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6 Words that Super-Spellers Love

by • May 26, 2015
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There aren’t many things more delightful to word nerds than the effervescence of a fun word rolling off the tongue. Furthermore, word lovers often have a few favorite words that are particularly affecting. For this year’s spelling bee, Scripps asked all those spelling geniuses which words they… MORE →

Colons: Here’s What You Need to Know

by • May 22, 2015
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Colons highlight the information that comes after them. In many cases, you can quickly bypass the information that comes before a colon and simply focus on what’s written after it. For example: I have one thing to say: I love you. Colons can also be used to… MORE →

3 Books to Read with Your BFF

by • May 21, 2015
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Reading is often a solitary experience. But good books can bring people together in surprising and meaningful ways. Here are three books we think would be great to read with a close friend, or someone with whom you might want to become close friends: The Anne of… MORE →