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QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

By SparkLifeApril 19, 2018
Choosing an essay topic for the Common App is one of the hardest things ever. It's right up there with... More  →
QUIZ: What Should You Write Your Common App Essay About?

30 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by the Time They Turn 18

By ElodieApril 13, 2018
When you turn 18, that usually means you’re about to graduate. You’re about to be released into the world, unshackled at last.... More  →
30 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do by the Time They Turn 18

Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

By Vitoria BasApril 2, 2018
We’ve all fallen for the irresistible charms of Ginny Weasley. To borrow a chant: she’s pretty, she’s cool, she dominates [that] school! She’s almost... More  →
Ginny Weasley Is Not as Great as You Remember

How Awful is Your Handwriting?

By Emma W.March 29, 2018
With the prevalence of computers, which are even sometimes used to administer in-class writing assignments, handwriting seems like it's quickly going the... More  →
How Awful is Your Handwriting?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Care Way Too Much What Everyone Thinks

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 26, 2018
Ahoy! SparkLife's wisest Auntie is taking a well-deserved vacation from the advice game this week. While we eagerly await her return, we'll... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Care Way Too Much What Everyone Thinks

QUIZ: How Awkward Are You?

By Andrew TavinMarch 21, 2018
This quiz has been prepared by the greatest awkwardologists in the field. Begin whenever you're not ready. This quiz was originally published in... More  →
QUIZ: How Awkward Are You?

Auntie SparkNotes: My AP Art Class Sucks

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 9, 2018
Hey Auntie, I'm a senior in high school this year, which is great, because I get to graduate in June and move... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My AP Art Class Sucks

Auntie SparkNotes: My School Sided with My Bully

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 7, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm fifteen, and for the longest time, I've been bullied by this guy I'll call "Tom." From the beginning of... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My School Sided with My Bully

Auntie SparkNotes: Will People Judge Me for Being Homeschooled?

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 5, 2018
Dear Auntie, I'm in 7th grade and have always been homeschooled. For years I thought it was something to be proud of,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Will People Judge Me for Being Homeschooled?

40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

By ElodieFebruary 19, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, the worst thing ever is not spiders, or even death. The worst thing ever is required class participation.... More  →
40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class