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10 Fictional Problems That Could Have Been Solved with a Text Message

By ElodieDecember 6, 2017
Cell phones are pretty great. There is simply no other innovation that has impacted my life as much as the one that allows me to scroll though Instagram while I’m sitting on the toilet. I use my phone for almost everything—answering texts, ignoring texts, getting texts a More  →
10 Fictional Problems That Could Have Been Solved with a Text Message

The Harry Potter Books, Ranked from Worst to Best

By ElodieDecember 6, 2017
When I’m not here on SparkNotes writing about Hamlet and My Chemical Romance, I can be found saying things like "Obviously wizards must pay taxes since Hogwarts has free tuition, but do they also have to pay Muggle taxes?" offhand to strangers on public transportation. More  →
The Harry Potter Books, Ranked from Worst to Best

Auntie SparkNotes: My Depressed Friend Annoys Me So Much

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 5, 2017
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Hey there, I have an issue that involves my temper and this guy that annoys the hell outta me. When I was a freshman, I started hanging out with a sophomore guy. I began to get suspicious that he liked me, and then he asked me... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Depressed Friend Annoys Me So Much

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

By ElodieDecember 5, 2017
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

QUIZ: Are You Too Self-Deprecating?

By Jon_SkindzierDecember 5, 2017
It's not too hard to tell the very confident from the very insecure. For example, do you have a big, swooping, bold signature, or do you just write the word "sorry?" Do you shrug off rejection, or do you respond to it by hiding under... More  →
QUIZ: Are You Too Self-Deprecating?

QUIZ: What Novel Title Sums Up Your 2017?

By ElodieDecember 4, 2017
2017 was a heck of a year. Oscars were handed out erroneously. Everyone stared at the sun for a bit. Ed Sheeran was on Game of Thrones. Put simply, things happened. Boy, did they happen. But what book title sums up the year 2017 for... More  →
QUIZ: What Novel Title Sums Up Your 2017?

Harry Potter Characters That Would've Made Way Better Couples

By ElodieDecember 4, 2017
I’m not really in the business of telling people what they should or should not be shipping (unless of course you ship anyone with the Basilisk, in which case I’m going to have to put my foot down). But when it comes to the end-game couples of Harry Potter canon, I thi More  →
Harry Potter Characters That Would've Made Way Better Couples