Amanda Cohen

Inspired by the Pharaohs 62-year-old Brazilian businessman Thane Chiquinho Scarpa (aka “Count Scarpa”) loved his Bentley Continental Flying Spur so much, he announced that he will be burying it so that he can use it in the afterlife, stating: ‘I decided to do as the Pharaohs: this week I will bury my favourite car, the Bentley here […]

How would you like to adopt a “Chubby-tailed German Dobernauzer”? Or how about an “Alaskan Collie Fluffyterrier”? These are just two of the fantastic names that canine experts in Costa Rica have given the unique breeds found at the rescue centre Territorio de Zaguates. This amazing organization can get up to 600 dogs at a time, […]

Hypenotic’s take on the Status Meeting I’m sure many, if not all of you have at some point experienced the “Status Update”. They tend to pop up at least once a week, typically on a Monday or Tuesday and almost always after everyone has had their entire pot of coffee. I’m one of the (possibly few) […]

Cancer has touched everyone’s lives in some form or another. And while every story is heartbreaking, when you hear about a child going through it, there are no words. Trying to understand the details of a strategic plan with the use of chemotherapy to an adult, let alone a child, can be an extremely daunting […]

As you may already know from my previous post, Im a huge fan of Neil Gaiman. Not only is he a brilliant author, but he’s also a fascinating and inspirational person. One of his most recent projects, is nothing short of exceptional. “On February 4th 2013, Neil Gaiman embarked on a fantastic art project in […]

A well-designed carousel (or slider) is a neat way of showcasing some important bits of information that hopefully clearly direct you to where you need to go to “learn more”. I recently read an article by Blair Keen that discusses whether or not carousels are indeed helping the overal user experience of any given website. I […]

I promise, this is not a fan-girl blog post. Recently,  I’ve been expanding my nerd-cred by including a healthy dose of Doctor Who into my life. I have been told for years by Time Lord enthusiasts how amazing this show is. How it will make you a better person by giving you a daily (albiet […]

B.C. poet Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid, which is something many of us can relate to. He, along with some extremely talented people, have created 7.5 breathtaking minutes describing the lasting effects bullying has on the lives of children and adults alike. The video—posted on February 19th—has more than 1.1 million hits and […]

At least they aren’t according to Horrible Histories author, Terry Deary. During 2011-12, Deary’s books were borrowed more than 500,000 times, making him the seventh most-borrowed children’s writer from UK libraries last year. According to those numbers, he would have also been paid the maximum possible amount for a writer from the UK Public Lending Right […]

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved watching football movies. There’s a common element in every single one of them that makes the entire movie worth it. Sorry football fans, I’m not referring to the final game where the underdog wins, I’m talking about the pep talk. Every football movie has them. It’s that […]