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Gluten-Free Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Gluten-Free Garlic Shrimp Recipe

You know that sinking feeling when it’s 5:00 pm and your culinary aspirations are shattered by a desolate refrigerator? That is my life at least once or twice during a normal school week. The client meeting that went late or a last minute deadline mean […]

Brace Yourself, Parents: It’s Motherf*cking Recorder Season

Brace Yourself, Parents: It’s Motherf*cking Recorder Season

Right around the third or fourth grade – or both, if you’re especially *cough* lucky – kids hit a milestone. No, it isn’t turning double-digits in age, or going from being the little fish in the school hallways to officially being in “upper elementary.” This […]

Cynthia Nixon Announces That She’s Running For Governor Of New York

Cynthia Nixon Announces That She’s Running For Governor Of New York

The actress has been vocal about concerns in her home state

Another candidate has entered the gubernatorial race in New York this week, and if you’re a fan of Sex and the City, she may look familiar. Actress and longtime activist Cynthia Nixon tweeted to fans on Monday letting them know she would be running for Governor of New York.

Nixon is most famous for her role as lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the hit HBO series. But now, she’s throwing her hat in the ring for an even bigger role. “I love New York and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor,” the mother of three tweeted, along with a campaign video.

Nixon will be challenging Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, who’s running for a third term, stating that she presents a “strong progressive alternative.” The video featured video of her wife, Christine Marinoni, and their lovely seven-year-old son, Max. She also has two older kids with ex-husband Danny Mozes, Charles, 15, and Samantha, 17.

The education activist will most likely have school systems top of mind. “New York is where I was raised and where I’m raising my kids. I’m a proud public school graduate, and a prouder public school parent,” she said in the clip. “Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty. How did we let this happen?”

According to CNN, Nixon served on de Blasio’s advisory board for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, so she’s not entirely inexperienced with local politics.

She also wrote a CNN op-ed in January that was basically a call to action. “If we’ve learned anything during this first year of the Trump presidency, it’s that the cavalry isn’t coming to save us. We ourselves are the cavalry. In 2018, each one of us has to do whatever we can to take the government back. If we want change, we have to go out ourselves and seize it.”

Leave it to Miranda Hobbes to cut through the nonsense and lead the charge.

Of course, Charlotte York and Stanford Blatch weighed in immediately because we all still believe they live on the same block and have boozy brunches together every Sunday:

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And many others joined in to show their approval:

“We want our government to work again, on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway,” Nixon stated. If elected, she would become the first female and first openly gay governor.

Of course, the road won’t be an easy one for Nixon. She’s never run for elected office before and is running against a longtime politician with more than $30 million injected into his campaign.

Still, it’s been done before. “We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us,” she said. Amen to that.

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John Oliver Trolls Mike Pence With A Book About A Gay Bunny

John Oliver Trolls Mike Pence With A Book About A Gay Bunny

John Oliver’s book about Marlon Bundo the bunny is already outselling the version by Mike Pence and his family If you’re familiar with the show Last Week Tonight hosted by John Oliver, you know that he’s a good-natured troll who enjoys shedding light on vile things […]

Target’s Selling Unicorn Ice Cream With Glitter Candy In It

Target’s Selling Unicorn Ice Cream With Glitter Candy In It

Target’s new unicorn ice cream is sparkly, glittery perfection Let’s be honest here. No matter how old any of us get, unicorns will never stop being the most mystical, delightful creatures out there — even though we know that they’re (probably) not real. If you’re […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Wrote A Song Inspired By Parkland That Will Have You Sobbing

Lin-Manuel Miranda Wrote A Song Inspired By Parkland That Will Have You Sobbing

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s collaboration with Ben Platt is inspired by Parkland

Grab the tissues before you hit play on the video below. Or don’t, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda just teamed up with fellow broadway star Ben Platt to release a song about gun control and the kids who are leading the movement in the U.S. and oh my God, I’m crying again.

