Rhona Dei Tecson

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Dear Moms of Big Kids, As They All Go Off to School

One day last week, I tied the shoes, packed the lunches and zipped the backpacks, piled my four kids into the vehicle… And then walked them to their …

Parenting

Read These 16 Powerful, Important Books Written By Immigrant Authors

Stories of humanity that have come from all over the world.<p>For the moment, justice has put a hold on Donald Trump's executive order preventing people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from entering the United States. That this order showed prejudice and unwarranted fear of outsiders …

The Summer Reading Guide: New Arrivals, Plus the Classics that Will Never Do You Wrong

Every summer shepherds in a wealth of can’t-put-it-down reads, some inarguably lighter than others. Below, you’ll find some of our favorites from the …

A Unique Trust Placed in Chance and Eternity: Philosopher Alain Badiou on How We Fall and Stay in Love

“Love is a tenacious adventure… Real love is one that triumphs lastingly, sometimes painfully, over the hurdles erected by time, space and the world.”<p><i>“An honorable human relationship … in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love,’”</i> Adrienne Rich memorably wrote, <i>“is a process, delicate,</i> …

Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction

“All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”<p>Adrienne Rich, in contemplating how love refines our truths, wrote: “An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word ‘love’ — …

Which are the best books to read on your commute?

Nothing can ease the pain of travelling to work better than an engrossing read. Which are the books you would recommend?<p>Tag your photos of the books you’re reading on your commute with #GuardianBooks on Twitter and Instagram<p>Unless you are walking, cycling or driving yourself to work, the chances …

Signs of progress: Studioilse designs Cathay Pacific Lounge at NAIA Terminal 3

Posted on May 12, 2015<p>Remember that Cathay Pacific Noodle Bar you always look forward to at the Hong Kong International Airport?<br>It just opened in …

Enormous Smallness: The Sweet Illustrated Story of E. E. Cummings and His Creative Bravery

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”<p><i>“In a Cummings poem,”</i> Susan Cheever wrote in her spectacular biography of E. E. Cummings, <i>“the reader must often pick his way toward comprehension, which comes, when it does, in a burst of delight and recognition.”</i> Such a burst is what …

Literature

Sidewalk Flowers: An Illustrated Ode to Presence and the Everyday Art of Noticing in a Culture of Productivity and Distraction

A gentle wordless celebration of the true material of aliveness.<p><i>“How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives,”</i> Annie Dillard wrote in her magnificent defense of living with presence. But in our age of productivity, we spend our days running away from boredom, never mind its creative …

The Twice-a-Year Cleaning Task You're Probably Skipping

Most people launder their sheets once a week, setting aside the actual pillows for far less frequent washings. It's a bit of a bigger job and one …

When I Have a Little Girl / When I Have a Little Boy: A Vintage Illustrated Daydream about Life without Unimaginative Rules

“She can pet any dog she likes without asking if it’s friendly. (She’ll know. I always do.)”<p>The recent rediscovery of Lincoln Steffens’s magnificent 1925 meditation on the delights of gender-blind parenting reminded me of the like-spirited gem <b>When I Have a Little Girl / When I Have a Little Boy</b></i> …

Books

39 Stunning Images Of Women At Work All Over The World

What is "women's work?" Anything you can think of.<p>Whether it's the work of keeping a home and raising a family, building and inspiring a community, or bringing home a wage from a daily job, the wide variety of work women do is worth celebrating. Women are one of the largest growing forces in the …

World Bank

How To Make A DIY Charging Station

Whether you're trying to be less tethered to your phone while you're home, or you just need to establish one place where the chargers live, a …

The Velveteen Rabbit, Reimagined with Uncommon Tenderness by Beloved Japanese Illustrator Komako Sakai

A tender tale of how the soft bonds of love confer realness upon our existence.<p><i>“Life and Reality are not things you can have for yourself unless you accord them to all others,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in his exquisite 1950s meditation on becoming who you are. But as is the case with life’s most enduring …

Literature

The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy

A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.<p><i>“This is the greatest damn thing about the universe,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in his magnificent meditation on the meaning of existence, <i>“that we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do</i> …

Books

26-Year-Old Frida Kahlo’s Compassionate Letter to 46-Year-Old Georgia O’Keeffe

“I would like to tell you every thing that happened to me since the last time we saw each other, but most of them are sad and you mustn’t know sad things now.”<p>There is something uncommonly heartening about bearing witness to the virtuous cycle of support and mutual appreciation between two creative …

12 Paint Color Ideas for Bedrooms

Designer-tested hues.<p>With just the right hue, you won't lose any sleep — and you'll wake up ready to go. Designers choose the best bedroom paint colors.

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

The Quiet Book: An Illustrated Love Letter to Life’s Meaningful Pauses

A sweet celebration of the nuanced stillnesses that comprise aliveness.<p><i>“There is the dumb silence of slumber or apathy… the fertile silence of awareness, pasturing the soul… the silence of peaceful accord with other persons or communion with the cosmos,”</i> wrote Paul Goodman in his sublime taxonomy …

Books

Raising Compassionate Kids

Raising a compassionate child begins at home. Learning compassion is no different from learning other social skills; children learn to be …

Spring Bucket List: 50 Family-Friendly Activities

Shares 5K<p><b>The vernal equinox is around the corner</b>. However, you may have already experienced your FIRST SPRING DAY depending on where your family …

New Café & Bakery

Tom and I are always on the lookout for new breakfast joints in the metro. We’re happy that Hatch 22 Cafe & Bakery at Rockwell finally opened!<p>Hatch …

Sous-vide Cooking

100 Uses of Distilled White Vinegar

Thanks to my husband Tom I discovered the power of distilled white vinegar. We pretty much use it everyday as a cleaning agent or for cooking.<p>White …

The 13 Best Books of 2013: The Definitive Annual Reading List of Overall Favorites

All gratifying things must come to an end: The season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists — which covered writing and creativity, photography, psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, science and technology, children’s literature, and pets and animals — comes …

{No Glue} Turkey Craft For Thanksgiving

<b>Hello!</b> If you are new here check out No Time For Flash Cards on Pinterest and join our Facebook community for more great ideas.<p>People have been …

88 Books That Teach Important Lessons

A Picture Book of Helen Keller (Picture Book Biography) by David A. Adler tells readers that we are all different with different abilities but are …

11 Christmas Craft Ideas for Kids To Make This Holiday Season

Are you looking for some family-friendly Christmas crafts and activities?<p><b>Here are 11 Christmas craft ideas for kids to make this month.</b> Most double …

10 Things To Pack In Your Carry On If You Have Little Kids.

Like many of you we are preparing for holiday travel and when our good friends at Little Pim asked us to share with you why we like their products so …