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14 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced First and Second Grade Readers

Finding books for young readers who are capable of reading beyond their grade level can often be a challenge — especially for first and second …

Books

Royal Wedding Bridal Bouquet: It’s Myrtle’s Moment

Meghan Markle’s bridal bouquet likely will include an unassuming white myrtle flower clipped from a shrub which has been a member of the royal family …

Royal Weddings

The Legacy of Our Bodies, Ourselves — and How One Book Can Change Your Entire Life

“Life-changing” is a word that’s tossed around so blithely these days. Avocado toast can be life-changing. High-waisted pants that keep your tummy …

Sexual Health

How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)

Congratulations, orchid lover! You’re one of an elite few who have managed to find the right balance of water, sunlight, date nights, and long walks …

Plants

8 Online Plant Shops That’ll Deliver Right to Your Door

It’s no secret that plants are great companions for your home. They both enliven your space and rid it of toxins. NASA has even compiled a list of the best plants to have in your home that'll help the air stay clean; this characteristic is reason enough to have at least one plant on your coffee …

Plants

Classroom Read-Alouds and Activities to Inspire Screen-Free Summer Adventures

No matter where you stand in the debate about the right amount and type of screen-time for kids, you probably agree that a summer vacation full of …

Books

A Recipe for Ramadan Date Cookies from Anissa Helou’s ‘Feast’

Make these irresistible date and cinnamon filled cookies in a fragrant, rose water and orange blossom-scented dough.<p>Ramadan is the most important time of the year for Muslims all over the world, a holy month of fasting; those who are fasting are not allowed any food or drink from sunrise to sunset. …

Ramadan

10 Easy Pieces: Permeable Pavers

Pavers have their own language: they can be porous, permeable, or pervious. All three types are designed with sustainability in mind, to filter …

Landscaping

Sweet Picture Books and Rituals for the End of the School Year

The last weeks of the school year have a palpable feel. Summer break beckons to both children and school adults, and days are full of “lasts” and …

Books

5 Great Places to Stash Books Around Your Home to Encourage Reading

Are you as infatuated as I am with the Pinterest boards full of adorable kids’ reading nooks? My real-life efforts to create one resulted in my …

Kids

Architect Designs Residential Vertical Forest to Balance Nature and Urban Life in Tokyo

Like a cement tree sprouting from the urban fabric of Tokyo, architect Akihisa Hirata‘s <i>Tree-ness house</i> is an innovative residence in Japan's Otsuka neighborhood. Built for gallery owner Taka Ishii, the multilevel building makes full use of the narrow, deep lot that Hirata had to work with. …

Employment

Scientists Accidentally Create Super Enzyme That “Eats” Plastic

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to solve the world's plastic problem, from laws banning single-use plastics to creative fashions made from recycled plastic. But one of the most exciting innovations to combat the plastic pollution was an accident. Scientists, looking to improve upon an …

Pollution

Stay Hydrated with 30 Fruity and Fizzy Summer Drink Recipes

These cocktails—and virgin drinks—show off the best flavors of summer<p><b>It's summer; you need to hydrate!</b> These fresh, fruity drinks are just the ticket. From frosé to a citrusy Paloma to pitchers of non-alcoholic aguas frescas, we've got you covered. If you added a tiny umbrella, no one would …

Stonefruit

12 groups of companion plants to make your vegetable garden thrive

<b>Some plants help each other enormously, while others hinder their neighbors – use this cheat sheet to ensure harmony in the vegetable plot.</b><p>There can …

Gardening

Bookshelf Must-Have: Don’t Blink!

A book that will help put your child to sleep? Talk about every parent’s dream! Our new Bookshelf Must-Have pick is bedtime reading at its finest.

10 Heartfelt and Humorous Book Gifts for Teachers

It takes a special person to be a teacher. They voluntarily lock themselves in a small room with twenty or more kids five days a week. They expect to …

Teaching

Gardening 101: Wood Anemones

Wood Anemone, <i>A. nemorosa</i>: “Gladed Windflower”<p>“The wood anemone is so often seen in the woods that there is rarely need to grow it,” wrote the …

Daffodils

What You Can Do If Your Child Doesn’t Understand the Words They Read

“What do you do if a beginning reader can ‘read’ words but has no idea what the words mean?” asked a Brightly reader. Decoding words, or saying the …

Teaching

Gardening 101: String of Pearls

String of Pearls: <i>Senecio rowleyanus</i><p>The succulent string of pearls, with its small green bubbles along a slender stem, recalls the plastic pop-apart …

Gardening

10 Ideas to Steal from the World’s Biggest Botanical Garden

As the world’s most famous botanical garden, Kew is an awe-inspiring place to visit with vast glasshouses (the newly restored Temperate House which …

Landscaping

Gardening 101: Tree Heather

Tree Heather, <i>Erica arborea</i>: “The Heather Giant”<p>If heather makes you think of rockeries from the 1970s, tree heather is a revelation. It is graceful, …

West Africa

Rethinking Poppies: How to Make a Fragile Flower Last Longer

The wild red poppies of Europe (<i>Papaver rhoeas)</i> have symbolized remembrance for soldiers since World War I when poet John McCrae wrote <i>In Flanders</i> …

Plants

Ikea Summer 2018: 10 Best Products for Outdoor Living on a Budget

As if the soft serve ice cream cones ($1) weren’t enough to lure me into braving the crowds at my nearest Ikea store?<p>Ikea’s newest collection of …

Food & Dining

6 Great Houseplants You Cannot Kill, According to a Houseplant Guru

A green home is a happy home<p>Zamioculcas zamiifolia, or ZZ Plant<p>Home Depot<p>The now ubiquitous office plant wasn’t really known outside its native …

Plants

Object of Desire: Elegant Ceramic Planters from Hasami Porcelain

New from Hasami Porcelain, one of our favorite purveyors of Japanese ceramics: planters in two sizes and three colors, each made in Japan of a mix of …

Ceramics

There's a Crystal For That: A Highly Specific Guide

Jewelry

Required Reading: Botanical by Samuel Zeller

One spring evening in 2015, graphic designer Samuel Zeller got off a train one stop early after a bad day at work in Geneva and visited a botanical …

Landscaping

Redditor Takes Internet by Storm With a 20th Century Photography Technique

Nice stems from r/Radiology<p>The delicate beauty of flowers is often secondary to their vibrant colored petals. Through x-ray flower photography, however, their exquisite anatomy is highlighted with translucent overlapping petals and we're given a deeper look into stem structure. This idea, that you …

Photo Manipulation

The Best ‘Great American Read’ Picks for Tweens and Teens

Literature is an illuminating force, the imaginative spark that encourages and empowers young minds to learn, grow, and create. We all have one book …

Books

Three of the best ways to read books to kids, backed by science

From timeless classics like <i>Goodnight Moon</i> to contemporary favorites like <i>Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus</i>, one of the best things that parents can do for their kids is cuddle up together with a book. It’s not just the one-on-one time that matters—story time helps develop children’s reading skills …

Kids