Book clinic: how can I get my teenage daughter back into books?

An array of fabulous fiction and nonfiction to tempt a 16-year-old girl away from social media Q: Please recommend some books to get my 16-year-old daughter off social media and Love Island and into reading again.A 47-year-old mother, London A: Bidisha, writer, broadcaster and film-maker/performer, writes:OK, first the addictive gateway drugs. No teenage brain is complete without a thorough immersion in Virginia Andrewss jaw-droppingly perverse Carrie by Stephen King (bullied girl with a Bible-beating mum cant take it any more weird stuff happens). That should prep the territory. Next, some fabulous and inspiring women from the real world. Comedian Mindy Kalings witty Character Breakdown, Mona Eltahawys defiant Once Upon a Time in the East, the great Maya Angelous The Girl …

Which Brooklyn Nine-Nine Character You Are, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Katee Fletcher Updated July 10, 2019 By Brooklyn Nine-Nine We all love putting ourselves into the character’s shoes when we’re watching a show. We picture which one we are most like, who our friends would be or maybe fan-girl over a character we find cute. Relating and empathizing with these characters is how we become invested in the show. If you’re a fan of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and have binged all the season like I have, then I’m sure you’ve envisioned yourself as one member of the kooky bunch. My sign points me to being most similar to detective Jake Peralta. Find out below who you’re most like based off of your Zodiac sign! Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Deputy Madeline Wunch …

Brazil mourns death of musician Joo Gilberto

Bossa nova legend, 88, earns warm tributes but not from president Jair Bolsonaro Brazil is mourning the death of Joo Gilberto, one of the countrys greatest musicians and composers, a reclusive genius in a nation of extroverts whose work recalled happier, more optimistic times for a deeply divided nation. Gilbertos funeral will be held on Monday at Rios Municipal theatre. It is not yet clear whether members of the public will be allowed in. The death on Saturday of the 88-year-old bossa nova legend whose Girl from Ipanema, recorded with his then-wife Astrud Gilberto, became perhaps Brazils best-known song worldwide was marked in newspaper headlines, in musical tributes and in homages from many of Brazils greatest living artists. But it …

In honor of Frida Kahlo’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the Mexican artist

(CNN)Frida Kahlo’s image has become so ubiquitous — printed on everything from Barbie dolls to shoes — that it’s easy to lose sight of how radical she once was. Although she was considered a “mestiza” — a person of mixed European and indigenous ancestry — she closely identified with her indigenous heritage and loved the Mexican people. When Kahlo was only three years old, the Mexican Revolution erupted. She grew up in the political chaos that led to end of a nearly 30-year dictatorship and establishment of a constitutional republic. That turbulent time helped shape Kahlo’s world view. By the age of 16, she had joined a local chapter of the socialist party. In her 20’s, she became a member …

Your ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 soundtrack

(CNN)The most powerful trigger in “Stranger Things’” nostalgia arsenal remains, as always, the eclectic, still-pervasive pop music landscape of the ’80s. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon This one was also a preeminent saliva-swapping song of its day. The group’s music also appeared in films like “The Goonies” — a major “Stranger Things” influence — and “Vision Quest,” a fondly remembered teen romantic comedy from 1985 and early breakout role for Matthew Modine, now remembered for his role as Dr. Brenner. “Material Girl” and “Angel” by Madonna The superb “Vision Quest” soundtrack also served as one of Madonna’s earliest film showcases, and this season two key 1985 tunes, her colossal, culture-defining hit “Material Girl” — used as the spot-on …

People Share Their Experiences With An App That Allows You To Help A Blind Person By Seeing For Them

Today, you can get an app for pretty much any need you may have. Whether you want to get some food or groceries to be delivered to you, even if you need advice or you’re looking to find a romantic partner, there’s a variety of apps to help you out with it. But did you know there are also apps that allow you to help somebody else? One of them is called Be My Eyes which allows strangers to help visibly impaired people by being their ‘eyes’. There’s an app called Be My Eyes which allows strangers help visibly impaired people by being their ‘eyes’ The app was launched in 2015 with the sole purpose of making the world more …

Guy Gets Friend Zoned, Asks The Internet If He’s A Jerk For Giving Extra Concert Ticket To Different Girl

This guy pivoted hard off a fresh friend zone situation with his crush. That’s no easy business, getting all worked up to take the person you like to a concert, and then after inviting them along, you find out that the romantic interests are one-sided. Pretty brutal no matter how you slice and dice it.  That being said, he went ahead and asked Redditors whether or not he was a jerk for offering the concert ticket to someone else. The verdict would seem to be a solid, you are NOT the asshole.  1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown Reveals She & A Finalist ‘F**ked In A Windmill’! – Perez Hilton

Hannah Brown isn’t here for judgments about her sexuality! In a promo for an upcoming episode of The Bachelorette, the proudly Christian 24-year-old shares a truly bold statement about her sex life — one that doesn’t quite go over well with one of the show’s remaining controversial contestants, Luke Parker. Wait, wait. A woman being candid and confident about her sexual history on national television?! With her parents, her church family, and the entire world watching?! In case you’ve missed a couple of recent episodes, Hannah Beast is finally at the point on her journey where she will travel to her suitors’ hometowns to meet their family and friends. This also means we’re getting even closer to the highly-anticipated “Fantasy …

