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Fascinating Origins of 5 Holiday Words

Happy holidays! It’s once again time to chill with the family, munch on good food, and celebrate! Here’s a bit of holiday word etymology to enlighten your family and friends with at your next festive feast.   Carol In the singing mood? This word originally referred to pagans’ celebratory circle […]

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Focus! 5 Ways To Be More Productive

It’s the end of the semester, which means it’s finals season! Whether you have lots of papers to write or tons of tests to take, you feel the pressure to be productive. And yet, you may find yourself thinking, “I’ll just check my notifications for a minute.” The next thing […]

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10 Gift Ideas Your Teacher Will Love

Although teachers never expect gifts from their students, especially in the upper grades, it’s always a pleasant surprise and a thoughtful way to let your teachers know they are appreciated. Since many teachers try to keep their personal lives separate from their work, it can be hard to know what […]