Bethany Grady

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Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds

An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive fingerprints on a person's brain well into their late teens, a two-decade-long research study has shown.<p>Scientists found that the more mental stimulation a child gets around the age of four, the more developed the parts …

The World's Best Website About Pencils

Pencil Revolution is a lesson in the wonders of the small, simple objects around us, if you just look closely enough.<p>It started eight years ago without any fanfare, just a simple little blog post appropriately titled "First post."<p>And that seems appropriate for a blog that is singularly, obsessively …

Meet the Family That Shuns Technologies Introduced After 1986

The McMillans had a vague sense that gadgets were cheating their children of their childhoods. So they turned to a drastic solution.<p>Meet the McMillans. They're like a lot of families -- young, unmarried, with two kids, a boy and a girl -- with one notable exception: They live every day like it's …

What Is Reddit?

Save this for the next time you find yourself trying to explain the weird hubbub of one of the web's biggest and busiest sites.<p>How many times have I found myself at a family dinner or out with friends trying to explain Reddit? More than I care to count, and though I've over time honed my …

What Should a Digital Writing Tool Be?

An interview with the creators of an audacious, collaborative new tool.<p>The computer is a writing tool. Tweets, papers, email: They’re all composed in what is, at least in part, writing software. Even GChat is a writing tool. Writing tools are everywhere.<p>At the same time, many writing tools which …

Students Are 'Hacking' Their School-Issued iPads: Good for Them

The limitations imposed on these devices inhibit students' natural curiosity.<p>Almost immediately after receiving their new school-issued iPads this fall, students in Indiana and in California (and probably elsewhere) managed to bypass the security on the devices, “hacking” them for “non-schoolwork” …

Digital 'Library For All' Brings Books to Developing World

Certain books serve as bookmarks to important life milestones: the ones your parents read to you in the crib as you drifted off to sleep (<i>Goodnight,</i> …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Criminal Code not "holy book," suspect in alleged train terror plot says

Suspect makes second court appearance in Toronto<p>TORONTO – A man charged in an alleged al-Qaida-directed plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train …

GAME OF THRONES With A FRIENDS Style Opening

'Sensational' blue diamond ring fetches record price

A rare deep-blue diamond ring has set a new world record at auction.<p>The ring by Bulgari fetched $1.8m per carat (£1.18m) – beating the previous …

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