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Haggling Really Works When You Buy a New TV, Laptop, or Other Device

If you’re planning to buy an ultrathin laptop or a 4K TV in the next few months, you may want to brush up on your negotiation skills. According to …

Does Harry Potter Have the Most Logical Time Travel in Science Fiction?

Time travel is one of the most popular plot devices in science fiction, with the trope appearing in everything from <i>Futurama</i> to Kurt Vonnegut’s</i> …

Science Fiction

Holly and Ivy

• <b>Author:</b> Fern Michaels<p><i>In a heartwarming novel of secret wishes and family lost and found, acclaimed</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author Fern Michaels creates a timeless Christmas story to cherish . . .</i> <br>The flames of memory always seem to glow a little brighter during the holidays. Perhaps that’s why …

Don’t Settle For Someone Who Already Left You Once Before

<i>This story was brought to you by</i> Thought Catalog <i>and</i> Quote Catalog.<p><i>By</i> Lauren Jarvis-Gibson<p>Please, please have some self respect. Do not go back to the person who ran from your beautiful love. Do not go back to the person who left your heart run over on the worn down pavement. Do not go back to the …

Relationships

50 Of The Best Healthy Dessert Recipes Of All Time

There’s no getting around it, sooner or later the craving for something sweet is going to hit. And when it does, be ready with the best healthy dessert recipes out there. Sure, a little indulgence here and there doesn’t hurt, but eating these healthy desserts will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, …

Healthy Eating

How To Spot A Common Mental Error That Leads To Misguided Thinking

Human beings have been blaming strange behavior on the full moon for centuries. In the Middle Ages, for example, people claimed that a full moon could turn humans into werewolves. In the 1700s, it was common to believe that a full moon could cause epilepsy or feverish temperatures. We even changed …

Peer-Reviewed

The Book of Mysteries

• <b>Author:</b> Jonathan Cahn<p>Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to joy, success, and blessing…This is <i>The Book</i> …

The Perfect Girl

• <b>Author:</b> Gilly MacMillan<p>The New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew returns with an electrifying new novel about how the past will always find us...<p>"Literary suspense at its finest.”—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Baby<p>“A wonderfully addictive book with virtuoso …

All the Missing Girls

• <b>Author:</b> Megan Miranda<p><b>***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***</b><p><b>A New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice”</b> <b><br>Entertainment Weekly</b> <b>— Thriller Round-Up</b> <b><br>The Wall Street Journal</b> <b>— 5 Killer Books for 2016</b> <b><br>Hollywood Reporter</b> <b>— Hot Summer Books…16 Must Reads</b><p><b>“This thriller’s all of your fave page-turners (think:</b> …

18 people confess issues they've faced when moving in with a significant other

You’ve just moved in with your significant other – cue the getting to know one another on a whole new level, without any buffers, and strange quirks …

7 Things You Haven't Included on Your Resume But Should

The average job recruiter receives hundreds of resumes—and according to recent research, they’ll likely only look at yours for an average of six …

Employment

How to ditch the dating apps and meet people offline

We recently posted an article about online dating fatigue and how people are deleting their dating apps out of frustration. So if you are going …

Never Giving Up

• <b>Author:</b> Anie Michaels<p>Porter Masters wants nothing more than just to marry his love, Ella.<p>Ella Sinclair dreams of the day she can call Porter her husband and wants nothing more than to<p>give him a family.<p>They have overcome many deep and dark obstacles and are finally ready to enjoy their “happily<p>ever …

A Fraction Of The Whole

• <b>Author:</b> Steve Toltz<p>Meet the Deans.<p>Heroes or Criminals? Crackpots or Visionaries? Relatives or Enemies?<p>It's a simple family story. . .<p><i>The fact is, the whole of Australia despises my father more than any other man, just as they adore my uncle more than any other man. I might as well set the story</i> …

The Woman Who Stole My Life

• <b>Author:</b> Marian Keyes<p><b>Stella Sweeny writes off her car . . . and his. But is it a blessing in disguise or just a taste of more to come? Entertaining and uplifting, The Woman Who Stole My Life is BESTSELLING author Marian Keyes' intriguing tale of finding true happiness in unexpected places . . .</b><p>Ever …

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

Books

Pet Friendly

• <b>Author:</b> Sue Pethick<p><i>In Sue Pethick’s witty and heartwarming debut novel, a sweet dog in need of an owner brings together the perfect candidates…</i> <br>Todd Dwyer, a successful app designer, wasn’t planning to adopt a dog, but when his Uncle Bertie dies and leaves his little mutt Archie homeless, Todd …

Manspreading: When men use science to excuse chauvinism

Manspreading – when men sit with their legs wide open on crowded public transport – is so widely loathed that the New York subway even released an ad campaign asking men to kindly put their legs together.<p>There are blogs dedicated to photos of male culprits surreptitiously snapped on trains and …

Beside Myself

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Morgan<p><b>As gripping as Room, as powerful as Elizabeth is Missing, Beside Myself is the story of twin sisters, a childhood game with devastating consequences and the slippery nature of identity</b><p>Helen and Ellie are identical twins – like two peas in a pod, everyone says.<p>The girls know this …

How to Make Sphero's BB-8 Toy Even Better

Like millions of Star Wars fans worldwide, John Blakely will be rushing out to the movie theater in the next 24 hours to catch <i>The Force Awakens</i>. …

RPGs

The Secrets of Midwives

• <b>Author:</b> Sally Hepworth<p><b>In a family of midwives, some secrets are too big to keep hidden ...</b><p><b>"a page-turner, told with great empathy" Weekly Times</b><p><b>"Hepworth's skilful storytelling means past and present flow seamlessly ... heartwarming." Herald Sun</b><p>Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined …

Cold Feet at Christmas

• <b>Author:</b> Debbie Johnson<p>‘Fun, sexy and fabulously festive, Debbie Johnson's escapist romance travels from snow-capped mountains in Scotland to the glamour of 21st century Chicago. I enjoyed every minute of it.’ – Best-selling author, Jane Costello<p>Running out on your wedding shouldn’t be this much fun!<p>…

The Lake House

• <b>Author:</b> Kate Morton<p>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Secret Keeper</i> comes a “moody, suspenseful page-turner” (<i>People</i>, Best Book Pick) filled with mystery and spellbinding secrets.<p>Living on her family’s idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright, …

Ruby's Slippers

• <b>Author:</b> Leanna Ellis<p>Dottie Meyers, 35, is a real-life Dorothy Gale living with her little black dog on a small farm in Kansas that’s about to be hit by a tornado. Knocked unconscious by the storm, she awakes three months later at a recovery facility in California where her father, last seen when …

Smartphone users, be super careful about this major virus

Did you know that a virus can actually hold your smartphone for ransom? Yeah, neither did we, because that sounds like something out of a …

Tamping Down Epilepsy With Electricity

Implanted stimulators act like a circuit breaker for the brain<p>By age 32, Sheri Finstad’s epileptic seizures had become unbearable. She frequently fell, injured herself, and got concussions. Her doctors tried neuro­surgery to better understand her condition, and a special diet and medication to …

How to Ace the 50 Most Common Interview Questions

Most people's biggest job-hunting fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):<p>"Describe the color yellow to someone who's blind." - <i>Spirit Airlines</i><p>"If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?" - <i>Bose</i><p>"Who would win in a …

Employment

10 Household Chores You Might Be Doing Wrong

"Let's spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon cleaning the house," said no one, ever. And yet there you are, scrubbing the bathroom when you could be meeting friends for brunch or taking your kids to the playground.<p>Yes, we all need to make time to tidy up. But whether you own a spacious home for sale …

Personal Organizing