1. Messan: Visual Word of the Day

    Sometimes, a messan is all it takes to brighten your day. The cuddles, clothes, and cuteness is all anyone really needs, right?

  2. A Video About Love

    What does love mean to you? If you’ve experienced love, you don’t need us to tell you what it is. And, if you haven’t experienced it, you will.

  3. Visual Bomb

    Bomb . . . has a lot of different meanings, depending on the context. If you’re da-bomb, you’re pretty awesome, but if you bombed your last test . . . you better study up for the next one. And, let’s not even talk about nuclear bombs, yikes.

  4. Aesopian: Visual Word of the Day

    Aesop was a Greek slave who supposedly lived 620bc–560bc on the island of Samos and told animal fables that teach a lesson (e.g., “The Tortoise and the Hare”). The term Aesopian entered English much later . . . in the late 17th century.

  5. Intersectionality: Visual Word of the Day

    Our social identities intersect in ways that shape how we perceive the world, and how the world perceives us. The concept of intersectionality was coined in 1989 by legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw. Before then, many people viewed social identity as a single distinct quality. Intersectionality is the theory that every individual has multiple social identities that intersect. It is the intersections of these identities that …

  6. Cerebrate: Visual Word of the Day

    Plug in your brain. Cerebrate is a verb meaning “to use the mind.”

  7. Oblivescence: Visual Word of the Day

    Forgetting is a natural part of life. Experiences shape us and grow with us, even though we may forget those experiences over time. Who you were then isn’t who you are now, but that change doesn’t have to be tragic. You may forget some of the steps, but the joy of dancing never fades. Forgetting is an important part of growth and change. Oblivescence is the …

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    How Drunk Are You?

    Sloshed, sozzled, soused, snockered . . . One of the strangely wonderful things about English is how many words there are for being drunk (note that there are far fewer words for being sober). There are a couple possible reasons for this. First, consuming illicit substances has often been illegal, meaning people had to find ways to talk about it, without actually talking about it. …

  9. Sisyphean: Visual Word of the Day

    A Sisyphean task is like fighting an uphill battle . In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was the ruler of Corinth. He was known for his trickery; he even cheated death. He was sentenced to Tartarus, a special place in Hades where the wicked were punished. His punishment was to repeatedly roll a huge stone to the top of a slope. Near the summit, the stone always escaped …

  10. Kate Glasheen

    Reverie: Illustrated Word of the Day

    Who doesn’t have tropical, midweek reveries? A revery is a daydream, but in music it is also an instrumental composition of a vague and dreamy character.

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