11 Books That Make You Smarter

11 Books That Make You Smarter

When you want to build your knowledge of a certain subject, it's likely that one of the first things you'll turn to is a book. (Okay, maybe after Google.) This trust in books is easily justified, because not only are books a great source of information, but they can...

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16 of the Best Children’s Authors that Delight All Ages

16 of the Best Children’s Authors that Delight All Ages

While we legally consider a "child" to be anyone under the age of 18, we all know that every kid is different, and within those 18 years, adolescents tend to go through at least several phases, where their interests can change at the drop of a hat—so it's not exactly...

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Consonance: Definition and Examples

Consonance: Definition and Examples

When you read poetry, you might notice the rhyme and musicality of the piece, particularly when it repeats certain sounds over and over. For example, the tongue twister “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper” grabs our attention and is fairly easy to...

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Possessive Case: Rules for Nouns and Pronouns

Possessive Case: Rules for Nouns and Pronouns

When you want to show that someone or something owns another thing, you use the possessive case.  Nouns and pronouns can be written in the possessive case. For nouns, this usually involves adding ’s to the end of the noun, but there are also have other rules,...

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16 Fictional Detectives We All Love

16 Fictional Detectives We All Love

Curling up with a good mystery means more than just trying to solve puzzles. The best mysteries will draw us right into the life of the detective: we cheer when they figure out an essential clue, and groan when they step right on a telltale sign but fail to recognize...

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25 Conversation Starters to Help You Build Connections

25 Conversation Starters to Help You Build Connections

Have you ever wanted to talk to someone, but found yourself at a loss for words? Maybe you just wanted to fill the silence, or maybe you wanted to get to know that person, but weren't sure of what to say. Talking to new people can feel extremely intimidating, and...

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