Today we'll visit with author Crispin Boyer. He has written more than 20 books for National Geographic Kids, covering topics that young readers find fascinating, from bugs to boogers, ninjas to knights, sharks to cyborgs. Zeus the Mighty is Boyer’s middle-grade fiction series and combines his abilities to entertain with lively characters and to educate with historical facts. His 2013 cover story for National Geographic Kids magazine, "Return of the Missing Lynx," won an Eddie Award for Best Single Article, Youth/Teen. The American Library Association chose his Book "This or That?" as one of 2015's top picks for reluctant young-adult readers.
the Mighty: The Voyage of the Oddest Sea
Plunge into stormy waters with Zeus the hamster and his gaggle of gods as they meet a shape-shifting soothsayer and uncover the mysteries of the deep in the spellbinding fifth book in this hilarious romp through Greek mythology.
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Does it feel like you hear the word “vibes” everywhere these days? Don’t blame Generation Z – Millennials are using it just as much. In a survey of 3,000 North Americans, it was found that while 18-26-year-olds were most likely to use the word “vibes” to describe how a place feels (48%), 27-42-year-olds weren’t far behind (47%) – and even surpassed their Gen Z counterparts. The poll also found that “vibes” can have an immediate impact on the success of a commercial space, as 45% of people said it takes them less than 10 minutes to determine how a new place feels to them. Regardless of age, 83% felt more likely to go back to a business after picking up a “good vibe” there, and 82% are less likely to go back to a business after picking up a “bad vibe” there.
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With concerns about the effects of climate change on the world’s agriculture mounting, what we grow and eat could soon see a significant shift. Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, say that in the years ahead, some crops unfamiliar to many of us could have a crucial role in our diets in the future. Like what? How about a nice seaweed supper? Or a cacti casserole? Other possibilities on our future menus include a type of wild coffee able to cope with warmer temperatures than traditional Arabica coffee; and enset, also known as the false banana. While the bananas you buy from your supermarket may have been grown in Central or South America or Southeast Asia, the enset, while related, is only cultivated in Ethiopia. And here’s the weird thing: You actually eat the whole trunk, or pseudo stem. 15 plants can feed a person for a year, so it’s very large – and very productive, say the experts.
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The home of TV’s the Bradys is back on the market decades after it was featured on “The Brady Bunch,” and thanks to HGTV, it now looks exactly like the home many people of a certain age grew up watching. The iconic North Hollywood home has a price tag of $5.5 million, after being transformed into a replica of the sitcom’s set, following HGTV’s purchase in 2018. The channel bought it for $3.5M for its series, “A Very Brady Renovation.” Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, working alongside a handful of the Bradys cast, made the interior a copy of the sets where they shot the sitcom, which cost nearly $2 million to do.
Steve Burns is returning to the show that made him a household name. More than 2 decades after he left “Blue’s Clues”, the former Nickelodeon host is set to return to the franchise during today’s episode “The Case of the Missing Thinking Chair.” The 49-year-old will put his detective hat on alongside current star Joshua Dela Cruz and serve as the episode’s writer and director. The episode will also include Donovan Patton, therefore serving as a reunion for all 3 hosts of the show. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ya44mkmm
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A study shows that 42% of women and 50% of men have talked dirty on the phone.
Anyone who has ever had to wear high heels for any length of time knows the struggle is real. They flat-out HURT your feet. Well, maybe “flat-out” isn’t the right phrase, but you know what I mean. But now, the UK shoe company EGO Official has revealed the solution to walking in heels without pain – clear tape. In a 10-second TikTok clip with more than 10 million views, a model shares the hack that’ll keep you from wobbling home after a long night in heels. She suggests taping the 3rd and 4th toes together to help release pressure and improve comfort. The caption says that the tape “helps you last longer in your heels, girls [so] you can stay grooving.” After securing her piggies with adhesive, the model straps up her 5-inch “Superlit lace up square toe sculptured” stilettos. One commenter agreed with the strategy, writing: “The nerves that control the most pain come from the nerves between the 3rd and 4th toe-…by bringing the 2 together, you are releasing the pressure.” LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2p87bvsd
Kraft says it is fixing the biggest complaint about its cheese slices: the packaging. The company’s Kraft Singles are getting a makeover, with “easier to open individual wrapping” plus a refreshed logo and new packaging design. The goal is to address the #1 complaint from customers, the “inability to easily open the clear wrapper,” according to Kraft. The redesigned flap on each slice adds more texture and is easier to find, and it’s also thicker and sturdier, so it can be opened without tearing.
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✓ In Japan, police deal with violent or very inebriated people by taking a large futon and rolling them into a “burrito”, then carrying them away.
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An Australian landlord took to a Facebook group to vent his frustration with a tenant who deliberately underpays his rent by one cent every week. The tenant’s rent was set at AU$ 1,200 per week, but he only pays AU$ 1,199.99. With 52 weeks in a year, that’s not a huge loss for the homeowner, but they claim to be losing their mind over the situation, and asked for advice in order to keep their sanity. The landlord says they “know it is deliberate because he used to pay the full amount.” When notified via email about the discrepancy, the tenant explained that they are merely respecting (landlord/tenant) rules, which state that sums between 1 and 9 cents can be rounded up or down.
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