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10 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make at the Water Park

By Bailey_SwilleyJuly 22, 2014
It’s the season for getting wet and wild! Just make sure you don’t make any of these amateur moves and the summer... More  →
10 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make at the Water Park

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Having a Totally Unproductive Summer

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 21, 2014
Dear Auntie, In this past year or so, I've become completely incapable of doing just about everything. I've always been a bit of... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Having a Totally Unproductive Summer

Flowchart: How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shorts

By ShivaniJuly 21, 2014
The sun is shining, temperatures are rising beyond 80 degrees, and everyone and their mother is rocking unholy pit stains. The dog... More  →
Flowchart: How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Shorts

Open Thread for July 19!

By SparkLifeJuly 19, 2014
Photo cred goes to Anastasia!

A gorgeous summer sky

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Open Thread for July 19!

6 Fireworks You Probably Won't See This Summer

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 7, 2014
America really upped its game this Fourth of July! If you weren't standing out watching tax dollars burst and bang in the... More  →
6 Fireworks You Probably Won't See This Summer

The WEIRDEST Places to Take a Road Trip!

By Andrew TavinJuly 4, 2014
It's summertime, and you know what that means! ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDDD TRRRIIIIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPPP! Sorry! We got stuck for a moment there. You probably already know about... More  →
The WEIRDEST Places to Take a Road Trip!

How to Deal With These 10 Awkward Summer Problems

By Rebecca Jane StokesJuly 2, 2014
Summer. Verily, it is a glorious time. We can roll around in our sand castles while main-lining popsicles. What's not to love?... More  →
How to Deal With These 10 Awkward Summer Problems

We Dispel the Biggest Pool Myths!

By Tom LisiJuly 2, 2014

WE ARE HERE TO DISMANTLE THE MYTH OF THE PURPLE POOL RING OF PEE-SHAME. But what other propaganda have you been

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We Dispel the Biggest Pool Myths!

Your Essential Pre-College Bucket List

By Tom LisiJune 30, 2014
You’ve graduated high school, and you're free for the next couple months, until you start COLLEGE—a festive educational milestone that will kick off... More  →
Your Essential Pre-College Bucket List