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Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Made Out with Me and Is Pretending Nothing Happened

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 24, 2018
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm a sophomore in college and a while ago I met this guy who's really sweet and cute, and on top of that, we have the same sense of humor and similar interests. I didn't really have a huge crush on him, though;... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Crush Made Out with Me and Is Pretending Nothing Happened

Shakespeare Plays Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieJanuary 24, 2018
Have you ever read a Shakespeare play? Look, I love the guy, but those things are DENSE. Each one is super long. There are roughly a billion characters. Half the words are things he made up on the spot and expected everyone to just get on board with, like “DIDN’T YOU GUY More  →
Shakespeare Plays Summed Up in Pie Charts

The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

By ElodieJanuary 24, 2018
Writing a good college admissions essay is a mixture of luck and just straight-up sorcery. If you're having a hard time, you're not alone. Nobody is banging out an essay in twenty minutes and doing a celebratory backflip out their bedroom window just to bring it... More  →
The 25 Worst Ways to Start Your College Essay

QUIZ: What's Your Hidden Talent?

By ElodieJanuary 23, 2018
Do you know all the lyrics to "We Didn’t Start the Fire"? Can you burp on command? Can you plug a USB in correctly on the first try? Or is your hidden talent so hidden that even you don’t know what it is? ... More  →
QUIZ: What's Your Hidden Talent?

These Moving Portraits of Harry Potter Characters Are Magical AF

By Little ChmuraJanuary 23, 2018
With this spellbinding project, talented artist (and SparkLife regular) Little Chmura wanted to create a self-contained moment for each of these beloved Harry Potter characters—a scene that exists outside of their Hogwarts narrative and gives a glimpse of their own perso More  →
These Moving Portraits of <i>Harry Potter</i> Characters Are Magical AF

Shakespeare Plays Ranked in Order of How Easy They Are to Study

By ElodieJanuary 23, 2018
At best, Shakespeare’s plays are bit difficult. At worst, they are a baffling jumble of non-words and should be thrown into the fire immediately. I spend most of my time looking for Shakespeare lines that I can take out of context to suit my own nefarious purposes, so I More  →
Shakespeare Plays Ranked in Order of How Easy They Are to Study

Auntie SparkNotes: A Toxic Christmas Conundrum

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 22, 2018
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, Every year, my sister and I visit our family on my father’s side for Christmas and stay at our grandparents’ house. We’ve visited them for a week at Christmas our entire lives. Since they live over a thousand miles away, we have to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: A Toxic Christmas Conundrum