Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs to Hear

"Dave Isay [photo, left] opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app."

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Good Word to Know: “Polymath”

Reading yesterday's New York Times, I came upon the word polymath, and I couldn't confidently determine its meaning from the context. Can you define the word? Here's how The NYT used it: The debut season of "Atlanta," the FX series... Read more

6 Advanced Grammar Mistakes

March 4th is Grammar Day and we are celebrating with a new infographic with six advanced grammar mistakes. Each year Grammar Day presents the opportunity to review tricky grammar mistakes that can cause trouble for even the most advanced writers.

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What Our Language Habits Reveal

"In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds — and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.

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How to Refer Readers to a Map

I got an email yesterday from the organizers of a literary festival I'm going to attend. It shared reminders about parking and registration. I knew where to park, but I needed to know where registration was. So I went directly... Read more

Getting Started with Prezi

"If you're tired of standing in front of your audience and shuffling through slides, you're definitely not alone. Professionals from every corner of the work world are making the transition to a more visual, interactive, and captivating way of delivering information — and now you can, too. . . ."

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“They” Pulls Ahead in the Language Game

Our six-year-old neighbor brought his Pokémon card game over for a playdate the other night. As our daughter read aloud the instructions on a card, the grammar caught my attention. Do you notice it too? "Your opponent puts a card... Read more

Does This Really Need a Meeting?

Laura Forer presents an infographic on the topic.

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British vs. US Spellings

I traveled (travelled?) around the Big Island of Hawaii the last two weeks and found that--even at Volcanoes National Park--I could not escape thinking about writing. This text grabbed my attention on the Sulphur Banks trail: It appeared on this... Read more

Research: We Drop People Who Give Us Critical Feedback

"Think about the people at work who are part of your network — the individuals who help you improve your performance or provide you with emotional support when you are going through a tough spell. If you’re like most people, the colleagues who come to mind are those you get along with and who have a good impression of you. But has anyone in your network actually given you tough feedback?," asks Francesca Gino (photo, left) in an article featured at HBR.org.

"Your likely answer is 'not many.' . . ."

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