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Alternatives to the "Glitter Bomb": 7 Awesomely Bad Things to Send To Your Worst Enemies

By andrew joanisJanuary 23, 2015
SendYourEnemiesGlitter.com provides a vital service to the world: for a small fee, it will send a "glitter bomb" to your enemies, exploding their Thursday in a hailstorm of whimsy and jazz-hands.While glitter remains king of annoying craft products, we have some even MORE n More  →
Alternatives to the

Oh Fortuna! We Read Your Palm & It ISN'T MESSING AROUND When It Comes to Love

By Janet ManleyJanuary 23, 2015
Previously in Dubious Science With SparkLife, we investigated what a Slytherin's palm looks like. This week, we have a much more fuzzy-hearted palm on our hands: that of Sparkler FoxfaceSokolov, whose hand, wall and soul are all a becoming shade of mauve.... More  →
Oh Fortuna! We Read Your Palm & It ISN'T MESSING AROUND When It Comes to Love

A Cumberbatch By Any Other Name Is Just As Dreamy-OR IS HE?!

By Rebecca Jane StokesJanuary 23, 2015
Here are some simple but universally understood truths: pizza is the greatest of all foods, the chairs in Chris Hemsworth’s house are the luckiest inanimate objects on the planet, and Benedict Cumberbatch is the single most suave man on the planet. He was suave when... More  →
A Cumberbatch By Any Other Name Is Just As Dreamy-OR IS HE?!

Why Did Chris Pratt & Chris Evans Go From Fast Friends to Sworn Enemies? Find Out in This Week's Twitter Slideshow!

By Aislinn ShevlinJanuary 23, 2015
We've got this week's funniest, weirdest, and cutest celeb tweets; just click through to find out what your favorite stars have been saying!  More  →
Why Did Chris Pratt & Chris Evans Go From Fast Friends to Sworn Enemies? Find Out in This Week's Twitter Slideshow!

50 Signs You're a Writer

By RubyJanuary 23, 2015
When your friend suggested you go on a date with the guy from physics class, you screeched, "The guy from PHYSICS CLASS??? No one would ever write a love story about me and the GUY FROM PHYSICS CLASS!!" You then tore out of the building, ran into... More  →
50 Signs You're a Writer

Open Thread for January 23!

By SparkLifeJanuary 23, 2015
There's probably a ghost nearby. We can't be sure though, we're not ghost experts. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for January 23!

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Best Friend Her Boyfriend Is a Meathead Loser?

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 22, 2015
Dear Auntie, I'll start with the bare minimum: I don't like my best friend's boyfriend and I can't tell her. Okay. Now I'll go into details. I have been best friends with her since fourth grade (and even though I moved away for four years, we still... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Best Friend Her Boyfriend Is a Meathead Loser?

Thanks for the YA Suggestions, Time, But We Have Some Even Better Book Picks

By Melissa AlbertJanuary 22, 2015
Earlier this month, Time released a list of The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time, which was a REAL RIOT if you are a forty-year-old teenager. It's not a bad list—we are DOWN with Narnia, and we have been since we were nine years old—but... More  →
Thanks for the YA Suggestions, <i>Time</i>, But We Have Some Even Better Book Picks

Life is a Tale Told By a Cringing Idiot: The Best YA Quotes About Being Awkward

By AddisonJanuary 22, 2015
POP QUIZ. Young-adult fiction is defined by: a) a journey b) a maturation from child to adult c) the search for identity d) AWKWARDNESS SO PROFOUND IT TURNS YOUR STOMACH INTO A BASEBALL GLOVE OF CRINGE. The correct answer is: d). We have scoured the stacks for literat More  →
Life is a Tale Told By a Cringing Idiot: The Best YA Quotes About Being Awkward

BRACE YOURSELVES, WIZARDBUTTS: It Turns Out Tom Felton, Everybody's Favorite Slytherin, is Actually... a GRYFFINDOR

By ElodieJanuary 22, 2015
You might want to sit down for this, Sparklers, because everything you thought you knew is about to disappear into the great cosmic nothingness. If you heard something last night (like perhaps the thud of someone falling to their knees in despair, followed by a... More  →
BRACE YOURSELVES, WIZARDBUTTS: It Turns Out Tom Felton, Everybody's Favorite Slytherin, is Actually... a GRYFFINDOR