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Say What? Talking Trash Through the Ages

History is full of silver-tongued scoundrels. So if you find yourself in a 19th-century battle of wits, best not to bring a dagger to a musket fight. The solution for any quantum leaper: Jonathon Green’s new book, Green’s Dictionary of Slang, a 6,200-page lexicon spanning more than half a millennium. Try one of these gems out as you sail through time, you beef-witted dunnigan.

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Hack Your Gadgets and Home to Teach Yourself a New Language

Learning a language at a later stage in your life is hard. Your time is at a premium, and your plate’s already so full that taking on all that new information is a serious challenge. Here’s how to passively attack a new language without much effort or time with the help of technology and the things you already own.

It’s an old adage that practice makes perfect, but studies have shown that passive learning can have a similar impact to active learning. The key is immersing yourself in a language without having to visit another country. The basics of this post come from the idea of task-based learning, or the idea that you learn a language better when you practicing it. Combining that with a passive environment, you will start picking up on words and their meanings.

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9 Unique & Unusual Travel Destinations

A big part of travel is that feeling you get when experiencing something completely new, something you haven’t seen or done before. Many travel destinations offer an amenity or two that other places don’t – but there are only a few locations in the world that offer a truly unique experience. Here are some places that could be a reference for your vacation.

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Free Cocaine With Your Amazon Book Order

Ordering a used book on Amazon? If you choose Super Saver Shipping you will receive a free package of cocaine at no extra charge.

“They went back and they tested it and he came back like 10 minutes later and said, ‘You didn’t happen to purchase cocaine with your textbook did you?'” she said. “I was like ‘No.'” Turns out the package contained about $300-$400 worth of cocaine, which the police confiscated and destroyed.

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