Love Actually And The Holiday Just Got Added To Netflix

December 15, 2018

Universal Pictures There’s nothing better than a heartwarming love story to settle down with on a cold night, and it’s even better when it’s a Christmas movie. Netflix have brought us the best of both worlds by adding Love Actually and The Holiday to their collection.  It’s pretty much guaranteed both of these movies will be shown on regular TV at some point during the festive season, but with Christmas…

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6 DIY Holiday Gifts to Ignite Your Inner Artist

December 14, 2018

When I was a little girl, I never really understood my dad’s quirky gift requests. As I’d fish for some hints as to what he would want, he’d cooly reply, “just write me a card and maybe bake me a cake.” Not very helpful—as much as I loved eating raw cake batter. But I get it now. Dad wanted something from the heart. Enter, DIY gifts. A stranger walking down…

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Discover: Why Jordan Kines isn’t asking for anyone’s permission

December 14, 2018

In the ‘Discover’ series, we highlight distinct up-and-coming photographers on 500px, sharing their experiences from behind the lens. In this instalment, we’re featuring Jordan Kines, a travel and lifestyle photographer from Boston. Q: Tell us a bit about yourself as a photographer—give us your 20-second elevator pitch! A: I am a Boston-based travel and lifestyle photographer with a passion for capturing the magic in everyday moments with a dramatic, versatile…

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LAM Agency / Marcos Miguélez

December 14, 2018

© Antonio Vázquez Architects: Marcos Miguélez Location: Av. De Astorga, Ponferrada, Spain Authors: Marcos Miguélez Design Team: Alejandro Mikrós Area: 484.37 ft2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Antonio Vázquez © Antonio Vázquez Text description provided by the architects. The project consists in the transformation of a small business premises into a work space for a travel agency. © Antonio Vázquez Amounting to 45 square meters and located on the ground floor…

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Immigrants Are Fed Up With the “Heartless” Ways the Government Is Vilifying Them for Using Public Benefits

December 14, 2018

As a Vietnamese refugee who came to the US with her family at the age of 5, Thu Quach understands firsthand how much of a lifeline food stamps and other government aid can be for new immigrants. “When we came to San Francisco, we had nothing,” she recalls. “We couldn’t even fill a suitcase.”  So as soon as she heard that the Trump administration wanted to expand the public charge rule—which…

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When you want to make Hashbrown Casserole, but you don’t have sour cream…

December 13, 2018

What do you do when you want to make hashbrown casserole, but you don’t have any sour cream? Well, if you’re me, you decide to get creative and make do with what you have! This was me two weeks ago. I woke up Sunday morning and realized that I needed to bring something to our church brunch that morning. We had just bought the Ore-Ida Potatoes at Kroger that were…

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Travel News: December 10, 2018

December 13, 2018

American Couple Misses Cruise Ship, Gets Stuck in Cuba Travel Pulse Kevin Rohrer’s and his girlfriend’s vacation ended abruptly in Havana, Cuba after their cruise ship left without them on a recent four-night Norwegian Cruise Line sailing in the Caribbean. According to News.com.au, the American couple returned to the dock more than an hour ahead of what they thought was the Norwegian Sky’s 5 p.m. departure time only to find…

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My Memories of Watching Roz Chast Draw in Junior High

December 13, 2018

Roz Chast, “A Note On The Author” (2016), watercolor and ink on paper (image courtesy the artist and Danese/Corey Gallery, New York) It was mayhem in French class at Brooklyn’s Ditmas Junior High School. It was the late 1960s and Mr. V. had passed out the exam, then retreated to the hallway — the echo of his nail clippers made it difficult to concentrate. Students held their noses at the…

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The 50 Best Songs Of 2018

December 13, 2018

Getty / Uproxx If we’re just looking at the charts, 2018’s story could be told through just a couple handfuls of inescapable songs that dominated the listening world. But music is more than its biggest successes and the last year spent tirelessly covering the worlds of hip-hop, pop, and indie has revealed a remarkably deep class of essential new songs whose artistic excellence could be matched by its creative vision…

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22 Gifts That Work For Everyone

December 12, 2018

Sometimes, the gift you thought was absolutely perfect doesn’t go over so well. Sure, your giftee may seem happy, but, deep down, you know your present was a total dud, and they’ll be exchanging it for something they actually want before that gift receipt expires. Well, we’re letting you in on a little holiday-gifting secret; there are items that will work for everyone on your list. Maybe, you’re not 100%…

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