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Word of the Day: jut

Word of the Day: jut

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jut ˈjət verb and nounverb: extend out or project in spacenoun: something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundingsnoun: the act of projecting out from something_________The word jut has appeared in 13 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on July 15 in “Basketball Is Nothing Without Net”…
Word of the Day: boon

Word of the Day: boon

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boon ˈbün noun and adjectivenoun: a desirable stateadjective: very close and convivial_________The word boon has appeared in 281 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Sept. 22 in “What Are the Best Houseplants to Get You Through Winter?” by Margaret Roach:Two days a week, the team is joined by Mr. Rosenbaum’s…
Word of the Day: bode

Word of the Day: bode

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bode ˈbōd verb: indicate by signs_________The word bode has appeared in 84 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on July 26 in the Opinion essay “This ‘Shazam’ for Birds Could Help Save Them” by Margaret Renkl:Naturally, I had to try out the new technology. I am far from an expert birder,…
Word of the Day: deft

Word of the Day: deft

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deft ˈdeft adjective: skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands_________The word deft has appeared in 138 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Aug. 3 in “A Cat on the Field. A Mantis on a Hat. Monday Baseball Had It All.” by Daniel Victor:An animal unexpectedly gets loose on a…
It’s Just Hair

It’s Just Hair

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This essay, by Shivali Vora, age 17, from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Edison, N.J., is one of the Top 10 winners of The Learning Network’s Eighth Annual Student Editorial Contest, for which we received 11,202 entries. You can find the work of all the winners and runners-up here.It’s Just HairI’ve always been a…

6 highly-rated programming movies from the Codecademy community

After a long day of coding, sometimes you just want to kick back and relax — and what better way than with a movie? We reached out to our community in a forum post and asked our learners about their favorite coding-related films. Here's what they shared.WarGamesWarGames was the most highly recommended film among our…

What does a web developer do?

Web developers play a crucial role in our society. Responsible for developing and maintaining web pages, they're behind all of our favorite websites, from Wikipedia to YouTube.Today, practically every organization needs web developers to keep up with competitors. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, web developers have a rapidly expanding job market, expected…
Are C.E.O.s Paid Too Much?

Are C.E.O.s Paid Too Much?

What do you notice about this graph? What do you wonder?In “C.E.O. Pay Remains Stratospheric, Even at Companies Battered by Pandemic,” David Gelles writes that some of the same companies that laid off thousands of workers during the pandemic still paid their C.E.O.s handsomely:Boeing had a historically bad 2020. Its 737 Max was grounded for…
Word of the Day: wily

Word of the Day: wily

wily ˈwī-lē adjective: marked by skill in deception_________The word wily has appeared in 59 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 1 in “The Lockdown Gave My Parents a Honeymoon Do-Over” by Keema Waterfield:C.A. had never shared space with young people before us and had a cat’s distaste for any…
Value Added

Value Added

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A recent trip to the local supermarket had me picking up anarticle and reading VAT (Value Added Tax). Whilst I could not but dwell on thefact that it offered no value added to my life, I was wont to reflect onwhether I could be said to be adding value to the lives of others. Am…

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