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The 100 best children's books of all time

<b>PICTURE BOOKS</b><p><b>Curious George</b> <br>H A Rey (1941)<br>The first book of seven about a mischievous monkey who is kidnapped by the man in the yellow hat.<p><b>Where the Wild Things Are</b> <br>Maurice Sendak (1963)<br>A childhood favourite for so many, this went on to inspire a generation of illustrators – and a very poor</b> …

The 20 Quirkiest Cities in America

They may not be perceived as showy—readers sized them up as being both hip and aloof—but Atlantans are increasingly coming out of their shells, at …

Travel

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Five Habits New Writers Should Develop – About Writing: Part 3

This is the third in my series About Writing. Check out Part 1 for a step-by-step guide to writing your first short story, or Part 2 to learn more …

Lemon-Raspberry Cupcakes

These gorgeous cupcakes have a sweet surprise inside: They're filled with a dollop of raspberry jam. Half of the cupcakes have a pale yellow lemon …

Cupcakes

Why You Should Be Microwaving Your Tea

Sipping the beverage regularly can fry stubborn belly chub and even fight off disease. There aren’t many other drinks that can work wonders like …

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro: The Kingdom of Memory

<i>Editor’s note: Hope Whitmore’s interview with novelist Kazuo Ishiguro — who was just announced as the 2017 Nobel Laureate in Literature — was</i> …

Literature

16 beautiful bookstores that will bind your love for reading

Sure, you can order anything you want from Amazon in two days (or less). You can start a new book with a simple click. But there are some things you …

Books

100 books everyone should read before they die (ranked!)

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Books

Empty Man Syndrome

The old hospital at UCLA is a sprawling brick complex built in the 1950s. Its rambling hallways stretch out longer than any non-military building in …

Google Launches 'YouTube Kids' for iPhone and iPad

Google announced on Monday that it has released YouTube Kids [Direct Link] on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. The new app provides children and families with a kid-friendly portal to discover and explore videos about anything they can possibly imagine. The family-focused content is appropriate …

Are you emotionally intelligent? Here’s how to know for sure

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 per cent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into the broadly held assumption that IQ was the sole source …

Healthy Breakfast Porridge Recipes To Start The Day Off Right

Porridge has a bad rap. Over the years it's become synonymous with gruel. Gruel -- which is basically just a watered down porridge -- always suggests something gray, bland and terrible. Porridge, however, is none of those things. When made with care, porridge makes a healthy, colorful breakfast …

Breakfast

The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years, According To The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Picking a good book can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are just SO many.<p>Luckily, the literary experts over at the Independent …

Books

How To: Make Incredible Chocolate Mousse in Five Minutes, with Only Two Ingredients

I'm not a huge dessert guy. I mean, I like sweets as much as anyone, but I don't crave them often, and would much rather waste the calories on salty, …

Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths

The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there<p>In 2012, readers around the world were intrigued to learn that a researcher in northern Bavaria had discovered hundreds of never-published fairy- and folktales collected by the 19th-century …

Literature

This Drink Will Make You Love Endless Winter

There is only so much snow that a person should have to face sober. Which is perhaps why National Margarita Day is February 22—and why you shouldn’t wait until it’s porch-sitting weather to throw a few ounces of tequila (and maybe a lime or two) in a glass.<p>The ultimate margarita has only a few …

Tequila

WHIPLASH - Oscar Movie Review Special

14 reasons why you shouldn't dream of being a full-time author

A YouGov poll has found that 'author' is Britain's most desired job. Full-time author Chas Newkey-Burden says it's not all it's cracked up to be<p>This week, <b>a YouGov poll</b> found that people in Britain would prefer to be an author than have any other job. Of 15,000 people surveyed, each of whom were …

A Guide Through The Labyrinth Of Literary Fiction

The latest by Pop Chart Labs allows you to see how books as different as David Copperfield and 50 Shades Of Grey connect.<p>Although Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Labs has been formative in turning trendy infographics into a serious business–and created some of our all-time favorite data …

Infographics

88 quotes to help you finish your novel

Writing a novel through the Now Novel system makes it easy to structure your work and keep track of where you are in telling your story, yet even …

Writing

Different Solutions

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8 Google Maps Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel

We knew Google Maps could show us the world. But we didn't know the app could pull quite so many game-changing travel tricks.<p>From booking a black car to planning a ski route, this little tool is primed to completely revamp the way we travel. Here are some of the smartest Google Maps hacks to enjoy …

Google Maps

How to Raise a Reader

An interview with best-selling children's author Jon Scieszka<p>Author Jon Scieszka, a former elementary school teacher, has introduced kids to <i>The Stinky Cheese Man</i>, the Trucktown picture books, the Time Warp Trio series of historical adventure books, and a dozen other of his creations, of which 11 …

Kids

Monsters Inc.

How to thwart the $17 billion marketing effort to steal your kids' dreams, infiltrate their friendships, plaster their PJs with logos, hijack their imaginations, fragment their attention spans, make them obese, and drive a wedge into their relationship with you.<p>I thought I could win the battle for …

Kids

15 Gmail Tips Every Teacher Should Know About

February 20, 2015<br>Over the past few months Gmail has witnessed the addition of a lot of interesting features and functionalities that enhanced its …