Books on Famine, Factories Vie for $75,000 History Prize

LONDON (AP) — A STORY of starvation in Stalin's Soviet Union, a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder and a look at how factories changed the...

Rights Body and U.N. Say Eritrea Detains Ex-Minister Who Wrote Critical Books

KAMPALA (REUTERS) - Eritrea has arrested a former minister who wrote books critical of the country's leader, a rights group and a U.N. official said. British-based...

Bookstore Partners With Police to Provide Books to Detainees

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A bookstore owner in Brattleboro is donating books to the Police Department for individuals who have to spend the night...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Out With 2 New Books

The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write....

Book vending machines installed across US by French publisher

'You don’t know what you are going to get. Who knows? Maybe you press a button and get a story written by your neighbour' Stories...

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates,...

Fruit of Knowledge by Liv Strömquist review – eye-poppingly informative

Witty, clever and angry, this book about the suppression of female sexuality is fantastically acute How I loved reading Liv Strömquist’s Fruit of Knowledge. Mostly,...

A New View of Evolution That Can’t Be Represented by a Tree

In 1837, Charles Darwin sketched a spindly tree of life in one of his notebooks. Its stick-figure trunk sprouted into four sets of branches....

HOW READING CAN AFFECT EATING DISORDERS – FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

New research is trying to establish if books can help readers heal Very little is known about whether readers respond in clinically relevant ways to...

On the Ground in Afghanistan and Iraq

C. J. Chivers, a senior writer for The New York Times and a former Marine infantry officer, begins his new book with a description...

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U.S. Secretary of Education coming to Bay District Schools

The U.S. Secretary of Education will be in Panama City Monday. Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressman Neal Dunn will visit Cedar Grove, which has been...

DHS plans to use credit-scores to judge who may become a citizen

The US Department of Homeland Security has published a new proposed rule that would make people ineligible for US citizenship if their credit-scores were poor. Notionally, the...

Black Teachers Improve Outcomes for Black Students

BLACK STUDENTS WHO HAVE just one black teacher in elementary school are more likely to graduate and more likely to enroll in college – and...

Scuttlebiz: What if Georgia’s low education ‘ranking’ is wrong?

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Americans who find meaning in these four areas have higher life satisfaction

Discovering where people find meaning in life is a challenging task. One way is to give them an opportunity to write, in their own...