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Water Cooler: Quarantine-friendly holiday activities

If you’re one of those people who start celebrating Christmas the minute the Thanksgiving turkey dinner is packed up into Tupperware, you can never have too many ways to stuff festive activities into the next 28 days.

A&E >  Books

Water Cooler: Thanksgiving reads

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

With Thanksgiving to be more low-key than usual this year, it may just be the perfect holiday weekend to cozy up with a new read. With fewer people to share all the food-coma-inducing leftovers with, you might as well plan on staying put for awhile in your roomiest clothing, book in hand. Here are some reads fitting for the holiday.
A&E >  Cooking

Water Cooler: Impress with from-scratch eggs Benedict

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

Eggs Benedict is the quintessential Sunday brunch dish. It’s a diner staple, probably because it’s so labor-intensive and time-consuming to make. Only a foodie will spend that much of their day poaching eggs and preparing a fickle hollandaise sauce from scratch, but actually, that’s probably why it’s best made at home.
News >  Family

Water Cooler: A year for the coloring-book trend to come back

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 18, 2020

The adult coloring-book fad of 2015 came and went, which is really too bad since it makes a great quarantine activity. Coloring was heralded as a lighthearted way to combat stress, practice mindfulness and enjoy some simple fun, so it may be the perfect year for a coloring book resurgence. 
A&E >  Entertainment

Water Cooler: International Film Noir on Kanopy

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 17, 2020

There is still plenty of time to enjoy “Noirvember” with a seemingly endless cache of film noir to fill it, but don’t just stop at films made in the United States. Noir made a lasting impact on American filmmaking, but it soon spread to cinema around the world. This new cinematic style quickly became an international phenomenon.