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  1. Do You Know The Real Names Of These Doohickeys?

    Play along . . . and guess the definitions of these “thingys” before they’re revealed. Ready? Set? Go! You’ll never guess that everyday things like the these have actual, dictionary-defined, names. Ferrule, tittle, aglet, gam, barm … what do you think they mean?

  2. Swapping One Word Could Create Happiness

    Maybe the key to happiness isn’t having it all … but wanting it all. Staying happy while managing all of life’s responsibilities is hard. Sometimes, we feel like we have to do so much in order to keep our families and ourselves going. But, what if we swapped have to with want to. Would we feel differently? Could we become happier?

  3. 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.” This is Karn, and 20 years ago her husband was killed in a traffic accident. As a newlywed, she was a wife … and then he died and she wasn’t a wife anymore, or was she? She was a widow—not single, not divorced, not married. When it comes to emotional …

  4. Betterment Isn’t Easy To Achieve—Here’s Some Motivation

    Mark is an artist. Mark practices for the betterment of his art. Mark is driven. Be like Mark. Mark is right-handed but wants to improve the skills of his left hand, so he practices drawing with his left hand every day.

  5. 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. One night, Cassia was walking home when a charming man approached with an invite to a mysterious drama called “The Vomitorium.” Cassia followed him to an ancient amphitheater. As he led her through the passageway next to the seats, she was confused …

  6. Slang Every 90s Kid Knows

    Props if you’re in the know. If not, watch this: Pretty much everything was better in the 90s. Especially slang. Chillax? Skeezy? Yes, please!

  7. Attention, Word Offenders: Avoid These Words

    Are you guilty of using these crutch words? Never fear: So are we! See more words to remove from your speech here. 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. Those of us who constantly use crutch words …

  8. The Best Old-timey Insults We Need To Bring Back

    Who doesn’t love a good comeback? These are the best insults we stopped using, but should totally bring back. Everyone loves a good comeback but few can make quips that are extremely specific and that have never been heard before. Watch the video above from Dictionary.com to turn back the clock and learn insults that were used centuries ago. Just make sure you have enough ointment …

  9. It Matters Which Way Your Gun Emoji Faces

    This is the gun emoji. Aside from its appearance, which historically varies based on platform, there are two reasons why it’s so interesting: It’s directional and its meaning is culturally “loaded.” So, what does this mean? Watch to find out why direction matters when using the gun emoji and why what comes before and after the gun emoji truly matters.

  10. 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? From something as tasty as cake, to physically cutting off your arm and leg, to having cats and dogs pelt you as they rain down really hard, these kids take common idioms that we don’t think about and view …

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