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Topic: Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; And I firmly...
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 4:38:02 PM
Quotation of the Day
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Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; And I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatsoever state he is. This consists in a full resignation to the will of Providence.
Topic: the nosebleeds
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 4:37:39 PM
the nosebleeds — A seating area very high up in a stadium or theater, as for a sporting event, musical performance, play, etc., which typically costs less money but has a restricted view. "Nosebleed" refers jocularly to the effects of extremely high altitudes on the body, which can often cause nasal hemorrhaging, among other symptoms.
Topic: Fanny Fern (1811)
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 4:36:55 PM
Fanny Fern (1811)
Fanny Fern was the pseudonym of Sara Willis Parton, an immensely popular American columnist and novelist known for her conversational writing style and emphasis on the everyday concerns of middle-class women. Though she had struggled to support her children after her first husband died and caused a scandal by ending her unhappy second marriage, she persevered and by 1855 commanded the unprecedented sum of $100 a week for her New York Ledger column. What famous saying is attributed to her?
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Wakes to Find Strange Man in Her Bedroom (1982)
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 4:36:26 PM
Queen Elizabeth Wakes to Find Strange Man in Her Bedroom (1982)
In the early hours of July 9, 1982, 32-year-old Michael Fagan broke into Buckingham Palace—for the second time—and entered Queen Elizabeth II's bedroom. He set off the alarm, but guards believed it to be false and turned it off. The Queen awoke when Fagan moved a curtain in her bedroom, and he talked to her while she waited for police to arrive. The officer who was supposed to be posted outside her door at the time was walking the Queen's dogs. Why was Fagan not charged for his brazen trespass?
Topic: Kitsune
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 4:35:50 PM
Kitsune
In ancient Japan, foxes and humans lived in close proximity, giving rise to many legends about the animals, known in Japanese as kitsune. A common subject of both traditional and modern Japanese folklore, the kitsune is depicted as an intelligent being possessing magical abilities that increase with age and wisdom. It is said that the more tails a kitsune has—as many as nine—the wiser and more powerful it is. What is said to happen when a kitsune gets its ninth tail?
Topic: Using "Could" to Ask for Permission
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 4:35:33 PM
Using "Could" to Ask for Permission
When we ask someone for permission to do something, it is often considered more polite to use "could" instead of "can." However, we can only make this substitution in what situation?
Topic: penalize
Posted: Monday, July 9, 2018 4:35:01 PM

Definition: (verb) Impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on.
Synonyms: punish
Usage: The students were penalized for their tardiness and had to stay after school for detention.
Topic: Types of Stative Verbs
Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:01:14 PM
Stative verbs (also known as state verbs) are verbs that describe a static condition, situation, or state of being. Linking verbs are usually used as stative verbs; these include the verb "be" and the verbs of the senses. What other verbs are considered stative?
Topic: hackneyed
Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:00:42 PM
(adjective) Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.
Topic: Theodor Morell
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018 11:48:58 AM
Theodor Morell
Known in Germany for his unconventional, holistic, and alternative treatments, Morell was Adolf Hitler's personal physician. The Führer was suffering from skin and intestinal ailments when the two first met at a party. Morell started him on a course of treatment and was soon drawn into Hitler's inner circle. Though many high-ranking Nazi officials considered Morell a quack, Hitler remained convinced of his expertise. What substances that are now considered toxic did Morell administer to Hitler?

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