Posts tagged "Recommendations"

Works for Me: Q&A a Day journal for kids

Works for Me: Q&A a Day journal for kids
I’ve written before about my line-a-day journal. I’m now in my 5th year of entering a one line journal entry for each day, and it continues to work with me. Not only have I been able to keep it up, but I love seeing the previous years’ entries for that day. I love it so... Read more »

8 smart podcasts to get you through Serial withdrawal

8 smart podcasts to get you through Serial withdrawal
Serial is a highly addictive podcast in which a reporter investigates a murder case over the course of 12 episodes. Since this is a post in which I recommend podcasts I will start by saying that if you haven’t listened to Serial, you should. However, if you are already one of the millions of Serial... Read more »

13 of the best scary books for Halloween or anytime

13 of the best scary books for Halloween or anytime
Halloween is a great time for scary books whether you are looking a spooky book to give away for All Hallow’s Read or something to read yourself. Because it’s been a while since I’ve read a lot of scary books, I asked people on Facebook and Twitter to name their favorite scary books. Here is... Read more »
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13 best Halloween people to follow on Twitter

Follow @GhouliaChilds for pictures of creepy foods, spooky coffee foam, and horror affirmations. <br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Horror Affirmations: MY MIND IS AN OPEN CHANNEL FOR GREATER KNOWLEDGE <a href="http://t.co/mxg66vWdQl">pic.twitter.com/mxg66vWdQl</a></p>&mdash; Ghoulia Childs (@GhouliaChilds) <a href="https://twitter.com/GhouliaChilds/status/514074338593480705">September 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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I’m always looking for the most interesting people to follow on Twitter, and to get ready for Halloween I looked for some spooky people to follow on Twitter to get us all in the Halloween mood. Here are 13 of my favorites. If you are looking to get your Twitter feed ready for Halloween you... Read more »

The Internet's Own Boy: A movie everyone online should see

The Internet’s Own Boy is a documentary about computer prodigy, Internet pioneer, and activist hacker Aaron Swartz, but even if you’ve never heard of Aaron Swartz you should see this movie. The story has implications beyond the short life of one man. Through the passion, drama, and tragedy of Aaron Swartz’s life The Internet’s Own... Read more »

7 interesting people to follow on Twitter

7 interesting people to follow on Twitter
Last year I posted a list of 40 interesting people to follow on Twitter. At the risk of offending many of my unlisted Twitter friends (who are incredibly interesting to me but possibly less so to the public in general), here are seven more interesting people to follow on Twitter. Well, technically six people to... Read more »
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5 more fascinating true stories

5 more fascinating true stories
I previously made a list of 40 fascinating true stories, great documentaries uncovering the details of interesting lives and activities. Below are 5 more documentaries I recommend. Many films from both lists are available for streaming via Netflix or Amazon Prime, which is particularly good news for those who will trapped inside avoiding a “polar... Read more »

2 must have Android apps, both are free

2 must have Android apps, both are free
I recently got a new phone which means having to reconfigure everything to be just the way I want including re-adding all my favorite apps. Of course there are some apps that are no-brainers (Twitter, Facebook, Words with Friends), but I also loaded two must have Android apps that are incredibly useful even though I... Read more »

Best foreign films for people who don't like foreign films

The Red Riding Trilogy (UK)<br><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Nx5rqw9tXB8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br>My first three foreign film recommendations are a trilogy from three different directors. They follow the investigation of a serial killer over the course of a decade.
Foreign films have a reputation for being slow, artsy and introspective, but the truth is the styles and subjects of foreign films vary as widely as the styles and subjects of American films. This gallery highlights some of the best foreign films I know for people who don’t like foreign films. Some of them are... Read more »
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List 39: Blatant use of the 'F' word (Not *that* 'F' word)

I don’t often use the “f” word. No, not that “f” word. The expletive “f” word I use more than I should (including for every item in this list). The “f” word I don’t use often is “favorite.” I don’t often declare favorite things. Sure, I’ll list a lot of things I like such as... Read more »