The video features Miranda and Platt in the studio recording the song, as well as a lot of cuts to the producers, orchestra members and others just listening in as they become overwhelmed with emotion. It’s a beautiful song and a beautiful video, and damn it, where did I put those tissues?

The song contains lyrics from Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, the musical Platt stars in. It was inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who inspired a movement after surviving the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 of their classmates and teachers, and who are now leading the fight for gun control. A portion of proceeds from sales of the song will go to the March For Our Lives, set for March 24, when high school kids and the adults who love them will march on Washington, D.C. and all over the country to shame the useless adults who have watched child after child be murdered and still haven’t done a damn thing about our school shooting epidemic.

The lyrics are honestly so perfect and so powerful. With lines like this:

“We may not yet have reached our glory
But I will gladly join the fight
And when our children tell their story
They’ll tell the story of tonight.”

And this:

“Have you ever felt like nobody was there?
Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere?
Have you ever felt like you could disappear?
Like you could fall, and no one would hear?”

How could anyone listen to this and not just sob? And that includes student leaders from Parkland, like Emma Gonzales and Cameron Kasky.

The collaboration is stunning, because not only do both Miranda and Platt have voices like angels, but Dear Evan Hansen is a perfect choice to lend to this subject. The musical follows its titular character, Evan Hansen, a high school senior with a severe anxiety disorder who struggles to make friends. After a fellow classmate, also friendless, commits suicide, Evan makes up a story about having been close friends with Connor to help ease his parents’ grief. The musical explores topics of mental illness and bullying, and it’s as heartbreakingly beautiful as this new song.

You can purchase “Found/Tonight” on iTunes and Amazon, and support the March For Our Lives in the process. This is a total no-brainer.

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The Boy Scouts Are Being Sued After Demoting A Scout With Down Syndrome

The Boy Scouts Are Being Sued After Demoting A Scout With Down Syndrome

Logan Blythe’s Eagle Scout project was rejected just before he was demoted to Cub Scout Logan Blythe, a Utah teenager with Down syndrome, has been a Boy Scout since he was eight years old. Now, six years later, he was looking forward to becoming an […]

Millie Bobby Brown Comforts Boy After No One Shows For His ‘Stranger Things’ Party

Millie Bobby Brown Comforts Boy After No One Shows For His ‘Stranger Things’ Party

Millie Bobby Brown sent the nicest tweet to a boy after his friends ditched his Stranger Things party Get ready for your heart to both break into one million pieces and then get mended back together in a matter of seconds. A boy threw an […]

The Trailer For The ‘Mister Rogers’ Documentary Is Here

The Trailer For The ‘Mister Rogers’ Documentary Is Here

The trailer for the Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” was released today

Today would’ve been Fred Rogers’ 90th birthday, and it’s hard not to wish with all our might that he were still here — because his gentle nature and loving heart are needed now more than ever. Thankfully, his memory is being kept alive by us nostalgic adults who let our kids watch Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and now, there’s a new documentary coming out about what drove Rogers in his life and in creating his revolutionary television show.

You should snag a few tissues before hitting “play,” because this trailer packs more of an emotional punch than you might expect. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

While you finish blubbering, here’s a little more info on the upcoming documentary from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville. Titled Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the Focus Features film shows viewers how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood came to be, and how Rogers’ personal philosophy of love and kindness guided every episode over a run of more than 30 years.

From making statements by welcoming characters of color at a time when that was considered radical, to creating episodes that would help children grapple with hard things like death (there’s a 1968 episode dedicated to the assassination of Robert Kennedy) and divorce, Rogers’ program was absolutely one of a kind.

“Love is at the root of everything,” he says in the trailer. “All learning, all relationships, love or the lack of it.”

His approach in treating kids with respect and patience is part of what made him such an icon. He recognized that little ones have complex lives and ideas of their own — and he listened to them. “Children have very deep feelings just the way everybody does.”

