Have you ever thought about the expressions people use on a daily basis and wonder how they became such a widespread part of the English language? Some sayings are now so commonplace, we’ll utter them with no idea of where they came from. But every phrase, saying or proverb starts somewhere. In this post, we’ve uncovered the surprising origins and history behind 40 common phrases and expressions we still frequently use today.
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For those who question the value of college in this era of soaring student debt and high unemployment, the attitudes and experiences of today’s young adults—members of the so-called Millennial generation—provide a compelling answer. On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time—young… View Article
The fastest cars in the world are often the most expensive. Check out some of the most expensive cars you can buy.
Twenty years ago, two Stanford PhD students created Google, Tamagotchi toys were a worldwide phenomenon, and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” hit shelves for the first time. Fast forward ten years later to 2007, and Netflix launched its video streaming service, Instagram didn’t exist, and most of us were still using flip phones. From the cities we live in to the technologies we use every day, here are some amazing before-and-after photos that show just how quickly the world changes.
A new ranking by MONEY has aimed to pinpoint some of the best lesser known places to live in the US. To do that, MONEY restricted its list to places with a “population of 10,000 to 100,000, to avoid the biggest cities while shining a light on smaller towns and affordable suburbs.” The recently released ranking also took into account locations that provide its citizens with a comfortable life and looked to factors like job opportunity, quality schools, and affordable homes. Read on to see the 10 best less known places to live in America.
Whole Foods is swiftly transforming under Amazon’s control. Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through in August, and the changes began immediately, from cutting costs to internal restructuring. Here’s what changes have been revealed so far — and how they’ll affect Whole Foods shoppers.
Do you think you eat healthy? Or do you at least try to avoid things that are bad for you? Well, you might be surprised at what foods —natural foods, not foods soaked in chemicals—have the potential to kill you. Not to be alarmist, or prevent you from enjoying some nutritious fruits and veggies, but it is important to know the dangers. From pits to leaves, and everything in between, take note of where these foods’ naturally occurring chemicals and toxins are lurking. While some should be avoided at all costs, others are just a matter of learning how much to eat, and how to prepare them. Check out these 20 foods that have the potential to be lethal.
What’s in a name? You may already know that the Earl of Sandwich supposedly invented his eponymous meal in the 18th century, but did you know that bananas foster, Granny Smith apples, and Caesar salad were also named after real people? And no — the latter is not named after Julius Caesar. INSIDER rounded up 21 popular foods and drinks that were named after real people, as well as the fascinating, funny, and sometimes downright bizarre origin stories that go with them. Here’s a little slice of culinary history.
The first official day of Fall is right around the corner. This year’s Autumnal Equinox falls on September 22, 2017, and with it comes the beginning of many people’s favorite seasons. Sure, the summer has sun and beach vacays, the winter has snow and sports, but fall is an especially magical season that’s often overlooked. With its stunning foliage, mild weather, and pumpkin-spiced treats, what’s not to love? Here are some of the things that are better during this time of year.
Hurricane Irma paid a brutal visit to Florida on Sunday and Monday after thrashing several Caribbean islands for much of last week. The storm, once a fierce and record-breaking Category 5, had downgraded to a tropical storm Monday afternoon and was gradually weakening as it moved over northern Florida toward Georgia. As the storm’s final gusts dissipate, the southern part of Florida is now reckoning with flotsam and flooding. The extent of the wreckage is still unclear, yet early images emerging from the state show significant flooding and damage to buildings, vehicles, boats, and trees in the Florida Keys, Everglades City, Miami, Naples, and small towns in between. These photos offer a glimpse of the destruction Irma has wrought in the state.
Anyone who owns a pet knows that animals have no hesitation when it comes to trying to eat random objects they find lying around the house. Cats chew on various plants and dogs work part-time as vacuum cleaners when food is dropped on the kitchen floor. However, many things that people wouldn’t ordinarily give a second thought to can be incredibly toxic to common household pets. Because animals don’t have the same metabolisms as humans, a compound that human bodies can easily break down may prove to be lethal in a smaller animal at the same dose. Here, we will explore several foods and plants that you may not realize can be potential medical dangers for your pet if consumed.