Daily Content Archive

(as of Monday, March 10, 2014)
Word of the Day

barefaced

Definition:(adjective) With no effort to conceal.
Synonyms:bald
Usage: They attacked him in various ways—with barefaced questions, ingenious suppositions, and distant surmises; but he eluded the skill of them all.
Article of the Day

Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which a hostage begins to identify with and grow sympathetic to his or her captor. Patty Hearst is a famous example of a person who suffered from this syndrome when she was kidnapped in the 1970's and, subsequently, partnered with her captors in a bank robbery. The syndrome is named after what event? More...
This Day in History

Pink Floyd Releases Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Dark Side of the Moon is a concept album by the rock group Pink Floyd that explores the nature of the human experience through themes such as money, war, mental illness, and death. It is considered by many fans to be the band's magnum opus. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time—it is estimated that one in every 14 people in the US under the age of 50 owns or owned a copy of this album. Many fans claim that the album's music provides an alternative soundtrack to what 1939 film? More...
Today's Birthday

James Earl Ray (1928)

Ray was a petty criminal who escaped from prison in 1967, while serving a sentence for armed robbery. On April 4, 1968, he is believed to have shot Martin Luther King, Jr., as King was emerging from his Memphis motel room. Ray then fled to Canada, England, Portugal, and back to England, where he was apprehended. He pled guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in prison but later recanted his confession. His unsuccessful pleas to have his case reopened were supported by which of King's relatives? More...
Quotation of the Day
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Idiom of the Day

boots and all

With maximum effort or enthusiasm; completely and without restraint. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. More...
Today's Holiday

Motorcycle Week (2016)

Bike Week is the largest motorcycle meet in the world, held for 10 days in Daytona Beach, Florida. The highlight of the week is the Daytona 200 race, which attracts competitors from all over the world. Other races include a three-hour US Endurance Championship race and vintage motorcycle races on Classics Day. These events take place in the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium and on the Daytona International Speedway. Another popular feature of the week is a parade of over 5,000 motorcycles, and concerts and trade shows are held throughout the week. More...
In the News

Energy Drinks and Teens

If your teen frequently consumes energy drinks, this could be a red flag that he or she engages in other risky behaviors. A Canadian study found that high school students who reported a higher frequency of energy drink use were more likely to also feel depressed, engage in risk-taking behaviors, drink alcohol, and use drugs. Energy drinks' marketing campaigns may be somewhat to blame for the association, as they are designed make the products seem extreme and exciting. This likely increases their appeal to young people, especially those already prone to sensation seeking. More...
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