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Language Matters in Life and Business: Minimalism Can Pay Major Dividends

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Slogans are as key as product names for marketing, and the shorter the sweeter, especially in the 140-character Twitter era. Sometimes advertisers hit the nail on the head. Other times they don't. Read More »

Book Review: A New Language For Life: Happy No Matter What! by Louis Koster

You can transform your life and be much happier and more fulfilled after reading Louis Koster's book. Read More »

Book Review: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Nabovok's language elevates a seemingly amoral story to one of the most remarkable books written. Read More »

Book Review: Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language by Ina Lipkowitz

Calamari in a trattoria sounds much more appealing than a pan of squid at home. Read More »

Book Review: The Great Grammar Book by Marsha Sramek

A tool to test one's grammar know how. Read More »

Book Review: The English is Coming!: How One Language is Sweeping the World by Leslie Dunton-Downer

The English Is Coming explores the growth and spread of the English as a global language. Read More »

What’s the Secret to Writing Good Sex?

How do writers avoid cliche when writing about sex? Short story collection My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead might provide answers Read More »

N-sulation: Questioning the Usefulness of a Controversial Word

My problem with the N-word. Read More »

Book Review: The Accidents of Style: Good Advice on How Not to Write Badly by Charles Harrington Elster

Fasten your seat belts for a wild ride and crash course on English usage and common accidents to avoid. Read More »

“There Must Be an Angle, Playing with My Heart”

Pondering the nuances of a Chinese restaurant buffet table. Read More »