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Words to Make You Sound Smart(er)…

May 20th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education, Writing

Not that you needed this, but the American Heritage Dictionaries‘ editorial staff has compiled a list of 100 words they believe make writers and speakers sound intelligent.  And there is also the freevocabulary.com site with (get ready) 5,000 collegiate words with their definitions.  Although these won’t be a panacea for your vocabulary issues, it may [...]

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So you forgot your Summer Reading book in your locker???

May 6th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education

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And no library has that elusive copy of Moby Dick? Well Readprint may save you. The Age of Innocence, Julius Caesar, and Animal Farm are just a few of the books that Readprint has available – for free! – on their website. Now there is no excuse for being up to date on your reading. Unless you lose your laptop…then we can’t help you.

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Time to get your license?

April 29th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education

Then you need a AAA membership.  And the nice people at triple A are offering new drivers a FREE membership!  Their AAA INsider program is just for new drivers, offering teens 13 to 15 an associates membership when they turn 15 and 9 months.  Nothing like being ready early.  But as long as there is [...]

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Are you a weather nut?

April 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Crafts, Education, Movies, Uncategorized, Volunteering and Organizations

Well there are others like you out there. Besides reading some of the new titles in teens, you can join CoCoRaHS.  CoCoRaHS is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map [...]

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World Wide Wikipedia

March 5th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education

wikipedia-vision.jpg This cool map service shows you minute by minute updating of the world’s largest Web-based, free content encyclopedia project – Wikipedia. Watch the map to see what webpages from what countries are being updated in almost real time. It gets addictive, and is a fun way to discover new pages you have never thought to check out, like the Cobra Starship band that was featured in the film, Snakes on a Plane. We dare you to only watch for five minutes!

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Do you have vocabulary acumen?

February 24th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education, Writing

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More importantly, do you even know what acumen means? Well you would if you used dictionary.com’s word of the day service which automatically emails you the word of the day, it’s meaning, and interesting facts behind it. Use it to bone up for SAT’s or just to expand your own vocabulary. You will be be displaying perspicacity before you know it!

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And they say nothing rhymes with “orange”…

February 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Education, Writing

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Challenge? Lozenge? They just don’t sound right! But if you can’t find that final rhyming word to put the finishing touches on your poem, the FREE Online Rhyming Dictionary may be able to help you. It will help you find the perfect word to rhyme, using the first or last syllable, or the whole word itself. But to save you the suspense, there still isn’t a whole word rhyme for orange. You may want to use “red” instead.

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So You Wanna…

December 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Education

SoYouWannaDuck089142008.jpg Learn how to be a CIA agent? Convert to Buddhism? Write a screenplay? Give a high tea? Become a member of the paparazzi? Well the So You Wanna duck can help you out. As well as the writers at the website Soyouwanna.com (because it’s kind of hard for the duck to type with those wings). But from changing your religion to getting a cool career like a fashion designer, this website can show you the steps on how to do it. So hit their website and soon you could learn the steps on how to score higher on your next SAT test…or be snapping pictures of Brad and Angelina. It’s up to you.

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Things you NEED for college

August 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · Education

Of course you are in a scramble to get ready to move, but what to bring? Well as for the basics the nice people at the College Board (an organization dedicated to supporting the achievement of college students) have compiled a list for you. And, they really are serious when they say you need 14 [...]

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Computer so sloooooowwww?

June 12th, 2011 · No Comments · Education, Life Topics

Don’t blame yourself…and instead of staring at the screen in frustration there may be something you could do about it.  If you click here you will go to the page the nice people at Microsoft made listing tricks to speed up your computer.  it is important to point out – go only to reputable sites [...]

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