Episodes of waking up feeling briefly paralyzed–while experiencing a dark, sensed presence–have come to be called “sleep paralysis” in medical language. David J. Hufford, professor at Penn State College of Medicine and the world's leading expert on the phenomenon, describes in Opening Heaven's Door his own unnerving, out-of-the-blue experience.Continue Reading
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until your child is two years old to bring digital devices into his or her life. Just in time—the terrible twos bring temper tantrums, willful disobedience, and endless whining. If used correctly, smartphones, tablets, eBooks, and apps can be powerful tools during this wonderful and confounding age. From Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age–From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between.Continue Reading
If you've already read The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, and Divergent and want more otherworldly adventure, rebels defying oppressive regimes, and heroes embracing their destiny, here are some lesser-known YA books to satisfy your fix. Many of these are the first book in a series, so set aside some time to get lost in Wonderland, Opium, and The Smoke.Continue Reading
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