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Man Booker prize: a history of controversy, criticism and literary greats

Booker prize,Man Booker prize 2014,Books,Fiction,Culture,Awards and prizes,Booker prize 2011,William Golding,Anthony Burgess,John Banville<p>As the Man Booker prize is awarded, we take a look at the history of the UK's foremost literature prize

An American Revives the Traditional Turkish Shoe

Traditional handmade slippers are relics of the past. For centuries they were the everyday shoes of people throughout Turkey, India and Morocco. But …

Rum: The Spirit That Fueled a Revolution

The Plate<p>Would Americans have won independence from Britain without rum? Probably not.<p>On the eighteenth of April in 1775, Paul Revere–who gets a lot of credit for his famous midnight ride because Henry Wadsworth Longfellow found his name more poetic than that of William Dawes or Samuel Prescott–is …

Angelica Cake with Nutella

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso have declared February 5th “World Nutella Day 2015″ – “a day to celebrate, to …

Architecture of Bucharest

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>The Little Paris of the East continues to charm, with picturesque corners and gracious centuries-old architecture.

Library Lover on Flipboard

By Margaret Garvin | Libraries, Books, News<p>Finished Reading 'Crazy Rich Asians'? Try These 8 Books Next<p>Last week, during a much-needed, 48-hour trip …

A Brief History of the Straw

From actual straw straws to bendy straws to straws that might save the world, you'll be drawn into this brief history of why it's great to suck<p><i>Q: What do you get when you combine a pencil, a mint julep, and a man dissatisfied with the status quo?</i><p><i>A: The modern-day drinking straw.</i><p>Besides being a joke …

Parents Home

Toss out the junk food and start making snack time fun again! See how these kid-friendly ingredients can turn into healthy homemade snacks. Try the low-calorie snack recipes that will keep your kids happy and healthy.<p>1 of 58<p>From yogurt ice pops to strawberry smoothies, these 10 smart snacks for …

Healthy Eating

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

Check out some of the best kid-friendly films of all time.<p>Whether you're planning a family movie night or looking for some kid-friendly entertainment options while you and your partner have a date night (or, let's be honest, catch an extra hour of sleep on the weekend!), nothing spoils the fun like …

Kids

8 Sensory Bins Perfect for Preschoolers

<b>Sensory bins</b> are a lot of fun. They’re also wonderful tools to develop the senses and explore our fine motor skills. Here are some really great …

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, …

My Posh Hens - new papier mache craft for moms

My Posh Hens – new papier mache craft<p>It always happens, I start a new post and go blank, hands poised over the keyboard, waiting…… what word to start …

Crafting

How To Make A Ribbon Bow -- 3 Ways Idle Hands Awake

A guest blogger! On Jade and Fern! Somebody pinch me!<p>Daria of Kittenhood is a super talented, super stylish, super creative gal who blogs about …

diy: paper flowers

I really like all the paper flowers that have been popping up on the blogs lately. Here is my version with a tutorial, using natural tones and a …

Historic Centre of Rome - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the <b>Historic Centre of Rome</b>:<p>Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the …

Petra 2013 - Gary Arndt (EverythingEverywhere)

How Do Books Help Children? | Synonym

Unlike electronic media or television, there's no real debate whether or not books help children. A literacy-rich environment is beneficial to …

Shakespeare read in Elizabethan accent reveals 'puns, jokes and rhymes'

Reluctant schoolchildren across the land may be heard to accuse Shakespeare of writing comedies that are not funny and poems that do not rhyme.<p>But it appears the fault does not lie with the Bard's creative skills, but a simple problem of miscommunication.<p>For an academic has argued the key to …

Jokes

Best School Lunch Snack Recipes for a Healthy Lunchbox! | Healthy Snacks | Pinterest | Lunch snacks, School lunch and Snacks

Best School Lunch Snack Recipes for a Healthy Lunchbox! | Healthy Snacks | Pinterest | Lunch snacks, School lunch and Snacks

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>Getting your child to fall asleep (and stay asleep) is not a task for the faint of heart. For the most part, repetition, patience, and maybe a little praying are a part of every parent's repertoire. Don't worry, no one will blame you for using every handy tool at your disposal -- like your …

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