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- How Do I Use Emoji In Education? November 19, 2019Some young people may find it hard to believe, but there was once a world without emoji (the plural can be either emoji or emojis—take your pick). These bright, little, expressive images didn’t come into existence until 1999, when the first ones were created by Japanese artist Shigetaka Kurita. Today, there are more than 3,000 emoji … and counting. They add […]Minrose Straussman
- How Do I Write A Résumé? November 18, 2019When you’re applying to a job, first impressions are important. These days, your résumé or your CV (curriculum vitæ) serves to introduce you and can create a first impression (good … or bad) with a potential employer. That means your résumé has to be stunning in order to stand out. It should provide a concise, clear, accurate snapshot of you—and of course wh […]Minrose Straussman
- Why Do Names Have So Much Meaning? November 18, 2019The names that we’re given and the names that we give ourselves are pretty darn important. Why do names have so much meaning?The post Why Do Names Have So Much Meaning? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Candice Bradley
- Do Your Devoir And Take This Week’s Word Quiz! November 18, 2019November 11 – November 17, 2019 Show off your chutzpa and strut through this week’s Word of the Day Quiz. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite word from this week and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter! The post Do Your Devoir And Take This Week’s Word Quiz! appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Nick Koch
- Go From A Home Cook To A Pro Chef With This Exquisite Cuisine Quiz! November 15, 2019The post Go From A Home Cook To A Pro Chef With This Exquisite Cuisine Quiz! appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Javier Palacios
- What Exactly Is A Cornucopia? November 15, 2019It’s Thanksgiving, you’re sitting around the table, the food is coming out, and you look up, salivating, only to see a giant horn full of fruits and veggies sitting in the middle of the table. Why is this here, and what does it mean?The post What Exactly Is A Cornucopia? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Candice Bradley
- Ways To Avoid Using Clichés While Writing November 15, 2019When it comes to clichéd phrases, it’s time to set the record straight. We all use them (and we just did)! And while they are often seen as trite, overused, or hackneyed language, clichés can serve a purpose. They’re essentially a shorthand (easy way) to express particular ideas or images. However, using too many clichés is a sign of a lazy writer. Clichéd l […]Minrose Straussman
- Why Do Some Words Look Wrong When Spelled Correctly? November 14, 2019Do you ever spell a word you’ve spelled a thousand times only to second guess yourself? Just blame wordnesia!The post Why Do Some Words Look Wrong When Spelled Correctly? appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.Candice Bradley
- Did You Know These Words Were Surprisingly Synonyms? November 14, 2019The English language never ceases to surprise us. There are all kinds of fascinating connections between words we regularly use in our everyday life. Like autoantonyms: they are their own opposites? For example, clip is an autoantonym because it can mean both “to fasten” and “to cut apart.” Wild. But back to this article … where we are particularly interes […]Minrose Straussman
- How Do I Write A College Application Essay? November 13, 2019A college application is made up of many different components. You’ve got the transcripts, the recommendations, the exam scores. And, just when you think there can’t possibly be anything else, you’re hit with the essays. Some schools require just one personal statement. Others ask for many. Some, like the University of Chicago, pose “quirky” questions like, […]Minrose Straussman
- How Do I Use Emoji In Education? November 19, 2019
- The Boyars November 19, 2019The boyars were members of the upper nobility in Russia from the 10th through the 17th century. Their military support of the Kievan princes initially earned them influence and government posts, but soon land ownership became the main source of their power and prestige. The boyars continued to advise the prince through a council, but as the Moscow grand prin […]
- The Isle of Wight Festival, 1970 November 18, 2019Just 147 sq mi (381 sq km), the Isle of Wight is an English island with a population of about 140,000. In August 1970, it is estimated that more than 600,000 people flocked to the small isle to attend the third Isle of Wight Festival, a five-day concert featuring dozens of performers including The Who, The Doors, and Miles Davis. It was also the last major p […]
- The Russo-Japanese War November 17, 2019The Russo-Japanese War was a conflict that grew out of the rival imperial designs of Russia and Japan on Manchuria and Korea. After Russia reneged on an agreement to withdraw from Manchuria, Japan broke off negotiations and attacked, scoring a series of quick victories. With the signing of the 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth, Japan gained the position of a world p […]
- The Boyars November 19, 2019
- Untitled November 19, 2019In 1969, four months after the Apollo 11 mission culminated with the first moonwalk, Apollo 12 returned to the Moon with astronauts Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon. The craft touched down on the Ocean of Storms near the Surveyor 3 probe, which had landed there in 1967, and Conrad and Bean walked to the probe to remove some of its instruments to ta […]
