5 Ways to Grow Rich in Tough Economic Times

Issue #2402 WEALTHY: What’s most likely to make you a bundle in the next two years?  (Clayton Makepeace) HEALTHY: 3 reasons to waste less food (2 of them might surprise you!) (Judith Strauss) WISE: General Douglas MacArthur on opportunity ALSO IN THIS...

Word to the Wise: Claque

A "claque" (KLAK) – from the French for "clap" – is a group of fawning admirers, sometimes hired to applaud at a performance. Example (as used by Simon Hoggart in The Guardian): "Behind the hacks was the claque. They cheered and...

It’s Fun to Know: The Largest Mall in the World

The 7-million-square-foot South China Mall in Dongguan, China is the largest in the world. There is room for 1,500 tenant stores, an amusement park, re-creations of Venice and San Francisco, a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, and more. But three years after it opened,...

Word to the Wise: Adumbrate

To "adumbrate" (uh-DUM-brate) – from the Latin for "shadow" – is to foreshadow or give a sketchy outline. Example (as used by T.S. Eliot in Notes Towards a Definition of Culture): "The way of looking at culture and religion which I...

t’s Good to Know: Music Seizures

Musicogenic epilepsy is a rare condition (only 150 cases have ever been reported) in which sufferers have seizures when they hear certain types of music. The seizure-inducing tunes are different for each individual, and range from classical to reggae to jazz to rock...
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