Sunday October 7, 2018 12:00 AM These stories provide ideas young readers can incorporate into their own lives. Growing up isn't easy. Kids are faced with difficult choices, overcoming fears and trying to discover who they are and their place in the world. To be frank, growing up is a big task for anyone.Reading stories that illuminate some of these issues and struggles provides kids with ideas they can incorporate into their own lives without specifically being aware that the story is speaking to them. Such is the case with the books reviewed today. Young and old alike all have moments of doubt and troubles to solve, and stories can act as helpers, allowing us to see strength and ultimately hope for today and tomorrow.Take a look at the books reviewed below and ask your librarian and bookseller to point you in the direction of others. Anything we can do to help kids find their way in life is worth every effort.Books to BorrowThe following book is available to borrow from many … [Read more...] about Books to Borrow … Books to Buy: Helping kids find their place in the world
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The Tennessee Aquarium has been ranked as one of the 10 best aquariums in the world. Travel website TripAdvisor ranked the Chattanooga-based aquarium seventh in its 2018 rankings. The aquarium finished one spot behind the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and ahead of Hawaii's Maui Ocean Center. The Tennessee Aquarium received overwhelmingly positive reviews on the travel website with 83 percent of the 6,100 reviewers giving the aquarium either four or five-star reviews. "The views and exhibits were absolutely beautiful. It was an enchanting experience. I was captivated by the penguins and the dive show," wrote one recent reviewer. The Tennessee Aquarium opened in 1992 and later anchored the 21st Century Waterfront Plan which transformed Chattanooga's downtown. The Georgia Aquarium also made the list, placing third. Lisbon Oceanarium in Portugal and Oceanografic Valencia in Spain topped the list. The Hawaii, Tennessee and Georgia … [Read more...] about Tennessee Aquarium listed as one of the top 10 aquariums in the world
In The World's 'Sixth Extinction,' Are Humans The Asteroid? Listen · 39:37 39:37 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/275885377/275949683" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Elizabeth Kolbert says the "taxicab yellow" Panamanian golden frog was nearly wiped out by a fungal disease. It's just one of the species affected by what scientists call the Sixth Extinction. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption toggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP Elizabeth Kolbert says the "taxicab yellow" Panamanian golden frog was nearly wiped out by a fungal disease. It's just one of the species affected by what scientists call the Sixth Extinction. Jacquelyn Martin/AP The dinosaurs were killed during the Fifth Extinction — which scientists suspect was caused by an … [Read more...] about In The World’s ‘Sixth Extinction,’ Are Humans The Asteroid?
2 March 2018 • 3:01pm May calls for the world's most comprehensive free trade deals UK will never agree to the EU's draft proposals Northern Ireland concerns can be resolved, if Brussels acts rationally UK intends to stay in key European agencies Theresa May will unveil her plans for the "deepest and broadest possible" deal with the European Union as she sets out the UK's negotiating position today. In her third major Brexit speech, the Prime Minister will tell Brussels that it must respect the wishes of the British people whilst agreeing to a free trade agreement which recognises the UK's right to pursue regulatory divergence in some areas. In a warning to the European Commission, Mrs May will call on the bloc to compromise with the UK or face relations breaking down over key issues such as Northern Ireland. It comes after she dismissed the bloc's draft proposals on Brexit as unworkable earlier this week, after the … [Read more...] about Theresa May: the UK will seek the ‘broadest and deepest’ free trade agreement in the world
Tanza Loudenback, provided by Published 10:45 am, Saturday, February 17, 2018 kyslynskyyhal/Shutterstock Cities like London, Rome, and Paris have always attracted rich people in search of a pied-à-terre. But Kenya, famous for its African safari, is one of the most popular second-home destinations for rich Africans. Increasingly, wealthy buyers from places like the UK, America, and Italy, are looking to buy vacation property in Kenya. Kenya is often recognized as one of the best and most beautiful travel destinations for African safari in the world. Kenya's 19 game reserves and vast Indian Ocean coastline drew more than 1.4 million tourists to the country last year, many of whom were visiting from other parts of Africa. Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Texas Skye: Step inside the Buckhorn Saloon San Antonio Express-News Central Texas prostitution sting nets 30 arrests in two days San Antonio Express-News … [Read more...] about The world’s richest people are abandoning London, Rome, and Paris for an unexpected destination