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21 everyday phrases that come straight from Shakespeare's plays

William Shakespeare wrote a lot of great plays, but he also coined and popularized a lot of words and phrases that we still use to this day.<p>We put together a list of our 21 favorites. Check them out:


10 Best Grammar Resources for Aspiring Writers

There’s nothing romantic about being an aspiring writer. No muse will come and bestow brilliant ideas upon you, magically producing pure literary …

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

Kathy Perez has decades of experience as a classroom educator, with training in special education and teaching English language learners. She also …


Food in books: Jollof Rice from Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A second reading of Adichie’s novel has Kate Young exploring new culinary territory and trying out this homely Nigerian dish<p>By Kate Young for The Little Library Café, part of the Guardian Books Network<p><i>She made him the kind of jollof rice he liked, flecked with bits of red and green peppers, and as</i> …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

10 Morning Practices to Create a Positive, Purposeful Day

I used to consider myself a night owl. In college, I would schedule midday classes whenever possible so I could stay up late without forfeiting sleep. Later, as a mom with three children under the age of five, the wee hours of the night often brought quiet space to write or work on my coaching …

5 Great Books To Read In March

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.


The 42 best books to read before you die – our favourites

Books are deeply personal things. Each of us form unique bonds with the characters we read about, relate to storylines and personalities in different …