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Organizing Your Comics

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New Year, New Bookshelf! As far as resolutions go, promising to get those piles and piles of comics organized and looking beautiful is a great one: it’s achievable, cheap, simple, and has an instant payoff. Just looking at shelves of beautiful comics, knowing that all of your favorites are at your fingertips…that’s a warm glow to keep you going in a cold January.

The question is not whether to organize your comic collection—it’s how to do it. Especially for new collectors, the options seem endless. How to keep all those comics in a way that is beautiful, useful, and makes sure that they stay in good condition, just in case they’re worth money one day. If you’re looking at how to organize your growing comic collection this year, we’ve got all your questions answered right here. Happy sorting!

Posted by Rose Moore

Classic Authors Cope With New Year’s Hangovers in 2018

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New Year's Eve this year looked very different than it would have a hundred years ago. No midnight selfies to post on Instagram, no club-hopping between venues with a $50 cover and too many drunk people, no last-minute Tinder dates to try and find someone to kiss when the clock strikes twelve. Despite these new ways to celebrate, New Year’s Eve has always been an important night to mark in the calendar, and people have always done something to celebrate. A more sedated ball, a house party (not the kind with red solo cups), a family evening around the fire, or some champagne with a few friends have been the go-to for centuries. And while cultural norms around drinking come and go, one thing is for certain: our favorite authors have no doubt dealt with some serious New Year’s hangovers at one time or another.

But how would these classic literary figures deal with the first day of the year if they were in their prime this winter? We have some thoughts.

Posted by Rose Moore

New Year, New Witch: Advice From Basic Witches

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2018 is here, and that means time to reflect, renew… and read a whole bunch of posts determined to make this year the best year ever. Which is great, really.

But what if you want to do something a little bit different?

If 2017 was the year that saw you get in touch with your witchy side (or even if you did that a long time ago), you might be wondering about how to bring a little magic to your New Year’s celebrations. Of course, for some witches, New Year’s has already come and gone, as the majority of Wiccan traditions consider Samhain to be the start of the new Wheel of the Year. Others may choose to focus their celebrations of renewal and rebirth during the longest night of the year: the Winter Solstice (aka Yule). However, there’s no reason not to celebrate the calendar New Year as well, and we’ve got some great ways to refocus and bring a little witchy goodness into 2018.

Posted by Rose Moore

Krysten Ritter, Holiday Knitter: Geeky Celebrity Hobbies and Fandoms

There are some celebrities that leap to mind when you think about famous geeks. Kevin Smith, the man who made a living out of being a giant comic book nerd. Wil Wheaton, the Star Trek child star who now plays board games for an audience of thousands. But these big names in nerddom aren’t the only ones that are sneaky geeks behind the scenes. There are some surprising stars who have nerdy hobbies and aren’t afraid to admit it! From board games to video games, these big names are proving that anyone can be a geek in their spare time.

Posted by Rose Moore

Most Romantic Movie Monsters

[Movie still from The Shape of Water, Searchlight Pictures]

This winter brings a new film about lovers from different worlds to warm your heart…and no, we’re not talking about Netflix’s charming-but-predictable A Christmas Prince. It’s The Shape Of Water that is the surprisingly romantic addition to the December release schedule, a monster movie with a twist.

Posted by Rose Moore

Self-Care Tips for Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day

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Everyone has called in work sick before, but have you ever thought about calling in healthy? It’s not as crazy an idea as you might think!

Although we tend to only take time off when sick, more and more people are focusing on the concept of self-care, and recognizing that it’s okay to take a little time off to prevent illness, not just to treat it. Taking a wellness day can be a perfect way to give yourself a little boost, which means that you can return to work feeling refreshed, focused, and more productive than ever. Why not try taking this November 30 off and recharging your batteries for the winter? And whether you are new to self-care or you are all about taking care when you need it, we’ve got some great tips to make the most of this Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day.

Posted by Rose Moore