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Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By Janet ManleyOctober 11, 2018
There is no greater Sorting Hat than the college admissions system, and SO MANY PLACES TO GET SORTED. If you've just started college, or you're wondering where to apply, you'll want to check our roundup of 100 of the best U.S. colleges to find out where your spiritual hom More  →
Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 10, 2018
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, After I graduated college, I went to serve in the Peace Corps. In one of the villages I lived in, I met the most wonderful guy ever. He is truly a gift from above and just the most kind, remarkable person. I could... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Hiding My Fiancé from My Racist Parents

Edgar Allan Poe Stories Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

By ShahzodaOctober 10, 2018
It’s a wonder that there aren’t more YA versions of Edgar Allan Poe stories, although I guess it’s probably because of all the creepy birds, sinister eyeball motifs, and just straight-up death. (Dude was OBSESSED with death.) Publishers may feel like teens aren’t in More  →
Edgar Allan Poe Stories Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

BEHOLD: Our 20 Most Popular Quizzes

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 10, 2018
Here at SparkLife, we've got a quiz that answers any question you've ever asked, except for how and when you'll die, because that sh*# is just dark and we're not trying to ruin anyone's day (except yours, Clark. You're getting smushed to death by a refrigerator tomorrow, an More  →
BEHOLD: Our 20 Most Popular Quizzes

10 Tips for Writing A Common App Essay That Colleges Will LOVE

By SparkLifeOctober 10, 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  →
10 Tips for Writing A Common App Essay That Colleges Will LOVE

All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

By ElodieOctober 9, 2018
A common motif in The Great Gatsby is Gatsby smiling, which is immediately followed by Nick swooning so hard he just about dies. I learned this back when I was reading the book and blogging it chapter by chapter. I tried to take note whenever this happened,... More  →
All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

The 7 Most Awkward Moments in Classic Literature, Ranked

By ElodieOctober 9, 2018
Let’s say you and I are watching a movie together and something awkward happens to the characters onscreen. The next sound you’ll hear will be me leaping out the nearest open window, because I just can’t deal with that sort of thing. I myself am charmless, off-putting More  →
The 7 Most Awkward Moments in Classic Literature, Ranked