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10 Awful Words and the People They're Named For

We all want to live forever. But, chances are, you'd rather forego a legacy altogether than have your name be synonymous with a goofy flub like a …

Try thinking outside the box!

<b>When it’s all said and done at the end of the day, I can say I made a difference in the world.</b><p>Does the above cliché-ridden sentence (taken from a …

Philosopher Robert Stalnaker solves problems the MIT way

While working in a famously esoteric field, MIT philosopher Robert Stalnaker has focused his career on thinking about real-world concerns — including …

The Real Bullies at School

Teachers are vilified for being too hard on students, so why aren't coaches held to the same standard?<p>Playing basketball had been a singular source of joy for her. She had taken it up in first grade, honed her talent in year-round competitive leagues, and earned a spot on the varsity team as a …

High School

5 Languages That Could Change the Way You See the World - Facts So Romantic

<i>I went to my neighbor’s house for something to eat yesterday.</i><p>Think about this sentence. It’s pretty simple—English speakers would know precisely what …

Why Oxford Dictionaries are right to purge nature from the dictionary

If the pen is mightier than the sword then words are probably more lethal than bullets, and that makes Oxford Dictionaries the most powerful military force in the world. This metaphor helps explain two things: why I’m not a very successful writer, and why a group of authors are so concerned that a …

Linguistics

29 Ways To Eat Vegetables That Are Actually Delicious

Eat yer veggies, no salads necessary.

Brooding Seascapes and Marine Vessels Painted by Justyna Kopania | Colossal

<p>Polish painter Justyna Kopania depicts melancholy seascapes and towering ships obscured by mist with liberal applications of oil paint. Crashing …

14 DIY Coasters To Cheer Up Your Coffee Table

These 14 easy-to-make coasters are great for gifting (or for yourself!). This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><b>1. Geometric Clay</b><p><i>Pretty Nice</i><p>These black-and-white geometric clay coasters from Pretty Nice can be decorated however you'd like to fit into your living room decor—but we …

10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language

You've probably heard that English is being ruined — by the Internet, by texting, by Americans, by young people who have no respect for proper …