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Mignon Fogarty,

Steve Cavanagh, author of The Plea, joins Grammar Girl to talk about the wonders of palindromes, their backward brother semordnilaps, and the impact of the opening line from James Crumley's "The Last Good Kiss."

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Mignon Fogarty,

The original spelling of the phrase is "a real trouper," but more and more people are using the "real trooper" spelling—so much so that it has surpassed the original spelling in a corpus of text from published books.

Carmine Gallo,

Carmine Gallo, Harvard professor and author of Five Stars: The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great, shares his tips on how to be a master of persuasion.

Hans Rosling

Get a glimpse into Hans Rosling's book, Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think.

when einstein walked with godel
Jim Holt

Jim Holt (best-selling author of Why Does the World Exist?) recounts the story behind Gödel's citizenship test and his problem with the U.S. Constitution that almost halted it all. An excerpt from his new book When Einstein Walked with GödelExcursions to the Edge of Thought.

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Marina Shifrin

My dad isn’t the first person to criticize my writing, and he certainly isn’t going to be the last.