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Tips On Ditching Your Younger Sibling

By Jeff_AlexanderJune 16, 2009
Well, it's finally summertime: Most of you are out of school and free to do whatever you want. The downside is, so is your younger sibling (or siblings), and all they want to do for the next two and a half to three months is hang out... More  →

Why Is That Guy Driving Without A Shirt?

By Dan_BergsteinJune 15, 2009
The warm months bring out many bizarre behaviors. Among the weirdest? Shirtless drivers. On any given day during the summer, you can spot at least one guy behind the wheel of his car sans shirt. We here at SparkNotes are not prudes offended by the... More  →

Assassinations, Invasions, Beheadings, and Other Text-Worthy Moments in History

By kat_rosenfieldJune 15, 2009
If you’ve ever watched an episode of the original Saved by the Bell, you know that cell phone technology was, er, a bit different back in the mid-1990s. Whereas today’s phones let you do everything from texting to gaming to taking ill-advised digital photographs of... More  →

Chris Listens: Mega-session Part II

By Chris_DikenJune 13, 2009
Editor's Note: Here's Part II of this week's Chris Listens. If you haven't already, read Part I. I really want to learn how to dance, but I have two left feet. It's really frustrating because practically everyone in my grade can dance like an extra... More  →

Chris Listens: Psycho Exes, BFFs in Sweden, and a Mini-Novel That Everyone Should Read

By Chris_DikenJune 12, 2009
Welcome to another installment of Chris Listens. The questions have been pouring in from all quarters of the Interwebz, and I’ve got my special listening devices cranked up to Super-Ultra-Mega Sensitive. I would typically write some jokes here, but I have a feeling... More  →

Blogging Twilight: Part 14

By Dan_BergsteinJune 12, 2009
Dan Bergstein is reading Twilight and blogging about it. Need to catch up? Check out parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 14

Auntie SparkNotes Tackles Your Prickly Pickles

By kat_rosenfieldJune 12, 2009
Before we begin, Auntie SparkNotes would like to apologize to all you Scottish grammar sticklers for the previous post’s egregious combining of “Loch Ness” into (gasp!) one word. (Good heavens! The HORROR you must have felt!) Well, let me assure you, Sparklers, that it will... More  →

How Cute Can You Be?

By Emily WinterJune 12, 2009
This pup is cute. Real cute. So cute, it/he/she(?) deserves a caption. And you know what, you Sparklers make us editors LOL so hard the building sometimes shakes a little. So here’s what I propose: let’s have a Sparkler Caption Explosion! That’s right, you come... More  →

Shhh! The Secret Relationship

By Laura_WassonJune 12, 2009
Relationships are usually given a lot of fanfare in high school. It's the beginning of the great dating saga of many people's lives, and, true to form, teens far and wide want to sing it from the rooftops: “I'm dating So-and-So! Isn't it wonderful?!?!” But... More  →

Advice to Dudes

By ContributorJune 12, 2009
vaulter_13 is a Sparkler who has a few pointers for dudes embarking on a *gasp* actual relationship with an actual female. Hope you like it!  —SparkNotes Editors Among getting sick on your first date, being pantsed, and the oh-so-famous denial of a kiss, there are a... More  →