Daily Content Archive

(as of Tuesday, June 25, 2013)
Word of the Day

hangdog

Definition:(adjective) Downcast, furtive, or guilty in appearance or manner.
Synonyms:guilty, shamefaced
Usage: His hangdog look and shamed silence were proof enough of his guilt.
Article of the Day

The Electric Violin

The traditional violin, predominantly played in orchestras and chamber music, was developed in Italy in the early 16th century. The electric violin arrived 400 years later, first appearing in the jazz music of the 1920s in the US. Many electric violins have a solid body designed to minimize feedback and are made with built-in pickups for amplification, while others are acoustic instruments that have been converted with electric components. Who are some of the musicians who use electric violins? More...
This Day in History

Slovenia National Day (1991)

Following WWI, Slovenia formed a federation with Serbia and Croatia that in 1929 became Yugoslavia. In 1991, Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on the same day as Croatia—after elections in 1990 showed that 88 percent of the people wished to secede. Yugoslavia immediately took military action, but the resulting Ten-Day War had few casualties, and the Slovenian victory solidified the new nation's independence. In 2008, Slovenia became the first post-communist country to do what? More...
Today's Birthday

Robert Henri (1865)

Henri was an American painter and teacher and a leading figure in the Ashcan school, a realist movement in American art best known for its scenes of ordinary city life. He studied in Paris and taught and worked in Philadelphia and New York. He rebelled against academic art and impressionism and encouraged his students to shun the formalization of style and view art as a medium through which to express life and humanity. What exhibition did he organize in New York in 1908 that became a sensation? More...
Quotation of the Day
Well, I really don't advise a woman who wants to have things her own way to get married.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Idiom of the Day

in the wild

In naturally occurring conditions or environments. More...
Today's Holiday

Idaho Regatta (2017)

This full-throttle event is held on the Snake River at Burley, Idaho. Burley's population of 9,000 is doubled for the regatta, which is a qualifying race for the American Power Boat Association Western Divisional Championship. A hundred speedboats in 11 inboard limited classes compete for a share of $35,000 in cash prizes—and a mink coat. The regatta has been held since the 1970s, and boats are entered from throughout the country. They include seven-liter, hydroplanes, super-stock, pro-stock, KRR flat-bottoms, Comp Jets, and stock hydros. More...
In the News

Focus on Healthy Eating with Kids Instead of Weight

Teens whose parents have talked to them about losing weight or the importance of being thin are more likely to try unhealthy weight-control measures, like skipping meals or taking laxatives, than those whose parents have raised the issue of healthy eating. While this does not prove that parents provoke these unhealthy behaviors in their children by discussing weight, it does suggest that focusing on healthy eating instead could send a more positive message and could result in better outcomes. More...
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