Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, July 12, 2017)
Word of the Day

farsighted

Definition:(adjective) Planning prudently for the future.
Synonyms:foresighted, long, longsighted, prospicient
Usage: The presidential candidate spoke about his farsighted policies that would stabilize the economy for years to come.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Colons

A colon ( : ) is used after an independent clause to add information that helps illustrate or clarify what it says. How many spaces should be used after a colon? More...
Article of the Day

Atenism

One of the earliest monotheistic religions, Atenism was introduced during the 14th century BCE by Pharaoh Amenhotep IV, later known by his adopted name, Akhenaten. After raising the obscure sun god known as Aten to the status of supreme god, Akhenaten declared the solar deity the only god and forbade the worship of all others. Atenism remained Egypt's state religion for approximately 20 years before falling out of favor. What events may have motivated the adoption of Atenism? More...
This Day in History

Medal of Honor Authorized by US Congress (1862)

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the US. It is presented by the president for "gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of…life above and beyond the call of duty" while engaged in an action against an enemy. Members of all branches of the US military are eligible to receive the medal, but each branch has its own special design. The Philadelphia Mint designed the medal, which was first awarded during the Civil War. How many soldiers have received the medal twice? More...
Today's Birthday

George Eastman (1854)

In the late 1800s, Eastman invented roll film, devised the Kodak camera, and founded the Eastman Kodak Company. His affordable cameras were an essential part of the development of photography as a popular hobby, and his experiments with Thomas Edison made motion pictures possible. Known for his philanthropy, Eastman donated $100 million to various institutions. In his later years, he suffered from a debilitating spinal disorder and committed suicide in 1932. What were his last words? More...
Quotation of the Day
The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

Idiom of the Day

up the walls

Extremely busy or overworked; having many things to contend with at once. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. More...
Today's Holiday

Kiribati Independence Day (2022)

This island group in the middle of the Pacific Ocean was known as the Gilbert Islands until its independence from Britain on July 12, 1979. Independence Day is observed as a national holiday. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: vomit

brash - A euphemism for vomit. More...

retch, wretch - Retch is the verb to vomit or gag; wretch is a noun for a pitiable person. More...

spew - First meant "vomit." More...

vomit - From Latin vomere. More...

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