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# Word for the Day

 When things are going well…   copacetic   When something’s copacetic, it’s fine. If you tell a classroom full of kids that they’ll be spending the day at the beach instead of going to math class, they’ll probably be copacetic with the idea.   When things are going well, they’re copacetic. The adjective copacetic can describe the general mood of…

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# Word for the Day

Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures…   That teacher’s demands are stringent — she wants the homework typed in her favorite font, on special paper, and each essay must be exactly 45 lines!   While the word stringent might seem foreign, if you’re afflicted with pimples, you’ll know the word astringent. An astringent causes your skin to tighten like…

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# Movie Pick of the Week

Directed by Peyton Reed and starring Vince Vaughn, Cole Hauser, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Justin Long. Cohabitating couple Gary and Brooke find their once-blissful romance on the rocks when petty spats about lemons and dirty dishes mushroom into an all-out battle for custody of their upscale Chicago condo. An escalating argument ensues as Gary and…