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The Booker Prize 2019 Shortlist Has Been Announced
From a 998-page novel that's largely one continuous sentence, to the follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale, the six books on this year's Booker Prize shortlist were announced this week. Read here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/09/the-booker-prize-2019-shortlist-has-been-announced?fbclid=IwAR3MWDZ97bIFYogQeYDJPsPQz6clH6eTDcZd_MhT7G8FuJWe9yUAZzGRqbQ Photo credit: World Economic Forum
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The Vagina Bible Adverts Blocked By Social Media
The Vagina Bible aims to dispel myths and educate women about vaginal health Twitter, Facebook and Instagram blocked adverts promoting a doctor’s book about vaginal health, according to US publisher Kensington. Read here: https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-49500822 Photo credit: Kensington Publishing Corp
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Books To Help Answer Big Questions About Yourself
Here are 6 unmissable books on psychology that helps you understand yourself better. Read more: https://ideas.ted.com/books-to-help-you-answer-big-questions-about-yourself/ Photo credit: ideas.Ted.com
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Why Islamic Debates Over Slavery Matter To All
A new book explains why theology matters in debates about slavery and Islam, if only because any argument that can be constructed theologically can also be deconstructed. Read more: https://www.economist.com/erasmus/2019/08/27/everywhere-in-chains Photo credit: Alamy
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Penguin Random House Release Audiobooks For Sleep
Penguin Random House to release audiobooks to send listeners to sleep. Their Sleep Tales collections aimed at listeners with chronic insomnia, thought to affect 10-15% of adults. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/aug/25/penguin-random-house-to-release-audiobooks-to-send-listeners-to-sleep
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Why dance is just as important as math in school
Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson. For several years, I’ve been a patron of the London School of Contemporary Dance. In 2016, I was invited to give the annual lecture in honor of founding principal Robert Cohan, and I decided to talk about the role of dance in schools. Read more and image credits: https://ideas.ted.com/why-dance-is-just-as-important-as-math-in-school/?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=ideas-blog&utm_term=education&fbclid=IwAR2GwjQ58bRrkyldIgssZKAzy-_kv9dCOt0CkXGCUL69-CGCdief_NQkJtA
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Sydney university lowers entry bar for females
The first of its kind scheme is aiming to address the low numbers of women in engineering and information technology fields. Women applying to study engineering and information technology at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) next year will receive 10 more entry points than their male counterparts, in what the university believes is a first of its kind bid to remedy the under-enrollment of women in these fields. Read more and image credit: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/after-more-female-engineering-and-it-students-sydney-university-lowers-entry-bar?fbclid=IwAR27J3CglNRPVKMwvMamotViM_kJpMVh4mBdIrTr-HBPLQEOrrthvEDWdSw
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UK schools are holding maths classes outdoors
Research shows that healthier and happier children do better in school, and that education is an important determinant of future health. But education is not just about lessons within the four walls of a classroom. The outdoor environment encourages skills such as problem solving and negotiating risk which are important for child development. Read more and image credits: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/outdoor-learning-has-huge-benefits-for-children-and-teachers-so-why-isn-t-it-used-in-more-schools?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs&fbclid=IwAR2lCfjRWJhS24sVNB6txm2-mvxCIFsPBoXG6UV9JObNw7r4ZZ1_dpJQfow