yeahwriters:

writtenbymadeline:

A tool to use for find Synonyms: Synonym Finder.

This is a great, unique little tool I found by browsing for writing resources. It’s name speaks for itself: it’s a synonym finder.

The site is clean cut, has soothing colors, and to-the point results for any word you look up.

For example, when I look up the word “romance,” I get this:

Synonyms: romance, romanticism
Definition: an exciting and mysterious quality (as of a heroic time or adventure)

Hypernyms: quality
Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained—Shakespeare”

I had no idea what a “hypernym” is. Apparently it’s a word with a more general meaning that a more specific word fall under. Like, color is a hypernym for green.

On the right corner there’s a button to make graphs! So you can trace each synonym from it’s root word, and see how far the other synonyms connect in comparison to others.

I really like it, so I’m going to definitely bookmark it on my writing tools list.

Amazing!!

historicaltimes:

Tiananmen Sq, 1989, before the tanks rolled in. 25-years-ago this week…
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historicaltimes:

Tiananmen Sq, 1989, before the tanks rolled in. 25-years-ago this week…

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retronauthq:

1960s: Woman arrested at an anti-war demonstration by Don McCullin
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retronauthq:

1960s: Woman arrested at an anti-war demonstration by Don McCullin


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(Source: greatwen.com)

retronauthq:

8th August 1969: The Beatles waiting to cross Abbey Road
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retronauthq:

8th August 1969: The Beatles waiting to cross Abbey Road


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http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=ra9iscNkCYo&u=/watch?v=koI6lGxhPj8&feature=share

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Stand with us to tell the World Bank and the land grabbers it’s our land, our business.

typostrate:

Monday typography quotes 15

You are supposed to make mistakes! It’s one of the biggest lessons to learn that mistakes lead to something good at the end mostly. You can learn of them and make that shit awesome. Design is how it works when you are still standing when no one believes in you. But still love all, trust few and do wrong to no one. Everyone deserves a second chance. The typography quotes on monday give you the inspiration you need between the days in a week. So check out typostrate.com for more and follow us to spread it to the world!

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todaysdocument:

usnatarchivesexhibits:

THE “VON TRAPP” FAMILY, STARS IN THE “SOUND OF MUSIC” THEATRICAL OUTSIDE THE THEATER HELEN IN HELEN, GEORGIA, NEAR ROBERTSTOWN. IT IS THE THIRD YEAR OF ITS SUMMER PERFORMANCE WITH A CAST THAT INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES FROM NEW YORK CITY AS WELL AS ACTING STUDENTS FROM COLLEGES IN THE SOUTH AND FOUR CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN HELEN. THE THEATER WAS BEGUN FOLLOWING RENOVATION OF THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF LESS THAN 300 PEOPLE WITH AN ALPINE BUSINESS DISTRICT, 07/1975 
Comes from Environmental Protection Agency
“Doe a deer a female deer, ray a drop of golden sun…”
The story of the Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music is rooted in fact, but like any Hollywood movie there is some fiction. For instance, there were 10 children instead of 7 and all the names of each child was changed. Also Maria did not marry Georg Von Trapp because she loved him but because she fell in love with the children.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/jztV 

Sound of Music fan?  We have the real Von Trapps in the holdings of the National Archives as well:  Movie vs. Reality: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family via Prologue Magazine →
Thinking about your own family history?  There’s still time to catch the usnatarchives Virtual Genealogy Fair!
Tune into the live Ustream feed starting at 10 am EST for free lectures on all things genealogy. 
Phone lines are open! Call with your genealogy questions. National Archives staff will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on September 4. Toll Free at 1-855-309-8404
Follow along on twitter at "#genfair2013"

todaysdocument:

usnatarchivesexhibits:

THE “VON TRAPP” FAMILY, STARS IN THE “SOUND OF MUSIC” THEATRICAL OUTSIDE THE THEATER HELEN IN HELEN, GEORGIA, NEAR ROBERTSTOWN. IT IS THE THIRD YEAR OF ITS SUMMER PERFORMANCE WITH A CAST THAT INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES FROM NEW YORK CITY AS WELL AS ACTING STUDENTS FROM COLLEGES IN THE SOUTH AND FOUR CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN HELEN. THE THEATER WAS BEGUN FOLLOWING RENOVATION OF THE SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF LESS THAN 300 PEOPLE WITH AN ALPINE BUSINESS DISTRICT, 07/1975 

Comes from Environmental Protection Agency

“Doe a deer a female deer, ray a drop of golden sun…”

The story of the Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music is rooted in fact, but like any Hollywood movie there is some fiction. For instance, there were 10 children instead of 7 and all the names of each child was changed. Also Maria did not marry Georg Von Trapp because she loved him but because she fell in love with the children.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/jztV

Sound of Music fan?  We have the real Von Trapps in the holdings of the National Archives as well:  Movie vs. Reality: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family via Prologue Magazine →

Thinking about your own family history?  There’s still time to catch the usnatarchives Virtual Genealogy Fair!

  • Tune into the live Ustream feed starting at 10 am EST for free lectures on all things genealogy. 
  • Phone lines are open! Call with your genealogy questions. National Archives staff will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT) on September 4. Toll Free at 1-855-309-8404
  • Follow along on twitter at