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How to Give Good Compliment: Turning Nice Thoughts into Nice Words

I have a co-worker who’s brilliant at giving compliments. She has a way of packing extra helpings of nice into every positive comment she makes. She once said to me, “Your hair looks especially great today!” Especially great. Not only is it a compliment for the hair on that particular day, but the implication is […]

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Writing

Grammar is Cool: Avoiding The Mistakes You Forgot Existed

Writing well is a little bit imagination, a little bit talent and a lot of remembering how to put a sting of the correct words together in the correct order.  English is a particularly tricky language, we have exceptions to every rule, we can spell the same sound eight different ways, and we can’t agree […]