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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.

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

Salman Khan | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Salman Khan

He then said, "Dad, aren't you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing." I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell­-tale signs of a 'growth­ mindset.'

5 Reasons Why Twentysomethings Should Read Tolstoy

Lucy Horner | Posted 08.15.2014 | Books
Lucy Horner

Tolstoy is actually a pretty appropriate author for twentysomethings to be reading in our current society. Although he lived in Russia over one-hundred years ago, Tolstoy and his characters knew all about ambition, failure, stress, and striving for meaning and goodness.

16 Things Bookworms Will Ignore To Finish A Great Read

Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents

August 9th is National Book Lovers Day. Naturally, our celebration includes the littlest literati. We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook communi...

What Do the Children Need?

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We are getting a crystal clear understanding of the world these children live in. We're asking two key questions -- and the answers are providing insights that are more profound than we imagined.

8 Beach Reads and the Beaches to Read Them On

Fathom | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Fathom

All summer books are not created equal, and neither are the beaches we read them on.

My Capricious Reading Habits, Authors' Sustained Attentions

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Julie R. Enszer

Now, I am no longer a young reader, but it is summer. I am reading. And, in many ways, still reading at the frantic pace I embraced at eight and nine. I want to gather stars for completed books before fall arrives with its demands to read other things.

How Do Books Make Us Laugh?

Jim Davies | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Jim Davies

Books are amazing things. When we read fiction, we can get strong emotional reactions. It's so common that we need to step back to even realize that it's mysterious. Why would we ever feel real emotions and laugh because of a made-up story?

3 Books Every Girl Should Read Before Starting College

Madeline Diamond | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Madeline Diamond

Gone are the days of assigned summer reading, so the summer before entering college is the perfect time to catch up on some enlightening reading for what little summertime we have left.

How To Make The World a Better Place: 4 Lessons on Founding a Non-Profit

Christopher Molaro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Molaro

To be sure, there are many ways one can try to change and help their community, big or small. Admittedly, there are more effective and less effectiv...

Sign Off the Internet and Start Reading Outside

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Stop reading this blog. It's summer and you should turn off the Internet, p...

3 Ways to Figure Out What Young Adult Books to Read Next

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

After reading a book that broke your heart or made you swoon or even had you pull a Silver Linings Playbook and hurl it out a window, inevitably you wonder, "Now what?"

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

My assumption had been that when children use incorrectly spelled words, poor grammar, change the way words look in print, and substitute symbols and images (e.g. emoticons) to communicate, it will have a negative effect on their spelling, grammar, and reading and writing skills. Logical, don't you think?

World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K.

The Importance of Teaching Content

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Quite some years ago I visited a school in Baltimore City that had raised its third-grade reading scores dramatically. I wanted to see what they were doing to be so successful -- and I was curious about why its fifth-grade scores had not improved even as its third-grade ones had.

On the Importance of Mirrors for Students (and Teachers)

Gregory Michie | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Gregory Michie

To say that a teacher's race is of no importance -- especially in schools where most of the kids are black or Latino -- is to pretend that education in the U.S. exists in a post-racial dreamworld.

What You Should Really Do If You Want Your Kids to Read This Summer

Katie Hurley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

The truth is that you can't force your kids to read. Or you can, if you want to raise kids who hate reading and avoid it at all costs. But you can inspire a love of reading.

A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

Books That Benefit From Amazon's Latest Disruptive Innovation

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...

11 Hot-Tempered Books For Hot Summer Days

Oyster Books | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

These summer reads are more spiked than sweet. Indulge in the seedier side of the season with our favorite hot-tempered page turners from Stephen King, Hunter S. Thompson, Neil Gaiman, and more

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 07.17.2014 | Books
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.

Bits on the Beach

Naomi S. Baron | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Naomi S. Baron

Hours of my day as a professor and writer are spent reading onscreen. But when I know I'll want to reflect on what I have read, to read it again, and to have it stare back at me when I'm working in my study, I read in print.

Summer Is Also for Learning

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

Because of the "shut down" nature of the school calendar, it is easy for us to quickly engage in similar mental cessation at this time. In fact, many of our colleagues seek to completely shift out of teacher mode during the summer. In my humble view, this is a mistake.