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The WORST Things to Hear From Your Orthodontist

By Andrew TavinNovember 17, 2014
Getting braces is sucky. You've got metal stuck to your teeth, your skeleton is being moved around willy nilly, and it now takes four different shaped toothbrushes to get your mouth clean after a meal. BUT IT COULD BE WORSE. Imagine heading in for your ortho... More  →
The WORST Things to Hear From Your Orthodontist
I Journeyed Into Snow's Great White Bathroom to Meet JLaw, Josh, Liam, Willow, Sam and All the <i>Mockingjay</i> Stars THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE FOREVER!

I Journeyed Into Snow's Great White Bathroom to Meet JLaw, Josh, Liam, Willow, Sam and All the Mockingjay Stars THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE FOREVER!

By Janet ManleyNovember 17, 2014
ONCE IN A LIFETIME, WE ARE CALLED ON TO BE HEROES. Katniss was plucked from her hardscrabble district and asked to lead a people toward freedom. I was plucked from my blow-up armchair to report on the New York Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 extravaganza, where JLaw, Josh More  →

20 First Sentences Guaranteed to Improve Your Novel

By Brandon SpecktorNovember 17, 2014
One sentence can make or break an entire story, even before it’s written. Stephen King admits that the opening line to his beloved Dark Tower series—“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”—is the single best line he ever... More  →
20 First Sentences Guaranteed to Improve Your Novel

Open Thread for November 17!

By SparkLifeNovember 17, 2014
Is this a modern-day headless horseman? (Headless BIKE-MAN?!) Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for November 17!

Open Thread for November 16!

By SparkLifeNovember 16, 2014
It sure is getting chilly out there! Indoor activities, anyone? Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for November 16!

Open Thread for November 15!

By SparkLifeNovember 15, 2014
Riding our bikes anywhere leaves us in perpetual fear it will get stolen or otherwise hacked to bits to be sold on the black market for bikes… YIKES. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for November 15!

Auntie SparkNotes: I Thought Dating Was Supposed To Get Better In College

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 14, 2014
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Something has been really deeply bothering me for a while now and I was wondering if you could shed some light on it. I know it may sound insane, but what are my chances of dying alone? And I don't mean that in a... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Thought Dating Was Supposed To Get Better In College

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Cook Up a Batch of Impersonations, Including Alan Rickman, Taylor Swift, and Tom Hiddleston (SWOON!)

By Nicole DiekerNovember 14, 2014
Okay, so Benedict Cumberbatch is starring as computer scientist and WWII code-breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, which opens November 21. (Have fun figuring out whether you're going to see Benedict Cumberbatch or Katniss Everdeen first, since both movies open on the same day!) We've... More  →
Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Cook Up a Batch of Impersonations, Including Alan Rickman, Taylor Swift, and Tom Hiddleston (SWOON!)

Just How Humble Is Anna Kendrick? Find Out in This Week's Celeb Twitter Slideshow!

By Aislinn ShevlinNovember 14, 2014
Check out this week's coolest, funniest, and craziest tweets right here! HAPPY FRIDAY!  More  →
Just How Humble Is Anna Kendrick? Find Out in This Week's Celeb Twitter Slideshow!

How To Celebrate Each Relationship Anniversary: High School Edition

By Andrew TavinNovember 14, 2014
Did you know that a couple's first anniversary is their "paper anniversary"? Presumably that is because they are still paying off the wedding at the one-year mark (THOSE SHERLOCK INVITATIONS DON'T PAY FOR THEMSELVES). A couple's third anniversary is their "leather" anniversary, because... More  →
How To Celebrate Each Relationship Anniversary: High School Edition