Jenna Cecchini

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Top 57 Inspiring Plato Quotes To Boost Your Life And Energy

Plato (born in 428/427 and died in 348/347 BC at the age of 80), was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of Academy in Athens, the …

Here's what's going on in your brain when you can't spell a word

In a study published this week in the journal Brain, researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied people who had suffered brain damage from strokes or tumors and now have problems spelling words.<p>What they found is that the problems were linked to damage in three brain areas involved in either …

11 DIY Projects You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Ready to get your craft on, but you don't feel like dedicating an entire night to one DIY project? These simple DIYs are perfect for an afternoon project! From chalkboards and spray paint to fabric and frames, we've rounded up 11 of our favorite DIY …

A Fiction Reading List to Help You Understand the World Around You

Melissa Tandiwe Myambo, <i>University of California, Los Angeles</i><p>The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. This is true at universities too: courses in comparative literature offer students new insights into their chosen disciplines by unlocking new, varied …

8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back

Sometimes simpler is better. That’s certainly the case with these old-fashioned pies, which have been unjustly relegated to the back of the recipe …

Baking

10 Decadent Stuffed Potato Recipes

A baked potato is good, but a stuffed potato is so much better.<p>Stuffed potatoes are fluffier, they're usually cheesier, and they're more flavorful …

One Word That Will Make You Realize He's Not The One

I have some great dating advice, sparked by a conversation I had today with a friend. My friend has been divorced for a couple years and was in a relationship recently that lasted for several months.<p>Every time I would ask her how it was going, she would say something like, "Good, but..." and then …

The case of the missing “u”s in American English

When my American editor asked me to research why Brits spell their words with so many extra ‘u’s, I immediately knew he had it all wrong. As a British journalist, it’s perfectly obvious to me that we have the correct number of ‘u’s, and that American spelling has lost its vowels along the …

Language

How the ancient art of writing therapy can help you create a brighter future

British author Graham Greene, in his 1980 book, "Ways of Escape," put into words what most writers know: "Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human …

Creative Writing

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot<p>2. "In our village, folks say God crumbles up the old moon into stars."<p>—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, <i>One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich</i><p>Suggested by Jasmin B., via Facebook<p>3. "She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning …

Literature

7 good paperback choices for your book club

Lit Life<p>If you are in a book club, you know that rudderless point in the evening when it’s time to choose the next book — the mining of memory banks …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Books

16 Charming Bookshops In The UK Everyone Must Visit

Go book yourself.

Easy Stovetop Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

For a more sophisticated take on classic mac and cheese, swap in smoked gouda for the traditional cheddar. <b>Slideshow:</b> More Delicious Macaroni and …

31 Gorgeous Furniture Upgrades For Your Grown Up Apartment

Fancy up your apartment for cheap.

13 DIY Wire Storage Options That Actually Look Pretty

Is there anyone out there who <i>doesn’t</i> need a little more organization in their life? (If there is, then you are a hero and *please* share your secrets.) For the rest of us, it’s always nice to find more smart storage ideas to help make our workspaces the best they can be. If you’re looking for more …

12 Helpful Tips Women Who’ve Lost Weight Swear By

We asked weight-loss bloggers to share their secrets to success.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>The 6 Best Things For Your Body

Fitness

11 Must-Read Books By Muslim Authors

Explore the richness and beauty of Islam.<p>The Islamic faith began with a series of divine revelations, which were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad beginning in the early 7th century CE. Muhammad's revelations went on to form the basis of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and they gave rise to a …

Islam

10 People Who Lost 50+ Pounds Share Their Best Tips For Getting Started

The very first steps real people took to change their lives.<p><i>We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the very first steps they took in their effort to lose weight, and how those steps turned into a major lifestyle transformation. Here are some of the best tips from 10 people who made</i> …

Fitness

The hardest word quiz you'll take this year

Consider yourself an expert in the English language? Thanks to language and etymology blog ‘Haggard Hawks’, you now have the chance to prove it.<p>The …

Scots wha hae!

by Colin McIntosh​ Scotland has been called various things over the centuries, not all of them complimentary. Called Caledonia by the Romans, Scotia …

Medieval

Animated map shows how the world's first written languages spread

The introduction of writing systems changed the world. It allowed humans to physically express thoughts and language, as well as record events for future generations to study. Although different writing systems developed independently in different areas of the world, many are tied together by …

Princeton University

How a joke can help us unlock the mystery of meaning in language

<i>What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with an elephant?</i><p>You’ll have to wait for the punchline, but you should already have shards of meaning tumbling about your mind. Now, jokes don’t have to be all that funny, of course, but if they are to work at all then they must construct something beyond the …

Linguistics

How to Set Successful Language Learning Goals (Even When Studying Alone)

Oh hey January, how’s it going?! Yeah…I know this year is going to be different. I’m going to do what I set out to do this year, January, just you …

Language Learning

Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages – Luca Lampariello’s 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

When people meet someone who speaks many languages fluently, the first reaction is often one of slight bewilderment. Multilingualism is generally …

Language Learning

5 Great Resolutions for Writers and Language Nerds

Lose a few pounds. Quit a bad habit. Get organized. You name it. You’ve vowed it at the beginning of a new year. Perhaps you have been successful …

8 Apps To Help You Learn A Language In 10 Minutes A Day

So, you resolved to learn a new language in 2016, but are stumped on how to get started. Maybe you even find yourself panicking a tiny bit when …