Word of the Day

amuse [əˈmjuːz] v.
To amuse someone means to do something that is funny or entertaining.
The singer was very good. She amused the crowd.

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Idiom of the Day

(to) dump someone
to end a romantic relationship
EXAMPLE: Walter Jenkins, the CEO of a real estate firm, dumped his wife of 40 years and married his young assistant.

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Unlikely Love Stories

Unlikely Love Stories

People often say that love turns up in the unlikeliest of places or that love will serendipitously find you when you least expect it. In some love stories, those old cliches couldn’t be more accurate.

Leave Only Footprints
Leave Only Footprints
Leave Only Footprints

Burn it or bury it. In most places around the world, that’s what we do with our garbage. Pretty grim choices that present disheartening ecological challenges. Incineration emits harmful gases and dust, exacerbating pollution of the air, land, and water, ...

The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife
The Crane Wife

Youhei was a poor farmer. One day he found a wounded bird at his door. Youhei brought the bird inside and cared for her until she was strong enough to fly away.

James Madison: Scholar
James Madison: Scholar
James Madison: Scholar

James Madison was elected in 1808. He was a capable president who served two terms. But most Americans do not remember Madison for his presidency. They remember him for work he did earlier.

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Vocabulary

Dating and Marriage Vocabulary in English

Dating and Marriage Vocabulary in English

This dating and marriage vocabulary guide provides common expressions used in English to speak about romance, going out and getting married including the verbs, nouns, and idioms used with these expressions.

Dating and Marriage Vocabulary in English

Dating and Marriage Vocabulary in English

This dating and marriage vocabulary guide provides common expressions used in English to speak about romance, going out and getting married including the verbs, nouns, and idioms used with these expressions.

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Going Nuts? It May Be a Mast Year

Going Nuts? It May Be a Mast Year

Trees in some regions are going nuts this fall. Acorns are bouncing off houses and heads. Walnuts are covering walkways. Pecans are hitting parked cars.

The Chapel
The Chapel
The Chapel

She was walking lazily, for the fierce April sun was directly overhead. Her umbrella blocked its rays but nothing blocked the heat - the sort of raw, wild heat that crushes you with its energy.

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