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Op-Ed: Elon Musk's worry about AI should prompt tech-in-education debate

Famous inventor and tech mogul Elon Musk, he of Space X and Tesla Motors, has just cautioned us against the dangers of artificial intelligence. While AI may be dangerous, we should also be worried about the more basic danger of over-reliance on tech.

Children’s books teach important lessons on accepting differences Promoted

Leading experts and authors agree that helping children recognize and accept differences at an early age is important, especially via literature.

Reading narrative stories improves brain connectivity

Atlanta - A new study shows that reading fiction novels or short stories improves neural connections in the brain and the effects last several days after reading.

How the school librarian touches every child Special

Paper books, libraries and librarians -- not outdated, are even more culturally necessary today for both parents and children.

What's the best way to read to a baby?

Researcher and writer Elaine Reese has provide some tips for reading to new babies. Although babies do not seem to react much, Reese argues that reading out loud has benefits for the baby’s development.

An easy way to lose weight: Read a fast-paced novel

With the New Year about to ring in, most have thought about resolutions: losing weight, being on time, being fiscally responsible, and the list goes on.

Study reveals booklovers have improved literacy and maths ability

Considering they read for fun, it comes as no surprise that most booklovers have improved literacy rates, as reading gives them an avenue to improve their vocabulary. What could be surprising is that the hobby is also linked to enhanced maths ability.

Elizabeth Gilbert reads from new novel at Toronto book signing Special

Toronto - 'Eat, Pray, Love 'author Elizabeth Gilbert arrived in Toronto yesterday, kicking off the official tour of her latest novel, 'The Signature of All Things. ' It was the author's first public appearance for the new book.

Young people prefer to read on a computer screen

London - According to a U.K. survey, the majority of young people prefer to read on a computer screen rather than a printed book or magazine.

Review: Reading in the glow Special

The Kobo Glo is a great eReader and a great way to pack a lot of books for a week of reading in the dark — or in the bright tropical sun

Op-Ed: Sports Talk — Premier League Preview — Sat 16

The weekend's action in the Barclay's Premier League see's crucial clashes at the top and bottom of the League as Everton host Manchester City, Reading travel to Manchester United and Aston Villa and QPR battle near the foot of the table at Villa Park.

Op-Ed: RIP Nicholas Hoare, another Toronto indie bookstore closes

Toronto - Nicholas Hoare, an iconic Toronto independent bookstore, will soon be closing its doors, jamming another nail in the coffin for book-lover havens. I, for one, will miss the character and warmth of Hoare.

James Patterson delivers Savannah Book Festival's keynote address Special

Savannah - Bestselling author James Patterson's remarks focused on storytelling and what he's passionate about, including the importance of getting kids to read.

Video: Bo steals the spotlight from First Lady Michelle Obama

Washington - First Lady Michelle Obama carried on a 60-year tradition, reading to children at the Children's National Medical Center, but First Dog Bo ended up upstaging Mrs. Obama.

Op-Ed: Phonics pronk - Do education experts need to go back to school?

The Synthetic Phonics test, devised by educational experts, to test the reading ability of six year old children suggests educational experts may have a rather limited vocabulary and need to return to school.

Review: New book unleashes 'grandma power'

A global project turned book, documented by world renowned photojournalist Paola Gianturco, follows the lives of women who are a central figure in any family: Grandmas. It is fittingly called, "Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon."

Monkeys can possibly 'read'

A recent study has indicated that monkeys can "read", or at least distinguish real words from a nonsense jumble of letters.

Books: Are mermaids the new vampires?

The classical water-dwelling creatures known as mermaids are reclaiming media attention and taking the place of vampires and werewolves. Myths and folklore about mermaids have been told for thousands of years and some even believe they actually exist.

New romantic reads for Valentine's Day

Signs of love and romance are popping up everywhere for Valentine's Day: Including book pages. From the duo whose new novel has inspired an online movement, to a literary remake of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, your heart will swoon.

Four million UK children do not own a book

Startling research, issued on Dec. 4, has shown that almost a third of children in the UK do not own a book of their own. The survey was commissioned to mark the launch the Christmas Gift of Reading fundraising appeal.

Op-Ed: Reading by the glow of an iPad Special

Toronto - His childhood nights were spent finding a way to rig up a hidden flashlight so he could read in bed. Many cold winter nights his only light was a bright moon. Today, five decades later he still reads himself to sleep but by the glow of his iPad.

Op-Ed: The Book vs The Electronically Formatted Convenience Document

The idea that the paper book is a dying entity is absurd. There have always been predictions about the pending demise of well loved technologies or entertainments in lieu of other more advanced ones.

Former adult film star reportedly invited to read to children

Parents are outraged at a Compton, CA elementary school for allegedly inviting former adult film star, Sasha Grey, to read to a group of 1st and 3rd grade students. The school has denied ever inviting her.

4th time a charm for Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes

Having three books previously shortlisted in the Booker Prize competition, British author Julian Barnes finally receives the win of a lifetime.

New reads for fall: Top picks from the bestseller's list

When the days begin to shorten and the air becomes crisp, certain books seem to fit the seasons, such as the perfect novels to curl up with under a blanket, or to accompany a hot mug in hand.

Soccer: Five games cancelled due to London Riots

London - Due to the large number of riots that have occurred in London over the past few days, several soccer matches which were due to take place this week have now been cancelled.

Borders nearing liquidation

Borders, the international book and music retailer, is slowly inching towards liquidation after a proposed deal with private investor named Jahm Najafi fell through.

Cheezburger CEO hungry to change how we consume news Special

Do you think we read online news in the same way we read newspapers? A digital media maven known for comedy websites wants to upend the media industry by introducing a piece of software that will present news suited for the online era.

£90 million up for grabs in Championship play-off final

London - For either Reading or Swansea, a place in the top-flight of English soccer stands before them, however the financial benefits could prove the real driving force in tomorrow's Championship play-off final.

eReader growth among Americans surpasses previous expectations

New statistics coming out from eMarketer are reporting that eReaders in the US have more than quadrupled in the last two years. They also report that the rapid growth is ongoing.
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Craig Collins, Co Founder and CEO of Yes, You Can Read teaches students how to read English in 2 1/2 hours with 2 to 8 grade level improvement after just one session. The US has 90+ million illiterate adults. The UK has 7 million illiterate adults. 51% of the students leaving high school have a 4th grade reading level. We can change those statistically dramatically.
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A reading inside Nicholas Hoare, a bookstore in Toronto
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First Lady Michelle Obama reads "The Cat in the Hat" to children in Ms. Mattie's class at Prager Child Development Center March 12, during her visit to Fort Bragg, N.C.
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