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Back to School: Boost Your Vocabulary #30DaysofGOOD

Word up. That is to say, begin a practice of improving your vocabulary. Start by learning five new words.

30 Days of GOOD (#30DaysofGOOD) is our monthly attempt to live better. This month we're going "Back to School" and committing to learn something new every day.

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The Unholy Trinity: Let's Get Over "Awesome," "Amazing," and "Ridiculous"

It's time to rein in three words we use entirely too much.

The other day, I decided to go 24 hours without using the words “awesome” and “amazing.” A few hours later, I upped the ante and added “ridiculous” after initially giving it a pass. 'I'm an educated, verbal woman,' I told myself. 'I write for a living. I've read thousands of books. There is no reason at all why I should be using the same three words over and over.' Pleased with myself and emboldened by the encouragement of others (mostly old people), I faced the day with confidence.

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