Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #2   Book Summary: Gravedigger Volke Savan wants nothing more than to be like his hero, the legendary magical swashbuckler, Gregory Ruma. First he needs to become an arcanist, someone capable of wielding magic, which requires bonding with a mythical creature. And he’ll take anything—a pegasus, a griffin, a ravenous hydra—maybe even a leviathan, like Ruma. So when Volke stumbles across a knightmare, a creature made of shadow and terror, he has no reservations. But the knightmare knows a terrible secret: Ruma is a murderer out to spread corrupted magic throughout their island nation. He’s already…

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The Baseball by James Flerlage

Gift Guide Book Suggestion #1 Know a baseball or sports fan in your life? The Baseball by James Flerlage might be the prefect gift. Book Summary: Landon Myers is a retired pediatric oncologist who spends his days diagnosing the ills of his young grandchildren’s stuffed animals while scheming up new ways to spend time with the older ones. When his thirteen-year-old granddaughter Lucy discovers an old Major League Baseball while cleaning his cellar, he faces the difficult task of exposing a family secret that has lain dormant for the past forty years. Over a long lunch with Lucy, Landon reveals…

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Here Are 50 Ways To Spend Your Weekend If Youre Bored, Lonely, And Restless

By Hatice Yardım These hobbies from Ask Reddit are perfect for spicing up boring weekends. By Hatice Yardım 1. Soap carving allows you to create delicate art easily, all you need is a bar of soap and a soap carving knife (you can get one for cheap). 2. Magnet fishing, just need a big magnet tied to a length of rope and a river or lake to fish in. 3. Starter supplies for cross stitching cost about $10 and it takes less than half an hour to understand the basics. 4. Cardistry and card tricks. Buy a few decks of…

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Supreme Court set to hear arguments on DACA

(CNN)The fate of hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children will be on the line Tuesday, when the Supreme Court hears arguments on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Immigrant advocates and DACA recipients from across the country have descended on the steps of the Supreme Court Tuesday morning. Under gloomy, cold weather, people donned ponchos and waited in line to get a chance to briefly watch the arguments when they begin at 10 a.m. ET. One of the plantiffs in the case, Antonio, was first in line in front of…

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Humans can land on Mars by 2035, NASA chief says

This October 2019 photo made available by NASA shows InSight’s heat probe digging into the surface of Mars. On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, NASA says the drilling device has penetrated three-quarters of an inch (2 centimeters) over the past week, after hitting a snag seven months ago. While just a baby step, scientists are thrilled with the progress. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP) In April, Bridenstine said before lawmakers that NASA astronauts could be on the Red Planet by 2033, pushing up the timeframe, Fox 2 previously reported. “We can move up the Mars landing by moving up the moon landing (to…

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Graham Brown Questions for Max Davine

1. Which book (or other media) would you say is your largest influence? That’s really a difficult question because I’m constantly finding new influences in books I’m reading. I usually default to something like the Count of Monte Cristo or something but… that’s a tough question. 2. What part of the book was the most difficult to write? Understanding Mary enough to step into her skin was extremely difficult. Plus having to work her internal dialogue into a clipped prose that works for readers. It was a huge challenge. I’ve never done so many rewrites, other than Off The Map.…

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LinkedIns degree problem

A couple of years ago, the co-founder and CEO of a blood-testing company was publicly taken to task for implying in articles and professional profiles that he has a PhD, when, in reality, he’d left a prestigious graduate group three years after enrolling, without a degree. The CEO is hardly alone in intentionally or otherwise sowing confusion around his credentials, however. Over the years, we’ve mistakenly believed that a number of founders have obtained specific college degrees based on their LinkedIn bio, only to learn offline that they enrolled for some period of time in a particular program that they…

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Wreck of Japanese aircraft carrier sunk in Battle of Midway discovered 77 years later

A starboard side gun on the Kaga wreck. (Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.) The Kaga is one of four Japanese aircraft carriers that took part in the Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942. All four of the carriers, along with the Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma, were sunk in the battle, marking a pivotal victory for the U.S. Navy. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Japan hoped to deal another major blow to the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Midway. However, U.S. codebreakers were able to get details of the Japanese plan, and the Navy prepared its own ambush.…

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The budding industry of cannabis tech

Brian Kateman It’s worth noting at this point that many of the health benefits of CBD and cannabis in general are not scientifically proven in statistically significant, peer-reviewed studies. This is for a number of reasons, most significantly that marijuana is still a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law in the U.S., making legality an issue in its study.

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Perfect and Forgiven by Zach Maldonado

Book Summary: What do you do when you feel unworthy? How do you find freedom from shame, guilt, and sin? We’ve boiled down the message of Christianity to being imperfect people who have been forgiven. But what if the message isn’t just about what Christ has done for us–forgiving our sins so we can go to heaven one day–but also about what He has done to us? Life is filled with shame, guilt, sin, and hurt. These things have convinced us that we’re flawed, we’re not enough, and that something is uniquely wrong with who we are. And quite honestly,…

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