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New Series Alert: The SparkNotes Scoop

By Chelsea DaggerMay 5, 2010
You’ve never been luckier, Sparklers, and here’s why: you’re about to witness the birth of a new series on SparkLife, a series so revolutionary, so spectacular, so monumentally astounding, that your life will change FOREVER. Don’t believe us? Good, because we’re mostly lying. This series... More  →
New Series Alert: The SparkNotes Scoop

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 5, 2010
Oh, SNAP. Last week's Awesome Thing scored an incredible 8.216 on the venerable Scale of Awesomeness, which ain't none too shabby. But despite its undeniable epic-ness, not all of you were satisfied. Some of you even thought we were slacking off.... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 5

By Emily WinterMay 5, 2010
Sparklers, we have great news! Remember  on Earth Day, when Sparkler JohnWillSteinspeare asked us to vote for her Environmental Club's cause, installing wind turbines in her community, as part of the Pepsi Refresh Grant? Well, the voting ended April... More  →
Open Thread for May 5

Open Thread for May 4

By Emily WinterMay 4, 2010
What's the best possible name for a 10-foot, 300-pound snake who terrifies (and occasionally eats) small children in Ohio? Fluffy. Thanks, home9310 for sending this amazing pic of our newest honorary Sparkler, FluffyHeartsPrettyMice.... More  →
Open Thread for May 4

Cute Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerMay 3, 2010
Have you ever wanted to put a hedgehog in your mouth? (That was a rhetorical question). Hedgehogs are Numero Uno on our list of "Cute Animals We Want to Eat," so this photo basically makes one of our lifelong dreams come true. Another of our... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Open Thread for May 3

By Emily WinterMay 3, 2010
Sparkler laxchicscore96's dog might look familiar—she was the subject of a previous open thread. Sadly, she passed away last week, and laxchicscore96 wanted to see her on SparkLife one last time. Somewhere, a puppy is being born with perky ears and laser eyes... More  →
Open Thread for May 3

Open Thread for May 2

By EmmaMay 2, 2010
This horsey belongs to NotJustAnotherCowgirl. His name is Irish Bar Bay, but everyone calls him... Goober. NotJustAnotherCowgirl says he's a gentle giant. Would he let us ride him through Central Park? Please!! We'll give him carrots and everything! (Horses like carrots, right?)... More  →
Open Thread for May 2

Open Thread for May 1

By EmmaMay 1, 2010
Sparklers, it's gonna be 89 degrees today in NYC. We're busting out our short shorts and our scary-pasty legs! Woooot! This weather makes us feel all pink and lime and yellow and orange inside...kinda like this AMAZING creation from Amarantha93, which she made... More  →
Open Thread for May 1

The Friday Awards

By Chelsea DaggerApril 30, 2010
The regular editor of The Friday Awards is on vacation in the most exotic location ever: Wisconsin. So, due to our intense jealousy (insert eye twitch here), Wisconsin's proximity to the ocean (it's basically a giant coastline resort), and our inexplicable obsession with ships, we've... More  →
The Friday Awards

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Chelsea DaggerApril 30, 2010
Because you only rated last week's video a 3.79 on The Scale of Awesomeness, the SparkNotes editors have decided to step up our game. Unfortunately, whenever we try to impress you, we tend to fail spectacularly (so much so that we went to... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week