Category Archives: English

Library Link of the Day: 7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year’s resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it’s time … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library, Math, Psychology, Science, Social Studies | Leave a comment

Library Link of the Day: ‘Mother’ is the most beautiful word

Courtesy of The Telegraph: “Mother is the most beautiful word in the English language, according to the rest of the world. More than 40,000 people in 102 non-English speaking countries rated mother, passion, smile, love and eternity as their top … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library, Psychology | Leave a comment

Library Link of the Day: Flatland Is a 19th-Century Tale About Higher Dimensions

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “You live in a three-dimensional world, one where you’re free to move forward and backward, right and left, and up and down. You’re also familiar with lower dimensions: a drawing on a page is two-dimensional, for example, … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library, Math | Leave a comment

Library Link of the Day: Mark Twain’s 10 Tips for Writers

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “Mark Twain was a man who knew his way around the English language. We’re talking about the guy responsible for such bon mots as “Golf is a good walk spoiled,” “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library | Leave a comment

Library Link of the Day: This Ancient Sumerian Logic Puzzle Is Believed to Be One of the First Riddles Ever Written

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “People love trying to outwit each other with riddles. You know, those tricky questions that frustrate you to the point of anger when the answer is revealed to be annoyingly simple? We’ve been writing and reciting these … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library, Social Studies, World Language | Leave a comment

PGHS Student Reaches the Finals of the National YoungArts writing competition

Luke Herzog has made the finals of the National YoungArts writing competition. Luke, a member of the PGHS Young Writers’ Club, submitted 2 short stories and an excerpt from a novel. Over 8,000 completed applications are received every year and … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library | Leave a comment

Library Link of the Day: Using Words Like ‘Really’ A Lot Could Mean You’re Really Stressed

Courtesy of Mental Floss: “Are you feeling really exhausted? Or have you noticed that it’s incredibly hot out today? If you recognize the adverbs above as appearing frequently in your own speech, it could be a sign that you’re stressed. At least, those are … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library, Science | Leave a comment

Read These (Legit Terrifying) Horror Stories by an Artificial Intelligence

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “I stood there staring down the hill, and I saw the man in the black cloak standing there, holding a knife. He stood in silence, his head motionless but staring at me. ‘I’m sorry. I found you. … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Science, English, Library | Leave a comment

Old Books Reborn as Art

Courtesy of ideas.TED.com: “To create new art, Brian Dettmer trashes old books. The painter-turned-sculptor (TED Talk: Old books reborn as art) takes outdated reference materials such as textbooks and encyclopedias, seals them with varnish, then carves away at their pages with an … Continue reading

Posted in Art, English, Library | Leave a comment

10 Travel Books for National Read a Book Day

Courtesy of The Guardian: To celebrate a day for reading, we pick the recently released travel volumes, from a journey round the Hebrides to a vivid picture of the teeming streets of Kolkata. In Search of Nice Americans, by Geoff … Continue reading

Posted in English, Library, World Language | Leave a comment