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5 Ways a Depressed Brain Lies to You

By Jon_SkindzierApril 27, 2016
Depression! Can't live with it, can't live without it. Well, you can, but not if you are a person who has depression. Its defining feature is that it never really goes anywhere. Depression is like being stuck with a terrible roommate who always ruins everything, except the r More  →
5 Ways Depression Lies to You (& How to Make It Stop)

Super-Basic Prom Makeup for Awkwards

By Allison EmmApril 27, 2016
As exciting as it is to get dressed up for prom and experience firsthand what it is like to have 200 bobbypins in your hair simultaneously, prom makeup can feel a little daunting. Ideally, you want to look like your best you, rather than rock up to the dance looking like a M More  →
Super-Basic Prom Makeup for Awkwards

Open Thread for April 27!

By SparkLifeApril 27, 2016
Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT... More  →
Open Thread for April 27!

Auntie SparkNotes: I Wish I'd Said No When He Asked Me Out

By kat_rosenfieldApril 26, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, A few weeks ago, a friend gave me a note during Spanish. It was the typical stupid teenager note: Will you go out with me? _ Yes _ No I'm a freshman, and I'd never been asked out. I thought about it for the rest... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Wish I'd Said No When He Asked Me Out

How to Write a Personal Statement

By Kelly HoffmacherApril 26, 2016
Writing a personal statement is undoubtedly the worst part of filling out an application for—anything. I absolutely hate writing them and no matter how many I’ve written, (see my applications to college, graduate school, artists residencies, and grants), I still spend days procrastinating and freaking... More  →
How to Write a Personal Statement

Which Yearbook Superlative Are You?

By Amanda BellApril 26, 2016
It’s that nerve-wracking time of year when all the votes are submitted, tallied up by the Powers That Be, and the resulting winners are declared. No, we’re not talking about the governmental election cycle—although that, too—but rather when the year’s senior superlatives list goes public.... More  →
Which Yearbook Superlative Are You?

Auntie SparkNotes Live: My BFF's SO Grabbed My Butt!

By kat_rosenfieldApril 26, 2016
There are times when cheating cheaters try to be sneaky and sly. And then there are times when your bestie's boyf grabs a handful of your posterior and tells you to keep it on the DL. What do you do in a super awkward sitch... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes Live: My BFF's SO Grabbed My Butt!

The Definitive Ranking of Voldemort's Biggest Regrets

By ElodieApril 26, 2016
You’re going to regret a lot of things in this life of yours, but you’re never going to regret things quite like Voldemort probably regrets things. I mean is there anything more embarrassing than being hit with your own deflected Killing Curse and unintentionally creating... More  →
The Definitive Ranking of Voldemort's Biggest Regrets

Open Thread for April 26!

By SparkLifeApril 26, 2016
Send your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pictures on the OT... More  →
Open Thread for April 26!

Auntie SparkNotes: I Gagged During a Makeout

By kat_rosenfieldApril 25, 2016
Dear Auntie, I feel like this needs some explanation first. I'm an 18-year-old girl, and I've been dating my wonderful girlfriend long-distance for a little over a year now. Now, she's not out to her parents, so they don't know I exist, and my parents,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Gagged During a Makeout