Quick and Dirty Tips
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11 Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
7 Tips for Baking Better Bread at Home
How to Reheat 5 Types of Leftovers
What Does It Mean to ‘Put the Kibosh’ on Something?
People have multiple theories about the origin of "putting the kibosh" on something, but one is most likely correct.
6 Latin Abbreviations You Should Know
English uses more Latin abbreviations than you might think, and here are six that you should definitely know.
7 Surprising Places We Got Phrases About Food
From chopped liver to spilled milk, we examine the origins of seven of the most popular food-related idioms.
When to Use Nor
We’re going to get a bit negative by looking at the various times you can use the word 'nor' over 'neither.'
Capital vs. Capitol
'Capital' has many meanings, including meaning the city that is the seat of government for your state or country. 'Capitol' refers only to 'capitol' buildings.
5 Holiday Toxins Your Dog Should Avoid
Veterinarian Vanessa Yeager discusses the five most common dangers to your dog's health this holiday season.
The Meaning of 'Just Deserts'
As you might guess, many people spell 'just deserts' incorrectly, with two s’s in the middle. You might not guess, on the other hand, just how many people do it.
Why Do We Call Coffee ‘a Cup of Joe’?
What’s the origin of the word 'coffee'? And why do we call coffee 'a cup of joe'? Let's find out.
What Is a Crony?
It used to be a good thing to call someone a 'crony,' but it's usually not a word used positively today.
What Does ‘Cabin Fever’ Mean? Plus Other Fever Words
Will it help your cabin fever to learn the origin of that term (and others)? Read ahead to find out what they mean.
How Memory Works and 6 Tips to Improve It
Why can't I remember where I left my car keys? Let's explore how our memory works and discuss some tips on how to improve memory.
A User's Guide to the Branches of U.S. Government
The three branches of the U.S. federal government—executive, legislative, and judicial—keep each other in line through a system of "checks and balances." What roles do each play? And who puts the brakes on the POTUS?