How to actively listen, engage in small talk and avoid conversational narcissism!
A jack-o’-lantern is a carved pumpkin, turnip, or other root vegetable lantern associated with Halloween. Its name comes from the phenomenon of a strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o’-the-wisp or jack o’lantern. The Irish brought the tradition of carving pumpkins into Jack O’Lanterns to North America. The original Jack O’Lantern was not a […]
There’s more beneath the surface than you think…
Sometimes we need to give other people the same break we give ourselves.
Season’s Greetings all! Wow it’s been a busy year here at 3A English, and we’re looking forward to some BIG changes in the New Year. We’ve gotten into the Christmas spirit and are ready to kick back with our families this holiday… but wait, what exactly is the Spirit of Christmas? Well, the Spirit of […]
Have you ever wondered where the names of countries come from? Sometimes, they’re more literal than you think. This map shows all the meanings of country names. It shows the historical meaning as far back as their earliest translations go. View full size map The name “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” […]