Monthly Archives: June 2017

Of Fidgets And Fads Gone By

It’s official: 2017 appears to be the year of the Fidget: What is it for? The fidget spinner has been framed as just a toy—but also as a stress-relief tool, a classroom menace, a treatment for ADHD, and a possible … Continue reading

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Doughnut Day And Other Milestones

First, a history of the doughnut: Hanson Gregory, an American, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was 16 years old. Gregory was dissatisfied with the greasiness of doughnuts twisted into various … Continue reading

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What’s In A Word?

So Donald Trump set the Internet ablaze with his creation of a new word: The trouble began, as it so often does, on Twitter, in the early minutes of Wednesday morning. Mr. Trump had something to say. Kind of. “Despite … Continue reading

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