This public library is offering ‘Adulting 101’ classes for Millennials


When you’re a kid you think grownups have it all figured out. Then you become an adult and realize most people have no clue what they’re doing. 

The North Bend Public Library in Oregon is starting a new program called “Adulting 101,” which is essentially a bunch of classes geared towards helping people become functioning adults without having to call mom for help. 

Classes range from financial advice, such as setting a budget and filing taxes, to cooking, getting a job, talking to your landlord and basic handy work.

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‘Street Fighter’ champ Darryl ‘Snake Eyez’ Lewis: Have fun, then win


LOS ANGELES — Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis is considered one of the best Street Fighter players in America. 

He’s the world’s top-ranked Zangief and he participated in an esports documentary from Red Bull, the company that sponsored him last July. Most recently, he competed in the North American Capcom Pro Tour Finals on Saturday, the final step before the Capcom Cup — and it’s $300,000 prize pool — in December.

Mashable got a chance to talk to Lewis before his CPT finals matches about what it’s like being signed by Red Bull, why Asia is dominating Street Fighter V and how to be a better player. Read more…

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MashReads Podcast: ‘The Mothers’ is an intimate coming-of-age novel


Author Brit Bennett has a rule for writing:

“Whenever I am writing something that makes me uncomfortable, I want to go into the direction of that discomfort,’ she said. “The discomfort is not a reason not to write it. It’s a reason to write it.” 

It’s this rule that has allowed Bennett to write her book The Mothers, a moving and beautiful novel that tackles the complex and painful themes of suicide, abortion, religion, family and loss.

The novel begins with Nadia, a girl who, after the death of her mother when she is 17, has a fling with the son of a pastor, gets pregnant and decides to terminate the pregnancy. The story then follows Nadia throughout her life, exploring how the repercussions of that decision effect not only her but also her community and her future relationships. Read more…

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Dakota Access pipeline protests go global Tuesday


Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are taking to the streets in every U.S. state and in cities as far away as Tokyo and Auckland.

Around 35,000 people are expected to join in 300 actions on Tuesday to demand that the Obama administration reject the final leg of the 1,170-mile pipeline.

The controversial segment would run beneath Lake Oahe, a reservoir on the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Native American activists and their allies say the pipeline crossing would threaten the region’s water supplies and damage sacred sites. Read more…

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People are boycotting companies that endorse Donald Trump


Activists tried to block Donald Trump with their votes — and now they’re trying to do it with their dollars
In October, technology and media marketing specialist Shannon Coulter started the hashtag #GrabYourWallet, which encourages people to actively boycott businesses that carry Trump products. That hashtag underwent something of a revival this week, when users on Twitter began to circulate a continuously updating Google doc of businesses that do business with the Trump family, as well as their customer relations contacts.

“Our favorite stores, the stores that we are the loyal customers of, are profiting directly from a campaign that we consider to be hateful—that we consider to be on the backs of people of color, of women, and of LGBTQ people—and it’s not okay,” Coulter explained on MSNBC in OctoberRead more…

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