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The WWII-Era Women Who Broke Up The Disney Boys’ Club

by Mark Anderson
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When Mary Fleener was 8 years old, she was snooping around her family’s basement when she stumbled on a trove of unfinished drawings. They depicted, in undone but strangely fluent lines, iconic Disney characters — Mickey Mouse, Bambi and Goofy, among others. When Mary asked her mother, Virginia, where they came from, Virginia explained that she made them, years ago, while working for Walt Disney. Mary was floored. She knew her mother only as a stay-at-home mom. “I was like, what?” she recalled in an interview with HuffPost. “You were a cool person who worked for Disney?” The discovery of […]

Why James Cameron keeps getting that sinking feeling

by Mark Anderson
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Twenty years after he sent Jack to a watery grave in Titanic, the director is becoming increasingly tetchy at being asked why Rose couldnt have saved him If you have room for a new hobby, may I suggest collecting James Camerons increasingly irate responses to fans who insist that Rose could have saved Jack at the end of Titanic, because the board she was floating on could have taken the weight of both of them? This is a theory that has gathered so much pace that there is even a Mythbusters segment about it, meaning that the self-effacing director is […]

The real detectorist

by Mark Anderson
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More treasure was discovered by members of the public in 2016 than ever before and almost all of it was unearthed by metal-detector users, whose hobby has found small screen fame in BBC comedy, Detectorists. “It’s a real buzz when you’re getting good signals,” says Brian Read, 78. “It can of course turn out to be lead.” For some it may seem an unlikely hobby; scouring the land for forgotten bits of metal with a pair of headphones on. But 1,120 treasure discoveries were made by the public in 2016 – the highest annual figure since the Treasure Act came […]

Get summer cookout feels in winter with this indoor electric BBQ that’s less than $40

by Mark Anderson
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Grilling is a year-round hobby.Image: excelvan Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Missing that warm, perfect for grilling, stays light out until 8pm weather? Because same. Get the taste of summer BBQs even in the winter with this indoor electric barbecue plate that’s $53 off right now. SEE ALSO: Gift-worthy kitchen tech items for the Chopped enthusiasts in your life Whether you’re the BBQ enthusiast or just looking for a great gift idea, you can’t go wrong with the Excelvan Indoor Electric Plate Barbecue. With an impressively large 15×10 […]

Learning Piano? Here Are 5 Ways That Elton John Will Jealously Try To Sabotage You

by Mark Anderson
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Picking up the piano is a great hobby for people of all ages, but you need to understand that singer-songwriter Sir Elton John will take some pretty serious measures to ensure your failure if he feels threatened by your progress at any point. Here are a few deterrents you’ll want to be on the lookout for as you start to learn the basics. 1. He’ll paint five fake pianos around your living room to deceive you: About the time you play your first C scale, Elton John will likely shimmy into your house through an open window and paint five […]

11 gifts every home cook wants in their kitchen

by Mark Anderson
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Cooking can be an expensive hobby. Chances are, if you know a passionate home cook in your life, they’re likely yearning for a new gadget or tool to add to their home setup. But quality kitchen accessories are not cheap, so most home cooks make do with the hand-me-down or knockoff items that will inevitably ruin a meal or two. SEE ALSO: Gifts ideas for every kind of Star Wars geek If you need some helpful recommendations for the lovable foodie in your life, check out the list below for some classy cookware any home cook would love to have […]

The Quantum Spy Author David Ignatius on the Future of High-Tech Espionage

by Mark Anderson
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The intersection of quantum computing and espionage may feel like a faraway future. But in his latest novel, David Ignatius, Washington’s own John le Carré, tackles just that. The Quantum Spy, out now, revolves around a central theme of spy literature: the race for a new technology, to discover something new that, even if only for a moment, will provide a geopolitical advantage. In this case, it’s a world of unproven exploratory tech, of super-cold temperatures where particles can be two things at once. Ignatius himself plays all sides of international intrigue, mixing his day job as a columnist for […]

A not so weird hobby?

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Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Shares Her Kitchen Secrets

by Mark Anderson
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You grew up in New York City, your mom is a famous cookbook editor, and your dad is a talented home cook, right? My parents definitely played into my career choice! My mother and father were always cooking. They generally didnt cook together: Dad would make traditional Italian-American and Chinese food as a hobby, and my mother was all about the James Beard, Julia Child, Craig Claiborne stuff. Mom was always the type to take two buses and a subway to get the special bottle of balsamic vinegar. Everything was about quality ingredients. How did you first learn to cook? […]

This tech e-learning membership includes some 100 courses for less than $100

by Mark Anderson
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Never stop learning literally.Image: pexels Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. When it comes to holding down a job, there’s nothing more important than keeping your skills up-to-date. Sometimes that means going back to grad school, or taking an extra course at your local community college, but who’s got the time for that? You’ve got mouths to feed and Netflix to watch! Luckily, online courses make learning super convenient and allow you to go at your own pace. SEE ALSO: Learn how to find a job with this online […]