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Our Valentine's Day Minisite Is Here!

By Emily WinterFebruary 4, 2010
As this photo illustrates, Valentine's Day is not safe. You could start your Feb. 14 with an innocent, festive lollipop and wind up with dark red warts on your upper lip—warts that'll make your crush say, "If you really love me, baby, you'll set me... More  →
Our Valentine's Day Minisite Is Here!

The Best Ways to Insult SparkLife Writers

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 4, 2010
Today’s post was inspired by a Sparkler who wrote the following comment under a recently published article: “Wait, really? This was front-paged for...what reason? Protip: next time you wanna post a little joke joke Chelsea [Dagger], alt+f4 gives max funniness instantly. Try it a few... More  →
The Best Ways to Insult SparkLife Writers

Rejected Video SparkNotes

By Emily WinterNovember 9, 2009
We're proud of our new 1984 Video SparkNote, especially considering there were a lot of Video SparkNotes that didn't make the cut. One rejected series was Math Video SparkNotes, a collection that would have included the following: American Pi Four old-looking teenage guys and one... More  →
Rejected Video SparkNotes

What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 28, 2009
You’ve all heard the phrase “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In fact, you probably stumbled across it while trying to stab your eyes out with a highlighter during your English-class-enforced reading of Romeo and Juliet. But if names don’t matter,... More  →
What Your SparkNotes Nickname Says About You

So You Wanna Be a SparkLife Writer...

By peaceonearth34August 31, 2009
Sparkler peaceonearth34 has written SparkLife posts before, and has some tips on getting published! (We even throw in some of our own tips, too!) Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors Who doesn't want to write a Sparklife post? It's fun, it's exciting, and the comment board will... More  →
So You Wanna Be a SparkLife Writer...

SUCCEED Blog: A Happier Web For Tough Times

By Matt_HunzikerMay 8, 2009

FAIL, FML, WTF?

The news has been relatively grim recently (even for the news), with continuing economic turmoil, fears of a new global illness, and more competition for college admissions. At the same time, many of our most popular websites - which should be

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Friends, Relatives, and Friending Relatives

By Jeff_AlexanderApril 30, 2009
Let us paint you a little scenario. You get a friend request from someone on Facebook. Her name sounds familiar, but at first you can't place it. Is it the quiet but cute girl in the back of your English class? The overeager clerk at... More  →

Facebook TMI

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 27, 2009
Slowly and grumpily, we're getting used to the New Twitter Facebook. But we're still struggling with the barrage of boring, oversharing, TMI-ing status updates. We've decided there are a few things no one—not us, not you, not Ashton—should share with the world.... More  →

Meet SparkNotes' New FaceTwit

By Emily WinterApril 23, 2009
Okay, this FaceTwit thing really has to stop. Sparklers, ignore the headline above! Oh fine, hi, I'm Emily, a SparkLife writer who just joined the fabulous team of editors, and yesss, okay, it's true, I'm running our Facebook and Twitter accounts.... More  →

CYA-Neva: Guidelines for Digital Dumping

By Chris_DikenApril 22, 2009
You’ve probably heard at least a snippet of that old tune “Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do.” Well, we at SparkNotes would like to revise that sentiment, because technology now makes breaking up much easier to do. Conversations starting with “I feel like... More  →