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The Mother-Daughter Book Club

Elizabeth McGuire | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth McGuire

When I originally offered to help with my daughter's first book club, it was as a simple show of support for my 7-year-old bookworm. Flash forward four years and nearly 50 books later, the club has become one of the most valuable volunteer gigs of my parenting career.

Be a Girl Who Writes

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 07.11.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

Be a girl who writes because you'll better understand when life throws unexpected hurdles in your way -- as plot twists give us necessary segues -- and because you'll know that some relationships need to end when there are no more plotlines left to have between two people.

Kids Are Never Too Old to Be Read to by Parents

Joe Paradise | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
Joe Paradise

We parents often think that when a child is able to read a book by him/herself that we should stop reading to our children. We have this fantasy that they will automatically become lifelong readers who love to sit with a book and read by themselves. But, this is the furthest thing from the truth!

Kindergarten Is Too Late -- We Need to Strengthen Brains Earlier Than That

George Halvorson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

Studies have shown that the children who come to kindergarten best equipped to learn to read have been read to -- on average -- nearly 1700 hours between birth and kindergarten.

Brains Are Strengthened in the First Three Years of Life

George Halvorson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
George Halvorson

We imprison far more of our minority citizens than our white citizens. That set of facts is well known. What isn't well known is another extremely important but almost entirely invisible fact about our prisoners. They can't read.

Evangeline Lilly Reads From Children's Book "The Squickerwonkers" At Comic-Con 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Evangeline Lilly may be best known for her roles in geek culture classics, "Lost" and "The Hobbit 2," but now she's tapping into the world of fantas...

3 Really Good Reasons To Read Wedding Blogs

Kellee Khalil | Posted 04.29.2013 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

The more content you have at your fingertips, the better. Inspiration will help you to fill your wedding day with things you love while you are surrounded by the ones who love you.

Getting Kids to Read and Cook

Rozanne Gold | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Rozanne Gold

It's back-to-school month with no letup in our country's interminable decline into child illiteracy and obesity.

Brooklyn Street Art Presents: Best Images Of 2011

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 02.10.2012 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It's been an excellent year for street art all over the world and we've had the pleasure of seeing a lot of great stuff from both big names and anonym...

Stop Waiting: Learning for a Digital Age

Michael Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Levine

If we invest early and unlock personalized learning anytime, anywhere, we may one day stop waiting for magic bullets and super-human teachers.

Can Dogs Teach Kids To Read?

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Know a child who needs a little help with learning how to read? CNN reports that man's best friend could be a great teacher for kids too. It sounds i...

Why I'm Releasing My Novel on Twitter

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Stewart

Tweeting my novel provides the ultimate in easy sampling and information triage before purchase, the equivalent of watching a clip of a TV show before deciding to order the season on Netflix.

Every Monday Matters: "Learn, Grow, Escape... Read"

Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza

Reading is like exercising -- mental and physical benefits flourish with regular practice. It relaxes, entertains, and inspires your soul. So take time to read... this column doesn't count.

Reading List for a Financial Meltdown

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

Since some people will have more reading time in the days, weeks and months ahead, here are a few suggested reads. They have helped me during these past two years.