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STEM Needs to Be Updated to STREAM

Rob Furman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

How do we expect our future employees to be able to compete in science, technology, engineering, the arts or math without putting a major emphasis on the critical need to be able to read, comprehend and write?

How Do I Understand And Appreciate Books Better?

Quora | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Quora

It is far nobler to have too meager and too humble an opinion to offer about the books you read, than being the kind of deluded blowhard who shouts from rooftops and Twitter accounts that Khaled Hosseini is the best living writer in the world.

10 Apps for Kids to Play and Learn

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Your kids love to play on the smartphone or tablet. Wouldn't it be really cool if they do what they love and learn along the way? Here are 10 handpicked apps that will do exactly that!

Winning At Monopoly

Hugh Howey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Hugh Howey

Is Amazon a disruptor because of its size? Or is its size a result of previously stifled innovation?

Laura Powell's 'Goddess' Is an Enchanting Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Britain is crumbling and a young soon-to-be Priestess named Aura from the Cult of Artemis is blind to it all. But everything changes when Aura meets a rebellious boy named Aiden.

The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents

This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around. Jordan Ll...

Teaching Teens Money

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Don't you just love these Spring days? We might just get a Spring in NYC after all - and we feel like we certainly deserve it after the winter we endu...

Reading to Feed the Soul

Cindy Tansin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Cindy Tansin

Wouldn't you rather be climbing Mt. Everest or fighting off a rogue wave or falling in love with a time traveler? And what better to beat rush hour traffic than a great audio book?

We Gave These Classic Children's Books A Makeover So Today's Generation Can Finally Understand

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books

Kids these days. Rather than pick up a book -- with pages! -- they busy themselves with nonsensical "reading" on their tablets, if, that is, they both...

Reading in the Age of the Tablet

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Suren Ramasubbu

Nearly any book you can think of can be read as an electronic book (e-book) today. Granted, reading an electronic book on a computer never really took off as a trend, but the advent of electronic readers (e-readers) started the turnaround.

Help Your Kids Find Books With Diverse Characters

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We know how challenging it can be for parents of children of color to find books in which characters of their ethnicity are represented -- and not limited to tired stereotypes or only relegated to minor characters.

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's... Marcel Proust!

Roz Warren | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

These days, the man of steel just bores me. But Mark never does. And while it's impossible to know exactly what binds two people together, when it comes to my own awesome relationship, I'd just like to say "Thanks, Superman."

The Random Thrilling Comments in the Life of a Blogger

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

There are a lot of us bloggers out there in the world of the Internet. Every single one of us have two things in common: We want a voice, and we want ...

You're a Book Nerd If...

Beth Bartlett | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Beth Bartlett

In this age of YouTube and endless TV, it takes passion to fulfill yourself with the written word. Yet the book nerd thrives, surviving on the scent of old books and the meaty thoughts of great writers.

Novels Do Not Need Warning Labels

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.05.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

If someone had warned me that Wharton's novel could be upsetting or painful for whatever reasons, I might have avoided it, skimmed it, or turned to Cliffs Notes. I would have missed a book that helped change my life.

Daughter of Chaos Full of Magic, Mythology and More

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Daughter of Chaos is honestly a must for anyone whose a fan of young adult fantasy. I was fortunate enough to chat with author Jen McConnel to get the inside scoop on her magical novel.

Don't Be a Book Snob

Michelle Chahine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Michelle Chahine

Yes we need books that tackle more difficult aspects of life in a thought-provoking manner. But we also need books to make us laugh, enjoy the beauty in the world, reflect on what we are doing with our days, and try to be happier.

Rigorized Reading for Eight Year Olds

Peter Greene | Posted 07.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

One of the most odious policies to emerge from the Reformster swamp is the mandatory retention of all third graders who don't pass the Big Test in reading.

LGBT Literature: It's Not All Life and Death

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Two Internet memes are promoting literary issues that I care about deeply. On May 1, 2, and 3, a groups of activists using Twitter hashtags raised awareness about the need for diverse characters and story lines in children's and young adult books.

6 Types of Aggravating Readers

Steven Petite | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

There are certain types of book readers that tend to take it too far. There are times in conversations about novels where the only thing running through the mind is, "Come on, seriously?" or "Oh not this again," or the best of them all, "I wish you didn't know how to read."

How I Learned To Read 300 Percent Faster In 20 Minutes

Tim Ferriss | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Tim Ferriss

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in one-third or one-fifth the time?

Wherever You Go, There YOU Are: Your Consciousness Never Takes a Vacation!

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly...

Can't Get Your Kids to Read? Read on!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Year after year, as digital devices become more present in every aspect of our lives, I have observed a steady decline in my clients' children's interest in reading. Here are my thoughts.

Three Dreams

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

I have come to realize there are 3 dreams wrapped up in Pajama Program #1 The children's dreams. If they are afraid, they want to feel protected and...

American Children Read... But Not Well Or Often

Reuters | Andrew M. Seaman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Books

NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters Health) - Although American children still spend part of their days reading, they are spending less time doing it for plea...