Frostbite (congelatio in medical terminology) is the medical condition where localized damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to extreme cold. Frostbite is most likely to happen in body parts farthest from the heart and those with large exposed areas. The initial stages of frostbite are sometimes called “frost nip”. Classification There are […]


ac·tu·al – [ak-choo-uhl] adjective 1. existing in act or fact; real: an actual case of heroism; actual expenses. 2. existing now; present; current: The ship’s actual position is 22 miles due east of Miami. 3. Obsolete . pertaining to or involving acts or action. Origin: 1275–1325;  < Late Latin āctuālis,  equivalent to Latin āctu-  (stem […]


ex·pe·ri·ence – [ik-speer-ee-uhns] noun, verb, -enced, -enc·ing. noun 1. a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience. 2. the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something: business experience. 3. the observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they […]


fact – [fakt] noun 1. something that actually exists; reality; truth: Your fears have no basis in fact. 2. something known to exist or to have happened: Space travel is now a fact. 3. a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true: Scientists gather facts about plant growth. 4. something […]


myth·i·cal – [mith-i-kuhl] adjective 1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth. 2. dealt with in myth,  as a prehistoric period. 3. dealing with myths,  as writing. 4. existing only in myth,  as a person. 5. without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: The explanation was entirely mythical. Also, myth·ic.


u·ni·corn -  [yoo-ni-kawrn] noun 1. a mythical creature resembling a horse, with a single horn in the center of its forehead: often symbolic of chastity or purity. 2. a heraldic representation of this animal, in the form of a horse with a lion’s tail and with a long, straight, and spirally twisted horn. 3. ( initial […]

Online Education Myths

At one time or another, the world was believed to be flat, leeches were considered good medicine, and the apocalypse was supposed to hit in 2000. Well, we all know how those theories turned out. Enter online education myths, which range from “online degrees are easier to earn” to “you have to be a techie […]

Writing Tips

Scores of books have been published that are aimed at making the “reader” a bona-fide “writer”.  Are these books worth reading?  Every book is worth being read, but are these writing books worth being purchased?  The decision to spend money on such a book is entirely yours, but there are far more articles available for […]

Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park” (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, […]