Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Net is Getting Serious but Sadder

On-line publishing is getting sober with serious issues and netizens are getting involved. That’s good. And at least, just my observation. I’m beginning to miss the funny sites. But of course if you’re only concentrated with Internet humor, you won’t … Continue reading

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Storytelling That Gets Sympathy

If you have a child that’s dying of cancer and want emotional and even financial aid, how would you tell your story? In this awesome video, Dr. Paul Zak offers a simple yet remarkable case study in how the human … Continue reading

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Death of Dialects and Accents or Twangs

‘Thus, when a country boy migrates to the city, he’s already something of a dialect chameleon.’ America has no dialects but Lars Hinrichs, English professor and head honcho of the Texas English Project at the University of Texas, says that … Continue reading

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Patience and Wisdom

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Political Speech Prompts Dictionary Edit

Define ‘Misogyny‘. The Macquarie Dictionary describes misogyny as ”hatred of women”. But when editor Sue Butler heard Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s fiery speech on misogyny, she decided to update its definition of the word and said it will be expanded … Continue reading

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Exposed to Politics Too Early

That was what Malala Yousafzai’s father did to her. When I was 14, my older cousins were already radical activists and martial law was only a year old in our country which made it more dangerous – radicals were suspiciously … Continue reading

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Web Conference… in 1899

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