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QUIZ: Would you pass the English Grammar School entrance exam from the 1940s and 1950s?

They come from the 11 Plus entrance exams, a entrance exam issued by British grammar schools 60 years ago. The questions have been republished in the "Eleven-Plus Book."<p>The exam was taken by 11-year-olds hoping to get into grammar school, the selective tier of the English state school …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar

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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

The study of adjective order and GSSSACPM.

It is a lovely warm August day outside, and I am wearing a green loose top. Does the second part of that sentence sound strange to you? Perhaps you …

Is Investing The Same As Gambling?

Have you ever felt that investing is like gambling? You put your money down and you take your chances. Right? Well…….it can feel like that. And it …

Investing

Margin of Safety: 10 Utility, Dividend Stocks to Consider

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With the stock market facing a possible correction, investors may want to consider utility stocks that offer sizable …

5 Stocks Ready for Breakouts

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Trading stocks that trigger major breakouts can lead to massive profits. Once a stock trends to a new high or takes …

This Stock Has A 11.70% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

Prospect Capital Corporation (NASD: PSEC) has been named as a Top 10 dividend-paying financial stock, according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among shares of financial companies, PSEC displayed both attractive valuation metrics and …

Investing

The Mistakes That Individual Investors Make

Individual investors get lower returns than they should. According to a recent study by Jason Hsu of Research Affiliates and coauthors, even though the compound return on the S&P 500 was 8.97% per year from 1991-2013, the average stock mutual fund investor earned only 6.87%, a full 210 basis points …

Investing

16 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks With 50 Years of Increasing Dividends and Market-Beating Performance

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There is a select group of stocks that have increased their dividend payments each and every year for 50 years in a row. For …

Value Investing Explained in 9 Quotes

Learning more about value investing can boost your performance.<p>You're smart to consider practicing value investing, because it's an approach that has …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Joel Greenblatt about Value Investing

Joel Greenblatt is a very successful value investor and the founder of Gotham Capital, which offers four diversified long/short equity mutual funds. …