Mama June looks like Kate Gosselin after weight-loss plastic surgery?

 Who wore it best, Kate Gosselin or Mama June Shannon? That's a question few expected to ever be asked. But since the "Here Comes #Honey Boo Boo" matriarch's massive weight loss and plastic surgery, comparisons are being made between Shannon and her fellow reality TV diva of "#Kate Plus 8." WEtv promises on "From Not to Hot" that Mama June is now a size 4 after weighing 460 pounds. Her makeover includes breast implant, tummy tuck, and skin removal surgeries, and folks swear she looks just like Gosselin.  Mama June looks like Kate Gosselin after weight-loss plastic surgery?

Ed Sheeran weight loss surprises more than lewd 'Carpool Karaoke' with James Corden,

Ed Sheeran says he will do a "Carpool Karaoke" for "The Late, Late Show" with James Corden. But (and this is a really big but) he's bringing some "Big Booty Hoes" to raunch up the sketch. The "Thinking Out Loud" singer is thinking up lewd tweaks to Corden's famous skit. The bigger question however, is how that 56-lb weight loss is going on Sheeran's infamous vodka diet.   Ed Sheeran teases crude 'Carpool Karaoke' but 'Big Booty Hoes' aren't the biggest surprise

Lily Collins weight loss shocks in 'To the Bone' comedy on anorexia, eating disorders

Starlet Lily Collins is looking skeletal these days and folks are wondering why. The already petite actor's shocking weight loss has to do with her role in a film called "To the Bone," a dark comedy about eating disorders. Yes you read that correctly--the movie pokes fun at #anorexia. Yes it sounds insensitive, but hold up judging because the film has a purpose. Writer-director Marti Noxon plays on her real-life experiences to bust myths about eating disorders. "To the Bone," co-starring Keanu Reeves and Kathryn Prescott also highlights a bizarre occupational hazard of acting. Lily Collins weight loss shocks in 'To the Bone' comedy on anorexia, eating disorders

Free educational Thanksgiving holiday crafts, games, activities

Do you love the holidays but hate to spend money on all that goes with them? Then you will want free printable Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas activities. Get decorations, crafts, coloring pages and party games. Kids will love making greeting cards from holiday printables. Get Halloween and Christmas printables too. Pumpkin carving patterns, snowflake templates and more.  Oh and don't miss free printable Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa and Winter Solstice activities too. Free Thanksgiving holiday crafts, games, greeting cards, coloring pages, printables

Teach reading with storytelling: How to read aloud to kids so they love books

 To read aloud to kids, your own or others, is the single most rewarding adult and child activity. Storytelling may never be a recognized talent. There's no "read aloud" Olympic event--but there should be. Storytelling takes skill; there's a way to read to kids so they will listen. Here's how to read to kids so they learn to love books and beg for more! You can even use these storytelling techniques to teach reading and build good reading habits.  Teach reading with storytelling: How to read aloud to kids so they love books | Examiner.com

Free printable Brown Bear Brown Bear activities for Children's Book Week

"Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see?" Thus begins a charming, eponymous children's literature classic by author Bill Martin. Via illustrator Eric Carle's pictures, preschoolers learn about colors, animals. patterns, math and also friendship. Here are free printable games, coloring pages, crafts, worksheets and learning activities from the children's literature classic, along with the companion Martin/Carle book "Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?" Use these activities to celebrate Children's Book Week 2015--May 4-10.  Free printable Brown Bear Brown Bear activities for Children's Book Week | Examiner.com

Multicultural teen fiction: Middle school books, literature around the world | Examiner.com

Homeschool parents and middle school teachers, want to take a free world tour? March is National Reading Month, so why not read around the world of middle school books. Here is a list of multicultural teen fiction and children's literature around the world, from 20 countries and seven continents. These stories best reflect the flavor of each culture--its people, traditions, religion, region, customs, celebrations and values. These children's literature around the world books include teen fiction, historical fiction, poetry, fairy tales, folklore and mythology. Teachers, be sure to note on a map, the places you visit in this literature unit. Multicultural middle school books are coded for age and grade appropriate level--

Multicultural teen fiction: Middle school books, literature around the world | Examiner.com