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7 Dishes From Famous Books (And How to Make Them)

A kid who is passionate about reading is passionate about life. A mistake that even book-phobic grown-ups make is that reading a book is a self-contained exercise. Avid readers know better. A good storybook is a glimpse into another world, but it is also an exploration of the world around us.Human nature and all of human culture – love, hate, work, play, language, gestures – go under the microscope. A kid that reads is a kid that’s hungry to learn about the world and the people in it, even if…See More
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How They Do It: 9 Parenting Practices from Around the World

There’s so much new parenting advice and faddish trends out there that it can be hard to really know what’s best for your own kids. One source of knowledge, however, that has billions of adherents is that which has been passed down from generation to generation and become the foundation of parenting in different cultures.Here are some of the most interesting examples of…See More
May 2
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7 Tips To Help Your Kid Remember Information

Kids have the strangest memories. They’ve not yet learned to slow down and play things sensibly, so while they can remember a bunch more details than their moms about something that fascinated them, the important stuff seems to slip through their minds like a sieve.Teaching them to be punctual or the importance of homework can be kind of pointless if they’ve no framework for remembering the times of things or memorizing facts and figures. Fortunately, such a framework does exist – or better…See More
Nov 17, 2017
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Oct 4, 2017
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A Gin Lover’s Guide to the UK

With record sales in 2016, gin has never been so popular in the UK. Boasting established distilleries and a growing number of boutique manufacturers, it's a gin lover's paradise. But with so much choice, where is the best place to start?Below you'll find a list of 16 gins worth travelling across Britain for, compiled by the team at…See More
Aug 24, 2017
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18 Plants To Grow For a Bee-Friendly Garden

Bees are amazing! They truly bring a garden to life with their sound and color, and – more importantly – the hard work they do to pollinate your flowers. Kids love them for their cartoonish appearance and the imaginative stories that they inspire. Yet, sadly, we’re seeing…See More
Aug 16, 2017
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Jul 24, 2017
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9 Low-Maintenance House Plants for Every Room

Of all the tweaks you can make around your house to change the way you feel, few can be simpler or more effective than the addition of a houseplant. Yet many folk shy away from committing to that ‘potted pet’ because, to the uninitiated, the pot plant may not seem simple at all.While of course, if you are a horticultural expert or bonsai specialist, you can choose…See More
Jul 4, 2017
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Jun 19, 2017
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How To Spot Counterfeit Cash At The Store

The 21st century and the dawn of the digital age have brought with them a host of exciting new crimes to worry about, from online identity fraud to the remote hijacking of autonomous vehicles - hopefully we still have a little while until that one becomes too much of a concern!There will always be somebody out there ready to exploit the security bugs of the ‘real’…See More
Jun 19, 2017
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3 Things to Fix Around The House Before They Get Worse

A family home is a massive and complex machine. From stubborn windows, to uncleanable ovens, to attics that refuse to clear themselves out, it’s a miracle that your house remains operational. But without a little attention here and there, things can get out of hand – and ultimately more expensive to deal with.A sagging gate that won’t closeGravity takes its toll on garden gates over the years, and eventually the business-end is likely to sink out of position so that it no longer fits the…See More
May 30, 2017

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7 Dishes From Famous Books (And How to Make Them)

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

A kid who is passionate about reading is passionate about life. 

A mistake that even book-phobic grown-ups make is that reading a book is a self-contained exercise. Avid readers know better. A good storybook is a glimpse into another world, but it is also an exploration of the world around us.

Human nature and all of human culture – love, hate, work, play, language, gestures – go under the microscope. A kid that reads is a kid that’s hungry to learn about the world and the…

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Really Cute Towel Animals To Make With Your Kids

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

One of the toughest things any mom has to face on a daily basis is finding things to keep your kids entertained. Young kids love to be creative, but ‘creative’ usually means ‘messy’, whether that means getting paint all over your…

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How They Do It: 9 Parenting Practices from Around the World

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 11:29am 0 Comments

There’s so much new parenting advice and faddish trends out there that it can be hard to really know what’s best for your own kids. One source of knowledge, however, that has billions of adherents is that which has been passed down from generation to generation and become the foundation of parenting in different cultures.

Here are some of the most interesting examples of…

Continue

7 Tips To Help Your Kid Remember Information

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 12:35pm 0 Comments

Kids have the strangest memories. They’ve not yet learned to slow down and play things sensibly, so while they can remember a bunch more details than their moms about something that fascinated them, the important stuff seems to slip through their minds like a sieve.

Teaching them to be punctual or the importance of homework can be kind of pointless if they’ve no framework for remembering the times of things or memorizing facts and figures. Fortunately, such a framework does exist – or…

Continue

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