Jen Xu

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Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel races to No 1 in book charts

Terry Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna Pratchett has said that “somewhere Dad is raising a glass of brandy to you all” after the late author’s final novel The Shepherd’s Crown topped the UK’s book charts with a huge first-week sale.<p>Published on 27 August, the 41st Discworld title sold 52,846 copies in …


National Parks Road Trip: Alaska

Experience an unforgettable road trip through three of Alaska's national parks.<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport<p>Using Anchorage as a hub, these out-and-back drives lead to three huge national parks and some of the world’s most expansive and spectacular wilderness …

National Parks

Automatic Revolver

A lot has been made about the 3D printing of firearms. Whether you are for or against the rights to own and operate a gun, there is no denying that …

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in September!

The summer beach reads are finished—but the book party is just getting started! This month’s science fiction and fantasy must-reads include Terry …

This augmented reality GPS could solve one of the biggest problems with driving

WayRay<p>In 2009, there were an estimated 2.2 million car accidents in the US. Vitaly Ponomarev was one of them.<p>Ponomarev, CEO of the tech company …

Augmented Reality

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.


Terry Pratchett's Advice for "Keeping It Real"

By Dan Piepenbring March 12, 2015<p>In Memoriam<p>The T-shirt Pratchett wore to conventions. Image via Fashionably Geek<p>The BBC has just reported that Terry Pratchett has died at sixty-six. Pratchett wrote more than seventy books, most of them part of his Discworld series: satirical, philosophical fantasy …

Terry Pratchett

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …


Wardrobe Basics: Sew a 3/4 Circle Skirt

Circle skirts are one of those rare, magical wardrobe staples that are both easy to sew and flattering on just about everyone. Because of the drape of the fabric and the fullness of the skirt, you don’t generally need to worry about pulling across the hips, stretching over backsides, or other …


Manga and anime shopping in Tokyo, Ikebukuro new Animate shop

The first Animate store was inaugurated 32 years ago in Tokyo, Ikebukuro, right across the Sunshine City. Targeted at female customers, its presence …


World's Best Ecolodges

National Parks

Cruises – Cruise Vacations

7 Most Romantic Caribbean Resorts

<i>By Dalia Colon for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Vacation is meant to be an escape -- from the kids, from errands, from that irritating guy at work who's really into gratuitous lunchtime meetings. So if you're thinking of booking a Valentine's Day getaway this year, a carefree, all-inclusive resort makes a …

4 ways to explore Alaska's great outdoors

It's the United States, but not as you know it - here's how to plan your exploration of Alaska's unique, bear-infested wilderness<p>Alaska – it steals …