higher learning

Vocabulary.com Launches App So You Can Actually Use Your iPhone to Learn

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Are you worried your crippling Candy Crush addiction is slowly melting your brain into a geometrically-shaped puddle of multi-colored goo? Thankfully, there’s a new app on the market for those looking to do something more productive with their commutes.

Vocabulary.com, which has operated as a website for the past few years, launched as a mobile app on March 18. Using fun games, lists and easy-to-understand dictionary definitions, the service helps users improve their vocabulary skills, and makes us really wish we had it during our endless hours of high school SAT prep.  Read More

This Happened

Computer Glitch Sends Entire School to Detention

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If The Breakfast Club taught us anything, it’s that anyone–even the popular girl and the nerd!–can land in detention. It’s highly unlikely, however, that an entire school would be sent to detention simultaneously, no matter how Mean Girls they get.

But that’s exactly what happened at a secondary school in Nelson, New Zealand, when a computer glitch accidentally sent out text messages to the parents of almost every student notifying them that their child had to report to detention. Read More