What We Learned about Sam Heughan’s New Book with ‘Outlander’ Co-Star at Comic Con

Sam Heughan and his former Outlander co-star Graham McTavish faced off at New York Comic Con’s virtual trivia deathmatch, with host Josh Horowitz. Turns out one of them was really bad at trivia. But before the game got started, Heughan and McTavish talked all about their new book Clanlands, which comes out in early November. They dropped behind-the-scenes details about co-stars Caitríona Balfe and Duncan LaCroix, both of whom are in the book it seems. In fact, they reveal a particularly “memorable” night the cast shared when most had to work early the next day. Let’s just say, saki and whisky were involved.

Clanlands is based on the road trip they took around Scotland together, as they were filming their upcoming Starz show, Men in Kilts, which is expected to be released in early 2021. Heughan reveals not only do they talk Outlander and Scottish history, but they also

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Early Prime Day laptop 2020 deals: Samsung Galaxy Book Flex for $1,200, Asus ZenBook 14 for $830, Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 for $900 and more

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

If you are looking for a deal on a new laptop and don’t want to wait until November for Black Friday, you’re in luck because Amazon Prime Day 2020 arrives this Tuesday. Even better news, you don’t need to wait until then to get a great deal! Amazon is running a laptop deal right now that is Prime Day-level good, and Newegg has a laptop discount of its own worthy of your attention. The best deal is at Best Buy, however, where you can save $400 on Dell’s flagship 2-in-1 laptop.

So if you don’t want to wait for the Amazon Prime Day sale and are looking for a great laptop deal now, or if don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, take

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Journey into ‘Afterlife’ in new book | Entertainment

Imagine that you die and arrive at a place that in some ways resembles earth — landscapes, cities, houses, people looking like people, but no God mounted on a throne surrounded by choirs of angels. “The Afterlife Therapist” tells the story of Aiden Lovejoy, a deceased family therapist who counsels the troubled dead in what we call the afterlife.

Following his death, Aiden finds himself in a vital, busy, challenging environment with great joy beckoning. There is much work to be done, and the progress that “the dead” are invited to make can stretch over eons. But alongside the beauty that surrounds him are twilight zones where disfigured characters choose to live, and their suffering calls out to him. His clients range from the corrupt to the saintly, from ordinary people to the greats of history, from atheists who dismissed the idea of an afterlife to children who never gave

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The Mallee: Book a tour guide set to inspire post-COVID visits | The Canberra Times

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The Mallee is a region of northwestern Victoria. It occupies about 41,000 square kilometres between the Wimmera and Murray rivers. Michael “Booza” Robertson believes there is a boom time coming for the Mallee, with greenshoots already sprouting. The Patchewollock long-timer said pubs were re-opening, tourists were returning and city slickers were looking for greener rural pastures. “I was talking to a real estate friend and house inquiries for little towns like Patchy, Hopetoun, Ouyen are booming,” he said. “All the people in Melbourne just want to get out of the rat-race. So every cloud has a silver lining. “I think it will have a big impact on rural Victoria – it will benefit it enormously.” In recent weeks grey nomads and tourists have hit the road again and are heading out bush. They go in search of silo trails and nature. Enter a new book

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Airlines slashing holiday schedules following mass furloughs, experts advise when to book

Experts say if you’re flying for the holidays booking sooner rather than later would be wise, especially with airlines offering more flexibility than ever.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Congress is facing off tonight over the fate of airlines. President Trump has urged legislators to pass 25 billion dollars for airline payroll support, but house speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing back. 

All of it could affect your travel plans and your wallet. 

With Congress unable to agree on a new relief bill, the deadline for a deal passed October 1, pushing more than 32,000 airline employees onto the unemployment line.

“These are people who have been on the front lines since the beginning of this virus-fighting, it’s cruel and it’s got to be reversed,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants.

Airlines have already started slashing flight schedules. American removed 86,000 flights, 46 percent from its November schedule alone.

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Emily Ratajkowski is working on book of essays, ‘My Body’

NEW YORK (AP) – Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022.

According to Metropolitan, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, Ratajkowski will explore “what it means to be a woman and a commodity,” how men treat women and why women permit it.

“Emily Ratajkowski reveals herself to be devastatingly honest, nuanced, and strong – I’m not surprised that she thinks of herself first as a writer,” Metropolitan editor Sara Bershtel said in a statement Friday. “I also admire how outspoken she is, how political, and how unafraid – what force she’ll be!”

Ratajkowski first rose to international attention through her starring role in the “Blurred Lines” music video, in which she appeared alongside singer Robin Thicke. She is an entrepreneur and activist

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Flights To Europe Now Start From $79 One Way, But Should You Book?

At the start of the pandemic, flight prices soared as people tried to return home from trips abroad before borders were closed. Now that travel restrictions have eased in many places, incredible bargains are appearing as airlines desperately scrabble to get their hands on cash funds.

Airlines are in a dire situation between border closures, travel requirements such as PCR COVID tests, and people’s fearfulness of traveling. Most are fighting a losing battle to stay solvent. German airline Lufthansa recently announced that it had processed requests for $3.6 billion (€3.2 billion) of refunds. Obviously, with that cash flow level out of the business and empty flights, companies are desperate to get cash back by stimulating bookings. If you lower the price enough, many people will book on speculation for next year.

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Experts weigh in on the best time to book flights for the holidays

In a year like no other, when indoor gatherings are suspect and family gatherings may be scrapped, who knows what the holidays will bring. Fortunately, people still pondering plans — and yet to buy airline tickets — may not be forced to pay for their delay.

The usual rise in holiday airfare prices may look more like a bunny hill than a black-diamond peak this year.

“Airlines are not being as punitive with fares for Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s. Fares are higher, depending on days you fly on, but not as egregious as it has been in years past,” said Kyle Potter, executive editor at Thrifty Traveler.

In addition to the generally lower fares for the upcoming holidays, airlines might not hike prices as high as is typical for those who make flight arrangements late.

Potter said that for years, airlines have penalized customers who book three to

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Comfort writes children’s book on transportation | News

QUEEN ANNE — Author Paul Comfort, self-described “transit evangelist” and long time Queen Anne’s County resident, has published a children’s book about the future of transportation.

The book, “Public Transportation: From Tom Thumb Railroad to Hyperloop and Beyond,” can be purchased on Amazon.

“My goal with the book was to capture the imagination of children to give them a positive viewpoint about public transportation and maybe even help them consider working in the public transit industry eventually,” Comfort said.

He said he was inspired by his children and grandchildren. Comfort and his wife have six children, plus five grandchildren.

“I wanted a picture book about public transportation to share with the grandkids about what ‘Giggy’ (the name my grandkids call me) did for a living, and I could find none,” he said. “There are lots of children’s books about big trucks and zoo animals but almost none for kids about

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Lonely Planet Announces 2nd Edition Of Bestselling Ultimate Travel List Book — And U.S. Destinations and Experiences Rank High

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty-nine of the world’s best travel experiences are in the United States, according to leading global travel authority Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List released today.  

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List is the 2nd edition of the travel powerhouse’s bestselling coffee table book. It’s the definitive wish-list of the 500 most thrilling, memorable and interesting travel experiences in the world – ranked in order of brilliance.

“We’ve all got a list of places that we want to see for ourselves: places friends have enthused about, places we’ve read about, dreamed about. This is our list,” says Lonely Planet.  

The second edition adds more than 200 new destinations. According to Lonely Planet, the experiences and destinations are “a mix of knock-out new openings, sights that have upped their game, or places more relevant to the way we travel now.”

“We

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