“Spin” vs. “Salemanship”

When the Best Defense is a Good Offense Not every “For Sale” home is in “mint, move-in condition” — nor is that a realistic goal for many sellers (be it due to limited time, money, energy, or simply a cold-eyed cost-benefit analysis). When that’s the case, though, getting top dollar for the home hinges on...
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2015 Words of the Year (So Far): “Conflate,” “Elide”

Prepping for the SAT, 40 Years Later “As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” –Albert Einstein Who consults a dictionary more, smart people or . . . not so smart people? I sure hope it’s the former, because I’m constantly looking up new words (albeit online these days). “Conflated”...
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