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School's out, now what? 3 ways to keep kids learning during summer break

Sure, summer’s great with its carefree, longer days and sweet break from the routine of the classroom.<p>Here’s the bummer: Over break, kids can actually lose what they've learned over the previous school year. Researchers call it the "summer slide."<p>Summer break widens achievement gaps between kids …

6 Super Easy Ways to Shop Sustainably

Sustainability is a buzz word that’s popping up everywhere these days, from what you eat to what you wear. And while it can vary meaning from one product category to another, for sustainable fashion, it’s all about minimizing the impact the process makes on the environment (whether in manufacturing …

These Artificial Cells Are Not Alive - But They Just Passed The Turing Test

They're communicating with bacteria.<p>Scientists have built artificial cells that are so life-like, they've tricked natural cells into thinking they're …

17 Photos That'll Only Make Sense To People Who LOVE To Be Organized

Everything. In. Its. Place.

Leonard Cohen's Literary Work Was as Essential as His Music

Leonard Cohen's musical catalog was robust and full of classics—but his literary work was no less essential to understanding his art.<p>When I received the news yesterday that Leonard Cohen has passed at the age of 82, I knew the protocol: wax nostalgic, dig through his archives. But while many people …

20 color ideas for your dream kitchen

There is a tendency to believe that for functional spaces like bathrooms, utility rooms & kitchens, the associated ware & fittings are sufficient and …

The 8 Best YA Novels For People Who Don't Like YA Novels

Think YA novels aren't for you? Meet Maggie Stiefvater, Rainbowl Rowell, or Neal Shusterman<p>Although the market for Young Adult novels has never been …

Books

19 Common Grammar and Usage Mistakes That Drive People Crazy

How many of them have you made?<p>People who care about grammar care about it a lot. And for everyone who cares about grammar (and even some people who don't), there are certain misspellings, wrong usages, and grammatical errors that just set the teeth on edge.<p>Think you don't need to pay attention? …

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Work that moves and amazes us.<br>We are drawn to big minds, large hearts, sharp pens<p><b>Word Count Limits</b><br>Print: 15,000 words<br>Online: 4,000 words<p><b>What to …

LitMag: $1,000 for Short Stories & $250 for Poetry

LitMag, a new magazine of creative writing, is currently seeking submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They pay $1,000 for fiction and …

Read This Before Hiring a Painting Contractor

If your home’s exterior needs a new coat of paint, here’s what you should know<p>When it comes to home maintenance, exterior painting is one task that is best left to a professional. Painting contractors have the experience and the manpower to do the job properly and efficiently. They can also …

Home Improvement

The solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California

Is it public art, or is it a power station? This shimmering design for “The Pipe”, a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), is …

Santa Monica

The secret libraries of history

After news emerged about an underground reading room in Damascus, Fiona Macdonald discovers the places where writing has been hidden for centuries.<p>Beneath the streets of a suburb of Damascus, rows of shelves hold books that have been rescued from bombed-out buildings. Over the past four years, …

Archaeology

Bulgarian werewolves and Byzantine eunuchs: 12 historical lives that should be novelised

<i>Minoo Dinshaw on 12 unfamiliar lives – from a Byzantine eunuch to a Turkish arms dealer – that deserve to be novelised</i><p>British historical fiction is thriving, but its readers might be forgiven for seeking fresher banquets. The wild boar at the Henrician court grows overcooked. Hilary Mantel herself …

Literature