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12 Things NOT to Bring to College

By ElodieAugust 12, 2014
Packing for college is just one of those things you only learn how to do through hilarious trial and error, like going down a steep hill on a pogo stick, or juggling fire, or ordering a sandwich at Subway. And while knowing what to bring... More  →
12 Things NOT to Bring to College

Celebs React to the Death of Robin Williams

By Aislinn ShevlinAugust 12, 2014
Read about how Robin Williams inspired so many in Hollywood in this special celebrity Twitter slideshow. More  →
Celebs React to the Death of Robin Williams

Let Chris Pratt Give You A Tour of The Guardians of the Galaxy Ship!

By Andrew TavinAugust 12, 2014
Have you guys seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet, aka the G.O.A.T.? If not, you totally should. If you have, you totally should again! Star-Lords and Star-Ladies alike left theaters in HARD LOVE with Peter Quill, played by Chris Pratt, whose character is something of a... More  →
Let Chris Pratt Give You A Tour of The Guardians of the Galaxy Ship!

Place Your Robin Williams Remembrances Here

By SparkLifeAugust 12, 2014
By now, we all know that Robin Williams is gone, and the world is somewhat in shock. We don't want to retell the news, but thought we'd provide a space for you to speak in bleeps and bloops about why you loved Robin Williams—whether you... More  →
Place Your Robin Williams Remembrances Here

Quiz: What Should You Major In?

By Bailey_SwilleyAugust 12, 2014
Ever wonder what Miley is talking about when she says “We Who ‘Bout That Life?” More importantly, do you wonder what life you’re all ‘bout? More importantly, have you picked a college major yet? Snap, this line of questioning just got deep. Blood and... More  →
Quiz: What Should You Major In?
Our Back-to-School Must-Haves: A Guide to the Most Awesome & Epic Stuff EVER!

Our Back-to-School Must-Haves: A Guide to the Most Awesome & Epic Stuff EVER!

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 12, 2014
The time when you majestically arise from your bean bag chair, shake the dust of 1,000 Netflix marathons from your sweatpants, and stare bravely into the face of the most terrifying and exciting beast of all: A NEW SCHOOL YEAR. After a summer spent eating your own weight in More  →

Open Thread for August 12!

By SparkLifeAugust 12, 2014
Thanks for the pic, rach_da_crazy!

A highland cow according to PaperCamera.

Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on an OT! Seriously, keep 'em coming! <3

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Open Thread for August 12!

Auntie SparkNotes: I Want My Ex Back, But He's Dating Someone Else

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 11, 2014
Dear Auntie, I have a situation. Obviously, it's about a guy. Before you ask, I have been 100% straightforward with him and asked him about us on multiple occasions. I met him on Instagram and we've been talking for about a year now. I dated him for... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Want My Ex Back, But He's Dating Someone Else

Real-Life Places That Are Just Like The Hunger Games

By Chrissie GruebelAugust 11, 2014
We might not live in a post-apocalyptic hellscape, but things can get very Hunger Games arena very quickly in everyday life. So how do you survive daily affronts to your freedom? Grab a weapon and spring into action when you find yourself in any of these zero-sum... More  →
Real-Life Places That Are Just Like <i>The Hunger Games</i>