Daily Content Archive

(as of Sunday, November 17, 2013)
Word of the Day

endorse

Definition:(verb) Give support or one's approval to.
Synonyms:second, back
Usage: Before I can move forward with a project of this magnitude, my boss must first endorse it.
Article of the Day

The Concord Prison Experiment

This experiment investigated whether psychotherapy combined with the psychoactive drug psilocybin, derived from hallucinogenic mushrooms, could help rehabilitate imprisoned criminals and keep them from recidivating upon regaining their freedom. A team of Harvard University researchers, led by experimental psychologist Timothy Leary, conducted the experiment from 1961 to 1963 at Massachusetts's Concord State Prison, a maximum security prison for young offenders. What were the initial results? More...
This Day in History

First Attempted Assassination of Umberto I of Italy (1878)

The son of Victor Emmanuel II, Umberto I was king of Italy from 1878 to 1900. Increasingly authoritarian, he favored imperialistic and pro-German policies and disregarded the recommendations of parliamentary leaders. His orientation helped lead to the conclusion of the Triple Alliance. Facing increasing social unrest, he supported the imposition of martial law and created a period of turmoil that culminated in three attempts on his life. He survived the first two. Who was the third assassin? More...
Today's Birthday

Rock Hudson (1925)

Hudson was an American actor who worked at odd jobs before making his film debut in 1948. His wholesome good looks made him a popular star in Douglas Sirk melodramas, and his comedic talents were displayed in a series of romantic comedies costarring Doris Day. He appeared in over 70 films and TV shows during the course of his career. His death from AIDS in 1985 greatly increased awareness of the disease. What notable film roles did Hudson reportedly turn down to film A Farewell to Arms? More...
Quotation of the Day
Revenge may be wicked, but it's natural.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)

Idiom of the Day

golden goose

A person, thing, or organization that is or has the potential to earn a lot of money for a long period of time. Taken from a folk tale of a goose that would lay a golden egg once a day, but was killed by its owner because he wanted all of its gold at once. More...
Today's Holiday

Marshall Islands President's Day (2016)

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has designated November 17 as President's Day, a day to remember the nation's first president, Amata Kabua. Kabua started his career as a school teacher and rose to become paramount chief of the Island of Majuro and head of state of the Marshall Islands. He served five terms as president of the Marshall Islands, beginning in 1979 when the country became independent and continuing until his death in 1996. More...
In the News

Eating Disorders a Problem for Men Too

Eating disorders are commonly viewed as a female issue, but the medical community is increasingly coming to the realization that they strike men too, though they may not always manifest in the same way. Some young men do develop classical eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, but they may also develop disorders involving the unhealthy use of muscle-building drugs and supplements. Until the medical community identifies these more male-specific symptoms and forms of eating disorders, many men in need of treatment may not get it. More...
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