25 books and stationery items to gift your nerdy bookworm friends


Gift shopping for the holidays can be stressful, especially if you have no idea what to get the people who have particular tastes.

We all know someone who always keeps their nose in a book, whether it's with reading, writing, or planning ahead and with the holiday season here, it's the perfect opportunity to get them something they'll enjoy.

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Whether they're into coming-of-age stories, romance, music, art, or poetry, there's something for all the book lovers.

Here are some gift suggestions for those cultured, creative, and organized people in your life. Read more...

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Someone saw 'Bee Movie' 357 times this year because everybody needs a hobby


You won't beelieve how much some people love Bee Movie.

One person is such a fan that, according to Netflix, they saw it 357 times in a single year. 

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That standout statistic comes from Netflix's annual "Year in Review" report (via Business Insider), which looks at viewership data compiled between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017.

The streaming service doesn't say whether this UK-based subscriber spread out their Bee Movie love, viewing it about once per day, or just binged it for three and a half weeks straight. 

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Avec la casquette de réalisateur et d’acteur, Kenneth Branagh tente de raviver le mythe du Crime de l’Orient-Express. Un train, […]

Mario Batali stepping down from his business after sexual misconduct accusations


Mario Batali is the latest man in power to face sexual misconduct allegations. 

The celebrity chef was exposed in a lengthy investigation by Eater published Monday morning in which four women come forward with their own stories of sexual assault and harassment against Batali. Because of the accusation, the chef is stepping down from his restaurant business and away from hosting ABC's "The Chew."

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In the report by Eater, the allegations include groping and various inappropriate behaviors that have allegedly spanned almost 20 years. Batali, who has currently stepped away from his businesses, did not deny the allegations.  Read more...

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Combine your love for Legos with your coffee obsession in one swoon-worthy mug


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If you're obsessed with coffee and you love Legos a bit more than the average adult should —isn't that everyone? —then combine the best of both worlds with this awesome Lego coffee mug that's 20% off.

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The Build-On Brick Mug features toy brick-friendly surfaces that are compatible with Legos, MegaBloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, and K'Nex pieces so you can decorate your mug however you like. And if your boss catches you building on your mug, you and just tell them that you're improving your morning productivity techniques. Read more...

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Someone watched 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on Netflix 365 days in a row


When you look back on 2017, remember that you were one of the millions of Netflix users who streamed more than a billion hours of TV and movies a week. You're a hero!

Netflix shared its year-in-review on Monday, revealing that Mexico, Canada, and Peru are the top bingeing streaming nations (streaming Olympics, anyone?), that American Vandal swept not only the U.S. but the world, and that nothing brings families together like chasing down a demogorgon (a.k.a. watching Stranger Things). 

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60,000 viewer responses were used to collect data, representing adults across 32 countries. Eligible shows and movies had to air between Nov. 1, 2016 and Nov. 1, 2017. Interestingly, the most popular viewing days of the year were right at the beginning; Jan. 1 worldwide and Jan. 2 in the U.S. Even people in Antarctica – well, a person in Antarctica – binged Netflix in the past year, and one person watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean every single day.  Read more...

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10 most iconic 'Game of Thrones' moments in 2017


Those wintery winds of hiatus are blowing mighty strong across the plains of Westeros. Our supplies of patience are nearly depleted, and morale is low for the Game of Thrones fandom, with news that Season 8 might not reach our shores until 2019

But fear not, because we still have the whole of last season to rewatch, and what better time than during the holiday break? There were a lot of iconic moments in Season 7 that warrant revisiting, dissection, and just plain old appreciation. (The less said about Ed Sheeran, however, the better.)

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So please enjoy our collection of the most memorable moments of Game of Thrones Season 7, otherwise known as the season when winter got REAL. Read more...

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This device transforms your ordinary bicycle into an e-bike in seconds


Rubbee X is an e-drive that can turn almost any manual bicycle into an electric hybrid. The device is completely wireless and it can be attached and detached from the seat post in seconds. You can pre-order 'Rubbee X' by contributing to the Kickstarter campaign and prices start at around $350.  Read more...

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No chill Beyoncé shut down a probably chilled beer named after her


Apparently the last thing you want to do is mess with Beyoncé. And the second last thing you want to do is name a beer after her. 

A Brooklyn Brewery was given a cease and desist letter recently to stop producing a Beyonce-inspired beer

Brooklyn's Lineup Brewing was selling Bïeryoncé - an German style beer that originated in October 2016 and returned this year after popular demand wanted more of it.

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Beyoncé has inspired a new German-style beer entitled Bïeryoncé! Check it out here: https://t.co/CrHnYBZWuj! pic.twitter.com/2evyng5EdE

— Beyoncé | FOTP (@FOTPBeyonceNews) December 8, 2017

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