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Healthy Living Comics: Today, Why Doctors Talk the Way They Do

Larry Paros | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

Word Origins as Comics: Pay Attention to the Tension in Your Life

Larry Paros | Posted 12.16.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Try this for size.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, a Visit to the Doctor

Larry Paros | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in my tongue-in-cheek se...

5 Words That Are On Fleek For 2015, And 5 That We Literally Can't With Anymore

The Huffington Post | Claudia Oshry | Posted 12.12.2014 | Teen

New year = new lingo. Amirite? 2015 is upon us and you don't want to be left behind when it comes to the cool new ~* sLaNg *~. You also don't want ...

The Graduation Brouhaha -- The Story Behind the Ritual

Larry Paros | Posted 12.11.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

The culmination of the schooling process from educational comics.

Educational Testing for What Purpose? What's Really Material

Larry Paros | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Our quick review of the testing mania continues.

Testing: Enhanced Interrogation in the Classroom

Larry Paros | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. The serio-comic perspective on our nation's testing mania continues This is the twel...

The Origins of the Testing Epidemic: Beware It's Catching

Larry Paros | Posted 12.05.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the eleventh column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Curse of the Courses: The Story Behind Them

Larry Paros | Posted 12.04.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Our Educational Comics continue with a quick look at the roots of coursework. This is the tenth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

'Lolcat,' 'Hawt' Added To Oxford Online Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.04.2014 | Books

Obamacare is so hawt right now. At least according to Oxford Dictionaries, which admitted the two words to its electronic pages today. Twice a yea...

The Brightest and the Best in Our Schools... Who Are They Really?

Larry Paros | Posted 12.03.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the ninth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

Making the Grade and Failing Marks: How it All Stacks up

Larry Paros | Posted 12.01.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the eighth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

What the Media Is Serving Up for This Thanksgiving

Larry Paros | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the seventeenth column from that first book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

Deconstructing American Education: A Visual Journey

Larry Paros | Posted 11.26.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the seventh column from the second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Return to Basics in Education. Did We Ever Leave?

Larry Paros | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the sixth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

The Story Behind Discipline in the Classroom

Larry Paros | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the fifth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts.

What's Really at the Core of the Core Curriculum

Larry Paros | Posted 11.20.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

This is the fourth column from that second book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged. What's our genre? Etymology? Satire? Comic Strip? We'd love to know.

So What's Really New in the World of Education?

Larry Paros | Posted 11.19.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of 15 books of educational comics by Larry Paros is now available. This is the third column from that second book. Enjoy!

Educational Reform: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Larry Paros | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

What's our genre? Educational Commentary? Satiric Essay? Comic Strip? We'd love to know. You tell us. Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

How Erudite Are You? Take the Test.

Larry Paros | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the second column from that second book. The saga of our heroic efforts to educate the masses continues. Enjoy!

Banning Words Is Almost Never Okay

Maddie Crum | Posted 11.14.2014 | Books
Maddie Crum

Here's to the strange, swirling cycle of language -- a beautiful thing that should never be censored.

Are Academics Greek to You?

Larry Paros | Posted 11.14.2014 | Education
Larry Paros

Book Two of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. This is the first column from that second book. Enjoy!

The A-Z Of Slang Will Help You Avoid FOMO, Turn Up, And Impress Your Bae

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Comedy

Between "basic b-tch" and "normcore" and "can't even," keeping track of the words the kids are using can be hard. This video by i-D Magazine, wants...

Are You Too Old to Say, 'My Bad?'

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

Mattressable -- adj. A term used for a woman who is easy to sleep with. "Cynthia didn't throw the covers off and on according to her body temperature fluctuation, nor admonish him for breathing, blinking, snoring, therefore Steve deemed her highly Mattressable."

Here's Your Cheat Sheet To College Slang

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 08.25.2014 | College

Slang in contemporary culture abounds -- regional slang, generational slang, and yes, college-specific slang. If you just showed up at your dorm a...