Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, June 14, 2017)
Word of the Day

disfavor

Definition:(verb) Put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm.
Synonyms:disadvantage
Usage: These laws clearly disfavor the underprivileged and poor because they do not address the problem of child labor.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Plurals

Plurals of nouns are used to indicate when there is more than one person, place, animal, or thing. The normal method for making nouns plural is to add an "-s." What are some irregular plurals? More...
Article of the Day

Theda Bara

Theda Bara was the stage name of Theodosia Burr Goodman, an American silent film actress who was one of the most popular screen actresses of her era and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Known for femme fatale roles, Bara appeared in more than 40 feature films between 1914 and 1926. However, she is perhaps most famous for having a higher percentage of lost films than any other actor with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. How many of her films still have complete prints in existence? More...
This Day in History

Alcock and Brown Embark on First Nonstop Transatlantic Flight (1919)

In 1918, the Daily Mail newspaper renewed its £10,000 prize for the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic. The next year, British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown claimed it after completing a treacherous 16-hour flight from Newfoundland to Ireland. Along the way, Brown had to repeatedly climb onto the wings of their biplane to remove ice, and snow filled the open cockpit. Upon reaching Ireland, they attempted to land in what they thought was a field, but it turned out to be what? More...
Today's Birthday

Margaret Bourke-White (1904)

One of the original staff photographers at Time, Life, and Fortune magazines, Bourke-White was noted for her coverage of World War II. The first woman photographer to serve with US armed forces, she photographed the liberation of Buchenwald and was the only foreign correspondent in Moscow during the German invasion. Her pictures of the rural American South and her portraits of world leaders are also celebrated. What actress portrayed her in the movie Gandhi? More...
Quotation of the Day
You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.

George Eliot (1819-1880)

Idiom of the Day

heavy lifting

Any serious, difficult, or arduous work or activities. More...
Today's Holiday

Connecticut Early Music Festival (2020)

The term "early music" refers to music from the medieval, renaissance, baroque, and classical periods, up to and including Beethoven and Schubert, performed on period instruments. Since 1983, the residents of southeastern Connecticut have been able to hear early music performed on such unusual instruments as the slide trumpet, sackbut, viola da gamba, and the clavichord. The concerts are held in small rooms or churches so that the subtleties of the instruments can be heard—particularly the Noank Baptist Church in Noank and the Harkness Chapel at Connecticut College in New London. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: teaching

clinic - First meant "teaching of medicine at the bedside." More...

didactics - The art or science of teaching. More...

ear training - In music, it is the teaching of pitch and rhythm recognition. More...

hypnopedia - Teaching during sleep. More...

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