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The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion

Death is always near, and teamwork is essential on the Serengeti—even for a magnificent, dark-maned male known as C-Boy.<p>They say that cats have nine lives, but they don’t say that about the Serengeti lion. Life is hard and precarious on this unforgiving landscape, and dead is dead. For the greatest …

Wildlife

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

Nature

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

National Parks

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Avocado and bacon omelet<p>Nothing says breakfast better than eggs. And while we love a classic omelet, it's sometimes nice to mix things up a bit. …

Cooking

7 Characteristics Associated with Long Life (and How to Cultivate Them) | Mark's Daily Apple

May 15, 2013<p>By Mark Sisson<p>As much as we focus on food and fitness as the “physical” arbiters of health and longevity, there appears to be much more …

Psychology

Building Better Calf Muscles: How the Calf Works and How to Work It

<b>Take a gander at the muscles on the back of your lower leg.</b> Which category applies to you: Are they short and bulky? Long and bulky? Average size? …

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.

Gendered covers are failing young adult readers

What makes readers pick up young adult fiction? The promise of a strong story, characters with emotional depth and intelligent writing. And yet a …

Teen book club: Shadow and Bone giveaway!

Terms and conditions<p>1. The competition to win a copy of Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ("the Competition") is open to children between 13 and 17 …

23 Books For Your Perfect Young Adult Summer Reading List

Wandering into the young adult section of your local bookstore is never something to be embarrassed about — even if you haven't actually been a teen …

Feminism in Young Adult Fiction

<i>This is a guest post by Kelly Jensen. Kelly is a librarian and a blogger at STACKED. She loves black licorice and debating genre. She’s writing a</i> …

All 185 Choose Your Own Adventure Books Ranked From Most to Least Awesome-Sounding

Just how 20th Century Fox will turn the <i>Choose Your Own Adventure</i> book series into a movie remains a mystery. What we do know is that the studio has …

15 Awesome Young Adult Book-Inspired Manicures

Ever had the urge to paint your nails to match your favorite book? Check out these amazing nail art tributes to favorite young adult books.<p>Becky at …

The Fault in Our Stars

• <b>Author:</b> John Green<p><b>"The greatest romance story of this decade."</b> —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i><p><b>-Millions of copies sold-</b><b><br>#1 New York Times Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 USA Today Bestseller</b> <b><br>#1 International Bestseller</b><p><b>TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012<br>TODAY Book Club pick</b> <b><br>Now a Major Motion</b> …

Looking for Alaska

• <b>Author:</b> John Green<p><b>The award-winning, genre-defining debut from #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars</b><p>Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award<i><br>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize Finalist<i><br>New York Times</i> bestseller<p>Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been …

Books

Enthralling YA Books for Your Beach Bag

Searching for that transporting, all-consuming, smoldering, <i>heart rendering</i> book that will sweep you away while you're soaking in the sun? Then look no further than your bookstore's Young Adult section to find the perfect companion for your beach vacation. As teen readers (and the adults who sneak …

The Maze Runner

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p>Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario.<p>The first book in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Maze Runner series—<i>The Maze Runner</i> is a modern classic, perfect for fans of <i>The Hunger Games</i> and <i>Divergent</i>.<p>When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing …

Maze Runner

National Premier NYE Parties | VIP Packages @ Bars Clubs Restaurants

As the nightlife authority and largest producer of NYE events, Joonbug brings you the ultimate NYE party line up. Are you’re looking for a swanky …

Summer reading: nothing can suck the joy out of a great book faster than being required to read it.

As much as I love schools encouraging their students to read over the summer, I’m afraid it’s true that nothing can suck the joy out of a great book …

Teens: are you too young for young adult books?

Should young adult (YA), or teen, fiction be a separate category, carefully marked out from general children's literature so that no child reads …

Patrick Ness's top 10 'unsuitable' books for teenagers

Patrick Ness was born and grew up in the US, and moved to London in 1999, where he's lived ever since. He's written two books for adults (a novel …

Teen book club competition: create a playlist for fantastic Siege and Storm prizes

It's time to get musically creative. We want your Shadow and Bone playlists! It could be the soundtrack for your favourite scene or a playlist that …

Making your writing the best it can be: top tips from children's books editors

<b>David Fickling, editor of A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton</b><p><b>End note?</b><br>People always say that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an …

Quote: Childhood and favorite books

I recently heard Margery Mayer give a speech while accepting the Corporate Award from the Education Commission of the States on behalf of Scholastic …

City of Fallen Angels

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>).<p>The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, …

Clockwork Prince

• <b>Author:</b> Cassandra Clare<p>True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.<p>In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found …

The Book Thief

• <b>Author:</b> Markus Zusak<p>The extraordinary #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.<p>It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier …