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6 Practical Tips to Help You Cultivate a Reading Habit

Laiza King | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Laiza King

Credit "With a book, you're never alone" - Bisila Bokoko "To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the...

The 'Information Lady'

Alida Brill | Posted 06.03.2016 | Women
Alida Brill

When I arrived at my signing, I spotted a long table with a stack of my books, pens at the ready, and a small framed poster of the book's jacket with my photo attached. It should have been obvious that I was an author doing a signing, but a surreal reality descended.

We Don't Value the Written Word Anymore, and That's a Shame

Brittany Mancuso | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
Brittany Mancuso

It's time to bite the bullet and admit it: writing, as a profession, has gone to the dogs. It's a sad realization, but no one seems to value the art b...

Instagram, Bookstagram And British Author James Fahy

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 06.03.2016 | Books
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

If you need to be reminded that reading is alive and thriving, take a few moments and visit Instagram and the book community of Bookstagram. Here you ...

Why Reading Is the Foundation of Good Health

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Reading is a skill built during childhood that allows us to communicate and learn about the world around us. The troubles that come from illiteracy extend far beyond not being able to read the latest bestsellers.

A Horrific Flashback

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Just when I think I've seen it all, or at least a lot of it over 15 years of Pajama Program, a horrific memory engulfs me and shakes me all over again...

Around the World in 30 Days - May 2016

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.30.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report "Robots that care for us as we grow old. Cyberattacks against our homes. Extinct animals brought back to life...

The Global Search for Education: Top Global Teacher Bloggers - Cultivating Young Readers

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.28.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Summer is coming. Book lists are already online. As a parent, I was determined to cultivate a love of reading in my children. Reading is something I...

Why Books Still Matter

Holly Lynn Payne | Posted 05.27.2016 | Books
Holly Lynn Payne

Knowing the impact that one perfect novel had on my life, I set out with my colleagues, Paul Stiff and Josh Conviser, to understand America's relationship with books--research we were doing for a grant from the National Science Foundation for our company's innovation in book discovery.

How I (Try) to Filter Through the Noise and Read Effectively

Brad Stulberg | Posted 05.31.2016 | Books
Brad Stulberg

Recently, a handful of people have asked me about my method for reading. Before I get to that, some quick context: I flat-out love reading and take i...

Pop Quiz: A Parent's Guide to 21st Century Learning

Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD | Posted 05.27.2016 | Parents
Jody Sherman LeVos, PhD

Ask your 5-year-old what she wants to be when she grows up and she might say an astronaut or teacher, chef or engineer. Maybe she wants to run a flower shop. But what if she said: I don't know! What I want to be doesn't exist yet?

Razing Confusion

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Whenever my apartment is painted I get stranded and need refuge. From early morning to early evening I cannot stay in the apartment, also my studio-office, while a fresh coat of paint is lathered onto the walls.

Five Ways to Climb Out of a Reading Slump

Linda Johns | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Linda Johns

What if I told you that being a librarian had ruined me as a reader? Well, it would be a lie. Mostly.

Five Murder-less Mysteries to Read Now

Linda Johns | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Linda Johns

I love all sorts of mysteries, and most of the ones I read have a murder case central to the plot. I also love a good heist, a smart con, and, sometimes, I crave intrigue in a library or on a college campus. If you're ready for a mystery sans corpse, take a look at these five crime novels.

Top 5 Summer Reading for Entrepreneurs

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Summer is here and whether you are packing your bags for a getaway or staying at the office, here are five books to add to your reading list this seas...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 3: No Right or Wrong Way of Teaching

Frank Breslin | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

There will be successes and failures, and there will also be some question marks about how it all went, which is very normal when you're breaking new ground. The important thing is a willingness to try, and if you make a mistake, to make it gracefully, and just carry on.

6 Ways Reading Will Enrich and Enhance Your Life

Adam Gilad | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Adam Gilad

So turn of the computer, put your cell phone in another room and crack open a good book. And be sure to inhale the pages deeply. Books tend to have a wonderful smell as well.

The Guilty Father

Nathan Timmel | Posted 05.24.2016 | Parents
Nathan Timmel

Why had I let her meltdown, allowing her to cry and lose control of her emotions instead of just reading the book in the first place? Was I trying to be a firm-hand parent? Saying no for the sake of no, so she would learn she doesn't always get her way or what she wants? I don't know, but I felt awful the entire time she slept.

Stupid Is What Stupid Does aka Why You Should Love to Read

Merima Trako | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Merima Trako

Last night I used the word stupid in front of my children. I felt slightly ashamed. I felt as if some word police will soon be knocking on my door demanding that I turn myself in for being a lousy parent and allowing this awful word to cross my lips.

4 Things Worse than Not Learning to Read in Kindergarten

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Gaye Groover Christmus

The year Sam started kindergarten, he turned 6 in October. He was one of the oldest children in his class, and he didn't know how to read. When he sta...

NY Times Mocks Opt-Out Parents, Fails Common Core English

Alan Singer | Posted 05.16.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

If you are the type of creative mind that starts without a plan, and has to experiment and learn by doing, you need someone to see you through the long and difficult time it takes for your art to reach its true level.

Welcome to Everyone

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As a child I hated not being allowed into the segregated library in my hometown. But I am honored and grateful that today the Marlboro County Public Library -- the Marian Wright Edelman Library in Bennettsville, SC -- provides a panoply of early childhood and adult literacy programs.

Paper Books Vs. eBooks: The State of the Art of Reading

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

When I was twelve years old and immersed in Alister MacLean, my father bemoaned the decline of reading ethics. "At your age, I could recite Hamlet bac...


Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 05.11.2016 | Books
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Flipping through emails, I noticed one from author John Hudspith with an invitation to read his latest literary horror fictional novel, Thimblerigger. Sleep had not been my friend for weeks, so I opened the attachment and began to read figuring I couldn't feel much darker.

After 20 Years, Reading With My Kids Is Finally Fun

Cheryl Scott | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Cheryl Scott

As a young mother 19 years ago, nightly readings with our two sons was a special part of the bedtime routine. The challenge was trying to keep my eyes open all the way through story-time. After a full day at work, then the regular nightly chores we all face, I often felt like the lead zombie in The Walking Dead. More than once, my head nodded and hit the pillow before I finished reading the bedtime story.