January 5, 2013

Weekly Finds: January 5, 2013

A Man With Magnifying Glass by digitalart
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Every week, we’ll be sharing a list of posts, stories, news, or opinions that we've run across the Internet during the past week or two. We won't be discussing them in detail here, but we do encourage you to check them out as they could contain valuable ideas and insights for your IELTS exam.

If you're ready, here we go...


Apostrophe Placement in Proper Names

What do the brand names Bakers Choice, the Diners Club, and Mrs. Fields Cookies have in common? Besides prompting hunger, they’re all “supposed” to have apostrophes in their names. So, why don’t they?


What are they? How do we use them?

Last antecedents, series qualifiers, and psycholingstics

The author expounds more on the canons of interpretation.


How to Stop Time

One of the biggest barriers when it comes to productivity is the notion that we simply "don't have enough time." With all of the responsibilities and information coming our way, there's good reason that this notion exists—and his held by many. But there's a way to escape that notion. (After all, it is just a notion.) How do we do this? We have to stop time.


Five Reasons Why The Fear Of Public Speaking Is Great For You

The fear of public speaking is the most common fear and prevents many people from achieving their potential. Imagine if you were comfortable speaking in public and took every opportunity presented, how would your life improve?



The words further and farther are often used interchangeably when they both have a specific meaning. See if you know the difference between these two words.

List of British ordnance terms

This article explains terms used for the British Armed Forces' ordnance (i.e.: weapons) and also ammunition used in the late 19th century, World War I, and World War II. The terms may have slightly different meanings in the military of other countries.

What Is the Longest Word?

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! Today’s Wonder of the Day is really, really long!


Why You Should Read Your Work Aloud

If you want to catch errors you’ve made in your writing, follow the tips in this post.

In A Keyboard-Free Future, What Happens To All The Writers?

The author conducted an experiment. The hypothesis is whether or not a keyboardless world will change writing.