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
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In The Denver Broncos cheerleaders in 2017. “There’s pretty much nothing like it in terms of a rush,” one former N.F.L. cheerleader said. Credit Andy Cross/The Denver Post, via Getty Images Supported by ByJessica Bennett April 7, 2018 Forty years ago this month, a visitor at the Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleading tryouts described a scene that was “as tense as that at an open casting call for a Broadway production,” with 150 women — “the most envied, celebrated and sought‐after” in the country — shivering in an overly air-conditioned room. The women spoke of starvation diets that had lasted for weeks. The visitor, a New York Times reporter, noted that the cheerleaders were paid next to nothing: $15 a game ($14.72 after taxes). They had stringent practice schedules — as much as five hours a night, five nights a week … [Read more...] about In the World of N.F.L. Cheerleading, Are the Boos Getting Louder?
Driving the Day THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is at Trump International Golf Club, per today’s White House pooler, Francesca Chambers of the Daily Mail. MOST-ADMIRED MAN IN THE WORLD, per a Gallup poll: No. 1: Barack Obama, No. 2: Donald Trump. … 17% surveyed name Obama the most-admired man in the world. 14% say Donald Trump is the most admired. Others receiving a mention: Pope Francis, the Rev. Billy Graham, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Elon Musk, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Bill Gates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Jeff Bezos, the Dalai Lama and VP Mike Pence.Story Continued Below -- THE MOST-ADMIRED WOMAN: Hillary Clinton. No. 2: Michelle Obama, followed by Oprah Winfrey, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II, Condoleezza Rice, Melania Trump, Nikki Haley, Kate Middleton and Beyonce Knowles. The full results http://bit.ly/2CgKysa BULLETIN -- AP/KABUL: “Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center, 41 … [Read more...] about OBAMA edges Trump for most-admired man in the world, and HILLARY beats Michelle — FINEMAN leaving HuffPo for NBCNews.com — CHRIS HUGHES and SEAN ELDRIDGE have a boy — B’DAY: ZACH MONTELLARO
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?