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Want to Sound More Native? Do This! Common Contractions in English Part 1: IS ARE AM

"If you really want to sound more natural and native in your spoken English you have to use contractions. I know it can seem counterintuitive, but contractions are essential in mastering the rhythm and flow of spoken English. In this lesson, part 1 in a 3-part series, we will practice contracting IS, ARE and AM. Stay tuned for the next 2 lessons in this series helping you to become aware of, and practice, the MOST common contractions in English."

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Free to Focus: An Interview with Michael Hyatt

"In this conversation between Michael Hyatt [photo, left] and Get-It-Done Guy, Stever Robbins, Michael offers a wide range of tools to make you more productive, more relaxed, and help you achieve the highest of all goals: freedom."

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The Only Text That Covers Intelligent Communication Technology

Excellence in Business Communication, 13th Edition (Pearson)

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Banished Words List

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have released LSSU’s 44th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.

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10 TED Talks on AI and Machine Learning

How will AI reshape your career? Your health? Your ability to tell real from fake video? Recent TED talks explore some fascinating AI questions.

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Simon Sinek – Most Leaders Don’t Even Know the Game They Are In

"Trust and cooperation are not standard in our organizations and yet we know they should be. There are two attributes that every single leader has the opportunity to possess that will help them create the types of organizations we would be proud to call our own. Those two attributes are EMPATHY & PERSPECTIVE."

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Naval Ravikant: The Angel Philosopher on Investing, Making Decisions, Happiness and the Meaning of Life

"Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and co-founder of AngelList. He’s invested in more than 100 companies, including Uber, Twitter, Yammer, and many others."

"It’s difficult to nail down exactly what we discuss in our conversation because I had so many questions to ask him. Naval is an incredibly deep thinker who challenges the status quo on so many things. This is an interview you’ll want to listen to, think a bit, and then listen to again."

Listen to the podcast, or download the transcript, at Farnham Street . . .

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We Added New Words to the Dictionary in April 2019

"More than 640 new words, from 'bioabsorbable' to 'bottle episode.'"

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Merriam-Webster’s New Words Added to the Dictionary in 2019

With enough time and usage, words can make it into the official dictionary. Check out the new words Merriam-Webster that made the cut this April 2019.

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7 Typical Writing Mistakes

"When your job entails putting words together at a breakneck pace, the odds are good that your devious fingers will try to put one over on your brilliant mind. Guest author Shanna Mallon details the seven worst writing mistakes you're probably making right now!"

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