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Open Thread for October 22!

By SparkLifeOctober 22, 2014
C'mon Sparklers! You can do it! The week is half over already! Unless you have gym class today, in which case your week just got 1000x times longer. Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com with your username to get your pix on the site!... More  →
Open Thread for October 22!

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend That She Smells Bad?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 21, 2014
Hi Auntie! I have a friend, "D." D is a genius, witty, and someone I have known forever. I don't know exactly what her home life is like, but I do know that she gets absolutely no attention at home, no help with anything. Once, we... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Friend That She Smells Bad?
ATTENTION FRED WEASLEYS! We Want Sparkler Writing That Will Laugh Us to Death

ATTENTION FRED WEASLEYS! We Want Sparkler Writing That Will Laugh Us to Death

By SparkLifeOctober 21, 2014
GATHER ALL YE ROUND FOR AN EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! CEASE TILLING THE FIELDS. BE NO LONGER RUNNING THE MAZE. ARREST YOUR BASKETRY AND PUT DOWN THAT MUG OF BUTTERBEER. SparkLife is looking for tiny Oscar Wilde/Nearly Headless Nick hybrids to pen majestic posts about life, the universe and... More  →

The Trees Thank You for Your Environmentalism

By Erik BergstromOctober 21, 2014
Trees, as you know, can be reticent. Even as their forests as being set alight, they will sometimes retire to councils that last days, achieving nothing. Today presents the rare day that trees come forward to thank you for your environmentalism; for saving paper; for recycl More  →
The Trees Thank You for Your Environmentalism

20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 21, 2014
Have you seen that beautiful thing that happened on Instagram? Our own TSwift reached out to bullied fan, writing her a heartwarming letter expressing sympathy and encouragement. Taylor was bullied in junior high, and her experience gave her empathy for her fan. There are More  →
20 Celebs Who Have Been Bullied, And How They Coped

Ghost Story Time: My Mom Once Had to Sell an Actual Haunted House (and I Decided to Get Involved)

By ElodieOctober 21, 2014
My mom used to be a real estate agent, and she once had these clients who were desperate to sell their house because they claimed it had ghosts. Specifically, it had one ghost. His name was John. John liked to move all their stuff around and... More  →
Ghost Story Time: My Mom Once Had to Sell an Actual Haunted House (and I Decided to Get Involved)

Ready to Move Off Campus? Here Are Some Honest Share House Listings

By Andrew TavinOctober 21, 2014
You're part-way through your junior year of college and coming home to find your room turned into an impromptu foam party is starting to lose its charm. Maybe you've had enough of walking cold thirty miles to get to the communal shower, or maybe it's... More  →
Ready to Move Off Campus? Here Are Some Honest Share House Listings

NEW MOCKINGJAY TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING

By Janet ManleyOctober 21, 2014
I will be hiding in the kiss cave with a vat of ointment, some tin can soup, and a very weepy, rock-painted face until I can get some resolution to the newest glimpse of Peeta in the LATEST GREATEST MOCKINGJAY PART 1 trailer, brought to us by... More  →
NEW <i>MOCKINGJAY</i> TRAILER SHOWS US HOW PEETA IS REALLY DOING

This Morning Sucks Less Thanks to Chris Hemsworth & the Epic In The Heart of the Sea Trailer

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 21, 2014
MORNINGS ARE THE WORST. Case in point: I awoke today to find page 348 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows stuck to my forehead (my super-glue-like drool had affixed it there after I fell asleep reading. THUS PERISHES THE ILLUSION THAT I LEAD A... More  →
This Morning Sucks Less Thanks to Chris Hemsworth & the Epic <em>In The Heart of the Sea</em> Trailer

16 Reality Shows That Would Be Better Than 16 and Pregnant

By Jason SaenzOctober 21, 2014
MTV just wrapped the fifth season of its hit reality show 16 and Pregnant, but is a weekly rage reel of teenagers dealing with the repercussions of unprotected HND really the best thing to put on television? Couldn't there be something more uplifting and positive... More  →
16 Reality Shows That Would Be Better Than <i>16 and Pregnant</i>