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Finished binging Netflix's Stranger Things? Pick up these 12 books next

Netflix’s <i>Stranger Things</i> has captivated audiences with its sense of nostalgia, drawing from the works of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King. With the first season out and finished, we’ve been itching for our next hit of horror fiction that we can obsess over.<p>Books were a major …

10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books That Should Be Graphic Novels

Some science fiction and fantasy books vividly paint images of alternate worlds so vivid, we lament their status as imaginary—existing only in our …

10 Over-the-Top Airbnb Rentals to Stay at on Your Next Vacation

You won't ever want to book a hotel after you see these listings.<p>From private islands to haunted mansions, these Airbnb picks are anything but boring.

6 Story Arcs Define Western Literature, Data-Mining Study Reveals

Almost the entirety of Western literature can be fit neatly into just six story arcs, according to a new data-mining study. From the panoply of …

Books

The Big News on July 4 Could Be all About Jupiter

Odds are, you never take a moment to say thank you to Jupiter—but it’s not too late to start. The fact is, if the fifth planet from the sun weren’t …

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Two years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

A Classroom Strategy: Three-Phase Lesson Structure

3rd grade teacher Maria Franco from Orange Grove Elementary School in Somerton, Ariz., teaches students about fractions by presenting them with a …

Magical 'Harry Potter' news abounds with Ilvermorny

<b>(CNN) —</b> Think of it as Hogwarts, American style. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has written a piece which reveals more about the U.S. based magical community in a new entry on her Pottermore site.<p>In the second installment of the "Magic in North America" series, Rowlings takes readers inside of …

Film Industry

This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Question Is The One Thing Siri Won’t Answer

With technology moving as fast as it does, progressing further and further into a bleeding-edge future every day, there’s not much everyone’s favorite pocket AI doesn’t know. Heck, at this point, you could probably ask Siri pretty much any question about anything, even a minute detail about a work …

Savannah Schools: You Shouldn't Have to Major in Education to Be a Teacher

School districts nationwide are facing a problem: While student enrollment is increasing, fewer teachers are available to address the need. As a …

The World’s Most Efficient Languages

How much do you really need to say to put a sentence together?<p>Just as fish presumably don’t know they’re wet, many English speakers don’t know that the way their language works is just one of endless ways it could have come out. It’s easy to think that what one’s native language puts words to, and …

Linguistics

Dozens of Broadway Stars Recorded A Powerful Song For Orlando

Broadway's best delivered a powerhouse tribute of "What The World Needs Now Is Love" to benefit the LGBTQ community in Orlando.

This teacher used apples to make a devastating point about bullying

LONDON — A teacher in Birmingham, UK, has used a simple, powerful trick to teach children about the grim effects of bullying.<p>Rosie Dutton tours …

18 new books to read this summer, from thrillers to family sagas to alternate universes - Vox

It’s officially summer. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the mercury’s climbing. A whole season of lazy afternoons reading in the park beckons.<p>And to help you decide what to read, we’ve rounded up 18 of the summer’s best new releases. From the hottest new literary debut to the …

5 Easy Online Tools to Create Awesome Infographics

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create compelling and unique infographics.<p>Creating an infographic that tells a story in a simple and …

11 Excellent Summer Reads for Your Book Club

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Amazon’s redesigned Kindle is thinner, lighter, and comes in white

And so does the Kindle Paperwhite<p>Amazon has a new and upgraded Kindle, and it comes in white. This new base model is the first update to the company's most affordable e-reader in two years, and it joins the pricey Kindle Oasis in Amazon's 8th generation of the e-reader line. It's also the first …

More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners

This summer, millions of excited 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds will be getting ready for their first real year of school. But some of them may be in for a wake-up call when that first bell rings.<p>If you have young kids in school, or talk with teachers of young children, you've likely heard the refrain — …

Education

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2016 – So Far

I use short, funny video clips a lot when I’m teaching ELLs, and you can read in detail about how I use them in The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For …

Language Learning

Tom Holland May Be a Secret Genetic Experiment Funded by Marvel to Create the Perfect Movie Spider-Man

Or so wonders Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, who says the actor’s performance as Peter Parker has blown him away in a manner that neither Tobey …

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Art

Remember how J.J. Abrams said the lawsuit against the 'Star Trek: Axanar' fan film had been dropped? Not quite.

If anyone in Hollywood would have the power to beam away a lawsuit involving sci-fi fans,<p>J.J. Abrams, as a key custodian of both the “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” franchises, would be that guy.<p>At least that's what you might think.<p>Late last year, Paramount Pictures and CBS filed a copyright …

Science Fiction

‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ Is This Weekend’s Must-See Film

And you don’t even have to leave your couch<p><i>The Fundamentals of Caring</i> was one of the most poignant films to make its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival. But before it was shown to the festival's attendees, Netflix scooped it up and bought the rights. Now, the streaming giant is preparing …

On The Internet, The World’s Diversity Of Languages Is Completely Absent

The world’s languages aren’t dying online. They never even existed.<p>There are two ways of looking at the fact that just 2% of the world’s 6,000-odd languages are thriving online.<p>One is that 98% of our human communication heritage is doomed, as more people switch to more global languages to …

Language

My Father's Journey Around the World with Stolen Plane Tickets

After a chance encounter with a Black Panther, my father embarked on the adventure of his life—an adventure that led him as if by fate to my mother.<p>Dad created myths and lived them. He'd take me on 3 AM walks in strange cities and tell me wild stories about how he helped overthrow the Suharto …

This Google Maps Game Tests Your Travel Knowledge

How well do you know the sights?<p>It's easy to get caught up in popular tourist sights when traveling around the world, but how well do you well do you actually know all those bridges, palaces and monuments?<p>Travel provider and short break specialist SuperBreak has launched an interactive Google …

The Best Videos For Educators In 2016 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year annual “Best” list (you can find all 1,600 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in: <br>The Best Videos For …

The 49 best educational websites and apps to learn new stuff for free

<i>This article was originally published in</i> <i>my private newsletter</i><i>.</i><p>Once upon a time, if you wanted to learn something, you had to a) pay a bunch of money, …

A mysterious object just made a dent in one of Saturn's rings

Recently, scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft noticed a strange ding in one of Saturn's rings.<p>Saturn is sometimes called the "Jewel of the Solar System." With shimmering pinks, hues of gray, and a hint of brown, its rings resemble a fresco where nature is the painter, NASA writes.<p>The rings …

Amazon debuts two new TV pilots based on best-selling novels

The internet giant asks fans to vote on which shows go on to become fully-funded series. This time, two are based on bestsellers, the latest example of Amazon using data to predict winners.<p>Amazon's latest TV shows promise to be a little...interesting.<p>The internet retail giant debuted two of its …