No school for my kids: radical unschooling methods
YOU’VE heard of home schooling, now meet the mum who calls herself a ‘radical unschooler.’ Maryanne Jacobs, from Gorebridge, Scotland, is part of a new wave of women who don’t send their kids to school – and don’t teach them at home either. The 32-year-old says her daughter, Rio, nine, and son, Bryden, eight, learn ‘naturally’ on their own by playing computer games like Minecraft and through life experiences – like baking and shopping and being outdoors. Maryanne says Bryden, a numbers whizz, picked up numbers on his own through a Pokemon card game. And her daughter’s love of words came from board games like Monopoly and Scrabble.
Videographer / Director: Lenny Warren
Producer: Hannah Mouland
Editor: Ian Phillips
Discovering a £20 note in an unused coat pocket brings January joy
According to research from MoneySupermarket.com , three in five people in the UK (59 per cent) say finding money they had forgotten they had would help them feel happy in January. The research showed that discovering a £20 note in either an old pair of trousers or the pocket of a coat you have not worn for a while, or discovering money you didn’t know you had, topped the list of life’s little triumphs to be celebrated.
'I Was Broken' is the new single from Marcus Foster, out 19 September, with the video featuring Twilight star Kristen Stewart. The track is taken from his debut album 'Nameless Path', released 26 September.
MSN Exclusive: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - trailer
The first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster, The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian. At Cinemas in the UK on 26th December, 2011