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67 Bizarre But Useful Words You Should Start Using Immediately

David Grambs | Posted 12.28.2014 | Books
David Grambs

In vocabulary, English is the richest modern language. It is constantly surprising even to those word gatherers among us who spend much time exploring dictionaries, especially the larger and older lexicons that harbor thousands of neglected words -- words that may be a bit dusty but are none the worse for disuse.

You Can't Say That

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Nicole Jankowski

It started with "moist." At first, it wasn't so much the word itself, but the way it combined with other words to make them seem... inappropriate. I...

12 Beautiful Truths About Life and the World

Elyse Gorman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

We have been taught to look outward for the answers to our problems. But the truth is, your soul knows what to do. Trust that you have everything you'll ever need inside of you right in this moment.

11 Archaic Words to Liven Up Your Holiday

Stacey Graham | Posted 12.10.2014 | Books
Stacey Graham

The holidays are coming and that means trying to one up your family members over vacation. In my family, it's a lexiconian dance off -- the loser(s) buy the wine.

12 Words That Have Taken On Completely Different Meanings Thanks To The Internet

Posted 12.04.2014 | Comedy

Technology and social media are adding new words and acronyms to the English language faster than you can type “OMG” and certainly faster than dic...

10 Words Every Writer Needs To Know

Oliver Tearle | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Here are ten unusual words that sum up the writing experience, and our attitudes to writing, in one way or another.

Inquire Before You Accuse

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Being fortunate to work worldwide with various people over the years, I've found there's a common denominator either leading people to their own demis...

Why Words Can Be More Powerful Than Images (NEW BOOK)

Quinn Tivey | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Quinn Tivey

In our busy image culture, Yahoo has estimated that 880 billion photographs will be taken this year. The ability to capture, experience, share, search...

The Longest English Words To Ever Appear In Literature

Oliver Tearle | Posted 12.10.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

"Antidisestablishmentarianism" is long, but not nearly the longest.

A Writer's Prayer

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Whether the reader is looking for love, adventure, history, politics, education, creativity, inspiration, healing, health, or simply to connect with someone else, a writer's words can be the closest thing to God for those who read them.

Good Writing Matters: A Conversation With Tree Swenson, the Director of Seattle's Hugo House

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Russell C. Smith

"Hugo House is such an important community resource, and it's fittingly named in honor of Richard Hugo, a Seattle writer who had a national impact. He's the perfect namesake for a writers' center."

Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

The 7-Letter Word

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 11.29.2014 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

Like all great games, works of genius, love affairs, and near death experiences, there is a defining moment, in Scrabble, that reigns supreme -- one existential, moon howling, Job-in-the-belly-of-the-whale moment that, metaphorically speaking, I imagine was at least partially responsible for Van Gogh cutting off his ear.

14 Words You Probably Misspelled

dictionary.com | Posted 09.14.2014 | Books

In reviewing Dictionary.com’s misspellings of the year (I’d prefer to call them “nonstandard spellings” but the Spelling Despots among you wou...

Looking for Trust in All the Wrong Places

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Relationships don't begin with trust. Trust is built day-by-day by two people who demonstrate trust-worthiness through their words and actions.

6 Big Word Mistakes You're Probably Making

dictionary.com | Posted 08.27.2014 | Books
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5 Words to Use in Every Day Life

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

I see words as one of the most important tools in pursuing a healthy life. Discovering words that can help you on both your fitness and emotional journey is a quick and easy way to reshape your life. Here are five simple words that can sculpt not only your day, but also someone else's.

6 Portuguese Terms We Wish Existed in English

Dictionary.com | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books

Sometimes we’re at a loss for words, not because we’re speechless, but because no English term lends itself to the situation (or snack) at hand....

20 New And Improved Names For Boring, Everyday Stuff

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Comedy

Hey, are we out of cereal water?

Jews and the Written Word

Noah Manne | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Noah Manne

The written word has been a constant in most of Jewish history; it cannot not have had an impact on that history, of which rising from the ashes like a phoenix time and again is a signal achievement.

Why I Pray

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

I once read somewhere that repeating a prayer is nothing more than parroting words. However, I have come to understand and feel a certainty of the cleansing of my soul through repeated prayer, just as my beloved aunt did.

3 Things I'll Stop Saying to Myself and Others

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 08.10.2014 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

I really do believe in the power of affirmations and getting back what you put out into the universe. Actually, it's a lesson I came to naturally before I found myself stalking the self-help aisle.

The 10 Simple Word Swaps That Will Change Your Life

| Lee Colan | Posted 06.03.2014 | Small Business

The words you use are more powerful than you imagine. Most people greet each other with words that have no power. Think of the last time you heard som...

How People Who Stutter Thrive in Everyday Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Madeline Wahl

Fluency in speech is something most have the luxury of taking for granted. While living with a stutter, you worry about what to order in a restaurant, how to give a presentation, or even how to say "hello" to a friend.

10 Words Every Book Lover Should Know

Oliver Tearle | Posted 07.09.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Some people consider themselves highly educated and lettered literarians, but in fact they are often ULTRACREPIDARIAN -- a word which refers to someone who gives an opinion on things s/he knows nothing about.