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100 Random Facts About The English Language

This month, words and trivia Twitter account @HaggardHawks turns one year old. Since December 2013, we've been tweeting obscure words, surprising etymologies and bizarre linguistic facts every day, covering everything from <i>abature</i> (that's the trail of trampled grass an animal leaves behind it) and</i> …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

Popular Educational Apps and Tools for Teachers

Use these clicker apps to easily create quizzes, games, and exit tickets for immediate formative assessments.<p>Record video lessons and tutorials using …

Do These 9 Things And You'll Never Need Couples' Therapy

Marriage counselors spill their secrets (and save you a fortune on therapy bills).<p>The honeymoon may be over, but there are ways to keep the good feelings and fun times rolling—and to weather the inevitable storms without totally sinking. We talked to relationship experts who have tons of experience …

5 Easy and Delicious Curries You Can Make at Home

<b>1. Beef Miso Curry</b><p>This beef miso curry is light compared to the classic Japanese curry but packs a punch with flavors ranging from sweet, sour and savory. This is one curry with plenty of umami! <b>Total Cooking Time:</b> 1 hour - <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Jungle Curry</b><p>The strong aromatics coming from the kaffir lime …

Why You Self-Sabotage and What You Can do About It

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Are things going relatively well for you? Have people told you, you are doing a good job?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>Do you want to ruin all of …

Marvel superheroes face a great new villain: creepy naked giants

In the world of superhero comics, it's always important to continue introducing new challenges for the heroes, usually in the form of fresh bad guys. Well, Marvel Comics has a surprising new enemy on the move in what must be one of the weirdest comic book crossovers ever.<p>Marvel Comics talent scout …

Portrait of a 'Writer'

I'm the worst kind of writer.<p>I'm the kind of writer who rarely writes, but retains the title. I'm prone to tiresome amounts of alliteration -- even now, I'm resisting the urge to be alliterative, and not doing a very good job of it. My writing often sounds like writing, in a bad way.<p>But this is …

How to Manage Anxiety When Mindfulness Fails You

It’s 4 a.m. I’m spiraling deep into what I call the “nightmare fantasy”: imagining the absolute worst possible scenario, how I would react, what …

21 Adorable Photos of Animals Surrounded by the Snow

For those of you who are in the northeast, you woke up on Monday morning to an usual case of cold weather as a storm dumped huge piles of snow. The early blast is making it feel more like winter than fall. In fact, more than 130,000 home and businesses in Maine were left without electricity as of …

Top 10 hostel rules: the don’ts of staying in a dorm room

Staying in a dorm room with strangers can be a whole lot of fun, although it does come with challenges – cacophonous snoring, intimate smooching and offensive odours. Here are some handy tips to make your hostelling experience all the better.<p><b>Don’t treat shared bathrooms like a spa</b><p>Picture the scene. …

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