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Learn medieval Latin

Stage 1 introduces you to the basics of reading Latin. We recommend that you complete Stage 1 before beginning Stage 2.<p>Stage 2 builds on the …

Medieval

13 things mentally strong people don't do

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach." It's about …

“I, Pencil: My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Read”

by Milton Friedman<p>Introduction,<p>Leonard Read’s delightful story, “I, Pencil,” has become a classic, and deservedly so. I know of no other piece of …

For Parents

What is the age range for Scratch?<p>While Scratch is primarily designed for 8 to 16 year olds, it is also used by people of all ages, including younger …

Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things | David Rose | TEDxBeaconStreet

Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Autism

Autism is primarily a disorder of the brain, but research suggests that as many as nine out of 10 individuals with the condition also suffer from …

Depressed? Your "SEEKING" System Might Not Be Working: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp

Jaak Panksepp, the inventor of the term "affective neuroscience", is regarded as a radical in his field, with ground-breaking insights into emotional issues ranging from depression to playfulness. What makes him radical? First, his study of animal emotions, and his data-supported assertion that …

Cardinal Bernard Law on the Frontier of Civil Rights

<i>Former Boston Archbishop, Cardinal Bernard Law was vilified by</i> The Boston Globe<i>, but before that he was a champion of justice in the Civil Rights</i> …

Civil Rights

'Lord Of The Rings' Map Annotated By Tolkien Found Inside Illustrator's Copy, Reveals Details Of Middle-Earth

A map of Middle-earth discovered replete with annotations from author J. R. R. Tolkien reveals some of the inspiration for the topography of 'The …

Literature

Either, Neither, and Subject-Verb Agreement

<b>Have you ever struggled</b> with <i>either</i> or <i>neither</i>, wondering if they referred to subjects singular or plural, wondering if they took singular or plural …

Language

How to Edit Like a Pro

by Ruthanne ReidAh, the dreaded “e” word! Are you ready to learn how to edit your book as well as you possibly can? Hold on tight. Editing is one of …

Writing

How to Transform Your Writing Into Easy Reading

Writing that reads effortlessly takes great pain to create. Here are a few principles for making each word count.<p><i>By Gregory Ciotti, writer at Help Scout.</i><p>"As for how to write well," writes Paul Graham, "here's the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut …

Writing

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

Are you committing these 10 common grammar errors?

If you want to write in clear, correct English, you must pay attention to the rules of grammar.<p>To help you with that, Daily Writing Tips collaborated …

Scenes From Our Unproduced Screenplay: 'Strunk & White: Grammar Police'

EXT. CITY ALLEYWAY. NIGHT.<br>Police tape marks the scene. Red and blue lights flash. A young, nervous-looking BEAT COP sees STRUNK and WHITE approaching.<p>…

13 Unique Punctuation Marks You Never Knew Existed

With the rise of technology, 140 character tweets and SMS shorthand texts ("BWl! Aamof afaik gonna mari him cuz im in luv wit him!" = "<i>Bursting with</i> …

Linguistics

10 Outstanding Grammar Tips for Writers: Take the Quiz

Grammar mistakes are embarrassing, don’t you agree?To save you embarrassment, WritetoDone collaborated with Grammarly and Daily Writing Tips to …

Writing

8 Paragraph Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Words, sentences, and paragraphs–they’re the bricks and mortar of the writing craft. They’re fundamental. If we’re not using them correctly, it …

24 Terrifying Monsters In Literature

Who doesn't love a monster at Halloween? Morph Costumes has researched the scariest of the scary monsters in literature to find which one is the most …

Writer's Block

Top 10 TED Talks on Storytelling and Filmmaking

From JJ Abrams to James Cameron, some of the world’s most celebrated storytellers and filmmakers have given their “TED Talk.” Topics range from viral …

The Proofreader’s Marks

Have you ever looked at a paper that your teacher handed you back, with her scribbles in red ink all over the page asking you to revise, and you …

Creative Writing

The origins of… ellipses, commas, and other punctuation marks

Everyone is now expected to add punctuation when writing, but that wasn’t always the case. It took centuries for the English language to build up the list of rules that has now become commonplace. Here’s a brief look at how we came to use these well-known punctuation marks.<p><b>Colons, commas, and</b> …

Linguistics

How to Write a Screenplay: Script Writing Example & Screenwriting Tips

It's easy to feel intimidated by the thought of writing a screenplay. The rules! The formatting! The binding! Don't let the seemingly endless parade …

Filmmaking

Suspended – Medium

44 Perfect Songs To Listen To While You Write

As suggested by you.<p>Or try one of these sites for white noise, waves, and other ambient sounds.<p>Or check out the comments on the original post for more suggestions.

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

You’d probably be surprised by how much Latin you actually already know. Hundreds of words—like <i>memo</i>, <i>alibi</i>, <i>agenda</i>, <i>census</i>, <i>veto</i>, <i>alias</i>, <i>via</i>, <i>alumni</i>,</i> …

Why You Shouldn't Trust the New Study That Supports Putting Two Spaces After a Period

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>Before you argue with me, read …

Linguistics