How a dictionary writer defines English

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Kory Stamper works for Merriam-Webster. So how does a dictionary writer define the language? Continue reading “How a dictionary writer defines English”

How a dictionary writer defines English

Everything You Know About Dinosaurs Is WRONG!

Everything You Know About Dinosaurs Is WRONG

What if I told you that a lot of what you learned in school and the movie Jurassic Park is incorrect? Let’s debunk some dinosaur myths!  Continue reading “Everything You Know About Dinosaurs Is WRONG!”

Everything You Know About Dinosaurs Is WRONG!

The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

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In his introduction to “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum claims that the book is simply an innocent children’s story. But some scholars have found hidden criticisms of late-nineteenth-century economic policies in the book. Is it possible that one of America’s favorite children’s stories is also a subversive parable? David B. Parker investigates the text for clues.  Continue reading “The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz””

The Hidden Message in “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

How to Make French Press Coffee

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When you need to make coffee but haven’t had any coffee yet. Continue reading “How to Make French Press Coffee”

How to Make French Press Coffee

How to practice effectively…for just about anything

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Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Continue reading “How to practice effectively…for just about anything”

How to practice effectively…for just about anything

The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones

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Using her background in molecular genetics, Jessa has pioneered a new form of board-level iPhone repair.

She’s teaching the world to fix devices that no one, not even Apple, thought it was possible to fix. Continue reading “The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones”

The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones

Are Boys Smarter Than Girls?

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When it comes to boys vs. girls, is one smarter? Continue reading “Are Boys Smarter Than Girls?”

Are Boys Smarter Than Girls?