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Free Play or Structured Activities for 6-Year-Olds? How Do They Learn Best?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

While schools tend to focus on cognitive growth with structured activities, research shows that free play brings about cognitive changes at least as quickly if not even faster.

2 Bewitching Books For A Winter Weekend | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 02.03.2016 | OWN

An extraordinary chain of events is set in motion by the purchase of an old painting in a London thrift shop, which an aspiring chef named Annie inte...

Deep Work, Mastery and Becoming an Expert Instead of Watching Game of Thrones

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Chantelle Zakariasen

Don't get me wrong, I freaking love Game of Thrones. I devoured 5 seasons in 3 months this past summer and I wait with baited breath for the new ones....

The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your SAT/ACT Prep if You're in 10th Grade

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Read. Yes, it really is that simple. The best thing you can do to prepare yourself for the SAT and ACT if you aren't quite ready to start actually prepping for the SAT and ACT is to read. The reason is twofold.

Who Knew What We Would Find

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 01.29.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Unexpected turns of fate happen every day ... One day something propels us off our path and we find ourselves in a whole new world ... something w...

Famous Psychic Answers Woman's Question Before She Even Asks It

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.28.2016 | OWN

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Trusting the Reading Universe

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

Staring at my pile of To Be Read books had begun to feel like staring at my closet full of clothes despairing at having nothing to wear. "To hell with it," I said to myself. "I'm just going to pick a book I want to read."

Reading Henry James Changed My Life

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I was reading The Portrait of a Lady -- which many critics consider The Great American Novel -- at 3 AM when I came to the famous Chapter 42.

The 5 Best Ways to Consume a Book Without Reading

Inverse | Posted 01.26.2016 | Entertainment

Sometimes, as much as you want to dive into a pile of pages and emerge with ink-stained fingertips, infused with that new-book smell, there just aren't enough hours in the day.

The Lowdown on the Download

Amy Koko | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Amy Koko

My point is, you can now read whatever you want and no one needs to know.

The One Thing That Changed My Entire Life

James Altucher | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
James Altucher

I had to read books. When you read a book you are taking someone's entire life that they have nicely curated for you into a 200-400 page book that you can read in a week.

11 Books That Grab You From Page One

Kirkus | Posted 01.20.2016 | Books

These books will grab your attention from the front page.

You're 15 Minutes Away From A Happier You

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Once you've established which part of the day works best for you, decide how you would like to spend your 15 minutes. Taking this time is like finding your bliss.

New Year, New Investments in Your Child's Learning

Byron Garrett | Posted 01.19.2016 | Education
Byron Garrett

The days of "do as I say, not as I do" should be behind you if you want your child to be an excellent student. Kids love to model everything they see adults doing- --whether it's movement, phrases, eating or habits. It's important for your child to see you on a quest for learning as well if you want them to journey to greatness academically.

Already Broken Your Resolution to Read More? Try These Quick Reads!

Kirkus | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books

Already Broken Your Resolution to Read More? Try These Quick Reads!

The Future of Title I - 2040

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.14.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

When you get to a certain age, you find increasing evidence that you've been yammering on the same topics for a very long time, usually to no great benefit. I just made one of those discoveries. Going through some old publications, I found a 1991 article I wrote on the future of Title I.

The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler While we all know that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, this is one case in which evaluating some...

The Secret To Finding Your Purpose In Life

Quora | Posted 01.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

'Written in Fire,' A Conversation with Marcus Sakey

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Written in Fire is the gripping conclusion of The Brilliance Trilogy (following Brilliance and A Better World). In 1986, incredibly gifted people known as brilliants or abnorms were born, and thirty years later, constitute one percent of the U.S. population.

Five Steps to Manifesting Your Dreams in 2016

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

When I look back at my younger self that year in Chicago and all the unrest that followed, I see those years as my greatest achievement. Those were the years I broke through my comfort zone and dared to dream.

YA Books Are For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts

The Atlantic recently published a thorough exposé on the changing definition of adulthood, and how we define it today. The author spoke with d...

The Lesbian Chronicles 5

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

This is the first time in my adult life that I will not be starting the new year with a resolve to diet.

Why Stephen King is My Favorite Undead Author

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 01.04.2016 | Books
Kara Post-Kennedy

Last night, as I crawled into bed with a cup of tea and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the latest tome from my #onetruelove Stephen King, I had not only a wonderful sense of anticipation, but also of serenity.

On to 2016

Carolyn Bass | Posted 01.02.2016 | Books
Carolyn Bass

It goes that 2016 will find me doing the same thing I've done every year. I'll be loving on my great, big, crazy family and doing this: Write. Edit. Publish. Repeat.

My Favorite Books of 2015

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 12.31.2015 | Books
Jennifer Wolfe

I am a book lover. I love being surrounded by stacks and stacks of books, both read, and unread. I adore walking into someone's home and scanning their bookshelves and get giddy when I see familiar titles