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“I am half agony, half hope”: Jane Austen’s most romantic love scene

When it comes to Jane Austen’s love scenes, there is the letter scene in <i>Persuasion</i>, and then there is everything else.<p><i>Persuasion</i> may not have the sparkling charm of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>or the satirical bite of <i>Emma</i>, but it is Austen’s most deeply felt, melancholy, and beautiful novel. It is the last …

Literature

New Study Calculates How Long Humanity Could Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Rick doesn't stand a chance.<p>Physics students have calculated how long it would take for humans to be wiped out by an infectious zombie apocalypse, …

The best part of Fantastic Beasts is that it’s about science

The new Harry Potter film is part of a trend toward science-oriented fantasy stories.<p>The animals in <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> are so …

A dad's true confession (hint it's about moms)

I am not a lazy person, but I definitely overrate how much I contribute at home.<p>I’ve been learning this the hard way over the last week.<p>My wife has been laid up with a severe ear infection; it’s taken three different doctors, the last of which was at Mass General’s Eye and Ear Institute emergency …

Iowa mom's book may be the next 'Hunger Games'

CLOSE<p>Johnston author Jenny Moyer has written a dystopian future young adult novel called "Flashfall." This trailer for the book was filmed by her …

These 3 apps can help you monitor your teens' activities online

Typical teens live on their phones nowadays — and often their parents don't have a clue what they're doing on them, who they're talking to, or what they're typing.<p>But three apps that you can download onto your kids' phones right now can change that, by enabling you to monitor not just your child's …

Apps

How to write great books for children and young adults

Almost 20 years ago, a novel about a boy wizard began to fly out of bookstores, first in the United Kingdom, then around the world. By 2007, with publication of the final volume, the seven-book “Harry Potter” series was a global juggernaut. Along with attendant movies, merchandise and theme-park …

A Guide to Parental Controls By Device

Smartphones. Tablets. Gaming systems. With so many options, it seems almost impossible to limit what (and how much) your child views. Don’t worry: We’ve got a plan to regain control.<p>Despite the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation to select and view online content together with your …

Kids

Drink This Before You Sleep At Night To Have Less Weight In The Morning! Recipe Included !

Weight loss is often a sore subject for many. We usually start some strict exercise and diet regime that guarantees weight loss but often end up …

After-School Snack Attack: 7 Healthy Recipes That Won't Ruin Dinner

Be ready when the kids drop their backpacks and make a beeline to the kitchen. Before they devour the cookies and chips, let them go to town on one of these healthy after-school snacks. From Crispy Roasted Chickpeas to Homemade Granola Bars, these snacks will satisfy their hunger without ruining …

How to Stop Hair Fall Instantly with this Herbal Hair Rinse: DIY

Hello guys,<p>Our beauty supplies store shelves are full of products that promise us to provide a solution for every hair care problem. They promise us …

'How to Raise an Adult' is the best parenting book you'll ever read

<b>Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims sets out a sensible guide for why and how American parenting needs to change, if we truly want our kids to</b> …

A Child of Books: An Illustrated Love Letter to the Wondrous World of Words and Stories

A jubilant paean to books as participatory engines of self-discovery, self-creation, and self-transformation.<p>Half a millennium before Carl Sagan pointed to books as “proof that humans are capable of working magic,” Galileo saw reading as a way of having superhuman powers. For Kafka, books were “the …

How to help keep teens off their smartphones

It’s summertime, the kids are out of school, and likely spending more time than ever on digital devices. In a recent poll of 1,240 teens and parents by Common Sense Media, a whopping 50 percent of kids admitted that they were addicted to their mobile devices, and 59 percent of parents said their …

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Booking a flight for a group of people can be stressful business. If you find a good deal but you need to wait to confirm your time off from work or make sure your family is free to join, then you may not be able to book right away. Additionally, flights can sell out quickly, and if you're buying …

Flying

Voice of the future: read 11-year-old Emily Weston’s gripping winning story –which will be published in Jacqueline Wilson’s new book Clover Moon in the autumn!<p>In March 2016 we launched the Jacqueline Wilson creative writing competition. Seven to 12-year-olds were asked to write a short story, and …

Books

This Genius Child Safety Hack Helps Keep Kids Safe In A Crowd

Police department shares genius safety hack for kids in crowds<p>Summer’s here and that usually means carnivals, festivals, theme parks, and other super …

Parenting

4 Things That Drive These Fathers to Succeed in Parenting and Business

More fulfilling work might be one startup away.<p>My dad made important health policy decisions for the federal government for 40 years. He rose to the role of a federal senior executive before he retired a couple of years ago. I always thought of him as an incredibly hard worker but not as a …

Entrepreneurship

A third of UK women still buy the wrong bra size. Here's how to find one that actually fits

Ladies, we need to talk about your bra. Or bras. Those lingering in the back of your drawer, that one which digs in awkwardly so that the first thing you do when you get home is wrench it off, the sports bra you’ve had since 2001 (and still wear to spin class). The one you’re currently wearing that …

Do It Yourself: An Easy, Affordable & Super Stylish Upgrade for the $40 IKEA Nolmyra Chair

The Ikea Nolmyra has so much potential. Great lines, perfect scale, cool bent plywood legs. But with that stock gray mesh cover, it's a like a sexy …

Did Ed Sheeran Steal 'Photograph' From These Songwriters? Listen for Yourself

Could Ed Sheehan be in for a spot of legal trouble? On Wednesday, it was reported that the crooner faced a $20 million lawsuit over his song …

Music

The Uninvited Guest of this Universe

Lobsang Phuntsok is a former Tibetan monk who trained with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and spent years teaching Buddhism and meditation in the West. …

Parenting

The New Stresses of Raising Teen Girls -- 5 Books To Help Parents Find Their Way

<i>This article was written by Laura Lambert for Brightly.</i><p>I'm currently the mother of a school-aged girl on the precipice of puberty -- and I really thought I was prepared. I can totally handle talking about periods and pubic hair, I thought. I <i>got</i> this, I thought.<p>Then I started reading.<p>A spate of …

These YA Authors Give The Best Goddamn Advice For Teens

"Remember: the best person to fall in love with is yourself."<p>Last week, BuzzFeed attended the Hay Festival and caught up with some of the UK's top Young Adult authors on the best advice they'd give to their teenage selves. Here's what they had to say:

How Muhammad Ali gave a doctor 'the gift of courage'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Muhammad Ali didn't like air conditioning.<p>So when he traveled in a car through the streets of Phoenix one March day in 2001, he asked the man driving to roll down the windows.<p>Then he asked him to get in the far left lane.<p>Parkinson's disease had taken its toll, and the heavyweight champion …

Boxing

Hollywood stylist Susan Moses reveals how best to dress your curves

Drop a dress size in an instant - with NO diet and NO gruelling exercise: Top Hollywood stylist reveals the clever tricks to dress your curves and …

20 powerful tips for parenting teenagers

<i>(Photo by Getty Images)</i><p>Do you want your teenager to become a mature, responsible adult? I’m sure you do, but there will definitely be roadblocks …