Watching floral foam get crushed will make your brain feel all fuzzy and relaxed

I think you're ready for this gelly (mask).Image: mashable composite: vicky leta and bob al-greene This is You Won’t Regret It, a weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. I don’t know about you, but my eyes are exhausted. I spend my days scanning hundreds of headlines, furiously scrolling through social feeds, and reading a significant amount of distressing news. My retinas move from phone to computer to television screen to books with very little rest in between, and they’re strained as hell. SEE ALSO: Trick your brain into falling asleep faster with this…

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Graphic novel nominated for Man Booker

The eligibility rules were changed in 2013 to allow international authors to be nominated, as long as their book was written in English and published in the UK. The longlist for the £50,000 prize will be whittled down to six in September before the final winner is announced on Tuesday 16 October. Image copyright Sophie Davidson / Serpent’s Tail / Jonny Davies Image caption L-R: Sophie Mackintosh, Esi Edugyan and Sally Rooney Snap by Belinda Bauer (UK) Milkman by Anna Burns (UK) Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (USA) Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Canada) In Our Mad And Furious City by…

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Standardized tests don’t tell the whole story. This author’s viral tweet proves it.

What happens when you have a childhood dream to be a writer, but your test scores tell you it’s not in the cards? For Alexandra Penfold, she became a writer anyway — and a successful one at that. Penfold is a literary agent and the author of children’s books like “All Are Welcome” and “We Are Brothers, We Are Friends.” In a viral tweet, Penfold shared an image of a self-evaluation she wrote in fourth grade. In scrawling cursive penmanship, it reads: “Writing. I love to write and I hope to become an athor [sic] someday.” Below that image, she…

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World Cup final: France crowned world champion after 4-2 win over Croatia

(CNN)There was to be no final, dramatic twist in a World Cup which has been full of joyous surprises and jaw-dropping late drama. This was the highest-scoring final since 1966 and an entertaining climax a wonderful tournament deserved. In 90 high-octane minutes there was a controversial VAR decision, an own goal, record-breaking feats, a pitch invasion and an underdog pushing a heavyweight to its limit.

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Colorado’s next governor could be a gay man. It’s a big deal.

The name Jared Polis may not ring a bell. But by November 2018 it should. As a gubernatorial candidate, the businessman and politician is championing a boldly blue platform in the traditionally purple state of Colorado. And he just took a big step toward the history books. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images. On June 26, the 43-year-old father of two — who’s focused his campaign on issues like Medicare for all and universal public preschool — defeated his Democratic primary challengers and is headed to the general election with the wind at his back. If he succeeds in November, Polis…

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Influencer Fast Track by Gundi Gabrielle

Book Summary: Gundi Gabrielle is the bestselling author of beginner internet marketing guides in the SassyZenGirl series offers a new, no-nonsense advice for coaches, consultants, professionals, and entrepreneurs to go from unknown players to well-known and respected influencers in very little time. Her 2018 guide Influencer Fast Track-From Zero to Influencer in the Next 6 Months offers readers a blueprint for establishing themselves in their niche, making their name known, and becoming a trusted authority in their field. Find on Amazon – https://amzn.to/2tKxQil San Francisco Book Review – 5 stars Author of the bestselling beginner internet marketing SassyZenGirl books series,…

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ to stay on Netflix after new deal

You can still catch one of Chef Anthony Bourdain's well-loved shows on Netflix.Image: Getty Images As the world continues to reel from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, many fans have been revisiting his great work, from books to television. Now Netflix has announced it’ll still be easy for fans to do so on its streaming service.  SEE ALSO: President Obama joins other big names in posting touching tributes to Anthony Bourdain The run of the chef’s CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, was to leave the streaming service on Saturday, June 16. But Netflix announced on Tuesday afternoon that…

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Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

Apple this afternoon will officially release the latest version of its iOS software for your iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.4, which at last adds support for Messages in iCloud, along with other new features, including most notably, AirPlay 2 and an update that allows two HomePod speakers to work together as a stereo pair. Messages in iCloud was first announced a year ago at WWDC 2017 as a way of keeping conversations up-to-date across all your Apple devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. Its introduction means you’ll now be able to access your entire Messages history when you…

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The Way by Kristen Wolf

Book Summary Anna is a striking and spirited young girl living in ancient Palestine where being a daughter is a disappointment. While her father excitedly anticipates the birth of his first son, the invisible Anna endures a life of drudgery. One bright spot in her world is the crippled old woman living by the village well who declares that the headstrong girl possesses a powerful destiny. But before the elder can reveal her prophecy an unexpected tragedy strikes Anna’s family and her father—dressing Anna as a boy—sells his daughter to a band of wandering shepherds. Abandoned and armed with only…

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