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Open Thread for December 8

By Emily WinterDecember 8, 2010
Wow, this photo looks like it should be in The New York Times! swallowseaves, says... "Here is a picture of rows and rows of jellybeanz. I love to color organized things, so I made my friend take a picture of me... More  →
Open Thread for December 8

How to Be Awesome: Goodbye Edition

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 7, 2010
Say you're at your friend's house and it's time to leave. You don't want to be lame and just say goodbye all normal-like, do you? No. Of course you don't. You want to make your goodbye memorable; you want to make it important. You want... More  →
How to Be Awesome: Goodbye Edition

Blogging My Boy Diet: The Wall of Shame

By ContributorDecember 7, 2010
Why is Talie on this boy diet? As if two good reasons weren't enough, she gives us a third in this week's post. —Sparkitors Last week when I decided to kiss (NOT LITERALLY) Drummer Boy goodbye for good, I thought, "YES NO BOY PROBLEMS!... More  →
Blogging My Boy Diet: The Wall of Shame

Auntie SparkNotes: Kleptomomiac

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 7, 2010
What should you do when your mom's stealing? Auntie knows. —Sparkitors Hi Auntie! I have a problem, like everyone else who writes in to you, except my problem is someone else's problem. Namely, my mom's. You see, my mom is a thief. No, not the cool spy-kind, but... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Kleptomomiac

More Phrases That Make No Sense

By Jon_SkindzierDecember 7, 2010
As you guys have already noticed, English idioms don't make much sense. Our language is littered with thousands of phrases whose meanings have absolutely nothing to do with what they actually say, and sure, we understand them, but only because we've heard them... More  →
More Phrases That Make No Sense

Deadline Approaching for New Sparkler Post Badge!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 7, 2010
Hey guys! You've all been sending in your submissions for the new Sparkler Post badge and they're looking good! But... we just wanted to remind you all, in case you forgot, the deadline is 11:59 p.m. EST on December 8... so hurry up and send those... More  →
Deadline Approaching for New Sparkler Post Badge!

So What’s the Deal with Hanukkah?

By ContributorDecember 7, 2010
Ever wondered about the history and traditions of Hanukkah? violet_hill1944 is here to fill you in!—Sparkitors

Hanukkah began on December 1st this year, and as one of the few Jewish kids

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Christmas Songs That Are Just Wrong

By ContributorDecember 7, 2010

Zoe Dee loves Christmas, but when it comes to certain holiday songs, she can be downright Grinch-like.—Sparkitors

Apparently, it’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year again, and the air is constantly filled with music to... More  →

Flyergirl13 Tells You How—To Go Holiday Shopping

By ContributorDecember 7, 2010
The second installment in flyergirl's new series is even funnier than the first—plus, we now know the most effective way to kill our piggy banks. JACKPOT.—Sparkitors Holiday shopping is a stressful time of year, especially given the rough economy, which forced record numbers... More  →

Megan's Life Lessons: Safety First

By Megan PrietzelDecember 7, 2010
Not sure if breathing is safe? jedimastermegan's 'bout to set you straight.—Sparkitors I know I can't be the only person out there who has a hard time telling the difference... More  →