December 7, 2013

Weekly Finds: December 7, 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...


A linguistic dissection of 7 annoying teenage sounds

Voiced alveolar stop and breathy-voiced low back unrounded vowel — better known as duhhh.


If your brain were a computer, how much storage space would it have?

The comparison between the human brain and a computer is not a perfect one, but it does lend itself to some interesting lines of inquiry. For instance: what is the storage capacity of your brain?


The History of Typography - Animated Short

Check out this paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography.


How Warren Buffett And Joel Osteen Conquered Their Terrifying Fear Of Public Speaking

Don’t let your nerves get in the way of achieving your full potential. Take bold steps today to bring them under control so they enhance—and not harm—your career.


11 Compound Word Errors that Might Make You Look like a Numbskull

Check out this helpful list.


For the Word on the Street, Courts Call Up an Online Witness

Courts are looking to Urban Dictionary, a crowdsourced Web site, as one way to define words on which a case may turn.


What does it take to Succeed?

Consistency, Practice & Routine. Read the details on this post.