In October, 1886, a group of workers from a munitions factory in Woolwich decided to form a football team. In the 136 years since, that team has become one of the most successful in the country. Now, a group of disgruntled fans have decided to start from scratch.
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Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and there's reason for hope.
The hilarious history of female clowns - Reader's Digest
Perhaps unsurprisingly, buffoonery was one of few careers acceptable for women to pursue in the middle-ages.
8 Ways Even Introverts Can Be Leaders At Work
8 Ways Even Introverts Can Be Leaders At Work Is natural-born leadership really a thing? Communications expert, author, and coach Kristi Hedges, says introverts have just as much potential as anyone else to lead the pack. Why introverts can be leaders If there’s one person who knows about leadership, it’s …
7 Times It’s OK to Encourage Your Kids to Quit Something
7 Times It’s OK to Encourage Your Kids to Quit Something Although encouraging consistent quitting can affect a child's self-esteem, there are some instances where it may be warranted. Here's what the experts say about allowing a child to quit. Activities of any kind—even when they aren’t physical, like sports—can …
Everything we’ve learned from the new Beatles documentary
For 50 years fans and critics alike have viewed Let It Be through the prism of the Beatles break-up. An acrimonious set of sessions captured in a grainy movie that chronicled their disintegration. Released in May 1970 after the legendary band’s split had become public, the movie seemed to signal …
13 Things That Are About to Get More Expensive
Get ready to shell out even more for some of your go-to items, thanks to shipping wars, labor issues, and climate change.
What Is the Amazon Astro Home Robot and What Can It Do?
Ready for a glimpse into the future? Still wishing you had your own talking home companion? Want to feel like you’re living in The Jetsons? Then meet the Amazon Astro Home Robot, the adorable home companion that could soon be rolling into your house. Here’s everything you need to know, …
30 Best Feminist Movies to Watch for Women’s History Month
From action to comedy, these are the feminist movies you need to watch, featuring smart, resourceful women who live to subvert expectations. Equality now!
10 Dress Code Rules Every Disney Employee Must Follow
No matter what your role, when you work at Disney, you're always on stage. Seems like common sense that wearing a heavy Buzz Lightyear suit in the hot sun is not the time to skimp on deodorant or antiperspirant. But it’s not just character-based Disney employees that are mandated to …
What Does “Ms.” Stand For?
What does Ms. stand for? Despite the period, it's not an abbreviation! Here's the real answer, and why it's important in women's history. You’ve probably seen it on a form, or maybe even used it yourself, but you may still be wondering: What does Ms. stand for? Without context, grouping …
What Is Amazon’s Alexa and What Can It Do?
Alexa is a voice-controlled virtual assistant that “lives” inside Amazon’s smart speakers, Echo and Echo Dot, as well as its Echo Show smart display units and even Echo Frames, eyeglasses equipped with smart audio. Alexa also works with non-Amazon devices like smart speakers from Bose, Sonos, Harman Kardon, and others. …
The art of reading in bars - Reader's Digest
The pleasure of catching up with an old favourite in your local. The thrill of a new discovery leant against the sticky bar top. Or a quick flick with a G&T at the airport, waiting for your gate to be called. I miss reading books in bars.
Gun Violence Statistics in the United States: 12 Charts You Need to See
Defined most commonly as any shooting in which four or more people—not including the perpetrator—are injured or killed, mass shootings happen every day in America, and sometimes more often. In 2019, there were 417 such assaults. In 2020, there were 610—nearly two mass shootings per day—killing 513 people and injuring …
Eating Disorders during Ramadan - Reader's Digest
Editor’s note: This personal essay contains frank discussion of eating disorders, which may be triggering for some readers. Ramadan comes around every year and in my family home, it is met with excitement, anticipation and contentment. It is seen as a way to get close to Allah and also become …
This Rescue Dog Helps His Owner Nurse Baby Hummingbirds Back to Health
You don't have to be from the same species to be kindred spirits.
50 Best Tinder Pick Up Lines
You swiped right, they swiped right... now what?! It's time for a Tinder pick up line, and these are the openers to maximize your matches. Ah, Tinder pick-up lines. They say you only get one opportunity to make a first impression, and on a fast-paced dog-eat-dog app like Tinder, that’s …
Your Guide to a Million Dollar Highway Road Trip
Take in stunning views and a trip through mining history on one of Colorado's most thrilling and dangerous roads. A 25-mile stretch of paved highway nestled high in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains is considered one of the most dangerous roads in America—and one of the most eye-poppingly scenic. Known as …
Your Guide to a Million Dollar Highway Road Trip
Take in stunning views and a trip through mining history on one of Colorado's most thrilling and dangerous roads.
This Redness-Reducing Concealer Has Over 12,000 Five-Star Reviews
Do you deal with acne, scars, rosacea, or red patches? This well-reviewed green concealer will take you from flushed to fabulous. It’s the depths of winter, and that means many of us are suffering from winter skin: we’re dry, we’re chapped, and we may be prone to redness. Of course, …
The Only Keyboard Shortcut List You’ll Ever Need
With a few button presses, you can accomplish hundreds of computer tasks, from the simple to the sophisticated without ever lifting your hands off the keyboard.
I Tried a Korean Face Mask with Over 20,000 Near-Perfect Reviews—Here’s Why I’ll Buy it Again
Thousands of near-perfect reviews and over 200 million sold? My stressed-out skin and I had to try this mask! Two confessions: I live in the Southern Californian desert, and I like really hot showers. Both of these things mean that my skin spends most of its time begging me for …
47 Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts to Start Using Today
Spend less time on email—and save your wrists, too—with these helpful Gmail shortcuts you’ll wish you knew sooner.
66 of the Most Useful Outlook Keyboard Shortcuts
You'll zip around your email inbox and outbox like a pro once you know these Microsoft Outlook hotkeys for Windows.
Why National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s Books Are Already Selling Out
Three books by the "The Hill We Climb" poet are climbing to the top of the bestseller list—and two of them aren't even out yet! It’s rare that a poet makes national news headlines, but a poet as remarkable as Amanda Gorman is even rarer.
iPhone Security: Does an iPhone Need Antivirus Software?
Apps promise to protect your phone from viruses and malware, but with built-in iPhone security measures, you may not need them.
8 Hypoallergenic Cats for People with Allergies
If you love cats but can’t stop sneezing when you’re around them, don’t despair! These breeds may be the answer to your problems.
How has the pandemic affected people with disabilities?
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many issues that disabled people face in everyday society such as access to food, sufficient healthcare and loneliness. The little to no support or acknowledgement from the government on these issues has meant that the mental health of many disabled people has deteriorated drastically since …
What Is a Digital Wallet and How Does It Work?
Contactless payments are here to stay, but here’s what you need to know before signing up for a digital wallet.