Back in the 19th century, some grammar teachers had a problem with the word reliable. It doesn’t properly fit the pattern of adjectives ending with –able. If you can be loved, you are lovable. If you can be persuaded, you are persuadable. So what can you be if you are reliable? Can you be relied? No, only relied upon. The word should be relyuponable, but that would be ridiculous. Use trustworthy i
Mistakes you may have been marked down for in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s may no longer be considered mistakes at all.
Sometimes, in the middle of telling a story, making a point, or explaining a request, we suddenly get stuck on a word. It just won’t come, even though we have the strong feeling that it should be right there. It’s not that we don’t have the vocabulary to describe what we want to say; we most definitely know the word. We just can’t get it out. What is happening when words fail us? Or maybe it is we who are failing the words? Tip of
In the next few decades, the number of adults living with cancer is expected to triple in size. Age is the single greatest risk factor for cancer. By 2030, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the population of Americans over the age of 65 will double. The good news is that early detection, innovative treatments and supportive care have turned many cancers into chronic illnesses, one disease among other ch
Planning for the needs of aging cancer survivors represents a signiﬁcant public health challenge. Here's what needs to be done.
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