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Learning Through Headlines: 5 Overrated Honeymoon Destinations That are Not Worth the Hype

27 Feb , 2017  

February 27, 2017: Ever noticed how some new restaurants seem to be so busy, while some other great restaurants sit empty? Or that some books really aren’t that interesting, but still have more readers than much better ones do? Today we’re talking about a wonderful word to describe these situations: “overrated”. http://www.cheatsheet.com/culture/overrated-honeymoon-destinations-not-worth-the-hype.html/

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Learning Through Headlines: Air Force Stumped by Trump’s Claim of $1 Billion Savings on Jet

24 Feb , 2017  

February 24, 2017: “Stumped” is a word that can mean “puzzled” or “confused”. Find out when we use this baffling word in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/air-force-stumped-trumps-claim-231407355.html

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Learning Through Headlines: Amazon strikes back at Walmart’s free 2-day shipping offer

22 Feb , 2017  

February 22, 2017: Today we’re talking about the phrase “strike back”, meaning to retaliate, or to attack someone who has already attacked you. https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/amazon-strikes-back-walmarts-free-190715511.html

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Learning Through Headlines:‘Shark Tank’ Failures: 5 Products That Didn’t Make It

20 Feb , 2017  

February 20, 2017: “Make it” has a few different meanings in English. In today’s Learning Through Headlines, we’ll talk about two of the most common ones. ‘Shark Tank’ Failures: 5 Products That Didn’t Make It

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Learning Through Headlines (20170217): Delta is bringing back a free perk that it got rid of years ago

17 Feb , 2017  

If you enjoy benefits or advantages, then you’ll love perks! We’re talking about this great little word in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/delta-bringing-back-free-perk-194754385.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160215): Elon Musk doubles down on universal basic income

15 Feb , 2017  

Everybody knows that some of the best phrases in English come from gambling. “Double down” is no exception. Find out what it means in today’s Learning Through Headlines! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/elon-musk-doubles-down-universal-175300665.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170213): Eating Well May Count More Than Exercise for Weight Loss

13 Feb , 2017  

No, we’re not trying to teach you how to count on today’s LTH. Instead, we want to show you the meaning of the phrase “count for”, which means “to have importance” or “to matter”. It’s a great show: you can count on it! https://www.yahoo.com/news/eating-well-may-count-more-141002342.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170209): ‘Can you hear me?’: New phone scam tricks you into answering ‘yes’

9 Feb , 2017  

To our valued listeners: Be careful when you’re talking on the phone! Today we’ll talk about the difference between two related words, “trick” and “scam.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/can-you-hear-me-phone-scam-warning-bbb-1.3970312

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Learning Through Headlines (20170207): ‘I’m crossing my fingers’: Sears job fair draws 163 on first day

7 Feb , 2017  

Crossing your fingers has two different meanings in English. We’ll talk about the most common one today in Learning Through Headlines. And a big welcome to Bill! https://ca.yahoo.com/news/im-crossing-fingers-sears-job-220429932.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170205): Trader Tries To Short Apple Earnings, Pukes Up Life Savings

5 Feb , 2017  

WARNING: Today’s Learning Through Headlines is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. It might even make you feel like puking! https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/trader-tries-short-apple-earnings-215918039.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20170202): Winter Is Staying Put: Punxsutawney Phil Sees His Shadow on Groundhog Day

3 Feb , 2017  

A bit of bad news for those of you wishing for an early spring: according to Punxsutawney Phil, winter is staying put. Find out all about Groundhog Day, as well as the meaning of the phrase “stay put” in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://time.com/4657714/groundhog-day-2017-punxsutawney-phil-sees-shadow/