Grammarly's Browser Plugin Can Fix Your Typos, Detect Plagiarism, and Help You Communicate More Effectively

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With so much of our communication being done digitally, it’s more important than ever to be able to type clearly and intelligently, especially as more classes and jobs become remote. And whether you're just sending an inside joke to a co-worker on Slack or writing a sensitive email to a colleague or professor, you need to make sure your writing is up to snuff. The good news is that digital tools like Grammarly can help.

What is Grammarly?

Grammarly is an AI-powered writing assistant. In its most basic form, it’s an app that serves as a second pair of eyes, proofreading your work for errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. However, it can also serve as a teacher, honing and elevating your written communication skills by providing advanced feedback on vocabulary, style, tone, and more.

For mobile devices, simply download the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS or Android. It works on top of all your other apps, ensuring that anything you write on your phone—whether it’s in Gmail, LinkedIn, Facebook, or iMessage—is free of embarrassing mistakes and communicates exactly what you want it to convey. For desktops, Grammarly has browser plugins for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Explorer, as well as native apps for both Windows and macOS. That means it will work on any website or application.

The Grammarly Plans

The free entry-level plan for Grammarly provides you with basic writing corrections and suggestions for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. For those who want more advanced and comprehensive writing tools and feedback, there’s Grammarly Premium for Individuals. For less than $150 per year, Grammarly Premium for Individuals provides feedback on grammar, spelling, and punctuation, while also giving suggestions to fine-tune consistency in fluency, conciseness, readability, vocabulary, and sentence variety. Grammarly Premium also has a plagiarism detector, as well as a cutting-edge tone detection feature that rates your writing for confident language, politeness, formality, and inclusive language.

For people who want a single Grammarly subscription for multiple people, there’s Grammarly Premium for Business. The main feature differentiating the business subscription from the individual subscription is the style guide tool that lets you create customized style manuals for your team to ensure uniform terminology, vocabulary, and tone.

You can head over to Grammarly's website today to get more information on the plans and how they work.

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Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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Pass Your CFA Level 1 Exam With This Prep Course

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If you're looking to start a career as a financial analyst and need to prep for the CFA Level 1 exam, you can take advantage of this nine-course bundle that will teach you what you need to know about the major topics on the test, including portfolio management and ethical standards. And right now, the whole bundle is available for just $39.99.

Your first step in the All-In-One CFA Level 1 Exam Certification Prep Bundle is a course on ethics, where you’ll learn the structure of the CFA Institute Professional Conduct Program and GIPS standards that regulate the investment industry. You’ll even get 144 practice questions to ensure you master these important standards before you move on to the next course.

Once you’ve got ethics down, you’ll get a crash course in Quantitative Methods, with topics covering important formulations and calculations, like probability theory and the time value of money. This section makes up 10 percent of the overall exam, and you'll get a bonus 95-question practice test to get you ready for it.

The next courses in Economics, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Corporate Finance, and Equity Investments include 12 hours of lessons for the exam. Then, you’ll round out your prep with an additional three courses in portfolio investments. Learn everything about alternative assets in a well-diversified institutional portfolio, investment goals through portfolio management, and fixed income strategies.

Right now, the entire bundle is discounted by 97 percent, totaling just $39.99.

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