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Surviving Summer Employment

By Jeff_AlexanderJune 24, 2009
Summer jobs are great. You get out of the house, you see lots of people, you make money. If only they weren't so much—what's the word?—work. In those long-gone days of your youth, summers were spent spent running around the neighborhood in a carefree sugar trance. Now you're spending... More  →

Bad Songs That Will Never Go Away

By Matt_HunzikerJune 24, 2009

It’s not fair that some songs can be both awful and catchy at the same time, especially because unlike books, movies, or people, you can’t simply avoid these paradoxical tunes. Maybe you just happened to pass by the TV while Landon Pigg

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Hate Your First Date?

By ContributorJune 23, 2009
Liz_Nash is a regular contributor to SparkLife. Her posts have been some of your favorites: How to Survive a Party, Girls Prefer Boys Who Don't Actually Exist, and Fake Your Way Through an Essay. Hope you enjoy her latest!... More  →

Strategies for Stretching Your Summer

By Jeff_AlexanderJune 23, 2009
We know that right now, it seems like summer is stretched out in front of you, reaching all the way to the horizon. Days and days of limited responsibility and no stress. But the sad truth is that absent a nuclear holocaust, summer will eventually... More  →

OMG! Robert Pattinson Was Hit By a Car!

By Katie_RolnickJune 23, 2009
Whoa! For reals, Robert Pattinson was swiped/grazed/sort-of-hit by a taxi while filming his new movie, "Remember Me," in New York last week. Calm down. CALM DOWN! He's fine. It really wasn't a big deal. OK, so maybe it was a big deal. But... More  →

What You Should Have Done on the Last Day of School

By ContributorJune 23, 2009
Yesterday, we heard from a Sparkler who had an epic last day of school. But what about everyone else? Well, if you missed your chance to enjoy your last day, Sparkler Sappranoconda has some ideas for next year... —SparkNotes Editors We've all been there: You... More  →

Oh, the Vulgarity: Great Books with Raw Language, Profane Themes, and Poor Grooming Habits

By kat_rosenfieldJune 23, 2009
Students at Chicago’s Antioch High School might want to get an early start on their summer reading this year—'cause one of the assigned books is a sexy starter of suburban ruckus! Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was listed as required... More  →

Urban Myth Takedown!

By Joe_LynchJune 23, 2009
If you’re are cool (meaning, a fan of SparkNotes on f-book), you may have noticed we invited you to run some urban myths by us. And if you're uber-cool, you did just that. (And if you're already cool but need to be cooler,... More  →

Blogging Twilight: Part 18

By Dan_BergsteinJune 22, 2009
Dan Bergstein is reading Twilight and blogging about it. Need to catch up? Previous posts are here. Chapter Twenty Bella wakes up in a strange hotel room. She looks around, trying to get her bearings, and begins to piece together what happened the previous day. She... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 18

Auntie SparkNotes Invites You to Get Aboard the Fun Train

By kat_rosenfieldJune 22, 2009
This week's advice-seeker has a fabulous way with words:

Basically I met this boy last year in my spanish class and we became good friends. I started liking after a few months and he found out about it. He didn't seem bothered

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