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<i>1989</i> Is Here and It's Everything We Wanted It To Be Because Our Buddy Taylor Swift DOES NOT DISAPPOINT HER BESTIES

1989 Is Here and It's Everything We Wanted It To Be Because Our Buddy Taylor Swift DOES NOT DISAPPOINT HER BESTIES

By SparkLifeOctober 27, 2014
Twenty-four years ago, an alien pod from a distant Kandor landed in Pennsylvania containing baby Taylor Swift. The year was 1989 and pants were high, hair was big, and a little television called Thomas and Friends was making its debut (COINCIDENCE?). Music consisted of keyboards, keytars, and synthesizers. Today, our fake... More  →

The Best Halloween Costumes of Yesteryear: The Standout Celebrities

By ziggykelsmanOctober 27, 2014
Unlike us civilians who have but one holiday (or holiday weekend) to get dressed up, actors, models and performers spend the majority of their time in costume, with a small army of professionals tending to their wardrobe and make-up. With these kinds of resources, it’s ext More  →
The Best Halloween Costumes of Yesteryear: The Standout Celebrities
If You Like <i>TFIOS</i> and <i>The Hunger Games</i> You'll Swoon Over These Ye Olde YA Novels

If You Like TFIOS and The Hunger Games You'll Swoon Over These Ye Olde YA Novels

By Nicole DiekerOctober 27, 2014
Young adult fiction is touted as being kind of new and, to be fair, a century ago, "adolescence" was just the week you stopped wetting the bed, right before you were sent to the mines or handed a corset. But YA fiction dates back AT LEAST to the day Louisa May Alcott sat dow More  →

Academic Tips from Bodiless Ghouls

By Marty AllenOctober 27, 2014
Ghosts have BEEN AROUND, so they know a thing or two about life (don't stick forks in toasters, don't try to get your frisbee out of the well, there is a reason automatic hair curlers have never been sold on the open market), and school in particular. After all, that is wher More  →
Academic Tips from Bodiless Ghouls

What to Do When All Your Friends Are Older

By Anthony DeVitoOctober 27, 2014
Maybe you are at the very edge of the age cutoff for your grade, or maybe you're a savant who has skipped a few grades so you can get a headstart on pre-pre-med. All your friends have the grizzled beards and/or knowing ways of people... More  →
What to Do When All Your Friends Are Older

Open Thread for October 27!

By SparkLifeOctober 27, 2014
Forgive us, it's Monday. Maybe this will mark the start of a trend? #messyhairdontcare Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for October 27!

Open Thread for October 26!

By SparkLifeOctober 26, 2014
It seems like these little critters are EVERYWHERE at the moment. Probably secretly plotting to conquer the world. Have you seen/heard/caught/been pooped on by a duck yet?   Submit your duck-tastic photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site! ... More  →
Open Thread for October 26!

Open Thread for October 25!

By SparkLifeOctober 25, 2014
Saturdays are the perfect days for ventures into the wilderness, the final frontier, GREAT UNKNOWN-- Our BACKYARDS!! (Outer-space is so overrated.) Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for October 25!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Tell if I'm Being Mistreated?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 24, 2014
Dear Auntie, In relationships, I forget my sense of okay. I think I treat other people okay, but I let other people treat me terribly. I don't realize it until the relationships end. Case Study 1. Joey and I hooked up on Valentine's Day. I told him... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Tell if I'm Being Mistreated?