It’s not the big stressors in your life that steal your happiness and productivity

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We’ve all heard the idiom ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’, or heard some event or action referred to as “the last straw.” Both allude to an old English proverb, “it is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back”.

Wikipedia describes the idiom’s meaning as “the minor or…

Hilarious (and slightly naughty!) definitions of some commonly confused words.

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Homophone: a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same or not.

Sometimes I fear for the English language! So many words, so little time…and each one special. This article is dedicated to the mistreated and misspelled, and their right to be understood and used properly, but with an improper twist!

Like any good teacher, I shall provide definitions, and use the…

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