5 amazing books I read this year

By Bill Gates Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating places through my work, I still think books are the best way to explore new topics that interest you. This year I picked up books on a bunch of diverse subjects….

What Do You Mean Santa’s Got Enough Reindeer?

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Calico Joe

Calico Joe is an engaging story about a father/son relationship.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • Packed with baseball lingo and details about the sport, Calico Joe is an engaging story about a father/son relationship. • This story is told from the point of view of the son of a famous…

German Regulators Ban Smartwatches for Kids, Urge Parents to Destroy Them

By Dell Cameron for for gizmodo.com Saying the technology more closely resembles a “spying device” than a toy, Germany regulators have banned the sale of smartwatches designed for kids, urging the parents who were dumb enough to buy them in the first place to destroy them. Last month, the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) warned that smartwatches marketed to kids were a serious…

The Startling Statistics: An excerpt from Dr. Blank’s book, “The Reading Remedy.”

Most people, even those whose children are facing the challenge of reading difficulties, are totally unaware of the fact that the problem is not limited to 5 percent, 10 percent, or even 20 percent of the population. The shocking fact is that approximately 2 out of 3 children—perfectly healthy, normal children—fail to achieve proficiency in reading. It seems impossible to…