Last modified on Mar 30, 2021 08:57 BST Leanne Bayley If you're bored in isolation at home, here are some fun suggestions of what you can do while at home during lockdown. From learning new skills to Marie-Kondo-ing your space, downloading Disney, getting outside, and even erotica books for women, we've got your COVID-19 free time covered Well, 2021 is a bit dismal amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and as we continue to navigate the country's final lockdown, it can feel a bit like Groundhog Day. But staying in can be just as fun and productive as going out, with HELLO! 's tips to keep boredom at bay. From learning new skills to embracing your inner DIY guru, we've got you covered… RELATED: Bored at home? 35 productive things you can do to keep yourself entertained 1. Clear out your wardrobe Dedicate your time and attention to sorting out your clothes, declutter your home , ditching items you haven't worn for six … [Read more...] about Self-isolating: 51 things to do if you’re bored at home during lockdown
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John Swartzwelder is the J. D. Salinger of comedy writing. The prolific Simpsons writer (he’s written 59 episodes of The Simpsons , far more than any other writer, even when the show is quickly approaching five hundred episodes) is as well known to his fans for his eccentricities as his writing. He was allowed to send his scripts in from home because the other writers couldn’t stand his chain-smoking. When he could no longer smoke in restaurants, he bought his favorite booth from his favorite diner and had it installed in his home. Swartzwelder’s final Simpsons was in 2003, and since then he has written a novel a year, all self-published , when realistically, he could barge into any publishing house and declare “I’ve written 20% of all Simpsons episodes” and be handed a contract. I read all eight of Swartzwelder’s novels in a row and have put my impressions together here, hopefully in a way that’s slightly less absurdist than Swartzwelder’s prose. The Time Machine … [Read more...] about The Novels of John Swartzwelder, the Most Prolific Simpsons Writer Ever
April 15, 2021 - 14:28 BST Lottie Gross As lockdown begins to ease, we look into how the UK travel traffic light system will work and what countries we will be able to travel to this year. With winter and lockdown almost out the way and a vaccine programme rolling out at break-neck speed, minds are turning to summer holidays. Can we have them? And where can we go? Before you start dreaming of Greek islands and endless feta salads or the French Riviera, you need to understand the rules and how international travel might open up in the coming months. Here’s our guide to planning and booking a break for summer 2021. Loading the player... WATCH: 5 ways to travel like a celebrity RELATED: Top UK summer holiday destinations that are booking up fast When can we go on holiday from the UK? Right now, there’s still a travel ban in the UK, meaning non-essential international travel is illegal. Booking your summer … [Read more...] about Where can we travel from UK: Green, amber & red countries revealed
Last modified on Apr 30, 2021 15:15 BST Karen Silas Best gift ideas for Mom 2021: Looking for gifts for your mother's birthday, Mother's Day or Thank You? Funny, sweet & personalized gifts or flowers for delivery for young, old or cool moms. Plus fashion & beauty buys at Macy's, Etsy, Amazon & more. The past year has been a complicated one for many, and that’s why this year we’re all wanting Mom, Grandma or our beloved mother figure to feel extra loved with a special gift whether its her her birthday , Mother's Day , as a Thank You or just because. RELATED: 20+ thoughtful Mother's Day gifts for Mom That’s why we’ve put together this edit of the best gifts for mom that you can find in 2021 at the likes of Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sephora as well as custom and personalized gifts from smaller retailers you might not have known about. MORE: 15+ best first Mother’s Day gifts for new moms that Princess Eugenie would … [Read more...] about 42 best gift ideas for Mom 2021: Gifts for your mother’s birthday, as a Thank You and more
Khaled isn’t the last guy carrying the torch for DJ-themed albums, but he is the most vocal and entertaining, the one angling for the biggest fish and, more often than not, hooking his catch. Photo: DJ Khaled/YouTube What makes a hit record soar? Is it vibrant melodies and impactful lyrics syncing up with driving, anthemic production? Is it the world-beating verve of a hungry new artist with a unique history and perspective? Is it the comforting voice of a household name or the familiarity of a beloved, time-tested melody reinterpreted for modern times? Is it all just chemistry, the careful mixing and matching of star power? These questions seem crucial to understanding the career path of DJ Khaled , the Palestinian American South Florida radio personality turned mogul, advertiser, and influencer who, 15 years ago this spring, dived into the business of star-studded rap compilations with 2006’s Listennn … The Album and never looked back. Khaled records carry on the same … [Read more...] about DJ Khaled Will Never Change. Why Should He?