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These Letters Don't Exist In Our Alphabet Anymore -- Here's Why

Michael Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Michael Rosen

It's easy to think of the alphabet we recite and use as something fixed but, like almost everything in language, it changes. We call it Roman, but the...

An Alphabetized List of Sleeping Positions for Parents of Young Children

Chris Cate | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

The "A" position: When a toddler climbs into bed with their parents and wedges them apart at their hips.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

D Is for Dumba**

Amy Hunter | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Amy Hunter

We've all heard the line, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Someone needs to explain this to my 3-year-old.

Raising Kids, One Letter At A Time

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

I said to my wife, "Someone is c-r-a-b-b-y and needs an n-a-p." In the middle of throwing a bit of 'tude, my son turned to me and said, "I don't need a nap." Damn. At that point, I certainly did.

The ABCs of Back-to-School

Janie Emaus | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Janie Emaus

A: The Aggravation that bubbles inside of you when you realize there are too many things that need to get done for that first day of school and not enough hours in which to do them.

Now I Know My LSD ABCs

Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

A is for absurd accident, B is for boring, C is for cruise and D is for dim sum. Entitled "LSD ABC," this delicious short video meanders from A to...

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

26 Wonderful Words You've Never Heard Before

Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts

We've all heard "A is for 'apple' and B is for 'boy,'" but have you ever heard "A is for 'Acersecomic' and B is for 'Biblioclasm'"? We didn't think so...

Mic Check: An Occupier's A to Z

Danny Schechter | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Danny Schechter

Every social movement I have been involved with, or covering, develops/invents its own language of liberation, its own alphabet, and its own buzzword...

The ABCs of an Unknown Duchemin

Carolyn Vega | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega


An A to Z of World Travel

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Alastair Humphreys

A speedy tour of the world, through 26 snapshots. Travel round the world from A to Z and -- hopefully -- be inspired to plan some adventures of your own.

Israeli Scientists Warn: Arabic Is "Hard for the Brain"

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

BBC News Online's Health division decided this week to cover an obscure article in an obscure academic journal which covers the important subject of the Arabic versus Hebrew language.