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Famous Doodlers

By Robert IsenbergJanuary 6, 2010
Your notebook is full of doodles. Flowers. Faces. Funny notes. Your margins practically drip with ink. You're in good company. Doodling is an ancient and distinguished tradition. Some of the world's most respected thinkers jotted goofy notes. Don't believe it? Behold. Leonardo Da Vinci: Yes, Leonardo is... More  →
Famous Doodlers

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterJanuary 5, 2010
Sparkler JoyfulOreo was recently feeling wintry, and requested that we Cute Thing it up with some polar bears. We love these adorable big lugs, but we didn't realize how human-like their bods could look when they stand. **shudders** Do you have a funny or... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

When Celeb Crushes Get Out of Control

By ContributorJanuary 5, 2010
We love that AllisonJY decided to use her less-than-pleasant past experience to help other Sparklers. Great tips! —SparkNotes editors Life can feel great when you have a celebrity crush. After all, sometimes you just need someone who represents your idea of perfection to give... More  →
When Celeb Crushes Get Out of Control

The ABCs of Phobias

By ContributorJanuary 5, 2010
A is for "Awesome." B is for "Baffling." C is for "Contribution," and D is for dumbledore21, the author of this posts. —E  (for "Editors") You probably all know there are lots of types of phobias. I would like to share with you some... More  →
The ABCs of Phobias

Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt, Part 1: The Look

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 5, 2010
Around here (and by “here,” I mean “the secret underground lair of Auntie SparkNotes”), flirting is a frequent topic of conversation. Every week, I spend time instructing you guys on when, why, and with whom to flirt. And you know what? I totally missed something.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How to Flirt, Part 1: The Look

Hats Off

By Julie KrautJanuary 5, 2010
It’s winter and it’s freezing cold. That means bundling up before you even think about stepping outside. Coat, gloves, and scarf—those are all definites. But what about a hat? To hat or not to hat: that is the winter question. We know that hats keep us warm... More  →
Hats Off

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: What Happens on Vacation, Stays in the Vacation Vault...Until Now

By Ashley SpencerJanuary 5, 2010
Last week, I wrote about getting to my vacation destination. This week I’ll update you on everything that went down, because a lot did in fact happen. Let’s start with the first full day on the beach. I am lying on a chair on the beach... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: What Happens on Vacation, Stays in the Vacation Vault...Until Now

Beware Truth or Dare

By Robert IsenbergJanuary 5, 2010
It could happen while you're freezing in a tent in the woods somewhere, hanging out in somebody's basement with people of the opposite sex, or nestled on a couch with a cup of hot cocoa at a slumber party. One day, at some point when... More  →
Beware Truth or Dare

New Year’s Resolutions—It’s Not Too Late

By Julie KrautJanuary 5, 2010
Just because New Year’s Eve has come and gone doesn’t mean it’s too late to make new year’s resolutions. The whole first two weeks of January are zoned for resolution-making. New year’s resolutions are a lot like the Olympics in that way. They start with... More  →
New Year’s Resolutions—It’s Not Too Late

If You Can Survive A High School Cafeteria…

By Jon_SkindzierJanuary 5, 2010
Most students enjoy high school cafeterias only slightly more than they enjoy being relentlessly punched in the nose, so the fact that cafeterias are awful is not much of a headline. But to take that a step further, we're here to make the case that... More  →
If You Can Survive A High School Cafeteria…