Larry Verstraete

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10 best hiking trails in Canada

From coast-to-coast, easy to intense, we've rounded up the best spots to take a hike this season. Mike Young, hiking expert with Merrell footwear, …

The Typhon Project - Chapter One: Genetic Kool-Aid

YOU ARE READING<p>The Typhon Project<p>Radiation is decimating the human race. When the Earth's magnet field fails, only the best and brightest young …

10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians

<b>1)</b> <b>We hate quiet.</b><p>Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone …

We Found a Hat: Jon Klassen’s Minimalist, Maximally Wonderful Parable of Transforming Covetousness into Generosity and Justice

“We found a hat. We found it together. But there is only one hat. And there are two of us.”<p><i>“If you perceive the universe as being a universe of abundance, then it will be. If you think of the universe as one of scarcity, then it will be,”</i> legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser observed in his …

The Best Children’s Books of 2016

From love to mortality to the lives of Einstein and Louise Bourgeois, by way of silence and the color of the wind.<p>In his meditation on the three ways of writing for children and the key to authenticity in all writing, C.S. Lewis admonished against treating children, in literature or life, as “a …

Hiking the National Parks: Glacier, Yellowstone, and Teton

Hiking England Coast to Coast

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

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Our fate was sealed long before November 8 (and not because the election’s rigged)

In Alton, Illinois, a small town across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri, lies the grave of Elijah Parish Lovejoy. Lovejoy was a …

10 Great Family-Friendly Trails in Banff National Park

10 Great Family-Friendly Trails in Banff National Park<p>Updated on August 11, 2016<p>Visiting Banff National Park<p>It wasn't our first trip to Banff; we'd …

5 Terms We Need to Rethink in Education

I was inspired by this Medium post from Bryan Alexander , going through some terms on “Educational Technology”, that may be misconstrued or used …

Science and Storytelling: The use of stories in science education | Sci-Ed

Last year, I had a chance to speak at TEDxQueensu . My basic premise is this: Science is awesome, but science needs to do a better job of …

Library Journal

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Library Journal

Didn’t find what you were looking for? First, try this.<p>If you typed the URL directly, please make sure the spelling is correct.<p>If you clicked on a …

These Are The 25 Best Fall Hikes In The United States

When it comes to outdoor adventures, fall is about as good as it gets. The near-perfect temperatures are a welcome change after the stifling summer …

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Prize of a lifetime: London bookshop offers free books for the rest of your life

Library of a Lifetime award asks readers to nominate the title that means most to them, with a new book to be sent monthly to the winner until they die<p>Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet and Paul Beatty might be competing for the Man Booker prize and a £50,000 cheque if they win next month, but …

29 books to read your kids if you want them to be kind and brave

There is little in this universe I love more than the end of my kids’ days. No matter how frazzled I am, or what superhuman efforts they put up to resist bedtime, snuggling up with them tucked in and a pile of books beside us is the tonic we need to end our days.<p>Kids’ books are beautifully simple. …

25 Fall Books Goodreads Users Are Most Excited About

Time to put on your coziest sweater and settle in with one of these.<p>Below are the titles — already out and upcoming — that are getting a lot of buzz and love.

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These Startup Founders Swear By The ROI Of Reading

For the executives of growing companies, devoting the time to read for a few hours a week adds value in more ways than one.<p>Jessica Mah, the CEO of inDinero, a San Francisco-based accounting software startup, sees reading as so important to the growth of her company that she reads two books a week. …

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

As if being 12-years-old wasn’t hard enough, a new study confirms many schools make it even harder

The transition from elementary school at about age 11, to middle school, is notoriously hard, and researchers have documented that a lot of kids take a hit academically from which they don’t recover for years.<p>It’s difficult to pinpoint what drives the drop in performance. Adolescence is in full …

How Creativity Works

What differentiates humans from other species is their ability to think, imagine, create and shape the nature. It is the creative fire that every …