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The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette De Bodard – review

A beautifully crafted novel full of complex characters, set in a post apocalyptic Paris – the image of which is truly haunting.<p>Devastated by the Great Houses War, the streets of Paris have been turned to ash with the remaining Houses lording over the rubble. Gangs fight for scraps while those with …

First chapter! The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom. The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara’s life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara’s family …

'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

Louis Sachar knows a few things about writing for kids. His first book, <i>Sideways Stories From Wayside School,</i> came out in 1978 — and the wacky collection is still in print.<p>His 1999 Newbery Medal winner, <i>Holes</i>, centers on a boy wrongly confined to a juvenile detention facility. It's mysterious and …

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella – review

Finding Audrey follows 14–year–old Audrey, a girl whose anxiety is now disrupting her daily life. Although she is now staying at home waiting for the new year of school to start, she refuses to remove her sunglasses, preferring to have them on than engage in eye contact. After being viciously …

Unique Paper Sculptures by Anastassia Elias

One may craft a sculpture using many different materials, but I find fantastic those that master the art of paper sculpting. Paper is such a fragile …

9 Gorgeously Illustrated Quotes From Great Thinkers

Lisa Congdon whimsically illustrates and hand-letters expressions from Marie Curie to Abraham Lincoln.<p>“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself,” Marlene Dietrich, a wise woman with much …

NASA Designs the "Z-2" Space Suit with Your Help

NASA engineers are redesigning the space suit to look and perform like it never has before. The new <i>Z-2</i> suit is anticipating the fact that astronauts will encounter some unprecedented environments in deep space. But they haven't designed it all behind closed doors. Three different versions of the …

Biomimicry

littleBits: Easy Electronics For Rocket Engineers To-Be

<i>Don't tell me how to live.</i><p>File Under: Real Reasons to Have Kids. If you're not already familiar, littleBits is a source for super simple …

Firefly Pose

2.4K<p>SHARES<p><b>Firefly Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions</b><p><b>Step 1</b><p>Squat with your feet a little less than shoulder distance apart. Tilt your pelvis forward and …