How new words are born

As dictionary publishers never tire of reminding us, our language is growing. Not content with the million or so words they already have at their disposal, English speakers...

7 Methods To Overcome Your Fear of Failure

I believe we all have dreams to do the things that we love most–to feel alive and fulfilled in every way possible. We’re here...

What It’s Like To Battle California’s Catastrophic Wildfires

Nate La Russo was surfing with his kids last week when he got a call about a raging wildfire tearing through Shasta County, about...

Eye Injuries in Youth Sports Are Surprisingly Common

Eye injuries in sports, especially youth sports, are worryingly common and often involve activities that most of us probably would not consider risky for...

The world’s most common passwords revealed: Are you using them?

Despite years of being told we should have strong and unique passwords, people are still using predictable patterns to secure access to their online lives. The...

Are ‘smart drugs’ safe for students?

It is an all too common story: a diligent student works hard and finally achieves a coveted place at Cambridge University. Once there, the...

Anger is a Stop Sign

When you are not getting something you want, or getting something that you don’t want, anger may surge. Beware, as excessive anger is one of the...

Is NASA Worth The Money We Spend On It?

A scam, by definition, depends on deceiving people to take their money. Space exploration (at least the programs I am familiar with in the...

10 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy in College

Eating well as a co-ed is hard. And why wouldn't it be? "College is a place where you're often set up for food failure," says...

Starry Night: Meaning of the Vincent Van Gogh Landscape Painting

Starry Night by Van Gogh is one famous piece of art. If you ask most people today to identify a famous painter, many of them...

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