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These Podcasters Use FANDOM AND WELLNESS To Talk About Mental Health

This isn’t just any story. This is a superhero origin story.
One day back in 2016, Arkeida Wilson, who was in the throes of a mentally abusive relationship, took a walk in Manhattan to clear her head…and wound up taking the brunt of a terrorist b…

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This Geeky Dressmaker Is Raising Money for Planned Parenthood

Danielle Ward was sitting in her apartment when the news came on, telling her that states can now block federal funding going to Planned Parenthood.
Ward said, “I was seeing red. I was so livid that I walked to my computer and said ‘I’m giving …

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Burn! J.K. Rowling Smacks Down Hater Who Threatens to Burn Her Books

We love J.K. Rowling for her expansive and surprisingly realistic look at wizards in her famed Harry Potter series. But we also love her for her sharp mind and sharper tongue. So when one hater threatened her on Twitter, she came up with a comeback so full of fire, the entire internet felt the burn. […]

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5 reasons why The Killing Joke is still important…28 years later

If you haven’t read The Killing Joke, prepare to have your mind blown. This slender, 64-page graphic novel by Alan Moore/Brian Bolland cemented the Joker as a sociopath on a rampage and almost shattered the lodestone from Batman’s moral compass. It was painful to read when it was released back in 1988. It still hurts […]

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6 Gifts on Amazon Prime Day to Give to Your Enemies

Today is Amazon Prime Day, Amazon’s day of lowered rates and deep discounts. If you absolutely, positively need something awesome shipped to your doorstep, here is your window of opportunity. Open wide. But not everything Amazon has on offer is worth buying. We found several ridiculous items, none of which we would purchase for ourselves, not […]

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Batman Has Murder on His Mind in the First Clip of THE KILLING JOKE

DC has been putting out animated features of its more famous comics since 2007, and most of them have been PG-13-rated fare. But their next animated film will be The Killing Joke, Alan Moore’s disturbing origin story of the Joker. As anybody who has ever read the graphic novel knows, it’s appropriate that that the film […]

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9 Best Lines and Unspoken Moments in Game of Thrones ‘No One’

Game of Thrones has been bringing the pain and the joy for every episode in season 6. But some episodes are more quotable than others. The most recent episode, “No One,” was filled with some great one-liners–most of them delivered by the Hound. (In the case of Daenerys, she didn’t need to speak a word […]

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Release the Kraken! George R.R. Martin Gives Us Another Chapter of The Winds Winter

When George R.R. Martin goes to a convention, he goes big and brings a chapter of his upcoming novels in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. (I was fortunate enough to have heard him read from A Feast for Crows, back in the day.) Even thought we just received a new chapter from […]

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Superheroes Can Help Vulnerable Children Become More Resilient

Superheroes are awesome because they can run faster than a speeding bullet and teleport in a puff of blue smoke. But they also have a special power that researchers are only now just learning about. It seems they can help disadvantaged children. Dr. Chris Fradkin, who spoke by telephone, said, “Superheroes can serve as tools to […]

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George R.R. Martin Released A New Chapter From The Next Game Of Thrones Book. Here’s What We Learned.

It’s a good time to be a Game of Thrones fan. Season six is bringing the highs and lows that we love so much. Joffrey is still dead. And now George R.R. Martin has dropped the most recent chapter of The Winds of Winter, the next book in his fabulous epic, A Song of Ice […]

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