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Adventures in E-Publishing

Whenever I see someone coding on a computer, I get a sense of excitement as I wonder what they’re creating and how they’re creating it. I first tried coding ebooks during my freshman year of college. I participated in an intro workshop run by a club at my school and was intimidated at first. The characters on the screen hurt my eyes and [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-12-13T09:55:01+00:00December 13th, 2018|

PSG Favorites: Candy

Here at PSG, we have a bit of a collective sweet tooth. Personally, I like chocolate—the darker the better—especially with add-ins like candied ginger or salted almonds. Here are some other favorite candies around the office: Angie loves Kit Kats, but Twix are a close second. Annette likes Cadbury Creme Eggs so much that for her ninth wedding anniversary her husband got her [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-12-11T11:35:27+00:00December 11th, 2018|

Winter Activities for All Climates

Winter is coming. Whether you’ll be spending the season in the sun or piled under blankets, winter is still a great time to enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities—don’t let the season hold you back! Ice-skating is the perfect activity for the winter, whether its inside or outside! If ice-skating isn’t your strong suit, then head to a local rink for a hockey [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-12-06T09:39:24+00:00December 6th, 2018|

Destination Literature: Takamatsu, Japan

Haruki Murakami’s 2002 novel Kafka on the Shore begins in bustling Tokyo, Japan, but takes us on a literary road trip that follows the protagonist, Kafka Tamura, as he runs away from home. He ends up on Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands. He finds refuge in the Komura Memorial Library and explores the mysteries of the library and the people [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-12-04T10:39:44+00:00December 4th, 2018|

Sweeten the Season with These December Delicacies

December can be filled with stress—the holiday season is approaching, the weather is getting colder and work is piling up. Baking is the perfect way to combat this overwhelming season, because it helps you focus on something sweet. If you’re feeling stressed this winter, you could try these yummy dessert recipes: Classic Favorites Apple pie: Save some time by buying a pre-made pie [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-11-29T08:38:04+00:00November 29th, 2018|

A Rainy Afternoon in London

It’s often rainy in London, so when traveling to the iconic city it’s a good idea to have an indoor backup plan just in case the weather suddenly gets testy. When I was in London in 2015, I managed to have an afternoon that was pretty much perfect, despite all-day rain. Take a peek at these suggestions for wet weather adventures in jolly [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-11-26T16:41:33+00:00November 27th, 2018|

The One with All the “Friends” Thanksgiving Episodes

After the parade, the turkey dinner and the time with family, what would Thanksgiving be without a marathon of every Friends Thanksgiving-themed episode? Here is a list of each episode for your turkey-day marathon! “The One Where Underdog Gets Away” (Season 1, Episode 9) The Underdog balloon in the Thanksgiving parade gets loose in Manhattan, causing the Thanksgiving dinner to be ruined. “The [...]

By Nora Chan|2018-11-20T11:48:24+00:00November 20th, 2018|

Young Adult Reads: Fantasy Edition

Young adult novels are popular among readers of all ages. I typically gravitate toward YA fantasy—I love the idea that I can travel to a different world just by picking up a book. If you’re looking to escape reality through a YA fantasy novel, I recommend the following: Heartless by Marissa Meyer In this origin story, Catherine (soon to be the Queen of [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-11-15T08:42:50+00:00November 15th, 2018|

Reading USA: Book Festivals Across the Country

Here at PSG, it’s pretty obvious that we love everything book-related. We’ve previously written about the Boston Book Festival since it is one of the biggest book events in this area, but there are other popular book festivals all around the country. The Brooklyn Book Festival is the “largest free literary event in New York City.” It’s a whole week long, and it [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-19T08:43:25+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Managing Stress Through Exercise

In a fast-paced society, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Whenever I’m stressed out I like to go for a run (or a walk) in order to clear my head. While it’s well known that working out is beneficial for your physical health, its benefits on mental health aren’t discussed as much. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, by increasing your [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-10-18T10:30:54+00:00November 8th, 2018|
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