Ezer Patlan

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The Difference Between Dependent and Independent Clauses

Grammar teachers will sometimes talk about dependent clauses and independent clauses. What’s the difference between them? On what is a clause …

Vocabulary

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Language

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

‘My husband and I just had a baby. What he’s doing at midnight while I sleep has me upset.’

Warning: This post is NSFW. There’s nothing like having a baby to slow down your sex life. Whether it is the sleep deprivation, the breastfeeding or …

Relationships

How to write more better: A look at comparative and superlative adjectives

<b>Bart Simpson:</b> This is the <i>worst</i> day of my life. <b><br>Homer Simpson:</b> The <i>worst</i> day of your life <i>so far</i>.<p>My first-grader has worked hard this school year …

Language

Procrastinating? Still? How a Tomato Timer Can Help You Stop Putting Things Off

<i>Excerpted from “LEARNING HOW TO LEARN: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying” by Barbara Oakley, PhD, and Terrence</i> …

Procrastination

Hack your psychology and unlock the tricks to help that inner writer.

Ready for a spot of meta-cognition? Knowing how you think will help you learn how to be the most effective writer you can be.I’m not going to give …

Creative Writing

How good is YOUR grammar? Tricky quiz will put even the brightest minds to the test - and the creator claims just 4% of players will pass

This tricky online quiz will put your understanding of English grammar to the test.<p>Players are challenged to choose the most appropriate word to fill …

Language Learning

The Sweetest Thing a Man Could Ever Say (Based on Your Zodiac Sign)

<i>There's nothing like receiving a superspecific compliment to make someone feel loved and noticed. Here are the best things to say to each zodiac sign, according to Emily Ratay at YourTango</i>.<p><b>This is exactly what you need to hear.</b><p>Love is a different experience for everyone.<p>What might make one person …

Relationships

Get Out Your Blender and Head to Trader Joe's For These 32 Smoothie Ingredients

Your unconditional love for Trader Joe's and your passion for perfectly creamy, delicious smoothies is about to bond big time in your blender. As if you needed more reasons to love Trader Joe's — they already have the yummiest vegan foods, the best healthy snacks, the most essential freezer …

Healthy Eating

8 foods cardiologists try to avoid

Hippocrates famously said, “Let food be thy medicine” and that applies to heart health: Diet is incredibly important.<p>Cardiologists see firsthand what a bad diet can do to your heart.<p>More than 600,000 people die of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. every year — the leading cause of death for both …

Build-A-Bear Will Have First-Ever "Pay Your Age Day" and We're Already in Line

If you happen upon a Build-A-Bear Workshop with your kids, you might be inclined to distract them so as not to be suckered into purchasing another $25 stuffed animal. But if you happen upon a Build-A-Bear Workshop this Thursday, July 12, you are going to want to step right up to claim your plush …

Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

Productivity

29 New Scifi and Fantasy Books to Add to Your Reading List in July

It’s the height of summer, so whether that means lazy vacation days or a desperate need to stay indoors bathed in icy air conditioning, you’re going …

They say a preposition is something you should never end a sentence with. That’s nonsense.

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of June 17, 2018.<p>If this week’s news has you feeling …

Easy Italian Double Chocolate Banana Bread

This easy Italian double chocolate banana bread can be your ideal energetic breakfast that you can have along with a cup of tea, coffee, fresh juice, …

11 unforgettable books about fatherhood that totally get it right

In pop culture, fathers are too frequently portrayed as the bumbling parent who ruins things that moms then have to come fix. But being a dad is far …

How to pay off your loans using the 'debt snowflake' method

Snowflake-sized savings helped Kat Tretina pay off an avalanche of debt.<p>If you’re one of millions of Americans struggling to pay off loans, the “debt snowflake” method can help you save big by saving small.<p>Student Loan Hero writer Kat Tretina says she used the method to pay off $35,000 in student …

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

• <b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the</b> …

Linguistics

Government releases report about Orgasm-inducing mind control weapon

A US government agency has released a report about an electromagnetic weapon which can force people to orgasm.<p>The Washington State Fusion Centre …

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a time-travel adventure full to the brim with ideas

A sharp, optimistic time travel adventure<p>Time travel is a classic trope in science fiction, posing questions about fixing the past, paradoxes, or simply spectating in a time long before your own. In her new book, <i>Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach</i>, author Kelly Robson spins out a fantastic story …

YouTube Kids Has Videos on How Reptilians Rule the World, Moon Landing Was Fake

YouTube Kids, the supposedly child-friendly version of YouTube that’s been shown to often play host to troves of slop content and disturbing videos, …

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburgh after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Creamy Cold Coconut Cake

<i>It is a perfect cake for all coconut lovers! You will adore this creamy dessert – especially if you are a fan of the popular Italian cookies:</i> …

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

Writing

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things

See if you're forgetting to give your kids any of these (non-material) things.<p>Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave …

Watch the Incredibly Trippy Video That Was Made Using 567 Printers (and Way More Paper)

LA-based rock band OK Go is no stranger to innovative music videos. Their single, “Here It Goes Again,” was accompanied by a treadmill-orientated …

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …