Kari Peterson

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Top 10 books for reluctant and dyslexic readers

From Wimpy Kid to Goth Girl, Tom Palmer shares his hand-on-heart recommendations of books to help encourage a lifelong love of reading<p>Read top tips for dyslexic writers by Tom McLaughlin<p>See Dive In, a book guide for reluctant and dyslexic readers from Dyslexia Action<p>I was a reluctant reader when I …

Books

{Organized} Slow Cooker-Freezer Meals

Happy Friday! This week I'm doing things a little different. Don't worry, you read the post title correctly, this post is about food. However, I …

Your Step-By-Step Breastfeeding Guide

Whether you’re pregnancy and hoping to do some pre-baby prep or a new mum trying to remember all the steps – here’s what you need to know about …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

Slings And Baby Carriers: The Dos And Don’ts

Slings and baby carriers let you keep your little one close to you, but then still leave your hands free for other activities – making them a …

How to Make Cheez-Its at Home

<i>All week long, our very own Jennifer Steinhauer from Weeknights with Jenny will be sharing recipes from her new book Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today). Follow along to win one of five copies we’re giving away -- and to take a trip down memory lane.</i><p><i>Today: A</i> …

Silent Circle: For true mobile privacy, steer clear of Apple & Samsung phones

True mobile privacy requires specialized hardware.<p>That’s what we heard from Silent Circle, which announced $30 million in new funding today. The privacy-focused startup will use the funds to bring its ultra-secure “Blackphone” — a $629 smartphone powered by a custom version of Android called …

Blind pole vaulter flies fearlessly

It's easiest just to follow her lead, her parents explain, which would seem daunting at best considering Charlotte Brown uses a guide dog.<p>But Ian and …

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10 Educational Ways to Use Plastic Eggs

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of the plastic eggs you acquire at this time of year? Perhaps some of these ideas will help! Use your …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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3D printing to rebuild patient's face at Morriston Hospital

<b>Surgeons in Swansea are using groundbreaking 3D printing technology to rebuild a patient's face which was crushed in a motorbike accident.</b><p>The team at Morriston Hospital has used CT scan images to design titanium implants created by a 3D printer.<p>The use of this method for injury-related …

3D Printing

Make your home a hangout for your kids and their friends

Is your home their favorite place to be?<p>When my kids were young I often encountered moms with older kids who would say, "Enjoy them while they are …

Kids

This Machine Lets You 3D Print Your Home

We’re endlessly impressed by the advances in the world of 3D printing. But this latest innovation is legitimately mind-blowing. Now there’s machine that can “print” a 2,500 square foot home in roughly 20 hours. WTF.<p>The fabrication process known as Contour Crafting streamlines the process of …

3D Printing

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

Cryptocurrency

Children should be allowed to get bored, expert says

<b>Children should be allowed to get bored so they can develop their innate ability to be creative, an education expert says.</b><p>Dr Teresa Belton told the BBC cultural expectations that children should be constantly active could hamper the development of their imagination<p>She quizzed author Meera Syal and …

Creativity

Helping Children Learn to Write + 8 Activities to Get Them Writing

I love seeing Immy turn to writing again and again as a means of communicating. As her confidence as a beginning writer grows so do the number of …

Raising a Compassionate Child In the Age of Entitlement

Imagine this: your seventeen-year-old daughter is texting her friend on her flip phone. She’s had this phone since eighth grade and she doesn’t mind; …

10 Best Cities for Families to Visit

The sky's the limit when you choose one of these family-friendly and affordable urban hubs for your next trip.<p>The fastest way to create priceless vacation memories: Go somewhere with lots to do. Big cities boast the coolest museums for families, the bulk of the historical treasures, and massive …

Why your child needs music education

It’s not just about a recital, an adorable, proud bow to the audience, or roses thrown at his or her feet during an encore. Music education has a …

20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don't tell them that)!