November 6, 2017

Sometimes it's hard to explain exactly how you feel. This handy vocabulary wheel helps you narrow down exactly what word best expresses your current emotional state.

Whether you're writing or talking about a character, another person, or yourself, it can be easy to use the same words over and over.

This wheel diagram from English teacher Kaitlin Robbs helps you find the right word for the right feeling from the inside out. Start out with a basic emotion and then move outward until you have the best synonym for the job. The whe...

November 23, 2016

Words that sound the same may be very confusing, especially if the words are medical in nature. These words are called homonyms, which are words that sound alike but have different meanings. An example of which are, pear (fruit) and pair (a set of two things.)
 

Homonyms may either be homophones or homographs. They are defined as:

Homophones are types of homonym words that sound the same with have different meanings. However the words have different spellings.
Example: to, two and too

 

Homographs are words that are spelled the...

November 21, 2016

It's a fact: Mondays are harder to face.


Most people start to feel depressed on Sunday afternoons. A new week ahead - work is coming their way. The weekend is over and it just wasn't enough. So they start feeling the pressure. And the depression!

But there are disciplines people follow that help them beat the Sunday blues and ramp up for the work week ahead.

Here are a few tips to kick start you week!


 

September 9, 2016

Learn medical terminology with these free online courses. See the full list of free medical terminology courses and find the course that's right for you.

Online Medical Terminology Courses for Credit

Several educational institutions and companies offer free online medical terminology courses and resources; however, these online resources generally do not award college credits. Students who are seeking an affordable way to brush up on medical terminology while also starting the path to earn college credit can consider the cours...

May 6, 2014

Would you believe me if I told you that looking at a tree can make you more productive at work?
Recent research suggests that incorporating nature in the work place may actually improve the bottom line.
Have you heard of biophilia? Neither had I until a week ago.
The biophilia hypothesis suggests that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems.
Nature is powerful. And we, as humans, are inextricably linked to nature.
If you recognize this basic fact and use it to your advantage, biophilia expe...

April 30, 2014

The problem with the world wide web is that it isn’t exactly worldwide. For many users, their internet doesn’t really extend beyond the borders of their particular country, and in most cases, this is simply a problem of language. Websites from across many boundaries just aren’t written in words they can understand.

 

EBay is just one of many companies aiming to break down this language barrier, but it has an especially strong reason to do so. The more people that eBay sellers can sell to, the better chance of making a sale. Th...

March 6, 2014

The Winners of the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014 were revealed last night as part of a black tie ceremony at the historic Guildhall in The City of London.

 

The evening began with a champagne reception followed by dinner then entertainment from BBC comedian and presenter Alexander Armstrong.

 

The 11 worthy winners of the World Spa & Wellness Awards 2014 are:

 

Hotel Spa of the Year – Asia & Australasia

Sponsored by Professional Spa & Wellness magazine

Winner: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Singapore

 

Destination Spa of the Year – A...

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