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QUIZ: Are You a Good S.O.?

By Kelly HoffmacherFebruary 9, 2017
To misquote Henry James: "Three things in human dating are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You a Good S.O.?

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 23, 1981

By Nicole DiekerFebruary 9, 2017
Dear Diary, I need to list our successes, because at the moment the war seems full of failures. First: Minister Bagnold has put several Death Eaters into Azkaban. This was the sort of thing people had been hoping would happen for months; why were the Death Eaters... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 23, 1981

Blogging Hamlet: Part 7

By ElodieFebruary 9, 2017
YES. AT LAST. THINGS ARE REALLY KICKING OFF NOW. Look, I swear I’m normal and everything—it’s just that we’ve gone roughly 150 pages without anyone getting murdered, and I feel like it’s about time someone fixed that. Apparently Hamlet feels this way about it, too. More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 7

The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

By ElodieFebruary 9, 2017
A dad joke is any joke that’s so terrible it elicits groans and ruins lives. It need not originate from a dad, per se, but the common cultural understanding is that most of them do. You’ll find them in wedding speeches, rogue Facebook comments, and conversations in line More  →
The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Try to Have a Better Relationship with My BF's Jerk Father?

By kat_rosenfieldFebruary 8, 2017
Dear Auntie, I'm having some problems with my boyfriend's father. Not in the typical "you're dating my kid so I have to see if you're OK or not" kind of way, but the "I have a bad relationship with my kid so I'm taking it out... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Try to Have a Better Relationship with My BF's Jerk Father?

Shakespeare Quotes That Describe What College Is Like

By ElodieFebruary 8, 2017
William Shakespeare was pulled out of grammar school at age fourteen and thus never actually went to university, so he didn’t know about things like frat parties and eating pizza rolls for every meal. Luckily for you guys, I did do the college thing once,... More  →
Shakespeare Quotes That Describe What College Is Like

The Valentesidents' Day Mash-Up You've Been Waiting For

By ziggykelsmanFebruary 8, 2017
Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day have always been neighbors. But before now, they were the kind of neighbors who called the cops on each other for playing the music too loud. But all that's about the change. For the first time in HISTORY, we present a mash-up of the two m More  →
The Valentesidents' Day Mash-Up You've Been Waiting For

Horrible Ways I Have Broken Up With Innocent People

By Elaine AtwellFebruary 8, 2017
In honor of Valentine's Day, we broke this baby—originally published in Feb 2016—outta the SparkLife vault! In my whole life, I have been broken up with only once. (Ryan from fifth grade. Cried for a week.) The rest of the time, in relationships long or short,... More  →
Horrible Ways I Have Broken Up With Innocent People