The Ickabog (2020,, J.K. Rowling)

Then this lockdown happened. It’s been very hard on children, in particular, so I brought The Ickabog down from the attic, read it for the first time in years, rewrote bits of it and then read it to my children again. They told me to put back in some bits they’d liked when they were little, and here we are!

The Ickabog will be published for free on this website, in instalments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time. It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic. This is an entirely different story.

When the book is published in November, I’m going to donate all my royalties to help people who have been affected by the coronavirus. We’ll give full details later in the year.

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If you can keep your head when all about you
⁠Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
⁠But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
⁠Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated don't give way to hating,
⁠And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
⁠If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
⁠And treat those two impostors just the same:
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
⁠Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
⁠And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
⁠And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
⁠And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
⁠To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
⁠Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
⁠Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
⁠If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
⁠With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
⁠And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!

(Rudyard Kipling)

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Rewards and Fairies/If— (Wikisourse)
Se (poesia) (Wikipedia)
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Marshall SutherlandMarshall Sutherland wrote the following post Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:32:45 +0100
Great experiments done in a 3rd grade classroom

How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus)
by Mark Rober on YouTube
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The Magic of Chess
by Jenny Schweitzer Bell on Vimeo

Filmed at the 2019 Elementary Chess Championships at the Nashville Opryland resort, a group of children share their uninhibited, philosophical insights about the benefits of chess.
Yep. Seen that before but it's still brillant. The ending is ... kick ass smart.

Oh boy, this made my day.

Homemade (by kids)
Tagliatelle in brodo vegetale frullato (semplici e buone)

own work, CCO

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(recreated and corrected a corrupted one year old post)
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Thanks @Manuel

Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:12:09 +0200
Why children become bullies at school


Bullying behaviour often emerges in childhood, and the consequences for victims can last a lifetime. What makes a child become a bully?

Toquinho - Aquarela
by ChicoViniciusVEVO on YouTube

bella anche la versione italiana

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ManuelManuel wrote the following post Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:44:01 +0200
La era de la explotación adolescente
El capitalismo de plataforma anima a los jóvenes a venderse como marcas. Lo llama empoderamiento

La era de la explotación adolescente


Tiene que ser coña, fue nuestra primera reacción. No puede ser verdad. Parece como si viniera de una cuenta de memes surrealista, pero no, existía de verdad: Teen Boss, la jovial revista empresarial para chicas, que, hasta su último número publicado en diciembre de 2018, proporcionaba todo lo que una preadolescente influencer podría necesitar saber para: “¡CREA TU PROPIO CANAL DE YOUTUBE!”; “¡GANA DINERO RÁPIDO!”; “¡PROMOCIONA TU MARCA SIENDO TÚ MISMA!”.

¿Qué engendro corporativo infernal era el responsable de esto? Pues, en realidad, era la compañía internacional Bauer Media Group, es decir, los creadores de J-14, un tabloide para niños sobre celebridades que se fundó en 1998 y, sorprendentemente, sigue publicándose. Teen Boss era una mutación del género, un tabloide de adolescentes sobre famoseo para una cultura sádica que se rige por la aspiración de hacerse famoso, en una era en la que los códigos sociales que antes solo eran aplicables a los famosos ahora resultan válidos para todos nosotros. Reinterpretaba el estilo propagandístico de Silicon Valley en un soporte mediático antiguo y prometía que ahora tú también podías llegar a ser famosa.
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ManuelManuel wrote the following post Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:08:58 +0200
Toys of the avant-garde
toys of the avant-garde


before I even
start talking about this
amazing exhibition catalog
I bought today,
just want to say,
that the
marionette puppet
maybe the coolest thing
have seen in a
 Art  Kids  Reshares
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 Kids  Art  Reshares


Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening (2017, mosaicscience)

In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Emma Young finds out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.

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This is a recreation of one of my old posts which were being lost for some technical reason.
From teens in Iceland to Planet Youth: What happened after our story on Iceland? (2019,

How one Mosaic story helped the global spread of a successful policy for tackling teen substance abuse.

“Believe me, now the world is listening.”
I didn't know anything about it. Interesting

A Brief History of Book Vending Machines (2013, huffingtonpost)
Celebrate the women behind the periodic table (2019, Nature)

Here we spotlight some of the women who revolutionized our understanding of the elements.
ManuelManuel wrote the following post Thu, 03 Oct 2019 12:00:42 +0200
Las mujeres de la tabla periódica
Un homenaje a las investigadoras que contribuyeron al descubrimiento de los elementos químicos y sus propiedades.

Las mujeres de la tabla periódica

Por  Brigitte van Tiggelen y Annette Lykkness


La historia de la clasificación de docenas de elementos en una tabla periódica no se ciñe a una persona ni a un momento en el tiempo. Los científicos habían clasificado y predicho la existencia de los elementos antes de que Dimitri Mendeléiev propusiera su esquema en 1869, y siguieron haciéndolo después. Fueron muchos los que trabajaron para descubrir y explicar el comportamiento de las nuevas sustancias. Los gases nobles, la radiactividad, los isótopos, las partículas subatómicas y la mecánica cuántica todavía no se habían descubierto a mediados del siglo XIX.

Para celebrar el Año Internacional de la Tabla Periódica, dedicamos este artículo a algunas de las mujeres que revolucionaron nuestra concepción de los elementos. Marie Curie es la más famosa, por sus investigaciones sobre la radiactividad y el descubrimiento del radio y el polonio, que le valieron el Nobel en dos ocasiones. La mayoría, sin embargo, son poco conocidas. Tampoco suele apreciarse la tenacidad y diligencia que requiere el trabajo experimental, la valoración de datos y la reconsideración de las teorías vigentes.
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MiguelaMiguela wrote the following post Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:12:56 +0100

Thanks @Manuel
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mrjivemrjive wrote the following post Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:05:02 +0100
2 + 2 ?

Alternative Math | Short Film
by Ideaman on YouTube

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