Daily Content Archive

(as of Saturday, March 15, 2014)
Word of the Day

antecede

Definition:(verb) Be earlier in time; go back further.
Synonyms:antedate, forego, precede, predate
Usage: Even though it was found in a higher stratum, the stone tool antecedes the bronze one unearthed nearby.
Article of the Day

The Milgram Experiment: Obedience vs. Conscience

The Milgram experiment, a famous scientific experiment of social psychology, was designed to measure the willingness of a person to follow orders when those orders conflict with his or her conscience. Stanley Milgram devised the experiment in an attempt to understand the behavior of Nazi soldiers during the Holocaust. What was involved in Milgram's experiment, and what were his results? More...
This Day in History

First Commercial Internet Domain Name Registered (1985)

A domain name is an address of a computer, organization, or other entity on a network, such as the Internet, that follows TCP/IP communications protocol. Domain names must be unique on the Internet and must be assigned by a registrar accredited by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. They typically include the type and name of an organization and identify the specific host server at the address. The first commercial Internet domain name was registered in 1985. What was it? More...
Today's Birthday

Fabio Lanzoni (1959)

Widely known simply as Fabio, Lanzoni is an Italian male fashion model and actor who became famous for appearing on the covers of hundreds of romance novels throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He has also written romance novels, including Pirate and Comanche, and is said to be the first best-selling male romance writer to publish under his own name rather than a pseudonym. Lanzoni has appeared in a number of commercials for a range of different products, and he has acted in what films? More...
Quotation of the Day
A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

Idiom of the Day

brood over

To worry anxiously or be despondent about something or someone, especially at great length and in isolation. More...
Today's Holiday

Buzzard Day

About 75 turkey vultures, also known as turkey buzzards, return to Hinckley, Ohio, each March 15 to spend the summer. Thousands of people celebrate them at the Hinckley Buzzard Day Festival, held since 1958 on the first Sunday after March 15. It features tours, hikes, and talks by naturalists at Metro Park, where the buzzards roost. The vultures' return was first documented by a park patrolman who logged their arrival date for 23 years. Why the birds return, however, isn't known. More...
In the News

Investors Favor Handsome Pitchmen

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but investors, it seems, prefer handsome men. Researchers have found that investors are more likely to back a business if it is pitched to them by a man rather than a woman. Furthermore, physical attractiveness seems to also play a role in swaying investors, but only when the entrepreneurs are male; handsome pitchmen were more likely than their less attractive counterparts to persuade potential investors to back their ventures, whereas attractiveness was not a determining factor when it came to female entrepreneurs. More...
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