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Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Joins MashableReads

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Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian Joins MashableReads

Our second non-fiction selection for the MashableReads social book club is Alexis Ohanian‘s Without Their Permission. We’ll be hosting a Twitter chat with Ohanian on Nov. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You can discuss the book with the author personally, along with other participants from all over the world. In Without Their […]

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From What Perspective Do Mashable Readers See the World?

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From What Perspective Do Mashable Readers See the World?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 used to photograph a glass of water. Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it is hard to appreciate all of the people, places and things you interact with on a daily basis. Although you may interact with a myriad of people throughout the day, […]

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51 Delightfully Geeky Language Facts

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51 Delightfully Geeky Language Facts

Words, man. Words. 1. In Germany, Rice Crispies don’t go ‘snap, crackle and pop’ – they go ‘Knisper! Knasper! Knusper!’ 2. In France, they go ‘Cric! Crac! Croc!’ 3. In Spain, they go ‘Cris! Cras! Cros!’ 4. There are 108 words for describing ‘sweet potato’ in Hawaiian, and 47 for ‘banana’, including ‘palaku’ – a […]

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The Economist “Regrets” And Withdraws Slave Trade Book Review

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The Economist “Regrets” And Withdraws Slave Trade Book Review

The publisher apologised for complaining in a review of a new history of the slave trade that “almost all the blacks in his book were victims, almost all the whites villains”. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1409927119); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3437993″).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1409927119); }); 1. The Economist has apologised […]

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20 Crazy Facts About The World’s Most Incredible Burial Sites

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20 Crazy Facts About The World’s Most Incredible Burial Sites

So hip, they’re actually underground. Paul Koudounaris previously published a book in which he shared extraordinary photos of the world’s most lavishly decorated skeletons. Paul Koudounaris buzzfeed.com   The following excerpts are from his newest book, titled Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us, which takes readers to the most macabre sites in the world. 1. […]

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24 Perfect Ways To Respond To People Who Ask “What’s So Great About Books?”

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24 Perfect Ways To Respond To People Who Ask “What’s So Great About Books?”

Shhhhh. Less talk, more reading. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408926635); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3426118″).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408926635); }); 1. Pretend not to hear them. View this image › Fox / Via patheos.com And hopefully they’ll disappear. 2. Passionately explain to them why books are great. View this image › […]

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