Harry Potter: The Burrow Gingerbread House [Picture]

A totally awesome gingerbread representation of the Weasley family house. As for the technical stuff, I started out by making a foamcore model of the house, figuring out each piece which I then used for a template. My Gingerbread house is a lot more about gingerbread than icing and candy. There are two different recipes […]

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Netflix To Make Choose Your Own Adventure Show For Grown-ups

Netflix is to launch a “choose your own adventure” show for adults. It follows a trial of the system for kids shows. Both Puss In Book: Trapped In an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile allow kids to make a series of choices in branching storylines, albeit fairly simple ones with only two […]

Bill Gates’ Top 5 Favorite Books to Read This Winter

From tales of the Vietnam War to an ingenious comedian’s life story, here are five great reads recommended by Bill Gates for the holiday season: The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui. This gorgeous graphic novel is a deeply personal memoir that explores what it means to be a parent and a refugee. The […]

Phoney Phones Battle ‘Smartphone Addiction’

A designer has created a bogus smartphone to help addicted users wean themselves off handling devices. But it appears to be more of a conversation-starter than a serious commercial prospect. The range of five designs take a similar approach to smoking cessation projects of yesteryear which worked on the basis that the physical sensations of […]

Little Miss Inventor Joins Mr Men Line-Up

A female engineer will be the latest star of the Mr Men Books. Little Miss Inventor will debut on 8 March next year, coinciding with both British Science Week and International Women’s Day. The publishers told the BBC that the character is “intelligent, ingenious and inventive.” The story features her coming up with relevant inventions […]

A Look Beyond the Turkey: A Brief History of Thankfulness and Harvest

As we enter into the hustle and bustle of the approaching holiday season, it’s easy to forget that holidays aren’t made, or bought, or appropriated. On the contrary, they evolve over time. As I’ve seen time and time again, especially when it comes to food, people have a pretty rigid idea of what and what […]

DEAL: Get The Hobbit Audiobook for Just $3.95

Haven’t read The Hobbit yet? Want to hear someone narrate it instead of reading it yourself? Get the Audiobook version of the book for just $3.95 on Amazon! In this fantasy classic, master storyteller J.R.R. Tolkein creates a bewitching world filled with delightful creatures and thrilling dangers. Narrator Rob Inglis will hold listeners of all […]

“Octopus” Has 3 Correct Plural Forms [Video]

Kory Stamper, an Associate Editor at Merriam-Webster, talks about the plural versions of octopus: octopuses, octopi, and octopodes. And if your friends call you an ignorant slob because you don’t know that, you probably need some better friends. [Merriam-Webster Dictionary]