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And the Saddest Valentine Award Goes To...

By Emily WinterFebruary 13, 2009
Buck up, you broke and lonely lust puppies: Turns out you won't be the one to have the WORST VALENTINE'S DAY IN THE WORLD, after all. But these five people will! 5. A-Rod the 'Roidster. Okay, did anyone really think baseball's most... More  →

How To Handle Teachers In Public

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 13, 2009
It's hard to believe, but teachers have lives outside of school. What's more, the world is small enough that on any given weekend, you have a 63% chance of seeing a teacher out in the wild. When you spot such a teacher, your... More  →

Complete Recap of Last Night's LOST (100-percent Spoiler Free)

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 12, 2009
No one enjoys spoilers. But after watching last night's shocking episode of LOST, the SparkNotes crew cannot sit on our hands and keep quiet. In an effort to report on the show while remaining friends with those who have yet to see the... More  →

How Not to Die of Embarrassment: The Boot-and-Run

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 12, 2009
From the first homeroom bell to the slam of the last locker door, a typical high school day is ripe with opportunity. . .for total mortification, that is. You sidestep the juice spill near the ladies’ room, only to emerge with your... More  →

The Joy of Competitive Homework

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 12, 2009
Homework is boring. To make it less stultifying, some experts suggest turning your assignments into a game. This writer recommends setting a timer, and then trying to beat the clock. Perhaps this seemed riveting before balls or fun were invented, but... More  →

The Terrifying Trend That Never Was

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 12, 2009
Hey, guys! Remember last year, when Tyra Banks said that teenagers were having too much sex, and everyone immediately freaked out about the big, scary, Teen Sex Epidemic? Um, yeah, about that. It turns out that The Screeching of Tyra Banks is actually... More  →

What A College Tour Guide Is Really Saying

By Emily WinterFebruary 11, 2009
College tour guides are a unique breed of totally cute, optimistic, and spunky. ...Because they're paid to be that way. Luckily, we at Sparklife happen to know plenty of campus guides—and the clever euphemisms they use to describe their schools. Here's the list you'll need for all... More  →

The Latest LOST Surprise: Somebody Has Twins!

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 11, 2009
Why is LOST suffering a decline in ratings this year? Many factors are to blame, including too many confusing subplots, random characters, and the fact that Daniel Faraday—despite having been marooned on the island for at least 72 hours (and probably more), still has... More  →

For Success at Work, Don a Lead Apron

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 11, 2009
You've probably heard the old chestnut, "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have." And sure, if you're just an intern, it wouldn't hurt to put on a business suit. Doing so will make you feel professional, and it'll impress... More  →

Do You Share Your Grades With Your Friends?

By Chris_DikenFebruary 11, 2009
Back in the days when blogs posts were written in marker on bathroom walls and comments consisted of phone numbers scrawled underneath, we had an English teacher who used to pass around her grade book so everyone could see how they were doing... More  →