At the end of the clip, Rogers says, “The greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they’re loved and capable of loving.” That is his legacy, one I’m thrilled to share with my own children. If you’d like to do just that, there’s a Mister Rogers marathon airing all day on Twitch in honor of his 90th birthday.

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Personalized Starbucks Cups Are The Coffee Upgrade We Deserve

Personalized Starbucks Cups Are The Coffee Upgrade We Deserve

As if you needed one more excuse to drink coffee Coffee — may you know it, may you love it, may you drink it five times before noon because that’s the only way some of us survive. And just when you think your cup of […]

Best 7 Books for Kids

Top 7 Stories For Kids

Top 7 Stories For Kids

Best Childrens Books

Since we can remember, we all have enjoyed stories.

Every day we use stories to communicate to others our thoughts and feelings. We all started from Children’s stories, and Kids Story Books, until one day we we’re able to handle bigger words and read much more effectively.

This list is a compiled list of the best books from our childhood, from the classics, to the new way books have been developed.

Childrens books are the backbone to what make us love a good story, and without them, we definitely wouldn’t be as creative or optimistic like we are.

I present you with the best Stories for Kids, enjoy!

Best 7 Books for Kids#7. Where the Wild Things are.

Where the wild things are, is a story about calming down from being a wild child, how our parents do a lot for us, and to not take them for granted.

Max is a troublemaker who is grounded, he goes to sleep, wakes up and his room transforms into a moonlit forest where there is a vast area of water when he then hops on a boat and travels happily without his mom.

He is taken to a place where big fluffy mammal type creatures are, and though extreme looking, they are tame creatures. They try to scare him off, but Max doesn’t take the bait, this, in turn, makes the creatures flabbergasted at him. They immediately make him king over all of them, as he is the most ferocious of them all. They spend days going completely bonkers, until Max finally believes it’s time to stop, he sends them “to bed without dinner,” just as his mother did to him. At this point, Max misses his mom and realizes that it is hard to be in charge of things. Max smells something good, some really good food, he believes it is his mother’s dinner which he wasn’t allowed to eat. He then travels back to the place where he started and goes back home.

6. Charlotte’s Web.

Charlotte’s Web is a story 100% about Friendship and how friends make us who we are and how they will always be there for us to help us succeed and keep us out of trouble.

Wilbur the Pig, a pig who grows friendships with Fern Arable, who is the little girl who adapted him, and other barnyard animals including Charlotte the spider. When a pig at the barn has piglets, Mr. Arable(Fern’s Father) decides he is going to slaughter Wilbur, because he is a runt. Fern persuades him to keep Wilbur alive. Her father does know that he will end up doing it in the future anyways and tries to break their bond. When Wilbur is strong, he is sent to Mr. Zuckerman’s(Fern’s Uncle) barn and lives there, Fern sees him as often as she can. Wilbur is quite lonely when Fern isn’t there, until one day a spider comes and meets him. He then meets the rest of barnyard animals at this new barn. Charlotte tells Wilbur he will be slaughtered in the winter. She agrees to help him. She begins to spin words in her web and attracts the likes of Mr. Zuckerman to which he thinks it’s a miracle. She spins many words in her web, thanks to the help of a barnyard rat who helps her copy more words. Wilbur is entered into a Fair, where Wilbur is praised thanks to Charlotte and her web.

Unfortunately, though, Charlotte is reaching the end of her life and creates a nest of eggs of other spiders. She entrusts them with Wilbur and tells him that she won’t be going back to the barn with him after the fair. Wilbur guards the eggs with his life. When they finally hatch, most of the spiders leave, but 3 stay behind at the barn and stay friends with Wilbur.

