Self-Driving Cars: 5 Articles

When I think of artificial intelligence, I usually think of movies like I, Robot or The Terminator (scary, right). Most recently though, I’ve come to think about artificial intelligence in terms of its contributions to humanity in the form of self-driving cars. Given what we’ve been conditioned into believing about the implications of making computers…
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Teen Books Inspired by Frankenstein

Two hundred years ago, 20-year-old Mary Shelley published her horror classic, Frankenstein. Since then, countless authors have gained inspiration from her novel. Here are few of the best reimaginings of her masterpiece for teens. In This Dark Endeavor, teen Victor Frankenstein searches for the Elixir of Life to cure his twin brother's illness. Be sure to read…
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Novel Women of the ‘Teens

Independent women really started to come into their own in the early 20th century. It wasn't easy, but women felt invigorated by the nearing of the millenium, when everything seemed possible. I've collected some novels about unconventional women of the time period with great sensual and period detail. Albanian Eleanora and her father are a…
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Happy Birthday, Jane Fonda

With her 80th birthday coming up on December 21, and with her acting career as busy as ever, I'm paying my respects to Jane Fonda, wishing her a happy birthday, sharing an overview of some of her career highlights, and recommending some of my favorite Fonda films along the way. Let's start with Barefoot in the…
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Snow White Around the World

Like many girls, my childhood was marked by a princess obsession. Even before I knew how to read, I pored over Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations in Rapunzel and Dorothée Duntze's in The Twelve Dancing Princesses. My favorite princess of all was Snow White, and I proved my devotion by rewatching Disney's Snow White and the Seven…
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5 Teen Christmas-Themed Reads

Christmastime is the best time of the year. Coming together with family, enjoying the feeling of giving (and receiving) and spending time with those you love the most is a most awesome experience. Suffice it to say, Christmastime is also a great time for romancing it up with our book boyfriends.  What better way to…
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The Novel Lives of Women Rulers

Historical novels are filled with kings, queens, and uprisings, and it's a vibrant genre. I'm focusing this post on female heads of state you may not be familiar with, at least not as they've usually been depicted. If you want suggestions about smart and capable women turning the patriarchy on its ear, read on. Andrea…
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