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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?
Quiz: How British Are You?

Quiz: How British Are You?

By Brandon SpecktorOctober 24, 2014
Check all that apply, chaps. You insist on calling President Obama “Right Honourable Man-Queen of The Colonies.” Also, you insist on calling the U.S. Congress “Fat Parliament.” You insist on spelling with an “ou,” even in wourds where it is improuper. From... More  →

It's Friwards Day!

By Renda DingOctober 24, 2014
Hold on to your socks and secure any stray hairs/animals/silverware, because we're serving up another round of EMU-sing  FriWards in approximately 0.000001281747 seconds! This week's image comes at the request of Sparkler Renzysauce, who commented in last week's thread: "I wanna see an emu... More  →
It's Friwards Day!