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How to Fall Asleep

By ContributorJanuary 19, 2010
Sparkler xXx_lola_xXx has a few falling asleep methods we've never heard of. Thanks for the tips, xXx_lola_xXx!—SparkNotes editors Have you ever tried to go to sleep and you just can't? No matter how hard you try to drift off, you end up staying awake... More  →
How to Fall Asleep

My Crush Is Way Older Than Me

By ContributorJanuary 19, 2010
Our Sparkler-written series on unattainable crushes continues! This time, seohuiah shares her list of famous dudes who are just a teensy bit too old. (And by "teensy," we mean "illegal.") —SparkNotes editors Like many teen girls, I crush on guys who are way older... More  →
My Crush Is Way Older Than Me

How to Get the Attention of a Crush You May Never See Again

By Ashley SpencerJanuary 19, 2010
When you see the same apathetic people day after day, trudging to classes under the heavy weight of their overstocked backpacks, you might feel pretty bored. It’s all the same. It’s all routine and there’s no room for romance. There’s the nerdy guy dragging... More  →
How to Get the Attention of a Crush You May Never See Again

A Guide to the Winter Olympics

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 18, 2010
About this time every four years, people who usually don't give a hoot about sports gather around the TV and work themselves into a frenzy over the most random athletic competitions. That's right, it's time for the Winter Olympics: Vancouver, BC Edition! Those of you... More  →
A Guide to the Winter Olympics

We <3 the To-Do List

By Kathryn_WilliamsJanuary 18, 2010
Sometimes you have so many plans and tasks running amok in your head, it's a wonder you even remember to change your underwear (don't worry, Mom, we change our underwear—we're just using hyperbole). If you, like us, have resolved to... More  →
We <3 the To-Do List

iSpeculation

By Nate DernJanuary 18, 2010
When Apple releases a new product, it's a pretty big deal. When the iPod came out in 2001, it changed the way people listen to music on the go. When the iPhone hit the market in 2007, it revolutionized what people could do with their... More  →
iSpeculation

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterJanuary 18, 2010
Errrrm, welcome to the intersection of Cute Thing and What The $%&#@?!? Thing of the Week. Uh, yeah, we were looking up photos of really cute owls, and then came across this. Yes, this is an actual owl, not the yellow-eyed snow monster who lives under... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

A Reality TV Certified Geek (and Proud of It!)

By Nate DernJanuary 18, 2010
You've probably noticed our funny new writer, Nate Dern. What you may not know about Nate is that he was on the Ashton Kutcher-produced reality show Beauty and the Geek a few years ago. He has agreed to share his experience with the... More  →
A Reality TV Certified Geek (and Proud of It!)

Introducing Our New SparkNotes App!

By Emily WinterJanuary 18, 2010
Many Sparklers have been e-mailing us to suggest building an iPod Touch/iPhone app, and we're so excited to announce that we've been working on it and the new app is finally here! Our very first app is No Fear Shakespeare—modern translations of The Bard that are... More  →
Introducing Our New SparkNotes App!

The Coolest Literary Characters

By ContributorJanuary 18, 2010
We're impressed by how much work abby0912 put into this post (and by how much she reads)! —SparkNotes editors If you have not met some of the following literary characters, then you have not experienced so much of the awesomeness available to you. Let’s... More  →
The Coolest Literary Characters