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From insights by Sylvia Plath and Philip Pullman to thoughts from Thomas Jefferson and Ray Bradbury, these words might motivate you to grab a pen or pound a keyboard.
6/19/2013 1:53:14 PM
Stone Temple Pilots issued a terse statement announcing they were firing lead singer Scott Weiland. Brevity, it seems, is the soul of buzz.
6/6/2013 1:52:12 PM
A medical writer advises how to generalize your language so that it’s compassionate yet comprehensible.
6/5/2013 1:52:10 PM
The smilies, frowny faces, and sideways looks that people type using keyboard symbols are fun and lighthearted, but they’re not appropriate for every business conversation.
5/22/2013 1:53:59 PM
The author committed a small gaffe on social media that came back to haunt her. You can (and should) learn from her mistakes.
5/3/2013 1:45:20 PM
It isn’t enough to pack your prose with just any old descriptors. The selection should be both precise and meaningful. Here’s a selection of adjectives that accomplish just that.
5/1/2013 1:52:01 PM
This year, contestants in the Scripps National Spelling Bee need to define the obscure words they spell. Could you do it? Take our quiz.
4/16/2013 1:54:07 PM
Unlike other words—ahem, moist —these will not make you shudder. They might even put you in a good mood.
4/8/2013 1:52:15 PM
They sound similar and even share similar meanings—and that’s what makes these words so dangerous.
3/28/2013 1:54:04 PM
Why do these insidious errors so often deal with body parts or functions?
3/25/2013 1:52:05 PM
A recent study found that people with fewer language errors on their LinkedIn profiles tend to reach higher positions.
3/20/2013 1:53:21 PM
From the very basic rules to the very commonly broken ones in corporate America.
3/13/2013 1:54:03 PM
Monday is National Grammar Day. Buy someone—read: yourself—a T-shirt or tote to show off your love for language.
3/5/2013 2:52:32 PM
How to zap the buzzwords that appear in press releases, blogs, and yes, even emails from executives.
2/27/2013 2:53:56 PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your one true low-hanging fruit.
2/15/2013 2:51:48 PM