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|2018-11-20T11:48:24-05:00November 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|2018-11-15T08:42:50-05:00November 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|2018-10-19T08:43:25-04:00November 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|2018-10-18T10:30:54-04:00November 8th, 2018|

No Capes: Graphic Novels for People Who Don’t Like Superheroes

Picking courses for the summer semester had me thinking: it’s summer—I want to take something fun! As I scoured the course catalog with this in mind, the course Comic Books and Graphic Novels jumped out at me. I’d read a couple graphic novels before, but I embraced this course as an opportunity to expand my horizons while taking an enjoyable summer course in [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-18T10:08:19-04:00November 6th, 2018|

Beyond Plymouth Rock: Your Guide to America’s Hometown

I grew up right outside of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and know that the town is a haven for tourists, especially around Thanksgiving. If you plan to take a trip to “America’s Hometown” this holiday season, I recommend checking out Plimoth Plantation and Edaville Family Theme Park! With its historical sights and interactive exhibits, Plimoth Plantation is perfect for people of all ages. If the [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-11-01T10:29:34-04:00November 1st, 2018|

Brain Candy: Spooky Literary Treats for Halloween

It’s October, and that means Halloween is approaching! When I was a kid I focused my energy on trading candy with my friends, but more recently I’ve been reading spooky books in order to get into the Halloween spirit. Here are a few of my favorites: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This classic of horror literature invites its readers to explore the distinction between [...]

By Jamaica Stuart|2018-10-18T10:29:30-04:00October 30th, 2018|

Read On! Why Bookworm Habits Are Healthy

Want to start a new book but can’t find the inspiration to actually sit down and read it? Would it help if you knew there was scientific evidence that said reading is beneficial to your health and wellbeing? Reading is an excellent brain workout. It has been proven to not only increase intelligence, but can also prevent neurological disease and slow mental decline [...]

By Monica Petrucci|2018-10-18T10:23:42-04:00October 25th, 2018|

The Netherlands’ Most Prolific Art Forger

In 1945, Han van Meegeren was arrested for selling priceless artwork to a high-up Nazi official. His only defense was that he had actually sold a forgery painted so well that the police didn’t even believe him. Johannes Vermeer was one of the most celebrated painters of the seventeenth century, well known for his painting the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Unexplained gaps [...]

By Alison Bellarosa|2018-10-18T09:48:50-04:00October 23rd, 2018|

PSG’s Recent Favorites: Book Edition

Has the colder weather left you in a reading slump? I’ve found that the best way to get out of a literary drought is to pick up a well-written book. One of the best books I’ve read recently was Paper Towns by John Green; I loved Green’s characters! Here are some suggestions for your next read from the PSG staff: Annette: Scythe by [...]

By Angela Haas|2018-10-18T10:33:55-04:00October 18th, 2018|