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Here’s your Father’s Day Gift Guide...so you better choose wisely

Father’s Day is June 21st, otherwise known as the roughest shopping day of the year. Don’t get us wrong, Dad deserves an awesome gift for all the great things he gave you. But let’s be honest — buying for your father is often a chore.  Your gift has to take into account what he already has, what he wants, what he’ll use, and what will actually elicit a smile. And if it also sends the message that he was a pretty great Dad and you feel lucky to have him...well, that’s bonus points. To help streamline the process, we’ve assembled 40 cool Father’s Day ideas into this handy gift guide. And on top of that, you can also get an...

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'Paul's Case,' by Willa Cather, Part Two

Today we complete the story "Paul's Case."  It was written by Willa Cather. Donna de Sanctis​ adapted it for VOA Learning English. Here is Kay Gallant with the story. Paul was a student with a lot of problems. He hated school. He didn't like living with his family on Cordelia Street in the industrial city of Pittsburgh. Paul wanted to be surrounded by beautiful things. He loved his part-time job as an usher at the concert hall. He helped people find their seats before the concert. Then he could listen to the music and dream of exciting places. Paul also spent a lot of time at the local theater. He knew many of the actors who worked there. He used to do...

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The Summer Island Swap by Samantha Tonge – Book Review

The Summer Island Swap by Samantha Tonge – Book Review The Summer Island Swap Author – Samantha Tonge Publisher – Aria Pages – 368 Released – 7th May 2020 ISBN-13 – 978-1838930783 Format – ebook, paperback, audio Review by – Stacey Rating – 4 Stars I received a free copy of this book. This post contains affiliate links. Sometimes the best holidays are the ones you least expect… After a long and turbulent year, Sarah is dreaming of the five-star getaway her sister has booked them on. White sands, cocktails, massages, the Caribbean is calling to them. But the sisters turn up to tatty beaches, basic wooden shacks, a compost toilet and outdoor cold water showers. It turns out that...

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34 Life Hacks Straight Out Of The ’90s

With everything that’s going on in 2020, the ’90s seem like paradise. With its weird trends and retro tech, the ‘90s bring out a bit of nostalgia in a lot of us who were kids or teens then. Just in case you’ve forgotten about what life was like in that era, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. Bored Panda has a nostalgia trip waiting for you. We’ve collected a whole bunch of ‘90s life hacks that seem quirky when we read them from the 2020s. Like what to do if your Tamagotchi goes off to live on a ‘farm’ and what to do if your old school mouse is lagging. Upvote your fave ‘90s tips and tricks, dear Pandas, and share...

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Black-Owned Businesses We Love

Every time someone such as George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Freddie Gray dies, we’re forced to confront this country’s original sin: the persistent stain of slavery and the “compounding moral debts” of Jim Crow and racist policy that affect nearly every aspect of American life. We’re not going to pretend we have anything new or interesting to say about the subject. We refer you to Black voices such as Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Ibram X. Kendi for that. However, we join the chorus of voices supporting protests against police violence and systemic racism. We also hope our country can make the most of this opportunity, even though we’re constantly at risk of facing another. Our parent company Maximum Fun has donated $5,000...

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