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Topic: You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 5:00:00 AM
You Share Everything With Your Bestie. Even Brain Waves.

A friend will help you move, goes an old saying, while a good friend will help you move a body. And why not? Moral qualms aside, that good friend would likely agree the victim was an intolerable jerk who had it coming and, jeez, you shouldn't have done ... More...
Topic: saunter
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
saunter

(verb) Walk leisurely and with no apparent aim.

Synonyms: stroll

Usage: The teacher watched his students saunter back into the school building after lunch, apparently in no hurry to get to class on time.
Topic: Raw Foodism
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Raw Foodism

Raw foodism is a lifestyle involving the consumption of uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods as a large percentage or the entirety of one's diet. Raw foodists vary in the extent to which they eat raw foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, fish, meat, and even unpasteurized dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Proponents claim that raw foods encourage weight loss, promote digestion, and prevent illness and toxicity. What have studies shown about raw food diets? More...
Topic: The Ludlow Massacre (1914)
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
The Ludlow Massacre (1914)

In the spring of 1914, the Colorado National Guard machine-gunned and torched a tent colony in Ludlow, where striking coal miners and their families had been living after being evicted from their company-owned homes some months earlier. Nineteen people, most of them women and children, were killed. For the next 10 days, the strikers attacked nearby mines and battled mine guards and militia. Federal troops were needed to put an end to the violence. Which side eventually prevailed in the strike? More...
Topic: Edward L. Beach, Jr. (1918)
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Edward L. Beach, Jr. (1918)

A highly decorated American naval officer and WWII veteran, Beach became the naval aide to the US president following the war. In his free time, he wrote. Drawing on his wartime experiences, Beach penned 13 books. His first and best-known published work, 1955's Run Silent, Run Deep, was made into a film of the same name in 1958. In 1960, Beach commanded the first submerged circumnavigation aboard the USS Triton, an American nuclear-powered submarine unique for having two what? More...
Topic: Thay Pagoda Festival
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Thay Pagoda Festival

This Vietnamese festival is held in honor of Buddhist monk Dao Hanh, who lived during the Lý Dynasty (1009-1225 CE). Dao Hanh was said to have invented what is known as mua roi can, "water puppetry," an activity that plays an important part in the festival. In addition to water puppet performances, the festival features firecracker competitions, folk singing, rowing contests, and mountain-climbing events. It is held in the village of Thay (or Thuy Khe village) in the Quoc Oai District of Ha Tay Province. More...
Topic: The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably...
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Topic: a morning person
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
a morning person

Someone who is more active and alert in the early hours of the morning than later in the day; an early riser. More...

Topic: score
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: score

hopscotch - A game in which one must "hop" over the lines scratched in the ground; scotch means "scratched" or "to score." It was once called hop-score. More...

Apgar score - A measure of a baby's wellbeing that takes into account respiratory effort, skin color, heart rate, muscle tone, and sense of smell—named for American anesthetist Virginia Apgar. More...

earned run - In baseball, a run scored without the aid of errors by the opposing team's fielders. More...

points in the paint - Refers to basketball points scored from within the free-throw lane. More...

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Topic: Reflexive Verbs with Implied Objects
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM
Reflexive Verbs with Implied Objects

Reflexive verbs are verbs whose subjects are also their direct objects. They can most easily be identified by the use of reflexive pronouns, although certain reflexive verbs can have reflexive pronouns as direct objects that are implied and therefore omitted from the sentence. What are some such verbs? More...

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