5. The Cat in the Hat.

Cat in the Hat is a story of Sally and her brother at home. They sit alone and bored in their house. Outside it is a cold, rainy, sad day. They both stare endlessly out the window until they hear a big “thud.” The noise came from a big Cat wearing a Red striped hat and a bowtie. The Cat wants to entertain the children with some tricks that he knows. The children’s pet fish doesn’t want that but does want him to leave. The Cat then balances the fish on his umbrella and starts to throw more stuff up and balance it all. It ends with him falling on his head and dropping everything. The fish gets mad at him, but the Cat decides to show another trick.

He brings in a big red box from outside, filled with 2 twins, called “Thing 1 and Thing 2.” They begin to cause havoc and go absolutely crazy inside the house, destroying and breaking things.

The children’s mother is then seen from the Fish, to which sally captures the things in a net and the cat, who is very sad at this point, put them back into the big red box and leaves.

He soon comes back with a machine that begins to clean and fix all the damage caused by him and the things. The children and fish are very happy at this point, and right before their mother walks in the door, the Cat in the Hat leaves with the things.

The mother walks in and asks what the children did while she was gone, but the children do not answer.

The story ends with the questions, “What would you do if your mother asked you?”

4. The Giving Tree.

The Giving Tree is about the joy of giving and selfless love.

The giving tree is a book about a female apple tree and a boy that begin to have a sort of relationship together. The tree always addresses the boy, even thru his various stages of life, as “boy.” The tree in this book “gives” to the boy throughout the story, at first, it is all about climbing the branches and enjoying the apple from the tree, and the tree is happy.

At various stages of the boy’s life, he begins to take more and more. As a child, he gained happiness from her apples and climbing the tree, and the tree is happy. The boy grows into a teen and begins to take all the apples to sell them to make money. When the boy gets older and turns into a man, the man chops her branches down in order for him to build a house, and the tree was happy. Later on, the man chops down her trunk and uses it to build a boat, and the tree was happy.

The Man begins to turn old and the Tree is now a stump. The Boy returns to the tree as an old man and states he just wants a quiet place to sit and rest, which is the only thing the tree can now provide. Despite being chopped down and practically nothing left, the tree was still happy.

3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

It starts with an egg. Inside the egg hatches a big green caterpillar with a red face. He is hungry, so he decides to go and look for some food. At first, on Monday he has just 1 apple. Tuesday he has 2 pears. Wednesdays he has 3 Plums. Thursday he eats 4 Strawberries. Fridays he eats 5 Oranges! TASTY!

On Saturday he has an enormous feast which includes a very… balanced 😂 diet… He then begins to eat: a piece of chocolate cake, one ice cream cone, one pickle, one slice of swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon. By the end of the day, he gains a stomach ache and gets sick from all the food he ate!

On Sunday he is out of his food coma and returns to a better diet of a big green leaf. He then spins a cocoon which he stays in for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks are up, he emerges from the cocoon as a big beautiful butterfly with large multi-colored wings!

2. Superoo – The Helpful Hero.

At the mall, Chloe leaped at the chance to help others. On that day, she became Superoo! She likes coloring, jump rope, and music. She has the biggest heart on the HeroPals Team.

Did you know that friends, brothers, sisters, moms, and dads sometimes need help just like you do?

Chloe the kangaroo noticed that lots of people needed help. She didn’t let being a kid stop her from being a hero!

 1. Darkpaw – A Tail of Bravery.

When Max finds a costume in the attic, he becomes the hero, Darkpaw! He likes climbing, comic books, and action figures. He is always the first Hero Pal to leap into action!

Have you ever been afraid of the dark? Scared of dogs?
Freaked out by strange looking food?

Before he became the Hero Pal known as Darkpaw, Max was a scaredy cat. See how he learned to be brave!





About Hero Pals.


Introducing the Hero Pals, a new series of exciting story books that are sure to bring smiles to your heroes-in-training.

Every adventure has been specifically designed for maximum fun and entertainment for ages 3 to 8.


Use the free app to unlock special features on your mobile device. Scanning the inside of the book will give you access to interactive content that brings the stories to Life!