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Your Weekly Dose of Newz With H. Alan!

By H. Alan ScottJuly 17, 2014
Welcome back to Da Newz with H. Alan! Today, we discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict, U.S. sanctions on Russia, California's ruling on the death penalty, and immigration over the U.S./Mexico border. Plus, a how-to on cooling down in heat waves, H. Alan-style. Feast your brains: For further... More  →
Your Weekly Dose of Newz With H. Alan!

WATCH: This Woman Is a Record-Breaking Ninja Warrior!

By Bailey_SwilleyJuly 17, 2014
NINJAS: You now have more motivation to hit the gym, besides looking good in your high-waisted two-piece this summer. You need to get training now if you want to CONQUER MT. MIDORIYAMA! (YouTube/UClipz) Kacy Catanzaro became the first woman to attempt and... More  →
WATCH: This Woman Is a Record-Breaking Ninja Warrior!

Cute Dudes & Their Dogs: The Slideshow OF YOUR DREAMS

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 17, 2014
SPARKDARLINGS, thet time has come to cast aside your tired Peeta/Gale/Mr. Darcy/Finnick Odair/Benedict Cumberbatch daydreams and embrace a new batch of gentlemen! They're gorgeous, they're geeky, and best of all, they've got puppies. DROOL BUCKETS AT THE READY, BUTTSKIS! More  →
Cute Dudes & Their Dogs: The Slideshow OF YOUR DREAMS

The 10 Most Outrageous Instagrams From One Direction's Zayn Malik

By Janet ManleyJuly 17, 2014
WE JUST FOUND OUT about Zayn's Instagram feed, and the direction at the SparkLife offices has taken a turn for the HOO BOY. Here are our top 10 favs from Zayn's feed. *deep breath* One Direction stand united on a stage, the Beatles of tight jeans... More  →
The 10 Most Outrageous Instagrams From One Direction's Zayn Malik

What to Say After You Meet Someone Based on Their Name

By Andrew TavinJuly 17, 2014
Whenever someone new tells you their name, the human response is to: 1. Say something cringe-worthy ("Hi Anna, nice to meet you. mind if I call you banana? THIS IS GOING TO BE A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP, BANANA"), and then 2. Instantly forget their name. This is a universal... More  →
What to Say After You Meet Someone Based on Their Name

What's Your Irish Name?

By Sydney ScottJuly 17, 2014
Dia dhuit, Sparklers! An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas? Umm... That's about the extent of my Irish-language knowledge. And I just learned it from a YouTube video a couple minutes ago. Although it looks like a bunch of difficult-to-learn gibberish... More  →
What's Your Irish Name?

Sparklers as Websites

By NinJas_are_MiJuly 17, 2014
Image reproduced with permission from the artist, elontirien (DeviantArt) On the July 7, 2014 Open Thread, the OT'ers discovered the interwebsseries, a tumblr dedicated to the personification of internet websites. Our very own TheDoctor212 found the picture above (again, courtesy of the interwebsseries) and we proceeded to... More  →

Open Thread for July 17!

By SparkLifeJuly 17, 2014
 Thank you again, levackkid!

Times Square, New York City, New York.

We really want your pictures! And art! And awesomeness! Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com and we'll feature them on an OT! 

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Open Thread for July 17!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Flirting With My Girlfriend. What Should I Do?

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 16, 2014
Dear Auntie, My best friend, A, came out to me as bisexual, and told me that she had a crush on me. I had had a crush on her for a long time, and was thrilled. I told her this, and now we're dating. Everything was going... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Keeps Flirting With My Girlfriend. What Should I Do?

Eragon Fans! Christopher Paolini Gives the Goss on Inheritance and Being a Writerbot

By SparkLifeJuly 16, 2014
This post is cross-published from SparkNotes' BFF, the Barnes and Noble Book Blog. Writing the Inheritance Cycle was like training for and competing in the Olympics. For over twelve years, I spent nearly every waking moment working on, thinking about, or discussing the series. When... More  →
Eragon Fans! Christopher Paolini Gives the Goss on <i>Inheritance</i> and Being a Writerbot