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Learning Through Headlines (20160929): Sneaky kids rob tourist in Thailand during this picture

29 Sep , 2016  

Just remember, next time you’re on vacation taking your picture with an adorable local child, there is a good chance that sneaky child will rob you! Not sure what “sneaky” means? Then this LTH is for you! http://nypost.com/2016/09/26/sneaky-kids-rob-tourist-in-thailand-during-this-picture/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160928): Presidential debate: Trump-Clinton showdown breaks TV record

28 Sep , 2016  

Okay, we know it’s another Trump LTH, but it’s not everyday you get to see this kind of show! Today we’ll talk about “showdowns”: what they are, and why American TV is so in love with them. www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37492032

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Learning Through Headlines (20160927): This Clever 25-Year-Old Scammed $1 Million From Trump Fans

27 Sep , 2016  

It’s all a scam! Find out a few of the different usages of this small but powerful word by listening to today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.vocativ.com/354659/this-clever-25-year-old-scammed-1-million-from-trump-fans/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=CK-VOC-TRF-000-FB-FBLP-FKW-ENG.W-MED-BO-15a-S63

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Learning Through Headlines (20160926): 5 things to binge-watch after the Brangelina split

26 Sep , 2016  

If Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce is making you feel a little blue, “binge-watching” a few of their classics might put you in a better mood. http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/09/24/5-things-to-binge-watch-this-weekend-streaming-guide-brangelina-split/90921464/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160922): How this dish became a bone of contention

23 Sep , 2016  

Although fried rice doesn’t usually contain bones, find out how one bowl caused a “bone of contention” in today’s Learning through headlines! http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37408343

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Learning Through Headlines (20160920) Advisor to millennials: Do not leave free money on the table

21 Sep , 2016  

Today’s LTH focuses on the phrase ‘on the table’, as well as gives a bit of financial advice to all of our millennial listeners out there! Don’t miss it! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/advisor-millennials-not-leave-free-130000074.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160919): Lyft co-founder: ‘By 2025, owning a car will go the way of the DVD’

20 Sep , 2016  

To ‘go the way of [something]’ usually means to become obsolete or out of use. We’ll take a look at this phrase, as said by Lyft President John Zimmer, in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/19/lyft-co-founder-by-2025-owning-a-car-will-go-the-way-of-the-dvd.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160916): Black Lives Matter activist changes tune on police following robbery

17 Sep , 2016  

You guys like music. We like metaphors. So today we bring you a musical metaphor: “change one’s tune”. Find out what it’s all about in today’s LTH. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/15/black-lives-matter-activist-changes-tune-on-police-following-robbery.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160915): I made 6 figures at my Facebook dream job — but couldn’t afford life in the Bay Area

16 Sep , 2016  

Today it’s all about the money! Money! Money! Find out what “6 figures” means, and why it might not be enough to live in some places in America. http://www.vox.com/2016/9/14/12892994/facebook-silicon-valley-expensive

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Learning Through Headlines (20160914): Apple stock on fire from Samsung’s flames

15 Sep , 2016  

We’re taking a look at a few fire metaphors today, both which apply to the latest in the eternal battle between Apple and Samsung. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2016/09/13/apple-profits-samsungs-pain/90322532/

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Learning Through Headlines (2016913): Starbucks is spending millions of dollars to fix its ‘basic’ image problem

14 Sep , 2016  

When does ‘basic’ become a negative word? We’ll cover this question, as well as the future of Starbucks in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.businessinsider.com/starbucks-doesnt-want-to-be-basic-2016-9

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Learning Through Headlines (20160912): Parents are saving for college at record levels — and they’re still coming up short

13 Sep , 2016  

Want to know the meaning of the phrase “come up short?” We’ll talk about this, and the rising price of college, in today’s Learning Through Headlines. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/parents-saving-college-record-levels-125200869.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160909): Hypercar-driving bro learns how not to impress a woman

10 Sep , 2016  

Word to the wise: if you want to impress a girl that you are driving around, try not to crash the car, bro! http://nypost.com/2016/09/08/hypercar-driving-bro-learns-how-not-to-impress-a-woman/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160908): iPhone 7 about ‘courage,’ but is it truly innovative?

9 Sep , 2016  

In today’s LTH, we’re talking about the word “innovative” as well as the response to the latest iPhone launch by Apple. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/iphone-7-launch-review-1.3752535

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Learning Through Headlines (20160907): The Giant Panda Is No Longer Listed As Endangered

7 Sep , 2016  

Finally some good news in 2016! Pandas are pretty much the cutest things ever, and now we’ll be able to enjoy their company for years to come! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/giant-panda-endangered_us_57ccba71e4b0a22de0967642

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Learning Through Headlines (20160906): Obama Reacts After Philippines President Uses ‘Colorful’ Language

7 Sep , 2016  

Rainbows and sunsets aren’t the only colorful things out there. Big thanks to Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte for giving us the chance to talk about ‘colorful’ language! http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/obama-reacts-philippines-president-colorful-language-41874117

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Learning Through Headlines (20160905): Letter gets there by hand-drawn map

5 Sep , 2016  

Looks like we don’t need addresses for our letters to arrive anymore. And speaking of “arriving”, today we’re looking at a more common and natural expression to replace this very word. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37233913

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Learning Through Headlines (20160902): Headphone pick-up advice is not sweet music to women’s ears

3 Sep , 2016  

So you want to talk to women, but can’t because they are wearing headphones. What to do? We’ll talk about a man who is giving other men advice on how to pick up women, as well as the phase “music to my ears” in today’s LTH. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37222517

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Learning Through Headlines (20160901): Sandwich artist reveals Subway’s grossest secrets

2 Sep , 2016  

In today’s Learning Through Headlines, we’re looking at the word “gross”, as well as a few ways to use it in everyday speech. http://nypost.com/2016/08/30/sandwich-artist-reveals-subways-grossest-secrets/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160631): SETI Team Investigating Mysterious Signal from Star 94 Light-Years Away

1 Sep , 2016  

Are we alone in the universe? Do aliens exist? Today we’re focusing on these exceptionally important questions, as well as what the phrase “light-years ahead” means. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/seti-team-investigating-mysterious-signal-star-94-light-021830472.html