Barack Obamas Annual Reading List Will Have You Running To The Library

Marcelo del Pozo/Getty Images News/Getty Images Barack Obama’s 2019 Summer Book List Is Required Reading By Shelby Black 4 days ago Just because school is back in session for some, and the weather is cooling down, doesn’t mean that you can’t still sit back and enjoy a good summer read. For fellow bookworms like me, there’s nothing I love more than getting some book recommendations, and thankfully Barack Obama’s 2019 summer book list is full of incredible titles and authors. Be right back, heading to the library. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, President Barack Obama took to Instagram to share what he’s been reading this year. Truth be told, it’s an impressive list. His suggestions include the collected works of Toni …

Nonprofit fanfiction database Archive of Our Own just won a Hugo

Archive of Our OwnfanfictionWorldconThe website (which is part of the Organization of Transformative Works) won the Hugo for best related works, a widespread category that sometimes making-of books, pieces of criticism, and biographies. included a book on Ursula K. Le Guins writing, a Hugo Award retrospective, a website that campaigned to sponsor Worldcon memberships for Mexican creators, and Lindsay Ellis video series on . So thrilled that @archiveofourown won the Hugo for Best Related Work! @naominovik gave a wonderful inclusive speech and now all fanfic authors on AO3 have a percentage of a Hugo 😆😆😆 pic.twitter.com/A7it8K3zYv — Zen Cho (@zenaldehyde) August 18, 2019 seen as a winThe very existence of AO3s nomination was a way of legitimizing fanfiction as a …

Hillsong Worship Leader Announces Hes No Longer a Christian: “Im Genuinely Losing My Faith”

ShareTweetPin On the heels of author Joshua Harris’ renouncement of his Christian faith late last month, popular worship songwriter Marty Sampson has made a similar announcement. Following suit with the ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’ author, Sampson released the disheartening news in an Instagram post that has since been removed. The Sydney native has written and co-written songs for big Christian artists like Hillsong United, Hillsong Worship, Young & Free, and Delirious. Sampson first started leading worship with Hillsong in the late 1990s, though he hasn’t penned songs for them in years. “I’m genuinely losing my faith, and it doesn’t bother me,” he wrote, adding that he is “so happy now” and “at peace with the world.” The songwriter then went …

‘Mindhunter’ season 2 offers no happy endings

season 1 was the elevator pitch, season 2 cuts the cables loose and shows us what it can really do. Mindhunter season 2 RELEASE DATE: 8/16/2019DIRECTOR: David Fincher, Andrew Dominik, Carl FranklinSTREAMING: NetflixThe second season of Netflixs true-crime series offers more story and structure. Episode 1 is mostly just scene-setting: After getting a scary hug from Edmund Kemper, Ford ends up hospitalized with panic attacks, though he claims hes well enough to be in the field alone. The show immediately revisits the BTK Killer thread from season 1, but it still only hints at Dennis Raders depravity from episode to episode, suggesting that perhaps next season will be more fully devoted to him. (His killing spree spanned two decades.) Netflix …

The 25 Tom Cruise Movies That Are Essential Viewing

aims to keep that momentum going. But, zooming out, Cruises filmography is actually a patchwork of more complex characters and roles. Picking the best Cruise movies is no easy task: Hes traversed comedy, rom-com, drama, thriller, horror, historical epic, action. Of course, there areaspects of Cruises personal lifethat are distressing to some and likely drove viewers away from the box office. Nonetheless, the guy has Mission: Impossible films announced into 2022 (!), so fans have that to look forward to. Perhaps Mission: ImpossibleDeepfake will be next. Meanwhile, here are Tom Cruises 25 best movies to watch. The 25 best Tom Cruise movies, ranked 1) Eyes Wide Shut Rent it:Amazon for $2.99,FandangoNow for $2.99, andVudu for $2.99 Movieclips Classic Trailers/YouTube making …

The 9 best podcasts for kids to entertain and educate

Podcasts have become a popular alternative to books and videos for kids. Unlike with videos, as far as podcasts go, you dont have to worry about your kids forming an addiction to screens at a young age. Theyre also an excellent option for long car rides and daily commutes when you might be not able to hold a book and tell a story physically. On top of being more convenient, anecdotal evidence suggestskids who listen to podcasts become better readers. The best podcasts for kids are also successful at being simultaneously educational and entertaining. Some podcasts teach kids about mindfulness via fictional characters, while others give kids a platform to answer tough questions about the world. Here are the nine …

These are the 10 best villains DC comics has ever conceived

When it comes to dark storylines and twisted villains, DC comics are in a league of their own. Although Marvels Cinematic Universe may be far more recognizable these days, when it comes to memorable villains, no one does it like DC. DC has been around for more than 80 years, and in those years countless villains have clashed with Batman, Superman, and everyone else in the Justice League. These DC villains are the worst of the worst, and we cant help but love them for it. The best DC villains Not all villains are created equal. DC creations like Calendar Manwho commits crimes based around the calendar datewill live forever in our memories, but not due to his power, intelligence, …

University bans hamburgers ‘to help environment’

And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change. Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock. The college’s new head, Prof Frances Corner, said: “The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. Related Topics New Cross Sustainability Food Plastic pollution Meat Climate change Goldsmiths, University of London Plastic Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Trump Administration Weakens Endangered Species Act Amid Global Extinction Crisis

