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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 …

Shoes

Rum: The Spirit That Fueled a Revolution

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 said to …

Nutella

National Geographic Travel

Library Lover on Flipboard

By Margaret Garvin | Libraries, Books, News<p>Rare first edition Biggles book published in 1932 to be auctioned<p>The Camels are Coming was first book …

The A to Z of life in Pompeii with Mary Beard

Buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, and gradually disinterred from the middle of the 18th century, Pompeii is probably the world’s most …

The 20 Best Snacks for Kids

Toss out the junk food and start making snack time fun again! See how these 20 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 24<p>10 Smart Snacks For Kids<p>1 of 24<p>2 of 24<p>Whole Grain Cereal<p>2 of 24<p>Tina …

1-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 1! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 1-year-old.<p>A child's first birthday always feels like it belongs a little more to the parents than to the child. After all, you've just survived some of the hardest trials of parenthood! Although your baby won't …

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

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens<p>Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash’<p>It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration …

Home - Ryland Peters & Small and CICO Books

Chinese Vegetable Bao Bun recipe<p>Impress your guests this weekend with these veggie bao buns.<p>1 batch of Bread Dough,<br>1 head of Chinese cabbage leaves<br>3 …

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 …

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 …

Healthy Snacks

School Lunch Roundup {No Lunchmeat<p>If your child is sick of the standard PB&J, try Gab Solórzano Gab Solórzano Gab Solórzano Gab Solórzano Lincicum …

10 Best Sleep Apps for Better Bedtime

Can't get your little one to nap or stay asleep during bedtime? These 10 sleep apps full of lullabies and stories will help her drift off into dreamland.<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 …