Kristen Fennel

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9 Fang-tastic Halloween Dinners For Kids

It takes a lot of energy to troll the neighborhood collecting candy. Dinner should be quick, easy, and filling on Halloween night. From chicken tenders to chicken tacos, these fang-tastic recipes are easy to make and will have your eager trick-or-treaters out the door in no time.<p><b>1. Pecan Crusted</b> …

24 Perfect Prints For People Who Love Books

Hang these up on your wall and then get back to reading.

Why You Should Put A Can Of Milk Into Your Chocolate Frosting

<i>Adina Steinman, photo by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton</i><p>It sounds absurd, I know. But Jane Hornby, author of the new <i>What to Bake & How to Bake It,</i> is wise in the ways of chocolate fudge frosting. We all know that a simple amalgamation of melted chocolate and cream produces a rich, almost truffle-like …

4 Things You Should Know Before Hiking Spain's Camino Trail

One of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain is an unforgettable hiking experience. For more than 1000 years, pilgrims from all over Europe were attracted by the grave of the Apostle James the Great at Santiago de Compostela at the far …

Man Booker prize 2014: the longlist – in pictures

This year’s Man Booker longlist sees Americans appearing for the first time amid a field of established names, including David Mitchell, Ali Smith and 2010 winner Howard Jacobson. The shortlist will be announced on 9 September and the winner on 14 October

Making the Best Mojito

The mint growing in my garden is prolific. I'm really bad about getting out there and thinning it so it pretty much takes over. I don't mind though, I love sprinkling it over summer fruit and mixing it into iced tea and water in the summertime. As far as I'm concerned I could never really have …

Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!

I've been fascinated by quantum physics since I was five. I have even written here about my enchantment with Bell's Theorem (see the article here). My mother brought me over to the large oak table in our home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. On it, she had spread out some papers by Erwin Schrödinger, the …

The Only Thing Better Than Taking A Bath: Adorable Animals Taking Baths

When was the last time you took a bath? You probably can't even remember. Well, we are here to remind you that baths are awesome, relaxing and sometimes kind of stressful.<p>And in case you need some major cleansing inspiration or a reminder, look no further than these adorable animals demonstrating …

This Game Of Thrones Emoji Recap Is Pure Genius

Game of Phones is wonderful. And pretty accurate!<p>Season three spoilers, here (I mean, I guess...).<p>More great emoji stuff from Cara Rose DeFabio can be found here.<p>(h/t @jennydeluxe)

Finnish Education Chief: 'We Created a School System Based on Equality'

An interview with the country's minister of education, Krista Kiuru<p>Finnish education often seems paradoxical to outside observers because it appears to break a lot of the rules we take for granted. Finnish children don’t begin school until age 7. They have more recess, shorter school hours than …

Young-adult mastermind Cecil Castellucci: “There’s no way I can write a ‘Hunger Games'”

Comic books! Sci-fi! Post-apocalyptic awesomeness! YA’s genius Renaissance woman Cecil Castellucci opens up<p>In an age of dystopian knock-offs, young-adult writer Cecil Castellucci breaks the mold. She’s a shapeshifter who genre-jumps into realistic fiction ("Beige"), slice-of-life graphic novels …

What's Your Patronus?

Expecto Patronum!

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.<p>A century of research shows that traditional grammar lessons—those hours spent diagramming sentences and memorizing parts of speech—don’t help and may even hinder students’ efforts to become better writers. Yes, they …

12 YA Fantasy Book Finales You Need to Read This Year

The young adult genre has a chronic problem: creating sequels. Every fantasy series has at least one -- if not two or three -- books.<p>Not that I'm complaining. I'm hooked on countless series, which has become my own personal to-be-read pile challenge. Keeping track of all the sequels -- especially …

Watch The 'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Deleted Scenes

"Game of Thrones" Season 3 was released on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday (Feb. 18), but you don't have to buy the set to see the deleted scenes from last season.<p>A YouTuber posted 15 minutes of deleted scenes that are a bonus feature on the new set. The scenes feature lots of Jon Snow and Robb Stark, so …

Watch This Cat Do The Daytona 500 Under A Table

I will openly admit right now I have <i>never</i> seen a cat do anything like this and I am totally mesmerized.<p>What could possibly be going on in this cat's …

Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013

Stories about iPads, high-school dropouts, standardized testing, and more<p>Sometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching practice. Many of the lessons highlighted by …

Young Adult Sci-Fi That Will Get Readers Psyched About Science

I've loved biology since I was a child. I needed no prodding to learn about the life cycles of animals and plants, about the microscopic cities of organelles within a cell. But in other realms of science and mathematics, fiction enticed me to explore areas I wouldn't have.<p>Laura Ingalls Wilder's</i> …

15 Ways You've Been Shampooing Your Hair Wrong

The key to a good hair day might just be a shampoo away.

Watch As Strong Winds Blow People Over On A Norway Street

That is one windy city.<p>H/T Reddit

28 Insanely Easy Christmas Decorations To Make In A Pinch

For the festive procrastinator, add holiday cheer with very little effort.

Dramatic Rendition of 'California Gurls' Is Stirring and Hysterical

So emotional! So moving! Whoever knew that Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was such poetry? Luckily, like a diamond in the rough, the true meaning of …

15 Timeless Shoes That Will Never Go Out Of Style

If you had to wear the same shoes for the rest of your life, what would they be?

22 Cats Who Are Too Proud To Admit They Hate Snow

WHAT ARE YOU DOING, CATS?

24 Fun Holiday Treats To Make With Kids

If you have the patience for a gingerbread house, that's great. If not, you can stack chocolates on pretzels and call it a day.

28 Magical Beauty Products That Are Pure Genius

THANKS, SCIENCE.

Watch The Best Stalking Cat Video Compilation Ever

Cat viral videos are the best. If you are a cat lover, then you are in for a treat, and if you aren’t that fond of the freaky felines, then you have …

Good Teachers Embrace Their Students' Cultural Backgrounds

As the public-school population grows increasingly diverse, creating a link between home and school becomes more and more important.<p>Arizona's attorney general called the program "propagandizing and brainwashing." An administrative law judge ruled that it "promotes racial resentment against …

Ducklings Enjoy Water Slides Just Like Human Children

Here are some ducklings willfully going down a tiny water slide, over and over again. Presumably, their cygnet friend is sitting out of frame, having …

5 video games for people who don’t play video games

If you’re curious about gaming but not sure where to start, check out these beautiful, nontraditional games<p>Video games have always had their own language. They follow certain implied rules and structures that can make deciphering even the most basic mechanics (movement, objectives, camera control) …