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Discover the latest and greatest in current events, research, and DIY in our Life + Learning Ideas blog. You can join the conversation too. Simply fill out the submission form and we'll post your entry.

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Jennifer, Clemens Mill | November 7, 2017
One of my favourite gifts that I've ever received was in a gift exchange at school. I was handed a little box, and when I lifted the lid I found two... Read More»
what's your story? written in a book
Brinton Gould, Writer | November 3, 2017
How to Write a Novel in 50,000 Easy Words-- NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a writing activity/challenge. You must write 50,000 words in... Read More»
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Phil, Queen's Square | November 1, 2017
When I was a kid I wanted to be an ornithologist. I persuaded my parents to let me join the Audubon Society (I was their youngest member by 50 years... Read More»

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