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19 Ways To Politely Decline A High Five

By Lauren PassellJanuary 28, 2013
Sometimes a high five can feel right, but sometimes it can feel so wrong. Nobody should assume that you're in the mood... More  →
19 Ways To Politely Decline A High Five

Awesome Alternatives to the Plain Ol' High Five

By SparkLifeApril 16, 2012
The traditional high five is hopelessly uncool—as illustrated by the fact that Chelsea Dagger does it ALL THE TIME. If you want... More  →
Awesome Alternatives to the Plain Ol' High Five

No Awkward Situation Is Complete Without a Complete Stranger

By ContributorNovember 10, 2011
IWontGrowUp is here to shout about the awkwardness of awkward situations with strangers. We can relate. —Sparkitors No awkward... More  →
No Awkward Situation Is Complete Without a Complete Stranger

How to Hug

By Lucy HutchinsonAugust 16, 2011
Boyfriendy girlfriendy hugs, where it's not creepy if you sniff the other person's hair, are all very well, but casual platonic hugs... More  →
How to Hug

How to Talk to the Mysterious New Kid

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 25, 2010
Every school year, a new student will show up from places unknown. The new kid will keep to himself. He will... More  →
How to Talk to the Mysterious New Kid

Happy Notpocalypse!

By ContributorAugust 13, 2010
currybelle, you might just be a GENIUS.—Sparkitors Hello. Did you notice how boring that sounded? No? I'll say... More  →
Happy Notpocalypse!

Hello There: 5 Greetings to Make Anybody Smile

By ContributorApril 6, 2010
lilalovegood, you've brightened our day already—and you haven't even said Hi yet. —SparkNotes editors How... More  →
Hello There: 5 Greetings to Make Anybody Smile

Chris Listens: Flirty Guys, Self-Diagnosis, and the Best Way to Greet a Teen

By Chris_DikenJanuary 29, 2010
Major bummer alert: J.D. Salinger, the author of bona fide literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and More  →
Chris Listens: Flirty Guys, Self-Diagnosis, and the Best Way to Greet a Teen