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8 Things John Mayer Taught Me About Life

By AddisonOctober 22, 2014
John Mayer is my all-time favorite musician, even if he doesn't always let his duet partners do much of the singing. Sure, he went through a dark period of supremely wide-legged pants and sure, sometimes he looks like he's... More  →
8 Things John Mayer Taught Me About Life

7 Punny Mash-Up Costumes to Turn Up Your Halloween

By Eric GrundhauserOctober 22, 2014
Jerry Potter (Harry Potter from everything and Jerry Seinfeld from Seinfeld) Harry Potter made magic with his wands but Jerry Seinfeld made magic with his words and eternal reruns. Mash these two media powerhouses together and you have more power in one costume than all th More  →
7 Punny Mash-Up Costumes to Turn Up Your Halloween

What If You Didn't Wake Up Like This? We Uncover the Ugly Side of the "Natural Beauty" Trend

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 22, 2014
When we first saw that #iwokeuplikethis selfies were eclipsing shirtless Finnick Odair as the hottest thing on the interwebs, we at SparkLife put on our party hats and did an elaborate series of hip thrusts. Hooray for celebrating our big, wide... More  →
What If You <em>Didn't</em> Wake Up Like This? We Uncover the Ugly Side of the

Open Thread for October 22!

By SparkLifeOctober 22, 2014
C'mon Sparklers! You can do it! The week is half over already! Unless you have gym class today, in which case your week just got 1000x times longer. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for October 22!

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend That She Smells Bad?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 21, 2014
Hi Auntie! I have a friend, "D." D is a genius, witty, and someone I have known forever. I don't know exactly what her home life is like, but I do know that she gets absolutely no attention at home, no help with anything. Once, we... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend That She Smells Bad?

The Trees Thank You for Your Environmentalism

By Erik BergstromOctober 21, 2014
Trees, as you know, can be reticent. Even as their forests as being set alight, they will sometimes retire to councils that last days, achieving nothing. Today presents the rare day that trees come forward to thank you for your environmentalism; for saving paper; for recycl More  →
The Trees Thank You for Your Environmentalism

20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 21, 2014
Have you seen that beautiful thing that happened on Instagram? Our own TSwift reached out to bullied fan, writing her a heartwarming letter expressing sympathy and encouragement. Taylor was bullied in junior high, and her experience gave her empathy for her fan. There are More  →
20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped

Ghost Story Time: My Mom Once Had to Sell an Actual Haunted House (and I Decided to Get Involved)

By ElodieOctober 21, 2014
My mom used to be a real estate agent, and she once had these clients who were desperate to sell their house because they claimed it had ghosts. Specifically, it had one ghost. His name was John. John liked to move all their stuff around and... More  →
Ghost Story Time: My Mom Once Had to Sell an Actual Haunted House (and I Decided to Get Involved)

Ready to Move Off Campus? Here Are Some Honest Share House Listings

By Andrew TavinOctober 21, 2014
You're part-way through your junior year of college and coming home to find your room turned into an impromptu foam party is starting to lose its charm. Maybe you've had enough of walking cold thirty miles to get to the communal shower, or maybe it's... More  →
Ready to Move Off Campus? Here Are Some Honest Share House Listings

NEW MOCKINGJAY TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING

By Janet ManleyOctober 21, 2014
I will be hiding in the kiss cave with a vat of ointment, some tin can soup, and a very weepy, rock-painted face until I can get some resolution to the newest glimpse of Peeta in the LATEST GREATEST MOCKINGJAY PART 1 trailer, brought to us by... More  →
NEW <i>MOCKINGJAY</i> TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING