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What Your Favorite Emoticon Says About You

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
prolife795 is about to predict your personality based on your favorite texting symbol. It's like science, only way, way more fun.—Sparkitors I’ve seen a lot of  “What Your Favorite___ Says About You” posts on SparkLife recently, and I wondered... More  →
What Your Favorite Emoticon Says About You

How Not To Make Small Talk

By Lucy HutchinsonDecember 20, 2010
Making small talk with strangers is like eating a whole chili pepper—either you can do it, or you can't. If you can, you're an instant hit at parties. If you can't, you find yourself alone in the kitchen chugging milk straight from the bottle, wiping... More  →
How Not To Make Small Talk

Naming My Laptop

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
When it comes time for us to name our future kids, we're definitely going to refer to RabidWrackspurt's list of options.—Sparkitors One day, as I was slow-roasting a Sarlacc over... More  →
Naming My Laptop

Confessions of a Cheerleader

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
confessionsofaclosetwriter is about to let us in on some big-time cheerleading secrets—we say, BRING IT ON! (See what we did there?)—Sparkitors At one time or another, you have probably wanted to be a cheerleader—or, you’ve wanted to... More  →
Confessions of a Cheerleader

Life According to Ginger: A Statistical Analysis of Finals Week

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
This is how my first semester ends. Not with a bang, but with a whimper (literally—I was crying by the end). These past couple of weeks, the workload has steadily been building up, and pretty much everything blew up in my face during finals week.... More  →
Life According to Ginger: A Statistical Analysis of Finals Week

How NOT to React When Your Friend Comes Out

By ContributorDecember 20, 2010
nanometre is exactly the type of friend we'd like to have: funny, supportive, and full of great advice!—Sparkitors Recently, a friend of mine opened up to me about the fact that he is gay. This was my reaction: Me: AAAA!!!!!!... More  →
How NOT to React When Your Friend Comes Out

Playlist of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 20, 2010
Today's playlist is all Indie Winter Songs by beks405 "Cold December" by Matt Costa "It's Cold Outside" by The Choir "I Was a Kaleidoscope" by Death Cab for Cutie "Hands in Pockets" by Laura Gibson "Winter" by The Dodos "Mount Wroclai"... More  →
Playlist of the Day

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 20, 2010
We took one look at this photo, with its anonymous hindquarters, its well-placed Honda, and its, er, orthodontically-challenged horse, and we thought to ourselves, "THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS SCENE." But apparently, we were wrong; luckothegaelic has plenty of... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 20, 2010
Today's pick is called the Lame Site List and it (coincidentally) is a list of some of those lame web sites out there. "Why?" I hear you asking. Three reasons: 1) Everyone likes to waste time on the internet. I'm just trying to make your time wasting... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Open Thread for December 20

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 20, 2010
It's -45 degrees here in New York (that may have been a slight exaggeration, but you can't prove anything), and apparently, travelwriter21 is feeling the chill as well: I went outside this morning and realized something...... More  →
Open Thread for December 20