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  1. These Kids Know More About Idioms Than You Do

    Kids redefine idioms ... and it's amazing. A piece of cake, an arm and a leg, cats and dogs ... what do you think they mean?
  2. This Is Why You Should Not Judge A Word By How It Sounds

    In the 1700s, Cassia of Rome warned that maybe we should judge a word by how it sounds. Sit back, it's story time.
  3. Attention, Word Offenders: Avoid These Words

    From using honestly out of context in a sentence to inserting literally intermittently throughout a conversation, everyone uses crutch words. Crutch words are words we slip into sentences subconsciously that gives us time to think.
  4. The Best Old-Timey Insults We Should be Using Today

    Who doesn't love a good comeback? These are the best insults we stopped using, but should totally bring back.
  5. These Quotes Will Make You Want To Become An Activist

    Activism can be inspirational, motivational, and progressive. What does activism mean to you?
  6. Words Bookworms Mispronounce Because We Read Them First

    Anyone who has spent nights during their childhood huddled under a comforter with a flashlight (or more recently a flashlight app) lighting up the splayed pages of a book knows that being a bookworm helps you build the sort of vocabulary that earns you eyerolls on the playground and accolades from the teachers. Yet, dedicated bibliophiles know there’s really only one problem that comes with …

  7. Words Matter: When A Wife Becomes A Widow

    You lose your keys, you don't lose a person who's the whole world to you.
  8. What Do Your Kids Really Think About You?

    Have you ever wondered what your kids really think about you … i.e., why are you soooo embarrassing? With insight about what it’s like to be a parent, how it feels to work with a boss, and things new parents shouldn’t forget, this kid is gearing up to rule the world while also winning over your heart. And, dads … it’s clear daughters know how …

  9. What’s Wrong With The Word Addict?

    The word addict dates back to at least the 1500s, adapted from the Latin addictus, meaning “assigned, surrendered.” But, if experts in drug addiction treatment have their way, use of the word addict as a noun will soon see its end date. Addict is defined by Dictionary.com as “a person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance.” While the definition is technically true, …

  10. When Do We Use Compliment Vs. Complement?

    What’s the difference between compliment and complement? We asked video students from Cal Poly to help us visualize the difference between these homophones. Here’s Alex McCraken’s take on what makes these two words so different.
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