Dr. Suess came up with the word "nerd" in 1950 in his book If I Ran the Zoo. In this video for Storied, Dr. Erica Brozovsky looks at words created by authors, including "pandemonium" (John Milton), "freelancer" (Sir Walter Scott), "chortle" (Lewis Carroll), "quark" (James Joyce), "robot" (Karel Capek), and "meme" (Richard Dawkins).
Australian scientists and government agencies are officially discouraging the use of the phrase of "shark attack." Rather, they are "negative encounters" that might result in "bites." The Queensland government and New South Wales Department of Primary Industries is updating the language in its reports to reflect the new preferences. From the Sydney Morning Herald: Researchers… READ THE REST
Do you love the band Sublime? Does that hip-hop drum loop at the top of "What I Got" get you going in the morning (or should I say, risen' to the streets)? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with creative glee every time Bradley Nowell sings "I can play the gee-tar like a muthafuckin' riot" and… READ THE REST
Most of the words on this list are a part of everyday life, yet I didn't know any of them until today. I now know that I suffer from dysania every morning (#16), have a very hairy glabella (#1), and have been experiencing wamble after wamble all morning long (#4). Am I the only one… READ THE REST
The work from home revolution has rapidly become the work from anywhere revolution. But not everything has caught up to this new style of work, including the technology that powers digital nomads. Rebel workers can find all the tools they need with the DUEX Lite laptop screen, a lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited, and unlimited… READ THE REST
We all know someone who is a terrible snorer or, maybe, that person is us! Either way, everyone hates snoring. The bad news is, it can be tough to stop because we aren't aware of what may be causing the snoring in the first place. The good news is, the VVFLY Smart Snore Eye Mask… READ THE REST
If you've been recently injured, have chronic issues from arthritis, or are like so many of us dealing with poor posture due to working an office job, neck and shoulder pain can be relentless. While those problems may never go away completely without professional help, there's an easy way to alleviate temporary pain efficiently and… READ THE REST