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Why I Write Poetry: Jane Shlensky

<i>A few weeks ago, I posted about “Why I Write Poetry” and encouraged others to share their thoughts, stories, and experiences for future guest posts.</i> …

Getting Kids Interested In Poetry

Poet and educator Kwame Alexander stops by to chat about poetry with NPR's Rachel Martin. He shares some ideas for poems to read with kids and tips for getting kids to write some of their own.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Oh, the long, hot days of summer - the kids are bored, parents are out of …

5 places to learn about Seamus Heaney

Awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature, poet Seamus Heaney is one of the North’s most famous figures.<p>He was born in 1939, in Bellaghy, a rural area of …

Rhyme and reason: where the teachers go for their poetry fix

Nobody at the Favorite Poem Project’s Summer Poetry Institute is preaching or arguing about the importance of teaching poetry in school. Nobody has …

Literature

A Creamy Mushroom Pasta for When Nothing Else Will Do

When all you want is a bowl of creamy pasta, adding a pile of golden-brown mushrooms makes it feel virtuous.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If …

Cooking

10 Make-Ahead Dinners for Christmas Week

For an extra-relaxing week between Christmas and New Year’s, have these meals on hand in the fridge or freezer to reheat as you need them.<p><b>1. Chicken</b> …

How creamy can a healthful cauliflower dish get?

By Ellie Krieger<p>Ellie Krieger<p>Bio Follow<p>If you’re going to do one thing to get on a healthy track for 2016, it should be: Eat more vegetables. Happily, that resolution can be an exciting invitation rather than a boring chore, thanks to recipes like this one.<p><i>[More Ellie: A healthful holiday side of</i> …

Food

20 Soup Recipes You Need To Try This Winter

Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, …

10 Homemade Stocks for All Your Soup Needs

Don't ever throw those bones away—utilize them to make these 10 flavorful, long-simmering stocks.<p><b>There's nothing like a large pot of simmering goodness</b> to welcome you home after a long, tiring day. In case you didn't know, stock, as opposed to broth, is made with bones, and the collagen from those …

Cooking

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Luxury Lifestyle

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …