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Netflixed: 5 Binge-worthy Books for Netflix Junkies

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Last week, Shonda Rhimes announced that she’s officially moving her production company, Shondaland, from ABC to Netflix. While her already-established shows (like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) will stay on ABC, all of her new original content will be developed specifically for Netflix. It’s a huge move, proving once again that streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu are powerhouse content creators who more than rival the established networks. We’re excited about this news for two reasons. One, it means that Rhimes’s juicy brand of storytelling will now have a home on a more progressive platform (we’re expecting lots of, well, scandalous scenes). And two, in addition to being one of our favorite show producers, Rhimes is also one of our favorite authors.…

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A Reading List for Every Singleton Out There

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It stinks to be singled out, but it certainly doesn’t stink to be single. If you want some distraction from your crippling loneliness — erm, we mean independence, check out the six books we picked below! Matt’s Picks: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, Allie Brosh (Touchstone Books, 2013) I had an awkward childhood, but who didn’t? I’m also a 20-something college grad who doesn’t have a clue. Allie Brosh’s book features her favorite stories from the cult blog of the same name accompanied with silly Microsoft Paint drawings that are the epitome of derp. She recounts hilarious anecdotes from her youth and throughout her 20s. I can relate. So much so that…

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5 Survival Tips to Get You Through Thanksgiving with Your Nosy Relatives

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means turkey, football and relatives who are w-a-y too nosy. Don’t get me wrong, family time is wonderful. We get to talk to cousins we haven’t seen in a year, see how big our nieces and nephews have grown and laugh about how silly we were when we were kids. But then there’s the times that you show up solo to dinner and the questions start. You know the ones I’m talking about: “Still no special someone?” asks your uncle. “Why aren’t you married yet? You’re so attractive,” suggests the aunt who has no filter. “Are you sure you’re not gay? Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” inquires Mom. And then there’s the grandparents…

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