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She Is Not Invisible, by Marcus Sedgwick: review

Marcus Sedgwick has written an impressive YA mystery thriller, with a main teenage character who is blind<p>There are lots of things to like about She Is Not Invisible, so let's begin with the heroine's name. The narrator of <b>Marcus Sedgwick's</b> new YA novel is called Laureth – a name her father, Jack …

Mike Tyson's 'Undisputed Truth' tracks appetite for self-destruction

Back in Mike Tyson's heyday, it was a badge of honor for many boxers to simply survive past the first round in the same ring as Tyson, the self-described "animal" and "monster" of American sports.<p>But now I've got those palookas beat. I went the distance — all 580 pages — with Tyson's violence-, …

Grandma, what a long history you have! The origins of “Little Red Riding Hood”

New research suggests the famous children’s story can be traced back to the 11th century<p>We all know one fact about Little Red Riding Hood’s family tree: She has—or had—a grandmother. But newly published research suggests her ancestral linage in fact goes way, way back.<p>Writing in the online journal</i> …

Dani Shapiro: Self-doubt is a writer’s best friend

How many books does a writer have in her? The best-selling novelist shares her life lessons<p>I’ve long been an admirer of Dani Shapiro’s bestselling fiction and nonfiction. Her memoir, "Slow Motion," was a source of inspiration when I was shaping my memoir, "History of a Suicide: My Sister’s …

8 Famous Ideas That Came From Dreams (Literally)

Inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places, and often, the best creative ideas occur while we're sleeping. Dreams can be a rich source of inner wisdom, and they can be useful in a variety of contexts, from problem-solving to reducing stress.<p>According to psychoanalyst Carl Jung, our dreams …

The Best Food Books Of 2013

There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that aren't cookbooks.<p>This year's crop of food books range from provocative …

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

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Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

Mountaineering

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

A Girl Who Codes

Computing has always been a boys’ club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau–and other young women like her–are finally changing that.<p>Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We’re in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in …

Computer Science

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Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

iPad mini 2 Review | Trusted Reviews

<i>Originally reviewed: October 2013</i><p>What is the iPad mini 2?<p>The iPad mini 2 aims to put to rest some of the complaints levelled at the original iPad …

Doctor Who: Five things to get excited about in the Children in Need Day of the Doctor clip

More excitement for Dr Who fans as Children in Need showed a clip of The Day of the Doctor, which doesn’t air until November 23.<p>As if the minisode …