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Pinterest Boards of Our Fave Fictional Heroines

By Cindy MangominiJune 17, 2016
Ever wondered what Hermione's Pinterest account would look like? Rhetorical question, OF COURSE YOU HAVE.  Cindy Mangomini answers that question for eight  of our fave fictional heroines in this gorj slideshow, saving you from ever again having to ask yourself, "But how do More  →
Pinterest Boards of Our Fave Fictional Heroines

Open Thread for June 17!

By SparkLifeJune 17, 2016
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Open Thread for June 17!

Literary Characters I Was Not Supposed to Find Attractive But Whom I Did, Inexplicably, Find Attractive

By ElodieJune 16, 2016
You don’t choose who you love. You also don’t choose who makes you feel some special sort of way after you read about their various fictional capers. This is a safe space, right? Free of judgment and ridicule? I like to think so. I like... More  →
Literary Characters I Was Not Supposed to Find Attractive But Whom I Did, Inexplicably, Find Attractive

Are Spam Dried Meat Snacks ACTUALLY Food?

By Josh PeriloJune 16, 2016
In the year and change that Reid and Josh have been doing That's a Thing, nothing that has smelled quite as powerful as this bagged meat product. The scent choked them like an angry boa constrictor, leaving the two lads gasping for air and dizzy... More  →
Are Spam Dried Meat Snacks ACTUALLY Food?

Types of People That I Think Thomas Jefferson Probably Was

By ElodieJune 16, 2016
We all grew up thinking Thomas Jefferson was the revolutionary apex of cool, only to learn that he was—how to put this diplomatically?—kind of a bag of farts. Disclaimer: I have never met Thomas Jefferson, and if the science of time travel continues... More  →
Types of People That I Think Thomas Jefferson Probably Was

Are You Brave?

By Emma W.June 16, 2016
Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you, and sometimes WHAT BEAR? OH GOD, DON'T LET THE BEAR SEE ME. TELL HIM I'LL GIVE HIM ALL THE PIC-A-NIC BASKETS. [viralQuiz ... More  →
Are You Brave?

Open Thread for June 16!

By SparkLifeJune 16, 2016
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Open Thread for June 16!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Pretending to Be Cool About My Mental Health Issues

By kat_rosenfieldJune 15, 2016
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm 17, almost 18, and I've got to admit that I'm the epitome of teenagers convincing themselves of mental health issues. The only problem? I actually have them all. This isn't about how to deal with them (I read the FAQ and also I don't... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Pretending to Be Cool About My Mental Health Issues

My All-Time Favorite Dadvice

By Kelly HoffmacherJune 15, 2016
It’s a close call. I can’t quite decide between two pearls of wisdom from the old man. Maybe you can help. One is actually less a pearl and more a strategy for living in the world: no matter where my father is on planet earth,... More  →
My All-Time Favorite Dadvice

Who Would Win in a Battle: Thestral or Basilisk?

By Maddy Aaron and Kelsey MurphyJune 15, 2016
This week our PotterNotes team takes the fantastic beasts of the world of Harry Potter and pits them against each other. Who will come out on top? Are werewolves more human than wolf? And does a Hippogriff, indeed, have ears? Find out! Check out how it... More  →
Who Would Win in a Battle: Thestral or Basilisk?