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Some Theories On Trump's Bizarre Misuse Of Quotation Marks

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.23.2017 | Arts

President Donald Trump’s extremely active Twitter feed constantly presents us with profound questions about the nature of language. Why does he depl...

'Billions' Star Tells Ellen What It Means To Identify As Gender Non-Binary

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.21.2017 | Queer Voices

Asia Kate Dillon is making history as the first gender non-binary character on a mainstream television show, Showtime’s “Billions.” The star, wh...

'Kindness Is Everything' Signs Promote Love In Response To Hate

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.24.2017 | Parents

Amid the recent rise in hate crimes, political polarization and fear among marginalized communities, a group of mothers is promoting a message of love...

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.13.2017 | Arts

This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or e...

Why Did Jeff Sessions Fumble On Russia?

Richard Greene | Posted 03.02.2017 | Media
Richard Greene

In the study of non-verbal communication it is enormously relevant when an otherwise articulate speaker fumbles when answering a question. And where t...

How Your Baby Learns Language in the Womb

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

Did you know that babies begin learning in the womb? Before she is even born, your baby has already been exposed to many opportunities for language le...

Japanese Interpreter: Translating Trump Word For Word Makes Us 'Sound Stupid'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.25.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump says things that can defy description—and that’s proving a challenge for translators around the globe. Tokyo-based translator Chikako...

How Can We Take The Trump Administration Seriously When It Can't Even Spell?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics

In January, less than 24 hours after becoming president, Donald Trump sent out a tweet telling the nation he was ready to lead. He seemed to follow a ...

The Psychological Power Of Reclaiming Oppressive Language

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s words ― used to silence...

Anyone Can Become An Internet Troll, According To Stanford Computer Scientists

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.09.2017 | Healthy Living

Most people are quick to dismiss internet trolls as completely unlike themselves ― the fabled 400-pound guy sitting on his bed, for instance. And wi...

The Raised Fist Emoji Is Social Media's Resistance Symbol

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.07.2017 | Technology

We’ve long used emojis to communicate our feelings when words can’t. But what happens when they take on a deeper meaning, becoming a symbol for an...

A Handy Glossary To Help You Translate 'Trump-Speak'

David Fagin | Posted 02.07.2017 | Comedy
David Fagin

Let’s face it. If ever we thought we’d find ourselves living in an Alice in Wonderland, topsy-turvy world, now would be that time. Facts are fake ...

Searches For 'Betrayal' Spike After Spicer Is Asked To Define It

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts

Press Secretary Sean Spicer may not want to define the word “betrayal,” but Merriam-Webster will gladly do so. The publishing company said that th...

The English Language Is An Asshole

Nick Simard | Posted 01.19.2017 | Education
Nick Simard

My son is 5 years old and started kindergarten this year. We’ve been introduced to sight words, which Wikipedia describes thusly: Sight words are co...

The Language At The Root Of All Language

Michael Mamas | Posted 10.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Linguistics, the study of language, has its origins in something far deeper, far more innate and primordial than most scholars recognize. The essence ...

Beyond Words Alone: Poets as Artists of the Intentional

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Harold Lloyd

In his wonderful The New Book of Forms, Lewis Turco tells us that poets "focus on mode, on language itself." Focusing on language, a poet in Turco's ...

Make No Mistake, Trump's Words Are Carefully Chosen

George Lakoff | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
George Lakoff

Some in the media have called Trump's speeches "word salad." Some commentators have even attributed his language use to "early Alzheimer's," citing "erratic behavior" and "little regards for social conventions." I don't believe it.

The 3 Reasons Why Universities Struggle To Get Student Mentees

Garrett Mintz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Education
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Garrett Mintz

The Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives report has shed light that mentorship is clearly vital and necessary to the development of college students....

Learning to learn: six language tips for traveling abroad

THINK Global School | Posted 08.10.2016 | Travel
THINK Global School

Last semester I had the opportunity to live in Florence, Italy, a city famed for its food, fine arts, and fashion. But during my time here what I was ...

Linguistics Explains Why Ending a Text With a Period Makes You Seem Like a Monster

Science of Us | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

(Photo: Jed Egan) By Cari Romm Most people with two thumbs and a heart know that there is a right way to end a text, and there is a wrong way. Done ...

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Anna Kegler

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?

How Did ‘Power Couple’ Become The New Standard For Success?

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

To the likely chagrin of language traditionalists, a bunch of edgy new words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary last month. BRB, TTYL, l8r an...

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty By Ruth Lepson The history of the lyric and of the separation between poetry and music in the Western world is co...

The Period Is Dead. Long Live The Period.

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts

The internet and smartphone are slaying the workhorse of our language, says The New York Times. In a June 9 article, "Period. Full Stop. Point. Whatev...

Razing Babel: Two Sonnets for Too Xenophobic Times

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

In these Xenophobic times, we should recognize that Razing Babel was a blessing not a curse. The punishment of imprisonment within a single, narrow tongue proves much, much worse than the inconvenience of dealing with others who don't speak our native language. Here's why: