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“In the courtyard outside her building, we swapped ideas for alternate, healthier lives for Sheila. She might become a secretary in an office, we said, and learn to give delicate, professional handshakes. She might host Waffle Night at the rec center, and wear heels that allowed us to admire, at closer proximity, her supple calf muscles. We listed events we might invite her to—dog shows, fundraisers, parades—but could she put her past behind her?”

From “Neighbors” by Anthony Tognazzini, original fiction recommended by Electric Literature.

Read it for free tomorrow in Electric Literature’s weekly fiction magazine, Recommended Reading.

Benefits of Signing Up With Amazon/Student Prime

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As you already know, Amazon Prime day is on July 15th. On this day Amazon will have the biggest sale of the year. [For more information about Prime Day, click here.]

If you sign up in the next 2 days with a standard Prime membership account for 1 month FREE to revel in the biggest sale of the year. Prime members have access to countless sales throughout the year (countless savings only available to Prime users), including FREE 2-day shipping.

*Special Note*

If you are a student with a .edu address, you will be signing up for a FREE Student Prime membership for 6 months (180 days), which will last until January. You will also benefit from Prime on July 15th Prime Day, this Black Friday, Christmas and textbook shopping, electronics, and other stuff for the Fall and Spring Semester. It makes sense to sign up for Amazon now, because holidays are coming up soon. Also winter time equals more time indoors, meaning you’ll have more time to catch up on your favorite TV shows and favorite books.

The benefits include:

  • Prime Instant Video: Similar to Netflix, Prime gives you access to unlimited movies and TV shows. Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service offers over 30,000 free movies and TV shows. Mathematically speaking, it costs roughly the same as Netflix. Since Netflix chargers $7.99 a month, it equals to $95.88 yearly. While, Amazon Prime costs $99 per year, which means it charges around $8.25 a month. With Amazon Prime’s shipping benefits and other treats, Amazon Prime is worth it by a long shot. 
  • Prime Music: Lastly, Amazon gives you access to over a million songs for unlimited, free streaming.
  • Amazon offers the  Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for U.S. residents. You have access to a collection of over 500,000 free Ebooks. You may download a new book every month from the Kindle First picks. 
  • You don’t have to buy a kindle to actually read a Kindle book! Amazon has added a free Kindle reading app for your Windows, Mac, iPad, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry. Download the free app here and find free books here.
  • Amazon Pantry: This is perfect for those who live in a dorm or outside of home, when buying your toiletries, such as toothpaste, deodorant toilet paper, shampoo, etc., you will get a 5% discount and 2-day shipping is free!! Any grocery, household, and pet care items are offered for a flat delivery fee of $5.99. You will no longer have to make a run to the store anymore! 
  • You can get FREE same day shipping on any item you buy located near you!
  • You may share your Amazon membership account with up to four family members, who share the same household. 
  •  If an item drops in price within your seven days of purchase, a refund is available! We wished every retail store in the world provided this policy. 
  • Prime Photos: Amazon Prime allows you to use unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive. 
  • Amazon Elements: You will have access to Amazon Elements products, Amazon’s own line of everyday essentials.

Only students with a .edu email address sign up here!

Standard users sign up here!

GIF of the Day: Tormenting Graffiti Buffers

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GIF of the Day: Tormenting Graffiti Buffers

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In honor of Shepard Fairey’s arraignment in Detroit today over vandalism charges, we’re bringing you a street art-themed GIF of the Day. It’s been making the meme rounds since someone compiled a series of photos of a municipal graffiti-buffer’s paint battle/collaboration with a mischievous citizen into GIF form and posted it to digg. According to street artist/photographer Mobstr, who first…

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Listen to this beautiful tribute to Satoru Iwata from the composer of Dr. Mario.     

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This was never a place I was meant to be. This isn’t a place for me.

Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year (via wordsnquotes)

Follow these steps if you sign up for Prime but don’t want Auto Renewal

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follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to Amazon and hover over “Your Account.”

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Step 2: Go down and click on “Manage Prime Membership.”

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Step 3: On the left side of the page you’ll see this! Now, press “Do not Continue.”

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Step 4: You’ll be directed to this screen, which tries to convince you to stay a member. Ignore it and press “Do Not Continue.”

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And then you’re done! You’ll get this notification confirming the end date of your trial:

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All done – now you can enjoy Prime for a month and you won’t be charged at the end.

Good luck on Prime day – I hope you all get some good deals! I think this is worth signing up for Prime to check out the deals, even if you don’t buy anything. You can cancel Prime the moment you get it and still use its benefits.

Sign up here for a 30-day FREE trial!

Students with a .edu email address sign up here for a 6-month FREE trial!

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There are far too many silent sufferers. Not because they don’t yearn to reach out, but because they’ve tried and found no one who cares.

Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year  (via wordsnquotes)

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Goodnight and great love to you. We see the same stars.

MUM CHOOSES CAR 🚗 AND EGO OVER SON should be arrested

Mum REFUSES To Break Into Expensive BMW To Save Toddler Son From Heat

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A mum has sparked outrage after she refused to allow firefighters to break into her car to save her toddler son from the heat because the vehicle was too expensive to damage.

The unnamed mother was unable to open the door of her BMW when it accidentally locked itself.

Her three-year-old son was trapped inside and was suffering in the heat as no windows were open.

Firefighters who arrived at the scene in Yiwu city, China, were about to break the glass to rescue the boy – but his mum told them she wanted to wait for a locksmith instead so the car would not be damaged.

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Stunned onlookers looked on in horror as the toddler cried inside the vehicle as the oxygen levels rapidly went down.

Despite the mother’s desire to wait, firefighters eventually took matters into their own hands when the boy started to faint and they smashed the glass to rescue him.

One of the firefighters was quoted as saying: “It’s very dangerous to leave children inside cars, especially in such heat.

“It can threaten a child’s life in a very short time.”

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The mother was blasted on social media, with one person writing: “The mother shouldn’t have left her kid in the car in the first place. Even if the car did accidentally lock itself.

“What happens if someone breaks the window and abducts the kid?”

Another added: “It looks like the car is her real son.”

Pictures courtesy of CEN