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Should You Nix the LOL?

By Rupinder_GillJune 25, 2009
Everything needs a makeover at some point, from Susan Boyle’s eyebrows to internet shorthand. Friendster bows to Facebook. Twitter is hot, then not, then hot, then not. Even chatting and texting could use a refresh. LOL! BRB! We know abbreviations are meant to save time,... More  →

MySpace Wants a Motorcycle and Some Sweet, Sweet Tats

By ContributorJune 24, 2009
It's never easy telling someone he/she has hit a mid-life crisis. Lucky for us, Sparkler hgjt55 is armed with plenty of evidence and a great sense of humor. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors You're sitting at your computer scrolling contentedly through the daily feed on Facebook. After spending... More  →

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterJune 24, 2009
Hi Sparklers! Welcome back to Awesome Thing of the Week. Last week, you gave Gundam, the 59-foot robot, a 4.67 on a scale of -10 to 10. Now, you might think 4.67 isn't very impressive. But remember, on a -10 to 10 scale, everything's... More  →

Break a World Record

By Katie_RolnickJune 24, 2009
Have you ever wondered if there's a record for World's Longest Transcontinental Journey In a Limousine? Yeah, we hadn't really thought about it either, until we stumbled upon the world's-greatest-world-records-website, called The Universal Record Database. From the totally gross ("Largest nose hair... More  →

Get Over That Guy!

By ContributorJune 24, 2009
Summer is no time to wallow, and Sparkler ArtsyPants05 has offered us some great tips for coping with horrible breakups. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors We all know that relationships are hard, and breakups are even harder. “But I LOVED him! He LOVED me!” you cry. And then you... More  →

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  →