13 of the greatest Stephen King short stories you’ve never read

May 22, 2017

… course only the children notice). I think I like this story so much for two reasons: first the theme of kids banding together to vanquish a nasty adult is a fun one, and second without wanting to give too much away the final reveal is just a really cool idea. Image: pocket books 11. L.T.’s Theory of Pets What’s it about? A man’s story of how his former pets acted as a catalyst in the failure of his marriage takes an unexpectedly dark twist. Why should you read it? Like …


A guide on where and how to sell your stuff online

May 19, 2017

… depending on what kind of selling plan you have. If you opt for the standard Individual selling plan, youll pay Amazon 99 cents per item sold, plus a referral fee. The referral fee is a percentage of the items total sale price, including shipping costs but not taxes, and generally ranges from 8% to 20%. If youre selling any media items, including books, movies and video games, you pay a $1.80 closing fee as well. To upgrade to the Professional selling plan, you pay a $39.99 monthly subscription …


Pete Davidson visits ‘SNL’ Weekend Update to talk addiction and horse therapy

May 15, 2017

… “Or they would just assume you work for United.” Come for the political humor, stay Pete Davidson’s hilarious and legitimately brave skewering of his own struggles with addiction and sobriety. This is a Weekend Update for the books. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPro Video Stingers Deluxe Want Your video viewers to Take Action after watching? Read below to find out how to Make that Happen! If you are doing any kind of video marketing, and NOT adding a …


Michael Kiwanuka’s career tips strike chord with teens – BBC News

May 12, 2017

“I got a guitar and started a band at 12 years old,” he told them. Image copyright Andy Paradise/RAH Image caption Pearl Fish, 19, put university on hold to busk round London But other teenage performers at the event said they were sticking with their education. Keaton Dekker and Ellie Occleston, both 17, are using music college to boost their performing and recording skills, while gigging in their spare time. And Myla and Elaria, are both still only 15. “I am …


Free Comic Book Day lets parents and kids join forces for an epic, one-day geekout

May 8, 2017

Zounds! ‘Tis Free Comic Book Day, when younglings and olds alike descend upon their local comic book merchants in search of the only nourishment that will slake their savage geek thirst: MOAR COMIC books. But despite the feeding frenzy focused on the wonder secreted in the pages of these paper treasures, Free Comic Book Day is actually a sweet moment for many families when friends and family get to unapologetically share their collective guilty pleasure. SEE ALSO: Researchers have …


7 tips for parents who work from home

May 6, 2017

… frantically and heroically sliding in to save the day, knocking her husbands books off the table and finally reaching out of the hallway to slam the door shut as she and the kids exit its all so perfect. You couldnt choreograph this kind of comedy. For us parents who work from home offices, this is our worst nightmare. Were already sensitive about not being in a professional office environment and dont want anyone else to know. I work from a home office in Shenzhen, China, have young children …


I’m a single woman and I don’t need a subscription box to ’empower’ me

May 6, 2017

… you’re the love of your own damn life and don’t apologize about it. #selfloveisthebestlove #af A post shared by SinglesSwag (@singlesswag) on Mar 22, 2017 at 1:22pm PDT Each month, subscribers receive a white box emblazoned with the words #loveyourself. Inside the box, you’ll find “fun, trending fashion accessories,” artisanal snacks and treats, as well as “books, and other surprises!” “We love making single women look and feel beautiful while …


This 6-year-old created a brilliant book to celebrate black Indigenous cultures. Casual.

