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15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Lulu, Making Life Rhyme, review: 'life-affirming'

Making Life Rhyme is the best thing Lulu has done since the early Seventies, says Neil McCormick<p>Despite being famous for over 50 years, <b>Lulu</b> is not particularly celebrated for her most exceptional talent. Amid all the light television, keep-fit videos and own-range make-up huckstering, it is too …

You Could Eat Fast Food After A Workout To Build Muscle

No need for fancy supplements<p>Whether you’re training for a marathon or pumping iron like Arnold, intense physical activity depletes your muscles’ primary source of energy, glycogen. There’s a whole industry of post-workout supplements designed to help your muscles bounce back as quickly as …

Travels with Arundhathi

The poems in Arundhathi Subramaniam’s , are evocative, soulful and steadfast in their exploration of love, belonging, family and faith. The book …

Sundance 2015 review: Hot Girls Wanted – Newsflash! Porn can exploit!

If you were in the dark about the potential dangers for young women of employment in the porn industry, this documentary may prove instructive. For everyone else, it’s an unnecessary – if salutary – reminder<p>They should offer bins at each screening of Hot Girls Wanted, so everyone can throw away …

Documentaries

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness