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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 (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

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Learning Through Headlines (20160830): Kanye West’s Latest Tweet An Olive Branch To Taylor Swift

31 Aug , 2016  

Can’t we all just get along? In today’s LTH, we’re talking about two powerhouses of pop music, as well as the phrase “extending an olive branch”. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kanye-west-taylor-swift-tweet_us_57c46f0ce4b0cdfc5ac86c3e

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Learning Through Headlines (20160829): Drug company stung by criticism of ‘outrageous’ EpiPen price rises

29 Aug , 2016  

Drug companies need to be careful: if they raise their prices too high, people will feel that this is outrageous. We’re talking all about this word ‘outrageous’ in today’s Learning Through Headlines. http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-37179158

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Learning Through Headlines (20160826): There’s An Earth-Like Planet “On Our Doorstep” And Scientists Are Excited

26 Aug , 2016  

Scientists are excited about the discovery of a planet that human beings could one day live on, and we are excited about the chance to talk about the suffix “-like”. https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/our-nearest-star-has-an-earth-like-planet-and-scientists-are?utm_term=.wa2yNPqVy#.uxwDnPvjD

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Learning Through Headlines (20160825): An Indian man got addicted to knives, ate 40 of them

26 Aug , 2016  

And you thought smoking was bad! We’re using this story about a man’s addiction to eating knives to talk about the language of being addicted to something. https://www.buzzfeed.com/andreborges/an-indian-man-got-addicted-to-eating-knives-ate-40-of-them-a?utm_term=.lckRrpKyR#.yrPlEp48l

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Learning Through Headlines (2016824): Japan upstages Brazil at the closing ceremony as their prime minister appears dressed as Super Mario in brilliant skit

24 Aug , 2016  

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sure knows how to put on a show! Find out what it means to upstage someone in today’s Learning Through Headlines! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3752312/I-wait-Tokyo-Opening-Ceremony-Japan-upstages-Brazil-closing-ceremony-prime-minister-appears-dressed-Super-Mario-brilliant-skit.html

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Learning Through Headlines (20160823): Dying singer Gord Downie bids Canada farewell

23 Aug , 2016  

Although today’s headline is a bit sadder than usual, it gives us a good opportunity to take about the phrase “bid someone farewell”. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37147588

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Learning Through Headlines (20160822): Trump’s Campaign Shakeup Is Likely Too Little, Too Late

22 Aug , 2016  

Today in light of recent news from the Trump Campaign, we’re talking about the phrase “shake-up”, and what it means to “shake something up” https://morningconsult.com/2016/08/21/trumps-campaign-shakeup-likely-little-late/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160819): Successful people reveal their first 7 jobs

19 Aug , 2016  

A recent Twitter phenomenon has many people realizing that even some of the most successful people on the planet also began their professional lives washing dishes and mowing lawns.

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Learning Through Headlines (20160818): People Are Loving The New Panda Express ‘Spork’

18 Aug , 2016  

Is it a fork? Is it chopsticks? Whatever it is, get used to this new word, because it might be coming to a restaurant near you! time.com/4456371/panda-express-chork/

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Learning Through Headlines (20160816)

16 Aug , 2016  

Emoji equality: Useless trend or meaningful push to encourage diversity? New icons representing professional women to be added to emoji keyboards http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/emoji-equality-google-1.3686884

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Learning Through Headlines (20160815)

15 Aug , 2016  

Pokemon Go craze claims its first Greek casualty Link