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JK Rowling is giving us three 'new' books set in Harry Potter world - mined from the Pottermore archives
<b>Update, August 18:</b> This article has been amended to make it clear that not all of the stories in the new books have been written by Rowling, and that the majority of material in them is from the Pottermore archives. For more details, visit pottermore.com.<p>When Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was …Books
A collection of the best novels, non-fiction, and memoirs from the past year.<p>At a time when politics have dominated the national conversation in a way that can often feel overwhelming, the best books of 2016 so far have provided escapism and comfort. They've shown us that empathy is a great virtue, …
The shiny, polished pop of today sometimes sounds effortless, as if it hatched fully realized from the keyboards of genius producers. But just because the technology is different doesn't mean the creative process is.<p><i>Noteworthy,</i> a new video documentary series from NPR Music, spends a day with a …Creativity
The best designs use wide-open spaces and bright colors that naturally compel kids to explore.<p>From Thailand's elegant Kensington International School to Germany's cat-shaped Kindergarten Wolfartsweier, here are some of the best places for kids to begin their educational careers.
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform, with over ten hours of music & audio posted every minute by the world’s largest community of …
Discover the iPad's hidden keys, set it to read selected text, and get quick access to hundreds of emoticons, plus four other handy iPad customizations.<p>There has never been a "handier" computer than the iPad. Yes, that's a bold statement. Here are seven tips that back it up.<p><b>Use your thumbs to type</b> …iPad Apps
The study found less gray matter volume in parts of male brains used to process language. It found less gray matter volume in parts of females brains …
Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …
As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard can be helpful this school year. Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0 this past spring, our readers can collect articles and turn them into shareable magazines. We’ve found that educators …
<b>What is a hashtag?</b><p>A word or phrase preceded by a “#.”<p><b>How do hashtags work?</b><p>Twitter can be a busy place with <i>lots</i> of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.”<p>A …Education Technology
This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …Creativity
While the debate rages on between the benefits of free play versus structured play, we can all agree that these play structures make any modern family home so much merrier. For a little perspective—–in more ways than one—–we turned to the Dwell team’s toddlers, Cedar Foss, Oliver Blue, and …Product Reviews
Having a conversation with an administrator, and talking about the notion of the “innovator’s mindset“, they asked me if I thought every educator …Teaching
You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.<p>The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in <i>Lean In</i>, <i>The Confidence Code</i> and dozens of articles. It’s …
Let's not beat around the brunch: Waffles are God's gift to carb lovers everywhere.<p>But did you know there are actually plenty of other foods you can make with your prized waffle iron? Here, 22 fresh ways to use what your aunt Patricia gave ya. (It was on your registry, after all.)<p><b>Cinnamon Rolls</b><p>Use …
One key difference between low-income and affluent babies: the number of words to which they’re exposed.<p>Airon Pate is bouncing off the walls.<p>The not-quite-2-year-old is waiting with his mom Dominique and brother Aiden, 4, to be seen at a federally subsidized clinic for low-income women …Public Health
These are the winners of Nikon's 'Small World' competition<p>There are plenty of large, incredible things in this world, from canyons to oceans and huge fossils left behind by dinosaurs. But most of the things that make up our wide world are small--tiny even. Often, these things escape notice because …Biology
The Bowthorpe Oak is a massively thick, millennium-old tree in Lincolnshire, England that once was rumored to hold three dozen people in its …Horn of Africa
These enlightening quotes and adorable animal photos provide the perfect way to acknowledge everyone who makes a difference.
Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.
One city’s attempt to professionalize early education could be a model for the nation.<p><i>This story is the fourth in a series about public preschools that will wrap by examining the political future of preschool. The first story, about how little the U.S. invests in young children, can be found here.</i> …Education