I blogged - about time passing, and being in Japan three years ago, and the importance of writers believing in their own dreams.
Subaru Niizuma, 6, accompanied by his sister Shizuku, 8, and father Atsushi, 40, throws a pink flower into the ocean in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Sunday in honor of his …
The quake was three years ago today. I was living in Japan then, and it’s amazing to see how much has been saved, and how much progress made - but there’s still a lot to do, and a scar in the country’s soul that’ll take time to heal.
Measles has surged back in Europe, while whooping cough is has become a problem here in the U.S.
Childhood immunization rates plummeted in parts of Europe and the U.K. after a 1998 study falsely claimed that the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella was linked to autism.
That study has since been found to be fraudulent. But fears about vaccine safety have stuck around in Europe and here in the U.S.
NPR maps the resurgence of preventable diseases due to public ignorance and lamentable misinformation about vaccines.
Pair with Bill Gates on vaccines, animated.
Researchers found that children who receive bedtime stories from their parents as infants perform better than those who go without. But reading for pleasure during secondary school had the biggest effect, with books judged to be more important to children’s development at an older age than the influence of their parents. The combined effect on children’s progress of reading books often, going to the library regularly and reading newspapers at 16 was four times greater than the advantage children gained from having a parent with a degree.
Reading changes lives
Dreaming of the night with digital artist Catrin Welz-Stein
Ooh, the wonder and whimsy…
Just a few examples of literary posters designed by Evan Robertson, which can be bought on Etsy here.
A healthy dose of morning motivation!