Category Archives: Educational

Understanding “Either … Or” and “Neither … Nor”

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By Ali Hale If you’re presenting two alternatives, you’ll often use an “either … or” or a “neither … nor” construction. Here’s how those work: You can choose either cereal or toast for your breakfast. My friend’s car is neither green nor brown. Either is used in the affirmative sense, when you’re presenting possibilities that are both true or valid. Neither is used in the negative sense, […]

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Procrastination

Justin Tran Procrastination isn’t shameful or a character flaw. Instead it’s rooted in a very human need: the need to feel competent and worthy, says educator Nic Voge. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED […]

The 8 Best Bruce Springsteen Books 

The best Bruce Springsteen Books

A page-by-page guide to becoming a Springsteen scholar Photo by Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images Bruce Springsteen proved himself to be a natural dramatist with a knack for crafting memorable, fleshed-out characters—none more elaborate than himself. Few artists from the classic rock era take as much care in accurately telling their own story; it’s hard to […]

Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare's company typically performed in large theaters like the Globe.

“Greatest love story of all time” Written in 1595 or 1596 Often called the “Greatest love story of all time”. Romeo goes to a party to get over a girl with whom he is obsessed with (Roseline) but then is obsessed with a different girl – Juliette – the very next day.   Their families […]

How to clear the crap from Google Chrome browser

How to clear crap from Chrome browser

Is the all-knowing Google monster causing some of your past actions to interfere with what you need to get done? Here’s how to clean some the crap from your Google Chrome browser.   Three dots > Settings > Advanced > Clear browsing date > leave desired boxes checked > Clear data    

Daily Writing Tips – Suffixes of Quality

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This post lists suffixes—any group of letters attached to the end of a word, a base, or a phrase to convey a meaning related to that of the root element—that pertain to qualities. Examples of nouns featuring a particular suffix are provided after the suffix. Suffixes attached to words to refer to a quality of […]

Primes and Princes – DailyWritingTips

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This post lists and defines words deriving from the adjective primus, meaning “first” or “finest.” premier: first, or earliest; as a noun, a synonym for “prime minister”premier danseur/première danseuse: the first male and female dancer, respectively, in a ballet companypremiere: most commonly, a first performance or broadcast of a performing-arts production or the first day of an exhibition (and, […]

Beating Writer’s Block

Writer's block

I subscribe to “Daily Writing Tips” and find their mailings to be quite informative so I thought I’d pass along some of their tips with a link to subscribe to their content. They definitely deserve a shout-out! -Jon Every writer, at times, has trouble thinking of what to say next. Or what to say at […]