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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...

Stop The Stigma: 'Bipolar' Is Not A New Word For Just Darn Unpleasant

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

There are many people with bipolar disorder who are highly creative, high-functioning people. They can have lives that are not governed by their illness and live happy, loving, productive lives. But there's no cure. And there are some that are not so lucky.

This Will Make You Feel Old -- Really Old

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.14.2014 | Comedy

Teens' favorite slang words seem come and go faster than Miley Cyrus posting a new Instagram selfie. So it's understandable that adults can get a litt...

Here's The One Word Everyone Is Saying/Writing Right Now

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books

We all love slash can't stop using "slash."

Regional Slang We All Need To Start Using

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Books

We Americans love our slang. Winky terms like terrific and awesome are now so ubiquitous that they barely even qualify as slang anymore. We wear bling...

6 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Uses Of 'Modern' Slang

www.cracked.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy

The most intolerable members of our species are constantly coming up with new slang terms to describe concepts that we've known forever, like "friendi...

6 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Uses Of 'Modern' Slang

www.cracked.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy

The most intolerable members of our species are constantly coming up with new slang terms to describe concepts that we've known forever, like "friendi...

6 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Uses Of 'Modern' Slang

www.cracked.com | Posted 05.12.2014 | Comedy

The most intolerable members of our species are constantly coming up with new slang terms to describe concepts that we've known forever, like "friendi...

Do You Speak Sex?

Robert Weiss | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Robert Weiss

If you do choose explore online dating and hookups, you shouldn't feel bad about asking for clarification if/when someone uses a term you're not familiar with.

The 13 Worst Synonyms For 'Vagina,' Ranked

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women

Is there such thing as a non-gross, or even kind of sexy term for a woman’s vagina? When it comes to vagina vernacular, it’s an endless struggle. ...

Wipe That Schmutz Off Your Face -- and Keep Reading

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
The University of Central Florida Forum

I love seeing Yiddish show up in the media. I feel special because I know this "second language" that not many others do, and it makes me feel closer to my heritage.

Bangers & Biscuits: Your Guide To Translating British Food Slang

Thrillist | Posted 04.18.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

For two countries that share the same language, the UK and the US can differ wildly in their vocabulary.

Dear Marcy and Jackie: LOL Is Not Cool!

Marcy Winograd | Posted 04.06.2014 | Education
Marcy Winograd

Each week Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, educators with over 20 years of experience working with students from elementary to high school, will answer your questions regarding reading strategies, essay writing, homework habits and math challenges.

5 Everyday Things That Can Drive People Crazy

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I'm sure there are other little things I routinely say or do that make my friends and co-workers want to strangle me. It would probably take a small miracle for any of us to get through a day without inadvertently annoying the hell out of somebody.

EVOLUTION OF MODERN LANGUAGE

Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Almost everyone knows that almost everything evolves over time, mostly for the better, always pretty slowly, and occasionally in ways that defy the re...

WATCH: 107 Regional Slang Words

Posted 09.04.2013 | Books

Regional slang words serve as a reminder of just how vast America is, geographically and culturally. Plus, they're usually pretty hilarious. To wit: P...