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Obama Strikes at the Heart of Reaganism

Barack Obama took to the podium a few hours after his unyielding stance had forced Republicans to cry uncle, raising the debt ceiling and allowing the government to reopen in return for a sandwich full of sawdust. The president spoke about the real pain that the Republican shutdown of government …

Ignorant Tea Party outrage: Sarah Palin’s latest Obamacare lie

<b>Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Ben Carson (AP/J. Scott Applewhite/Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>Sarah Palin, Ben Carson and others who compare Obamacare to slavery don’t know much about either<p>Nancy Isenberg • Andrew Burstein<p>October 14, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>The Republicans who attack the Affordable Care Act are so …

16 Milestones of Potty Training

<i>Thanks to Pull-Ups® Training Pants for sponsoring this post.</i><p>Every thirty minutes during church yesterday, I poked my head into Vivi’s class and said …

How to teach your child to read

1 Begin when they’re born! (well, almost)<p>“It’s never too early to start reading stories with your child,” says Rosemary Clarke, Director of reading …

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creating and improvising stories for children.

<b>Creating and Improvising Stories for Children</b><p>There are lots of easy ways to improvise and create stories for children. This is something that most of …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Books

Paris Review - Jeanette Winterson, The Art of Fiction No. 150

Interviewed by Audrey Bilger<p>Issue 145, Winter 1997<p>“I cannot recall a time when I did not know I was special,” writes Jeanette Winterson at the beginning of her fictionalized autobiography <i>Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit</i>. And, indeed, the facts of her life have supported that view. Born in Manchester …

Can There Be a Decent Human Civilization Without Religion?

Recently, I took part in an "Intelligence Squared" debate at Wilderness Festival in England. The debate was: "The world needs religion, just leave God out of it." Before you go straight to the comments section to start typing your opinion, the debate was not "religion has done nothing but evil" or …

We welcome our new conservative government. Congrats also to News Corp on a great campaign. Two months ago, Waleed Aly delved into the mind of Tony Abbott. Here's what he found out about our new PM: http://themo.io/19N8HBC

Our Mega Fall 2013 Books Preview: 21 Must Reads

From Norman Rush’s new novel, 10 years in the making, to the best releases of early November, here are 21 must-reads.<p><i>Subtle Bodies</i><p>by Norman Rush, …

Miley Cyrus, Syria's Chemical Weapons, and the Business of News

This has been an interesting news week. Well, maybe interesting isn't the right word. Troubling, confusing or even downright weird might sum it up better. Whichever you might be feeling, the end result is that we've learned (or possibly re-learned) a valuable lesson about the business of news.<p>Let's …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

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“Wallflower at the Orgy”: Nora Ephron on the ’60s

Ephron’s work as a young reporter is a model for writers, and a window into a time of American chaos<p>Kyle Minor<p>August 29, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>When Nora Ephron died last year, at age 71, she left behind a wealth of material, most famously the 14 feature films she wrote or directed, including “When Harry …

Your Top 10 Books of the Summer - Blog Post

Before we dive headfirst into one of the biggest publishing seasons ever, let's take a moment to look back at the most popular books of the …

Brené Brown On Why Courage, Vulnerability And Authenticity Have To Be Practiced (PHOTOS)

Dr. Brené Brown on vulnerability, authenticity and being her own guinea pig. The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine.<p><i>Interviewer: Chantal Pierrat</i><p><b>Chantal Pierrat: Does community help with the work of vulnerability? Does it help us to become more vulnerable?</b><p>Brené Brown: I can’t even think of …

How to Raise a Kid Who Isn't Whiny and Annoying

In a recent TODAY moms survey, 42% of mothers say that they "sometimes suffer from Pinterest stress." According to Today.com, "Symptoms include staying up until 3 a.m. clicking through photos of exquisite hand-made birthday party favors even though you'll end up buying yours at the dollar store, or …

Feminism’s amazing achievement: Changing the conversation — and laws — about rape

<b>An estimated 10,000 marchers descend on the Capitol building in Springfield, Ill to demonstrate for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, May 16, 1976. (AP)</b><p>Our current understanding of sexual assault was born during the women’s movement — and created real legal change<p>Estelle B. Freedman<p>August …

What about Jerusalem makes people go crazy?

<b>(duncan1890 via iStock)</b><p>A disorder where the history-laden city triggers a psychotic event<p>Christine Montross<p>August 25, 2013 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from Falling into the Fire.<p>In the British Journal of Psychiatry, Yair Bar-El and his colleagues describe Jerusalem syndrome, an acute “psychotic …

“The Bone Season”: A dystopian thriller that delivers

A young author’s debut novel about a near-future penal colony for clairvoyants is the ideal late-summer treat<p>Laura Miller<p>August 25, 2013 9:30pm (UTC)<p>There's time for one last gulpable summer novel before the season ends, and the perfect candidate presents itself in Samantha Shannon's "The Bone …

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

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