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    Why Do We Say “Beware The Ides Of March”?

    The Ides of March, better known as March 15th, marks an inauspicious anniversary associated with treachery and ill fortune. But, how did a day that was once celebrated by the Romans become so heavily steeped in superstition? Where did the phrase Ides of March come from? First, let’s talk calendars. Unlike today, the ancient Romans didn’t number their calendar days chronologically from the first of the …

  2. Why We Don’t Think Kylie Is “Self-Made”

    Well, it’s official. On March 5, Forbes declared makeup mogul and Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner the youngest self-made billionaire ever. The publication estimates that Jenner, 21, is sitting on a billion-dollar fortune following three successful years with her business, Kylie Cosmetics, including a lucrative deal with the beauty store Ulta that pushed her fortune to new heights. Of the deal’s success, Jenner told …

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    “Cinnamon Words”: Words Famous Authors Can’t Get Enough Of


    Game of Thrones Language Explained: What’s “Dothraki”?


    Dr. Seuss’s Most Magical Made-Up Words

    Let’s take a quick look at some of our favorite examples of Seuss's fanciful linguistics.

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    9 Surprising Movies That Are Based On Classic Literature

  7. These Authors Understand The Pain Of Writing

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    From The Grammys To The Oscars: The Stories Behind The Names

    Each year, awards season begins with the Emmy Awards in November and culminates with the Academy Awards in February. (The Tonys are a summertime outlier.) Rare talents can sometimes win all four of the major performing arts awards–an almost mythic achievement known colloquially as an EGOT: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony. There are relatively few EGOT recipients, but they include Mel …

  9. Make Big Changes With These Inspirational Quotes

  10. The Biggest Grammatical Mistakes In Songs We Love To Sing

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