These Grey Cupcakes Could Take A Bite Out Of Depression

Baking may fight depression. So one pastry chef is raising awareness for mental health through a worldwide bake sale frosted in grey icing. Maybe it’s the sugar. Maybe it’s the chocolate. Maybe it’s the satisfaction that’s inherent to working with your hands. But baking seems to keep many of us sane (in fact, here are two recent books published on the topic). In response to this seemingly unstudied trend, cupcake baker Emma Thomas, of Miss Cakehead, is organizing a worldwide bake sale to raise awareness for baking therapy, along with a little bit of dough for regional mental health projects. From August 2-4, she’s encouraging volunteers worldwide to organize The Depressed Bake Shop, a series of popup bake sales with a dramatic overtone: All the sweets will be frosted in an unappetizing grey.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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W H Smith to raise cash as coronavirus bites

W H Smith has confirmed it plans to strengthen its balance sheet with new lending facilities of £120m accompanied by an equity issue of up to 13.7% of its issued share capital.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon signs memoir on surviving depression by Amanda Prowse and her son

Amazon Publishing imprint Little A has signed a memoir from author Amanda Prowse and her son, Josiah Hartley, about coping with depression within a family. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Bite of the Apple by Lennie Goodings – essential literary memoir

The Virago publisher is eloquent and inspiring on writing – but her memoir lacks grit and gossipLennie Goodings has had a long and highly respected career in publishing. She is chair of Virago Press, the pioneering publishing house that champions women’s writing. She’s been with Virago since the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Biting Into the Post-Cookie Era

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Review: 'Uncanny Valley' serves up a biting slice of start-up life

'Uncanny Valley' by Anna Wiener is a biting, funny memoir from inside San Francisco's start-up culture. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Let’s talk about how science fiction has dealt with environmental change. It’s not all depressing.

Yes, much of it looks at how we will survive the apocalypse. But we also have the more hopeful genre of solarpunk Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Grey expectations

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BookScan Reports 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is Bestselling Book of the Decade

E.L. James’s irresistibly salacious novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' is the bestselling book in the U.S. book market over the past decade according to NPD BookScan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Mini Grey and Jessica Love to judge 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize

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‘Come on, guys, it’s just a novel.’ Lucy Ellmann bites back at critics of her book’s length

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'Biting' Ian McEwan satire on Brexit to be released this month

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Facebook cautions magazine execs, SunnyD gets depressed and Snapchat lures advertisers: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

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Discord’s game store is here to take a bite out of Steam

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Adaptive Books Acquires New Titles Plus the Zane Grey Estate

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Times columnist's investigation into depression to W&N

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‘Nobody was going to bite’: Publishers score rare victory over Google in GDPR spat

Several major publishers have shrugged at the news that the restriction had been lifted, suggesting that the change has done little to alleviate the tension and distrust that's developed in the ongoing tug of war between Google and publishers caused by GDPR. The post ‘Nobody was going to bite’:... Continue reading at Digiday

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