May 2, 2017

… cultures around the globe. The book officially launched March 31, and has increasingly gained popularity over the past month. SEE ALSO: Barbershop books is using barbershops to inspire young black boys to read The coloring book features an illustrated version of Vanae as a princess, who travels the world to learn more about Indigenous cultures in Africa and the Americas. The cover of “The Indigenous Adventures of Princess Vanae.” Image: PrincessVanae.com Vanae, who is …


The enduring appeal of Adrian Mole, aged 50 – BBC News

April 2, 2017

Image caption Stephen Mangan played Mole in The Cappuccino Years Stephen Mangan played Mole in the 2001 TV adaption of Townsend’s The Cappuccino Years and worked closely with the writer on bringing him to life on screen. Now aged 48, he began reading the Secret Diary as a teenager. “Obviously when you read it as a 13 or 14-year-old you miss some of the nuances, but what’s so clever about the books is that you get so many different perspectives,” he says. …


Qatar Airways figures out a way to get past the laptop ban

April 1, 2017

… upload that personal data onto a complimentary loaner laptop. At the gate, banned electronics like that laptop you just downloaded files from will be collected and stowed away for free. For others less inclined to get work done, Qatar is offering one free hour of Wi-Fi to all passengers (or $5 for the whole trip) so everyone can go online on their smartphones, which are allowed in the cabin. There are also movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, books and chowing down to keep you …


Crayola is killing off a classic crayon and say goodbye to your childhood

March 29, 2017

… classic, iconic 24-count box of crayons. SEE ALSO: This App Makes Coloring books Come to Life The company casually announced its ruthless decision on its social media platforms as though it wouldn’t crush anyone who has ever colored outside the lines or dared to dream. My gosh. Then, Crayola had the audacity to announce it would be live-streaming the madness and holding an event in New York’s Times Square to really celebrate this tragedy. If you’re wondering whether the …


‘The Hate U Give’ tackles race, police brutality and the nuances of being young and black in America

March 28, 2017

Image: LILI SAMS/MASHABLE To read The Hate U Give as a young black person is to stand in front of a mirror. The No. 1 New York Times best-selling young adult novel thats been swept up under the category of Black Lives Matter books is a true reflection of the life of a young person of color in Americaand thank goodness, because there really hasnt been a mirror like this for people to pore over, well, ever. Angie Thomas debut novel (the title is drawn from a Tupac Shakur reference) brings us …


Why subscription services aren’t dead yet

March 25, 2017

Mary Biggins, right, with her MealPal co-founder Katie Ghelli.Image: mealpal Before she co-founded ClassPass, Mary Biggins sold subscriptions for leather-bound books. “I love the subscription space,” Biggins said in an interview on Mashable‘s Biz Please podcast. “From really early in my career, I’ve been thinking about subscription unit economics and how you acquire customers. The thing that’s really cool about subscriptions is there are so many different …


8 Steps You Must Take Immediately If You Suspect There Are Bedbugs In Your Home

March 19, 2017

… immediately treat clothes and baggage to get rid of possible hitchhikers. You should also avoid secondhand furniture and books, which can carry bedbugs. #3: Bag Your Stuff Laura Caseley for LittleThings Anything that is dryer-safe should be thrown in and heated on “high.” Bedbugs can’t withstand temperatures over 115 F, so heating clothes, fabric shoes, and bedding on the hottest temperature should do the trick. You can also buy or rent something called a …


The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the importance of Enlightenment. Oh, the Enlightenment, that sacred word! The idea that destroying Islam from the face of the earth was a necessary condition of our liberation was almost laughable. Gradually, I was realizing how coming from a Muslim country was equal in this land to having the potential to become a barbarian. Kaya at a cafe in Amsterdam in 2004. Politics is theater, and whilst talking about books in Britain, I had almost missed the biggest play on offer, I realized as …


Best selling book on Amazon has 266 blank pages

March 12, 2017

… Amazon’s Look Inside feature to get a sneak peek of all of Trump’s stellar qualities: Touch. Both sell for under $10 on Amazon, so think of them as pretty well-priced notebooks with an acerbic sense of humor. Good to note the whole blank-page gimmick is nothing new. This author has built a career on “writing” books with empty pages, such as his 2011 best-seller, What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex. WATCH: Someone invented a machine that can customize and write …