Summer Recreation for Teens — Eugene

The City of Eugene Recreation Guide is out and has been mailed to Eugene residents. It’s not too early to browse through it and plan some activities so that your parents will not hear the dreaded, “I’m bored.” There [...]

Easiest Green Pea Soup Ever

Spring is a perfect time to try your hand at a light pea soup. The beauty of this soup is that you use frozen peas (we like the “petite” size), so you don’t have to soak dried peas or cook this recipe for a long time. It’s [...]

She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

She is Not Invisible, described as “A thriller that challenges readers’ understanding of the universe,” by Marcus Sedgwick is getting great reviews on both sides of the pond. The Synopsis: Laureth Peak’s father has taught [...]

Video Streaming of PBS’s “Snow Monkeys”

“Snow Monkeys” premiered last night, April 23, 2014, on PBS. If you missed this fascinating Nature documentary, don’t worry, you can stream it (if you live in the U.S. or U.S. Territories) right here at PBS. About “Snow [...]
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WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza – Eugene, Oregon

  Most folks in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon already know that our new covered skatepark is open to skaters, rollerbladers, and bicyclists of all ages. The Washington-Jefferson Skatepark (WJ Skatepark + Urban Plaza) is the U.S.’s [...]

Tips on Texting from Kids Health

Texting prevents you from paying close attention to what’s going on around you, something that’s especially important in situations where you need to have your guard up, like walking home after dark. Your reaction time is also likely [...]

Happy Birthday William Shakespeare

In honor of the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and National Poetry Month we rounded up some fun information about the Bard. bard noun 1.a poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition. First, [...]
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Darwin’s Darlings: Meat-Eating Plants

  SciShow describes the fascinating science of Darwin’s little darlings: meat-eating plants. Learn about their many different types, how they catch and eat their prey, and how scientists think they evolved. Hey, locals, click here to [...]

A Little About — The Moomins

The Moomins are the central characters in a series of books and a comic strip by Swedish-Finn illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. They are a family of white, roundish fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses. [...]

The San Diego Zoo YouTube Channel

If you love animals you (ages 13+) or your parents should subscribe to the San Diego Zoo YouTube channel which has the latest animal and conservation news from the San Diego Zoo. WARING: May cause a visit to the San Diego Zoo. Here are just [...]

The Mouse Guard Graphic Novels

Mouse Guard is an all ages, award winning comic book series written and illustrated by David Petersen. Digging into his love of animal stories and medieval roleplaying games, David created a fantasy adventure world of cloaked, sword wielding [...]

For the Love of All Things Peeps

For some time the Bubblegum Post staff were located in London, England, which we loved. But a couple of times a year we were aware that THERE ARE NO PEEPS FOR SALE IN ENGLAND. Can you imagine? Now that we’re back home in Peepsland, USA, [...]

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

  Author Soman Chainani is in our state today (at Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon) signing copies of his much anticipated new book, A World Without Princes. From the Harper Collins website: Magic and romance battle each other [...]

Giant Horses & Giant Jenga via Laughing Squid

We are excited to share two new videos we found on Laughing Squid that budding engineers and lovers of big construction equipment will appreciate. First is a video featuring time-lapsed photography by Walid Salhab showing the construction of [...]