Data mining adds evidence that war is baked into the structure of society
A new study of wars over 600 years shows conflict following a universal mathematical law, suggesting that the current period of relative peace could be more fragile than many have thought.
Aloud for Middle Graders? — The Horn Book
Back in the fifties, in my crowded parochial elementary school, the highest form of good luck landed you in Mrs. Sheeran’s fourth-grade class. The fact that Mrs. Sheeran wasn’t a nun marked her instantly as different But more significant than her street clothes and married name were two admirable practices. First, every day at 10:30 she smuggled us out the back door and down to the playground for an all-class dodgeball game. Second, she read aloud to our class at the end of the day, right before dismissal. Her books of choice were the Happy Hollisters series, and I was so taken with them that I asked for Happy Hollisters books that Christmas. Years later, when I taught sixth grade in the 1990s, I, too, took my students outside for a mid-morning break…
Top 10 Book Needs
Top 10 Book Needs We receive requests for all kinds of books, but some topics are harder to keep in stock than others. These types of books are always flying off our shelves faster than we can find them! Please help us stock our empty shelves and look for these topics wherever you buy books. We can accept new and used paperbacks in good condition, so keep an eye out at yard sales, library book sales, and online English dictionaries and thesauri Exercise (yoga, weight lifting) Hobbies (drawing, crocheting, chess, crossword puzzles, word games) Self-help (sexual abuse, trauma, addiction) Bible dictionaries and concordances as well as non-mainstream religions such as Wicca, paganism, spirits, dreams, tarot cards,…
Free Comic Book Day: What is it?
Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May. It's an International Event that celebrates comic books and the local comic shops that provide them to thei...
Amazing Video Shows Heart Beating Outside a Body
A technology to keep organs alive outside the body is saving lives. And provoking ethical debates.
How Long Will It Take to Read President Obama’s Essential Books? You Don’t Want to Know
POTUS gave WIRED his essential books list. This is how long it would take to read them.
How To Proofread Like A Professional: 5 Tips
By Joan Selby As a writer, proofreading your work is one of the most grueling tasks. Most writers (perhaps even the majority of writers) don’t like doing it. Even so, it is a vital part of th…
What is the Apostolic Pardon?
As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by a…
How religious is your state?
Southern states are among the most highly religious states in the U.S., while those in New England are among the least devout.
the 7 magic reasons children love little golden books
The 7 magic reasons children love Little Golden Books Today is National Mother Goose Day! Mother Goose was one of the first 12 Little Golden Books released in 1942. I want to share the 7 magical reasons children love Little Golden Books. 1 This Little Golden Book belongs to On the inside cover of every book is that special page. The page that made us want to learn how to write our own name. The page that made the book our own! Once our name was in it, it was ours! It is no secret that little ones want to have something that is just for them. Courtesy Penguin Random House 2 Seeing the trademarked golden spine tells children that it is something they can read. Moms and dad flip through magazines during…