Terms of Endearment: Pet Names from Around the World

Terms of Endearment: Pet Names from Around the World

Ahh, love. It can be expressed in so many ways… So many strange, strange ways. You’ve probably heard of the Romance languages and the five “love languages,” but there’s probably yet another language of love that only you and your sweetheart can understand. Terms of...
Sympathy vs Empathy: Understanding the Feelings of Others

Sympathy vs Empathy: Understanding the Feelings of Others

Although often used interchangeably, sympathy and empathy refer to two different feelings that you might experience toward others. While you may feel sorry for a person or their situation—in other words, you sympathize with them—that doesn’t necessarily mean that...
What Is Quid Pro Quo? Definition and Examples

What Is Quid Pro Quo? Definition and Examples

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might be wondering just what a quid pro quo is. Now, don’t worry—I’m not here to start talking politics (so please don’t come for me in the comments). But since you’re likely to come across this term in cable...
How to Write Dates: Proper Formats for Sentences and Numerals

How to Write Dates: Proper Formats for Sentences and Numerals

Writing the date is a relatively simple task, but it can get tricky depending on your intended reader and the format you wish to use. If you’re from the U.S. and want to invite a friend from England to your wedding, for example, you’ll want to be very clear when...