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WORD OF THE WEEK
abstain (v.): to keep oneself back (from doing or using something)
I am trying to abstain from sweets for my new diet.
MATH PROBLEM OF THE WEEK
The number of states that joined the United States between 1776 and 1849 is twice the number of states that joined between 1850 and 1900. If 30 states joined the United States between 1776 and 1849 and x states joined between 1850 and 1900, which of the following equations is true?
A) 30x = 2
B) 2x = 30
C) x/2 = 30
D) x + 30 = 2
E) x – 30 = 2
SCIENCE VIDEO OF THE WEEK
BOOK OF THE MONTH
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The serene and maternal Mrs. Ramsay, the tragic yet absurd Mr. Ramsay, and their children and assorted guests are on holiday on the Isle of Skye. From the seemingly trivial postponement of a visit to a nearby lighthouse, Woolf constructs a remarkable, moving examination of the complex tensions and allegiances of family life and the conflict between men and women.
As time winds its way through their lives, the Ramsays face, alone and simultaneously, the greatest of human challenges and its greatest triumph–the human capacity for change.
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