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5 Reasons Bedtime Ought to Be Illegal

By ContributorMarch 1, 2010
We think we should have a Sparkler sleepover. We'd let  Wakwy stay up as late as she wants. —SparkNotes editors Apparently,... More  →
5 Reasons Bedtime Ought to Be Illegal

How to Not Lose an Argument With Your Parents

By Katie_RolnickFebruary 23, 2010
In most cases, an argument with your parents will begin as a "discussion" during which you try to present your case in... More  →
How to Not Lose an Argument With Your Parents

Chris Listens: The Ears Rest

By Chris_DikenFebruary 22, 2010
You may have noticed that I’ve been rather scarce around these parts lately. And I apologize for that—I didn’t mean to leave... More  →
Chris Listens: The Ears Rest

Talking to a Friend After a Tragedy

By Dan_BergsteinFebruary 18, 2010
When news hits that a classmate’s family member died, it’s shocking. Days later, when the student returns to school, you may not... More  →
Talking to a Friend After a Tragedy

Should You Friend Your Mom on Facebook?

By Kia WoodFebruary 4, 2010
It’s that dreaded notification you never hoped to receive: You have a Facebook friend request—from Mom. You are consumed by panic. What do you... More  →
Should You Friend Your Mom on Facebook?

Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 29, 2010
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, In a few hopefully short months I will be going away to that beautiful place they call college.  I am... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Mr. and Mrs. Butthead

How You Wish Your Parents Would React

By Katie_RolnickJanuary 19, 2010
As the great (and highly insightful) Will Smith once said, "parents just don't understand." They don't get why you stay... More  →
How You Wish Your Parents Would React

Chris Listens: Arranged Marriages, ADD, and How to Take Criticism

By Chris_DikenJanuary 15, 2010
Parents: Sometimes they just don’t understand. And from what I’ve read in quite a few emails this past week, this... More  →
Chris Listens: Arranged Marriages, ADD, and How to Take Criticism

Chris Listens: Sparkler Friends and Undeclared Majors

By Chris_DikenJanuary 8, 2010
Here we are, ankle-deep in Y2KX, and not a whole lot has changed compared to Y2K. We still don't have flying cars... More  →
Chris Listens: Sparkler Friends and Undeclared Majors

Chris(tmas) Listens: Smoking, Sexting, and Secret Plastic Surgery

By Chris_DikenDecember 25, 2009
I don’t know about you, but I'm celebrating Christmas. That means dudes in red suits, illuminated trees, More  →
Chris(tmas) Listens: Smoking, Sexting, and Secret Plastic Surgery