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What sports fans are buying this holiday season

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Your go-to game-day jersey, your favorite MLB cap, those authentic NBA shorts you can’t live without — if you bought the item online, it probably came from Fanatics

The web’s largest online sports e-retailer doesn’t just sell items on its own site, it also runs the online shops of every major American sports league, as well as those of dozens of big-time college programs

To feel the pulse of what sports maniacs are buying for themselves and each another this holiday season, we got an…

Katniss Everdeen and Bilbo Baggins struggle in a life without their fandoms

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It’s tough being a wildly popular movie franchise.

AVByte’s latest musical pays tribute to popular characters from The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, Harry Potter and other famous franchises as they navigate their lives after their successful movie sagas have left the theaters.

Now Katniss Everdeen and Bilbo Baggins will have extra time to devote to their various Tumblr blogs.

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The best Chromebooks so far: Acer C720 and Chromebook 13

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Editor’s Note: The selection of Mashable Choice applies only to the Acer Chromebook C720.

Not all Chromebooks are created equally, but if you look at what’s actually in them… they actually are. They almost always have Intel Celeron processors, either 2GB or 4GB of RAM, a half-reasonable display, and everything else a laptop requires. The only real difference most of the time is the quality of the keyboard, trackpad and whichever name is on the machine.

Sports fans love Instagram almost as much as their favorite teams

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Instagram (the company) broke down the numbers from 2014 to analyze where in each state users of Instagram (the app) love to geotag their posts from most

Disneyland, the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful — the list is full of predictable winners in many states. But here’s something that might come as a minor surprise: In 17 states, the most popular location from which to ‘gram was a sports stadium or arena

Here below is a…

Mystery writer P.D. James dies aged 94

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Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.

Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

James’ books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around the world, and most were just as popular when adapted for television.

Very sad to hear of the passing of…

How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character

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In 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a Los Angeles schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz regarding the lack of integration in Peanuts

At that time, Peanuts was already one of the most popular comic strips in America — it was also predominantly white. While the country faced widespread social tensions over civil rights, Glickman believed that the popular comic strip could help influence American attitudes on race. She also believed that…

It’s hard enough to balance a cocktail, let alone on ice skates

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St. Moritz, Switzerland hosts a multitude of winter sports, including skiing, ice skating, tobogganing and more recently snowboarding. It was and is a favorite destination of the super-rich, allegedly ranking as one of the very most expensive skiing resorts on the planet.

The skating waiters of the Grand Hotel ice rink were a popular attraction, serving tea and cocktails to the patrons and providing entertainment that was especially popular with the press

In 1932, the photographer Alfred…

Real-life Mario Kart races down Tokyo streets

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Drivers in Tokyo had to watch out for Koopa Shells and banana peels this weekend

Mario Kart fans drove go-karts based on the Nintendo video game series through the streets of one of Tokyo’s busiest districts on SundayCosplayers decked out in full Mario costumes revved their engines to the delight of bystanders

5 tips for building a small business website on Squarespace

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Small businesses need big websites.

Squarespace can help. The website-builder has become a go-to for folks looking to create their own sites, an alternative to popular services like WordPress. The professional site has a three-tiered, monthly pricing system: $8, $16 (which is the most popular) and $24.

Creating a site for your business can be complicated. But there are plenty of little ways to make the most of the site’s clear-cut…

Chill out to a cover of ‘Shake It Off’ made with kazoos and ukeleles

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You can’t go anywhere without hearing Taylor Swift‘s “Shake It Off”, despite the fact it was pulled from Spotify along with the rest of her catalog

But it will be OK: Popular indie rock and YouTube cover band Walk off the Earth created a stripped-down version of Swift’s popular tune using ukuleles, shakers and kazoos. Yes, kazoos

If you didn’t have the song stuck in your head yet: Enjoy.