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Disturbing video sheds light on the horrors of child marriage

Samia's* story is far too common in my country, Niger.<p>When Samia was in second grade, her chance at a fair and healthy childhood was shattered.<p>Her …

13 Children's Book Authors Who Would Have Written Beautiful Fiction For Adults Too

Beloved children's book author Judy Blume released a new book this month. All hail Judy! Except, unlike her 1970 masterpiece <i>Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret</i>, her recent work, <i>In The Unlikely Event</i>, is being marketed toward adults.<p>Blume's decision -- or, perhaps, her publisher's decision -- to …

Books

Meet Rebecca Dinerstein: the latest US literary sensation

At 21, native New Yorker Rebecca Dinerstein took off for the Arctic to seek inspiration. Now 27, her debut novel sparked a bidding war - and praise from Jonathan Safran Foer<p>"Some people are interested in riding motorcycles in South America and some people are interested in sheep and fog – I’m one …

The 100 Happiest Dog Pictures Of All Time

Soooo many smiles.

The Best Nude Beaches In The World Require Lots Of Extra Sunscreen

Nude beaches are like a box of chocolates: You never know WHAT you're gonna get. Long, sandy swaths of land draw huge crowds, but nude beaches can also take the form of small, secluded parks where nudity isn't technically legal, but it's still embraced.<p>Disclaimer: Not <i>everyone</i> at a nude beach is</i> …

Beaches

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

<b>50 Alternatives To Lecturing</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><i>Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’S online masters in education programs. SEU simply asked us to</i> …

Pedagogy

Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

May 23, 2015<p>The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world.<p>According to a new survey …

Education

Can you spell rivalry? Family dynasties fuel competition, intrigue at spelling bee

BERRYVILLE, Va. — The Estep kids all remember the words they spelled correctly to land a coveted spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.<p>Marissa, 22, who went to the national bee twice, made it in 2004 with <i>manicotti.</i> Sam, 17, a three-time contestant, advanced in 2010 with <i>dromomania</i> (an …

Virginia Beach

Sex, sea air and stupidity: 5 things we learned about Jane Austen

Here are the key things we learned about the novelist from Professor John Mullan's insightful talk at the Hay Festival<p>It's 200 years since Jane Austen's Emma was first published. As he marked the bicentennial in a talk at the <b>Hay Festival</b>, John Mullan - professor at University College London and …

A Teacher of Reading: Today’s “Reforms” Conflict with How Children Learn

Anna Jacopetti recently retired after a career in education of 50 years. She taught every grade from 1-14, she was an administrator, and she taught …

Teaching

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