Wendy Williams’ Woes – A Breakdown – Perez Hilton

Wendy Williams, how you doin’? The outspoken TV personality has never shied away from speaking on the personal lives of the rich and famous or giving us the real, unedited tea on her syndicated talk show. But the 54-year-old has become the center of attention herself in 2019, as health and personal struggles continue to pile up in a way the public simply cannot ignore. Though she seems to be doing a bit better now, albeit with some hiccups, 2019 has truly been a horrendous year to her. With all the headlines and reports that came out, we’re sure it was hard to keep up with. So, because Wendy is constantly fascinating us, here is our definitive breakdown of all the …

Jimmy Fallon Asks People To Share The Worst Wedding Fails Theyve Encountered, They Deliver 30 Funny Responses

When there are open bars, extended families, future-in-laws who don’t get along or any other fantastic mix of variables there is sure to be some excitement. In honor of this season, Jimmy Fallon asked his followers to tweet out a funny or weird story from a wedding they attended with the hashtag #WeddingFail, for the chance it could be read on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon show – and boy did they deliver. Scroll down to check out the best ones and don’t forget to upvote your favs! #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 See Also on Bored Panda Original Article : HERE ; The …

Influencer Bride With 55K Followers Tries To Get Wedding Shot For Free, Photographers Destroy Her With Sarcastic Response

Need more proof? Last week 195,000 people followed Goop employee Marissa Fuchs on a six-day scavenger hunt that ended in a “surprise” wedding. The elaborate affair was orchestrated by her partner Gabriel Grossman, which the pair alleged was done without her knowledge – that was until the Atlantic published a piece by Taylor Lorenz revealing the whole extravaganza was set-up for, probably for brand sponsorship. Before the proposal, multiple brand marketers had received a PDF of a pitch deck, “in the context of a potential sponsorship.” The agent of an “influencer” reached out to a photography/videography company in the hopes of exchanging free services for exposure Image credits: Melissa wrote in the email that her client was a “well known …

London Zoo Celebrated Its LGBT+ Residents During Pride Month. Not Everybody Was Happy About It

London Zoo celebrated Pride Month by honoring its LGBT+ residents with a banner reading “Some penguins are gay. Get over it”, a reference to the charity Stonewall’s slogan “Some people are gay. Get over it”. – The zoo is home to three same-sex penguin couples, Nadja and Zimmer, Dev and Martin, and (most famously) Ronnie and Reggie, both of whom are much cuter than their human namesakes. Ronnie and Reggie have been going strong since 2014, becoming foster fathers in 2015 after they adopted an abandoned egg.  Many people might see the banner as an unoffensive reminder that homosexual behavior (different from homosexuality) exists across the animal kingdom – but not Caroline Farrow, a Catholic commentator and journalist. Farrow takes issue with the banner, accusing the zoo of “pushing [their] values on [her] children”. (Something …

Princess Diana was set to star in sequel to The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner

Actor has confirmed the late Princess of Wales was keen to play role after conversations instigated by Sarah Ferguson Kevin Costner has confirmed that the late Princess of Wales was set to star alongside him in a sequel to 1992 hit The Bodyguard, in which he starred as an agent assigned to protect a pop star played by Whitney Houston. Speaking to turned into a stage musical in 2012, and is still running in Londons West End. Houston died suddenly in 2012, drowning in the bath after a long history with drink and drugs.

All The Terrifying Red Flags Luke P. Has Dropped This ‘Bachelorette’ Season Betches

Every year of The Bachelorette, I swear to myself that I won’t get as infuriated by next year’s villain. And every year, they trot out a new guy who seems specifically designed to raise my blood pressure. This year, I am of course talking about the villain Luke P.: CrossFit enthusiast and walking red flag. As exhausting as it is to see Hannah not send him home week after week, I’ve been really glad to see that most viewers have shied away from actively blaming her. As the other contestants point out, Luke shows a very different side to Hannah—and for f*ck’s sake, we’ve all fallen for a Luke at some point in our lives, and under far less stressful circumstances. …

13 Tinder Fails From The Wasteland Of Silly And Immature Romantics

We’ve got some fresh Tinder fails for you. That dating app is a wasteland of red flags and fails, and people thinking that they’re being way funnier than they actually are. If you’re looking for more Tinder gold, we recommend checking out these 19 funny Tinder moments to get you through your loneliness. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13

England’s Big Picture: Sharing images of the nation

Each day we feature an interesting photograph shared with us from across England. The picture below is from Sophie Bond of Tewkesbury whose dog Alfie timed his photobomb paw-fectly. This man photobombed his wife 11 years before he met her Pink rainbows spotted over England Squirrel joins couple for romantic moment Seagull’s pasty swoop caught on camera Scroll down to see more readers’ pictures from around England this week. Image copyright Arthur Weaver Image caption This photograph was taken by Arthur Weaver in Christchurch, Dorset Image copyright Frank Samet Image caption This photograph was taken by Frank Samet at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. Frank says: “What caught my attention was the open rear door seen through the open front door …