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All Daughter Wants For Christmas Is For Dads Hotel Carpet Instagram To Go Viral, Internet Responds

by Mark Anderson
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The internet is a fickle place, you just never know what is going to become popular and go viral, let alone understand the reasons why. And the story of Bill Young might be the best example of it yet. Bill travels a lot for his job and is a keen photographer. He has a keen eye for detail and had developed an interest in the unique patterns of the various hotel carpets he comes across on his travels. In order to share this pretty cool but rather niche hobby, he set up an Instagram account called ‘My Hotel Carpet.‘ His intro […]

This Is What Being A New Mom REALLY Means, Because Its Not All Unconditional Love And Snuggles

by Mark Anderson
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Perhaps this seems obvious, but if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that the most beautiful truths often lurk within the most obvious realities: Getting pregnant and giving birth is a life-changing decision. And not the kind of life-changing decision that eventually dissolves, like moving to a new city, executing a career pivot, or adopting a pet. That new city will soon feel like home, that new job will gradually become second nature, and that pet won’t actually live THAT long. Having a child, on the other hand, is a lifelong commitment to a certain kind of chaos. And the weight […]

All The Eligible Royals You Can Still Marry To Become A Princess

by Mark Anderson
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Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because we had 20 years of fantasizing about marrying Prince Harry. If somebody had to take him off the market, at least we can have some pride that it was an American. If the American Girl Doll franchise doesn’t immediately release a special edition doll, their CEO is wasting a golden opportunity. But before you start a pity party at happy hour that you’re no longer in the running to become Mrs. Prince Harry (that will be her official title, right?), read through the list of still royally eligible bachelors. You can snag a […]

I Have Published Thousands Of Articles Over The Past Few Years, Here Are 30 Things I Can Tell You About Being A Writer

by Mark Anderson
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BriannaWiest’s Instagram I have been working as a professional writer for the past 4.5 years, in everything from finance to entertainment to lifestyle to poetry to news. I have hired writers and published other people’s writing. I have done nonprofit copywriting and sponsored content and four books. Some of my articles have 9 million views. Others have 300. These numbers are not always a reflection of the quality of the work itself, rather what is resonating with people at the time. In all, I have published a few thousand pieces, and below are the 30 things I wish someone had […]

Make 2018 The Year You Learn To Love Yourself

by Mark Anderson
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Samantha Gades Make 2018 the year you begin to learn to love yourself. Let it be the year you become fully aware of how special you are. Know that it won’t be a fast process. Know that it won’t be easy. But nothing truly beautiful happens quickly. Make 2018 the year you accept where you are in your life. Accept the fact that it may not be exactly where you thought you would be, but don’t let that bring you down. Accept your mistakes and your failures that have haunted you for years. Accept that shit happens. But also accept […]

Can You Keep Up A Conversation With Your Dad?

by Mark Anderson
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This feature requires JavaScript to function. We’ve all thought about it at one time or another: Should I have a conversation with my dad? There are many cases for and against, and in the end, it is a deeply personal decision that we each must make for ourselves. Sometimes, we talk to him because we need something. Other times, we talk to him because we feel guilty that we haven’t talked to him in a while. Or maybe it’s a third thing. So, are you ready to have a conversation with your dad? Yes. Absolutely. Practice on your little sister, […]

Why The Simpsons Hank Azaria Wont Address The Problem with Apu

by Mark Anderson
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Hari Kondabolu is not the only South Asian-American comedian who has a problem with Apu. While he tells The Daily Beast that he initially loved The Simpsons character growing up, he soon realized it was probably the best and worst thing thats ever happened to me. In The Problem with Apu a new hour-long documentary premiering on truTV this Sunday night at 10 p.m. Kondabolu is joined by Aziz Ansari, Kal Penn, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minhaj, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aparna Nancherla and many more, each of whom speak out for the first time about how the man behind the counter of […]

The Best Cyber Monday Gaming Deals We’ve Found So Far

by Mark Anderson
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We’ve already published our favorite Black Friday deals for 2017, but we’re making some topic-specific guides to help you navigate the immense number of deals going on over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are a lot of excellent gaming deals going on, and we’ve gathered some of the best right here, all available online so you don’t have to traipse around in the cold on Thanksgiving weekend to get them. (Be sure to also check out our Cyber Monday deals guide for a lot more sales.) Handpicked WIRED Cyber Monday Guides: Laptop, Mobile, and eReader Deals TV and Streaming […]

Its a Living: Meet One of New Yorks Best Professional D&D Dungeon Masters

by Mark Anderson
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One of Timm Woods’ most precious possessions looks like something you’d find in the basement of a derelict castle, or maybe at a back-of-the-mall magic shop: It’s a notebook bound in leatherlike skin, covered with an upside-down, faux-gold keyhole and filled with handwritten, eraser-dusted passages featuring titles like “Ravenloft” and “Attack on Myth Drannor.” Before he goes to work, Woods might spend an hour or more consulting the book, poring over its various charts and calculations, readying himself for another night as one of New York City’s leading for-hire Dungeons & Dragons dungeon master, or DM. “The book is how […]

Mother Of Two Wakes Up At 4 AM To Create 18th Century Furniture For Dollhouses, And The Details Will Amaze You

by Mark Anderson
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These breathtakingly intricate miniatures are the work of Japanese artist Kiyomi, a mother of two who manages to find the time to dedicate to her hobby which certainly requires a lot of skill, patience, and dedication. Kiyomi is clearly inspired by the early industrial age, which she recreates with remarkable accuracy in her models. From tiny hats and shoes to sewing machines and even a bakery, stocked with brightly colored cakes, her work takes you back in time to Victorian England or Revolution-era France, it will make you wish you still had that dollhouse! If you like what you see […]