It seems like there's a word for everything, but as it turns out, there are a lot of terms missing from the English dictionary that perfectly describe many common aspects of everyday life. From very specific
Two weeks before her first performance as Hamlet, Michelle Terry is launching into the Dane’s most famous soliloquy in rehearsals at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. At this point a group of teenagers, a
Here's how focusing on the present before moving into the day's goals can change your outlook. The phrase “daily grind” -- meaning a repetitive, tiresome work routine -- may have originated in the mid-1800s,
A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.
Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of
After academics picked out 30 words that have been ‘lost’ from the English language, self-confessed ‘word geek’ Paul Anthony Jones reveals obscure yet delightful terms that also need to be saved from into
There was a whole lot of drama at the Globe in 2016, and not just on the stage. Emma Rice became the venue's artistic director last January, only to announce her departure nine months later after a series
One was a roguish figure and possible spy, stabbed to death after a mysterious arrest. Another wrote works of biting and often cynical satire. A third wrote only a few plays before dying in his early but
The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly
Some six hundred years ago in medieval England, feverish xenophobia swept through the population as 64,000 foreigners, from wealthy Lombard bankers to Flemish laborers, arrived on English shores between
Keeping the kids happy has never been cheaper. Toys don't have to be store-bought to achieve Most Valuable Player status. First, try making one of these DIY projects out of stuff you were planning to away.
When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience's attention, establish credibility, orient them to our topic, and motivate them to listen, says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc.,
Foundations of the Curtain, where Romeo and Juliet and Henry V were possibly first staged, uncovered in Shoreditch The foundations and shoulder-high walls of the Curtain theatre, where Shakespeare performed
Editor's note: This week, to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, we will be running a series of stories examining the links between food and the Bard. "Life ... consists of eating
The production was part of the worldwide Globe to Globe tour. "It's a great privilege to play for displaced people in Calais," he told the Press Association. "As a theatre company, the only gesture we
She may be a Nobel Prize winner and one of the most powerful campaigners in the world, but a new film shows Malala is just a regular teenage girl Malala Yousafzai sits very still, a rainbow of colour the
#62milliongirls: The First Lady has teamed up with Charlize Theron, Beyonce and Julia Gillard to campaign for girls' access to secondary education The teacher looked out across a huddle of Harlem students.
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. The book is like a modern version Strunk