Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) A alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptness anathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned...
Adjectives -- descriptive words that modify nouns -- often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it's quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find jus...
One of the many fascinating features of our language is how often words with pleasant associations are also quite pleasing on the tongue and even to the eye, and how many words, by contrast, acoustically and visually corroborate their disagreeable na...
My friend said he was "bored". He said it using the *Internet*. And, well, I may have lost it a little at this point.
This article has been corrected. Throwing back a cold one can be a costly affair—especially if you're living off the minimum wage in a country like Georgia or Bangladesh. How do we know that? Because we made a Beer Index. Numbeo, a crowd-sourced data...
A man can be expert in nothing, but he must be practiced in many things. Skills. You don't have to master them all at once. You simply have to collect and develop a certain number of skills as the years tick by.
The science and steps to help the mind concentrate and get more work done
Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.
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Everyone's Mixtape celebrates the art of creating and receiving mixtapes. It's more than a playlist.
Express your musicality, pump it up and chill!
A look at the ideas Apple bought, borrowed and stole to create their most popular products.
HTML5/canvas demo, 500 particles to play around with.
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