6 Magical Items to Keep You Safe at Hogwarts

by Sarah Albom / Feb 01, 2017 /
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Every Harry Potter fan has dreamt of walking the halls of Hogwarts, or performing complex spells that will turn any enemy into a bat or mouse. But we’ve begun to grow up. Our minds have moved on to reality, and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been tucked away on to a dusty shelf of our subconscious.

Apply today: IREX Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program

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The 2017 application for the Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program is now available! 

The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs (and a Salmon Salad Recipe!)

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 31, 2017 /
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Hungry? I've got a book (and a recipe!) for you. I recently was sent, for review, an Irish cookbook, entitled The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland's Top Chefs. Now, our wandering educators will know how much we LOVE Ireland, but if you're new: WE LOVE IRELAND. There's something magical about that island - the land, views, friendly people, deep culture, music, and, of course, great food.

Florida Culture for the Week of January 29, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of January 29, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

Every Least Sparrow: A Girl Grows Her Wings

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Garn Press is pleased to announce the release of Every Least Sparrow, by Carolyn Walker. Walker’s memoir tells the story of her daughter, Jennifer, who has Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome, a rare disorder that affects not only her appearance, but nearly every one of her body functions, as well as her IQ. 

Every Least Sparrow: A Girl Grows Her Wings

Photographer of the Month: Curtis Cunningham

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Northern British Columbia is a land of mountains and rivers, waterfalls and wonders. The town of Smithers exemplifies the history of the region. From railway expansion across Canada, to mining development, town-building, and agriculture spreading across the Bulkley Valley, it is a slice of humanity surrounded by vast stretches of wilderness.

Ancient Exhibit in Houston Exudes Roman Luxury

by Rosie Carbo / Jan 28, 2017 /
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Visiting Texas for business or pleasure? If so, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting an exhibition worth its weight in gold. But visitors only have until February to glimpse Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville.


by Stephane Alexandre / Jan 28, 2017 /
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Visiting Muelle de Las Armas, Chiloé

A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography

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Do you love to take photos when you travel? Do you wonder about how to take great photos - both in terms of technique and how to tell a story? It's hard to find advice from an expert (unlike travel guides, right?) that combine photography and storytelling. Enter David Noyes, and his excellent new book, The Photographing Tourist: A Storyteller's Guide to Travel and Photography.