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Kids Read When They Are Ready, Not On a Timetable

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

When my son was 30 months old, I discovered he could read. I even double-checked what seemed to be impossible to a first-time parent by taking a novel book out of the library and asking him to read it. Sure enough, he could do it.

Life lessons from Charlotte's Web

Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
Kristie Rivers, MD, FAAP

My young children are fortunate enough to have never experienced the harsh realities of life and death. The closest they have come is an imaginary spider dying.

The Power of Books to Change the World

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

If we needed another call to action regarding the transformative power of education - on individual lives and the world we live in - here it is. In ...

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

10 Books To Read Before You Go To Paris

Fodor's | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

An iconic character in films, plays, and books, Paris has morphed into a destination so romanticized that it's easy for travelers to be skeptical abou...

7 Things You Can Do to Become a Better Developer

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.17.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

I'm sorry to disappoint you, but this won't be another series on how to build great things with Node.js, or Angular.js for that matter. I'm looking to introduce to you a couple of things that can help you to better understand your career choices, and perhaps even give you the mental boost you've been longing for.

Young Adult Authors Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Why 'We Need Diverse Books'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

As a young girl, I used to pray in my bed every night that God would miraculously give me blonde hair, blue eyes, and creamy white skin. After that didn't work, I had another plan: hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.

Poet Voice and Flock Mentality: Why Poets Need to Think for Themselves

Lisa Marie Basile | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Lisa Marie Basile

Fear means you know you may be incorrect. You may find that when you read your poem as you -- when you abandon those auto-subscribed notions of sound and musicality -- you will reach and offer a much deeper attachment to your work.

When Reader Inspires Author

Melody Moezzi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Melody Moezzi

While the vast majority of the messages I receive from readers are not of this venomous variety, most aren't pure expressions of admiration or gratitude either. At first glance, they may appear to be fan letters, but they aren't -- because they're not from fans.

Secrets, Chokeholds, and the Sprouting of Wings: Latina Writer Sparkles

Melanie Bishop | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

My reading life was enriched last week with the discovery of Vanessa Martir's blog. Wordpress featured one of her posts in their Freshly Pressed column. I followed the link, read "Rationalizing the Privacies We Invade," and then kept on reading, as hours passed by. Martir's is a voice I want to keep listening to.

Striking Gold in Princeton: 5 Tips for Any Aspiring Collector

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.12.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I stumbled upon a hidden treasure recently, right in my backyard of Princeton, New Jersey. The Gilded Lion is a wonderful antique store, located at 24 Chambers Street, where it has stood since 1989.

Light and Shade: Celebrating Tolstoy's 186th

Lauren Daley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books
Lauren Daley

I'm a newspaper book columnist -- was an English major! -- and yet shamefully realized last summer at age 31 that'd I'd never read "Anna Karenina."

A Little Girl, 10 Years Later

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Time flies. Yes, we hear that everyday don't we? And on some days we see it too. Time flies. Can you see a difference you've made in someone's life...

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

Exclusive Interview With Morgan Rhodes, New York Times Best-Selling Author Of the Falling Kingdom Series

Udoka Okafor | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Udoka Okafor

The book is filled with intrigue, politics, romance, rebellion, magic, betrayal, loss, and sacrifice, and, its thrilling narrative and depth-filled writing, compels the reader to keep turning the pages of the book, way past their bedtime.

The 25-Year-Old 'Secret' That New Parents Need to Know

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

When his daughter Olive was born, Jason used his skills as a journalist and his "investigative toolkit" to identify the resources and skills he needed to make himself "a better parent."

Back to School for Entrepreneurs: 7 Must-Read Books

Steve Sipress | Posted 09.03.2014 | Books
Steve Sipress

So for me, fall doesn't mean "back to school" -- because I make it a point never to stop learning. I have my own saying: "Lifetime Learners Are Lifetime Earners."

Why Millennials Can't Read -- And We Should

Madeline Hill | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Madeline Hill

Admit it, other generations hate us. We'd rather Instagram a vintage book than actually read it. Other generations would purchase the book and pick up the phone to meet a friend in person to discuss its ending.

The Kind Of Therapy Every Teen Needs

Anna Caltabiano | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Anna Caltabiano

Though at times it may not feel like it, we're not as isolated as we imagine. Reading about characters who confront and overcome similar predicaments and hurdles reminds us that there's always a way through and that we can all survive, and actually enjoy, our teenage years.

Catching up With Bestselling Author Jennifer Armentrout

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.29.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Chances are you've read at least one book by The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout at some point in the last few years. Why? Well to put it simply, she's an extremely talented, book-writing machine.

My Three Favorite Rare Book Stores in Europe

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.

Fixing Our National Writing Crisis From the Foundation Up

Steve Graham | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Steve Graham

To improve students' writing skills, it is important to teach writing explicitly, to model for specific strategies and processes, and to provide students with ample time to practice and apply their writing skills.

Top 10 Art and Design Bookstores Around the World

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

For lovers of art and design, a travel itinerary should always include a good bookstore among its listings of local museums and art galleries. After all, a great bookstore is often a destination unto itself. Here are of ten of the most sensational bookstores for art and design around the world.

Review: Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Illya Szilak | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

In her valuable new book, Reading Writing Interfaces: from the Digital to the Bookbound, Lori Emerson asks us to reconsider the inevitability and desirability of the "invisible" computer interface.

7 Audiobooks That Make Any Road Trip Better

Posted 08.22.2014 | OWN

Road trips don't have to be boring.