Archive for the ‘Words’ category

  1. Words in the news: right up one’s alley

    Origin: Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash has led a city of immigrants for 14 years. And when controversy erupted, community leaders say Ash did not flinch. He cleared permits for immigrants-rights marches, and greeted the demonstrators when they paraded past City Hall. He stood by the City Council when it declared Chelsea a sanctuary city […]

  2. Words in the news: Groggy

    Origin: Sleep disorders leading to groggy children Busy lives, smartphones and poor sleep habits are all contributing to groggy children suffering from the same sleep disorders as adults. But Dr. Laura Sterni, director of the Johns Hopkins Paediatric Sleep Centre at Mount Washington Paediatric Hospital, said treating sleep ailments in children takes a different approach […]

  3. Words in the News: Mecca

    Origin: Mayo is mecca for tourist-watching I have a penchant for good-looking men. (Aesthetically speaking, of course.) My particular interest is in tourists of a certain age who smoke the occasional Gitane, carry Le Monde or The New York Times and drink espressos outside cafes on sunny streets or expensive brandies in sumptuous lounges where […]

  4. Words in the news: trade-off

    Origin: Breaking the Trade-Off Between Efficiency and Service What if a manufacturer had to deal with customers waltzing around its shop floor? What if they showed up, intermittently and unannounced, and proceeded to muck up the manufacturer’s carefully designed processes left and right? For most service businesses, that’s business as usual. In a restaurant or […]

  5. Words in the news: let off steam

    Origin: Serbia Rage Room Helps To Let Off Steam NOVI SAD, Serbia — Savo Duvnjak looks around the room, lifts a metal baseball bat and wrecks everything in sight – bed, table, shelves, chair – until there’s nothing left to wreck. This isn’t a criminal onslaught. It’s the Rage Room. And it’s smashing its way […]