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Auntie SparkNotes: Why Did My Friendship Fall Apart?

By kat_rosenfieldApril 13, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm having trouble with my best friend. We met in third grade, and we've been best friends ever since. Our families got really close too, because we have kids of the same ages. Unfortunately, when we reached high school we had different classes... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Why Did My Friendship Fall Apart?

The 10 Most Important Tips for Writing the Perfect Common App Essay

By Chelsea DaggerApril 13, 2018
Ah, the college application essay—or as we like to call it, "the words upon which your future happiness rests, wherein you must succinctly but masterfully sum up the most profound aspects of yourself and the most influential experiences of your life NO PRESSURE THO STOP CR More  →
The 10 Most Important Tips for Writing the Perfect Common App Essay

5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers

By Klara SteevesApril 12, 2018
Prior to this slideshow, if someone had asked us to name one thing we'd do to make the Weasley twins even better, we would have slapped them grandly across the face and declared, "PERISH THE THOUGHT, YOU UNMITIGATED DUNDERHEAD. THOSE GINGER HOODLUMS ARE PERFECTION." But afte More  →
5 of Our Fave <em>Harry Potter</em> Characters Get Modern Makeovers

7 Dirty Jokes You Didn’t Catch in Shakespeare’s Most Popular Plays

By ElodieApril 12, 2018
Nowadays Shakespeare is considered the height of high-brow literature. But what you may not have known is that the guy was, at any given moment, trying to see how many dirty jokes he could pack into a single five-act play. (The answer was usually “a lot,” sometimes borde More  →
7 Dirty Jokes You Didn't Catch in Shakespeare's Most Popular Plays

Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Defending an Offensive YouTuber

By kat_rosenfieldApril 11, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm 18 years old, and my sister—let's call her Kylie—is 12. Kylie has always been a fan of the Paul brothers—I think you can probably guess where this is going. I usually don't care about my sister's interests, even if her taste in YouTubers is different... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Sister Won't Stop Defending an Offensive YouTuber

5 Fictional Characters Who Were Killed Off for Absolutely No Reason

By ElodieApril 11, 2018
Fictional characters do this annoying thing where they just up and die, and they do it right when you were getting attached to them. Sometimes authors have REASONS for killing off characters, including but not limited to “it was necessary to move the plot forward” and al More  →
5 Fictional Characters Who Were Killed Off for Absolutely No Reason

Great American Novels, Ranked from "Pretty Great, Actually" to "Meh"

By ElodieApril 11, 2018
In the 20th century, everybody and his grandmother was writing the Great American Novel, and the tradition continues still today. Some of these books are enjoyable. Others, however, appear to have been written by people with a rather dubious definition of the word "great." More  →
Great American Novels, Ranked from "Pretty Great, Actually" to "Meh"