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Open Thread for September 11

By SparkLifeSeptember 11, 2014
Morning! Have a cuppa. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for September 11

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Confess My Crush Via Poetry?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 10, 2014
Dear Auntie, I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I'm a sophomore in college, and I don't quite have this whole dating thing figured out (at all). In fact, I've never been in a relationship, been on a date, etc., mainly because in... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Confess My Crush Via Poetry?

Shame Suit Up! Teen Wears Short Skirt, Gets Totally Reasonable Shame Suit Treatment

By Valerie BurnSeptember 10, 2014
Today in UGHH SERIOUSLY, THIS IS STILL A THING news, a Florida high school made a student wear a literal "shame suit" because of her dress code violation. Fifteen-year-old Miranda Larkin made the mistake of wearing a too-short skirt on her third day at a brand new school (because: of... More  →
Shame Suit Up! Teen Wears Short Skirt, Gets Totally Reasonable Shame Suit Treatment

7 Times Our Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptation Fears Came True

By Lanie NajjabSeptember 10, 2014
With the recent rash of book to movie adaptations, fangirls everywhere have been in quite a tizzy. Will the movies bring honor to their books of origin? THEY'D BETTER OR... More  →
7 Times Our Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptation Fears Came True

Royal Baby News Is The Best News

By Abbey ClarkeSeptember 10, 2014
Tip-top of the day to all you jolly what-whats! We come bearing news about the royal couple. They’re expecting a second little wee babe (er, sorry for slipping into Scottish there…), which means our dear Prince George of Cambridge will soon have a younger sibling. Our... More  →
Royal Baby News Is The Best News

It's the All-Groot Fan Hour

By KathSeptember 10, 2014
We're going to go out on a limb here and say that Groot is the best humanoid perennial since Treebeard—but honestly, Groot's even better. Treebeard is so Third Age, am I right? Whereas Groot knows how to set up a good joke, impress a kid,... More  →
It's the All-Groot Fan Hour

Ask Jono: Help Me Talk To Guys Without Insulting Them!

By Jon_SkindzierSeptember 10, 2014
Hi Jono! I find your advice witty and smart. And I, like all others writing to you, have a problem. You see, I have a problem that involves not just one guy but guys as a whole. I cannot seem to tell them how I feel... More  →
Ask Jono: Help Me Talk To Guys Without Insulting Them!

Today Is Suicide Awareness Day, So Let's Have a Huddle

By H. Alan ScottSeptember 10, 2014
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to engage in a global conversation about depression, suicide, and what all of us can do about it. You know what? Life is hard. Things happen, they don’t always go as you expect, you get sad.... More  →
Today Is Suicide Awareness Day, So Let's Have a Huddle

5 Classic Freshman Mistakes in College

By Alicia ThomasSeptember 10, 2014
Leaving high school can be a blessing (GOODBYE, TIME WE TRIPPED UP THE STAIRS AND PANTSED OURSELVES IN FRONT OF A TEACHER), but entering college brings with it the opportunity for all new embarrassment. How do you "blend in" while trying to locate biology lab 414... More  →
5 Classic Freshman Mistakes in College

Apps That Would Make It Easier to Get Through High School

By Andrew TavinSeptember 10, 2014
Now that you're a couple weeks deep into Edith the Semester (we are now naming school semesters after tropical storms), you've probably already failed your own subject-specific file-naming plan that was going to set you on a path to organization and honor roll, and your... More  →
Apps That Would Make It Easier to Get Through High School