Kate Lowther

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First Look at the Badass Superhero Novel That's Going to Rock Your Summer

We loved Sarah Kuhn’s “geek romcom” novel <i>One Con Glory</i>—so we’ve been waiting for years to see what she does next. So we’re stoked to bring you an …

A short fiction trick

I’ve been putting off this post for a long time, because it’s got to be a long post. The reason is it has to include a bit of micro-fiction to pick …

Washing Machines

Please Enjoy These Super-Funny Harry Potter Tumblr Posts

The Potter fandom keeps on pumping out hilarious Tumblr posts!

Microwave mug cake recipe: cranberry and white chocolate cookie

Dried cranberries and white chocolate are the perfect combination, especially in microwave mug cake form! And you can make this one in less than two minutes.<p><b>Serves</b><p>1<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>15g butter<br>• 1.5 tbsp brown sugar<br>• 1.5 tsp vanilla sugar<br>• 1 Egg Yolk<br>• 4 tbsp plain flour<br>• 4 tbsp dried cranberries<br>• White</i> …

17 icebreakers to use at uncomfortable networking events

But talking to new people doesn't have to be such a drag.<p>There are ways to get the conversation going without resorting to irritating clichés.<p>Check out these 17 icebreakers that will help ease you into an engaging conversation with people you've never met before.

Employment

Oreo milk chocolate mug cake recipe

Picture a steaming hot Oreo milk chocolate cake that you can have with your afternoon tea or coffee. Now imagine being able to make that in under three minutes using just your microwave.<p>Mug cakes simply involve mixing ingredients in a mug, popping it into the microwave and then watching the …

20 Last-Minute Easter Brunch Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

So, it’s the day before (or day of, we won’t judge), and you’re hosting an Easter brunch. You have no time to pull a full Martha Stewart like you usually do. Have no fear. We got you covered with foolproof last-minute Easter brunch recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less. And the best part? None …

24 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

There's any easy way to do it: Read everything!<p>You can't just stick to the thrillers, anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you <i>really</i> want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore.<p>If you're not sure where to …

Books

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

Flickr

Five Things Your Employees Are Unhappy About

I get a lot of mail from HR leaders and department managers who have questions about employee satisfaction. Since few if any business schools or HR training programs teach people about fear and trust, many leaders are confused.<p>They think of their employees’ satisfaction on the job as a quantity …

The Workplace

Origami Beautiful Koi Fish Origami Beautiful Koi Fish

CollectCollect this now for later<p>heidi origami koi<p>Origami and Paper craft<p>CollectCollect this now for later<p>heidi Origami koi<p>Origami and Paper …

Crafting

With Fear, Determination And Poetry: How Great Writers Face Death

Katie Roiphe's preoccupation with death goes back to her childhood, when she contracted virulent pneumonia at the age of 12. She was sick for a year and thought she was going to die.<p>Her terror of death was reignited many years later when her father died. It was then that Riophe found herself …

Awesome Art Picks: Batman, Punisher, Deadpool, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Comics

Beat the Devil: 5 Fantasy Novels Featuring the Prince of Darkness

For as long as we can remember, stories have wrestled with the idea of the Devil, a personage embodying of all our worst aspects. In fiction, Old …

Books

Mental Floss

This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie Is the Most Irresistible Thing on the Internet

Celebrate Pi Day with something seriously decadent.<p>Ever wanted to have hot chocolate in pie form? We're here for you. This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie combines all the flavors you love in hot chocolate with this super decadent, classic French silk pie.<p>This version gets an update from an …

5 Exercises To Acheive The Perfect Summer Body

It’s never too early to begin your pre-summer workout! The first thing anybody should do if they want the perfect summer body is pay key attention to …

Yoga

7 of Fiction’s Most Intriguing Takes on Hell

There’s no place better for wrestling with our mortality and its consequences than in a good story. A story lets us safely get real (or surreal) …

Books

This letter about swearing in the office from the management is classic web comedy gold

Dear Staff<p>It has been brought to the CEO’s attention that some individuals throughout the organisation have been using foul language during the …

British Humour

47 Amazingly Talented Artists and Designers to Follow on Instagram

There you are, hunched over your laptop trying with all your might to write a catchy headline or design an engaging graphic…and you’re feeling …

15 Vintage Desserts That You Need to Try Now

Desserts always make us happy but there are some that make us feel nostalgic. Were there particular desserts that you had as a kid and just thinking …

Artist's 100 paintings found in attic in Porthcawl

<b>A new exhibition is aiming to showcase a long-forgotten Welsh artist after 100 previously-unknown paintings were found in the attic of his family home.</b><p>During the 1920s John Cyrlas Williams was touted as the "real thing" by his patron, the Liberal politician Winifred Coombe-Tennant.<p>But by the age of …

Art

Awesome Art Picks: Batgirl, Rey, Batman, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Drawing

Shakespeare's Sonnets Illustrated as Abstract Signatures

Just how different were all of Shakespeare’s sonnets? See for yourself. In the latest of his posters visualizing famous literature as data, …

This Baker Makes Gorgeous Embroidery-Inspired Cookies

And it's seriously mesmerizing to watch.<p>We've never met a cookie we didn't want to eat. But if there was ever going to be one that fit into that category, we bet it'd be designed by Judit Czinkné Poór. She's a pastry chef and artist at a cake-decorating shop named Mézesmanna in Hungary and first …

These Harry Potter fans made a magical short film about Severus Snape and James Potter’s teenage years

Harry's parents' back story is brilliantly imagined in YouTube movie Snape and the Marauders<p>There are hints of their back story peppered throughout …

Harry Potter

Trans YA Fiction You'll Actually Find in the Library

Recently I’ve been running into a major problem: I keep reading great books by trans authors, but when I go to recommend the books I’m reminded that …

Books

29 Awesome Things You Didn't Know You Could Subscribe To

Constant presents are the best presents.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

These Sweet and Spicy Shots Taste Just Like Cinnamon Rolls

Something transcendent happens when you mix Fireball whisky with cream soda.<p>Even if you harbor a burning, all-consuming hatred for Fireball whisky, you will not be able to resist these shots. Something transcendent (yes, transcendent) happens when you mix the spicy, cinnamon-flavored alcohol with …

15 Wonderfully Nerdy Subscription Boxes Every Culture Vulture Will Adore

From records to comics to Pusheen and beyond.<p>All of these are priced per box or in the smallest amount possible, not including multi-box subscription discounts.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>