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20 words that you're probably using incorrectly

There are advanced words you can add to your vocabulary to make yourself sound smarter — just make sure that you're using them correctly.<p>While definitions have been known to shift based on the way a word is commonly used, some popular uses are just plain wrong.<p>Here are 20 words that are often …

Grammar

7 words and phrases only lawyers understand

Every job has its own unique vocabulary<p>Legal professions are no exception — in fact, lawyers might use more confusing words and phrases than people in any other field.<p>From "upstanding" to "wobbler," we compiled examples of terms that make sense to lawyers, but make outsiders scratch their …

Racy

9 Times People Literally DIED For Fashion

Basically everything can kill you, sorry.

Smithsonian

A British vegetarian’s advice on debate about separate plates for meat eaters: Get over it

Tomorrow, I may touch the hand of a butcher on a bus or I may hold a handrail touched by somebody who has been eating meat with their hands.<p>I am a …

Wikipedia explains how those late-night reading binges happen

Everybody's prone to falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, clicking link after link until it's been hours since you've started our journey. Now the foundation has begun releasing monthly data dumps for English, Russian, German, Spanish and Japanese Wikipedias that can give you a better …

AOL

Untapped Staff Reads: What to Eat at New York’s Food Halls, Story of the East Village’s ‘Ghost Church’

<b>Here’s what the Untapped Cities staff is reading in the HQ today:</b><p><b>New York City Makes Shortlist for Amazon’s Second Headquarters [Observer]:</b> New York …

U.S. Postal Service

Two Ukrainian Cemeteries Housing Holocaust Victims Are In Danger Of Destruction — To Make Room For A Hotel

In the city of Lviv in the Ukraine there are two cemeteries for the burial of Jews. The old_ Jewish cemetery, one of the most famous in Europe, was …

Jewish Culture

Watch Passengers on an AA Flight Brace for Emergency Landing

Passengers on board an American Airlines commuter flight, operated by Mesa Airlines, went through an experience normally only seen in the movies.AA …

Aviation

China wants to destroy space junk with giant lasers

Not only do we need to worry about pollution on Earth, but also in space. A team of six scientists in China are working on a very …

Magnetism

WriteLane podcast: Hiding your notebook, Hemingway and hockey

The latest WriteLane podcast provides more advice on reporting, with prompts from a recent ask-me-anything on Reddit.<p>The weekly podcast features Lane …

Podcasting

Joburg officials told to stick within budget

Managers across City of Johannesburg units have been instructed to take serious measures to ensure that their expenditure is within budget and that …

Two Americans, two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria: police

File photo: Two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped and two Nigerian police escorts killed in an ambush in northern Kaduna state. Photo: …

Nigeria

Trump declared Jan.16, 2018 as 'Religious Freedom Day'

On Tuesday morning President Donald Trump declared January 16, 2018, as Religious Freedom Day. This proclamation was in celebration of the 232nd …

LGBTQ

Urge Florida to Step Into the Future and End Orca Captivity NOW!

The issue of cetacean captivity has been a hot topic in animal rights for decades, but largely thanks to eye-opening documentaries like <i>Blackfish</i> and</i> …

Aquariums

Europe Now Offers Two Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The World...

If you live in Europe, and you’re in the tourism business – business is good. European countries are climbing the global tourism rankings, pouring in …

Tourism

Wikipedia ‘still not sure’ why it is still banned in Turkey

The content that caused trouble between Turkey and the information-sharing platform Wikipedia has been changed.

Censorship

6 Best Yoga Poses To Get Freedom From Irregular Periods & Menstrual Pain

<b>Suffer from irregular & painful periods? Try doing some yoga for period pain. Here are 6 of the best yoga poses that can help you have a pain free</b> …

Yoga

Editor's note: If we don't have a functioning subway, we don't have a functioning city

If we don't have a functioning subway, we don't have a functioning city<p>“No F trains at this station” has become an all-too-
familiar refrain for …

Bill de Blasio

51st state? California has another proposal to be split

On Monday, a group proposing to split California into two states read its Declaration of Independence.The group, called New California, has been …

Northern California

Reserve Bank reiterates legal tender status of Rs 10 coins

The RBI’s clarification came amid reluctance among traders and the public to accept Rs 10 coins.<p>The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday reiterated the …

India

Taipei earthquake: Buildings shake as massive 5.7 magnitude seismic shock rattles Taiwan

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Taipei on Wednesday afternoon, according to the government, with several witnesses reporting a slight …

Earthquakes

Rand slightly down as dollar recovers

File: The rand remained was softer shortly before noon on Wednesday‚ as the greenback recovered slightly from its recent bout of weakness. Photo: …

Economy

Massive earthquakes no more likely to strike during full moon - Science News - ABC News

The full moon is traditionally a harbinger of all things mystical and creepy. But the idea that a massive earthquake is more likely to strike when …

Earthquakes

European Commission pressured by MEPs to protect media from ‘abusive’ high-cost lawsuits

A cross party group of six MEPs have asked the European Commission to introduce legislation protecting independent media against intimidating …

Brexit

Investment needed now in light rail network, local officials say

Photo: Rodneyghewy via Wikimedia Commons<p>Transport companies and officials from the four big cities of Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague are …

Netherlands

The 52 most incredible places to visit in 2018

New year, new travel goals.<p>Traveling is one of the most common New Year's resolutions and since 2017 was found to be the safest year on record for commercial air travel, now may be a good time to plan your next trip. It also helps that January tends to be the best time of year to find cheap flights.<p>…

Europe

Only one Indian city made the New York Times’ 2018 travel list

From Bolivia to Bhutan, the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go” list for 2018 is unsurprisingly filled with wanderlust-inducing destinations. This year, though, there’s only one Indian city on the list: Chandigarh.<p>Described as a “green city and a mecca for architecture lovers,” the capital of the …

Travel (India)

Australia’s 17-hour TV Show Reveals The Incredible Beauty of The Ghan Train Journey in Real Time

Claimed to be Australia’s first attempt at the“Slow TV” movement, the SBS television network recently televised <i>The Ghan: Australia’s Greatest Train Journey.</i> The uninterrupted, 17-hour livestream show revealed the “stunning topographical vistas and dramatic palette changes” of The Ghan train journey …

Trains

Afsluitdijk blocked for several hours after bridge fails to close

Photo: Roobit via Wikimedia Commons<p>Traffic on the Afsluitdijk was held up for several hours on Monday after a bridge failed to close.<p>Long queues …

Netherlands

28 tech brands that spectacularly went bust or disappeared from existence - Pocket-lint

Over the years, tech start-ups and giants have come and gone. In the ever-changing world of technology, a company needs to do more than just keep up …

AOL