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12 New Young Adult Books to Read While Waiting for the ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Movie

Books

Ao no Dokutsu: Blue Cave Shibuya Illumination 2017

The Shibuya Ao no Dokutsu, meaning the ‘Shibuya Blue Cave,' is the closest and most spectacular winter illuminations near Shibuya Station. The event …

2 Great Cafes to Stop By for a Break When on a Stroll Around Kyoto

1. Wafu Café Kokyuan (Ochadokoro Rikyu)<p>At Wafu Café, you can enjoy the Japanese-style "wa" atmosphere in a serene environment. If you order coffee, …

Where to see Christmas lights in Tokyo

Are you looking for places to see Christmas lights in Tokyo? Well, you're in luck because the Japanese are all on board with it, and the displays are …

The Avant Garde Art of Yayoi Kusama at Her Museum

Attention Economy

Icarus is an explosive expose of Russia's Olympic cover-up

The words Russia, Putin, President Trump, investigation, and doping are some of the most searched on Google, receiving hundreds of millions of …

Cycling

LEGOLAND Japan Will Feature Miniature Replicas Made From Over 10 Million LEGOs

all photos courtesy Sankei NewsOn April 1, LEGOLAND Japan will open in Nagoya. The new theme park will feature over 40 different attractions from …

Yes, You Can Create An Unforgettable Protagonist

“In nearly all good fiction, the basic — all but inescapable — plot form is this: A central character wants something, goes after it despite …

How A Timeline Helps You Plot A Novel

History is neither simple nor linear, but when we show events in a timeline they seem to make sense. We see the results of cause and effect when we …

Creative Writing

How To Use Your Antagonist To Define Your Story Goal

As <b>Chuck Palahniuk</b> says: ‘One of the most-common mistakes that beginning writers make is leaving their characters alone. Writing, you may be alone. …

19 Of The Comfiest Things You'll Ever Wear

The wearable version of staying in bed all day. The products in this post were updated in February 2018.

Amazon Is Giving Everyone a One-Day Discount. Here's How to Claim It

You can save $8.62 on any purchase of $50 or more<p>Amazon is offering a one-day discount of $8.62 off of any purchase worth $50 or more to celebrate an …

A Brief History of America’s ‘Love-Hate Relationship’ With Immigration

Donald Trump’s restrictive plan is reminiscent of legislation from 100 years ago.<p>Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration—banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and casting a wide net on undocumented immigrants—have prompted nationwide protests and, in the case of the ban, …

Immigration

5-Year-Old Shows Frustrated Parents How Easy Tying Shoelaces Can Be

It is a frustration many parents share: trying to teach a child how to tie his or her shoes.<p>There is more than one way to tie shoes, and learning …

How KFC made Christmas all about fried chicken — in Japan

While Christmas in the US may conjure up visions of sugarplums and holiday hams, in Japan a certain fast-food staple takes center stage — and it's all thanks to a clever marketing ploy by KFC.<p>Over the last four decades, KFC has managed to make fried chicken synonymous with Christmas in the …

The Netflix Travel Documentaries You Need to Watch Now

Sometimes a spot of television is all that's needed to help stoke even the most dormant of wanderlust.<p>While Netflix, the popular video-streaming …

10 Proven Ways To Help Improve Your Mental Health

Studies: One Dose of "Psilocybin" from Magic Mushrooms Relieves Depression and Anxiety in 80% of Cancer Patients

The largest studies to date, by arguably the most respected institutions up to this point, show that <b>psilocybin</b>, a compound within "magic mushrooms", …

Magic Mushrooms

Google Earth’s Timelapse update illustrates 30 years of climate change

Watch as the planet is irreversibly changed<p>The team behind Google Earth released an update today to the Timelapse feature of its satellite imagery app, and it’s a great way to see the rapid pace of urban development and public infrastructure projects like the San Francisco Bay Bridge. It’s a cool …

New on streaming in December 2016: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and HBO’s best options

For when you need an escape from holiday entertainment.<p>The end of the year is typically a harried time, what with all the social and financial obligations surrounding the holiday season — which means it’s also a perfect time to ignore all those obligations, stay in, and watch something great (and …

Morning Yoga Poses That Will Wake You Up

If you want to establish a consistent yoga practice, one of the first steps is to find the time of day that works best for you and make sure to be on …

Review: Nancy Isenberg's White Trash undermines the myth of American exceptionalism

<b>White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide</b><p><i>By Carol Anderson</i><p><i>Bloomsbury, 246 pages, $31</i><p><b>White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America</b><p><i>By Nancy Isenberg</i><p><i>Viking, 446 pages, $36</i><p>The key piece of propaganda in the current U.S. presidential race appeared not in the form of some …

51 Affordable Gifts That Your Best Friend Will Absolutely Love

Best friends are the family you choose. The girl might drive you crazy sometimes, but she's always there for you through the ups and downs. Does it get any better than that? If your BFF is one of the best gals in the world, prove it to her with a cute gift this holiday season. You don't have to …

Decorations

23 Of The Best Socks You Can Get On Amazon

Let's talk about socks, baby.

4 Children’s Books to Overcome Entitlement Attitude

Raising a child has never been a small feat. And the world today is saturated with technology and toys and endless gadgets all competing for the …

10 Must-Visit Tourist Attractions Around the World

As a traveler, few things are more annoying than filling your bucket list with destinations that look divine on your Instagram feed, only to arrive …

European Travel

Charlesbridge Publishing: Now Seeking Submissions

Charlesbridge publishes high quality books for children and young adults with the goal of creating lifelong readers and lifelong learners. In 2010 …

Top 10 Chrome Extensions for Writers to Boost Productivity

Today we bring you some best Chrome Extensions for Writers. We already published an interesting article Top 10 Chrome Extensions for Gmail Users to …

The ‘Welfare Queen’ Is a Lie

Programs that should be crafted around people’s needs are instead designed to deal with a problem that doesn’t exist.<p>At a campaign rally in 1976, Ronald Reagan introduced the welfare queen into the public conversation about poverty: “She used 80 names, 30 addresses, 15 telephone numbers to collect …

Income Inequality