Sayantika Adak Ghosh

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Scrapbook Inspiration: Watercolour Paint and Doodles

This craft project combines two of my favorite things, watercolor paint and black felt tip markers.<p>I love to doodle when I’m gabbing on the phone, or am enjoying a bit of downtime hanging out in the office. I find it very satisfying to watch watercolor paint dry on the paper. It’s dead easy to …

Wow! Preemie Twins Born 24 Days Apart... and Doing Well

We've heard of twins technically being born a year apart, thanks to a holiday delivery. And one of the twin moms in my multiples Facebook group posted that her twins were technically born in separate months, when the calendar page flipped during her delivery. I thought those stories were amazing …

What You Don't Want to Miss in How To Train Your Dragon 2

Want to share a little secret with your kids? Watch our Mamarazzi conversation with America Ferrera and Kit Harrington to find out what to tell your kids to look for when you take them to <i>How To Train Your Dragon 2</i>. And... as always lots of other behind the scenes information and some questions from …

How I Took on Sleep Deprivation and Won

It was a bright and beautiful afternoon. The sun was out, not a cloud in the sky and the children in the park across the road were playing chases. Not that I knew any of this. I was inside, still in my pajamas trying to get my baby to sleep. I banged my head hard against his cot in frustration.<p><i>Fast</i> …

How to Make Fruit Purees for Babies

Homemade fruit purees are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients for your baby. Learn how to make 13 favorites at home with our easy step-by-step guides.<p>Babies typically start fruit with their morning meal after they've tried several green and yellow veggies. Rather than buying baby food at …

Food

Baby's First Finger Foods

When it's time for your baby to start eating solid foods, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests slowly introducing fruits, veggies, and meat one at a time to gauge baby's reaction to each new food. Here's our list of safe finger foods to gradually introduce into your child's diet.<p><b>What:</b> Baby …

Be prepared for potty training

Shares 6K<p><i>This post is sponsored by Huggies Clutch and Clean Wipes.</i><p>Shh! Don’t make me say this too loud. Lean in close, I need to whisper. . .<p><i>I think</i> …

Sometimes I Feel Trapped

Sometimes I feel trapped.<p>By my children.<p>That's horrible to say.<p>It is.<p>But I say it because maybe, sometimes, you feel it too?<p>Sometimes I feel trapped just by the fact that they are children and they are mine.<p>Trapped by their big brown eyes. By her little girl voice and the pitch it can reach when …

The Skin Collector

• <b>Author:</b> Jeffery Deaver<p><b>They have never seen a murder like it - but something about this killer is all too familiar...</b><p>A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York - one more devious and disturbing than ever before.<p>A talented tattoo artist is using poison instead of ink. His victim …

Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes

Twitter fiction and six-word stories have permeated the literary world, but the concept of telling very short tales isn't exactly new. H.P. Lovecraft and Lydia Davis have both penned what has come to be known as flash fiction -- brief stories with no precise length constraints, but that don't …

'Every hour a glass of wine' – the female writers who drank

If you write a book about alcohol and male writers, as I did, the one question you'll be asked more than any other is: what about the women? Are there any alcoholic female writers? And are their stories the same, or different? The answer to the first question is easy. Yes, of course there are, …

8 Great Books For Dads

Print versus online, David versus Goliath -- the publishing industry might be at war but readers remain in love with storytelling, in whatever form it comes. So, with Father's Day around the corner, here are some of our top picks of brilliant new books for the men in your life.<p><b>Wig Betrayed by</b> …

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of June 12, 2014 : NPR

Young Adult Novel Adaptations Put Mainstream Blockbusters to Shame

The Fault in Our Stars may not have the complexity of a mature literary classic. But, when compared to its ‘adult’ cinematic competition, it is wise …

The Surprisingly Good Flight 370 Novel: Author Scott Maka Defends His Controversial Book

One victim’s relative has branded it “disgusting.” But in an exclusive interview, Scott Maka, author of MH370: A Novella, defends imagining a botched …

"The demands of serial TV these days call for deeper justification — a substantive understanding of value. And if you are a literary person, there is that nagging additional requirement: your TV shows must do all that literature does; must do it even better." http://www.themillions.com/2014/06/mad-men-its-all-about-family-values.html

The Apple Tart of Hope, by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald: review

A moving YA tale about a friendship that is wrecked when a warm-hearted boy meets a girl who is rotten to the core<p>The friendship of Meg and Oscar, the two main characters in The Apple Tart of Hope, will pull at your heartstrings. "With Oscar as my friend", muses Meg, "everything made sense".<p>But …

Weekend Reading: Riding the Rails, Children Who Kill

“I am the King of Sweden, that’s one thing,” the King of Sweden says in “Scout’s Honor,” a feature in the latest <i>Oxford American</i>. “But I am also a scout”—a Boy Scout, specifically. The King’s presence at the eighteenth national Boy Scout Jamboree, in West Virginia, is just one of many weird details …

Her review – Harriet Lane's chilling revenge noir

Domestic noirs, aka "marriage thrillers", have been having a bit of a moment, but novelist Harriet Lane is upping the game, proving that female friendships can be just as toxically loaded with secrets and betrayals as the marriage bed. Her captivating debut, <i>Alys, Always</i>, was a literary <i>All About Eve</i> …

How Losing My Daughter Changed My Faith

After Vivian died, I could no longer say what God meant to me. Instead, I had to learn to live with questions that defy answer.<p>On special occasions …

Almost Famous: A Father's Day Story

I sat next to Dad on his bed and looked out the window at the orange light bouncing off the New York skyline. The view reminded us of how far we were …

In the Approaches review – Nicola Barker spawns wild chaos

I loved this book. I hated this book. I was amazed by it. I was bored by it. I thought it beautiful, skilful, profound. I thought it clumsy, callow, silly. I admired its elliptical brilliance and its deep human discerning. I despaired of its Carry-On-Up-the-Khyber bum jokes and all the stewing …

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith – digested read

"How did you solve that?" the News of the World reporter asked. "Good old-fashioned detective work," replied Cormoran Strike. "Unlike you guys, I don't hack phones."<p>He raised his striking 6ft 10in frame out of his seat and limped past a gaggle of hooded youths towards a bookshop. His prosthetic leg …

'Pretty Little Liars' Renewed For Sixth and Seventh Seasons

Good news, "Pretty Little Liars" fans: The series has been renewed for two more seasons.<p>ABC Family made the announcement Tuesday ahead of the "PLL" fifth season premiere, citing the show's immense popularity.<p>"'Pretty Little Liars' has taken its place in the zeitgeist and reigns supreme in pop …