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Explaining “Vive La France!” and Why France Is a Very Patriotic Country

Each country has its own culture of showing patriotism. Many countries that were previously colonised but gained their independence centuries ago still continue to celebrate their day of independence. In countries like South Korea and China, citizens opt for traditional attires over western-style clothing for formal events. And in some countries, citizens prefer to speak

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Which, Either, Or, or Nor: How to Ask Between Two Choices

It’s easy for native English speakers to understand the rules and nuances of the English language, which is why we never really think that learning the language is difficult. But in truth, seeing that the current English language is simply the bastardized mix of languages from all over the world, if you look at the

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The Difference Between Hat, Cap, and Other Terms for Headgear

In the English language, there are a lot of interchangeable words and synonyms that can be confusing for someone who isn’t a native English speaker. For example, you can call your local 7-Eleven a “convenience store,” but you can also call it a “corner store.” Or you can say someone has a “white collar job,”

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Career

Mr., Ms., and Mrs.: How to Use These Titles Properly

Plenty of English and non-English speaking civilizations use titles when addressing other people as a sign of respect. For the most part, we don’t notice when we call someone a Sir or Mr., suffix a PhD at the end of someone’s name when writing their academic accomplishments, or address a person by their profession because

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man in suit

Pink Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. White Collar Jobs: Definition & Examples

When you enter the workforce, you may find that your occupation puts in you multiple categories. If you’re a teacher in a public high school, for example, you’re a part of the education sector as well as the government employee sector. Or if you’re a freelance artist, you technically don’t fall under any sector but

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network administrator in the server room

Network Administrators Earn $67K, But Certification May Increase That

A network administrator role often serves as the entry-level way for non-IT professionals to start a career in the IT field, without settling for a meager salary at the same time. The national average salary for network administrators costs slightly above $67,000 per year. Experience determines the actual compensation, so anyone with no IT background

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Development

How to Say No for People Who Are Terrible at Saying No

I – and I know many others – are terrible at saying no. When posed with a request we know that we want to turn down, we’re so sensitive of how others are going to react that we either awkwardly beat around the bush or ultimately end up saying yes at our own expense. It

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English Phrases Explained: To Be Clear (And How to Use It Properly)

You may have experienced a scenario like this once in your life: while communicating with another person, be it in-person or indirectly like through email, you say something that rubs that person the wrong way even if you didn’t mean to offend them. Maybe it was the tone of your voice or what you said

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Education

Explaining “Vive La France!” and Why France Is a Very Patriotic Country

Each country has its own culture of showing patriotism. Many countries that were previously colonised but gained their independence centuries ago still continue to celebrate their day of independence. In countries like South Korea and China, citizens opt for traditional attires over western-style clothing for formal events. And in some countries, citizens prefer to speak

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Which, Either, Or, or Nor: How to Ask Between Two Choices

It’s easy for native English speakers to understand the rules and nuances of the English language, which is why we never really think that learning the language is difficult. But in truth, seeing that the current English language is simply the bastardized mix of languages from all over the world, if you look at the

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English Idioms Decoded: What Are Crocodile Tears?

After writing my last article explaining “rooting for the underdog,” I’ve since started watching analysis videos on the show Black Mirror by YouTuber Bryce Dallas Brown. In one of my favorite episodes, “Crocodile,” Brown gives a really good explanation why it was given that title. It symbolizes the crocodile-like grip of the consequences of the

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