Daily Content Archive

(as of Friday, May 10, 2019)
Word of the Day

satiate

Definition:(verb) Fill to satisfaction.
Synonyms:replete, sate, fill
Usage: There is enough cake to satiate all of our party guests.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Interrogative Pronouns

Interrogative pronouns are used in interrogative sentences to ask questions, functioning either as the subject or object of such sentences. There are five primary interrogative pronouns. What are they? More...
Article of the Day

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a diagnostic tool that delivers a high-intensity magnetic pulse over the skull and neck, stimulating the upper motor neurons and nerve tract. This allows the timing of electrical impulses traveling from the brain to muscles to be measured as well as interconnections within the brain to be studied. The technique has also been used to treat neurological conditions, such as migraine, epilepsy, and alcoholism. What are some of the risks associated with TMS? More...
This Day in History

Victoria Woodhull Is Nominated for President of the US (1872)

Woodhull was a prominent US women's rights advocate, suffragist, and owner of a weekly publication known for printing the first English translation of The Communist Manifesto. In May of 1872, she became the first female candidate for president when a group of suffragists formed a political party and nominated her, but because she was a woman many disputed the legality of her candidacy. What famous African-American was nominated to be her vice-president—possibly without his knowledge? More...
Today's Birthday

John Wilkes Booth (1838)

Born into a family of famous actors, Booth made his acting debut at the age of 17. Touring widely, he soon became a wealthy celebrity, earning acclaim for his Shakespearean roles. However, he harbored deep Confederate sympathies and viewed President Abraham Lincoln as a tyrant. In April of 1865, he assassinated Lincoln at Ford's Theater, where Lincoln had previously watched him perform. Twelve days later, Booth was shot and killed by a Union soldier. Who else had Booth conspired to have killed? More...
Quotation of the Day
I profess not to know how women's hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration.

Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Idiom of the Day

golden ticket

A person, thing, quality, ability, or accomplishment that provides a reliable opportunity for great financial or personal success. More...
Today's Holiday

National Hospital Week (2020)

In the United States, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's (1820-1910) birth has been celebrated since 1921 as National Hospital Day. The May 12 observance was expanded to a week-long event in 1953 so that hospitals could use it to plan and implement more extensive public information programs. Sponsored by the American Hospital Association, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to educate the community about the services hospitals offer and to keep the public up to date on technological advances in healthcare. More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: toes

gronk, cheese, toe-jam - The stuff between your toes. More...

pantaraxia - Any actions aimed at keeping people on their toes. More...

plantar pad, digital pads - The plantar pad is the larger pad of a cat's foot; the digital pads are on the toes. More...

dactyl - Your dactyls are your toes. More...

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