Three monthsafter leading scientists warned that humans have driven , the Endangered Species Act new regulations, unveiled on Monday, change Aaron Bernstein/Reuters Interior Secretary David Bernhardt during a congressional budget hearing on Capitol Hill in May 2019. Even as the administration was working to finalize the new Endangered Species Act rules, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which administers the act with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was working to weaken or remove protections for threatened and endangered species, according to obtained by freelance reporter Jimmy Tobias. A coalition of 10 state attorneys general was among the many groups that condemned the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back species protections. In a September The goal of the overhaul is …

‘Ecological grief’: Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

Islanders are struggling to reconcile impact of global heating with traditional way of life, survey finds The climate crisis is causing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety to people in Greenland who are struggling to reconcile the traumatic impact of heating with their traditional way of life. The first ever national survey examining the human impact of the climate emergency, revealed in the Guardian on Monday, shows that more than 90% of islanders interviewed fully accept that crisis is happening, with a further 76% claiming to have personally experienced global heating in their daily lives, from coping with dangerous sea ice journeys to having sled dogs euthanised for economic reasons tied to shorter winters. Original Article : HERE ; The …

9 Tips From Experts To Actually Get Over Jet Lag Betches

CaboGoing away soon and want to make the most out of your trip? Just got back from somewhere and wondering WTF you can do to stop feeling like a zombie? I spoke with a bunch of frequent travelers and travel experts who shared these nine tips, tricks, and products to help you adjust your circadian rhythm and start feeling normal again ASAP. “Every time I land after flying to the west coast or someplace with a higher altitude than New York, the first thing I do is take a ginger shot. It literally brings me to life, like I can feel it rejuvenating my body and giving me energy,” says Dakota Nowicki, frequent flyer and founder of @wanderbeyondher, a worldwide …

From Baba Yaga to Hermione Granger: why we’re spellbound by ‘witcherature’

Vengeful, seductive, feminist, misogynist … witches have appeared in many forms in literature. Now a new generation of novelists are falling under their spell A witch is a woman who has too much power. Or, to quote the novelist #MeToo world, where Donald Trump a fan of the term witch-hunt is US president, it is really no surprise that female writers are examining the role of the witch in new ways. Since Trumps election, which inspired mass spell-casting by thousands of resistance witches (the selection of judge Circe, Millers reimagining of the story of the witch from the Odyssey. Shortlisted for the Womens prize and soon to become an HBO series, the novel sees Circe, a victim of rape, turn …

LinkedIn’s big journalism push is focused on all the wrong outlets

It may not seem like much, but its a service that made one of the biggest stories out of Silicon Valley happen. increasedThe s John Carreyrou both of these tools to get in touch with a key whistleblower for his investigative reporting on the blood-testing company Theranos, turning Elizabeth Holmes fraudulent company into a household name. most journalistsShortly after the IRE conference, Krauth said she applied to take the next LinkedIn for Journalists webinar to get the Premium upgrade. Krauth is a reporter at a small nonprofit newsroom called Insider Louisville in Kentucky and the president of the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. But LinkedIn sent her an email stating that she didnt qualify, she said. A …

Moscows peaceful protests enrage the Kremlin because its only tool is violence | Alexey Kovalev

Thousands are calling for opposition candidates to be allowed to stand in the citys election, says Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev On a typical weekday, Moscow is a modern, rapidly developing metropolis, a far cry from its dark, litter-strewn, dilapidated self 20 years ago. Its formerly abandoned industrial parks are hipster havens serving artisanal cocoa milk lattes and avocado bruschetta to crowds that wouldnt look out of place in east London or Brooklyn, while its public transport system is one of the cheapest and most efficient in the world. But by the weekend, downtown Moscow is a warzone. For several weeks, Muscovites have been peacefully Alexei Navalny is a lawyer-turned-campaigner whose 200,000 volunteers who have been canvassing for me. There has …

Joe Biden sure had himself a day in Iowa

It just wasnt Joe Bidens day. After declaring himself Joe Biden while being asked about Trump and white supremacy on Thursday, he went on to tackle the thorny issue of race, class, privilege, and education. He seemed to struggle. According to Bloombergs Emma Kinery, Biden told a group of Asian and Hispanic voters that poor kids were just as smart as white kids. Joe Biden slip-up in Iowa tonight. "Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids." Yikes…have fun mitigating that one. pic.twitter.com/m2VxZbnFHF — Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) August 9, 2019 We have this notion that somehow if youre poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids, …

Trump administration weakens protections for animals near extinction

Changes to how Endangered Species Act is implemented come as world scientists warn biodiversity crisis will put humanity at risk The Trump administration is scaling back the US governments latitude to protect species nearing extinction, as world scientists warn that a biodiversity crisis will soon put humanity at risk. The 1,600 species are considered officially at risk in the US. A United Nations report this spring found humans are disrupting the natural world and putting North American wolverine, a species that depends on a cooler climate to survive. The 3ft-long creature, which resembles a small bear with a bushy tail, hunts across a vast range. But if temperatures rise at the expected rate, wolverines could lose a third of their …