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Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games

By KathAugust 18, 2014
If you're like us and have grown up thinking "board game night" means "oh no, not Monopoly again," you're in for a delightful surprise. In the past ten years, some truly fantastic games have come out that have all kinds of new mechanics. The best... More  →
Game Night a Snooze? Try These Not-Bored Games

Open Thread for August 18!

By SparkLifeAugust 18, 2014
Thanks for the photo, SecretSpyReadingGirl!

A bee on an apricot blossom in May. In that month, I got a lot of pictures of bees on the blossoms. ~SecretSpyReadingGirl

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Open Thread for August 18!

Open Thread for August 17!

By SparkLifeAugust 17, 2014
Thanks for the photo, VaughanGirl!

Nacanaca and I went running in the park a few weeks ago (well she ran while I wandered alone through the woods taking pictures of tree bark for my art class). I ended up getting lost and

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Open Thread for August 17!

Open Thread for August 16!

By SparkLifeAugust 16, 2014
Thanks for the awesome calc-art, J Hegs!

What I do in math class when I'm bored. 

-J Hegs from NJ

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Open Thread for August 16!

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Boyfriend Is Evil And I'm Sick Of Being The Third Wheel

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 15, 2014
Heads up, Sparklers: Auntie will be away next week, with columns resuming August 25. If you need an advice fix in the meantime, there's always the archives! Dear Auntie, My two friends, who I shall call Scott and Zelda, are dating, and I'm always the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend's Boyfriend Is Evil And I'm Sick Of Being The Third Wheel

Attention Zooeys! SCHOOL YOURSELF on How to Do Makeup With Glasses

By LuceroAugust 15, 2014
Hey everybody! Today we're talking about the best tips and tricks for wearing makeup with glasses! Follow Lucero here! Twitter / Tumblr / Blogspot / Pinterest / Instagram Are you rocking a Zooey glasses look?... More  →
Attention Zooeys! SCHOOL YOURSELF on How to Do Makeup With Glasses

The Friday Awards Are Here!

By Emily BrownAugust 15, 2014
Welcome back to the Friwards, Sparklers! This week's winners are a lovely bunch of coconuts who correctly guessed the secret message, which was the cat's pajamas. No, I'm not saying the secret message was the cat's pajamas, I'm saying it was the cat's pajamas.... More  →
The Friday Awards Are Here!
Lily Allen Is Our Fashion Inspiration: BUT HOW DO WE WEAR HER STYLE?

Lily Allen Is Our Fashion Inspiration: BUT HOW DO WE WEAR HER STYLE?

By Janet ManleyAugust 15, 2014
Whether or not you're aware of Lily Allen's music legacy (she's been doin' it for the wimmin' on the Brit electropop circuit since 'er teens), you are 100% QUALIFIED to be inspired by her wardrobe. Short of Jem coming to life, it would seem that Lily Allen, with her multicol More  →

What's JLaw's Hottest Look EVER? BETCHA CAN'T PICK JUST ONE.

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 15, 2014
TODAY IS A GREAT DAY, BUTTSKIS. For it is not only Friday, and therefore nearly time for you to cast off your 83-ton backpack and dive headfirst into a Sherlock marathon, but also JENNIFER LAWRENCE DAY—the hilarious, gorgeous, gif-tastic lady king of our hearts turns 24 th More  →
What's JLaw's Hottest Look Ever? BETCHA CAN'T PICK JUST ONE.

What Rights Do Protestors Have?

By Janet ManleyAugust 15, 2014
The actions of police in Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of teen Michael Brown have received lots of coverage. Exclamations of "The police have brought out their tanks!" were followed by "WAIT, WHY DO THE POLICE HAVE TANKS?" and reports of peaceful protestors being... More  →
What Rights Do Protestors Have?