Whether you write for a living, functionally as part of your job, or as little as humanly possible because thinking about high school English still sends you into a cold sweat, we can all use a periodic reminder of some writing best practices—and the most common mistakes to avoid.
Your dog may get nervous during thunderstorms or fireworks, but more common household noises may be stressing your pet and you might not know it.
In May 2020, as the pandemic sent stress levels through the roof, an online children’s clothes retailer called Primary started an experiment that it hoped would prevent its staff from burning out: It gave everyone Fridays off.
In the ongoing age of Zoom, a good webcam is more important than ever. Depending on the sort of desktop or laptop you’re using, you may not have a webcam at all. Even if you do, it might be low quality, sending grainy images of you over the internet to friends and colleagues.
While Kamal Patel was probing through the reams of user data on examine.com – a website that calls itself “the internet’s largest database of nutrition and supplement research” – before a planned revamp later this year, he discovered that the most searched-for supplement on the website was curcumin, a distinctive yellow-orange chemical that is extracted from the rhizomes of turmeric, a tall plant in the ginger family, native to Asia.
We’ve long known the internet’s power to facilitate access to the great books (see, for instance, our collection of 600 eBooks free online), but recent projects like the British Library’s Discovering Literature have shown us that it can also help us engage with those great books.
When the anniversary of the publication of Robert Frost’s iconic poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” came around, it spurred the Literary Hub office into a long conversation about their favorite poems, the most iconic poems written in English.
The goal of the massive international Cat Tracker project was simple: find out where pet cats go when they’re outside. Researchers have tried to tackle this question in the past, either by following cats on foot (good luck!) or by putting radio-transmitters on collars around cats’ necks, but Cat Tracker was singular in its scale—nearly a thousand cats across four countries wore GPS trackers for a week to shed light on how far they range and where they go.
We’ve all been there, mired in the throes of pessimism when life just doesn’t seem to be going our way. For the lucky ones, this entirely natural, though disconcerting, feeling ebbs and flows, ultimately dissolving into a more balanced, healthier state of mind.
Google published a blog post on Wednesday announcing that it’s now allowing people to request the removal of their phone numbers, email addresses and physical addresses from search results.