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Friday Kitten Blogging – 28 February 2020

My mother’s kittens are now five weeks old, so I figure it’s time to check in again. It turns out that they have escaped their box and are now energetically exploring the entire bedroom—but not the rest of the house. Not yet, anyway. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but I’m sure that soon they’ll be scampering everywhere that’s ... Read More »

Parties’ education promises won’t help poorer pupils – study

 None of the parties have a coherent strategy to improve access to good school places, the EPI says. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Voters should not be blinded by the main parties’ spending promises on education as their plans are unlikely to improve results for England’s most disadvantaged children, according to a thinktank. The Education Policy Institute said that while the Conservative, Labour and ... Read More »

Armenia proposes universal health insurance – and a hefty tax increase

Armenia’s Ministry of Health has proposed an ambitious program for implementing a mandatory, universal health insurance system in the country. But many Armenians are balking at the cost, which the ministry said would require a 6 percent income tax on every working citizen. The ministry published a draft of program on November 22, resulting in much social media grumbling. On the website where the ... Read More »

Five of the best mobile phones – whatever your budget

You don’t need to splash out more than £1,000 to get a great mobile phone. Photograph: Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images When it comes to buying a new phone some enthusiasts reckon you need to spend £1,000-plus to buy a good one. But the truth is that you can get great phones at almost any price. With so many different brands, models and ... Read More »

20 upcoming cars in India for 2018 – All-new Maruti WagonR to Hyundai Santro

The Indian car market has been witnessing a lot of action this year. While a handful of cars have already been launched, as many as 20 more new cars will be launched soon.  Here are all the important details of the upcoming cars in India in 2018. Upcoming Cars in India in 2018 – Hatchbacks Maruti WagonR The Maruti WagonR ... Read More »

Blogging idol – glancing back after a decade

I started blogging almost 10 years ago as part of IT World Canada’s “Blogging Idol” contest. While the contest rules evolved over the few years it existed, Blogging Idol started off simply enough: contestants were given a set of topics and a fixed number of weeks to post blogs, with one topic per week. The goal was to get as ... Read More »

‘I got my Year 1 class blogging – and it has transformed their writing skills’

This primary teacher explains how getting children to contribute to a class blog has had a significant impact on literacy scores “Has Doreen been on yet?” That’s the shout that starts most of my Year 1 classes each day. The call is followed by children running into the class to see if they have any more flag hits or comments on our ... Read More »

Friday Cat Blogging – 28 July 2017

What happens when you plant a cat in a pot? It ripens! Ours went from light gray to deep black, and is now ready for picking from the cat bush. As you can guess, what really happened is what always happens. Hilbert saw Hopper in the pot, and suddenly decided he wanted to be in the pot. So he wandered over, circled around, and ... Read More »

Women in the Blogging World – Part 2

A decade ago, women made a bigger move into the world of blogging, joining thousands of other voices like them – focusing on lots of experiences, particularly motherhood. Now there are millions of blogging voices, with a majority of them female – And it takes a lot of hard work to be heard. Some of the women who blog start ... Read More »

Kitchen gadgets review: silicone bagel moulds – holy snack heaven!

It’s a bit like cremating mini traffic cones. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian What? Lekue silicone bagel moulds are conical moulds with perforated bases. They hold dough in ring shape through rising, boiling and baking. Why? Who could passover homemade bagels? (Note to self – bagels contain yeast, so are not eaten at Passover. Idiot.) Well? The stakes feel ... Read More »