- William Tell Shoots an Apple Off His Son's Head (1307) November 18, 2019Tell is a famous Swiss folk hero who is remembered in a 15th-century chronicle as an expert marksman who assassinated a tyrannical Austrian governor. According to the legend, the governor of Tell's Swiss canton hung his hat on a stake and ordered all the townsfolk to bow to it whenever they passed. When Tell refused, he was ordered to shoot an apple off […]
- First Attempted Assassination of Umberto I of Italy (1878) November 17, 2019The son of Victor Emmanuel II, Umberto I was king of Italy from 1878 to 1900. Increasingly authoritarian, he favored imperialistic and pro-German policies and disregarded the recommendations of parliamentary leaders. His orientation helped lead to the conclusion of the Triple Alliance. Facing increasing social unrest, he supported the imposition of martial l […]
- Untitled November 19, 2019
- Anna Seghers (1900) November 19, 2019Born Netty Reiling, Seghers was a German novelist. She won fame with her first novel of social protest, The Revolt of the Fishermen, but in 1933 she was forced to leave Germany. In Mexico, she wrote The Seventh Cross, a poignant story of escape from a concentration camp. Other works include Transit and a study of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. After World War II s […]
- Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1832) November 18, 2019Nordenskiöld was a Finnish-born Swedish geologist, mineralogist, geographer, and explorer who wrote several valuable books on geography, cartography, and travel. In 1858, he settled in Stockholm and became professor and curator of mineralogy at the Swedish State Museum. He led several expeditions to the Arctic island of Spitsbergen between 1864 and 1873 and […]
- Rock Hudson (1925) November 17, 2019Hudson was an American actor who worked at odd jobs before making his film debut in 1948. His wholesome good looks made him a popular star in Douglas Sirk melodramas, and his comedic talents were displayed in a series of romantic comedies costarring Doris Day. He appeared in over 70 films and TV shows during the course of his career. His death from AIDS in 1 […]
- Anna Seghers (1900) November 19, 2019
- Hamburger Dom Winter Fair November 19, 2019The Hamburger Dom, or Dom Fair, is one of the most famous Christmas fairs in the world. It was named after its original location, which was in the open square in front of the Dom, or cathedral, in Hamburg, Germany. Today the fair is held in the Heiligengeistfeld, or Holy Ghost Field, in the middle of the city. It features booths filled with toys, gingerbread […]
- Oman National Day November 18, 2019This holiday in Oman observes the birthday of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said (b. 1940) on November 18, but festive events continue through the 19th as well. His accession to the throne took place on July 23, 1970. National Day events include parades, pageantry, an equestrian show, a marine festival, fireworks, and, every five years, an elaborate military show.
- Queen Elizabeth's Day November 17, 2019This is the day on which Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the throne in 1558 upon the death of her sister, Queen Mary I. The anniversary of her coronation was celebrated for more than 300 years after her reign ended, primarily as a holiday for those working in government offices. After the Gunpowder Plot was exposed in 1605, two years following Elizabeth's […]
- Hamburger Dom Winter Fair November 19, 2019
- adjudge November 19, 2019Definition: (verb) To pronounce formally. Synonyms: declare, hold. Usage: It was a tight race, but Frankie was ultimately adjudged the winner. Discuss
- embrasure November 18, 2019Definition: (noun) An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through. Synonyms: porthole. Usage: As they passed over the drawbridge, Alleyne marked the gleam of arms in the embrasures to right and left.
- cajole November 17, 2019Definition: (verb) Influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering. Synonyms: blarney, coax, inveigle, sweet-talk, wheedle, palaver. Usage: The little girl cajoled her father into buying her a new dress.
- adjudge November 19, 2019
- In the News December 13, 2018The news feed is no longer available.
- In the News December 13, 2018
- W. Somerset Maugham November 19, 2019Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five. Discuss
- Edwin Abbott November 18, 2019There is peace, in so far as the absence of slaughter may be called by that name, but there is necessarily little harmony of tastes or pursuits.
- Oscar Wilde November 17, 2019If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.
- W. Somerset Maugham November 19, 2019
- Mental health in the workplace November 14, 2019Neil and Georgina talk about things people can do to make a difference.
- Why do we like sad music? November 7, 2019Some people love sad music; others can't stand it. Why?
- Why's it called 'mother tongue'? October 31, 2019We discuss the complicated relationship between language and gender.
- Why's it called 'mother tongue'? October 31, 2019Sam and Georgina discuss the complicated relationship between language and gender.
- Is it a good idea to have a tattoo? October 24, 2019Do you have a tattoo? We discuss body art and teach you some vocabulary.
- Internet - good or bad? April 26, 2018Rob and Neil discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of going online
- Mental health in the workplace November 14, 2019