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How To Read More Books in a Year

If you’re determined to increase the number of books you read in a year, there are lots of strategies, such as rearranging the location of your bookshelves and thinking of reading the same way you think about trying to get in 10,000 steps...

High Gravity Day

The Climbing Dictionary by Matt Samet includes a fantastic term that can be used by non-climbers as well: high gravity day, a day when all routes, even easy ones, seem impossible due to a seeming increase in gravity. This is part of a complete...

Fast-Talking Auctioneers

Why do auctioneers talk so fast? The hosts say it’s partly to put you into a trance, partly to increase the sense of urgency, and partly to sell off lots of items in a short amount of time. More details in an article in Slate magazine. You can...

Exciting update: Matching funds now available!

Exciting possibilities: Until Thursday, December 15th, at 7 p.m., the San Diego Foundation will match, on a pro-rated basis, donations made to A Way with Words. They’ll add their money to yours at no extra cost to you. This is an unusual...

stockering

stockering  n.— «Calves that have been weaned and are intended for sale as commercial feeder cattle, but that have not yet been placed in the feedlot, are commonly referred to as stocker cattle. Immediate demand for stocker cattle is...

rehydroxylation dating

rehydroxylation dating  n.— «Researchers from the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh, behind the new technique, called it “rehydroxylation dating” to be used on fired clay ceramics like bricks, tile and pottery. […]...

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