Word of the Day



Dernier cri dairn-yay-KREE (noun) The newest fashion -- www.merriam-webster.com


Word of the Day

Dernier cri dairn-yay-KREE (noun) The newest fashion -- www.merriam-webster.com

Web Site of the Day

RealAge
www.realage.com

First, take the RealAge test, which compares biological versus calendar age based upon your answers. Then, explore the site to read up on health topics and get medical advice on everything from skin care to weight loss and more.

Number to Know

1: What Leo Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” ranked on Newsweek’s 2009 list of top 100 books. Today is often regarded as the birthday of Tolstoy.

This Day in History

Aug. 28, 1955: Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman, galvanizing the nascent Civil Rights Movement.

Today’s Featured Birthday

Country singer LeAnn Rimes (27)

Daily Quote

“I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.” -- Shania Twain, who also celebrates her birthday today