Daily Content Archive

(as of Friday, May 10, 2013)
Word of the Day

enumerate

Definition:(verb) Specify individually.
Synonyms:itemize, recite
Usage: A spokesperson enumerated the strikers' demands.
Article of the Day

Continuity Editing

Editing is a key part of the filmmaking process, as it involves cutting together different shots and scenes to form a cohesive narrative. The classical style of Hollywood cinema relies heavily on continuity editing, a style of editing that emphasizes smooth transitions in time and space in order to advance the plot in a logical, unobtrusive way. A number of techniques are typically used to achieve this, including match on action, eyeline match, and the 180° rule. What are some others? More...
This Day in History

Victoria Woodhull Is Nominated for President of the US (1872)

Woodhull was a prominent US women's rights advocate, suffragist, and owner of a weekly publication known for printing the first English translation of The Communist Manifesto. In May of 1872, she became the first female candidate for president when a group of suffragists formed a political party and nominated her, but because she was a woman many disputed the legality of her candidacy. What famous African-American was nominated to be her vice-president—possibly without his knowledge? More...
Today's Birthday

John Wilkes Booth (1838)

Born into a family of famous actors, Booth made his acting debut at the age of 17. Touring widely, he soon became a wealthy celebrity, earning acclaim for his Shakespearean roles. However, he harbored deep Confederate sympathies and viewed President Abraham Lincoln as a tyrant. In April of 1865, he assassinated Lincoln at Ford's Theater, where Lincoln had previously watched him perform. Twelve days later, Booth was shot and killed by a Union soldier. Who else had Booth conspired to have killed? More...
Quotation of the Day
He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)

Idiom of the Day

in hospital

Receiving medical or surgical treatment, care, or attention at a hospital. Primarily heard in UK. More...
Today's Holiday

Vesak (Buddha's Birthday) (2017)

This is the holiest of Buddhist holy days, celebrating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and death, or attaining of Nirvana. In Theravada Buddhist countries, all three anniversaries are marked on the full moon of Vaisakha. Activities are centered on the Buddhist temples, where people gather to listen to sermons by monks. In the evening, there are candlelit processions around the temples. Homes are also decorated with paper lanterns and oil lamps. Because it's considered important to practice kindness to all living things, it's traditional in some countries to free caged birds on this day. More...
In the News

Eye-Opening Report on Moms and Babies

Finland may soon see an influx of mothers-to-be, thanks to a new report from international non-profit Save the Children naming it the best place on Earth to be a mother. This determination was made after an analysis of various factors, including maternal health, child mortality, education, and income. Mothers and children are at greatest risk in sub-Saharan Africa, where the 10 bottom-ranked countries are located. The US, meanwhile, came in 30th on the list of 176 countries and had the unfortunate distinction of having the highest first-day death rate in the industrialized world, with 11,300 babies dying on the day they are born each year. More...
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