Sophia Willcockson

127 Flips | 11 Magazines | 85 Likes | 2 Following | @SophiaWillc4e35 | Keep up with Sophia Willcockson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sophia Willcockson”

HBO Put to Rest Some Big Rumors About the Future of 'Game of Thrones'

"The idea is not to do four shows."<p>We're getting close(ish) to the end of <i>Game of Thrones</i>. HBO eased our collective devastation when news broke that the network was working on a spin-off series, with a reported four scripts in the works.<p>In a new interview with <i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, however, HBO …

TV Series

The 10 best British period dramas to watch right now

There's something about binge-watching a British period drama that feels more sophisticated than watching 20 episodes of <i>House Hunters</i>.<p>Whether you like stories set in the recent past or all the way back in 43 AD, we rounded up 10 series that are currently airing or streaming, and pair perfectly with …

Entertainment

Are supplements giving you cancer?

You take supplements to stay healthy — but some of them may be doing more harm than good.<p>Certain dietary iron supplements may aid the development of …

Cambridge University

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere & Episode 2 Scene Details Revealed

In the "Game of Thrones" Season 7 premiere, Jon Snow will make a speech to a group of several allies, revealing what is now "more valuable than gold."<p>Details on that scene, and more, were revealed by the Toronto Sun in a report from their visit to the Northern Ireland set this past October. Since …

The Best 20 Hikes In America

America is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and while we definitely plan to indulge in the hot dogs, fireworks, and …

Too many people die from strokes because treatment is delayed

Recently, I cared for an 82-year-old grandfather who was having some trouble opening a jar of jelly. Twenty minutes later, the fork he was using fell out of his hand. Feeling tired, he lay down, and on waking four hours later, he and his wife discovered that his arm was flaccid. That’s when they …

Medicine

Science Is Getting Closer to Understanding What Goes on Inside The Mind When We Dream

Here's why dreams matter.<p>Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal …

The Brain

ROBIN WILLIAMS: COME INSIDE MY MIND Is an Absolute Joy (Sundance Review)

“He needed that little extra hug that you can only get from strangers,” Billy Crystal recalls of his dear, departed friend Robin Williams in Marina …

Robin Williams

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

27 fascinating photographs of a London lost to time

‘The Winds Of Winter’ Release Date: Is George R.R. Martin Delaying Book Launch Again? Author Hints New Project

The 'Game of Thrones' author went to Los Angeles for 'very exciting' meetings.<p>Many fans are now thrilled for the yet-to-be-announced release of <i>The</i> …

What the End of 'Thor: Ragnarok' Means for Future Avengers Movies

Yes, the ending of <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> once again drops a post-credit stinger on to rabid Marvel fans, but for the most part, the movie -- director Taika …

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

History MagazineHistory Magazine<p>A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along …

Donald Malarkey, WWII paratrooper portrayed in HBO's 'Band of Brothers,' dead at 96

Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96.<p>Malarkey was one of several members of "Easy Company" to be widely portrayed in the HBO miniseries, "Band of …

Hugh Hefner, Iconic Playboy, Dies at 91

The founder of the Playboy empire gave generations of men a robe-clad role model.<p>The 1992 documentary <i>Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time</i> was aptly titled. For generations of men, Hefner—who died September 27 at the age of 91, according to <i>Playboy</i>—lived a fairy-tale existence. As Kiss frontman <b>Gene Simmons</b> …

Video: Journey through the 12,000-year history of Game of Thrones

The fictional world of <i>Game of Thrones</i> has a notoriously rich and detailed history thanks to author George R.R. Martin. So much so, that HBO is …

Celebrating the Autumn Equinox in England: Pictures

Farmhouses

These 10 beautiful hikes will transport you to another world

Don't forget your camera at home. Norway's best hikes lead to views akin to any description of paradise: cliffs rising from the ocean, waterfalls …

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Why the Latest Game of Thrones Spin-Off News Is the Most Exciting Yet

A likely heir to the throne emerges.<p>When HBO announced in spring that it was considering four <i>Game of Thrones</i> spin-offs, fans were so dazzled by the sheer number of options that they didn’t quite know what to think. So, as he sometimes does in times of media frenzy and fan confusion, author <b>George</b> …

Drug may reduce desire for alcohol, especially in the evening

Scientists have discovered that the desire to drink alcohol varies with time of day and is strongest during the hours of dark. Using mice, they also …

‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Offering An Animated History Of Westeros To Hold Fans Over Until The Final Season

The final season of <i>Game Of Thrones</i> doesn’t have a confirmed premiere date yet, with a possible year to buffer between season seven and eight to give HBO a few final chances to milk everything they can out of the series. And honestly, you can’t really blame them. The show might have its fair share …

Fresh fears for newborn babies as Rohingyas’ plight worsens

Aid agencies in camps are overwhelmed as family tragedies unfold on Myanmar’s border<p>More than 400 babies have been born in the no man’s land between the borders of Bangladesh and Myanmar in the past 15 days as 400,000 Rohingya people have fled from the violence, house burnings and gunfire in …

San Marino Is the Least-Visited European Country and It's Absolutely Breathtaking

It's only 23.6 square miles.<p>With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders, and thanks to decently-priced airfare, it's no wonder Europe was the most-visited continent in 2016.<p>It's for that exact reason that both major cities and the more quaint seaside towns are often <i>flooded</i> with tourists.<p>…

These are the world's 20 cheapest countries to visit (and the five most expensive)

Sri Lanka

Why Jon Snow is doomed to kill Daenerys on 'Game of Thrones'

For years now <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans have been theorizing about the "bittersweet" ending that George R. R. Martin promised them. But one fan theory …

The best islands in the world

When Condé Nast Traveller first appeared in 1997, Ibiza was trancing out many of you - so much so that it utterly failed to make the top 20 in our …

Montana Hopes for Ice to Fight Wildfire Amid Historic, Costly Blaze

Montana came to understand the power of ice and fire this week as it dealt with snowfall and a wildfire at the same time.<p>Glacier National Park announced the closure of an eastern portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road Friday because of snow and ice, while the western section of the roadway remained …

5 Ways Climate Change May Be Making Hurricanes Worse

Natural disasters were once entirely natural — and most still are. Hurricanes, however, may be a different matter. As Hurricane Irma roars toward …