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What Growing Up Near A Prison Taught Me About Writing Mysteries by Elle Cosimano, author of NEARLY GONE + an exclusive cover reveal for NEARLY FOUND, the sequel due out June 2, 2015! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elle-cosimano/the-good-the-bad-and-the-_9_b_5922654.html

What Growing Up Near A Prison Taught Me About Writing Mysteries by Elle Cosimano, author of NEARLY GONE + an exclusive cover reveal for NEARLY FOUND, the sequel due out June 2, 2015! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elle-cosimano/the-good-the-bad-and-the-_9_b_5922654.html

A one-pot dinner is a must-make meal for any new mom and dad. And with a lemony twist on the classic chicken and rice soup—this time with orzo pasta that helps thicken this flavor-filled cooking bonanza—my Lemon Chicken Stew, is a spunked up contribution to a virtual baby shower for my fellow food blogger Liz at The [...]

Lemon Chicken Stew

A one-pot dinner is a must-make meal for any new mom and dad. And with a lemony twist on the classic chicken and rice soup—this time with orzo pasta that helps thicken this flavor-filled cooking bonanza—my Lemon Chicken Stew, is a spunked up contribution to a virtual baby shower for my fellow food blogger Liz at The [...]

Readers' panel: experiences of books in prison From Othello to Oscar Wilde – four readers explain why books mean so much to people in jail, and name the books that helped them to survive it

Readers' panel: experiences of books in prison

Readers' panel: experiences of books in prison From Othello to Oscar Wilde – four readers explain why books mean so much to people in jail, and name the books that helped them to survive it

KNOW THE PEOPLE “In other words, keep your mouth shut and your eyes open,” It pays to be observant about who has your best interests at heart--and who doesn't.   KNOW YOUR PLACE Recognizing that it’s not all about you and taking the time to understand that culture can keep you out of the workplace equivalent of solitary confinement.  KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL ‘Where are the power gaps within the system?’ and then, ‘What are the things that I can provide that don’t already exist here?’

What A Year In Prison Taught Piper Kerman About Success

KNOW THE PEOPLE “In other words, keep your mouth shut and your eyes open,” It pays to be observant about who has your best interests at heart--and who doesn't. KNOW YOUR PLACE Recognizing that it’s not all about you and taking the time to understand that culture can keep you out of the workplace equivalent of solitary confinement. KNOW HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF USEFUL ‘Where are the power gaps within the system?’ and then, ‘What are the things that I can provide that don’t already exist here?’

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the most significant book in the early feminist movement. Her tract “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” laid down a clear moral and practical basis for extending human and political rights to women. – A true pioneer in the struggle for female suffrage.

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the most significant book in the early feminist movement. Her tract “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” laid down a clear moral and practical basis for extending human and political rights to women. – A true pioneer in the struggle for female suffrage.

'Extremist' books remained in prisons despite warning

'Extremist' books remained in prisons despite warning

Five books regarded as "extremist" by the Prison Service remained in jails for seven months after a review called for their removal, the BBC learns.

DEATH BY THE BARREL -- a quick rundown of overwhelming facts from researcher David Hemenway's work on guns and gun use, especially in the US. We've been successful in public-health interventions with drunk driving, poisonings, and a host of other causes of deaths. Too bad we can't seem to use what we know in this area.

Death by the Barrel

DEATH BY THE BARREL -- a quick rundown of overwhelming facts from researcher David Hemenway's work on guns and gun use, especially in the US. We've been successful in public-health interventions with drunk driving, poisonings, and a host of other causes of deaths. Too bad we can't seem to use what we know in this area.

President Obama says novels taught him ‘the most important’ things about being a citizen

President Obama says novels taught him ‘the most important’ things about being a citizen

Prisoner to sue justice ministry over books ban

Prisoner to sue justice ministry over books ban

Sociology graduates are found in a wide range of occupations - but which one will suit you? Get inspiration from the top tips from The Guardian's recent Q&A about career options after studying sociology

America Eats Its Young  America’s still eating its young, But I think she need to get slim. Fast! Somebody tell that heifer to exorcise her demons, Stop chewin on black children & reduce her jail cell ulite. ...

America Eats Its Young America’s still eating its young, But I think she need to get slim. Fast! Somebody tell that heifer to exorcise her demons, Stop chewin on black children & reduce her jail cell ulite. ...

5 Great Stephen King Cameos | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT

5 Great Stephen King Cameos

5 Great Stephen King Cameos | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT

Elie Wiesel's writing and influence remembered after his deathElie Wiesel smiles during a news conference in Budapest Hungary in 2009. Wiesel the Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor has died.  Image: Bela Szandelszky/AP  By Alex Hazlett2016-07-02 21:32:43 UTC  Tributes poured out in the wake of the death of Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel at age 87.  Wiesels book Night was one of the seminal works about the experience of prisoners in Nazi concentration camps and is widely…

Elie Wiesel's writing and influence remembered after his deathElie Wiesel smiles during a news conference in Budapest Hungary in 2009. Wiesel the Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor has died. Image: Bela Szandelszky/AP By Alex Hazlett2016-07-02 21:32:43 UTC Tributes poured out in the wake of the death of Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel at age 87. Wiesels book Night was one of the seminal works about the experience of prisoners in Nazi concentration camps and is widely…

A former gang leader who alleged he was framed by corrupt Chicago Heights police officers for a 1993 murder recalled on Wednesday how years ago he asked his family to raise $1,000 to buy legal books, then taught himself the law and wrote the court filings that eventually won him a new trial.

A former gang leader who alleged he was framed by corrupt Chicago Heights police officers for a 1993 murder recalled on Wednesday how years ago he asked his family to raise $1,000 to buy legal books, then taught himself the law and wrote the court filings that eventually won him a new trial.

“The Old Testament is filled with dos and don’ts, but the New Testament is all about grace.” Have you heard that assertion before? I have. It’s even taught in conferences and churches that the grace of God frees us from commandments, and many firmly believe it. Yet look at what Jesus said: He who has...Continue Reading

God’s Grace Isn’t a Free Pass (And That’s Good News)

“The Old Testament is filled with dos and don’ts, but the New Testament is all about grace.” Have you heard that assertion before? I have. It’s even taught in conferences and churches that the grace of God frees us from commandments, and many firmly believe it. Yet look at what Jesus said: He who has...Continue Reading

I grew up in an alpine suburb of Vancouver so remote as to be technically rural. The nearest store of any sort was five miles away, which is moot, because we never got to go there anyway. So until I got my driver’s licence I was a prisoner of

Douglas Coupland: Why I love shopping

I grew up in an alpine suburb of Vancouver so remote as to be technically rural. The nearest store of any sort was five miles away, which is moot, because we never got to go there anyway. So until I got my driver’s licence I was a prisoner of

Robert Mikelsons, was sentenced in Amsterdam on May 21, to 18 years in prison for abusing dozens of babies and toddlers. who taught this young man to abuse youngest kids?

Vast international child-porn network uncovered

Robert Mikelsons, was sentenced in Amsterdam on May 21, to 18 years in prison for abusing dozens of babies and toddlers. who taught this young man to abuse youngest kids?