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How To Say "I Love You" In 22 Different Philippine Languages

In case “mahal kita” isn’t working anymore.

Pangasinense:

Pangasinense:

Regions primarily spoken: Pangasinan, Benguet, Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Vizcaya, and Aurora

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Ibanag:

Ibanag:

Regions primarily spoken: Isabela and Cagayan

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B’laan:

B'laan:

Regions primarily spoken: Koronadal, Sarangani, and Davao

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Ivatan:

Ivatan:

Region primarily spoken: Batanes

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Quidditch Beer Pong Is A Real Thing And It’s Magical

Bludgers, Quaffles, and beer.

Quidditch Pong is the somewhat perfect combination of beer pong and quidditch, guaranteed to add some ~magic~ to your drunken nights.

Quidditch Pong is the somewhat perfect combination of beer pong and quidditch, guaranteed to add some ~magic~ to your drunken nights.

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The game has the usual cups on either side, like beer pong, but mixes it up a little with the addition of three rings, bats, a Snitch, and a “Snitch cup”.

The game has the usual cups on either side, like beer pong, but mixes it up a little with the addition of three rings, bats, a Snitch, and a "Snitch cup".

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The full list of rules can be found here, but the most important thing is the fancy new addition of the ~snitch cup~.

The full list of rules can be found here, but the most important thing is the fancy new addition of the ~snitch cup~.

“During your turn, your team's Seeker may shoot for the Snitch Cup instead of the regular cups. If your Seeker shoots for the Snitch Cup, your team forfeits all three regular shots for one shot at the Snitch Cup. In all cases, if you make the Snitch Cup, you win the game. The Snitch Cup also trumps Resurrection Stone.”

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You also have to choose (or be chosen by the Sorting Hat 😉 ) for a house before you start – and they all have different abilities!

You also have to choose (or be chosen by the Sorting Hat ;) ) for a house before you start - and they all have different abilities!

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31 Independent Bookstores That Are Every Book Lover’s Dream

Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

Commonwealth Books in Boston, MA

“An amazing place to find signed copies and first editions from your favorite authors, or just to stumble across books you never realized you needed in your life.”

Suggested by Jean-Luc Bouchard

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Caliban Book Shop in Pittsburgh, PA

Suggested by Nina Mohan

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Birchbark Books in Minneapolis, MN

“It's Louise Erdrich's bookstore!”

Suggested by Molly Hensley-Clancy

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Crime Author Ruth Rendell Has Died

She was 85.

The bestselling British crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85, her publisher has confirmed.

The bestselling British crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85, her publisher has confirmed.

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She was best known for her character Chief Inspector Wexford, the star of a series of police stories, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, which was adapted for television.

She was best known for her character Chief Inspector Wexford, the star of a series of police stories, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, which was adapted for television.

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The series appeared on ITV and starred George Baker.

Her gripping psychological thrillers, including The Lake of Darkness and The Crocodile Bird made her one of Britain's most popular crime novelists. Her latest novel, Dark Corners, was published earlier this year.


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14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2015

(So far.)

Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of “Want to Read” lists.

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Yanagihara's novel follows a friendship over decades — four college classmates move from Massachusetts to New York, and their relationships change and grow as they live through heartbreak, ambition, addiction, and professional success. But it's one member of the group, the magnetic litigator Jude, whose troubled childhood keeps rearing its head.

Doubleday

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton

Christopher Scotton gives us the coming-of-age tale of 14-year-old Kevin, who spends a summer in Kentucky with his mother after witnessing the tragic death of his brother. He ends up befriending a local boy named Buzzy who teaches him how to survive in this rundown Appalachian town as it's threatened by a powerful company looking to plunder it.

Grand Central Publishing


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