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Chris Listens: Troubled Parents, Checking People Out, and Feeling Left Out

By Chris_DikenOctober 16, 2009
As you know, I'm a big fan of communicating (and its second cousin, venting). Expressing yourself is good for your mental health,... More  →
Chris Listens: Troubled Parents, Checking People Out, and Feeling Left Out

How to Be Friends with an Introvert

By ContributorOctober 15, 2009
What's in a name? A lot, if you get to choose it. Sparkler chessnerd89 has some wonderful tips on bonding... More  →
How to Be Friends with an Introvert

Chris Listens: Tall Guys, Teacher Crushes, and Flirting in Church

By Chris_DikenOctober 9, 2009
Last week, after revealing a few (some might say scant) details about myself and how I obtained this listenership, I... More  →
Chris Listens: Tall Guys, Teacher Crushes, and Flirting in Church

"It's Not a Big Deal," and Other Annoying Things Friends Say When You're Upset

By Katie_RolnickOctober 7, 2009
Let's say you just found out that your crush has asked someone else to Homecoming. Or maybe you just got back your... More  →

Chris Listens: Magnet Schools, Changing Friends, and Waiting for the Right Time

By Chris_DikenOctober 2, 2009
Hello Sparklers. Welcome to Chris Listens, the internet advice column that juxtaposes your questions and my answers. This week, I received a... More  →
Chris Listens: Magnet Schools, Changing Friends, and Waiting for the Right Time

How to Defend an Unpopular Opinion

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 3, 2009

Everybody has at least one. Either it’s a band that all of your friends like but you can’t stand, or a

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How to Defend an Unpopular Opinion

Ode to the Imaginary Friend

By Rupinder_GillAugust 31, 2009

According to a study out of New Zealand, imaginary friends help children develop their language skills and can help them improve

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Ode to the Imaginary Friend

What You Don't Realize You Will Miss at College

By Joe_LynchAugust 26, 2009
College is the best time in a lot of people’s lives—they meet lifelong friends, fall in love, and are forced to read... More  →
What You Don't Realize You Will Miss at College

Chris Listens: Swiss Cheese, Sick Parents, and a Shocking Online Revelation

By Chris_DikenAugust 14, 2009
So I’m on vacation again. Last time I headed south, but now I’m up north in a state where both... More  →
Chris Listens: Swiss Cheese, Sick Parents, and a Shocking Online Revelation

How to Keep Your Opposite Sex Friend While Dating

By Liz_NashAugust 6, 2009
Liz_Nash is our most prolific Sparkler, and she's got a reputation for giving really great advice! Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors Getting a... More  →
How to Keep Your Opposite Sex Friend While Dating