch 2, 2010
In her first post ever, Sparkler Aloysius45 takes us back in time and teaches us how to a) get into the groove b) blitzkrieg bop and c) paint it black! —Sparknotes editors Lately a friend of mine has been experiencing serious nostalgia for the... More  →
A Sparkler Goes Back in Time

New Psychological Disorders

By Robert IsenbergMarch 2, 2010
Psychologists may not sanction the following list of disorders, and you won't find them in the DSM-IV. Still, we think you'll recognize this unofficial list of mental hiccups: Nomennonscisia: Amnesia that occurs when you see some person you've met, like, 100 times already, and... More  →
New Psychological Disorders

Auntie SparkNotes: Setting Goals, Eating Pies

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 2, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, My problem isn't really that important, but I'm having a tough time and I figured asking you couldn't hurt. I take marriage, dating, and love very seriously. I've made a personal choice not to date until I'm ready for marriage. This decision was... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Setting Goals, Eating Pies

Internet-Challenged People, All Up in Your Internet!

By Jon_SkindzierMarch 2, 2010
The worst part of the internet, outside of most of it, is that at some point you'll probably have to explain it to some hapless person to whom all of this technology is an impossible mystery. For every internet citizen who spends 15 hours a... More  →
Internet-Challenged People, All Up in Your Internet!

Open Thread for March 2

By Emily WinterMarch 2, 2010
We forced ourselves to get up before the sun this morning so we could do some pre-work day writing. It reminded us of waking up at 4:30 a.m. (though it wasn't that early) in high school to finish our homework. Week after week you guys... More  →
Open Thread for March 2

March Horoscopes

By Dan_BergsteinMarch 1, 2010
In like a lion. Out like a lamb. This is a month of changing seasons and leprechauns. Should you beware the Ides of March, or will the Ides be totally bad-a? And what about the other days of March that don’t have cool, ominous... More  →
March Horoscopes

5 Reasons Bedtime Ought to Be Illegal

By ContributorMarch 1, 2010
We think we should have a Sparkler sleepover. We'd let  Wakwy stay up as late as she wants. —SparkNotes editors Apparently, our parental units believe we ought to go to bed at the same time every night no matter what. Then they get mad... More  →
5 Reasons Bedtime Ought to Be Illegal

Olympic Highlights, The Final Roundup

By ContributorMarch 1, 2010
This is Sparkler equestrienne10's final Olympics highlights post. We'll miss you, equestrienne10! Thanks for doing such a wonderful job. Oh, and btw, equestrienne10 wants you guys to know that all the links in this post are to videos. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors After 17 days... More  →
Olympic Highlights, The Final Roundup