Ama Derban

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Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He'll Take A Little Money Off The Top

Jozef Jason came to the Fuller Cut barbershop for one reason: the kid's mohawk. It's almost second-grade picture day, and he wants to look good. He hops up onto an antique swivel chair and asks his barber for the new 'do.<p>"It's high on the top and short on the bottom, and lines that go in a diagonal …

Ann Arbor

Your guide to reading the world

<i>Author Ann Morgan invites book lovers to follow her on a literary journey through 196 countries.</i><p>“I’d always thought that I was well-traveled,” says …

Books

Sophie Heawood: It’s not easy being cool. Luckily, I’ve been taking notes

I used to go to a nightclub where a girl turned up most weeks with a glitterball on her head, worn like an enormous hat. Everybody would stare at her, but she never stared back. Once I found her in the toilets having a bit of a breather, with the disco ball in her hands and sweat running through …

Helmets

David Nicholls: Browsing bookshops then buying online is a 'genteel form of shoplifting'

As independent booksellers continue to dwindle, the One Day author dedicates London Book Fair speech to his love of ‘the book as object’ and his sadness and guilt at seeing bookshops close<p>One Day author David Nicholls has spoken of how “a town without a bookshop is missing something”, as figures …

Parenting Articles, Worksheets, & Handy Resources

The myth of the Ivy League<p>By buying into the idea that getting into an elite school equals success, we may overlook another essential component of a …

Parenting

Why boys don't read

As a young boy, Sanjay Mahboobani was a passionate reader. He travelled through time with Jack and Annie in the <i>Magic Tree House</i> series, and devoured …

Polish Your Prose: An Editorial Cheat Sheet

No matter your resolutions for the year, regardless where you stand with your current writing project, the time will come when you need to edit. I …

Back to the Story Spine

<i>A guest post by Kenn Adams. Kenn is a teacher, author and the Artistic Director of Synergy Theater.</i><p>I created the Story Spine in 1991 and, over the …

Parenting Articles, Worksheets, & Handy Resources

It's tempting to lend a hand — or two — when your child has a school project due. After all, you know other parents will help <i>their</i> kids. And you'd do …

The Weight of Perfection in Marriage

My husband and I celebrated our sixteenth anniversary a few weeks ago. I couldn't sleep that night, so I thought I'd take advantage of a chance to …

My Love List

I've always struggled to believe that God loves me—loves me with the fullness and depth and beauty that He says He does.<p>Mysteriously enough, it was …

Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children, new study says

Parents who have patiently sat through countless music recitals and questioned their sanity at encouraging all those trumpet or violin lessons need do so no longer. Even ear-splitting dissonance has an upside.<p>Music training not only helps children develop fine motor skills, but aids emotional and …

National Commission On Culture

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Beads - The Enduring African Heritage

Ho, Sept. 13, GNA - Beads are important icons of the African. In many communities in Ghana for instance, this ornament is the first thing a new born …

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

It's no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that …

The Brain

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

The benefits of writing go far beyond building up your vocabulary.<p>No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong …

Mental Health

The TIA 100 - Best Books, 2010-2014

At the prompting of Lydia Namubiru, a TIA reader, our team of four contributors went to work, jointly suggesting the top 100 titles for the 2010-2014 …

Books

Embracing Sexual Desire

This slideshow is only available for subscribers. Please log in or subscribe to view the slideshow.<p>I have so much to tell you!” Kate exclaimed as she …

Books in 2015: the essential literary calendar

January<p>5 <b>Costa prize category winners announced</b> – best novel, first novel, biography, poetry collection and children’s book. The writer who will follow <i>The Shock of the Fall</i> author Nathan Filer as overall winner will be revealed on 27 January.<p>12 <b>Winner of TS Eliot poetry prize (with value increased to</b> …

The Meaning of the Advent Wreath

Advent, from the Latin word <i>adventus</i> meaning arrival, is the 4-week period prior to Christmas. It is a time to ponder the great sacrifice that our …

How to make and use an Advent wreath

The idea is to use the wreath in conjunction with worship services or personal or family devotions on the four Sundays in Advent. You light candles …

The History of the Advent Wreath

The Advent wreath is part of our long-standing Catholic tradition. However, the actual origins are uncertain. There is evidence of pre-Christian …

Three Vital Words For Successful Teens

<i>December 1, 2014 David Murray</i> <i>1 comment</i><p>Based on my experience of parenting teens, pastoring teens, and being a teen, I’d like to burn three words into …

20 Reading Tips

<i>December 4, 2014 David Murray</i> <i>1 comment</i><p>It’s been a while since I added to my “Tips For New Students” series, so here’s one on the vital topic of …