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Eight reasons not to miss the 8th Belfast Book Festival

From 6 – 16 June the 8th annual Belfast Book Festival, supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council, will open the world of …

Ireland

It Took Me 3 Tries to Go Natural—These 11 Products Helped Me Do It

Toward the end of my college career, “going natural” had become a thing. Everywhere I turned, women of color were renouncing their love for relaxers …

Hair Care

How to delete your Google history

You can delete some of it, or you can delete all of it.<p>Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy …

Maps

These Psychological Thrillers Will Have You on the Edge of Your Beach Towel

Summer, otherwise known as psychological thriller season, is almost upon us. Since we can't wait to hit the beach with a gripping read in one hand …

Books

17 Delicious Dishes Anyone Can Make With A Can Of Chickpeas

Tell me what chickpeas can't do. I'll wait.

Healthy Eating

Is Tomi Adeyemi the new J.K. Rowling?

<b>To read more books news</b><b>, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now; you can also get the Elisabeth Moss</b> …

The 10 apps parents have been warned may be linked to bullying among children and teenagers - Cornwall Live

Parents are being urged to check their children's smartphones for apps that may lead to cyber-bullying.<p>Police shared a Facebook post from prominent …

5 Google search tricks that will give you so much more in the world of web

Most of us spend huge chunks of our time surfing the WWW, but very few of us know the tricks that make searching easier – speed up your browsing with these nifty search bar hacks<p>1. Search within a specific website<p>Whether you’re an uber fan of a publication like the Telegraph or you recently read …

Waterfall walks in Northern Ireland

With our dramatic coastlines and rugged landscapes, it is no surprise that we are home to some breathtaking waterfalls. Found in secluded woodlands, …

The Best Summer Toys of 2018 Are Totally Beachin'

Keeping your kids occupied over the long Summer months can take a lot of work. You want them to make the most of the beautiful weather, stay active, and have fun with their friends, all while still keeping them close by. Luckily, some of the year's best Summer toys make great backyard activities! …

32 Surreal Places You Must See Before You Die

Summer travel plans, anyone?<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Game of Thrones

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

4 of the Best Plant-Based Proteins Even Non-Vegetarians Should Eat

You might as well compare protein to the importance of water. It’s just an everyday essential our bodies <i>need</i> to survive and thrive. You have to …

How to opt out of Facebook’s Platform data sharing

You shouldn’t have to do this. You shouldn’t have to wade through complicated privacy settings in order to ensure that the companies with which you’ve entrusted your personal information are making reasonable, legal efforts to protect it. But Facebook has allowed third parties to violate user …

Escaping Facebook takes more than just deleting your account

So Facebook is bad, and you've decided to quit.<p>There's just one, rather large problem: When it comes to the social media giant, quitting is not the …

UK's claims questioned: doubts voiced about source of Salisbury novichok

Ceremony to mark the destruction of Russia’s stock of chemical weapons was held last November<p>It was a historic moment largely ignored at the time by most of the world’s media and might have remained so but for the attack in Salisbury. At a ceremony last November at the headquarters of the world …

Russia

11 Women on the Products That Transformed Their Curls

Getting your hair to do exactly what you want it to do can be a confusing (and at times seemingly impossible) thing for everyone, but it's especially true for women with curls. As effortless as they may look, the reality is that our curls can only be as good as the products and methods we use on …

Hair Care

Want to Delete Your Facebook Account? Here's How

Before you do, you should probably download your data.<p>Facebook's come in for a lot of criticism lately, and one of the biggest is that it collects a massive amount of personal information on each of its users and uses that information for its ad targeting. Then there's the fact that the social …

Social Media

Shhh—This Is Where Interior Designers Find the Best Décor

When it comes to finding stylish, sophisticated home décor, a few names tend to crop up in our browser history. And while our love for West Elm and …

11 Young Adult Novels That Are Surprisingly Mature For Their Age

With <i>A Wrinkle In Time</i> blowing up the box office, we might be in for another wave of young adult novels making their way to the silver screen. While …

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

How to display related links in google search results?

When searching google for a particular keyword certain results have related links just below the meta description. Wanted to know how to display …

We should be getting paid to use Facebook and Google

Humans generate more data on Facebook in a single day than exists in all the books ever written combined. That’s not even counting Google Search trends, Amazon and Alibaba’s shopping insights, and Microsoft’s gleanings from having Windows installed on a gazillion devices. Data, unlike gold and oil, …

5 Recent Scifi and Fantasy Books That Would Make Amazing Movies or TV Shows

<i>Annihilation</i> is out now, season two of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is <i></i>coming soon, and tons of other high-profile scifi and fantasy adaptations are either …

15 Vegan Soup Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Dairy or Meat for Flavor

Sure, they say chicken soup is for the soul. But let’s make one thing clear: Soup sans chicken—or any animal product—can be just as satisfying for …

10 apps every new parent needs on their phone right now

Becoming a parent is one of life's greatest joys.<p>But taking care of a tiny human also comes with lots of responsibility and an ample amount of stress. Even if you have loved ones to help share the load, there are tons of mobile apps out there designed to make your life easier, especially when weird …

Facebook asks its users: Is pedophilia okay?

Facebook got itself in blazing hot water today when a survey surfaced that appeared to ask users if they condone illicit correspondence between an adult male and a minor child. In response, the company said it was a “mistake” but danced around explaining why they asked the question in the first …