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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever is a story of two friends and their adventures at camp.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever is a funny, light-hearted book about two friends week spent at the grandparents house….

What are the skills every 18-year-old needs?

By Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author, NYT bestseller 1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers — faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store clerks, human resource managers, coworkers, bank tellers, health care providers, bus drivers, mechanics—in the real world. The crutch: We teach kids not to talk to strangers instead of teaching the more nuanced skill of how to discern the few…

Ask Dr. Blank: What are the top 5 ways to prevent summer brain drain?

  Create,with your child, a list of fun books and set a time each day to read together. Search the internet to make a list of great films and have a weekly family movie night. Take walks outside in nature and have your child take notes about interesting features. Play board games two or three evenings each week and have…

The Beautiful Languages of the People Who Talk Like Birds

By David Robson for BBC.com If you are ever lucky enough to visit the foothills of the Himalayas, you may hear a remarkable duet ringing through the forest. To the untrained ear, it might sound like musicians warming up a strange instrument. In reality, the enchanting melody is the sound of two lovers talking in a secret, whistled language. Joining…

Dog Days of Summer

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