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Expand Your Vocabulary with Word of the Day Sites

April 16, 2014 11:01 am

There are few traits that make you sound more intelligent than having an expansive vocabulary, but most people stop learning new words once they finish school. If you’re an aspiring logophile with an eagerness to learn new words, these Word of the Day sites will build your vocabulary with each passing day.

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day
Merriam-Webster is one of the most reliable sources of vocabulary knowledge, and the popular dictionary’s website offers a fascinating Word of the Day feature as well. Bookmark the page as your web browser’s home page and you’ll be faced with one unique, challenging word and definition when you log on every morning. The site also offers audio pronunciation, the word’s part of speech, a few different definitions and examples of that word used in a sentence.

Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day
Another popular dictionary resource, Dictionary.com also offers a Word of the Day page. The word changes with each day, but it’s always something particularly sophisticated or unusual. Dictionary.com offers the definition, pronunciation and examples as well, but it also includes the origin of the featured word to give you a bit more background information.

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 10:52 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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Sip an Espresso at Stumptown Coffee Roasters

April 2, 2014 11:02 am

You’ve probably had a cup of joe from Seattle’s most famous coffee brand, but Portland-based roaster Stumptown Coffee is giving Starbucks some competition. This up-and-coming coffee shop brings its laid-back Pacific Northwest vibe to Manhattan with a location inside The Ace Hotel.

From a simple coffee to cappuccinos, it's all here. Although sizes are a tad smaller than Starbucks, loyal customers prefer the smooth flavor at Stumptown. In addition to coffee, you'll find a handful of sweets, but nothing to stave off hunger pains.

This location can be quite busy, and there is almost always a line. Friendly and efficient baristas keep the wait to a minimum. If you want to enjoy your beverage sitting down, head to the lobby for plush seating. Stumptown Coffee Roasters is cash-only.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
The Ace Hotel
20 W. 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 679-2222

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