Sylvia Williams

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5 Family Vacations That Don’t Involve Disney World

I have never understood the hoopla over Disney World.<p>To me, teaching moments and travel go hand in hand. So our family vacations are designed to incorporate elements of enrichment: exposure to foreign culture, a brush with history, interaction with nature, discovery of new foods, engaging in …

The fastest-growing gym in America has $10 memberships and gives out free pizza, bagels, and candy

There's luxury gym chain Equinox with its diehard gym rats and the mid-level Town Sports Clubs.<p>Then, on the other end of the spectrum, there's Planet Fitness, which went public this summer — just when SoulCycle announced it would file for an IPO.<p>Yet these two fitness setups couldn't be structured …

Suffragettes - The best badass girls in teen fiction

A hundred years ago life was very different for women. With no right to vote (and no right to complain), they were expected to stay quiet, powerless and out-of-sight. However, thanks to the courage and endurance of some very gutsy individuals, the right to vote was eventually won, and women were …

Books

A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal that tinnitus is a symptom of abnormal hyperactivity in the …

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9 Unforgettable Teen Page Turners

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus</i>.<p>You all know what it's like to get to the end of your lunch break or to your bus stop and just want to keep on reading. Not that we're actively condoning dereliction of duty, but we've put together some new teen titles that will make you seriously regret having to return …

The Mortal Instruments and five other must-read Young Adult authors

As The Mortal Instruments gets a TV makeover, Siân Ranscombe picks the best YA titles<p>The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins started as a series of young adult adventure novels and is now a multimedia franchise worth millions – the film adaptation of the first novel grossed over $400 million …

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10 Super Fun Teen Summer Novels That Adults Will Love Too

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We’ve combed through the many, many teen novels being published in time for summer reading to highlight a few stories you’ll find difficult to put down (whether you’re an adult or an actual teen!).<p><b>For more from Kirkus, click here!</b><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Teen Summer Books

World Book Day: The 10 best teen reads

As the sixth What Kids Are Reading report bemoans a tendency among secondary school students to read books that are too easy – suggesting that teachers and librarians aren't pushing challenging titles strongly enough to older kids – the organisers of World Book Day have announced a list that might …

The 24 Pieces That Should Be Required Reading For Women From 2013

Thought-provoking, hilarious, heart-wrenching writing by women was everywhere this year -- despite some suggestions to the contrary. So for the second year in a row we've curated a list of pieces we felt reflected some of the most insightful female voices of the year.<p>To make the list, a piece had …

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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

11 Novels That Will Creep You the F*ck Out

Halloween! A horror writer's favorite holiday. Maybe you're thinking about the record of scary sound effects your dad used to play on the stereo before suiting up in his dashed-together mummy outfit and filling the crab-boiling pot with Hershey's Kisses and candy corn. Maybe you're remembering …

BNR Recommends: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2013 (So Far)

Science Fiction, that harbinger of things to come, is a genre alive and well, continuing to serve as an illumination of our greatest hopes and fears …

LumoBack’s latest anti-slouching sensor takes on activity trackers with new metrics

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LumoBack launched last year on Kickstarter as a “smart” posture sensor that buzzes whenever it senses its wearer is slouching. …

50 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels That Everyone Should Read

People say it all the time: they’d love to get into science fiction or fantasy, but they’ve no idea where to start. If this is you (or if you’re one …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

25 YA Books For Adults Who Don't Read YA

You’ve heard of The Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter and now you’re ready to visit the teen or “young adult” section at your local bookstore but not sure where to start. We suggest giving these 25, excellent YA books a try. Ready for a role reversal? Fans of YA! Here are 25 adult books our …

JK Rowling's crime novel becomes bestseller

JK Rowling's crime debut has topped sales charts after it emerged she had secretly written the novel under a false name. She was outed as the writer …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

Plan, measure, & more with your phone.<p>Whether you're planning, measuring, renovating or redecorating, we've rounded up the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.

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Mark Lowery's top 10 embarrassing moments in children's books

"Of all the emotions you ever feel in life, embarrassment is probably the one that sticks longest in the memory. There's nothing quite like that …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

What’s 2013’s “Gone Girl”? Here are this summer’s best reads

Why settle for the latest Dan Brown, when you can while away the dog days with these stylish page-turners?<p>Step away from that Dan Brown novel! Better yet, don't let summer's distractions lead you to consider picking it up in the first place. Take our advice now and you won't find yourself scanning …

If you like books like these: historical fiction for teens

I started writing historical fiction because I ran out of "modern" themes for books. My main character is usually a girl of 15, and when I was …