Having Books In The Home Is As Important To Your Child As Your Own Education

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Having Books In The Home Is As Important To Your Child As Your Own Education

For ages, education experts have believed that the most important factor in how much education a child goes on to attain is how educated that child's parents are. Not so, according to a 20-year study of 27 different nations by researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno. Professor Mariah Evans and her team studied children and families of all backgrounds and education levels, and what they found was striking: having books in the home is as important as how educated parents are when it comes to a child's educational attainment. The difference between being raised in a home without any books and being raised in a home with 500 books has as much of an impact as the difference between having parents with three years of education and having parents with 15 years of education. Even if a child is raised by barely literate parents, growing up in a home with a 500-book library can lead that child to complete 3.2 more years of schooling, on average. Five hundred books may sound like a lot, but a child doesn't even need that many to get the benefit—even having as few as 20 books around the house can significantly impact your child's future education. Discover ways to help your child love reading with the videos below.

The Oldest Book About Trading Stocks Gave Sound Advice

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The Oldest Book About Trading Stocks Gave Sound Advice

Written in 1688 by Josseph de la Vega, "Confusion of Confusions" is known as the oldest book on the stock exchange business. His four fundamental rules are still applicable to investors today! Josseph de la Vega lived in Amsterdam as a merchant, poet, and philanthropist. He wrote many other works that were hailed by scholars of his time, and the Federation of European Securities Exchange awards an annual De La Vega Prize to enterprising researchers in his honor.

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Key Facts to Know

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    Stock is ownership in a company, and it's measured in shares. 0:36

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    Once you've purchased shares in a stock, you earn money when the price of that stock goes up. 1:11

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    When you buy a stock in anticipation that its price will rise and you can then sell it to make a profit, you're being "long." 1:45

Meet Matthaeus Schwarz And The World's First Fashion Book

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Meet Matthaeus Schwarz And The World's First Fashion Book

A resident of Augsburg, Germany in the 16th century, Matthaeus Schwarz was both a shrewd accountant and a fashion connoisseur. From 1520 to 1560, he commissioned a total of 137 portraits of himself and his outfits, and compiled them into what's known as the Schwarz Book of Clothes. He appears to be one of the first people to document fashion in this way, and went to great lengths to obtain his custom ensembles.

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Key Facts to Know

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    Matthaeus Schwarz compiled 137 portraits of himself and the outfits he wore from when he was a child to when he was a man in his 60s. 0:50

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    In the 16th century, customers would have to bring fabrics to their tailors, embroiderers, and other artisans in order to have an outfit made. 2:54

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    See a reconstruction of one of Matthaeus Schwarz's outfits: 6:56

Ernest Vincent Wright's Novel With No "E"

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Ernest Vincent Wright's Novel With No "E"

The 1939 novel "Gadsby" written by Ernest Vincent Wright is a 50,000-word book that does not contain the letter "e" at all. The book is a "lipogram" a work where the author purposefully excludes a letter from their text. Wright actually disabled the "e" key on his typewriter to help him avoid using the letter while writing the novel. It took Wright just under six months to complete the book. Unfortunately, Wright died just two months after publishing the book.

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Key Facts to Know

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    Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a 50,000-word novel that does not contain the letter "e." 0:04

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    To avoid the letter "e," Ernest Vincent Wright described a turkey instead as a "Thanksgiving national bird." 1:03

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    Ernest Vincent Wright died just two months after publishing "Gadsby." 3:09

"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," James Joyce - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

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"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," James Joyce - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis

Irish novelist and poet James Joyce was born February 2, 1882.