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Auntie SparkNotes: Getting Stood Up

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 25, 2010
Auntie, ...gosh, this is embarrassing. I am in need of major guy-advice – I simply do not understand them. I met a guy who is a mutual friend of some of my friends. We "clicked" and ended up talking and even.. "canoodling". Well, it was a... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Getting Stood Up

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: What No One Tells You About Blue Gumballs

By Ashley SpencerJanuary 25, 2010
It’s wise to prep for job interviews. I’m someone who doesn’t take interviewing lightly, and I believe that you can never be too prepared. Last summer, I scored an interview with a major TV show not hosted by Tyra Banks or Heidi Klum. I locked... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: What No One Tells You About Blue Gumballs

Tales From the Trash: SparkLife Articles You Will Never See

By Dan_BergsteinJanuary 25, 2010
The writers and editors here at SparkNotes want to inform, entertain, and delight you, our wonderful readers. We strive for perfection. But sometimes, particularly after a restless night of sleep coupled with too much morning/afternoon coffee, our ideas for articles are slightly less than perfect.... More  →
Tales From the Trash: SparkLife Articles You Will Never See

The (Seriously Epic) Friday Awards

By Emily WinterJanuary 22, 2010
Did you have a rough week, Sparklers? Are you grumpy? Were rude, egomaniacal teachers spouting pointless dribble at you for wayyyyy too long while you had a panic attack because you had so much stuff to do? Do you really, really, really need a good dose... More  →
The (Seriously Epic) Friday Awards

Auntie SparkNotes: Updates and Breakups

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 22, 2010
Hey Sparklers! Before we get going with the advice-giving, I've got updates from letter-writers past. Ready? - Sad summertime guy saw a doctor for depression, and is now channeling his angst into being a crazy-talented drummer and thrash musician. - The awkward daughter has started... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Updates and Breakups

Mathematicians Never Die…They Only Lose Some of Their Functions

By ContributorJanuary 22, 2010
Oh man, this is awesome. Who doesn't love a good math joke?! Thanks for sharing, AP_Nerd!—SparkNotes editors I collect math jokes like some people collect coins. Listed below are the absolute funniest equations and jokes you will ever learn in your math classes. They’re... More  →
Mathematicians Never Die…They Only Lose Some of Their Functions

Non-Sequel Video Games for 2010

By ContributorJanuary 22, 2010
Who knew we had such a gaming expert in our midst? Sparkler ashcatash is a great writer with some new games to look forward to in 2010. —SparkNotes editors 2010 looks to be a year of sequels for video games. Not saying that's a... More  →
Non-Sequel Video Games for 2010

Swim Tests: Should They Be Completely Illegal?

By Jon_SkindzierJanuary 22, 2010
Yes. Yes they should. If that analysis isn't convincing enough for you, then you must be one of those kids, the ones who draw favorable comparisons to water-dwelling mammals while the rest of us are just try to swim marginally better than, say, a television. But... More  →
Swim Tests: Should They Be Completely Illegal?

10 Things to Do Instead of Doing Your Homework

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 22, 2010
As if you really needed a list: 1. Make a list of all the things you’d rather do than your homework. Send that list to SparkLife. Become a published freelance blogger. Use your popularity as a platform off which to launch your career as a... More  →
10 Things to Do Instead of Doing Your Homework

Should You Cross the Crush Line?

By Kia WoodJanuary 22, 2010
There comes an inevitable moment when you must decide—do you act on your crush, or just leave it in your imagination? The upside of confessing is finally finding out if he/she shares your feelings. The downside is finding out why they call them crushes when... More  →
Should You Cross the Crush Line?